ATHENA's Coordinating Director joins other HIV activists in calling for lessons from the HIV response to be applied to Ebola

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Activists stress the need to focus on the gender dimensions of HIV, given that women are carrying the burden of the Ebola epidemic, both as patients and caretakers, and as mothers. "We should be giving a damn about what is happening in West Africa," says Tyler Crone, coordinator of the ATHENA women's HIV advocacy coalition. "How do we make it a feminist priority, a women's priority ... so we don't lose sight of where the disproportionate burden of Ebola is falling? I think we need to be going to the new Ebola Czar and saying, 'Here are the lessons of the HIV movement, and how it affects women.'"