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  • Religious Conservatives’ Ties To Trump Officials Pay Off In AIDS Policies, Funding

    Evangelical activist Shepherd Smith has spent more than three decades cultivating relationships with leading AIDS researchers and policymakers to promote abstinence-only sex education. Those connections now could influence government programs and funding within the Trump administration.

    22 August 2018 | Kaiser Health News
  • HIV in Serbia: stigma and a stagnant HIV response

    Wedged between western Europe and former Soviet Union states, Serbia is stuck between two very different HIV narratives. Sophie Cousins reports.

    02 August 2018 | The Lancet HIV (requires free registration)
  • How Trump's 'Deploy or Get Out' Policy Could See People With HIV Kicked Out Of Military For No Reason

    The policy removes any military personnel who are considered undeployable to serve outside of the U.S. for 12 consecutive months “for any reason.” However, people who are living with HIV are considered undeployable by the U.S. military.

    27 July 2018 | Newsweek
  • Bay Area, U.S. & Global Human Rights Advocates Demand 2020 International AIDS Conference Be Removed from U.S.

    Terrorizing immigrants. Family separations. Detentions. Targeting sex workers and LGBTQ communities. Global Gag Rule. War on people who use drugs. Closed borders. The wall. Police brutality. Racist violence grounded in white supremacy. This is Trump’s U.S.A. Despite this hostile environment, this March, the International AIDS Society (IAS) announced San Francisco as the host city for the next International AIDS Conference, which will take place in 2020.

    24 July 2018 | Positive Women's Network
  • Trump Agency Is Using Federal HIV Funds to Separate Immigrant Families

    “We oppose diverting Ryan White funds to cover a policy that is a violation of basic human decency,” says AIDS United about the report.

    11 July 2018 | Poz
  • Can the Global Fund survive?

    France will host the Sixth Replenishment Conference for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in 2019. The result may make or break the Global Fund.

    09 July 2018 | The Lancet
  • Here's What The Government Says It Will Do To Improve LGBT People's Lives

    "The £4.5 million budget is derisory and insulting," said Peter Tatchell as the government unveiled its promises to LGBT people.

    03 July 2018 | BuzzFeed News
  • Q&A: 'Global gag rule' hits Kenya's largest reproductive health organization

    This month, Family Health Options Kenya shuttered its clinic in Kitengela, Kenya. The clinic, which had operated for more than four years, was closed in response to funding cuts due to the “global gag rule.” FHOK, which is the country’s first and largest sexual and reproductive health organization, provided 3.1 million reproductive health services in 2016.

    30 June 2018 | Devex
  • Zimbabwe launches 'HIV prevention' pill

    Government last week launched the pre-exposure prophylaxis strategy (PrEP), which is meant to reduce the risk of contracting HIV. Speaking at the "Million Men Circumcised" celebrations and launch of the PrEP Strategy in Harare on Friday, Minister of Health and Child Care Dr David Parirenyatwa said the oral PrEP was strictly for those who were at a higher risk of contracting HIV.

    18 June 2018 | Bulawayo 24 News
  • Trump admin adopts Obama-era goals in fighting HIV/AIDS

    The Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of HIV/AIDS & Infectious Disease Policy issued a 69-page progress report indicating the Trump administration has “affirmed its support” for the 2010 National AIDS Strategy, which was issued during the Obama administration and enumerated gay and bisexual men as groups vulnerable to the disease.

    15 June 2018 | Washington Blade
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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.

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