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Dear Gay Men, An Open Letter

The same kind of fear that keeps us from coming out as gay keeps many of us from coming out as HIV-positive.

Published
09 January 2017
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Advocate
This “First Dates” Contestant Was Told He Had To Reveal He Was HIV-Positive

When Alex Causton-Ronaldson applied to be on the Channel 4 show, his HIV status was leaked to the production team, who tried to pressure him into disclosing it. He tells BuzzFeed News what effect this had and how he fought back.

Published
19 December 2016
From
BuzzFeed News
The Fight for HIV Travel Insurance Cover

How a ten year battle to get travel cover for HIV patients changed the face of medical travel insurance.

Published
02 December 2016
From
World First
Australian advocates unanimously condemn ‘pointless’ HIV spit test

HIV advocates and researchers have unanimously passed a motion condemning laws in Australia that force people to take a HIV test if they spit on or bite a police officer. “There is no justification for invading the privacy of people in custody by forcing them to undergo blood tests when there is no risk to the officer," said Levinia Crooks.

Published
21 November 2016
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Star Observer
What's at Stake in Trump's America? HIV Community Leaders Share Their Opinions

By Election Day Nov. 8, after an eventful primary season and a noxious election cycle, it seemed that most HIV advocates were ready to get to work with a soon-to-be President-elect Hillary Clinton's soon-to-be administration, to continue the pioneering work activists forged under President Obama in addressing HIV in the U.S. Then the unthinkable happened. In the wee hours of Nov. 9, Donald J. Trump was declared the president-elect of the United States.

Published
21 November 2016
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The Body
Prince Harry proves powers of persuasion as he meets people with HIV

His brief was to help break down the stigma around HIV, and Prince Harry proved that he has inherited his mother’s remarkable powers of persuasion today when he met a group of people living with the virus.

Published
16 November 2016
From
Telegraph
Consultation on the CPS Policy on Prosecuting Crimes against Disabled People

Help the CPS improve their policy on prosecuting hate crime on the basis of a person's HIV status.

Published
12 October 2016
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Crown Prosecution Service
Prince Harry makes private visit to HIV hospital where Diana helped break stigma

The prince, who celebrates his 32nd birthday on Thursday, took a tour of Mildmay hospital in East London on Friday, nine months after paying a public visit to the facility.

Published
15 September 2016
From
Daily Telegraph
Scott Agnew review – intimate standup set tackles HIV diagnosis

At this year’s Edinburgh fringe the lines between comedy, therapy and healing have been smudged – explicitly so in Glaswegian comic Scott Agnew’s show. It traces Agnew’s sex life and his being diagnosed as HIV positive last year.

Published
25 August 2016
From
The Guardian
Read about how the Daily Mail is lying to you about PrEP

Promiscuous English gay men who want PrEP are taking life-saving drugs from the mouths of cancer patients and condemning older people to blindness. What total crap. But that's the very clear message you will get if you read The Daily Mail or The Times today.

Published
03 August 2016
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Gay Star News
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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