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Russian 'gay propaganda' law ruled discriminatory by European court

A Russian law that bans gay “propaganda” encourages homophobia and discrimination, the European court of human rights has ruled, in a sharply worded rebuke to the Kremlin. The state has been ordered to pay damages totalling €43,000 (£37,800) plus costs and interest within three months.

Published
20 June 2017
From
The Guardian
Gay man 'refused entry to LGBT club because he had HIV medication on him'

The incident has now led to two of Britain’s biggest HIV charities to call on bars and clubs to ensure staff are aware of such medication so they deal with it sensitively.

Published
05 June 2017
From
Metro
China's Only School For HIV-Positive Students Now Permitted to Hold College Entry Exams

Kun Kun was just five when his grandfather signed a petition to have him thrown out of his village. Kun Kun had been tested for HIV, and found positive. Other children refused to play with him and, along with his grandfather, 200 of his neighbors signed the petition.

Published
02 June 2017
From
Newsweek
Portugal: putting people at the centre of the AIDS response

Increased access to PrEP and HIV testing, as well as zero discrimination, are key to reducing new HIV infections in Portugal.

Published
31 May 2017
From
UNAIDS
United States: What It's Like to Be HIV Positive in the Military

Soldiers can be prosecuted for having sex, latest medications aren't widely available – are the armed forces living in the 1980s when it comes to AIDS?

Published
23 May 2017
From
Rolling Stone
Gay man sues New York museum for anti-HIV discrimination

After 10 years of working at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History as an IT manager, Bryan Torres has filed a federal suit against the museum for creating an intolerable hostile working environment.

Published
26 April 2017
From
ThinkProgress
India to ban discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS

India has passed a landmark bill which aims to ensure equal rights for those living with HIV/AIDS. The HIV and AIDS (Prevention and Control) Bill, passed by the country's parliament on Tuesday, will make it illegal to discriminate against people living with and affected by HIV. It is the first of its kind in south Asia, and will make India the largest country in the world to ban this kind of discrimination.

Published
12 April 2017
From
CNN
This Man Was Turned Away By A London Tattoo Artist Because He Has HIV

“I don’t feel like a second class citizen very often,” Rob Curtis told BuzzFeed News after the tattooist at Sang Bleu refused to work on him when he disclosed his HIV status.

Published
06 February 2017
From
BuzzFeed News
Israel: HIV infected bodies are being segregated and covered in concrete by health officials

PinkNews has learned that the Israeli Ministry of Health sent out guidelines ordering the dead bodies of people who had HIV AIDS be tagged, segregated and covered in concrete.

Published
05 December 2016
From
Pink News
Tanzania suspends some HIV programs for gay men, says health minister

Tanzania has suspended community-based HIV/AIDS prevention programs for gay men, the health minister said on Monday, in the latest crackdown on the high-risk group. Ummy Mwalimu, Tanzania's minister for health said the government had received reports that some local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) were promoting and normalizing same-sex relationships as part of their HIV programs.

Published
01 November 2016
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Thomson Reuters Foundation
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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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