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  • 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
  • Ugandan nurse Rosemary Namubiru faces three years in prison, while charge against her remains misreported, misunderstood

    Rosemary Namubiru, a nurse in her mid-60s living with HIV, who was charged with criminal negligence after a workplace accident involving an injection, was sentenced to three years in prison in a Ugandan court today.

    20 May 2014 | Science Speaks
  • Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Act’s Heavy Toll

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in Uganda have reported a surge in human rights violations since the passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Act on December 20, 2013, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. Human Rights Watch issue a detailed account of the rise in evictions, expulsions, treatment refusal, blackmail and violence that have followed the bill's ratification.

    15 May 2014 | Human Rights Watch
  • The AIDS-Shaming of Magic Johnson

    Donald Sterling's attack on Magic Johnson feeds into the ignorance about the disease itself and the stigma attached to it that is an enormous hindrance to bringing it more under control in this country.

    15 May 2014 | New York Times
  • Uganda: Deeply Flawed HIV Bill Approved

    The HIV Prevention and Control Act passed by the Ugandan parliament on May 13, 2014, is discriminatory and will impede the fight against AIDS.

    14 May 2014 | Human Rights Watch
  • A tale of two women dealing with HIV and self-stigma

    Zimbabwean people living with HIV recently took part in a 12-week course on dealing with self-stigma and other negative thoughts that people have in relation to themselves. The initiative was different in the sense that previous efforts to address HIV-related stigma have focused on “changing people out there,” the project manager, Nadine Ferris France told us. “We don’t have many programmes that are actually focused on us, programmes that are dealing with the negative thoughts that we have about ourselves and that’s self-stigma,” she said.

    17 April 2014 | Key Correspondents
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