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  • What It's Like to Tell Your Boss That You're HIV Positive

    In the modern British workplace, you can't be fired or discriminated against in any way on the grounds that you're HIV positive. That would be a criminal offence. Notifying your employer isn't a legal requirement, but if you do chose to disclose your status and are met with anything other than support, confidentiality and reasonable adjustments, then your employer has almost certainly broken the law.

    15 August 2016 | Vice
  • Landmark court ruling in Egypt prohibits HIV discrimination in the workplace

    Ahmed was dismissed from his job as a plumber for a club in Giza, Egypt, in 2015 after his employer discovered he was living with HIV. Rather than remain silent, Ahmed decided to pursue legal action with the help of the Al Shehab Foundation for Comprehensive Development.

    14 July 2016 | UNAIDS
  • Despite medical advances, HIV epidemic continues for gay men across the globe

    Across countries and income levels, gay men continue to see disproportionately high rates of HIV infection, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health.

    11 July 2016 | Johns Hopkins University
  • Nigerian laws give conflicting message on HIV and homophobia

    In 2016, the Nigerian government passed the HIV/AIDS Anti-Discrimination Act. The law is meant to prevent HIV-related discrimination and ensure access to healthcare and other services. It also provides protection of the human rights and dignity of people affected by HIV in Nigeria. However, the 2014 anti-homosexuality act prohibiting all forms of same-sex sexual activity remains.

    17 May 2016 | Key Correspondents
  • Anti-LGBTQ laws increase risk of HIV, drug use, and violence

    Recently enacted laws in North Carolina and Mississippi and their impact on the rights of the LGBTQ community have brought to light a serious public health issue: an increased risk of HIV and gender-based violence. Laws such as these, as well as in other states, specifically exclude communities from protections against discrimination and create environments with gender inequality, stigmatization, and differential access to services. Together, this can lead to increased risk of violence.

    03 May 2016 | The Hill (blog)
  • Ste talks to NAT (National AIDS Trust) about HIV and workplace discrimination

    Interview with a man who has experienced workplace discrimination in relation to his HIV status.

    14 April 2016 | You Tube
  • Turkmenistan Requires HIV Test for Marriage License Seekers

    The law, which was reported by state-controlled media on Wednesday, implies that anyone found to be infected with the virus that is the precursor to AIDS would be denied a marriage license. The reports said the law was enacted "in order to create conditions for forming healthy families and avert the birth of HIV-infected children."

    07 April 2016 | ABC News
  • Survey: Africans are generally very tolerant, but just not of gay people

    Despite having the most progressive laws on the continent, South Africa has been named only the second most tolerant African country when it comes to homosexuality. A massive survey released by Afrobarometer has revealed that Cape Verde takes the honour, with 75% of its people liking or not minding having homosexual neighbours. It found that Africans generally express high degrees of tolerance for people from different ethnic groups, people of different religions, immigrants, and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) – with the major exception of homosexuals.

    02 March 2016 | Mamba Online
  • Petition: Stop the persecution of people with HIV in the Czech Republic!

    NO PERSON WITH HIV BELONGS IN PRISON FOR HAVING SEX. Anyone living with HIV with undetectable viral load while taking treatment will not transmit the virus. This nonsense must stop immediately; it is both a grave violation of the fundamental rights of these persons, and completely counterproductive in the struggle against HIV/AIDS.

    16 February 2016 | Change.org
  • Czech Republic: Prague Public Health Authority initiates criminal prosecutions of 30 gay men living with HIV following an STI diagnosis

    Prague’s Public Health Authority initiated criminal investigations against 30 gay men living with HIV that had been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) during the previous year. The Public Health Authority appear to believe that since these men acquired an STI this is proof that they must have practiced condomless sex and have therefore violated criminal laws prohibiting any act of condomless sex (including oral sex) by a person living with HIV as “spread of infectious diseases”.

    16 February 2016 | HIV Justice Network
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