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  • What It's Like to Tell Your Boss That You're HIV Positive

    In the modern British workplace, you can't be fired or discriminated against in any way on the grounds that you're HIV positive. That would be a criminal offence. Notifying your employer isn't a legal requirement, but if you do chose to disclose your status and are met with anything other than support, confidentiality and reasonable adjustments, then your employer has almost certainly broken the law.

    15 August 2016 | Vice
  • HIV Is Still Taboo Among White Gay Men in South Africa

    I knew going in that HIV/AIDS is a hot-button issue in South Africa, and comes with quite a bit of associated controversy, stigma, judgment and shame. But I couldn’t help but be surprised the blank looks and nonchalant responses I received when the topic of HIV came up.

    14 July 2016 | BETA blog
  • Should Grindr Filter By HIV Status?

    The gay dating (sex) app Grindr is surveying some users about offering a filter to help stigmatize and serosort HIV positive identifying users. Wha?

    11 July 2016 | I'm Still Josh (blog)
  • Despite medical advances, HIV epidemic continues for gay men across the globe

    Across countries and income levels, gay men continue to see disproportionately high rates of HIV infection, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health.

    11 July 2016 | Johns Hopkins University
  • Why is tackling stigma so difficult?

    Stigma should be our top priority, yet we have not identified concrete strategies for reducing it. So why do we find stigma so difficult to tackle?

    04 July 2016 | NAT
  • I Was Attacked for Being Gay and HIV Positive. Here's How I'm Fighting Back.

    In this three-part story, TheBody.com contributor Todd Heywood speaks up about his experience of a brutal anti-gay and anti-HIV attack and its aftermath, explaining "I am not only supporting my own healing, but hoping to illuminate a path toward overturning the policies that continue to fuel violence and other life-threatening dangers for LGBT people and those living with HIV."

    30 June 2016 | The Body
  • Today In History, 1987: Presidential Advisor Urges Reagan: No Homos On AIDS Commission

    Six years into the AIDS epidemic, the Reagan administrations response to a death toll approaching the 20,000 mark was still abysmal.

    30 June 2016 | Box Turtle Bulletin
  • Study finds online HIV prevention resources face resistance from black female college students

    New research from North Carolina State University and Pennsylvania State University finds that black female college students were often unlikely to use online resources related to HIV prevention, due to the stigma associated with the disease and concerns that their social network would learn they were accessing HIV-related materials.

    25 April 2016 | Medical Xpress
  • Milton Keynes flat fire: Ashley Gillard's partner admits killing him

    A man has admitted killing his partner and then setting fire to his flat after hearing his victim was HIV positive.

    19 April 2016 | BBC
  • Chemsex: why is gay sex causing straight panic?

    Since last year’s release of Chemsex, described by the Guardian as a “scary but valuable documentary”, the drug-fuelled sexual practices of some gay men have increasingly become a matter of heated debate, both within the gay community and in the national press. But “chemsex” is not receiving the depth of critical analysis it badly needs.

    14 April 2016 | The Conversation
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