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Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi calls for zero discrimination of people living with HIV

Nobel peace prize winner and Member of Parliament Aung San Suu Kyi calls on her fellow citizens and people around the globe to eliminate stigma and discrimination, which people living with HIV often face.

Published
29 October 2012
From
UNAIDS
Making it work: Integrating human rights into national HIV plans

Without a human rights-based approach, investments in HIV may not be effective or reach those most in need. To strengthen the human rights-based national response to HIV, the Alliance has been providing technical support to UNAIDS since 2011, to help national stakeholders integrate human rights programmes into National Strategic Plans for HIV (NSPs).

Published
25 October 2012
From
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
An invisible issue: The presidential campaign and HIV/AIDS

If Mitt Romney is elected president, would he do a better job than President Obama in the fight against HIV/AIDS?

Published
12 October 2012
From
Global Post
25 years of NAT (National AIDS Trust)

To mark NAT's 25th birthday year, this short film looks at how the HIV epidemic has evolved over the last quarter of a century and the part NAT has played in improving the lives of people living with HIV and educating the public.

Published
09 October 2012
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You Tube
Hilary Clinton Applauds Namibia

United States of America (USA) Secretary of State, Hillary Rodman Clinton applauded the Namibian Government for taking ownership and providing half of the financing in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Namibia.

Published
02 October 2012
From
AllAfrica
African Leaders Renew Commitment To Providing HIV Treatment, Prevention Services

African leaders meeting on the sidelines of the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly called for innovative solutions to accelerate the response to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and to advance health for people on the continent.

Published
28 September 2012
From
Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report
With Aid Cutoff, Kremlin Recalibrates

The decision by the Kremlin this month to terminate all of USAID’s programs here, amid a swirl of ominous accusations of meddling in Russia’s internal affairs, has stunned aid workers, infuriated American diplomats and left many nonprofit groups on the brink of collapse.

Published
24 September 2012
From
New York Times
Australia: Community groups say Qld Govt is gagging debate

In Queensland, the State Government's trying to gag community organisations that it funds under the Health Department umbrella. The department's asking them to sign contracts which would limit their freedom to speak or advocate. They'd even be banned from providing links on their websites to other groups advocating for change.

Published
19 September 2012
From
ABC News
UK: Confusion and uncertainty in sexual health

With STIs on the rise and funding arrangements in flux, there is widespread anxiety about the forthcoming transfer of responsibility for commissioning sexual health services to local authorities.

Published
19 September 2012
From
BMA
A shared concern over Malaysian checklist for “How to spot gay children”

The Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM) is backing community groups and organisations in Malaysia and elsewhere in their strong concern about recent guidelines released by the Malaysian Ministry of Education aimed at identifying young people who may be gay and lesbian.

Published
19 September 2012
From
APCOM press release

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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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