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HIV-infected people may face obligatory fingerprinting in Russia

A new bill prepared by a nationalist MP and approved by federal ministries proposes the introduction of obligatory fingerprinting for all people with dangerous diseases, including HIV, and the creation of a national database.

Published
17 April 2014
From
Russia Today
A tale of two women dealing with HIV and self-stigma

Zimbabwean people living with HIV recently took part in a 12-week course on dealing with self-stigma and other negative thoughts that people have in relation to themselves. The initiative was different in the sense that previous efforts to address HIV-related stigma have focused on “changing people out there,” the project manager, Nadine Ferris France told us. “We don’t have many programmes that are actually focused on us, programmes that are dealing with the negative thoughts that we have about ourselves and that’s self-stigma,” she said.

Published
17 April 2014
From
Key Correspondents
HIV: The power of positive thinking

At 12, Lisa was told that the 'vitamin pills' she'd been taking all her life were in fact antiretroviral drugs. Then she learnt that the woman she thought was her mother was really her aunt; her mother had died of Aids when she was four. She struggled to cope. Now 19, she's helping other young people with HIV to face the future.

Published
15 April 2014
From
The Independent
South Africa: Gauteng pays after forced sterilisation for HIV-positive woman

The Gauteng health department has agreed to pay almost half-a-million rand to an HIV-positive woman after she was coercively sterilised.

Published
14 April 2014
From
Mail & Guardian
Speaking Volumes: stories of living with HIV, Brighton 2014

These stories were all recorded by people living with HIV from Sussex between November 2013 & March 2014. Participants attended creative workshops using art and storytelling to look at their self-image and journey with HIV. They were then interviewed and these edited interviews can be heard by clicking on the book covers below.

Published
13 April 2014
From
Speaking Volumes
Taiwan: Restrictions on foreign HIV patients canceled

The Executive Yuan passed an amendment to the HIV Infection Control and Patient Rights Protection Act yesterday, canceling the entry, visit, and residence restrictions of HIV patients who are not Taiwanese citizens.

Published
11 April 2014
From
China Post
HIV's Grip on the American South

One of the strangest things about the H.I.V. epidemic in the Deep South—from Louisiana to Alabama to Mississippi—is how easily most Americans have elided it, choosing instead to imagine that the disease is now an out-there, elsewhere epidemic.

Published
10 April 2014
From
The New Yorker
Pope Francis: AIDS must be fought with “sexual responsibility”

Pope Francis urged Tanzania’s bishops today to educate people “in the area of sexual responsibility and chastity” also to help prevent AIDS. The Pope’s appeal went out to those working in the healthcare apostolate who “care for those suffering from HIV/AIDS” and to “all who strive diligently to educate people in the area of sexual responsibility and chastity.”

Published
09 April 2014
From
La Stampa
Tanazanian MP plans to introduce tougher anti-gay Bill

Ezekiel Wenje from the main opposition Chama cha Democrasia na Maendeleo party said homosexuality is on the rise in Tanzania because the existing legislation does not provide a sufficient deterrent.

Published
08 April 2014
From
The East African
Briefing: Punitive aid cuts disrupts healthcare in Uganda

Since the enactment of a draconian anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda just over a month ago, donors have been slashing or suspending aid to the country in protest. Health officials, activists and NGOs warn that this could have a major impact on healthcare services, particularly for HIV/AIDS patients.

Published
08 April 2014
From
IRIN
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