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  • Conference announcements and declarations
    HIV Activists Announce Alternative 2020 Conference in Mexico City
    HIV2020 Alliance | 10 December 2018

    An alliance of key population-led networks, networks of people living with HIV, treatment activists, and supporters has formed to organize an international community-led conference titled HIV2020: Community Reclaiming the Global Response. The event is scheduled to take place in Mexico City, July 6-8 of 2020, and will run concurrently with the 2020 International AIDS Conference which is happening in the United States. The HIV2020 Alliance has decided to organize the community-led event to provide a safe alternative for individuals who cannot or will not attend AIDS2020 due to discriminatory U.S. immigration and travel policies directed to people from Muslim, African, Caribbean and Latin American countries, people who use drugs, sex workers, and transgender people.

  • Conference announcements and declarations
    HIV 2020 - Community Reclaiming the Global Response
    HIV2020.org | 10 December 2018

    An alliance of global key population-led networks, networks of people living with HIV, treatment activists, and our supporters, has formed to organize an alternative international community-led event. Titled, HIV2020: Community Reclaiming the Global Response, the event is scheduled to take place in Mexico City, July 6-8, 2020, and will run concurrently with the first half of the international AIDS conference. The HIV2020 alliance has decided to organize the community-led event to provide a safe alternative for individuals who cannot or will not enter the U.S. in 2020 or who cannot afford to attend AIDS2020. It will also offer new opportunities to reaffirm the leading role communities play in the global HIV response.

  • Activism
    George H. W. Bush’s Presidency Erased People with AIDS. So Did the Tributes to Him
    New Yorker | 10 December 2018

    The essential demand of AIDS activism was that the war be seen. Visibility is the starting point of politics. Unlike other disenfranchised groups, gay men with AIDS, many of whom were white and not poor and had been closeted, had experienced the shock of elision. George H. W. Bush consistently refused to see them.

  • African migrants
    HIV clinic's hardest battle in treating people is helping them to overcome the social stigma
    Evening Standard | 10 December 2018

    Jason, who is using a pseudonym, is a heterosexual black man of African heritage. He is typical of the patients seen at the clinic in University Hospital Lewisham. There are 850 patients on the books, more than 50 per cent are heterosexual and most of African origin. Many live on the poverty line and struggle with mental health problems. But the biggest challenge facing the team is the issue of stigma.

  • Condoms and lubricant
    The Condom King and his mission to combat Aids taboos
    Evening Standard | 10 December 2018

    Young Kenyans’ ignorance around sex is helping to fuel infection. One man thinks he may have found an answer. According to Africa’s King of Condoms this is why the young must be a focus of HIV prevention. Stanley Ngara, 45, says; "I say to them that what your teacher did not tell you, what your father did not tell you, what your uncle did not tell you, the King of Condoms will tell you."

  • Sexually transmitted infections epidemiology
    Stop blaming PrEP for the rise in STIs – the picture is more complex than that
    The Conversation | 10 December 2018

    When MSM seek out PrEP, it is a decision that should be supported. To castigate them is to increase stigma and discourage their engagement with health services. We must encourage PrEP use, accept that condom use may fall as a result, design supportive care and be happy knowing that every averted HIV infection is a life-altering moment.

  • Migrants, refugees and displaced people
    Myths about migrants spreading disease 'inform hostile policies'
    The Guardian | 10 December 2018

    Report says migrants more likely to contribute than to damage health of host nations

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    Bringing Down the House on Intellectual Property and Access
    Treatment Action Group | 10 December 2018

    As the Trump administration makes noise about the high price of pharmaceuticals while doubling down on its commitment to “protect the engine of American ingenuity,” this issue of TAGline dives deep into the rhetoric and realities of intellectual property (IP) protections and the current wave of political shenanigans on critical drugs, surfacing the fundamental lies and vested interests that deny medication to those in need in the United States and around the world.

  • Activism
    Tribute to Treatment Action Campaign at 20!
    Health-e | 10 December 2018

    The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) turns 20 today – International Human Rights Day – and our history would be much poorer without them.

  • Employment
    Israel Defense Forces will draft HIV positive recruits for the first time in 2019
    Jerusalem Post | 10 December 2018

    “We [the IDF] reached the conclusion that we have the tools and capability to allow a bigger part of the population to join the IDF, and that it is our duty to adjust ourselves to the fast growing medical world,” said Maj. Dr. Lobrowski of the Medical Corps.

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