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  • Is It Time for the End of 'AIDS'?

    Two decades into the antiretroviral era, the often misused term 'AIDS' has an awkward place in the dialogue about the HIV epidemic.

    02 July 2015 | Poz
  • South Africa: Almost 10 percent of HIV-positive women report forced sterilisation

    South Africa’s first national HIV stigma index has found that seven percent of HIV-positive women surveyed reported being sterilised against their will and about 40 percent reported contraception was a pre-requisite of accessing antiretrovirals (ARVs).

    10 June 2015 | Health-e
  • UN says gays are victims of violent abuse all over the world

    The U.N. human rights chief said in a new report that lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people are victims of "pervasive, violent abuse, harassment and discrimination" in all regions of the world and cites hundreds of hate-related killings. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Raad al-Hussein said actions by some countries to reduce violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity since the last report in 2011 have been overshadowed by continuing human rights violations against these groups, too often perpetrated with impunity. See http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Issues/Discrimination/A.HRC.19.41_English.pdf for report.

    02 June 2015 | Associated Press
  • The hugging immigrant

    An interview with Bisi Alimi, the HIV-positive Nigerian immigrant who has been campaigning against Nigel Farage and UKIP in the seat where Farage is a candidate, South Thanet, and neighbouring areas.

    06 May 2015 | BBC World Service (sound file)
  • Magazine prints provocative cover with HIV+ blood-infused ink

    A magazine called Vangardist is seeking to draw attention to HIV and AIDS with a provocative cover that is printed with ink containing HIV-positive blood. The special edition of the magazine features stories of "HIV heroes" at a time when the editors say too many people have grown complacent about the disease.

    01 May 2015 | CBS News
  • Czech human rights advocates up in arms over proposal to make HIV testing compulsory for high-risk groups

    The Czech Health Ministry is pushing a proposed amendment to the law on public health which would make HIV testing compulsory for some people in high risk groups. While the ministry argues that this is to curb the spread of the disease and ensure early treatment, human rights advocates say it would mean a serious breach of human rights.

    09 April 2015 | Radio Prague
  • Guide for people living with HIV to disability benefit claims

    NAT (National AIDS Trust) has developed guidance for people living with HIV on how to provide relevant evidence for new disability benefits applications. 

    31 March 2015 | NAT press release
  • Blood scandal victims condemn Penrose inquiry

    Victims of the contaminated blood scandal have reacted angrily to the findings of a long-awaited inquiry, branding the report a “waste of time and money”.

    26 March 2015 | Scotsman
  • Penrose Inquiry: The key questions over contaminated blood

    The findings of the Penrose Inquiry into the contamination of blood supplies in the 1970s and 80s have been published. Thousands of people were infected with Hepatitis C and HIV through blood transfusions and blood products.

    26 March 2015 | BBC
  • Misogyny in Fag Space: How to Have a Dick Without Being a Dick

    Not all gay men have penises, trans man Brandyn Gallagher warns, and it's about time other gay men started dealing with it. "Once upon a time, I was a young fag disguised as a girl. Throughout junior high and high school, I consistently dated boys who eventually figured out they were gay and dumped me so they could instead date men. Rejection, being told my body isn’t desirable or legitimate enough for the men toward whom I’m attracted, has been part of my internal narrative for as long as I can remember. It’s gotten better for me over time, but dating in the world of gay men is far from struggle-free—for anyone, but especially a trans man."

    18 March 2015 | Beta Blog
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