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Stigma persists in the undetectable era

In an era of widespread HIV treatment and undetectable viral load, stigma remains a persistent feature in the lives of almost half of people living

Published
28 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
HIV Is Still Taboo Among White Gay Men in South Africa

I knew going in that HIV/AIDS is a hot-button issue in South Africa, and comes with quite a bit of associated controversy, stigma, judgment and shame. But I couldn’t help but be surprised the blank looks and nonchalant responses I received when the topic of HIV came up.

Published
14 July 2016
From
BETA blog
Should Grindr Filter By HIV Status?

The gay dating (sex) app Grindr is surveying some users about offering a filter to help stigmatize and serosort HIV positive identifying users. Wha?

Published
11 July 2016
From
I'm Still Josh (blog)
Despite medical advances, HIV epidemic continues for gay men across the globe

Across countries and income levels, gay men continue to see disproportionately high rates of HIV infection, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Published
11 July 2016
From
Johns Hopkins University
Why is tackling stigma so difficult?

Stigma should be our top priority, yet we have not identified concrete strategies for reducing it. So why do we find stigma so difficult to tackle?

Published
04 July 2016
From
NAT
Gay and bisexual people really do have poorer mental health, national US health survey shows

The inclusion, for the first time, of a question about sexual orientation in a regularly-conducted national health survey in the US has allowed researchers to establish that

Published
01 July 2016
By
Gus Cairns
I Was Attacked for Being Gay and HIV Positive. Here's How I'm Fighting Back.

In this three-part story, TheBody.com contributor Todd Heywood speaks up about his experience of a brutal anti-gay and anti-HIV attack and its aftermath, explaining "I am not only supporting my own healing, but hoping to illuminate a path toward overturning the policies that continue to fuel violence and other life-threatening dangers for LGBT people and those living with HIV."

Published
30 June 2016
From
The Body
Today In History, 1987: Presidential Advisor Urges Reagan: No Homos On AIDS Commission

Six years into the AIDS epidemic, the Reagan administrations response to a death toll approaching the 20,000 mark was still abysmal.

Published
30 June 2016
From
Box Turtle Bulletin
Study finds online HIV prevention resources face resistance from black female college students

New research from North Carolina State University and Pennsylvania State University finds that black female college students were often unlikely to use online resources related to HIV prevention, due to the stigma associated with the disease and concerns that their social network would learn they were accessing HIV-related materials.

Published
25 April 2016
From
Medical Xpress
Online privacy concerns limit the reach of sexual health messages on social media

The way in which individuals manage their identities on Facebook, for example avoiding publication of material which could be seen as revealing something about their sexual behaviour

Published
25 April 2016
By
Roger Pebody
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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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