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Cameroon police arrest LGBT activist, block AIDS clinic

Police in the Deido section of Douala, Cameroon, arrested the vice president of the anti-AIDS pro-LGBT-rights group Alternatives-Cameroon on Feb. 14 after receiving an accusation that he is a homosexual. The man who was arrested, Richard Kwa Bette, remained in detention today, awaiting word on what charges he would face. Because of the arrest, Richard, a doctor, was unable to work on Feb. 15 at the association’s Health Center, where he was scheduled to oversee a health screening campaign for MSM (men who have sex with men) as part of Cameroon’s National Strategic Plan against HIV and Tuberculosis.

Published
18 February 2014
From
76crimes.com
10 myths about the AIDS response

Peter Piot has called on the AIDS movement to take a cold, hard look at the lessons learned, and counter what he sees as the dangerous myths that could lead to a collective state of denial.

Published
17 February 2014
From
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
Long-Awaited 30% Rent Cap in New York to Become a Reality

Today’s announcement by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio during his budget address—that he and Governor Cuomo have reached an agreement for an affordable housing protection for low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS—is a promising sign of what we can accomplish if we work together.

Published
17 February 2014
From
Housing Works
Athens mayoral candidate says he is HIV positive

One of Greece's best-known proponents of gay rights, who is running for mayor of Athens, on Sunday said he is HIV positive in a taboo-breaking move. Gregory Vallianatos, a 58-year-old journalist, made the announcement on his Facebook page.

Published
17 February 2014
From
Zee News
LGB individuals living in anti-gay communities die early

In the first study to look at the consequences of anti-gay prejudice for mortality, researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals who lived in communities with high levels of anti-gay prejudice have a shorter life expectancy of 12 years on average compared with their peers in the least prejudiced communities. "The results of this study suggest a broadening of the consequences of prejudice to include premature death," noted the study's lead author, Mark Hatzenbuehler, PhD, assistant professor of Sociomedical Sciences. The study is online in the journal Social Science & Medicine.

Published
16 February 2014
From
Mailman School of Public Health
HIV/AIDS firms top new pharma reputation list

HIV/AIDS specialist company ViiV has the best corporate reputation out of 33 pharmaceutical companies, according to 800 patient groups worldwide polled for PatientView’s latest annual review.

Published
14 February 2014
From
PharmaTimes
London’s HIV crisis: A storm seeded in the noughties?

An alarming increase in the incidence of both HIV-infection and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) has been occurring amongst men who have sex with men (MSM) in England over the last two years.

Published
14 February 2014
From
Treatment Science Writers
The deadly toll of drug-approval drag

A recent survey of general practitioners by the Canadian Liver Foundation revealed 57 per cent of GPs don't know hepatitis C can be cured despite the fact more than 70 per cent of hep C patients who undergo treatment with available medicines are being cured right now.

Published
14 February 2014
From
Winnipeg Free Press
Gilead's CEO Says New Hepatitis C Drug Attracts Payers

Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD:US), the world’s largest maker of HIV medicines, said insurers have responded favorably over coverage of its new hepatitis C drug, which has a price tag of $84,000 for a 12-week course of treatment.

Published
13 February 2014
From
Bloomberg Businessweek
Improving Engagement and Retention in Care at your Clinic: A CDC Study

A recent CDC study, A Low-Effort, Clinic-Wide Intervention Improves Attendance for HIV Primary Care, addressed the challenge of retaining patients in care in 6 large HIV urban-area clinics.

Published
13 February 2014
From
AETC

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