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Living with HIV and AIDS, and unwelcome in Zimbabwe's churches

Shunned by family, scorned in state media and deemed “worse than dogs and pigs” by President Robert Mugabe, gays in Zimbabwe often find their country’s churches just as hostile.

Published
16 November 2017
From
Religion News Service
ViiV Survey Reveals Nuances of Living With HIV

Respondents reported on their feelings about antiretrovirals, their relationships with their clinicians and dealing with stigma.

Published
30 October 2017
From
Poz
Two thirds of people living with HIV too scared to disclose their status to dates, new survey finds

Over two thirds of people living with HIV (PLWHIV) in the UK are too scared to reveal their status to potential partners, according to a shocking new survey. The ‘HIV is: Expectations from Life’ survey found 68% of PLWHIV said a fear of disclosing their status has impacted their decision to go on dates.

Published
26 October 2017
From
Gay Star News
Price’s “Quarantine” Comment a Startling Example of Remaining HIV Stigma and Ignorance

What should we, as infectious diseases/HIV specialists, say about this regressive and anachronistic perspective? How about taking the high road and sticking to the science?

Published
25 October 2017
From
NEJM Journal Watch
Hate, discrimination lead to rise of HIV in Russia, experts say

"Homophobia and a negative view of drug addicts, as well as the obscure legal status of prostitutes, have all led to the fact that Russia uses less than half of all of the methods that have been scientifically proven to prevent the spread of HIV around the world," Vadim Pokrovskiy, head of the Russian Federal AIDS Center, said.

Published
20 October 2017
From
Deutsche Welle
Senior South Yorkshire Police officer cleared over HIV test comments

The controversy centered on comments made by Zuleika Payne, chair of the South Yorkshire branch of the Police Federation, about South Yorkshire Police's decision to introduce controversial spit guards. She said some colleagues had to undergo HIV tests after being spat at by suspects who were in the process of being arrested.

Published
20 October 2017
From
The Star
DaddyBear Just Apologized to HIV+ Men. It Went Really Badly.

At some point you have to feel a little sorry for the bumbling app “DaddyBear.” It’s the gay cruising app that promises to hook up “gay sugar daddies” with younger “bears” – but only if you’re HIV negative. After an avalanche of criticism and mocking stories about their promise of “healthy HIV negative” app users, the CEO has issued a public mea culpa. It did not go well.

Published
26 September 2017
From
My Fabulous Disease
Gay men with hepatitis C are suffering stigma not seen since the HIV/AIDS crisis

It seems that hepatitis C has taken on the stigma and fear that HIV once carried. But as an illness that also disproportionately affects gay and bisexual men, it seems that awareness and education remains woefully low.

Published
25 September 2017
From
Attitude
Aging is not a disease. It’s time we stop treating it that way

In honor of National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, held this year on September 18, BETA invited HIV clinician and geriatrician Meredith Greene, MD, to share her perspective on HIV, health and ageism—and what we all can do to overcome the negative effects of age discrimination in our own lives.

Published
19 September 2017
From
BETA blog
Australia On The 'Cusp' Of Realising Ambitious HIV Goals

Australia's current National HIV Strategy is to virtually end HIV transmissions by 2020 and to achieve a '90:90:90' goal to contain the epidemic. But people living with HIV continue to deal with stigma and discrimination.

Published
06 September 2017
From
Huffington Post

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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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