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  • This Man Was Turned Away By A London Tattoo Artist Because He Has HIV

    “I don’t feel like a second class citizen very often,” Rob Curtis told BuzzFeed News after the tattooist at Sang Bleu refused to work on him when he disclosed his HIV status.

    06 February 2017 | BuzzFeed News
  • How some gay men still stigmatise HIV positive gay men

    I naively thought that I knew no-one living with HIV. I had to ask myself seriously what I would do if I were diagnosed positive: and my immediate reaction was that I wouldn’t tell anybody. Part of the reason I’ve written my play The HIV Monologues is to combat this silencing stigma about HIV.

    01 February 2017 | Dazed
  • Why the C.D.C.’s Power to Quarantine Should Worry Us

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new regulations this month that give it broad authority to quarantine Americans. The rules outline for the first time how the federal government can restrict interstate travel during a health crisis, and they establish in-house oversight of whether someone should be detained, without providing a clear and direct path to challenge a quarantine order in federal court.

    24 January 2017 | New York Times
  • Dear Gay Men, An Open Letter

    The same kind of fear that keeps us from coming out as gay keeps many of us from coming out as HIV-positive.

    09 January 2017 | Advocate
  • This “First Dates” Contestant Was Told He Had To Reveal He Was HIV-Positive

    When Alex Causton-Ronaldson applied to be on the Channel 4 show, his HIV status was leaked to the production team, who tried to pressure him into disclosing it. He tells BuzzFeed News what effect this had and how he fought back.

    19 December 2016 | BuzzFeed News
  • The Fight for HIV Travel Insurance Cover

    How a ten year battle to get travel cover for HIV patients changed the face of medical travel insurance.

    02 December 2016 | World First
  • Australian advocates unanimously condemn ‘pointless’ HIV spit test

    HIV advocates and researchers have unanimously passed a motion condemning laws in Australia that force people to take a HIV test if they spit on or bite a police officer. “There is no justification for invading the privacy of people in custody by forcing them to undergo blood tests when there is no risk to the officer," said Levinia Crooks.

    21 November 2016 | Star Observer
  • What's at Stake in Trump's America? HIV Community Leaders Share Their Opinions

    By Election Day Nov. 8, after an eventful primary season and a noxious election cycle, it seemed that most HIV advocates were ready to get to work with a soon-to-be President-elect Hillary Clinton's soon-to-be administration, to continue the pioneering work activists forged under President Obama in addressing HIV in the U.S. Then the unthinkable happened. In the wee hours of Nov. 9, Donald J. Trump was declared the president-elect of the United States.

    21 November 2016 | The Body
  • Prince Harry proves powers of persuasion as he meets people with HIV

    His brief was to help break down the stigma around HIV, and Prince Harry proved that he has inherited his mother’s remarkable powers of persuasion today when he met a group of people living with the virus.

    16 November 2016 | Telegraph
  • Consultation on the CPS Policy on Prosecuting Crimes against Disabled People

    Help the CPS improve their policy on prosecuting hate crime on the basis of a person's HIV status.

    12 October 2016 | Crown Prosecution Service
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