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UK aid raises the voices of grassroots HIV organisations

The UK has today (Wednesday 25 July) committed to increase its support to help people in grassroots organisations keep HIV on the agenda in countries around the world. DFID will step up its support for the Robert Carr Fund - an organisation dedicated to supporting community networks across the world which help people with HIV to realise their human rights, tackle stigma, and advocate for policy change.

Published
26 July 2018
From
UK Department for International Development
Indonesia: Anti-LGBT Crackdown Fuels Health Crisis

Indonesian authorities are fueling an HIV epidemic through complicity in discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. The government’s failure to halt arbitrary and unlawful raids by police and militant Islamists on private LGBT gatherings has effectively derailed public health outreach efforts to vulnerable populations.

Published
02 July 2018
From
Human Rights Watch
'God Knows Us. God Loves Us.' - Life On The Margins In L.G.B.T. Africa

Elton John writes: "We asked the photographer Robin Hammond to take his camera to countries like Kenya and Ghana, where homosexuality is illegal, and to Mozambique, where it is widely condemned, as part of his “ Where Love Is Illegal ” project. By depicting local advocates and by sharing their stories, these images and narratives show that those affected by this epidemic are not evil. In fact, they’re not really any different from anyone else."

Published
26 June 2018
From
New York Times
UNAIDS - Past Time to Get Serious

"UNAIDS still has much work to do. It is not doing that work because it is paralyzed by crisis. If UNAIDS doesn't change, it will have no future."

Published
11 June 2018
From
Hunavat Global
UK chair of scandal-hit UN agency says 'no appetite' to pursue sexual harassment claims

The British official chairing the board of a scandal-hit UN agency has said its leaders have “no appetite” for pursuing action over specific sexual harassment allegations. The Independent can reveal the comment was allegedly made by the top civil servant chairing the UNAIDS coordinating board, in a phone call with a leading international women’s rights campaigner.

Published
04 June 2018
From
The Independent
An Openly Gay and HIV-Positive Activist Is Running for Political Office in Turkey

Openly gay LGBT rights activist Hasan Atik is running for political office in Turkey. The People’s Democratic Party (HDP) included Atik on its list of candidates for the June 24 election. He will run for a seat in the north-west province of Edirne.

Published
30 May 2018
From
Hornet
Uganda: Minister Blocks HIV/Aids Conference Because it Promotes Homosexuality

Ethics and Integrity Minister, Simon Lokodo, has blocked an HIV/Aids conference, saying it was organized to promote "homosexuality and other dirty things."

Published
04 May 2018
From
AllAfrica
Antiretroviral shortage reaches 100% in Venezuela

Alberto Nieves, executive director of Acción Ciudadana Contra el SIDA (ACCSI) says: "By March 2018, the shortage of antiretroviral drugs reached 100% in Venezuela, which It is affecting more than 80 thousand people with HIV." Four of the 27 licensed antiretrovirals were still in stock but not ones necessary to construct viable combination therapy.

Published
17 April 2018
From
Corresponsales Clave
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
Achieving HIV Targets through Human Rights Instruments

This post presents an overview of the human rights political mechanisms and expert bodies available to activists at the Human Rights Council, as well as resources for how they can be utilized.

Published
20 November 2017
From
MSMGF
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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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