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  • Straight Outta Time: Can a Blockbuster Help End a Black HIV Crisis?

    One of the summer's biggest hits, Straight Outta Compton, had an important message about HIV awareness. But did audiences take it in?

    28 September 2015 | The Advocate
  • Disclosure Project

    Launched at Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference today, the Disclosure Project is premised upon a website which seeks to assist people living with HIV identify the cause of any fear, apprehension, hesitation or even shame, about disclosing.

    25 September 2015 | NAPWHA
  • Grindr Fatigue And The Dehumanization Of Gay Men

    The increasing popularity and constant accessibility of social media apps has led, in many ways, to the dehumanization of gay men. In other words, Grindr, Scruff and the rest of the lot are creating a bunch of gay sex robots who only know how to communicate with each other via pictures and sexual function.

    24 September 2015 | HIV Equal
  • Want to Prove You Disclosed Your HIV Status? Here's an App for That

    Legally, people with HIV often have to prove they had disclosed their status to partners. The IDislose app may help do that.

    24 September 2015 | Poz magazine news
  • Having HIV isn't the problem — it’s the negativity around it that stops people getting tested

    A mistake at a London clinic caused details of patients’ HIV status to be shared with hundreds of strangers. Rob Sherrard’s name was on the list — but he tells Susannah Butter why coming out as positive is actually a relief.

    08 September 2015 | Evening Standard
  • 56 Dean Street – why I’m angry

    "Pause a moment and ask exactly what we should be angry about. We should be disappointed with Dean Street that this happened but not angry. Instead allocate your anger where it ought to be. Be angry that we still live in a world were a person living with HIV should even have to be frightened that others might find out about their positive status. The others from right across the board…employers to family to friends to lovers to allies and to enemies. Be angry about this."

    02 September 2015 | Greg Owen blog
  • Rachel is composed, confident – and unable to tell anyone she is HIV-positive

    I work as an HIV clinician in south-east London, an area with the highest prevalence of HIV in the UK. The stories I hear from patients demonstrate the ongoing misconceptions, stigma and fear that can accompany a HIV diagnosis in the black minority and ethnic (BME) community.

    02 September 2015 | The Guardian
  • Canada: New study finds majority of women living with HIV who also inject drugs face legal obligation to disclose HIV status to sexual partners

    A new study presented to the IAS conference in Vancouver, Canada found that 44 per cent of women within a research cohort of people who use injection drugs living with HIV in Vancouver would be legally obligated to disclose their HIV status to their sexual partners. Within the study, 65 per cent of male participants compared with only 45 percent of female participants satisfied the Supreme Court of Canada’s legal test for HIV non-disclosure. This says that people living with HIV must disclose their HIV status to a partner before sexual activity unless both a condom is used and a low HIV viral load is present.

    26 August 2015 | HIV Justice Network
  • Four years with HIV and counting…

    Today marks my fourth anniversary, or annHIVersary if you will, of life with HIV. Those four years have really flown past, so what’s changed? What does the future hold?

    04 August 2015 | Beyond Positive
  • Serosorting in the Age of PrEP

    Josh Kruger writes: In the past, HIV+ and HIV- men often sought partners of the same status. Is it still, or was it ever, necessary? Sometimes, I’ll hear HIV-positive people talk about how the best way they can prevent HIV is to only date or have sex with other HIV-positive people. I can understand this line of thinking; I used to hold the same sentiment. Still, the longer that I live with HIV, and the more advances I see being made in science, I think we need to scrap this idea altogether.

    09 July 2015 | The Advocate
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