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William Barr, Trump’s Attorney General Nominee, Held Immigrants in ‘HIV Prison Camp’

Under Attorney General William Barr, 310 Haitian immigrants became prisoners of the world’s first detention camp for refugees with HIV. Now, a key Democratic senator wants answers.

Published
19 hours ago
From
Daily Beast
Half of Malaysian doctors admit to some discrimination against patients with HIV

Just over half of physicians at two of Malaysia’s leading medical universities expressed some intention to discriminate against patients with HIV in a survey. Dr Tee Ying

Published
16 January 2019
By
Roger Pebody
Family duty is a powerful force in China. Is that why so many couples signed up for the ‘CRISPR babies’ experiment?

Young adults in China feel a powerful cultural obligation to marry and have kids, but that life plan suddenly looks unattainable to people told they’re infected with HIV, particularly for the many who can’t afford or are unaware of treatments that would allow them to have uninfected children. So when an ambitious scientist offered HIV-positive men and their spouses what seemed to be a way out of this despair, several hundred couples in China jumped at the chance, expressing interest in a clinical trial that promised to deliver them babies forever protected from HIV infections.

Published
15 January 2019
From
STAT
Facing Legal Action, Insurer Now Will Cover People Taking Truvada, an H.I.V.-Prevention Drug

Regulators had accused Mutual of Omaha of denying policies to applicants, mostly gay men, who took medication to protect against the infection.

Published
11 January 2019
From
New York Times
GNP+ Announces New Executive Director

The Board and Secretariat of the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) warmly welcomes Rico Gustav as our incoming Executive Director. Mr. Gustav is a well-respected human rights and health activist that has been working at the intersection of HIV, drug use and key populations since his own diagnosis at 17 years old in Indonesia.

Published
09 January 2019
From
Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+)
One in 4 women at sexual health clinics reports coercion over their reproductive lives

As many as one in four women attending sexual and reproductive healthcare services say they are not allowed to take control of their own reproductive lives, reveals a review of the available evidence, published today in BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health. As well as not being able to actively choose whether to use contraceptives, or start or continue with a pregnancy, this 'reproductive control' also takes the form of 'contraceptive sabotage', which includes covert removal of a condom during sex, so invalidating consent, the research shows.

Published
08 January 2019
From
EurekAlert
‘Left behind’: Drug companies and researchers have overlooked patients who don’t respond to HIV meds

There are tens of thousands of immunologic non-responders in the U.S., whose low CD4 numbers put them at much higher risk of heart attacks, stroke, cancers, secondary infections such as tuberculosis, and death. And yet, drug companies and researchers aren’t actively pursuing new treatments that would boost their immunity.

Published
08 January 2019
From
STAT
‘RAPID’ HIV treatment initiation a success in San Francisco

Populations considered hard to treat or engage in care can benefit from same-day antiretroviral treatment as part of a clinic offering social safety-net interventions.

Published
08 January 2019
From
AVERT
HIV Gets a Starring Role (and Scores Several Wins) at the Golden Globes

Nominations included “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Pose” and “The Assassination of Gianni Versace.” Watch the acceptance speeches!

Published
08 January 2019
From
Poz
History of HIV told by Vancouver artists in new gallery show

Vancouver artist Tiko Kerr's self-portrait uses his own discarded medical paraphernalia.

Published
08 January 2019
From
Vancouver Sun
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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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