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Africa Under Pressure [INFOGRAPHIC]

The following post was originially published online by North Star Alliance High blood pressure (also known as raised blood pressure or hypertension) can lead to heart attack, stroke and other serious health problems. It affects more than one in three adults and leads to more than nine million deaths worldwide every year. Nowhere is this […]

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New online art gallery supports women and children affected by HIV and AIDS

For almost a decade, Art for AIDS International has been hosting visual art workshops to educate young people about HIV and to engage them in the global AIDS response. After over 300 workshops with over 10,000 young people in 7 countries, Art for AIDS has begun to feature and sell this powerful body of student […]

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Delivering healthcare across borders across Africa [Infographic]

Last year, North Star Alliance, an international not-for-profit organisation, delivered healthcare and counseling services to 183,906 people across Africa through a strategically placed network of Roadside Wellness Centres (or clinics). Thanks to this intervention, some groups most at-risk of contracting and transmitting communicable diseases (like HIV and other STIs, tuberculosis, and malaria) including mobile workers […]

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CrowdOutAIDS: A new youth-driven, youth-focused HIV strategy

The following post originally appeared on the Art for AIDS International Blog on 24 April 2012 In 2011, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) challenged young people from around the world to collaborate and crowdsource the next global HIV strategy. Today, after five months of collaborative efforts, youth leaders from around the world […]

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AIDS in 2011: A Year in Review

The following post first appeared in the Art for AIDS International Blog on December 31, 2011. 2011 was a mixed bag in the global response to AIDS. While exciting medical breakthroughs in treatment and prevention hint at tremendous potential to reduce the transmission of HIV, these were often offset by reduced financial investment,  profiteering, and […]

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Driving the AIDS Response through Art

The following post originally appeared on North Star Alliance’s blog: “Driving the AIDS Response through Art” on 10 August 2011. On 26-29 July, North Star Alliance teamed up with Art for AIDS International to pilot a series of innovative visual-arts-based HIV workshops with truck drivers and sex workers in the community of Beitbridge, Zimbabwe. These workshops, […]

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What about HIV Infographic by JP Bervoets


Thirty years into the response to HIV, an estimated 3000 young people are newly infected with HIV everyday. Many young people living with HIV still do not have access to treatment and only 34% of all young people have correct and comprehensive knowledge about HIV and how to protect themselves. That is why more than […]

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AIDS Awareness Poster

25 Years of AIDS Awareness Posters: A Graphic Intervention

To highlight the essential role of this medium, a new exhibit featuring 153 AIDS awareness posters has recently opened at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. This exhibit, entitled Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of AIDS Awareness Posters, 1985-2010, features unique works of art drawing on local language, culture, and design that espouse a universally applicable message about a need to acknowledge, discuss, and prevent the spread of HIV.

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