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  • Religion and faith
    God and condoms: perspectives on family planning and faith
    Key Correspondents | 05 February 2016

    The subject of contraception is a hot topic in faith communities, which made for some exciting discussions at the recent International Conference on Family Planning in Indonesia. The conference heard that contrary to popular belief, many faith-based organisations do support family planning as a process that helps improve people’s quality of life. For the first time, around 80 representatives from different faith groups attending the conference spoke of their commitment to continue informing and educating their communities on family planning. The consensus was that it is consistent with faith values, in order to protect the rights of women, children and families.

  • Alcohol
    Even moderate alcohol intake may harm people with HIV
    Yale News | 05 February 2016

    Moderate alcohol consumption is more harmful to people with HIV than uninfected individuals, raising the risk of both mortality and other negative health effects, say Yale researchers. Their study is the first to demonstrate the increased harm among patients who have suppressed HIV with modern antiretroviral treatment (ART).

  • Human rights
    Flat funding, harsh laws could hurt Uganda’s battle against HIV
    IRIN News | 05 February 2016

    nadequate funding coupled with harsh laws targeting same sex unions could erode the gains so far made in the fight against HIV in Uganda, activists warn. While the Anti-Homosexuality Act is already in force, activists have expressed fears that the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Bill 2014 - passed by parliament on 13 May and stipulating fines and jail terms of up to 10 years for those found guilty of “willful and intentional” transmission but still awaiting presidential assent - could stigmatize those with the virus and restrict access to health.

  • Discrimination and the law
    Man sacked for being gay and HIV-positive awarded damages in landmark case
    Pink News | 05 February 2016

    A man has been awarded damages in Austria after being dismissed from a new job for being gay and HIV positive. The state of Tyrol was made to pay the man €35,000 in damages, after he was dismissed from the job during a trial period after revealing his HIV status and sexual orientation.

  • HIV and criminal law
    HIV Criminalization Laws Disproportionately Punish People of Color
    BETA blog | 05 February 2016

    This National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, February 7, BETA explores the controversy surrounding HIV criminalization laws. The stigma and medically-inaccurate fear that these laws propagate have negative consequences for all … Read More →

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    CDC: Blacks with HIV less likely to receive consistent medical care
    Atlanta Journal Constitution | 05 February 2016

    Blacks with HIV are less likely than whites and Hispanics to receive consistent medical care, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Hepatitis C treatment
    Pennsylvania to Offer Free Hepatitis C Treatment to Low-Income People With HIV
    Poz magazine news | 05 February 2016

    The $13 million, six-month program  is expected to aid hundreds of low-income people over 65 years old in the state.

  • Harm reduction
    South Africa: Police hamper HIV prevention efforts with drug users
    Health-e | 04 February 2016

    Daily police harassment is undermining HIV prevention efforts among people who inject drugs, according to the TB/HIV Care Association (THCA). The association has recorded almost 250 “abuse” cases among this group in just three months, according to a report released today.

  • Access to medicines and treatment
    Migrant women face £6,000 birth bill under 'health tourism' laws
    The Guardian | 04 February 2016

    Charities say undocumented women have to make difficult choices about accessing maternity care because of crippling NHS fees.

  • Structural factors
    US: Study shows direct link between state spending habits and AIDS deaths
    Eurekalert Inf Dis | 04 February 2016

    American states with higher spending on social services and public health -- such as education and income support -- per person living in poverty (according to the federal poverty threshold) had significantly lower HIV/AIDS case rates and fewer AIDS deaths.

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