Medicines, Rights and Profits: Complex Entanglements between Pharma and Activism
Screening of video documentation from the joint action intervention at the 2018 International AIDS conference, "Pharma Lies" (dir. Todd Sekuler) and open discussion with treatment activists
Event in English, not translated
There are multiple types of relationships that exist between the pharmaceutical industry and HIV activists in Europe. This discussion brings together several key figures in this much debated topic to consider the varied forms of these relationships, and the affiliated possibilities and limitations – for human rights, biomedical advancements, civil society and financial profit – that they have entailed. It also looks back to the past to ask about how the pharmaceutical industry, and engagements with it, have shaped HIV activism and the state of the epidemic today across the European region.
The event will be accompanied by a short Screening of video documentation from the joint action intervention at the 2018 International AIDS conference, Pharma Lies (dir. Todd Sekuler).
Invited guests: Tamás Bereczky (EUPATI The European Patients’ Academy for Therapeutic Innovation), Apostolos Kalogiannis (European AIDS Treatment Group – EATG), Anna Marzec-Bogusławska (Krajowe Centrum ds. AIDS), Luís Mendão (Grupo de Activistas em Tratamentos – GAT, European AIDS Treatment Group – EATG), Oksana Panochenko (AIDS Action Europe –AAE)
Moderators: Agata Dziuban, Todd Sekuler – EUROPACH