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India drains lake after discovery of HIV-infected body

Indian authorities are pumping water out of a sprawling southern lake to assuage villagers’ fears it was contaminated after the discovery of the body of a woman infected with HIV, a regional official said on Wednesday.

Published
05 December 2018
From
Reuters
Tackling HIV stigma in the health service

The Positive Voices survey shows the experience of stigma is clearly still a reality for many with HIV, even within the health service, where we should expect a better understanding of the condition. As a GP trainee, I am particularly concerned with how stigma may present in general practice.

Published
03 December 2018
From
The King's Fund
What People Still Get Wrong About HIV – From 3 Women Who Live With It

Together, these three women have lived with HIV a combined 63 years. The biggest problem, all three women say, is stigma: people getting HIV wrong and believing a diagnosis means a life of misery – or a life cut short.

Published
30 November 2018
From
Huffington Post
Stigma impairs cognition in men living with HIV

A new study has drawn a direct link between the amount of stigma men with HIV report experiencing and their scores on cognitive tests, measuring abilities such as memory and attention.

Published
29 November 2018
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Stigma means Russia risks HIV epidemic as cases rise

Stigma around homosexuality and drug use means Russia and some former Soviet Union countries risk developing out-of-control HIV epidemics, experts have said, after data showed a record number of new cases last year.

Published
29 November 2018
From
The Guardian
In Kenya, a pastor's refusal to marry an HIV-positive bride stirs debate over AIDS stigma

A Pentecostal pastor in the western Kenyan town of Bahati triggered outrage over the past week by refusing to marry a young couple until they complied with his demand that they be tested for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Published
14 November 2018
From
Religion News Service
Linking HIV stigma, denial and poor health 

People living with HIV who stigmatise and think negatively about themselves because of their HIV status are less likely to start treatment and reach viral load suppression.

Published
08 November 2018
From
AVERT
PrEP: The battle against stigma

FS asked 756 gay and bisexual men for their thoughts on PrEP. The results show a rift between the opinions of those who are taking PrEP and those who oppose it.

Published
29 October 2018
From
GMFA
The Violence of Uncertainty — Undermining Immigrant and Refugee Health

"Immigrants and refugees in the United States have long faced structural violence due to unequal access to health care. Now we are seeing an emerging form of violence inflicted on these groups, enacted through systematic personal, social, and institutional instability that exacerbates inequality and injects fear into the most basic of daily interactions. We refer to such violence as “the violence of uncertainty.”

Published
02 October 2018
From
NEJM
We call on the authorities to ensure that justice for Zak Kostopoulos is done

On Friday 21 September, Zak Kostopoulos, died as a consequence of brutal beatings in Athens Greece. Zak was an HIV+, sex positive, queer, human rights’ activist and defender, also raising awareness performing as drag queen Zackie Oh.

Published
02 October 2018
From
EATG
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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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