Tamar Abrams

Population Action International

Tamar Abrams is director of communications for Population Action International. She has over 25 years’ experience as a TV producer, magazine editor, reporter and in strategic communications work for nonprofits and foundations. At the International AIDS Conference, she is co-leader of the Communications Working Group of the Caucus for Evidence-Based Prevention.

Bringing Comprehensive Sex Ed Home

Keeping our children safe is a parent's overriding charge. That means telling the truth, accepting that teens are sexual, and ensuring that they have all the information and resources they need to keep them from harm. Even when the child is my own.

Make Juliet’s Dream a Reality

HIV-positive Kenyan Juliet Awuor, featured in PAI's film "Abstaining from Reality", dreams of leaving the slum and getting an education. You can help make her dream come true.

Abstaining from Reality

Population Action International's latest documentary "Abstaining from Reality: U.S. Restrictions on HIV Prevention" provides a compelling snapshot of the Bush administration's abstinence-only approach to global HIV prevention. Watch the video!

When Science and Passions Collide

Tamar Abrams is the Communications Director for Population Action International.

I spent time this morning with a grandmother who has been living with HIV/AIDS for more than 15 years. She expressed her frustration at the conference, saying, "I don't want to sit in crowded rooms listening to scientists and policy-makers talk about what can happen in 20 years. I want to know what will be available to me tomorrow."

Her frustration is shared by other People Living with AIDS (PLWAs) and boiled over in an afternoon press conference today.

Little Moments Stand Out at the AIDS Conference

Tamar Abrams is the Communications Director for Population Action International.

It's the first full day of the International AIDS Conference and, for the first time since I arrived on Saturday, everyone seems full of purpose. All around the conference center, people are consulting their massive conference programme to determine which sessions they should attend.

At 7:00 this morning, the Caucus for Evidence-Based Prevention convened its first meeting of members. Considering the Women's March was happening simultaneously, a suprising number of people attended. The buzz was around last night's opening session. We were all in awe of the fact that the majority of conference attendees left the Rogers Centre immediately after Bill and Melinda Gates spoke -- and before celebs like Richard Gere, Alicia Keyes and the Barenaked Ladies appeared.