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  • Navigating Mixed Messages About HIV

    We are required to both downplay the seriousness of HIV and to stress its terrible impact. Here’s the view I favor.

    08 June 2018 | Poz
  • Gay man refused tattoo because he's HIV-positive

    PinkNewsGay man refused tattoo because he's HIV-positivePinkNewsA gay man says he was refused service at one of the UK's biggest tattoo studios – because he is HIV-positive. George Westwood, a 19-year-old Sociology student at the University of Birmingham had gone to the Vida Loca studio in Bolton, Greater ...

    30 May 2018 | PinkNews
  • Nine iconic HIV/AIDS films from 1985 to now

    The world of cinema, since the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the ‘80s and the ‘90s, has played a prominent role in fostering and altering mainstream discourse surrounding HIV.

    16 May 2018 | Emen8
  • Conchita Wurst reveals she is HIV positive after former boyfriend 'threatened' to out her

    Conchita Wurst has revealed she is HIV positive after claiming that a former boyfriend threatened to go public with the information. The 2014 Eurovision winner took to Instagram to share the information with her fans, vowing that she "will not give anyone the right to frighten me and influence my life in the future”.

    16 April 2018 | indy100
  • New Toolkit Supports Advocates in Using Media to Fight for HIV Justice

    When it comes to the widely misunderstood, complex issue of HIV criminalisation, media can be a powerful tool–or a blunt-force weapon. The purpose of a new critical media toolkit is to inform and equip global grassroots advocates who are engaged in media response to HIV criminalisation–and to demystify the practice of working with, and through, media to change the conversation around criminalisation.

    15 March 2018 | HIV Justice Network
  • UK: HIV+ Man Crowdfunds Legal Challenge After Being ‘Refused Appointment’

    A man who says his dentist refused to see him because of his HIV status is now crowdfunding a legal challenge under the Equality Act.

    06 March 2018 | RightsInfo
  • Do you still reject someone just because they have HIV?

    For many people living with HIV, it is the stigma that they face that now provides the greatest challenge. Attitudes towards people living with HIV have not progressed as rapidly or as positively as the medical treatment has.

    15 February 2018 | Gay Star News
  • Gianni Versace lived and died in an era of silence around AIDS. 20 years later, little has changed

    Character after character speaks of disease and sickness and treatment and dying—but no one truly claims the affliction for themself. Ronnie speaks around the disease, but fails to say its name. A nurse alludes to new therapies, but never says what they’re for. On FX’s Versace biopic, AIDS it seems, is the ultimate four-letter word.

    29 January 2018 | Quartz
  • Report highlights the need to clean the conversation around drug use

    Advocates have cautioned against using language that stigmatizes drug use or portrays people who use drugs as morally flawed or inferior. Rather, language should be "people-first" and reflect the medical nature of substance use. "Person with a substance use disorder" should be used over "addict" or "junkie" for example and "supervised consumption site" over "fix site" or "shooting gallery."

    11 January 2018 | The Globe and Mail
  • Man with HIV goes public in powerful Facebook post in bid to tackle stigma

    Andrew Gamez-Heath wanted to help others understand that HIV is nothing to be ashamed of.

    11 January 2018 | Daily Mirror
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