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US: Immigrant Women Face Many Barriers to HIV Testing and Care

Immigrant women living with HIV often juggle multiple identities, all of which are the target of discrimination and stigma: HIV status, female gender, person of color, foreign accent and/or poor command of English. Many also come from countries with a high prevalence of HIV and/or have experienced trauma and abuse during their journey to the U.S. These disadvantages are compounded by policies that prevent immigrants' access to health insurance, fear of immigration enforcement, low socio-economic status and cultural belief systems that may be at odds with mainstream U.S. health care practices.

Published
03 January 2017
From
The Body
In the era of universal treatment, what are HIV clinical guidelines for?

The purpose and structure of clinical HIV guidelines may have to change radically now that universal treatment on diagnosis is the clinical consensus, physicians from the European

Published
22 December 2016
By
Gus Cairns
HIV has no borders, but its treatment does. Why this needs to change

South Africa and Zimbabwe have made significant strides rolling out antiretroviral programmes. But the regional expansion of antiretroviral programmes still needs much work and needs to integrate migration.

Published
15 December 2016
From
The Conversation
Migration and age differences between male and female partners fuelling the HIV epidemic in South Africa

Analyses from two large household surveys in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa shed new light on the dynamics of HIV transmission in the South African province that is hardest

Published
14 December 2016
By
Roger Pebody
"Callous, cold and deliberately duplicitous": calling out racism in Canadian newspaper coverage of HIV non-disclosure cases 1989-2015

Report issued by Canadian university researchers calls for fairness and accuracy in the newsroom and an end to coverage that stigmatizes people with HIV.

Published
07 December 2016
From
Positive Lite
PrEP for African migrants in Europe? A research agenda

Clinical trials and demonstration projects in Europe have focused solely on men having sex with men (MSM). In contrast to global PrEP research, Europe seems to have overlooked heterosexuals at risk of HIV, mostly sub-Saharan African migrants and other ethnic minorities from endemic regions. Research should urgently investigate how to offer PrEP to all people in need: how to stimulate demand, how to deliver it, and how to support adherence.

Published
31 October 2016
From
The Lancet HIV (requires free registration)
The Lancet: Migrants screened for active tuberculosis pose negligible risk of spreading infection but can still get disease later

Tuberculosis incidence in the UK has declined over the past four years, with fewer numbers of new migrants diagnosed with the disease. A new study, published in The Lancet finds that migrants arriving on visas to the UK from countries at high risk of TB and who were pre-screened for TB, pose a negligible risk of onwards infection, despite being at increased risk of developing TB themselves.

Published
13 October 2016
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Nigel Farage defends policy of banning migrants with HIV from UK

Nigel Farage has defended his policy of rejecting migrants with HIV from coming into the UK, saying Britain should “put our own people first”.

Published
12 June 2016
From
The Independent
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
NAT reaction to the Queen’s Speech 2016

At the State Opening of Parliament today, the Queen announced a Bill “to ensure that overseas visitors pay for the health treatment they receive at public expense”. She also stated that proposals will be now be brought forward for a British Bill of Rights.

Published
18 May 2016
From
NAT
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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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