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  • Indonesia cracks down on gays ... and fuels its HIV epidemic

    Amid an explosion of infections, a hardline stance on homosexuality is making treatment a risky business.

    07 August 2017 | South China Morning Post
  • US, PEPFAR can do more to influence policies that hinder fight against HIV/AIDS

    The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, recognizes the negative role of stigma in the fight against HIV. However, authors of a study published this month by University of Washington researchers say the program has done little to address anti-gay legislation as the primary driver of stigma in Africa.

    28 June 2017 | University of Washington School of Public Health
  • Russian 'gay propaganda' law ruled discriminatory by European court

    A Russian law that bans gay “propaganda” encourages homophobia and discrimination, the European court of human rights has ruled, in a sharply worded rebuke to the Kremlin. The state has been ordered to pay damages totalling €43,000 (£37,800) plus costs and interest within three months.

    20 June 2017 | The Guardian
  • World first as SA launches national LGBTI HIV plan

    In what has been hailed as a world first, the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) launched the country’s national lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI) HIV plan in Durban on Wednesday night on the penultimate day of the 8th South African AIDS conference.

    15 June 2017 | Citizen
  • UNAIDS and the Global Fund launch guidance on HIV human rights programmes

    To support countries to integrate human rights principles in their HIV prevention, testing and treatment programmes, UNAIDS and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) jointly launched two mutually supportive technical documents on 29 May.

    30 May 2017 | UNAIDS
  • Taiwan becomes first country in Asia to rule in favour of same-sex marriage

    Taiwan has become the first Asian country to order its parliament to legalise same-sex marriage. The highest court in the land has ruled that Article 972 of the Civil Code, which states that marriage is between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional.

    24 May 2017 | Pink News
  • India to ban discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS

    India has passed a landmark bill which aims to ensure equal rights for those living with HIV/AIDS. The HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, passed by the country's parliament on Tuesday, will make it illegal to discriminate against people living with and affected by HIV. It is the first of its kind in south Asia, and will make India the largest country in the world to ban this kind of discrimination.

    12 April 2017 | CNN
  • GNP+ Appoints Human Rights Activist as Its New Executive Director

    The Board of the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) is pleased to welcome Dr. Laurel Sprague as our new Executive Director. Dr. Sprague is a passionate social justice activist and a widely respected educator and researcher who has extensively championed the human rights and needs of key populations and people living with HIV. She has served as the regional coordinator for the North American Affiliate of GNP+ and as a GNP+ Board Member, and has provided technical support to PLHIV networks worldwide on the People Living with HIV Stigma Index research and analysis for nearly a decade.

    03 April 2017 | GNP+
  • Gay Rights Groups Brave Abuse, Violence to Fight HIV in Cameroon

    Cameroon has the second highest HIV prevalence rate in West and Central Africa, after Nigeria, and men who have sex with men are hit the hardest, says the U.N. AIDS program (UNAIDS).

    29 December 2016 | NBCNews.com
  • Elton John: New HIV fund makes ‘horribly clear’ how LGBT human rights abuses are a barrier to ending AIDS

    In its first few weeks the LGBT Rapid Response Fund, announced by Sir Elton John earlier this year and set up by the International HIV AIDS Alliance, received more than 235 applications from civil society organisations who provide HIV services, highlighting the need to respond to the daily threats faced by these populations.

    30 November 2016 | International HIV/AIDS Alliance
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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