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It’s not just HIV stigma – sexism, racism and poverty stigma commonly reported by women living with HIV in the United States

Women living with HIV perceive many forms of stigma in addition to HIV-related stigma, according to a qualitative study published in the July edition of Social Science

Published
07 June 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Gay man refused tattoo because he's HIV-positive

PinkNewsGay man refused tattoo because he's HIV-positivePinkNewsA gay man says he was refused service at one of the UK's biggest tattoo studios – because he is HIV-positive. George Westwood, a 19-year-old Sociology student at the University of Birmingham had gone to the Vida Loca studio in Bolton, Greater ...

Published
30 May 2018
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PinkNews
When I admitted I was HIV positive, my fellow academics excluded me

After disclosing my diagnosis, colleagues called me ‘reckless’ and cut off contact. I felt stigmatised and alone

Published
25 May 2018
From
The Guardian
HIV stigma – the end is nowhere in sight

Dr Yusef Azad spoke compellingly at the Hippocratic Post debate, the end of HIV?, on the issues of stigma and discrimination faced by people living with HIV.

Published
15 May 2018
From
The Hippocratic Post
Fifth of Scots think HIV is spread by kissing

HIV Scotland said this shows that public knowledge continues to include many myths and misconceptions that contribute to the ongoing stigma faced by people living with HIV.

Published
08 May 2018
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The Scotsman
Misinformation is the real culprit in British Columbia HIV case

Police and media left out key details of HIV non-disclosure charges: the defendant had a suppressed viral load and couldn’t transmit the virus to anyone.

Published
08 May 2018
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Xtra
B.C. man accused of failing to disclose HIV-positive status says police launched ‘smear campaign’

The Abbotsford man who was accused of having unprotected sex with multiple women and not disclosing his HIV-positive status said the charges should never have gone ahead in the first place. That’s because, under the law, he does not have to disclose the information if there is “no realistic possibility of transmission of HIV,” according to a BC Prosecution Service policy. Brian Carlisle said his medical records prove that his viral load has been undetectable dating back to 2004, but police ignored the evidence.

Published
02 May 2018
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Terrace Standard
With Glasgow Facing an HIV Crisis, the Media Need to Stop Stigmatising Drug Users

Sensationalism in some of the tabloid press in the UK is hardly a recent phenomenon, with much of their reputation built on vilifying marginalised groups in a bid to pander to right wing ideology. But, in the face of what has been described as an “uncontained HIV outbreak” in Glasgow, the potentially damaging language used by the media in Scotland to describe so-called ‘junkies’ must be held to account.

Published
02 May 2018
From
A Thousand Flowers (blog)
Eight HIV-Positive Folks Talk (Anonymously) About Why They Stay in the HIV Closet

Disclosing one's HIV status in the workplace or in traditional and social media can have its pros and cons. It can make us feel freer and more empowered and help reduce societal HIV stigma -- but in many places, it can still put us at risk for discrimination and emotional (even perhaps physical) harm. Here's why eight very HIV-positive folks out there in the U.S. choose not to disclose to anyone but close family, friends, and lovers -- even as some of them say they want to go public!

Published
27 April 2018
From
The Body
What are the outcomes for adults who were born with HIV?

Among people who were born with HIV and have now transitioned to adult care at St Mary’s hospital in London, 80% have an undetectable viral load,

Published
25 April 2018
By
Roger Pebody
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