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SA scientist honoured by HIV community

South African HIV scientist Professor Linda-Gail Bekker was awarded the 2018 Desmond Tutu Award for HIV Prevention Research and Human Rights last night (21 October) at a conference in Madrid, Spain.

Published
23 October 2018
From
Health-e News
My court case could see Jamaica follow India and make gay sex legal

Lawyer and LGBTI activist Maurice Tomlinson is waiting for his day in court to strike down Jamaica’s anti-sodomy law

Published
03 October 2018
From
Gay Star News
What is happening to LGBTI rights in Malaysia?

Malaysia's new government promised to tackle human rights, but in the last few months the country's LGBTI Malaysians have felt increasingly under threat.

Published
16 September 2018
From
Gay Star News
US Military Defends Policy That Could Kick Out Soldiers With HIV

The Trump administration defended a new military policy that will allegedly result in HIV-positive service members being fired in violation of their constitutional rights when it takes effect Oct. 1.

Published
11 September 2018
From
Bloomberg
Campaigners celebrate as India decriminalises homosexuality

Colonial-era law is struck down by country’s highest court after decades of uncertainty

Published
06 September 2018
From
The Guardian
UNAIDS welcomes ground-breaking decision by India’s Supreme Court that strikes down law criminalizing LGBTI people

UNAIDS welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court of India to annul key provisions of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Section 377 criminalizes sexual relations between lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. 

Published
06 September 2018
From
UNAIDS
UK aid raises the voices of grassroots HIV organisations

The UK has today (Wednesday 25 July) committed to increase its support to help people in grassroots organisations keep HIV on the agenda in countries around the world. DFID will step up its support for the Robert Carr Fund - an organisation dedicated to supporting community networks across the world which help people with HIV to realise their human rights, tackle stigma, and advocate for policy change.

Published
26 July 2018
From
UK Department for International Development
Civil society under threat: How can HIV advocates resist the impact?

Civil society organisations (CSOs) providing HIV services and advocacy to key populations and people living with HIV are increasingly under attack from populist and repressive government regimes across

Published
26 July 2018
By
Lisa Power
Indonesia: Anti-LGBT Crackdown Fuels Health Crisis

Indonesian authorities are fueling an HIV epidemic through complicity in discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. The government’s failure to halt arbitrary and unlawful raids by police and militant Islamists on private LGBT gatherings has effectively derailed public health outreach efforts to vulnerable populations.

Published
02 July 2018
From
Human Rights Watch
'God Knows Us. God Loves Us.' - Life On The Margins In L.G.B.T. Africa

Elton John writes: "We asked the photographer Robin Hammond to take his camera to countries like Kenya and Ghana, where homosexuality is illegal, and to Mozambique, where it is widely condemned, as part of his “ Where Love Is Illegal ” project. By depicting local advocates and by sharing their stories, these images and narratives show that those affected by this epidemic are not evil. In fact, they’re not really any different from anyone else."

Published
26 June 2018
From
New York 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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