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  • 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
  • US State Modernises HIV-Specific Criminalisation Law - Historic HIV Bill Passes Iowa House Unanimously

    After a series of negotiations, a historic bill passed through the Iowa House early this morning that will modernize Iowa’s discriminatory HIV law. Iowa’s current law, 709c, is based on outdated science and beliefs that actually discourages testing and disclosure because of severe penalties associated with simply knowing one’s status.

    01 May 2014 | HIV Justice Network
  • Judge Gives HIV Dating Website a Break

    Online daters failed to show that SuccessfulMatch.com misled them into believing their HIV and STD statuses would remain private, a federal judge ruled.

    24 April 2014 | Courthouse News Service
  • Speaking Volumes: stories of living with HIV, Brighton 2014

    These stories were all recorded by people living with HIV from Sussex between November 2013 & March 2014. Participants attended creative workshops using art and storytelling to look at their self-image and journey with HIV. They were then interviewed and these edited interviews can be heard by clicking on the book covers below.

    13 April 2014 | Speaking Volumes
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