Hepatitis C is preventable and curable—but it now kills more Americans than any other disease. According to experts, stigma against intravenous drug users and sex workers may be to blame.
22 June 2016 | VICE
Bob Poe, a Democratic candidate for an open congressional seat in central Florida, revealed on Thursday that he is HIV positive.
10 June 2016 | Huffington Post
No one at the high-level United Nations conference devoted to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 denies serious scientific and financial challenges remain, but cultural sensitivities may prove the toughest stumbling block on the way to achieving that goal. A number of gay and transgender groups were excluded from attending the three-day-long conference that began Wednesday by countries who objected to their presence and nations squabbled over references in a final statement to topics involving gay sex and intravenous drug use.
09 June 2016 | New York Times
ViiV Healthcare and the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) today announced a global collaboration to support 16 cities from around the world that are participating in Fast-Track Cities. This collaboration between ViiV Healthcare and IAPAC is designed to help advance Fast Track Cities goals to build upon, strengthen, and leverage their existing HIV programmes and resources to attain Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 90-90-90 targets, and i.ncrease utilisation of combination prevention
01 June 2016 | ViiV Healthcare press release
Experts say some barriers that have led to a slow initial uptake in PrEP are beginning to crumble as more doctors learn about FTC/TDF and stigmas surrounding its use begin to fade.
19 May 2016 | Infectious Disease News
A recent report from UNAIDS said that by 2020, countries should devote 8% of its HIV resources to reducing human rights barriers to accessing services. Currently, less than 1% of Global Fund grant funds is spent on programs to reduce human rights barriers. We have to do more and we have to do it better, says Ralf Jürgens. In this commentary, Ralf describes an intensive effort that the Global Fund is implementing in 15-20 countries, as well as other initiatives the Fund has planned.
11 May 2016 | Global Fund Observer
Public Health England (PHE) announces an HIV Prevention Innovation Fund for 2016 to 2017 of up to £600,000 for local prevention initiatives.
10 May 2016 | Public Health England
The college student had real concern in his eyes when he asked me a question during a recent presentation at American University. “Isn’t it true,” he asked, “that the HIV epidemic continues because people who know they are positive keep infecting other people?” It is a question I have heard before, in one way or another, and it always makes me cringe. Not only does it thrust all culpability onto those living with HIV, it also promotes a narrative that being infected with HIV chemically changes our moral fiber and transforms us into abusive monsters.
28 April 2016 | My Fabulous Disease
Sadiq Ali is a contestant for Mr Gay World; he is fighting both HIV stigma and for the adoption of PrEP in the United Kingdom.
18 April 2016 | My Fabulous Disease
Some health workers in Asia are refusing to perform surgery and provide services for people living with HIV, and are even expelling patients from hospitals and forcing women to undergo sterilisation, according to grassroots organisations. In China and Vietnam, discrimination took the form of changing the recommended option for treatment from surgery to topical or oral medication, said the four-country study supported by Asia Catalyst, which provides management training for community-based health organisations.
16 March 2016 | Thomson Reuters Foundation