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AIDS: homophobic and moralistic images of 1980s still haunt our view of HIV – that must change

If you remember the 1980s, you will likely summon up the image of the Grim Reaper or a black tombstone when asked to think about AIDS. Those images, embedded in our collective memory by two iconic Australian and British public health campaigns of that decade, reveal how AIDS has been both a medical and a cultural epidemic since it was first clinically observed in the US in 1981. In the words of American scholar Paula Treichler, AIDS has always partly been an “epidemic of meanings”.

30 November 2018
The Conversation
PrEP Messaging: Using radio to reach communities with oral PrEP messages

Joel Odondi must be doing something right. The former chaplain for a girls’ school has become a trusted expert on HIV prevention to radio listeners across Kenya – delivering messages that correct misinformation, counter myths, explain scientific concepts, and frame public health debates on PrEP and a host of other issues related to HIV. Keeping an ear out especially for what young women need to hear, Odondi uses a powerful combination of responsiveness, accuracy and credibility to get the job done.

13 November 2018
How social media is helping gay Chinese men fight HIV

International study highlights role crowdsourced campaigns can play in helping men overcome their reluctance to get proper testing

04 September 2018
South China Morning Post
Huge geographical inequity in access to PrEP health promotion activity, new mapping exercise shows

Large parts of England are not being reached with PrEP health promotion activity according to a new mapping exercise undertaken by Public Health England, in partnership with PrEPster.

22 August 2018
“I’m on the Pill” PrEP Ads Begin Airing on National TV

Gilead Sciences, the maker of Truvada as PrEP, launched the campaign to raise awareness of the HIV prevention method.

29 June 2018
Turkey ramps up HIV awareness campaign

As the HIV rate among Turks has sharply increased over the last decade, the Turkish government has started raising awareness among university students.

25 June 2018
'I believe it was Section 28 that caused my HIV diagnosis'

If I’d had inclusive and compulsory sex education at school, I don’t think I’d be HIV positive today.

25 May 2018
No more victim blaming: Preventing HIV in young women

An estimated 2 000 new HIV infections occur in young women and girls every week in South Africa. Two high-profile programmes are aiming to address this crisis.

15 May 2018
One of Russia’s Only Websites on HIV Education Blocked For ‘Violating’ Propaganda Law

On Sunday, the news website Parni Plus received a notice from Roskomnadzor, the country’s federal supervision agency for information technologies and communications, that it “contains data prohibited for distribution in the Russian Federation.”

08 May 2018
PrEP Disconnect: What's Missing From PrEP Messaging?

I reached out to some experts on PrEP messaging to find out what's being done to reach diverse communities with HIV prevention choices. I wanted to find out what's working and how different communities are being targeted for PrEP outreach.

08 May 2018
The Body
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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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