Från en seminarium hur det är att leva med hiv/aids och boken "Som en osynlig sten i mitt hjärta med boken redaktör Donald Boström med deltagande av Bengt Westerberg, Mona Sahlin, Henning Mankell, Andreas Lundstedt, med flera.
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An invisible stone in my heart – about HIV/AIDS
The number of people infected with HIV/AIDS is still increasing worldwide. People living with HIV/AIDS are often cast out of society and employment. Can the spread of the virus be stopped? The seminars offer forums for a mix of sufferers, experts and organisers from all over the world to discuss the current status of the HIV/AIDS problem.
Our series of talks on HIV and AIDS begin on Thursday, September 24, with the seminar An invisible stone in my heart
Below you can find the seminars, held in English, under the theme HIV/AIDS:
An invisible stone in my heart – HIV and AIDS in Sweden and the world
Worldwide rates of HIV and AIDS are spiralling. In Sweden, the number of HIV positive people is on the increase. How can we halt the spread of this disease? Can a cure be found for AIDS? This year sees the publication of the book Som en osynlig sten i mitt hjärta. Om hiv och aids i Sverige och världen [An Invisible Stone in my Heart – HIV and AIDS in Sweden and the world], in which Swedish and international experts write about ways of combatting HIV and AIDS. HIV positive people from 20 countries tell their stories, not only of exclusion from society, but also about the power of resistance and joie de vivre, and a refusal to give up.
Participants include Zohira Merah from Algeria, an HIV positive Muslim woman emerging publicly for the first time in the book, Neo Chitombo, an HIV positive woman from Botswana, also known as ’Miss Stigma’ because of her campaign against the stigma associated with AIDS, and Elaine Vocelka from the USA, who contracted HIV from her husband and has written a book about her life as an HIV positive person. Other participants: Mona Sahlin, Leader of the Social Democrat Party, Sweden; Lars Olof Kallings, professor; Henning Mankell, author; Andreas Lundstedt, artist; Metta Fjelkner, chairperson, Swedish National Union of Teachers; Bengt Westerberg, chairperson, Swedish Red Cross; Elisabet Andersson, chair, SOS-Barnbyars; and Donald Boström and Mats Ögren, authors/editors. Moderator: Annika Hagström, journalist.
A concert by Alcazar will directly follow the seminar.
In coop with The Red Cross, the Swedish National Union of Teachers, SOS-Barnbyar and Leopard förlag