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Korea Should Get Real on HIV

The Korean government considers people living with HIV morally unfit to teach English and medically unfit to receive government scholarships to study at Korean universities. But the UN and governments around the world have long recognized that such policies are unjustified on any sort of health or human rights grounds. In such an economically and scientifically advanced country, this is an astonishing reminder that in some respects Korea still needs to catch up with the rest of the world. 

Published
05 May 2017
From
Human Rights Watch Health
Fear of stigma is prompting young South Africans to seek early HIV treatment

Young South Africans are strongly motivated to seek HIV testing and treatment by a desire to maintain a healthy physical appearance and to appear normal

Published
04 May 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
Suicide accounts for 2% of deaths in people with HIV, twice the rate of the general population

Men living with HIV have an elevated rate of suicide, particularly in the first year after diagnosis, according to a fifteen-year study of almost 90,000 people diagnosed

Published
06 April 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Vietnam will struggle to meet 90-90-90 targets without addressing barriers to HIV care for men who have sex with men

Men who have sex with men in Vietnam risk being left behind as the country strives to achieve UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 targets for diagnosis, treatment and viral suppression,

Published
20 March 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Perceptions of Masculinity Influence HIV Stigma in Nigeria

A recent study has found that the extent to which males meet cultural ideals of masculinity in Nigeria can impact the extent of stigma they experience. The study involved extensive interviewing of 17 heterosexual men with HIV in Nigeria, all of whom were being treated with antiretroviral therapy.

Published
28 February 2017
From
Naija 247
How some gay men still stigmatise HIV positive gay men

I naively thought that I knew no-one living with HIV. I had to ask myself seriously what I would do if I were diagnosed positive: and my immediate reaction was that I wouldn’t tell anybody. Part of the reason I’ve written my play The HIV Monologues is to combat this silencing stigma about HIV.

Published
01 February 2017
From
Dazed
Nigeria’s anti-homosexuality laws block access to care

LGBT+ people in Nigeria experience discrimination that hinders their access to health care, including for mental health problems that have been overlooked by many organisations, the Bisi Alimi Foundation has reported based on an online survey.

Published
24 January 2017
From
Sci.dev.net
Many older people living with HIV in the UK worried about poverty, loneliness and social care

People over the age of 50 now represent one third of all people living with HIV, but the social care, healthcare and welfare systems aren’t ready for

Published
19 January 2017
By
Roger Pebody
This “First Dates” Contestant Was Told He Had To Reveal He Was HIV-Positive

When Alex Causton-Ronaldson applied to be on the Channel 4 show, his HIV status was leaked to the production team, who tried to pressure him into disclosing it. He tells BuzzFeed News what effect this had and how he fought back.

Published
19 December 2016
From
BuzzFeed News
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
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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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