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How Sensationalist Media Coverage Hurts The Fight Against HIV

Significant steps have been taken in the fight against HIV/AIDS over the past several years, but media coverage of the issue all too often fixates on stories that sensationalize the spread of the disease and even encourage the criminalization of people with HIV.

Published
24 April 2014
From
Media Matters for America (blog)
Why Russia is Heading Toward an HIV Crisis and Privacy Disaster

Russian lawmakers are said to be moving on a bill that would mandate every citizen living with HIV/AIDS must submit to fingerprint data collection, a worrying turn of events in a country that is already seeing the damages of a disastrous HIV policy.

Published
23 April 2014
From
Care2.com
London election candidates urged to tackle HIV as numbers in the capital continue to increase

A leading HIV charity is calling on London’s councillors and political groups to tackle the high rates of HIV in their boroughs and improve support services for the growing number of people living with HIV, in the lead up to May elections.

Published
15 April 2014
From
NAT press release
South Africa: ARV Programme Saves 780 000 Lives

South Africa's HIV antiretroviral treatment programme saved 780 000 lives between 2003 and 2012, according to a recently released independent review. But the tuberculosis programme is failing to meet targets.

Published
14 April 2014
From
Health-e
Twenty years after genocide, Rwanda is a model of health equity

Just two decades later, life expectancy has doubled. Vaccination rates for many diseases are now higher than those registered in the United States—more than 97% of Rwandan infants are immunized against ten different diseases. Child mortality has fallen by more than two thirds since 2000. New HIV infection rates fell by 60% between 2000 and 2012, and AIDS-related mortality fell by 82%. HIV treatment is free.

Published
10 April 2014
From
Quartz
The Impact of the Welfare Reform on People Living With HIV in England

Based on a survey of 287 people diagnosed with HIV across England the report found that two-thirds of were affected by benefit changes, with nine out of ten reporting poorer health and limited access to HIV care as a result. Handling of the reforms is criticised in the report, in particular assessments and their failure in supporting some of the most vulnerable in our community.

Published
03 April 2014
From
Positively UK
Treatment 2015 situation room

Tool allowing visualisation and global comparison of HIV treatment coverage, HIV prevalence, incidence, investments, drug stockouts and policies.

Published
03 April 2014
From
UNAIDS
Action Plan on HIV/AIDS in the EU and neighbouring countries: 2014-2016

Published
19 March 2014
From
European Commission
10 myths about the AIDS response

Peter Piot has called on the AIDS movement to take a cold, hard look at the lessons learned, and counter what he sees as the dangerous myths that could lead to a collective state of denial.

Published
17 February 2014
From
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
The Year in Global Health: Top 10 stories in HIV, TB around the world

HIV, TB research, funding, policy developments, setbacks of 2013 lay out promises and challenges for 2014.

Published
20 December 2013
From
Science Speaks

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