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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
Comment: HIV care is under threat due to lack of funding, not immigration

The Green Party candidate for Broxtowe, David Kirwan, writes for PinkNews after opening up about living with HIV.

Published
01 May 2015
From
Pink News
Magazine prints provocative cover with HIV+ blood-infused ink

A magazine called Vangardist is seeking to draw attention to HIV and AIDS with a provocative cover that is printed with ink containing HIV-positive blood. The special edition of the magazine features stories of "HIV heroes" at a time when the editors say too many people have grown complacent about the disease.

Published
01 May 2015
From
CBS News
General Election 2015: Green party candidate becomes first to reveal Aids diagnosis

In an interview with Buzzfeed News, David Kirwan, who is the Green’s candidate for Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire, said he was speaking out about his illness in an attempt to end the "secrecy and stigma" which surrounds the condition.

Published
28 April 2015
From
The Independent
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