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Who has to pay?

How NHS overseas visitors charges apply to migrants and asylum seekers in England.

Published
28 August 2015
From
NAT
Human rights groups face global crackdown 'not seen in a generation'

Laws affecting funding, requiring registration and prohibiting protest are among controls that are making it difficult for NGOs and other campaign groups.

Published
27 August 2015
From
The Guardian
Canada: New study finds majority of women living with HIV who also inject drugs face legal obligation to disclose HIV status to sexual partners

A new study presented to the IAS conference in Vancouver, Canada found that 44 per cent of women within a research cohort of people who use injection drugs living with HIV in Vancouver would be legally obligated to disclose their HIV status to their sexual partners. Within the study, 65 per cent of male participants compared with only 45 percent of female participants satisfied the Supreme Court of Canada’s legal test for HIV non-disclosure. This says that people living with HIV must disclose their HIV status to a partner before sexual activity unless both a condom is used and a low HIV viral load is present.

Published
26 August 2015
From
HIV Justice Network
Strong on the Outside, Safe on the Inside

A revival of the people living with HIV self-empowerment movement.

Published
25 August 2015
From
Poz
Porn Actors' Medical Files Are Targets of AHF Subpoenas

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation is asking sexual health testing centers for medical files of adult film actors.

Published
25 August 2015
From
Poz magazine news
Campaigner publishes DIY legal guide to how he won 40 discrimination cases

An activist who has brought more than 40 legal cases against organisations that discriminated against him has published a new guide to help other disabled people take similar action through the courts.

Published
24 August 2015
From
Disability News Service
How long have primates been infected with viruses related to HIV?

A study published on Aug. 20th in PLOS Pathogens of antiviral gene sequences in African monkeys suggests that lentiviruses closely related to HIV have infected primates in Africa as far back as 16 million years.

Published
21 August 2015
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
ACON: Here for health and HIV for 30 years

Thirty years ago this week on August 18, ACON was officially set up by our community to fight HIV and AIDS. Reg Domingo speaks to some of the figures who have guided the development of the key community organisation over the last three decades.

Published
20 August 2015
From
Gay News Network
The missing link in new US AIDS strategy

President Barack Obama has announced a National HIV/AIDS strategy designed to carry the country’s policy through to 2020. The updated policy, positive in many ways, lacks one crucial element: the criminal justice system’s role in fueling HIV and AIDS.

Published
20 August 2015
From
The Hill
It's Time to Retire the Medical Category of AIDS

AIDS is not, and has never been, a label of precise definition. It has been a soft-moving target, used to classify people with certain symptoms, but it has no relevance to living with HIV infection today.

Published
20 August 2015
From
The Body
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