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  • Police must play role in preventing HIV among criminalised groups

    Delegates at the 20th International AIDS conference are tackling the issue of law enforcement policies and practices that often undermine the efforts of public health officials to reduce HIV transmission.

    24 July 2014 | Key Correspondents
  • In The HIV Response, Who is ‘Hard to Reach’?

    We have found that it is not the individuals at risk of HIV infection who are hard to reach. It’s the politicians and policymakers who adopt ideological rather than evidence-based programs. But HIV researchers too seem to be hard to reach at times, failing to investigate political determinants of health, and the impact of laws, policies, and enforcement on HIV vulnerability and access to care.

    23 July 2014 | Human Rights Watch
  • Decriminalization of sex work could reduce HIV infections

    The decriminalization of sex work could significantly decrease global HIV infections among female sex workers, leading to a reduction of at least a third in three countries examined by researchers, according to a new study.

    22 July 2014 | Washington Post
  • 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
  • Employment: Two Ticks set for reform, as researchers call it ‘an empty shell’

    The government’s “Two Ticks” scheme to recognise companies that encourage disabled people to apply for job vacancies is nothing more than an “empty shell” used as a public relations tool, according to new research.

    17 June 2014 | Disability News Service
  • Homophobia in Russia Is Taking a Kafkaesque Turn

    LGBT organizations declared foreign agents in one fell swoop, gays being blacklisted by banks, employers, and landlords—welcome to the new reality of being LGBT under Putin.

    10 June 2014 | Daily Beast
  • Paul Semugoma: I have not been silenced

    It has been years, but since then I have come to understand that fear and prejudice about our sexuality have stood like a range of mountains between us and prevention, care, and management of HIV. It is this prejudice that makes the provision of condoms and of lubricants for safer gay sex a criminal act.

    28 May 2014 | International AIDS Society
  • 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
  • Uganda: Deeply Flawed HIV Bill Approved

    The HIV Prevention and Control Act passed by the Ugandan parliament on May 13, 2014, is discriminatory and will impede the fight against AIDS.

    14 May 2014 | Human Rights Watch
  • Uganda: HIV organisations feel the bite of anti-homosexuality legislation

    Barely three months after Uganda’s draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act was signed into law it has started to bite, with civil society organisations under investigation for “promoting homosexuality”. Those under investigation are mainly organisations involved in research, advocacy and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI), including those that provide testing, counseling and treatment for HIV.

    14 May 2014 | Key Correspondents
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