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Daryll Rowe: 10 men now accusing hairdresser of deliberately infecting them with HIV

More men have come forward to claim they were deliberately infected with HIV by a man who has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm. Daryll Rowe, who is currently in custody in Scotland, is now facing 10 complainants who say he tampered with contraception whilst having sex with them in Brighton between October 2015 and January 2016.

9 hours ago
The Independent
Proposed Sexual Health Law Reforms In New South Wales Slammed By Experts

The reforms would see people with HIV or an STI who fail to take "reasonable precautions" face a fine or up to six months in prison.

13 September 2017
Star Observer
Don't criminalize people on HIV treatment

Even when the risk of transmission is zero due to effective treatment, not disclosing your HIV status to sexual partners is considered a crime in Canada. This only furthers stigma, ignores science and prevents people from coming forward with their HIV status.

22 August 2017
The Globe and Mail
Antonio Reyes-Minana jailed for infecting men with HIV

A 25-year-old man who recklessly infected two other men with HIV has been jailed for seven years. The Crown Prosecution Service said he had "explicitly lied" about his HIV status in the case of one victim and that scientific evidence supported the case that he had transmitted the virus to the victims.

21 August 2017
US: Advocates launch Consensus Statement on HIV “Treatment as Prevention” in Criminal Law Reform

The consensus statement is underpinned by a concern that if HIV criminalisation reform focuses soley on changing laws so that those who are virally suppressed are not considered ‘a risk’ that this approach will not address the unjust disproportional impact of the US criminal legal system on people of colour, LGBTI people, sex workers, and the financially disadvantaged.

14 July 2017
HIV Justice Network
Charlie Sheen sued again for allegedly exposing ex to HIV

Charlie Sheen is being sued again by an ex who claims the “Two and a Half Men” star lied about his HIV.

26 June 2017
New York Daily News
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?

23 May 2017
Rolling Stone
Criminal laws fail to deter transmission of AIDS virus

“There has been much discussion about whether criminal-exposure laws affect HIV-risk behaviors or transmission,” Dr. Jonathan Mermin of the CDC said. “In this analysis, we found no association between HIV diagnosis rates and laws that criminalize HIV exposure.”

02 May 2017
The CEO of HIV

Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation treats an enormous number of patients — and makes an enormous amount of money. Is that why so many activists distrust him?

26 April 2017
New York Times
GNP+ Appoints Human Rights Activist as Its New Executive Director

The Board of the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) is pleased to welcome Dr. Laurel Sprague as our new Executive Director. Dr. Sprague is a passionate social justice activist and a widely respected educator and researcher who has extensively championed the human rights and needs of key populations and people living with HIV. She has served as the regional coordinator for the North American Affiliate of GNP+ and as a GNP+ Board Member, and has provided technical support to PLHIV networks worldwide on the People Living with HIV Stigma Index research and analysis for nearly a decade.

03 April 2017
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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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