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Why the infected blood enquiry matters

Our infection through medical treatment for haemophilia caused the media to obsess about our ‘innocence’ in getting HIV and, even if they did not say it out loud, everyone could guess who the ‘guilty’ were.

Published
10 May 2019
From
National AIDS Trust
Challenging My Own Bigotry

An HIV-negative gay man confronts his history with men living with the virus.

Published
25 April 2019
From
Poz
Ageing with HIV: Testimonials of Stigma and Discrimination in Healthcare Settings

So frequent were the stories that emerged of poor understanding and stigmatising attitudes to people with HIV from professionals working in medical services outside their HIV clinic, and so strong the fears of how people might be treated in these settings, that many participants with HIV reported a strong reluctance to access services which they needed for their ongoing good health, from surgery to dentistry and maternity services. These stories come from all parts of Europe.

Published
25 April 2019
From
EATG
Confidentiality breaches, stigma and a lack of time are stopping men in Côte d’Ivoire from getting tested and treated for HIV

Interviews with men in Côte d’Ivoire reveal radical differences in the perceptions of those who do and don’t access care. Research, published in PLOS ONE, found many of the worries of men out of care are not reflected in the experiences of those with regular contact with services. Men’s perceptions were linked with their level of engagement with HIV care, with men who have regular contact with HIV testing and treatment services displaying more positive attitudes than those with little or no contact with such services. The paper can be seen at https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0211385

Published
24 April 2019
From
AVERT
HIV Stigma Makes Zambian Mothers Think Twice About Exclusive Breastfeeding

In Zambia, women who are HIV-positive are encouraged to exclusively breastfeed their babies, but those mothers say extended breastfeeding is a telltale sign that they have the virus.

Published
15 April 2019
From
Global Press Journal
‘Demeaning’ to portray counsellor as HIV-positive sex worker – Kenyan court

Though the world is moving towards de-stigmatising HIV/AIDS, it is still not difficult to imagine a court awarding damages to someone who is publicly – but either without their permission or else incorrectly – said to be living with the condition.

Published
11 April 2019
From
Legal Brief
Arizona sued over 'No Promo Homo' school sex-ed curriculum

Two gay-rights organizations are suing Arizona over its so-called "No Promo Homo" law, which bans public district and charter school HIV/AIDS instruction that "promotes a homosexual lifestyle."

Published
29 March 2019
From
AZ Central
Greece's LGBTI people defiant in face of homophobic arson attack

Just hours after arsonists targeted a major HIV testing center, the center resumed providing tests for people in Athens.

Published
21 March 2019
From
Gay Star News
Athens Checkpoint HIV test centre target of arson attack

The culprits tore down the LGBTQ rainbow flag on the balcony, from which they gained access to the offices and set the fire with gasoline.

Published
13 March 2019
From
ToBHMA
Switchboard: Homophobia, HIV and hoax calls

Switchboard, the LGBT helpline, took its first call from a tiny office in the basement of a bookshop in King's Cross on 4 March 1974. To mark the 45th anniversary, people have been sharing memories of a charity that's helped millions across the world.

Published
05 March 2019
From
BBC
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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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