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Zimbabwe: ARVs Versus Migration

Rutendo is a cross-border trader and mother of three who has resorted to finding part-time employment as a domestic worker in neighbouring countries. Her main worry is when she fails to come back home on time to collect her ARVs.

Published
25 April 2013
From
allAfrica.com
UNAIDS applauds Mongolia for removing HIV-related travel restrictions

The United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has welcomed the recent law reforms in Mongolia that have removed all travel restrictions and other discriminatory provisions for people living with HIV.

Published
04 February 2013
From
UN News Centre
Ahead of World AIDS Day CEOs call to end HIV travel restrictions

This World AIDS Day, Chief Executives (CEO’s) from some of the world’s largest companies are calling for an end to travel restrictions for people living with HIV. More than 40 CEOs have signed an unprecedented pledge urging the repeal of laws and policies in 45 countries that still deport, detain or deny entry to people solely because they are living with HIV.

Published
28 November 2012
From
UNAIDS
Activists Interrupt Press Conference at AIDS 2012

The activists were protesting against the attitude of conference organizers, who had praised the US government for lifting the travel ban on people living with HIV -- but failed to address the remaining travel restrictions on people who use drugs and sex workers, who could not attend the conference if they declared their status.

Published
24 July 2012
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You Tube / Hungarian Civil Liberties Union
USA: banning people with HIV from attending the AIDS 2012 conference

Heidemarie Kremer is a medical doctor, psychologist, and scientist. She has been barred from presenting her science at the International AIDS Conference in Washington because she is HIV-positive. She writes, "I have a criminal record because I am open about my HIV status. The stigma has made me silent".

Published
18 July 2012
From
50.50
Republic of Moldova lifts travel restrictions for people living with HIV, strengthens protections against discrimination

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) applauds the legislative reforms by the Republic of Moldova to lift its restrictions on entry, stay or residence based on HIV status. With these reforms, the Republic of Moldova joins a growing list of countries that are aligning national HIV legislation with international public health and human rights standards.

Published
24 June 2012
From
UNAIDS
Defying Realpolitik: Human Rights and the HIV Entry Bar

This is the story of how we won; of how a coalition of advocates and activists came together and used a rights-based argument to lift a 23-year-old US bar on the entry, residence, and stay of HIV-positive people. We were told our objective was unrealistic and that our tactics wouldn’t work. Yet, after a little over three years of concentrated effort, victory was ours: an important victory and one came too late for too many.

Published
02 June 2012
From
Scholar & Feminist Online
UK: New pre-entry TB screening for visa applicants

Those travelling to the UK could be screened for tuberculosis before being granted a visa, the Home Office says.

Published
23 May 2012
From
BBC News
US sheds the Helms Rule's legacy

This July, a shadow that Jesse Helms cast over HIV policy will be dramatically lifted. The enormous International AIDS Conference will meet in the United States for the first time in more than 20 years, ending a boycott that protested a policy the late North Carolina Republican senator pushed into law.

Published
14 May 2012
From
Politico
SOUTH AFRICA: Outrage over HIV-positive journalist's dismissal and deportation

Allegedly tested for HIV without consent, found positive and subsequently dismissed, detained and deported, a South African journalist is attempting to take his case against Qatar to the International Labour Organization (ILO) to change the country's HIV travel and employment laws.

Published
21 February 2012
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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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