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Global advocacy highlights against HIV criminalisation presented at AIDS 2016

Yesterday, at the International AIDS Conference in Durban, the HIV Justice Network and GNP+ presented highlights relating to global advocacy against HIV criminalisation based on updated research from our Advancing HIV Justice 2 report.

Published
22 July 2016
From
HIV Justice Network
HIV criminalisation on the rise, especially in sub-Saharan Africa

Globally, 72 countries have adopted laws that specifically allow for HIV criminalisation, either because the law is specific to HIV, or because it names HIV as one

Published
19 July 2016
By
Lesley Odendal
Strong association between sexual violence and African women acquiring HIV in Europe

Migrant African women who have acquired HIV since moving to France are four times more likely to have experienced forced sex in France than other migrant women,

Published
19 July 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Gains in curbing HIV epidemic could be lost without continued commitment, AIDS 2016 speakers say

Participants at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), taking place this week in Durban, South Africa, reviewed the remarkable gains that have been made in access to

Published
19 July 2016
By
Liz Highleyman
Young women treated in very early HIV infection stay HIV negative and preserve immune function

A group of young South African women who were diagnosed in very early infection and immediately given antiretroviral therapy (ART) preserved their CD4 counts and the function

Published
18 July 2016
By
Gus Cairns
HIV criminalisation firmly on the agenda at AIDS 2016

For those of you in Durban for AIDS 2016 this week and next, make sure you don’t miss all the amazing HIV criminalisation events taking place. Download and print this 2-pager covering all the HIV criminalisation highlights.

Published
15 July 2016
From
HIV Justice Network
Mass incarceration of drug users in South Africa 'driving global epidemics'

Mass incarceration of drug users has driven up global epidemics of HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis, a new study claims. Up to 90 per cent of people who inject drugs will be jailed at some point in their lives. It means prisons act as incubators of diseases contracted from needles.

Published
15 July 2016
From
Daily Mail
Almost 5 million workers reached under ILO’s VCT@WORK initiative and 3 million tested for HIV

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has announced that the initial phase of its VCT@WORK initiative has reached close to 5 million workers with face-to-face education on the benefits of HIV testing. During the outreach, which took place between July 2013 and December 2015, almost 3 million workers were tested for HIV, and more than 85 000 people who tested positive for HIV were referred to services for treatment.

Published
15 July 2016
From
UNAIDS
Prince Harry takes HIV test live on camera

Royal was filmed getting checkup at Guy’s and St Thomas’s hospital to encourage others and remove stigma of tests.

Published
14 July 2016
From
The Guardian
Landmark court ruling in Egypt prohibits HIV discrimination in the workplace

Ahmed was dismissed from his job as a plumber for a club in Giza, Egypt, in 2015 after his employer discovered he was living with HIV. Rather than remain silent, Ahmed decided to pursue legal action with the help of the Al Shehab Foundation for Comprehensive Development.

Published
14 July 2016
From
UNAIDS
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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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