Media Action on HIV and AIDS
Comments made by Bradford McIntyre
in Mexico City at the THE MASCULINE SEXUALITY: NEW PERSPECTIVE
Conference provided by Enkidu Magazine, Web Edition
Conferencia: Lunes 28 de Junio 2004 a las 10:00 Hrs. Monday June 28th, at 10:00am in Bgay Bproud at
Zona rosa, in MEXICO CITY.
People infected with
HIV are no different from anyone else, only that they have been
infected with a virus! Recognizing this can end judgment!
Or, are we to become a society which stigmatizes, discriminates
and ignores the sick?
How foolish it is to judge what should instead be
the need to recognize those who are in need of help and our need
to give help.
This stigma and discrimination created around HIV
and AIDS is the insane idea people have that they are separate from
those infected. This is the insane idea that threatens society!
And anything that threatens society should not be neglected. It
should be given priority!
We must stop the interference caused by discrimination
and what will happen if we simply refuse to recognize again and
again, the needs of those suffering from illness and disease!
Only then is it possible to look and see what must
I urge the media/reporters, to make HIV in the news
a priority! It is the responsibility of each of you (I feel the
need to say demand, but I will use the word convince) to convince
the owners and publishers of news programming, newspapers and magazines
to meet the world needs for HIV education.
If you accept this challenge and accept the idea
of making room for change in the number of articles published on
HIV and AIDS, we will all experience its affects!
I am counting on your persistence and the change
it will inevitably bring! The power of change is never recognized
if it is not in place!"
By Bradford McIntyre
Jose F. Colón (Puerto Rico), Coordinator of Patients of AIDS
Healthy Political pro, organization who pleads for the rights
of the PVVIH/SIDA in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Bradford McIntyre (Canada), A long time survivor living with HIV since 1984, Canadian Bradford McIntyre announced publicly in 1994 that he was living
with HIV. He is a dynamic promoter in subjects of health and well-being
of the people who live with HIV and AIDS.
Hernandez (Mexico) historian and activist in groups against
the VIH-SIDA, human pro-right, pro-liberation of the sexualities
and loving proto-diva of the Mexican chacales.
Tovar (Canada/México), geographer and student of the
masters in politicas sciences in the UNAM. At the moment Yuri Herzberg Tovas is
leading an investigation on subjects to queer in Mexico. THE MASCULINE
SEXUALITY: NEW PERSPECTIVE Conference: Monday 28 of June 2004
to the 10:00 Hrs.
Published: in Enkidu Magazine-Eye Opening International News (Mexico) Special Report by our Correspondent in Canada Bradford McIntyre