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Police finally change false HIV claims after being accused of 'preying on people's prejudices'

Bristol's police force has finally changed untrue claims it made about HIV, eight months after it was accused of "preying on people's prejudices." Avon and Somerset Police announced last November that it would be rolling out controversial spit hoods to be used on suspects to protect officers.

17 July 2018
Bristol Live
The Newest “Ism” to Challenge Is Ageism

Sexism and racism are widely recognized and tackled, but ageism often goes unchecked.

13 July 2018
This new dating research proves so many people still believe outdated HIV myths

A shocking number of people wouldn't swipe right on an HIV positive person who was on effective treatment.

09 July 2018
Two-thirds of black LGBT people face racism within LGBT community

According to new research by UK charity Stonewall, 51% of black and minority ethnic LGBT people said they have faced discrimination based on their race from within the queer community. This number jumps to 61% when broken down to just black people.

29 June 2018
Gay Star News
How South African teenagers born HIV positive are navigating life in care

Fifteen years ago drugs were introduced that, for the first time, prevented mothers from transmitting the HIV virus to their babies. The drugs meant that children born to mothers infected with the virus could live long and fruitful lives despite being HIV positive. Since then researchers have studied the health issues facing children living with HIV and there’s a fairly good understanding about the medical challenges they face. But there’s still a lack of knowledge about the social issues these young people have to navigate.

27 June 2018
The Conversation
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
Gay man refused tattoo because he's HIV-positive

PinkNewsGay man refused tattoo because he's HIV-positivePinkNewsA gay man says he was refused service at one of the UK's biggest tattoo studios – because he is HIV-positive. George Westwood, a 19-year-old Sociology student at the University of Birmingham had gone to the Vida Loca studio in Bolton, Greater ...

30 May 2018
When I admitted I was HIV positive, my fellow academics excluded me

After disclosing my diagnosis, colleagues called me ‘reckless’ and cut off contact. I felt stigmatised and alone

25 May 2018
The Guardian
HIV stigma – the end is nowhere in sight

Dr Yusef Azad spoke compellingly at the Hippocratic Post debate, the end of HIV?, on the issues of stigma and discrimination faced by people living with HIV.

15 May 2018
The Hippocratic Post
Fifth of Scots think HIV is spread by kissing

HIV Scotland said this shows that public knowledge continues to include many myths and misconceptions that contribute to the ongoing stigma faced by people living with HIV.

08 May 2018
The Scotsman
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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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