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Situation Improving For HIV-Positive Individuals Detained at the United States Border

Individuals with HIV who have been detained by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement are far more likely to be released having had some consultation about their health and steps to improve their outlook compared with those who were detained several years ago, according to new research presented the 2018 ID Week Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Published
12 October 2018
From
MD Magazine
Desperate border crossings, as Venezuela runs short of HIV drugs

Venezuela's economic meltdown has triggered the biggest exodus of people in modern Latin American history.

Published
03 October 2018
From
Reuters
The Violence of Uncertainty — Undermining Immigrant and Refugee Health

"Immigrants and refugees in the United States have long faced structural violence due to unequal access to health care. Now we are seeing an emerging form of violence inflicted on these groups, enacted through systematic personal, social, and institutional instability that exacerbates inequality and injects fear into the most basic of daily interactions. We refer to such violence as “the violence of uncertainty.”

Published
02 October 2018
From
NEJM
Improved Transnational HIV Care Needed for Deported Immigrants

As more immigrants from Latin America are detained and deported from the United States, the transnational coordination of care for HIV must be strengthened to prevent poor health outcomes, according to a viewpoint published in Lancet HIV.

Published
28 August 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
Trump Agency Is Using Federal HIV Funds to Separate Immigrant Families

“We oppose diverting Ryan White funds to cover a policy that is a violation of basic human decency,” says AIDS United about the report.

Published
11 July 2018
From
Poz
For Immigrants Living With HIV, an Impossible Choice Between Viral Suppression and Deportation

The themes of separation, trauma, and having to decide between one's own health and the safety of those one loves can be found all across the country in immigrant communities from Alabama and Ohio to Los Angeles and New York City.

Published
04 July 2018
From
The Body
'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
Migration officials' access to NHS records 'to be tightened'

The expected concession comes after pressure from MPs worried about patient confidentiality.

Published
09 May 2018
From
BBC Health
AIDS counseling for refugees in Germany: Let's talk about sex!

Without a dildo, but with a condom: This is sex education for refugees, conducted by refugees. InfoMigrants reports from Zirndorf on how AIDS and HIV are discussed in Germany’s asylum-seeker reception facilities.

Published
27 March 2018
From
Info Migrants
A guide for migrants in the face of concerted dehumanisation

Today, MRN is launching a Know Your Rights guide for migrants. We want to help migrants understand and assert their rights in a context where these are being systematically eroded and routinely denied.

Published
14 March 2018
From
Migrants' Rights Network
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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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