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  • Telling people you have HIV
    This Is What It’s Like Using Dating Apps When You’re HIV Positive
    BuzzFeed | 3 hours ago

    Dating apps aren’t exactly known for sensitive interactions between people, but for gay men living with HIV, there is an extra barrier: disclosing to potential partners their HIV status.

  • Combatting stigma
    Charlie Sheen, Rock Hudson and the changing face of HIV stigma
    The Conversation | 7 hours ago

    HIV stigma perpetuates ideas that there are ‘good’ and ‘bad’ ways of living with HIV. In the same breath that Charlie Sheen discloses his HIV status, he distances himself from these aspects of “bad” HIV: he uses a lot of recreational drugs but he was never involved with “needles and that whole mess”; he had a lot of sexual partners, but he “always led with condoms and honesty”; he hired sex workers whom he is quick to describe as “unsavoury and insipid types”. Above all, he is under medical supervision – he presents his doctor in person on the Today show who verifies that he is “undetectable”.

  • Promoting HIV testing
    Dating apps join National HIV Testing Week
    Gay Times | 7 hours ago

    Grindr, Hornet, and PlanetRomeo are offering free advertising space for the European Test Finder, a website that helps men across the continent find a safe and convenient place to test for the virus.

  • Infectiousness and treatment as prevention
    Can Charlie Sheen really have doctor-approved unprotected sex?
    New York Post | 9 hours ago

    Charlie Sheen did more than merely announce he’s HIV-positive on Tuesday morning’s “Today” show — he brought the disease and its myriad treatment methods straight to breakfast tables nationwide. In detailing his HIV journey, Sheen not only relieved himself of blackmail and innuendo — he introduced America to the impressive range of treatment options and procedures now available for the 37 million people living with HIV across the globe. Here’s what it all means for you.

  • Harm reduction
    Heroin, Survivor of War on Drugs, Returns With New Face
    New York Times | 10 hours ago

    The crisis today is markedly different from its predecessors. It has settled not so much in large cities as in suburbs and rural America. New users are mostly white. Something else is different about this crisis: In and out of government, among Republicans as well as Democrats, the pendulum has swung from the “lock-’em-up” ethos that long prevailed. The emphasis now is more on treating addiction as a disease, not a police matter.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    MSF reaction to latest UNAIDS report on global progress of scaling up life-saving HIV treatment
    MSF | 10 hours ago

    Countries should take up the new WHO ‘test and treat’ guidelines before June UN Meeting on HIV/AIDS.

  • HIV in children
    How schools are getting it wrong on HIV and Aids
    The Guardian | 11 hours ago

    Children have been humiliated in school and even excluded because many teachers are still badly informed.

  • Epidemiology
    The latest report from UNAIDS shows great progress against the disease
    The Economist | 11 hours ago

    Good news from the front. But there is still much to do.

  • Nutrition
    “Can People with HIV Eat Sushi?”: Your HIV & Diet Questions Answered
    BETA blog | 11 hours ago

    These days the top health concerns for people with HIV are the same nutrition and diet-associated health problems faced by other Americans, like becoming overweight or obese. I often worry more about the impact of fast food and soda on my patients than I do about them getting sick from something related to HIV.

  • Epidemiology and behaviour
    On the Fast-Track to end AIDS by 2030: Focus on location and population
    UNAIDS | 11 hours ago

    To end AIDS as a public health threat, an accelerated and more focused response is needed using better data to map and reach people in the places where the most new HIV infections occur. To support countries with this approach, UNAIDS has released a new report, Focus on location and population: on the Fast-Track to end AIDS by 2030, which gives examples of more than 50 communities, cities and countries that are using innovative approaches to reach more people with comprehensive HIV prevention and treatment services.

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