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A British Man Has Been Prevented From Becoming An Airline Pilot Because He Has HIV

Britain's Civil Aviation Authority has blocked a man from Glasgow from pursuing his ambition of flying planes. "It's destroyed a boyhood dream," he told BuzzFeed News.

Published
11 December 2017
From
BuzzFeed
Ruthless ‘Google search’ style dating encourages racism

WHEN it comes to hook-ups, it seems people just want to get straight to the point. The freedom to be picky is one of the many attractions of signing up to apps like Grindr and Tinder but in this world of ruthless judgment, there’s not much room for hurt feelings. Unlike dating in the real world, judging on appearances and listing preferences is encouraged, inhibitions are shed and it’s easy to think anything goes.

Published
11 December 2017
From
News.com.au
Are We Punishing Diseases or Punishing People? An Interview With Trevor Hoppe

The movement to end laws that criminalize people living with HIV for exposure or transmission has gained momentum in the U.S. in recent years. However, HIV is by no means the first disease to be used to target marginalized people who happen to be living with it. TheBody.com sat down with Trevor Hoppe, Ph.D., an assistant professor of sociology with the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY), to discuss his new book, Punishing Disease: HIV and the Criminalization of Sickness (University of California Press, 2017).

Published
11 December 2017
From
The Body
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
The Most Anti-Gay Corporate Policy in America Today

It’s time to end the anti-gay PrEP exclusion in America’s insurance industry. Some of the largest insurance companies in the nation exclude PrEP users who individually apply for life insurance, long-term care insurance or disability insurance.

Published
08 December 2017
From
GLAD
Portugal’s radical drugs policy is working. Why hasn’t the world copied it?

The Long Read: Since it decriminalised all drugs in 2001, Portugal has seen dramatic drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime.

Published
05 December 2017
From
The Guardian
Undetectable = Untransmittable. So Why The Hell Isn’t That Catching On?

One can’t help but wonder what role racism plays in the field’s apparent distrust of people with HIV. [They] have been knowing (and practising) viral suppression as a responsible and ethical prevention strategy for years, with limited support from their providers - sometimes facing stigma and discrimination as a result of this choice. It’s a travesty that it took this long for public health and the HIV field to catch up. And have we really? How many HIV and LGBTQ organizations have retrained their staff to make sure they understand the science?

Published
04 December 2017
From
Huffington Post
How homophobia feeds Russia's HIV epidemic

In a country where gay people are persecuted by society and the state, even getting tested for HIV is fraught with problems

Published
04 December 2017
From
The Observer
People Living with HIV Can Safely Choose Parenthood

A family medicine physician argues for reproductive justice for people living with HIV. "I have seen women who travel hundreds of miles for their pregnancy care because no provider in their community is comfortable pregnant women with HIV. I have seen patients go out of their way for their medical care because they fear disclosure in their community if they see a provider for their HIV care closer to home."

Published
01 December 2017
From
Poz
HIV – then and now: Young, gay, black and on PrEP

Peer mentor and outreach worker Marc Thompson was giving out Prepster resources at UK Black Pride back in July when he met Phil Samba, a writer and activist. They now work together on Blackout UK projects. Marc, 48, has been HIV positive for 31 years, Phil, 27, is negative and on PrEP. Luke Till got them together to exchange questions about intergenerational issues that affect and impact the gay black male community.

Published
01 December 2017
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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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