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🕺🕺Keep on Dancin🕺🕺🕺🕺🕺🕺

I used to go out to parties...
And stand around...

"Earlier studies examining the effects of clinical vaxxinations on people living with HIV suggested that vaxxines can potently activate cellular reservoirs of HIV.>
Here, we demonstrated that HIV RNA was broadly expressed from a phylogenetically representative
pool of circulating cellular reservoirs after vaccination.
The ability to reactivate a diverse pool of cellular
HIV reservoirs will be critical to HIV-eradication approaches.>
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As a gay man, the parallels between the early years of the AIDS epidemic and our current #COVID pandemic r many. Then, as now, there are hostile govs making the situation worse. Reagan never uttered the word AIDS until pressured by the death of his friend, Rock Hudson.
His administration was populated w/homophobes who were indifferent to gay men dying from a disease transmitted primarily thru sex. There was widespread public fear/hostility, too. Many hospitals isolated AIDS patients, even demeaning them as they died.
Most of all, there was so much public stigma directed at people w/HIV-AIDS. So much fear. So much ignorance. Gay men, the primary early victims, were left to suffer alone. Even now, those at risk from #COVID r mocked. washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/09…
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“…And in emergencies, quibbling, persistent political opposition is always on the defense, and often unpopular. It requires pointing out bad news in desperate times; and that, though essential, is rarely popular.”

- Andrew Sullivan comparing the Covid Plague and AIDS/HIV 1/4
I met Andrew in DC in 1991. He was the editor of the New Republic (published, by my mothers first husband - Martin Peretz— my father was - briefly - her second)

Andrew was - and is - a transformative and inspiring thinker. Even when we don’t always agree. #respect 2/4
I spent 8 summers as his and Aaron’s neighbors in Provincetown- Aaron is a doll. Their dogs - Dusty and Eddie and my Rottie,Truman, would frolic on the bay beach.

This is our 2nd Plague in 30 years. Fuck. No one should have to try to survive two. 3/4 apple.news/ASRu_8-M4R-WqO…
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À quoi jouez-vs @le_Parisien en ns racontant ce beau conte où 1 prince charmant assistant sexuel vient en qqs séances à 150e changer la vie d'1 femme handicapée et la transformer en princesse désirable…vs faites la promotion en l'enjolivant d'1 délit l'achat de services sexuels
@le_Parisien en omettant que la demande d'assistanat sexuel provient d'hommes handicapés à + de 90% des cas et que les "assistantes sexuelles" seront des femmes dt le corps sera utilisé, marchandisé, exploité à des fins sexuelles, qu'il s'agit d'1 système prostitutionnel qui est reconnu par
@le_Parisien la France, pays abolitionniste, comme 1 violence et 1 atteinte à la dignité humaine, et que, depuis la loi du 13 avril 2016 renforçant l'abolition du système prostitutionnel, l'achat d'acte sexuel est interdit et puni, le corps humain et la sexualité ne st pas marchandisables
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Thread: the public vs. procurement

<HUGE> development spending hides in plain sight.

Do you ignore it? Think someone else has it covered?

In LMICs upto 50% of all government spending is via <PUBLIC PROCUREMENT>

Myriad contracts: roads/bridges/hospitals/drugs....
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(hand) Pump Primer:

India 1999: I worked in WATSAN. Over 1000 new handpump tubewells would replace contaminated shallow wells & rusting pumps that often stood in puddles. You paddled to collect drinking water, and the puddle seeped into the well.
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The Good: The new pumps were installed on large concrete platforms, in turn mounted on a large buried concrete ring. This stopped water undermining the platform, which would crack and break up the concrete. Back to puddles and contamination.
3/24
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I want to tell you about an amazing piece of theatre I saw last year. It's called #Rapids - written by @SeanieLove presented by @TalkShopTheatre - The piece explores instances of disclosure and the presence of stigma in the lives of men and women who are living with #HIV
The good news is that #Rapids is coming back in 2019 - RAPIDS National Tour kicks off Feb 2019 Venues BOOKING NOW @Droicheadarts @EverymanCork @projectarts @LimeTreeTheatre and more to be announced soon. #RapidsTour - It's a must see.
I was honored to be asked by @SeanieLove & @TalkShopTheatre to create the graphics for the poster. I got @hazelcoonagh to do the photography (cos she's amazing) - We photographed people who had fabric blowing over the faces, the idea that something is hidden.
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I want to share my memories of being involved with a club called 'Mother' @MotherDublin - I'm guessing that if you've been to @EPfestival @BodyandSoulIrl @DublinPride or Saturday Nights in Dublin, you have danced with us into the small hours? If so share
The genius of in 2011, Mother was to create a LGBT+ club that focused on good electronic music. Every club played chart music, but we wanted something different. We also wanted to create a house party vibe and the people who created Mother became a family.
I was asked to create the brand for the club and even then, I was heavily influenced by the reclaimed symbolism of the Pink Triangle - The Pink Triangle was used by the Nazis to identify homosexuals in the death camps during WWII - Later it become a LGBT icon
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In 1987, Ireland lost the groundbreaking DJ and TV star, Vincent Hanley to a AIDS-related illness. I would like talk about my memories of Vincent Hanley aka Fab Vinny host of MT USA and hear your memories too. Please share. #FabVinny
A person's life is best told by their friends and family. Please read this great piece about Vincent Hanley by @UnaMullally in the @IrishTimes last year. irishtimes.com/culture/tv-rad…
Vincent grew up in my home town of Clonmel. His radio career started out with @RTE2fm (fromely RTÉ Radio Two) but he became a household name in the early 80s as the host of a weekly magazine style Music TV show called MT USA.
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The first action by @ActUpDublin was 2 years ago this week. We were ringing the alarm bell about Ireland's #HIV crisis outside The Dept of Health @roinnslainte just before #WorldAIDSDay 2016 - HIV IS A POLITICAL CRISIS #ACTUP
We talk to the public, we engage with the communities affected by #HIV, we lobby politicians, write reports and submissions to Government, we organise pubic meetings and events. We demonstrate, We educate We are not silent. #ACTUP
#ACTUP in Ireland is a growing #HIV activist movement. In July this year @ActupCork formed. ACT UP Cork protest, campaign and engage just like Dublin chapter. If you wanna involved check out facebook.com/ACTUPCork/
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I want to share something personal with you. It's important to tell you, because it motivated me to have more compassion for people living with #HIV, pushed me to test regularly and to get involved with #ACTUP - It started with a mistake..
A few years ago, after a stable relationship had finished. I was feeling quite low. I went out with friends and tried to have fun. I got chatting to someone over a few drinks and before we knew it, we were back at my place. I wanted intimacy and passion back in my life
Generally, my prevention method has been to use condoms, but we got carried away. I didn't say anything about using a condom and neither did they. Next morning, mid-hangover the fear started to creep over me. Had I put myself at risk of getting #HIV?
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Thread: Who remembers, 'The Diceman' - Thom McGinty? A larger than life, mime and HIV activist - Next tweet: Watch this Late Late Show interview as he speaks about his work and living with HIV, four months before losing his fight to an AIDS-related illness
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