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  • Combatting stigma
    We Are Positive
    Positively UK (video) | 8 hours ago

    Positively UK's new film raising awareness of HIV, challenging preconceptions and tackling stigma.

  • HIV and criminal law
    Uganda: ‘HIV nurse’ Rosemary Namubiru loses appeal, released from prison after almost a year
    HIV Justice Network | 8 hours ago

    The High Court in Kampala has rejected an appeal from Rosemary Namubiru, who was convicted in May 2014 for negligently exposing a child to HIV during a needlestick injury. However, Justice Rugadya Atwooki found that her original three year sentence was excessive.

  • Global health initiatives
    The Place of AIDS in a Post-2015 World
    Huffington Post | 11 hours ago

    Realpolitik tells us that the era of AIDS exceptionalism is past. Post 2015, determinedly fighting for a stand-alone response to AIDS simply will not work in most contexts. Yet a stand-alone, fully resourced and ambitious response is worth fighting for in many countries, especially those that continue to face hyper-epidemics such as the southern African countries, where more than 25 per cent of the adult population continue to live with HIV.

  • Relationships and feelings
    Tyler Curry - Rejected: The Struggles of Dating With HIV
    Huffington Post | 11 hours ago

    You are going to be rejected. It is true, and it is going to happen eventually. Someone is going to shut you down before they get to know you because you are living with HIV. It sucks, it isn't fair, and there is nothing that you can do about how they feel. But you can stop equating rejection with loss.

  • PrEP
    Kirby Institute launches HIV PrEP study in Australia
    Kirby Institute press release | 11 hours ago

    “Several important clinical trials have established that PrEP is an effective HIV prevention strategy for both gay men and heterosexuals,” said Dr Iryna Zablotska-Manos, chief investigator of the study at the Kirby Institute. “But whether PrEP confers high rates of protection in real life situations and is a feasible strategy to implement still requires further investigation, and that is what we are seeking to do through PrELUDE.”

  • Combatting stigma
    These men are taking naked shower selfies to help fight the stigma of HIV
    Pink News | 14 hours ago

    A new social media campaign is based around the idea that asking “are you clean”, referring to HIV status, is offensive, and implies that anyone who is HIV positive is somehow “dirty”.

  • Epidemiology
    WHO warns on HIV spread in Europe and Central Asia
    Deutsche Welle | 15 hours ago

    Figures from the WHO and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) showed that altogether 136,235 people were registered as having been newly infected by HIV in 2013, more than 105,000 of them in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

  • Combatting stigma
    Charity slams ex-UKIP president for saying HIV is the 'wages' of gay promiscuity -
    PinkNews | 15 hours ago

    Former UKIP deputy leader Lord Christopher Monckton has been branded as “living on another planet” by Terrence Higgins Trust for suggesting that HIV is the “wages” of gay promiscuity.

  • New and experimental hepatitis C treatment
    FDA declines to approve Bristol-Myers hepatitis drug
    Reuters | 27 November 2014

    Bristol-Myers said the FDA has asked it for data involving use of daclatasvir with other drugs, and that the company is in discussions with the agency about the scope of the required information.

  • Retention and linkage to care
    HIV Care Saves Lives (infographics)
    CDC Vital Signs | 26 November 2014

    While we have made progress in HIV prevention and care, only 30% of all people living with HIV have achieved viral suppression. If people are in HIV medical care, however, 76% of people achieve viral suppression. Getting and keeping people in HIV medical care saves lives.

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