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  • Religion and faith

    Some faith groups have responded excellently to HIV and provide an important source of comfort, friendship and practical support. However, some faith leaders and faith groups can...

    From: Booklets

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  • Faith in the community

    Religious faith is important to many Africans in the UK. Kerri Wells looks at the role religion plays in the lives of HIV-positive African people and the...

    From: HIV treatment update

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  • Trump quietly shuts down HIV cure research to appease the religious right

    Scientists are speaking out against a directive by the Trump administration that has shut down research into a cure for HIV. A scientist who was supposed to supply mice that have been modified with human fetal tissue for an HIV study emailed researchers that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) “has directed me to discontinue procuring fetal tissue.”

    12 December 2018 | LGBTQ Nation
  • In Kenya, a pastor's refusal to marry an HIV-positive bride stirs debate over AIDS stigma

    A Pentecostal pastor in the western Kenyan town of Bahati triggered outrage over the past week by refusing to marry a young couple until they complied with his demand that they be tested for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

    14 November 2018 | Religion News Service
  • Gay, Muslim and living with HIV

    Shamal Waraich, 34, was born in Manchester and grew up in a religious British-Pakistani household. He was diagnosed with HIV in 2013, and now educates people about what it's like to be gay, Muslim and living with HIV.

    03 October 2018 | BBC News
  • Brotherhood of Man: My Experience at a Spiritual Retreat for HIV-Positive MSM

    On a warm weekend in July, 19 gay men living with HIV gathered in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania for a a three-day body-mind-spirit retreat. I was one of them.

    28 August 2018 | The Body
  • 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
  • Vatican makes progress on pushing drug availability for kids with HIV

    An initiative to identify and properly treat children living with HIV has gained new momentum as international organizations and pharmaceutical companies respond to a Vatican push to look past profit to doing the right thing.

    10 August 2018 | Crux: Covering all things Catholic
  • Meet SA pastor who has 'cured HIV, ended poverty and walked on air'

    The 30-something preacher is well aware of the allegations he is little more than a scam artist, but they are accusations he shrugs off. "My ministry is not for everyone, it is for those who have faith," he tells me. "I'm just a messenger of God's work. God heals people in our meetings."

    06 March 2018 | The Star
  • Romania: protesters interrupt screening of movie about AIDS

    Protesters have interrupted a screening of a French AIDS drama in Bucharest, saying it violates traditional Romanian values.

    06 February 2018 | Washington post
  • HIV Medicine Association chair argues new HHS division ‘defies fundamental medical ethic’

    “The new HHS division, like other ‘religious freedom’ efforts across the country, is a thinly disguised invitation to stigmatize and discriminate against LGBTQ individuals in the name of religion,” said HIV Medicine Association Chair Melanie Thompson.

    30 January 2018 | Healio
  • Rising HIV infections see Iran challenge notions about sex

    Iran has seen a surge in the number of HIV infections spread by sex, especially among its youth. What's more, authorities say many have no idea that they are infected. That has led to growing uncomfortable questions in the Islamic Republic, where sex outside of marriage is prohibited and those who practice it can face arrest and severe punishment

    29 November 2017 | ABC News
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