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Ageing with HIV: Testimonials of Stigma and Discrimination in Healthcare Settings

So frequent were the stories that emerged of poor understanding and stigmatising attitudes to people with HIV from professionals working in medical services outside their HIV clinic, and so strong the fears of how people might be treated in these settings, that many participants with HIV reported a strong reluctance to access services which they needed for their ongoing good health, from surgery to dentistry and maternity services. These stories come from all parts of Europe.

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EATG
Game Changers in HIV: Judith Currier

Meet Judith Currier, M.D., a physician-researcher who paved the way for better treatment options for women living with HIV.

Published
17 April 2019
From
The Body Pro
This doctor saves lives through organ transplants – and he's also a world-class dancer

Johns Hopkins surgeon Dorry Segev is revolutionizing the transplant process by allowing HIV patients to receive and donate organs. But that's just his day job.

Published
10 April 2019
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From the Grapevine
Gregg Gonsalves Blends Activism and Science

The former Act Up campaigner is now an epidemiologist — and MacArthur grantee — searching for new ways to halt epidemics.

Published
09 April 2019
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The New York Times
Racism, marginalisation and PrEP stereotypes affect PrEP uptake for black MSM in London

Black men who have sex with men (MSM) in London experience a unique set of motivations and barriers to using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), according to the results

Published
09 April 2019
By
Krishen Samuel
Patricia Arquette finishes memoir that details losing her HIV positive and transgender sister Alexis

Patricia Arquette finally finishes her heart-breaking memoir which details the agony of losing her HIV positive, transgender activist sister Alexis.

Published
02 April 2019
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Daily Mail
On the legacy of AIDS — trauma and shame get in the way of HIV prevention

The generational divide that erupted in San Francisco during this forum about pre-exposure prophylaxis motivated me to study how men of different generations think about sex, health and PrEP. It also motivated me to get on PrEP — a decision that changed my life.

Published
29 March 2019
From
San Francisco Chronicle
Atlanta woman becomes country's first HIV+ living kidney donor

If you ask Nina Martinez why she has fought so hard to become the first HIV + living kidney donor, her answer is pretty simple. "I just wanted to be just like anybody else," Martinez says. "I think, in 2019, this is going to blow a lot of peoples' minds. Because I'm sitting here today, as someone living for 35 years with HIV, and I'm about to donate this organ."

Published
29 March 2019
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FOX 5 Atlanta
Game Changers in HIV: Tonia Poteat

Great HIV medicine and treatment are only half the story. Here's how Tonia Poteat, Ph.D., transformed HIV and LGBTQ health care as a researcher and clinician.

Published
27 March 2019
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The Body Pro
My PrEP Story: Phil (part 3)

There is not enough research specifically on black queer men and what the motivations and barriers are for us accessing or not accessing PrEP. Charlie Witzel, a research fellow from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine lead a new study on this to find out how to design specifically targeted programs and services that help black queer men to take PrEP

Published
27 March 2019
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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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