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  • Israel: HIV infected bodies are being segregated and covered in concrete by health officials

    PinkNews has learned that the Israeli Ministry of Health sent out guidelines ordering the dead bodies of people who had HIV AIDS be tagged, segregated and covered in concrete.

    05 December 2016 | Pink News
  • Tanzania suspends some HIV programs for gay men, says health minister

    Tanzania has suspended community-based HIV/AIDS prevention programs for gay men, the health minister said on Monday, in the latest crackdown on the high-risk group. Ummy Mwalimu, Tanzania's minister for health said the government had received reports that some local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were promoting and normalizing same-sex relationships as part of their HIV programs.

    01 November 2016 | Thomson Reuters Foundation
  • 7 Insurers Alleged To Have Discriminated Against HIV Patients

    The Affordable Care Act prohibits insurers from discriminating against people with serious illnesses, but some marketplace plans sidestep that taboo by making the drugs that people with HIV need unavailable or unaffordable, complaints filed recently with the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights allege.

    19 October 2016 | NPR
  • 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
  • 6 Nursing Homes Accused of HIV Discrimination

    The facilities allegedly refused to accept a client because of his HIV, according to the ACLU.

    22 September 2016 | Poz
  • Russian HIV workers fear blacklisting

    Despite a growing HIV epidemic in Russia, groups working to prevent the spread of the virus are worried they will be blacklisted for taking foreign funding. So far four organisations have been labelled "foreign agents".

    06 September 2016 | BBC News
  • 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
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