Stephen Lewis, a well-known progressive Canadian diplomat, the former special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, held a very powerful speech at the AIDS 2012 conference in Washington DC, so we decided to upload it for you uncut. He brings forward some very practical suggestions how to integrate the drug policy reform agenda into the blueprint for an AIDS-free world proposed by the US government. He points out that an AIDS-free world is an illusion without ending the failed war on drugs - and drug policy reform is not possible without mainstreaming our messages.
Dr. Chris Ford, the head of the International Doctors for Healthy Drug Polcies speaks about costs of the war on drugs from the doctors' perspective:
Posted by Peter Sarosi