David Cameron’s Saccharine World AIDS Day Speech

Posted: December 1, 2011 in Conservative Party, health
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I don’t hear a thing about homosexuality, just vague talk about saving Africans thousands of miles away. Of course it’s right that everything possible be done to prevent the spread of the virus in sub-Saharan Africa and elsewhere, but to me it’s notable that he’s not talking about gay men, the largest body (in the UK) of continuing infections. By not doing so he’s contributing to HIV invisibility where it’s doing the greatest damage, making his words about tackling the stigma of infection ring particularly hollow.

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