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Canada: Social media campaign ‘Think Twice’ uses video to ask gay men to reconsider pressing charges for HIV non-disclosure

Last week saw the launch of a new phase of a targeted social marketing campaign by AIDS ACTION NOW! (AAN) that features 42 short videos from members and allies of Toronto’s LGBTQI community.

Published
24 November 2014
From
HIV Justice Network
Positive response to 'gift tokens for undetectable viral load' trial

A US study presented at last month’s HIV Research for Prevention conference found generally positive responses among people with HIV and clinic staff to a trial that

Published
24 November 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Graphic Memoir Recalls AIDS Medication Smuggling Scheme

Much like The Texas Buyers Club, the graphic memoir, Second Avenue Caper, is the story of a group of desperate people who conspired to obtain medications from Mexico that might fight AIDS-related complications.

Published
21 November 2014
From
HIV Plus Mag
London churches open HIV testing centres: 'People with HIV are not cursed'

HIV testing clinics have been opened in churches across London in the hopes of combatting high rates of infection as well as social stigma among the African population. Four African churches in Southwark, New Cross, Dagenham and Wood Green are involved in the project, which is coinciding with National HIV Testing Week from November 22 to 30.

Published
21 November 2014
From
ChristianToday
HIV now and then: 1982 vs 2014 [Video]

For the first time, more than 100,000 people are thought to be living with HIV in the UK, according to new figures from Public Health England. A leading HIV consultant has told the BBC there is a "complete lack of awareness" of the risks among many gay men. Jonathan Blake was one of the first people in Britain to be diagnosed back in 1982 and 19-year-old Luke Alexander found out last year he had the virus. BBC Radio 5live got the two men together at the Gay's The Word bookshop in London to talk frankly about their experiences of living with HIV.

Published
20 November 2014
From
BBC
In a Bay Area First, an HIV-Positive Candidate Wins Public Office

Gabriel Quinto won a seat on the El Cerrito City Council, becoming the first known HIV-positive candidate in the California Bay Area elected to public office.

Published
14 November 2014
From
Poz magazine news
VIDEO: This Gay Teenage Couple Defies HIV Stereotypes

When Chanse, a 19-year-old gay man living in Shreveport, Louisiana, tested HIV positive a few months ago, his mother reacted with understandable emotion and concern. And then she did something both odd and beautiful: she threw Chanse a coming out party.

Published
13 November 2014
From
MarkSKing.com
Consultation: Offences against the Person

A scoping consultation, exploring potential options for reforming the Offences Against the Person Act 1861. We ask whether future reform needs to deal with serious harm caused by infectious diseases either by codifying the current law (and resolving some uncertainties within it) or in some other way.

Published
12 November 2014
From
Law Commission
Uganda Parliament committee tries again with bill that would criminalize HIV prevention services

The latest draft of a bill targeting “unnatural sexual practices” from a Uganda Parliament committee seeking to replace the country’s nullified Anti-Homosexality Act would punish “anyone providing premises, distributing textual or visual material or any other means to interest a person in unnatural sexual practices . . .” with up to seven years in prison.

Published
11 November 2014
From
Science Speaks
Suraj Madoori: Media-Driven Stigma Continues With New HIV Criminalization Case

Despite the immense progress made in the battle to destigmatize HIV and end HIV criminalization laws, the mainstream media is failing to catch up and join the fight. In some cases, the media's coverage of HIV criminalization becomes the source of stigma. A new case under an outdated HIV criminalization law in Illinois demonstrates the media's inability to handle sensitive information. But it also complicates the public health sector's efforts to destigmatize HIV among vulnerable communities.

Published
11 November 2014
From
Huffington Post
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