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  • US Military Defends Policy That Could Kick Out Soldiers With HIV

    The Trump administration defended a new military policy that will allegedly result in HIV-positive service members being fired in violation of their constitutional rights when it takes effect Oct. 1.

    11 September 2018 | Bloomberg
  • UNAIDS welcomes ground-breaking decision by India’s Supreme Court that strikes down law criminalizing LGBTI people

    UNAIDS welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court of India to annul key provisions of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Section 377 criminalizes sexual relations between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. 

    06 September 2018 | UNAIDS
  • South Korea rights commission calls for better HIV, AIDS patient care

    South Korea's health ministries have adopted recommendations from Seoul's National Human Rights Commission to improve anti-discriminatory policies for HIV and AIDS patients.

    31 August 2018 | UPI.com
  • UK aid raises the voices of grassroots HIV organisations

    The UK has today (Wednesday 25 July) committed to increase its support to help people in grassroots organisations keep HIV on the agenda in countries around the world. DFID will step up its support for the Robert Carr Fund - an organisation dedicated to supporting community networks across the world which help people with HIV to realise their human rights, tackle stigma, and advocate for policy change.

    26 July 2018 | UK Department for International Development
  • HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights & Health – 2018 Supplement

    Discrimination against vulnerable and marginalized communities is seriously hampering the global effort to tackle the HIV epidemic according to a groundbreaking new report by the Global Commission on HIV and the Law.

    23 July 2018 | Reliefweb
  • U.S. Soldiers With HIV Say Trump's New Policy Will Force Them Out

    A U.S. soldier asked a federal judge to bar the Trump administration from firing HIV-positive service members from the military under a new “Deploy or Get Out!” policy intended to improve readiness.

    20 July 2018 | Bloomberg
  • Fear of contagion clouds our thinking about the transmission of HIV

    There is no legal obligation on a person with HIV to disclose their status, nor is there a law that provides a specific penalty for knowingly transmitting the disease. For the second time this year, this legal situation is being tested in the courts. This raises serious questions about our understanding both of HIV the disease and of personal responsibility with regard to health. Is the contraction of HIV, now a treatable long-term condition, “serious harm”? Who is at fault for contracting a disease? What does fault mean? These are very difficult questions and have vexed societies for as long as contagious diseases have circulated them.

    12 July 2018 | Irish Times
  • Indonesia: Anti-LGBT Crackdown Fuels Health Crisis

    Indonesian authorities are fueling an HIV epidemic through complicity in discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. The government’s failure to halt arbitrary and unlawful raids by police and militant Islamists on private LGBT gatherings has effectively derailed public health outreach efforts to vulnerable populations.

    02 July 2018 | Human Rights Watch
  • British colonial law linked to higher HIV rates among women in sub-Saharan Africa

    The likelihood that a woman in sub-Saharan Africa has HIV today is linked to whether her country was once colonized by Britain or a continental European country, according to a June 2018 study published in American Economic Review.

    27 June 2018 | Journalist's Resource
  • HIV discrimination removed from new insurance policy guidance

    The Association of British Insurers (ABI) Guide to Minimum Standards for Critical Illness Cover (CIC), published today, has removed discriminatory content about people living with HIV.

    23 May 2018 | National AIDS Trust
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