One year ago, Dr. Kamiar Alaei and his brother Dr. Arash Alaei were sentenced to prison in Iran. Iranian officials accused the brothers of using trips to AIDS conferences in the US and around the world to foment a velvet revolution.
I just returned from an inspiring ANAC conference. It is always fun, fabulous and totally energizing to be around ANAC members, who are deeply committed to stopping AIDS, supporting people living with AIDS and building an amazing community of caregivers, educators and advocates.
Stand in solidarity with political prisoners unjustly detained in Iran by taking part the Global Day of Action for Iran on July 25 in cities around the world.
The current H1N1 swine flu epidemic demonstrates the critical need to promote international cooperation in combating infectious diseases. Without open communication among scientists and public health specialists, lethal pandemic disease can unexpectedly erupt.
The Global Day of Action for the Doctors Alaei has launched with a coast to coast media blitz. The New York Times, Boston Globe and LA Times all called for the release of the Alaeis in Editorials today.