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Dutch HIV patients furious over "horror" AIDS campaign

HIV patients in the Netherlands are furious about the AIDS fund's "horror campaign" about the disease. "I kill about 300 children a day" and "I am now more dangerous than ever" are two phrases fro the Dutch AIDS Fund's radio commercial campaign.

Published
07 December 2016
From
NL Times
"Callous, cold and deliberately duplicitous": calling out racism in Canadian newspaper coverage of HIV non-disclosure cases 1989-2015

Report issued by Canadian university researchers calls for fairness and accuracy in the newsroom and an end to coverage that stigmatizes people with HIV.

Published
07 December 2016
From
Positive Lite
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
Trump leaves AIDS advocates feeling anxious

The election of Donald Trump has left many people with HIV, their medical providers, and advocates feeling uncertain and anxious. Although Trump said little about HIV during the presidential campaign, his opposition to the Affordable Care Act and his conservative Cabinet picks suggest many of the advances of the Obama years may be rolled back. But all agreed that it is hard to predict specific details.

Published
01 December 2016
From
Bay Area Reporter
The Times coverage of PrEP echoes that of the Daily Mail

The Times have continued to report on PrEP in a divisive manner, ignoring warnings from a number of health organisations against pitting groups of patients against one another.

Published
15 November 2016
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Attitude
In a Trump Presidency, Portents of Stigma and Sickness for People Living With HIV

Do not listen when someone tells you it will all be okay. It will not. For people living with HIV and those that advocate alongside them, a Trump White House coupled with a Republican-controlled Congress is nothing less than a waking nightmare.

Published
14 November 2016
From
The Body
The 13 NHS treatments at risk... because taxpayers face paying for controversial HIV drug

Hundreds of people with rare diseases could miss out on vital treatments after the NHS was ordered to consider bankrolling a controversial HIV pill.

Published
11 November 2016
From
Daily Mail
Some of the Americans who need PrEP the most face the greatest barriers to getting it

The personal values and moral judgements of healthcare providers are likely to interfere with the appropriate provision of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), Sarah Calabrese of Yale University told

Published
25 October 2016
By
Roger Pebody
NHS Under Pressure To Explain “Homophobic” Response To HIV Drug Ruling

NHS England is facing calls from leading HIV charities and a Conservative MP to explain why it heavily edited a press statement on a court ruling about an HIV prevention drug to include lines that have been described as “homophobic” and “irresponsible”.

Published
21 October 2016
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BuzzFeed
Stigma and empty wallets make HIV positive people carry on despite pain

Up to three quarters of people living with HIV suffer from pain. The Conversation Africa spoke to Antonia Wadley about research that measured activity and resilience among people living with HIV and pain.

Published
03 October 2016
From
The Conversation
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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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