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In a Bay Area First, an HIV-Positive Candidate Wins Public Office

Gabriel Quinto won a seat on the El Cerrito City Council, becoming the first known HIV-positive candidate in the California Bay Area elected to public office.

Published
14 November 2014
From
Poz magazine news
VIDEO: This Gay Teenage Couple Defies HIV Stereotypes

When Chanse, a 19-year-old gay man living in Shreveport, Louisiana, tested HIV positive a few months ago, his mother reacted with understandable emotion and concern. And then she did something both odd and beautiful: she threw Chanse a coming out party.

Published
13 November 2014
From
MarkSKing.com
Panic, Paranoia, and Public Health — The AIDS Epidemic's Lessons for Ebola

Gregg Gonsalves and Peter Staley: "For those of us who lived through the early days of the U.S. AIDS epidemic, the current national panic over Ebola brings back some very bad memories."

Published
08 November 2014
From
New England Journal of Medicine
Nigeria: HIV Positive Persons Barricade NACA to Protest Living Conditions

People living with HIV/AIDS, yesterday laid siege at the entrance of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) Abuja, to protest what they described as their poor condition of living, which they said, has increased their mortality rate to 20,000 every month.

Published
04 November 2014
From
AllAfrica
Why We're Still Waiting for Gay Hollywood to Talk About PrEP

When celebrities speak out about health issues, it affects all of us. I believe the same sort of awareness needs to happen for PrEP. We need a Magic Johnson moment for the 21st century, where someone's reality destigmatizes this HIV prevention tool.

Published
04 November 2014
From
The Advocate
Positive Politics: Few elected officials are openly living with HIV/AIDS

As the nation prepares for Tuesday’s midterms, some voters will have the chance to elect openly HIV-positive candidates. Among those political hopefuls are Todd Heywood and Michael Petrelis.

Published
31 October 2014
From
Poz
New York's Ebola response should be informed by lessons learned fighting HIV. It isn't

Unscientific Ebola policies cause the same kind of fear, stigma and indifference as the early response to the Aids crisis.

Published
28 October 2014
From
The Guardian
HIV stigma starts young, but can be corrected, African schoolchildren's study shows

A study conducted among nearly 40,000 school students aged 12 to 14 in nine southern African countries shows that in some countries over a fifth of students

Published
15 October 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Fear causes media to self-censor on sexual minorities in Africa

What is it about lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people that ties broadcasters’ tongues and melts journalists’ minds in articulating stories on these neglected communities? An obvious answer to this is the four-letter word: fear. Fears grip many journalists in Africa when it comes to the issue of covering these communities.

Published
14 October 2014
From
Key Correspondents
HIV-related stigma has increased in Uganda despite treatment roll-out

HIV continues to be stigmatised despite increased access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to research from Uganda published in the online edition of AIDS. Levels of internalised

Published
08 October 2014
By
Michael Carter
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