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  • Telling tales and talking-through

    There has been a recent wave of films and television events, for a combined gay and heterosexual audience, in an emerging genre of “AIDS nostalgia”. I’m thinking of films like Dallas Buyers’ Club and television series like Angels in America and The Normal Heart.

    01 September 2014 | Bad Blood (blog)
  • 'A Day With HIV 2014' Aims To Break Down HIV Stigma

    HIV stigma needs to be a thing of the past, and there's an awesome way you can help change public perception.

    28 August 2014 | Huffington Posty
  • Fear-struck GALZ holds on to HIV data

    Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) on Monday said they are holding on to research data on HIV prevalence among the gay community because of fear of victimisation by the government. A senior GALZ official who requested anonymity said victimisation of gays in the country has not been addressed forcing them to halt interactions at an official level with the government.

    26 August 2014 | Newzimbabwe.com
  • Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations

    In this new consolidated guidelines document on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations, the World Health Organization brings together all existing guidance relevant to five key populations – men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, people in prisons and other closed settings, sex workers and transgender people – and updates selected guidance and recommendations.

    11 July 2014 | World Health Organization
  • Defying Discrimination

    The fact that people with HIV still have their civil rights violated is no surprise. But more people, like Muñoz, are fighting back in court—and they’re winning. Have you been discriminated against? Does it warrant a lawsuit? POZ talks with the experts and looks at three different cases to help you recognize HIV discrimination and prepare for a legal battle.

    04 July 2014 | Poz
  • New videos combat HIV stigma with human stories

    A BRAND new series of videos that aims to break down the stigma surrounding HIV has just been released by HIV Foundation Queensland.

    18 June 2014 | Sydney Star Observer
  • VIDEO: The Powerful “HIV is Not a Crime” Conference

    The most powerful speaker at the recent “HIV is Not a Crime” conference was a man named Kerry Thomas. He held the crowd of more than 150 advocates spellbound for a full twenty minutes although he never took the stage. He spoke by phone from Idaho Correctional Facility, a place he may not be released from until 2038.

    13 June 2014 | My Fabulous Disease
  • Ten Things HIV Positive Guys Want Negative Guys to Know

    Let’s give HIV-positive gay men the chance to set the record straight, and break down ten things they would like the rest of us to know. This list may not represent the views of every positive guy, but they definitely echo many of their most common frustrations.

    29 May 2014 | My Fabulous Disease
  • National AIDS Trust comments on the Law Commission's Hate Crime Review

    Yusef Azad, Director of Policy and Campaigns, NAT (National AIDS Trust) said: "Hate crime is an issue for people with HIV – it may be rare but we hear of vicious disclosure of someone’s HIV status on social media, or vandalism and graffiti against someone’s property, or verbal or physical assault simply because someone is living with this condition.  

    28 May 2014 | NAT press release
  • Getting My Rocks Off: PrEP Isn't For Cowards

    A response to Larry Kramer's statement that "Anybody who voluntarily takes an antiviral every day has got to have rocks in their heads. There's something to me cowardly about taking Truvada instead of using a condom. You're taking a drug that is poison to you, and it has lessened your energy to fight, to get involved, to do anything."

    23 May 2014 | Bilerico Project
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