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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
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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
From
Thomson Reuters Foundation
7 Insurers Alleged To Have Discriminated Against HIV Patients

The Affordable Care Act prohibits insurers from discriminating against people with serious illnesses, but some marketplace plans sidestep that taboo by making the drugs that people with HIV need unavailable or unaffordable, complaints filed recently with the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights allege.

Published
19 October 2016
From
NPR
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
From
Crown Prosecution Service
6 Nursing Homes Accused of HIV Discrimination

The facilities allegedly refused to accept a client because of his HIV, according to the ACLU.

Published
22 September 2016
From
Poz
Russian HIV workers fear blacklisting

Despite a growing HIV epidemic in Russia, groups working to prevent the spread of the virus are worried they will be blacklisted for taking foreign funding. So far four organisations have been labelled "foreign agents".

Published
06 September 2016
From
BBC 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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