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  • Unlike Charlie Sheen

    Emotional blackmail forced Jamie Brickhouse to finally be open about HIV.

    25 November 2015 | Poz
  • This Is What It’s Like Using Dating Apps When You’re HIV Positive

    Dating apps aren’t exactly known for sensitive interactions between people, but for gay men living with HIV, there is an extra barrier: disclosing to potential partners their HIV status.

    24 November 2015 | BuzzFeed
  • Charlie Sheen, Rock Hudson and the changing face of HIV stigma

    HIV stigma perpetuates ideas that there are ‘good’ and ‘bad’ ways of living with HIV. In the same breath that Charlie Sheen discloses his HIV status, he distances himself from these aspects of “bad” HIV: he uses a lot of recreational drugs but he was never involved with “needles and that whole mess”; he had a lot of sexual partners, but he “always led with condoms and honesty”; he hired sex workers whom he is quick to describe as “unsavoury and insipid types”. Above all, he is under medical supervision – he presents his doctor in person on the Today show who verifies that he is “undetectable”.

    24 November 2015 | The Conversation
  • Charlie Sheen: I Have HIV, Am Undetectable and Paid $10M in Shakedowns

    Charlie Sheen's major health issues weren't the HIV itself, but rather the substance abuse and depression related to his HIV diagnosis, said his doctor.

    17 November 2015 | Poz magazine news
  • Charlie Sheen’s Gross HIV Guessing Game Takes Us Back To The Ignorant 1980s

    Speculation of a Hollywood actor with HIV reached its zenith today with the naming of Charlie Sheen. The reporting so far has been so crass and ignorant we may as well be back in the mid-1980s.

    17 November 2015 | Daily Beast
  • HIV Testing Saves Lives - Bad Journalism Kills

    In a front-page headline of this week, the national newspaper The Sun peddled HIV stigma which is out of date in 2015.

    16 November 2015 | Huffington Post
  • People Are Terrified of Sex

    Research participants thought that you are roughly 17 times more likely to die from HIV contracted from a single unprotected sexual encounter than you are to die from a car crash on a 300-mile trip. In fact it's the other way round.

    14 November 2015 | The Atlantic
  • HIV in the Philippines: State of Emergency

    The number of reported HIV cases in the Philippines has increased by more than 277 percent over the last five years, with infections concentrated in men who have sex with men. An aggressive public health campaign is urgently needed but in a devoutly Catholic country, such efforts are viewed as promoting promiscuity and are routinely stalled or blocked. We examine how a public health issue is made into a moral one, with stigma and shame inevitably contributing to the rise of this epidemic.

    13 November 2015 | Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
  • Calling HIV 'Loathsome,' Judge Rules for Model Used in HIV Ad

    The model's face appeared in an HIV campaign without her permission.

    06 November 2015 | Poz magazine news
  • Did Danny Pintauro's Appearance on The View Help or Hurt HIV Prevention?

    Rife With Moralism and Junk Science, the Interview Was an Accurate Snapshot of America.

    12 October 2015 | The Body
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