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UN High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS faces battle over key populations

Activists say that a United Nations Political Declaration on Ending AIDS, due to be finalised this week at a UN High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS in New York,

Published
07 June 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
Men who have sex with men, sex workers groups ask: Will next UN political declaration on HIV and AIDS exclude most affected, least reached populations?

As world representatives meet this week to set next course on HIV, deletions of key populations raise questions on commitment to ambitious 90-90-90 goals.

Published
07 June 2016
From
Science Speaks
No ending AIDS in Africa without protecting rights

Ahead of the United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting (HLM) on Ending AIDS, the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) cautions African governments against back-tracking on their AIDS commitments and failing to protect the rights of people living with HIV, women and girls and key populations, such as sex workers, people who use drugs, transgender people and men who have sex with men.

Published
06 June 2016
From
ARASA
East Europe & Central Asia: Let's not lose track! – EECA communities position on HIV situation in the region

As leaders of the HIV response gather in New York on June 8-10 for the 2016 High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS, civil society networks of the EECA region prepared the “East Europe & Central Asia: Let’s not lose track” report to draw attention to the catastrophic situation in our region and solutions that would enable us to catch up to the rest of the world on the track to move towards ending AIDS and achieving Strategic Development Goals by 2030.

Published
06 June 2016
From
East Europe & Central Asia Union of PLWH
LGBT Communities Silenced in HIV Reduction Efforts

The persistent exclusion of LGBT communities in HIV responses globally has recently resurfaced at the United Nations. Russia along with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), a bloc of 57 states including Saudi Arabia and Egypt, banned 11 LGBT organisations from attending the High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS which is set to take place in New York on 8-10 June.

Published
06 June 2016
From
Inter Press Service
Gay blood donation: Lifetime ban in Northern Ireland on gay men donating blood is to be lifted

Northern Ireland's lifetime ban on gay men donating blood is to be lifted. Health Minister Michelle O'Neill said that she would lift the ban in favour of a '"one-year deferral system" as is the case in the rest of the UK.

Published
02 June 2016
From
BBC
Anti-cancer jab piloted in gay men

A vaccine to reduce the risk of cancer is to be offered to homosexual men in England in a pilot scheme starting in June.

Published
27 May 2016
From
BBC
Would you take a drug to prevent meth relapses, or stop alcohol cravings?

A small pilot study published in JAIDS has shown that a drug called naltrexone helps men who are interested in cutting back use less often, and may help reduce cravings for both meth and alcohol when taken on an as-needed basis.

Published
27 May 2016
From
BETA blog
New U.S. HIV Data on Gay Men and MSM Lacks Race Analysis

Last week, Emory University in partnership with the CDC released new information about HIV/AIDS prevalence and incidence among MSM around the country. The study used various methodologies to obtain more accurate information about the number of MSM there are on a state, county and city level. This information is critical in our attempt to assess the actual magnitude of the AIDS epidemic among MSM in America.

Published
26 May 2016
From
The Body
DIY sampling kits accessed through gay men's social media unearth new HIV cases

Offering DIY sampling kits for HIV using online dating apps and social media targeting gay men, successfully unearths previously undiagnosed cases of the infection, reveals an evaluation of the first large-scale dedicated service in the UK, published online in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections.

Published
25 May 2016
From
EurekAlert!

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