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Why are there still so many AIDS-related deaths?

A friend of mine, Antron-Reshaud Olukayode, died of an AIDS-related illness a few months ago. He was an Atlanta-based writer and HIV advocate. The news was quite a shock for me because an empowered person living with HIV isn’t supposed to die at age 33. Or so I believed.

Published
03 April 2018
From
Poz
How Social Conservatism Fueled Russia's HIV Epidemic

Putin turned to the Orthodox Church to help consolidate his rule. And the Church cracked down on sensible approaches to sexually transmitted diseases. Now, Russia has a crisis on its hands..

Published
26 February 2018
From
Politico
Strong link found between gay-related stigma and HIV prevalence in Nigeria

New study reveals the extent of the relationship between gay-related stigma and HIV among men who have sex with men in Nigeria.  

Published
23 February 2018
From
AVERT
Dr Nneka Nwokolo: Put the power in your hands

Dr Nneka Nwokolo shared with the TEDxEuston community her wish to prevent African women from getting HIV needlessly. As a HIV consultant, she has witnessed in her practice how a ground-breaking pill called PrEP can help stop the spread of HIV amongst African women in addition to the traditional preventative methods such as condoms. This is a game changer that put’s choice and power into the hands of women who are at risk of getting HIV on the continent and its diaspora.

Published
20 February 2018
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TEDxEuston / YouTube
Do you still reject someone just because they have HIV?

For many people living with HIV, it is the stigma that they face that now provides the greatest challenge. Attitudes towards people living with HIV have not progressed as rapidly or as positively as the medical treatment has.

Published
15 February 2018
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Gay Star News
Romania: protesters interrupt screening of movie about AIDS

Protesters have interrupted a screening of a French AIDS drama in Bucharest, saying it violates traditional Romanian values.

Published
06 February 2018
From
Washington post
“Loathsome” Reason a Model Can Sue After Her Image Appeared in HIV Ads

Brooklyn model Avril Nolan can sue a New York state agency for using a stock photo of her in an HIV ad, reports The New York Post. The reasoning, in part, is that people with HIV are stigmatized and considered “loathsome” by a “significant segment of society.”

Published
22 January 2018
From
Poz
Did the AIDS Panic Make Trump Afraid of Haitians?

In the 1980s, the Centers for Disease Control and a rabid New York media falsely portrayed Haitians as diseased and dangerous.

Published
16 January 2018
From
Politico
How Many People in Haiti Have AIDS? Trump's Alleged Insult Immigrant Insult Doesn't Reflect Facts

The Trump administration spent the holiday weekend fending off the uproar over President Donald Trump’s reported insults about largely black immigrants, especially his alleged insistence that thousands of Haitians bound for the United States “all have AIDS.” But the remark wasn't just offensive — it’s certainly also incredibly wrong.

Published
26 December 2017
From
Newsweek
When HIV is criminalized: Rosemary Namubiru, nurse living with HIV

Rosemary Namubiru is a 67-year-old nurse living with HIV. She is a mother, grandmother and IAS Member. She was wrongfully accused of intentionally exposing a child to HIV while administering an injection in January 2014. The child did not acquire HIV. However, the accusations created a media firestorm, and she was arrested live on television. Originally charged with attempted murder, she was eventually convicted of criminal negligence. However, on appeal, the judge found that her initial three-year sentence was excessive and ordered her release after she served 10 months in prison. This is her story …

Published
08 December 2017
From
International AIDS Society

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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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