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  • UNAIDS - Past Time to Get Serious

    "UNAIDS still has much work to do. It is not doing that work because it is paralyzed by crisis. If UNAIDS doesn't change, it will have no future."

    11 June 2018 | Hunavat Global
  • UK chair of scandal-hit UN agency says 'no appetite' to pursue sexual harassment claims

    The British official chairing the board of a scandal-hit UN agency has said its leaders have “no appetite” for pursuing action over specific sexual harassment allegations. The Independent can reveal the comment was allegedly made by the top civil servant chairing the UNAIDS coordinating board, in a phone call with a leading international women’s rights campaigner.

    04 June 2018 | The Independent
  • An Openly Gay and HIV-Positive Activist Is Running for Political Office in Turkey

    Openly gay LGBT rights activist Hasan Atik is running for political office in Turkey. The People’s Democratic Party (HDP) included Atik on its list of candidates for the June 24 election. He will run for a seat in the north-west province of Edirne.

    30 May 2018 | Hornet
  • Uganda: Minister Blocks HIV/Aids Conference Because it Promotes Homosexuality

    Ethics and Integrity Minister, Simon Lokodo, has blocked an HIV/Aids conference, saying it was organized to promote "homosexuality and other dirty things."

    04 May 2018 | AllAfrica
  • Antiretroviral shortage reaches 100% in Venezuela

    Alberto Nieves, executive director of Acción Ciudadana Contra el SIDA (ACCSI) says: "By March 2018, the shortage of antiretroviral drugs reached 100% in Venezuela, which It is affecting more than 80 thousand people with HIV." Four of the 27 licensed antiretrovirals were still in stock but not ones necessary to construct viable combination therapy.

    17 April 2018 | Corresponsales Clave
  • How Social Conservatism Fueled Russia's HIV Epidemic

    Putin turned to the Orthodox Church to help consolidate his rule. And the Church cracked down on sensible approaches to sexually transmitted diseases. Now, Russia has a crisis on its hands..

    26 February 2018 | Politico
  • Achieving HIV Targets through Human Rights Instruments

    This post presents an overview of the human rights political mechanisms and expert bodies available to activists at the Human Rights Council, as well as resources for how they can be utilized.

    20 November 2017 | MSMGF
  • Australia says yes to same-sex marriage in historic postal survey

    Australia has taken a decisive step towards legislating marriage equality by Christmas after 61.6% of voters in an unprecedented national postal survey approved a change to the law to allow couples of the same sex to marry

    15 November 2017 | The Guardian
  • Reconsidering Primary Prevention: a Call To Action For The Global HIV Response

    "The [HIV] prevention toolbox is getting bigger, but the application of the tools is getting smaller. For...prevention to stand a chance, the silence, denial, negativity, and moralism surrounding sex and drug use must end. Policy makers and donors, including governments, must shed their reluctance to openly and positively address sex and drug use in their public health discourse and responses to HIV."

    09 October 2017 | MSMGF
  • Human rights defenders play a key role in the HIV response

    Stigma, discrimination, violence and the criminalization of same-sex sexual practices make it more difficult for these men to access HIV prevention, testing and treatment services.

    28 September 2017 | UNAIDS
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