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  • 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 |
  • Defying Discrimination

    The fact that people with HIV still have their civil rights violated is no surprise. But more people, like Muñoz, are fighting back in court—and they’re winning. Have you been discriminated against? Does it warrant a lawsuit? POZ talks with the experts and looks at three different cases to help you recognize HIV discrimination and prepare for a legal battle.

    04 July 2014 | Poz
  • New videos combat HIV stigma with human stories

    A BRAND new series of videos that aims to break down the stigma surrounding HIV has just been released by HIV Foundation Queensland.

    18 June 2014 | Sydney Star Observer
  • Uganda takes “another step backward” with HIV bill

    Uganda recently passed a highly controversial HIV Prevention and Control Act that experts say will set back efforts to control HIV/AIDS in the country.

    06 June 2014 | The Lancet
  • Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Act’s Heavy Toll

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in Uganda have reported a surge in human rights violations since the passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Act on December 20, 2013, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. Human Rights Watch issue a detailed account of the rise in evictions, expulsions, treatment refusal, blackmail and violence that have followed the bill's ratification.

    15 May 2014 | Human Rights Watch
  • The AIDS-Shaming of Magic Johnson

    Donald Sterling's attack on Magic Johnson feeds into the ignorance about the disease itself and the stigma attached to it that is an enormous hindrance to bringing it more under control in this country.

    15 May 2014 | New York Times
  • Sidibé to Russians: This conference needs "The courage to reflect, question and commit"

    Speech by Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS, at the Fourth Conference on HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, in front of the Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health. "We will never end the AIDS epidemic by criminalizing or frightening the populations who are most affected. It simply doesn’t work. Ending AIDS is not just about giving people pills and promises. We must protect their human rights and restore their dignity."

    13 May 2014 | UNAIDS
  • Uganda: HIV Bill - Let's Listen to the Experts

    Last week, scientists from the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) warned during a dialogue about the likely grave consequences that may arise from passing of the HIV/Aids Bill with a clause (41) that seeks to criminalise intentional transmission of HIV among consenting adults.

    07 May 2014 | AllAfrica
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