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Planner sentenced for role in £60m 'HIV cure' investment scam

Two fraudsters who attempted to steal more than £60m through a fraudulent tax avoidance investment scheme claiming to invest in HIV research have been jailed for a total of 14 and a half years.

Published
26 February 2019
From
Financial Planning Today
A Cure for HPV? Not So Fast…

Can photodynamic therapy eliminate the virus than causes cervical, anal and oral cancer?

Published
11 February 2019
From
Poz
Open letter from Chinese HIV professionals on human genome editing

As Chinese professionals engaged in HIV research and prevention, we strongly oppose genome editing on healthy human germline cells and embryos for reproductive purposes and HIV prevention.

Published
05 December 2018
From
The Lancet
'No cure' for HIV in Zimbabwe says UN, following claims from local preacher

The United Nations in Zimbabwe is reaffirming that people living with HIV and AIDS need to continue with antiretroviral (ARV) therapy to manage their infections, after a local preacher reportedly claimed that he had received divine revelation of an herbal cure.

Published
01 November 2018
From
UN News
HIV-positive baby dies in Russia because mother thought Aids was a 'myth' and refused treatment

An investigation was launched in Russia on Monday into the death of a five-month-old HIV-positive baby whose mother refused her treatment because she believed the virus was a “myth”.

Published
03 April 2018
From
South China Morning Post
Duterte's Condom Criticism Imperils Philippine HIV Fight

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, in a televised speech before Filipino women on February 13, 2018, urged them to not use condoms, comparing usage to eating wrapped candy.

Published
20 February 2018
From
Human Rights Watch
The president forced me to take his herbal HIV 'cure'

The Gambia's former leader, Yahya Jammeh, who left the country a year ago after two decades in power, has been accused of many crimes. But one of the strangest was forcing thousands of people with HIV to undergo treatment with a concoction of herbs he had invented himself. An unknown number died, reports Colin Freeman.

Published
22 January 2018
From
BBC News
CDC Reportedly Bans Words Including “Transgender” and “Science-Based”

The Trump Administration is forbidding policy analysts at the nation’s main public health agency from using seven words and phrases, including transgender, fetus and evidence-based, in official documents dealing with the upcoming budget, The Washington Post reported. That assertion is a “complete mischaracterization of discussions,” says an HHS spokesperson.

Published
19 December 2017
From
Poz
Unpacking Michael Weinstein's Latest PrEP Denialism

The controversial head of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation has taken his PrEP-skepticism campaign to the prestigious medical journal AIDS. The editorial is compromised by unsound logic, the cherry picking of evidence and the tendency to ignore important granular details about HIV infection and PrEP-use trends.

Published
13 October 2017
From
Poz
Turning the tide on HIV in Zimbabwe, one AIDS denialist at a time

How does a country—with a history of AIDS-denialism in government, and a financial crisis spanning 10 years—turn the tide on AIDS?

Published
15 February 2017
From
BETA blog
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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