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VIENNA: Poz Activists Halt World AIDS Conference With Mass Die-In

Hundreds of HIV-positive activists halted the opening ceremonies of the International AIDS Conference in Vienna today by staging a mass die-in at the event's venue. Rod McCollum is on the scene and reports that no arrests were made. McCollum:
The AIDS 2010 protest mirrors the massive May 13 New York City action when hundreds of activists blocked traffic and laid down on Madison Avenue to protest the Obama Administration's record on HIV/AIDS funding. Last week the Obama Administration unveiled the nation's first National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Although the strategy shifts focus to "concentrate HIV prevention efforts at the highest-risk population"—including men who have sex with men (MSM) and black Americans—the strategy entails no new additional spending.
The photos above and many more can be seen at Riekhavoc's Flickr account.

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