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Stigmatisation undermining Russia's HIV control efforts

Despite conciliatory language, continued marginalisation of vulnerable groups in Russia is likely having negative consequences on the HIV epidemic. Talha Burki reports.

Published
27 July 2015
From
EATG
HIV and AIDS: language and the blame game

The negative and dehumanizing language used by scientists discussing global HIV policy is sapping the soul of those on the receiving end. The call for an alternative language of nature and nurture must be heard.

Published
27 July 2015
From
Open Democracy
Giving people information about HIV treatment as prevention lessens stigma and increases testing rates

A large randomised trial of communities in rural Malawi shows that a single community meeting providing information on how antiretroviral therapy makes people less infectious can have

Published
24 July 2015
By
Roger Pebody
HIV stigma decreases with scale-up of HIV treatment

In high-prevalence countries of sub-Saharan Africa, the scale-up of HIV treatment appears to have resulted in a lessening of stigmatising attitudes in the general population, according to

Published
30 June 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Mykki Blanco Opens Up About Revealing His HIV Diagnosis: Exclusive

The rapper talks to MTV News days after making his status public to fans and the world.

Published
19 June 2015
From
MTV
Mykki Blanco Discloses That He's HIV Positive

Rapper, poet and performance artist Mykki Blanco made a difficult disclosure on Friday night, publicly revealing that he is HIV positive.

Published
15 June 2015
From
Rolling Stone
HIV-positive vicar overwhelmed by response to video

The Rev Hayley Young of Hampshire creates video using words on sheets of cardboard to explain illness to congregation.

Published
26 May 2015
From
The Guardian
Fighting HIV where no-one admits it's a problem

For years Russia has remained remarkably silent on the challenge it faces from HIV and Aids. Now that silence has been broken by an epidemiologist who has been working in the field for more than two decades - and he calls the situation "a national catastrophe".

Published
20 May 2015
From
BBC
The hugging immigrant

An interview with Bisi Alimi, the HIV-positive Nigerian immigrant who has been campaigning against Nigel Farage and UKIP in the seat where Farage is a candidate, South Thanet, and neighbouring areas.

Published
06 May 2015
From
BBC World Service (sound file)
Nigerian immigrant who is also HIV positive offers free hugs to public as he urges them not to vote Ukip

Bisi Alimi is offering free hugs to anyone who wants to listen to his message in South Thanet, Kent. He has become a regular visitor to the town centre, attracting crowds of people by holding a sign which reads: "I'm an immigrant. Hug me or ask me a question?"

Published
06 May 2015
From
Evening Standard
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