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Building Bridges in the AIDS 2012 Global Village

AIDS conference DCThe following post comes from HRC Consumer Marketing Assistant Bryce Romero:

Nestled amongst the many booths in Hall C at the 19th International AIDS Conference is the HRC Pop-Up Shop and Membership Center.

As a leader in the repeal of the HIV travel ban, HRC is incredibly proud to be part of this energizing, moving and powerful conference of communities touched by the global HIV/AIDS epidemics. In just a few days, HRC staff and interns have had the opportunity to nosh on traditional South African foods at the country’s nearby Department of Health booth, chat with a Brazilian playwright who authored a Carnival-themed play on HIV prevention, and engage members of the Australian delegation about HRC’s work and the fight for LGBT equality here in the U.S.   

HRC ribbonHRC also unveiled its Ribbon collection in support of HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. The specially designed lapel pin feature the iconic red ribbon interwoven with the HRC equality logo.

By starting a conversation about HIV/AIDS, we believe we can turn the tide against HIV-related stigma, a discriminatory and harmful practice which prevents people from seeking information and treatment and from leading healthy, productive lives.

Visit our Pop-Up Shop all week long at DC’s Walter E. Washington Convention Center, today through Thursday from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm and Friday from 8:30 am to noon. You can also find our specially designed pin at


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Learn more about HRC’s involvement in the 19th International AIDS Conference at

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