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Kenyan churches demand HIV test for couples wanting to marry

Some Kenyan churches are demanding premarital HIV testing before weddings, a trend activists warn is infringing on the rights of people living with HIV and AIDS.

03 October 2016
The Catholic Register
On Treatment and Uninfectious, Women With HIV Still Shamed by Misinformed Providers, Public

Many women with suppressed viral loads still experience shame around their status. Many are convinced they're undesirable. Some worry they're still infectious. Others may take extra precautions during sex or avoid the act all together. Then there are those positive women who forego motherhood despite wanting children.

26 September 2016
The Body
HIV-positive Ugandan women complain of forced sterilization in government hospitals

HIV-positive women in Uganda are being subject to forced sterilisation, a new report shows.

05 September 2016
Daily Mail
Realism needed about the benefits and risks of taking part in HIV cure studies

A significant proportion of people living with HIV would be willing to take part in a study towards a cure for HIV, research presented at the 21st International

31 August 2016
Roger Pebody
Young women treated in very early HIV infection stay HIV negative and preserve immune function

A group of young South African women who were diagnosed in very early infection and immediately given antiretroviral therapy (ART) preserved their CD4 counts and the function

18 July 2016
Gus Cairns
Domestic Workers in Uganda Coerced Into HIV, STI Screenings

In Uganda, its common to bring women into households to help with chores such as cleaning, cooking and childcare. Yet many say that they have been coerced into undergoing screenings for HIV and sexually transmitted infections. Advocates say the testing is a harbinger of discrimination and even sexual exploitation.

22 June 2016
Voice of America
Zimbabwe: Mandatory HIV testing for kids ill-conceived

The decision by the Harare Municipality to embark on a mandatory HIV testing of pupils in all council-run primary schools as part of a health education, is ill-conceived and could entrench stigma and traumatise those suspected to be infected.

24 May 2016
The Herald
London HIV clinic fined £180,000 for revealing service users' names

Staff error meant anyone receiving 56 Dean Street’s HIV clinic newsletter could see email addresses of all other recipients.

09 May 2016
The Guardian
Do ethicists hinder HIV prevention research?

Ethics panels may be hindering HIV prevention efforts by requiring gay and bisexual adolescents to get parental consent before taking part in research, experts suggest.

21 April 2016
Oral History: Bittersweet Memories Of A Cuban HIV Sanitarium

Back in the 1990s, Cuba created a network of sanitariums, where people with HIV were confined indefinitely. It sounds barbaric, but as former patient Eduardo Martinez’s recollections reveal, it’s complicated. Life in the sanitariums was so much better than outside that some people purposely infected themselves with HIV.

24 March 2016
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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