Spoiler alert: the answer is an emphatic “yes.”
Continuing to explore the connection I mentioned in yesterday’s posts between activism and clinical care, I have offer this third and final interview with Eric Sawyer, who works for UNAIDS and has been an HIV activist since the early days of the epidemic. Earlier I posted his comments on the legacy of HIV activism as well as his own personal account of how he became involved in the earliest days of the movement. This was the first video I shot for the blog and one of my favorites by far.
Activism, Sawyer said, can push governments and society toward needed changes that impact not just HIV care or other health care concerns — but human concerns that affect us all: clean water, climate change, social justice, and more.
“We need those types of changes now, and they’re not going to happen without activism,” he said.