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  • In Ebola fear, a familiar whiff of paranoia

    Stigmatization, dread of contagion, and moral panic: the parallels between Ebola and the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic are striking.

    16 October 2014 | Washington Post
  • Farage's "people of quality"

    Nigel Farage is simply exploiting both people living with HIV, and the stigma attached to HIV, for his own political gains. If he whips up a little furore to scare the public about HIV, whilst Ebola is in the news, he thinks he’ll have the public eating out of his hands. Don’t believe his poisonous lies, don’t let him have his way.

    16 October 2014 | Beyond Positive
  • While Rosemary Namubiru awaits appeal hearing, Uganda’s HIV response, healthworkers living in Uganda with HIV face questionable future

    As has often been the case since the start of the AIDS epidemic, coverage of evidence-based policy surrounding the virus did not receive anything approaching the prominence of sensationalized and incorrect coverage of those most affected.

    01 October 2014 | Science Speaks
  • Gay and Bisexual Men See HIV as the Top Health Issue Facing Their Community, But Majorities Are Not Personally Worried About Getting Infected & Not Getting Tested Regularly

    More than thirty years into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and at a time when infections among gay and bisexual men are on the rise in the U.S., a new national survey of gay and bisexual men by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) finds that though HIV/AIDS is named as the number one health issue facing their population, a majority (56%) are not personally concerned about becoming infected, and relatively few report having been tested recently.

    29 September 2014 | Kaiser Family Foundation press release
  • The Greek Military Is Laying Off HIV-Positive Soldiers

    Christos explained that when it comes to HIV you have to remain silent. But is silence the answer? I asked. “In Greece, yes, it is the only answer. In another state, perhaps it’s not. The Greek state has to decide: does it want HIV positive individuals here or not?”

    23 September 2014 | Vice
  • What to Do When a Patient Admits an H.I.V. Phobia

    She had been volunteering at a drop-in center for the homeless, helping to prepare dinner, when she felt a sting in the tip of the finger and looked down to see a red mark and a dot of blood. She could not find the object that had poked her, but she knew immediately what might have happened: She had seen a few used syringes lying around the place, and perhaps one had somehow gotten into the sink and perhaps she had stuck her finger with it, and perhaps it had just been used by an H.I.V.-infected addict, and perhaps right that minute, the virus was coursing through her own veins. So of course she went to the nearest emergency room. She knew that medication taken promptly could prevent H.I.V., and she wasn’t taking any chances.

    16 September 2014 | New York Times
  • Zambia: PMTCT Real Life Story

    The pain of living through the loss of three children was enough to discourage Constance Mudenda from ever contemplating parenting. When she was pregnant, her greatest desire was to have a child born free of HIV, and now she will continue to mentor her daughter to ensure she is protected from acquiring HIV.

    21 August 2014 | Times of Zambia
  • The changing tide in Uganda's HIV control

    Less than a decade ago, HIV-prevention work in Uganda was hailed as an example to other African nations. Proposed legislation might, however, erode the advances made, Talha Burki reports.

    23 June 2014 | The Lancet Infectious Diseases (free registration required)
  • Uganda takes “another step backward” with HIV bill

    Uganda recently passed a highly controversial HIV Prevention and Control Act that experts say will set back efforts to control HIV/AIDS in the country.

    06 June 2014 | The Lancet
  • Getting My Rocks Off: PrEP Isn't For Cowards

    A response to Larry Kramer's statement that "Anybody who voluntarily takes an antiviral every day has got to have rocks in their heads. There's something to me cowardly about taking Truvada instead of using a condom. You're taking a drug that is poison to you, and it has lessened your energy to fight, to get involved, to do anything."

    23 May 2014 | Bilerico Project
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