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  • Four Laws That Are Devastating Public Health in Uganda

    In the past year Uganda has passed four laws which defy public health principles and show blatant disregard for dignity and human rights. These laws target individuals who are already marginalized by society and most in need of health services and support: people who sell sex to make ends meet for their families; LGBTI people living in fear of community violence; people hiding their HIV medication from their own families; and people struggling to manage drug dependence and other illnesses. Perhaps most harmful of all, parts of Ugandan society are interpreting these laws to justify violence and exclusion.

    17 December 2014 | Open Society Foundation
  • Blinded by Fear: How Politics Influenced Medical Policy in Greece

    There is no one particular reason for Greece’s stringent policies on HIV. Rather, the combination of political power plays, economic instability, and societal fear planted the seeds for criminalization of the disease.

    10 December 2014 | The Politic
  • Tenth of British men 'pay for sex'

    More than one in 10 men have paid for sex, according to a major study of British sexual habits.

    18 November 2014 | BBC Health
  • Drugs and tourism combine to raise HIV risk in Caribbean

    A study in a sex tourism resort in the Dominican Republic suggests three themes: (1) local demand shifts drug routes to tourism areas, (2) drugs shape local economies, and (3) drug use facilitates HIV risk behaviors in tourism areas.

    31 October 2014 | Futurity: Research News
  • Indonesian brothel closures hit HIV prevention

    Brothel closures in Indonesian cities could put sex workers in danger and hamper HIV prevention efforts, say health experts and outreach workers.

    31 October 2014 | IRIN Plus News
  • Porn production moratorium ended by Free Speech Coalition

    A California-based trade group for the adult film industry has lifted a moratorium on production spurred by a feared HIV exposure on an out-of-state film set. The Free Speech Coalition (FSC) ended the five-day production hold Monday, saying in a statement that testing has been completed and 'the performer pool has not been compromised.' The group first called for a three-day moratorium that was extended through lastweekend.

    26 October 2014 | Daily Mail
  • Study models ways to cut Mexico's HIV rates

    A new study projects that increasing condom use or antiretroviral therapy among Mexico City's male sex workers would produce a significant advance against the nation's HIV epidemic by reducing the rate of infections among the sex workers' partners.

    15 October 2014 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Prostitute charged with not disclosing HIV status, again

    A prostitute convicted of exposing hundreds of men to HIV four years ago is charged with the same crime again. St. Louis County police received a tip that this HIV-positive woman was once again working as a prostitute.

    07 October 2014 | Fox News
  • Three Approaches to Beating the AIDS Epidemic in South Africa

    South Africa’s AIDS epidemic is at its worst in high-risk subgroups like gay men, prostitutes, truckers, prisoners, miners and patients who don’t take their drugs regularly. To have any hope of beating the epidemic, it must focus on such groups, experts say. Many pilot projects to do that have been started with aid from the United States government program called Pepfar. Here are some of them.

    26 August 2014 | New York Times
  • Decriminalise sex work to stop HIV, says Lord Fowler

    Speaking at the International Aids Conference in Melbourne, he said it was now widely accepted that fear of prosecution and discrimination was stopping people coming forward to be tested for HIV.

    28 July 2014 | The Independent
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