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  • Russia: Lawmakers, medics urge compulsory treatment of tuberculosis

    Is it right to resort to compulsion to cure a sick person? Russian legislator Alexander Kravets is going to initiate a legal act which, if adopted, will empower medics to send tuberculosis patients who refuse to receive medical aid to hospitals for compulsory treatment without waiting for a court ruling. “On the excuse of human rights protection people infected with the tubercle bacillus are free to go wherever they want without any medical supervision,” says Kravets.

    5 hours ago | TASS
  • Positive Politics: Few elected officials are openly living with HIV/AIDS

    As the nation prepares for Tuesday’s midterms, some voters will have the chance to elect openly HIV-positive candidates. Among those political hopefuls are Todd Heywood and Michael Petrelis.

    6 hours ago | Poz
  • Why Did AIDS Activists Go to Geneva to Cite U.S. HIV/AIDS Policies as a Form of Racial Discrimination?

    "It is important for activists to use whatever means are at our disposal -- including public embarrassment of the U.S. -- to fight all forms of discrimination," says Kenyon Farrow, the U.S. & Global Health Policy Director with Treatment Action Group (TAG).

    29 October 2014 | The Body
  • Fear causes media to self-censor on sexual minorities in Africa

    What is it about lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people that ties broadcasters’ tongues and melts journalists’ minds in articulating stories on these neglected communities? An obvious answer to this is the four-letter word: fear. Fears grip many journalists in Africa when it comes to the issue of covering these communities.

    14 October 2014 | Key Correspondents
  • 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
  • PrEP, The Pill, and the Fear of Promiscuity

    LGBT academic Ian Lekus compares the furore around PrEP with the one that met the development of the contraceptive pill: "Acknowledged or not, PrEP users — and for that matter, three decades-plus of HIV/AIDS activism — build directly on how the Pill’s early adopters challenged the presumed omniscience of medical authorities. The experiences of the Pill’s first users also remind us to keep a critical eye trained on those institutions and narratives that circumscribe the quest for balancing health, desire, and autonomy."

    25 September 2014 | Nursing Clio
  • The Greek Military Is Laying Off HIV-Positive Soldiers

    Christos explained that when it comes to HIV you have to remain silent. But is silence the answer? I asked. “In Greece, yes, it is the only answer. In another state, perhaps it’s not. The Greek state has to decide: does it want HIV positive individuals here or not?”

    23 September 2014 | Vice
  • HIV/AIDS epidemic in Europe: vulnerability - World Health Organization

    Certain key population groups are more vulnerable to HIV infection and have poorer access to services for testing, counselling, treatment and care. These include people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, sex workers, migrants, prisoners and and transgender people. Thirteen of 28 European countries (46%) have reported that some of their laws, regulations or policies presented obstacles to effective HIV prevention, treatment and care, and support for key populations and other vulnerable subpopulations.

    10 September 2014 | WHO
  • More hassle than crying toddlers: air travelling with HIV.

    “Any medication?” Noooo. “Any condition?” Noooo. “Any guilt?” Oh. Errr. YES.

    03 September 2014 | Living with HIV (blog)
  • Fear-struck GALZ holds on to HIV data

    Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) on Monday said they are holding on to research data on HIV prevalence among the gay community because of fear of victimisation by the government. A senior GALZ official who requested anonymity said victimisation of gays in the country has not been addressed forcing them to halt interactions at an official level with the government.

    26 August 2014 | Newzimbabwe.com
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