About the IAVI org:
The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) is a global not-for-profit organization whose mission is to ensure the development of safe, effective, accessible, preventive HIV vaccines for use throughout the world. Founded in 1996, IAVI works with partners in 25 countries to research, design and develop AIDS vaccine candidates. The organization also conducts policy analysis and serves as an advocate for the AIDS vaccine field. It supports a comprehensive approach to addressing HIV and AIDS that balances the expansion and strengthening of existing HIV prevention and treatment programs with targeted investments in the design and development of new tools to prevent HIV. IAVI is dedicated to ensuring that a future AIDS vaccine will be available and accessible to all who need it. The organization relies on the generous donations of governments, private individuals, corporations and foundations to carry out its mission.
DevChelle is the organizer of this event and he started it because he became HIV+ some years back. Instead of hiding away he decided to fight back with what time, energy, and will he has. I commend him greatly for his activism and his drive to help humanity fight an impossible villain.
There were sever prominent youtube personalities as well as atheist activists that helped with the weekend. Pastor Jay contacted me and wanted to help co-host with him. I told him yes of course and then he said “Oh yeah and you have to produce the show and log into the site …” lol
Actually I jumped at the change to help produce the spot and we even came out with a new collaborative effort called Initial Reaction Theater (Subscribe there if you do or do not have a soul)
Here is our portion as well as the rest of the movie we recorded after our spot: