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I'm A Grandmother, I Have HIV, And I Can't Pass It On

This is one of the biggest developments since the start of the HIV epidemic, yet people don’t know it. It means people can have sex, relationships and children, with someone living with HIV, without becoming infected. For some it can sound a bit unreal - but it’s true. And if everyone know this we could stop HIV stigma.

Published
19 July 2017
From
HuffPost UK
PrEP conspiracies and stigma are killing us

Two studies have shown that the people who have the highest risk of acquiring HIV are the ones most likely prevented from taking PrEP by beliefs about what using the HIV prevention drug might say about them, or whether they are being used through PrEP. Stigma continues to interfere in our health care and this country’s history of medical racism casts a long shadow.

Published
15 July 2017
From
The Advocate
US: Advocates launch Consensus Statement on HIV “Treatment as Prevention” in Criminal Law Reform

The consensus statement is underpinned by a concern that if HIV criminalisation reform focuses soley on changing laws so that those who are virally suppressed are not considered ‘a risk’ that this approach will not address the unjust disproportional impact of the US criminal legal system on people of colour, LGBTI people, sex workers, and the financially disadvantaged.

Published
14 July 2017
From
HIV Justice Network
Prudence Mabele, leading HIV activist, dies

South Africa's leading advocate for people living with HIV and Aids and a respected gender activist, Prudence Nobantu Mabele, has died from pneumonia at the age of 46.

Published
13 July 2017
From
eNCA
Contaminated blood scandal: Theresa May orders inquiry

Inquiry to look into deaths of 2,400 people after thousands were infected with hepatitis C and HIV in 1970s and 80s.

Published
11 July 2017
From
The Guardian
Lord Fowler: I shook hands before Princess Diana with someone who had Aids

“What I didn’t want, above all, was for people in 30 years time to say, ‘You didn’t do enough’. That, in my book, would have been the worst criticism of all.”

Published
10 July 2017
From
Daily Telegraph
AIDS activists fought for public recognition. This exhibit shows their lives at home

After a long day of marching, what do protesters do when they go home? In the imagination of painter Hugh Steers, they return to the tender care of lovers. Or they may return to a routine of medications. Historian Stephen Vider reveals these and other intimate narratives in the lives of individuals affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. His curation of “AIDS at Home: Art and Everyday Activism” opened on May 23 at the Museum of the City of New York.

Published
10 July 2017
From
PBS Newshour
Korea scraps mandatory HIV tests for English teachers

A controversial requirement for HIV testing of foreign language teachers has been scrapped, government officials confirmed to The Korea Herald on Thursday, almost 10 years after it was introduced.

Published
10 July 2017
From
Korea Herald
Margaret Thatcher vetoed TV broadcast battling spread of HIV and branded Health Secretary who suggested it the "Minister for AIDS"

New TV documentary reveals how Lord Norman Fowler had to fight Tory PM in 1980s because she feared safe sex ads would actually make people DITCH using condoms.

Published
10 July 2017
From
Mirror
Gay black men with housing, social support less like to be part of HIV transmission “clusters”

With the lifetime risk of HIV for black gay men nearing 50% in the U.S., public health experts are keen to identify what’s putting young gay black men at higher risk—and figure out what can be done to protect young gay black men from HIV.

Published
10 July 2017
From
BETA blog
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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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