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  • 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
  • Heterosexual Identity Crisis

    Straight poz guy Joshua Middleton and the untold story of shame amongst straight men.

    08 April 2016 | Positive Lite
  • People with HIV in Asia ejected from hospitals, study says

    Some health workers in Asia are refusing to perform surgery and provide services for people living with HIV, and are even expelling patients from hospitals and forcing women to undergo sterilisation, according to grassroots organisations. In China and Vietnam, discrimination took the form of changing the recommended option for treatment from surgery to topical or oral medication, said the four-country study supported by Asia Catalyst, which provides management training for community-based health organisations.

    16 March 2016 | Thomson Reuters Foundation
  • Africans tolerant on religion, ethnicity, nationality, and HIV, but not homosexuality, survey finds

    The latest Afrobarometer survey revealed that contrary to common portrayals, Africans express high degrees of tolerance for people from different ethnic groups, people of different religions, immigrants, and people living with HIV/AIDS. A large majority of African citizens, however, are intolerant of homosexual citizens. Across the 33 countries, an average of 78% of respondents say they would “somewhat dislike” or “strongly dislike” having a homosexual neighbour.

    01 March 2016 | The South African
  • Czech Republic: Prague Public Health Authority initiates criminal prosecutions of 30 gay men living with HIV following an STI diagnosis

    Prague’s Public Health Authority initiated criminal investigations against 30 gay men living with HIV that had been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) during the previous year. The Public Health Authority appear to believe that since these men acquired an STI this is proof that they must have practiced condomless sex and have therefore violated criminal laws prohibiting any act of condomless sex (including oral sex) by a person living with HIV as “spread of infectious diseases”.

    16 February 2016 | HIV Justice Network
  • HIV-Positive Man Mistakenly Denied Tourist Visa To Australia

    A Scandinavian man who has been visiting Australia every year for 22 years was denied a tourist visa because he is living with HIV.

    03 February 2016 | Star Observer
  • The Forgotten AIDS Crisis in Russia

    In Moscow the situation for people living with HIV is bad. In the provinces, it can be desperate.

    19 January 2016 | The Daily Beast
  • I Watched Charlie Sheen on The Dr. Oz Show So You Don't Have To

    I am dismayed to report that Tiger Blood Charlie is back and he has gone rogue. And his Chasing the Cure! conversation with Dr. Oz might be the worst thing to ever happen to AIDS cure research, or at least the most irresponsible reporting about it.

    14 January 2016 | Poz
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