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Stigmatisation undermining Russia's HIV control efforts

Despite conciliatory language, continued marginalisation of vulnerable groups in Russia is likely having negative consequences on the HIV epidemic. Talha Burki reports.

Published
27 July 2015
From
EATG
HIV and AIDS: language and the blame game

The negative and dehumanizing language used by scientists discussing global HIV policy is sapping the soul of those on the receiving end. The call for an alternative language of nature and nurture must be heard.

Published
27 July 2015
From
Open Democracy
Giving people information about HIV treatment as prevention lessens stigma and increases testing rates

A large randomised trial of communities in rural Malawi shows that a single community meeting providing information on how antiretroviral therapy makes people less infectious can have

Published
24 July 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Half of African migrants diagnosed with HIV in France acquired HIV while living there

Between a third and a half of African people living with HIV in France probably acquired HIV after they left Africa, according to a study presented to

Published
23 July 2015
By
Roger Pebody
The pros and cons of PrEP: trial volunteers recount their experience of the ADAPT study

The reasons whether or not people come forward for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) or take it once prescribed are likely to be very mixed, and dependent as much

Published
22 July 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Tribute to Bob Munk: long-time HIV positive US treatment activist and educator

It was with great sadness that in the week before IAS we learned of the death of Dr Robert Munk, a long-time US activist, friend and colleague.

Published
21 July 2015
From
HIV i-Base
Missouri Judge's Sentencing of Michael Johnson in HIV “Exposure” Case Decried As “Barbaric”

Members of the medical and legal community joined HIV activists in expressing outrage at the 30½ year sentence imposed on a Black Missouri college student and star wrestler following his conviction under the state law that makes it a felony for people diagnosed with HIV to have sexual contact without documenting they disclosed their HIV status.

Published
17 July 2015
From
The Center for HIV Law and Policy
People with HIV live almost 20 years longer than in 2001

People living with the HIV virus today can expect to live nearly two decades longer than those who were diagnosed at the start of this century, thanks to cheaper and more readily available antiretroviral drugs, the UN said in a major report on a disease once seen by many as a death sentence to be endured in secrecy. The average HIV-positive person is now expected to live for 55 years – 19 years longer than in 2001, according to the report by the UN’s Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAids).

Published
14 July 2015
From
The Guardian
Budget: Osborne scraps WRAG as part of £13 billion-a-year benefit cuts

The government is to slash financial support for hundreds of thousands of disabled people on out-of-work benefits, as part of measures that will cut £13 billion-a-year from the social security budget by 2020-21.

Published
13 July 2015
From
Disability News Service
Serosorting in the Age of PrEP

Josh Kruger writes: In the past, HIV+ and HIV- men often sought partners of the same status. Is it still, or was it ever, necessary? Sometimes, I’ll hear HIV-positive people talk about how the best way they can prevent HIV is to only date or have sex with other HIV-positive people. I can understand this line of thinking; I used to hold the same sentiment. Still, the longer that I live with HIV, and the more advances I see being made in science, I think we need to scrap this idea altogether.

Published
09 July 2015
From
The Advocate
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