Some 3,500 U.S. HIVers and activists kicked off theCampaign to End AIDS—and their shoes. They left 8,500 pairs outside theWhite House May 5 to signify the daily number of global AIDS deaths.

On May 2, Brazil became the first country to reject a $40 million U.S.AIDS grant—because it required recipient orgs nationwide to condemnprostitution, legal in Brazil.

ACT UPParis members doused pharma giant Pfizer’s French headquarters withblood April 26, protesting the company’s testing of potentially harmfulexperimental drugs on ailing HIVers.

Uganda’s Anglican Bishop Jackson Nzerebende Tembo rejected aPennsylvania diocese’s $350,000 donation for AIDS programs March 18,citing that diocese’s support of the Episcopal Church’s first gaybishop, also an American.

In March, Iran’s fundamentalist Islamic government announced an unusually
progressive plan to build 105 free health centers, offering needle exchange, methadone treatment, condoms and HAART.

Singapore barred a gay Los Angeles– based Christian-pop duo from anApril 3 AIDS awareness concert, arguing that the performance wouldpromote homosexuality.