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Game Changers in HIV: Judith Currier

Meet Judith Currier, M.D., a physician-researcher who paved the way for better treatment options for women living with HIV.

Published
17 April 2019
From
The Body Pro
HIV Stigma Makes Zambian Mothers Think Twice About Exclusive Breastfeeding

In Zambia, women who are HIV-positive are encouraged to exclusively breastfeed their babies, but those mothers say extended breastfeeding is a telltale sign that they have the virus.

Published
15 April 2019
From
Global Press Journal
‘Demeaning’ to portray counsellor as HIV-positive sex worker – Kenyan court

Though the world is moving towards de-stigmatising HIV/AIDS, it is still not difficult to imagine a court awarding damages to someone who is publicly – but either without their permission or else incorrectly – said to be living with the condition.

Published
11 April 2019
From
Legal Brief
How mass rape in genocide transformed Rwanda's response to AIDS

Rwanda is this week commemorating the 25th anniversary of a dark chapter of human history: a time when extremist ethnic Hutus slaughtered more than 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus - one tenth of the population - over three months. About 250,000 mostly Tutsi women were raped by Hutu government soldiers and allied extremist militia. And as a result, about one in four victims contracted the HIV/AIDS virus.

Published
11 April 2019
From
Reuters
This doctor saves lives through organ transplants – and he's also a world-class dancer

Johns Hopkins surgeon Dorry Segev is revolutionizing the transplant process by allowing HIV patients to receive and donate organs. But that's just his day job.

Published
10 April 2019
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From the Grapevine
Gregg Gonsalves Blends Activism and Science

The former Act Up campaigner is now an epidemiologist — and MacArthur grantee — searching for new ways to halt epidemics.

Published
09 April 2019
From
The New York Times
Employers’ unlawful vetting of job applicant health conditions and disabilities persists, says NAT

Today marks nine years since the Equality Act was passed, yet social care providers across London have been found to be openly breaking rules it introduced, designed to prevent discrimination in employment. A report published today by NAT (National AIDS Trust) shows continued use of unlawful pre-employment health questions amongst these employers.

Published
08 April 2019
From
National AIDS Trust
Inside Grindr, fears that China wanted to access user data via HIV research

Just a few months after a Chinese gaming company acquired Grindr, a gay dating app, employees of the app learned that the Trump administration was investigating the deal over national security concerns, according to two people familiar with the company. There were worries that China could harvest potentially embarrassing or sensitive private data from the app for espionage purposes. For example, China might be able to find out the HIV status of U.S. military or security personnel who use Grindr.

Published
05 April 2019
From
NBC News
Patricia Arquette finishes memoir that details losing her HIV positive and transgender sister Alexis

Patricia Arquette finally finishes her heart-breaking memoir which details the agony of losing her HIV positive, transgender activist sister Alexis.

Published
02 April 2019
From
Daily Mail
Zimbabwe Justice minister plans to revoke 'Deliberate HIV Transmission' act

The criminal enactment was instituted in the 1990s at the height of the HIV and Aids pandemic when it seemingly threatened to wipe out the entire population. It was estimated then that a quarter of the population was infected with HIV. Up to 2000, many were reportedly dying from Aids every week. The government later tacitly admitted that there had been a deliberate alarmist approach to scare people into behaviour change.

Published
01 April 2019
From
NewsDay Zimbabwe
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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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