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Heightened HIV risk for people with disabilities

Inaccessible health services for people with disabilities (PWD), combined with social stigma and violence, contribute to high HIV risk - a gap that must be filled if the disabled are not to remain disproportionately vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, say health experts and activists.

Published
31 July 2014
From
IRIN Plus News
Decriminalise sex work to stop HIV, says Lord Fowler

Speaking at the International Aids Conference in Melbourne, he said it was now widely accepted that fear of prosecution and discrimination was stopping people coming forward to be tested for HIV.

Published
28 July 2014
From
The Independent
Of guidelines, targets and resources: the documents that defined the 2014 International AIDS Conference

If there was a phrase that defined the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), one that surfaced in every few presentations and kept turning up in documents,

Published
26 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Tackling moral judgments about sex and sexuality is vital for HIV prevention

Scientific advances in biomedical prevention and treatment will not reach transgender people, men who have sex with men (MSM) and other populations with the greatest needs

Published
25 July 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Papua New Guinean revivalist churches push dangerous campaign for 'faith-healing' of AIDS

Revivalist churches in Papua New Guinea are promoting prayer as a substitute for medication to those with HIV, according to human rights groups.

Published
24 July 2014
From
ABC News
HIV is increasing in gay men in London because of lack of testing, comparative study finds

A study presented at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne today compared the HIV epidemics in gay men in San Francisco, US and London,

Published
24 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
AIDS conference told legalizing prostitution a simple way to curb HIV

Marginalizing sex workers makes them less able to enforce condom use or seek treatment, advocate says.

Published
24 July 2014
From
CBC
Dutch Doctor Killed on MH17 Saved Lives With Advocacy, Research

Two months before veteran AIDS researcher Joep Lange perished in the Malaysia Airlines jetliner shot down over Ukraine, he was in Moscow, pressing for Russia to start programs to prevent HIV spread among drug users.

Published
24 July 2014
From
Bloomberg
Police must play role in preventing HIV among criminalised groups

Delegates at the 20th International AIDS conference are tackling the issue of law enforcement policies and practices that often undermine the efforts of public health officials to reduce HIV transmission.

Published
24 July 2014
From
Key Correspondents
Treatment as prevention may not work in Africa without couples counselling

A study from Zambia has found that a programme of couples voluntary counselling and testing (CVCT), in which male/female couples are counselled together before testing for HIV

Published
23 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
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