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What is happening to LGBTI rights in Malaysia?

Malaysia's new government promised to tackle human rights, but in the last few months the country's LGBTI Malaysians have felt increasingly under threat.

16 September 2018
Gay Star News
India: With section 377 out, hopes now for renewed efforts of HIV prevention among high risk groups

With section 377 out and implementation of the HIV and AIDS Prevention Act, patients rights groups working on AIDS prevention this new act should become a foundation for the health ministry to speed up its advocacy efforts among vulnerable groups like the male who have sex with male (MSM) community. The efforts to publicly promote safe sex awareness programs among the MSM populations was what led to the first petition challenging the section 377, a colonial era law that made criminalised any sex.

14 September 2018
Economic Times
Campaigners celebrate as India decriminalises homosexuality

Colonial-era law is struck down by country’s highest court after decades of uncertainty

06 September 2018
The Guardian
UNAIDS welcomes ground-breaking decision by India’s Supreme Court that strikes down law criminalizing LGBTI people

UNAIDS welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court of India to annul key provisions of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Section 377 criminalizes sexual relations between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. 

06 September 2018
Online HIV prevention program receives $8.8 million NIH grant

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded an $8.8 million grant to Keep It Up!, a novel online HIV prevention program that has been shown to reduce sexually transmitted infections in gay young men by 40 percent.

31 August 2018
Northwestern University NewsCenter
HIV-Negative Men Are Still Choosing Stigma Over Science

An HIV-negative writer asks: Why does resistance persist to the “Undetectable = Untransmittable” message?

22 August 2018
Young People In DC Are Diagnosed With HIV At Twice The National Rate

In a city filled with public health think tanks and policymakers, young people are diagnosed with HIV at almost twice the national rate, according to data from the D.C. Department of Health. Of all 368 diagnoses in 2017, 41 percent were youth: people between the ages of 13 and 24. That same national rate is 21 percent.

06 August 2018
WAMU 88.5
Elton John On Anti-LGBTQ Prejudice In AIDS Fight: It Makes 'Me F**king Crazy'

Celebs at the International AIDS Conference spoke out against the prejudice and stigma that hinder efforts to end AIDS.

25 July 2018
Huffington Post
Men with same-sex partners 28 times more likely to get HIV - U.N.

Men with same-sex sexual partners are 28 times more likely to contract HIV than their heterosexual counterparts despite a radical reduction in new infections among gay men in Western countries, a U.N. report said on Wednesday. The overall annual number of new HIV infections dropped from a high of 3.4 million in 1996 to 1.8m last year, according to UNAIDS, which co-ordinates the organisation's global response to HIV/Aids.

19 July 2018
Thomson Reuters Foundation
LGBQ teens more likely than peers to use dangerous drugs

Lesbian, gay, bisexual or questioning (LGBQ) teens are at substantially higher risk of substance use than their heterosexual peers, according to a new study led by San Diego State University researchers and published in the American Journal of Public Health.

17 July 2018
Medical Xpress
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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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