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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
From
Gay Star News
How Majority Muslim Countries Are Handling HIV Infections

Despite strict rules against promiscuity, homosexuality, drug use, and sex work, the Islamic world is nevertheless—and perhaps as a result—facing up to a growing HIV problem.

Published
02 August 2016
From
VICE
Prince Harry takes HIV test live on camera

Royal was filmed getting checkup at Guy’s and St Thomas’s hospital to encourage others and remove stigma of tests.

Published
14 July 2016
From
The Guardian
Why is tackling stigma so difficult?

Stigma should be our top priority, yet we have not identified concrete strategies for reducing it. So why do we find stigma so difficult to tackle?

Published
04 July 2016
From
NAT
'It's Destroyed People's Lives': The Shocking Rise in Hepatitis C-Related Deaths

Hepatitis C is preventable and curable—but it now kills more Americans than any other disease. According to experts, stigma against intravenous drug users and sex workers may be to blame.

Published
22 June 2016
From
VICE
Democratic Congressional Candidate Opens Up About Having HIV In Emotional Video

Bob Poe, a Democratic candidate for an open congressional seat in central Florida, revealed on Thursday that he is HIV positive.

Published
10 June 2016
From
Huffington Post
Cultural Sensitivities Obstacle at UN AIDS Conference

No one at the high-level United Nations conference devoted to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 denies serious scientific and financial challenges remain, but cultural sensitivities may prove the toughest stumbling block on the way to achieving that goal. A number of gay and transgender groups were excluded from attending the three-day-long conference that began Wednesday by countries who objected to their presence and nations squabbled over references in a final statement to topics involving gay sex and intravenous drug use.

Published
09 June 2016
From
New York Times
ViiV Healthcare and the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care to Collaborate on Fast-Track Cities

ViiV Healthcare and the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care (IAPAC) today announced a global collaboration to support 16 cities from around the world that are participating in Fast-Track Cities. This collaboration between ViiV Healthcare and IAPAC is designed to help advance Fast Track Cities goals to build upon, strengthen, and leverage their existing HIV programmes and resources to attain Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 90-90-90 targets, and i.ncrease utilisation of combination prevention

Published
01 June 2016
From
ViiV Healthcare press release
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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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