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Having Sex With Poz Men Helped Kick My Fear of HIV

The fear of contracting HIV has run my life for what feels like forever, and I’m not willing to let it control me any longer.

Published
23 August 2016
From
The Advocate
Art Aids America review – gay artists channel anguish, anger and intimacy

Aids hit America’s artist community hard, and the suffering of the plague years of the 1980s is brought vividly to life in a flawed but vital exhibition at the Bronx Museum, New York.

Published
22 August 2016
From
The Guardian
Todd Heywood was the victim of a hate crime. He was almost arrested because of it — and HIV criminalisation laws.

Award-Winning Journalist Todd Heywood is #12 of Our 75 Most Amazing HIV-Positive People of 2016. But what happens when one of the country’s leading investigative journalists — who educates people on breaking down the stigma HIV-positive people face in society — finds himself the victim not only of a horrendous crime, but of a criminal justice system that often blames the victim?

Published
18 August 2016
From
HIVPlusMag
Today In History, 1990: President George H.W. Bush Signs the Ryan White CARE Act

Since the earliest days of the AIDS epidemic, the nation’s response to the deadly disease was chronically slow and woefully underfunded. Much of the resistance to increased funding stemmed from open hostility to the disease’s two main risk groups; gay men and intravenous drug users.

Published
18 August 2016
From
Box Turtle Bulletin
What It's Like to Tell Your Boss That You're HIV Positive

In the modern British workplace, you can't be fired or discriminated against in any way on the grounds that you're HIV positive. That would be a criminal offence. Notifying your employer isn't a legal requirement, but if you do chose to disclose your status and are met with anything other than support, confidentiality and reasonable adjustments, then your employer has almost certainly broken the law.

Published
15 August 2016
From
Vice
Analysis: How is Russia’s HIV-specific law being used to prosecute women living with HIV?

At AIDS 2016 in Durban last month, the HIV Justice Network revealed new data showing that Russia now tops the global HIV criminalisation league table. We found reports of at least 115 arrests, prosecutions and/or convictions in Russia during the 30-month period: April 2013 to October 2015. We have now collected eleven stories from the Russian media about women convicted under Article 122.

Published
05 August 2016
From
HIV Justice Network
Read about how the Daily Mail is lying to you about PrEP

Promiscuous English gay men who want PrEP are taking life-saving drugs from the mouths of cancer patients and condemning older people to blindness. What total crap. But that's the very clear message you will get if you read The Daily Mail or The Times today.

Published
03 August 2016
From
Gay Star News
How Majority Muslim Countries Are Handling HIV Infections

Despite strict rules against promiscuity, homosexuality, drug use, and sex work, the Islamic world is nevertheless—and perhaps as a result—facing up to a growing HIV problem.

Published
02 August 2016
From
VICE
Art of the AIDS Years: What Took Museums So Long?

For my generation of American gay men, the AIDS epidemic was a second Vietnam War. A long-overdue historical survey of the era has finally arrived.

Published
29 July 2016
From
New York Times
Association of British Insurers guide on life insurance to support customers with HIV

A new guide has been produced by the Association of British Insurers to inform customers with HIV about life insurance.It lets people living with HIV know that they can get life insurance, and that they do not need to cancel an existing policy if they become HIV positive.

Published
28 July 2016
From
Association of British Insurers
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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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