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  • Issue Brief: Trans Populations and HIV: Time to End the Neglect

    Evidence suggests that trans populations may be the most heavily burdened by HIV worldwide. Failure of the global HIV response to meet the needs of this at-risk group is largely the result of wide-scale stigma, neglect, and institutionalized discrimination.

    15 April 2014 | amFAR
  • The economic costs and development impact of exclusion of LGBT people

    The loss of labour productivity and output because of employment discrimination and the loss of life years due to early death or disability could generate costs of up to US$ 31 billion in India alone. These preliminary estimates were presented by Dr Lee Badgett from UMass Amherst, one of the major public research universities in America.

    20 March 2014 | UNAIDS
  • Cambodian Transgender Activist Sou Sotheavy Wins 2014 David Kato Vision & Voice Award

    The David Kato Vision & Voice Award is proud to announce that the 2014 award will go to Cambodian transgender activist Sou Sotheavy. Now 75 years old, she has spent the last two decades working to establish a national network of organizations to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people across the country.

    12 February 2014 | PR Newswire (press release)
  • Fighting the Current Epidemic, Not the Past One

    US advocates have criticised the US Centers for Disease Control for outdated thinking in their presentation of recent data on HIV testing and sexual behaviour among MSM, and have called for stronger recommendations from US CDC on HIV testing frequency for gay and bisexual men.

    14 January 2014 | Poz
  • Report: Aggressive Police Tactics Contributing to New Orleans' Staggering HIV HIV/AIDS Rate

    A new report from Human Rights Watch finds that Louisiana's AIDS death rate is more than double the national average—and it places a large share of the blame with the New Orleans Police Department. The report, "In Harm's Way," accuses New Orleans police of harassing suspected sex workers so aggressively that they have undermined efforts by public health workers to treat HIV/AIDS patients.

    17 December 2013 | Mother Jones
  • Chris Beyrer & Michel Kazatchkine: HIV response 'at turning point'

    have made very little, if any progress, in getting prevention and treatment to those groups of people most vulnerable to HIV/Aids - people who inject drugs, transgender people and men who have sex with men.

    01 December 2013 | BBC Health
  • New Publication Highlights Realities of Access to HIV Drugs and Other Essential Medicines for Key Populations Globally

    A new policy brief explains how prevailing economic and trade interests compromise access to life-saving generic drugs, resulting in a devastating impact on communities of people living with HIV and key populations, including men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender people, sex workers and people who inject drugs.

    08 November 2013 | Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF)
  • How Bandung’s Transgender Community Is Taking on HIV/AIDs One Test at a Time

    Transgenders are stigmatized because they are vulnerable to HIV, which means they are marginalized within society and lack access to formal employment, she said. Eventually, they are forced into the streets to become sex workers, which makes them even more vulnerable to HIV and stigmatization.

    11 October 2013 | Jakarta Globe
  • South Australian Government forces closure of AIDS Council

    The local South Australian LGBTI community, people living with HIV/AIDS and the country’s leading HIV/AIDS organisations have expressed their shock and disappointment after the SA government decided to withdraw funding from the state’s AIDS Council forcing its closure.

    31 July 2013 | Star Observer
  • Tackling HIV Among Key Populations

    Today amfAR is releasing our latest issue brief, “Tackling HIV/AIDS Among Key Populations”. The brief combines the latest science and best-practice on addressing the epidemic among female sex workers, men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, and transgender individuals.

    29 July 2013 | amfAR
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