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  • During second year in office, Trump Administration continued discriminatory policies and practices against LGBT people and people living with HIV

    Today, The Fenway Institute of Fenway Health released a policy brief demonstrating that in his second year in office, President Donald Trump continued to promote discrimination against LGBT people and people living with HIV. In some cases, these policies built upon anti-LGBT measures begun in 2017. In other cases, the Trump Administration found new ways to negatively impact U.S. citizens and federal contractors as well as the family members of LGBT foreign diplomats. His administration also engaged in practices that will increase anti-LGBT stigma and HIV stigma around the world.

    17 January 2019 | Fenway Health
  • Philippines: Beyond the new HIV and AIDS law

    The new HIV and AIDS law is a welcome piece of legislation but much work needs to be done if we are to address the HIV crisis. Here are some challenges - and steps to deal with them.

    17 January 2019 | Inquirer
  • UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO urge countries in western and central Africa to step up the pace in the response to HIV for children and adolescents

    At a high-level meeting in Dakar, Senegal, UNAIDS, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries in western and central Africa to do more to stop new HIV infections among children and adolescents and increase HIV testing and treatment coverage. 

    16 January 2019 | UNAIDS press release
  • William Barr, Trump's Pick For DOJ, Ran 'HIV Camps' At Guantanamo

    The Daily Beast just dropped the story that decades ago William Barr President Donald Trump’s pick to take over the reigns at Department of Justice used his past post “to indefinitely detain hundreds of HIV-positive asylum-seekers at a Guantanamo Bay detention center, deemed an ‘HIV prison camp’ by a federal judge who ruled the quarantine to be in gross violation of the U.S. Constitution.” This is just the tip of the iceberg for Barr’s criticism by LGBTQ politicians and organizations.

    16 January 2019 | Towleroad
  • Delving into community health and HIV in Brazil

    Michael Touchton’s groundbreaking study, “Community Health Governance and HIV in Brazil,” is the first time there has been a large, comprehensive scholarly analysis of the effects of participatory democratic institutions and social policies on public health and how this can affect conditions and the capacity to deliver health services.

    11 January 2019 | University of Miami
  • DFID needs to keep pushing on AIDS, says HIV-positive MP

    The United Kingdom’s aid department must put more resources into fighting HIV/AIDS or risk seeing global progress backslide, according to politician Lloyd Russell-Moyle, who stood up in the House of Commons and revealed he was HIV positive late last year.

    11 January 2019 | Devex
  • UK-CAB statement on Brexit, HIV and access to medicines

    On 19 December 2018, the UK-CAB, an HIV treatment advocacy organisation, published recommendations to mimimise the risk for HIV positive people having an interruption in supply of medicines, due to uncertainty over plans for Brexit.

    20 December 2018 | UK-CAB
  • China’s history with AIDS explains a puzzling aspect of the ‘CRISPR babies’ story

    The first time I met someone in China dying from complications of AIDS, he had never heard of the illness that had already killed thousands of his fellow citizens. That ignorance among sufferers, in parts of the country where people were most likely to have it, reflected China’s unique and complex history with AIDS, one that involved a litany of scandals and government cover-ups that have left a lasting imprint of stigma and fear about HIV and AIDS — and discrimination.

    17 December 2018 | STAT
  • Statement From Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., on President Trump Signing PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018

    President Donald J. Trump signed yesterday the PEPFAR Extension Act of 2018, which extends provisions of the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003 for an additional five years.

    13 December 2018 | PEPFAR
  • Two Cochairs Named for Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

    Last year, six members of PACHA resigned in protest of Trump, who then fired the rest. Until now, the council had remained empty.

    13 December 2018 | Poz
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