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Vietnam Says Goodbye to Sex Worker Detention

The Vietnamese National Assembly recently concluded its debate on whether it made sense to detain thousands of sex workers in so-called rehabilitation facilities where they were held without right of appeal and forced to work (including for private companies) without pay. In a vote of 70 percent in favor, and 30 percent against, the National Assembly moved to close these useless and punitive institutions. Justice advocates, UN experts, and people with HIV and those who care about them are hoping that drug detention centers in Vietnam will follow soon.

Published
06 July 2012
From
Open Society
UNAIDS Executive Director commends Chinese government for its bold leadership on AIDS

UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé acknowledged the significant progress achieved by the Chinese government since his last visit in December 2011 and highlighted the importance of sustained commitment to the AIDS response during, and following China’s upcoming leadership transition.

Published
27 June 2012
From
UNAIDS
Thailand launches new AIDS strategy

Thailand has become the latest country in the Asia and the Pacific region to align its national AIDS strategy with the UNAIDS vision of getting to zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.

Published
27 June 2012
From
UNAIDS
Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai avoids HIV testing

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was one of the many high-profile politicians who chose not to participate in a voluntary and symbolic HIV/Aids testing and circumcision initiative by members of Parliament last week.

Published
26 June 2012
From
Bulawayo 24
Treatment Benefits For All?

CATIE’s James Wilton explores the use of HIV treatment to reduce the risk of HIV transmission. Do the personal and public health benefits coincide or clash?

Published
26 June 2012
From
CATIE - The Positive Side
Controversial AIDS law passed in Dominican Republic

This national law is the result of five years of multisectorial work, and although most of its articles are very progressive, at the same time it includes the criminalisation and penalisation of HIV transmission.

Published
21 June 2012
From
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
Nobel fight over African HIV centre

Laureates question choice of Luc Montagnier as interim scientific director.

Published
20 June 2012
From
Nature
Reality Check: The LGBT Community Must Look At The Changing Face Of AIDS

The face of AIDS in America is rapidly changing: It is getting older and grayer. Thanks to the medications that have prolonged the lives of so many with this disease, within the next five years, more than half of all Americans with HIV will be 50 or older.

Published
15 June 2012
From
Huffington Post
Netizens Chatter as Prominent HIV/AIDS Activist Leaves China

On June 10, news broke that Dr. Lu Guogan, whose non-profit AIDS/HIV clinic in Guangxi province was recently shut down by the Chinese government, has left the country.

Published
14 June 2012
From
Tea Leaf Nation
Fiocruz calls on the Brazilian National STD/AIDS Program to correct its course

Years after awake praises in the international arena and be highlighted as a model, the Brazilian National STD/AIDS Program was criticized by a publication produced by the own government. AIDS care is now carried out in overcrowded services, the number of new infections is not lowing and many patients receive a late diagnosis of the infection.

Published
14 June 2012
From
Sexuality Policy Watch

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