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In Ebola fear, a familiar whiff of paranoia

Stigmatization, dread of contagion, and moral panic: the parallels between Ebola and the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic are striking.

Published
16 October 2014
From
Washington Post
Farage's "people of quality"

Nigel Farage is simply exploiting both people living with HIV, and the stigma attached to HIV, for his own political gains. If he whips up a little furore to scare the public about HIV, whilst Ebola is in the news, he thinks he’ll have the public eating out of his hands. Don’t believe his poisonous lies, don’t let him have his way.

Published
16 October 2014
From
Beyond Positive
HIV stigma starts young, but can be corrected, African schoolchildren's study shows

A study conducted among nearly 40,000 school students aged 12 to 14 in nine southern African countries shows that in some countries over a fifth of students

Published
15 October 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Fear causes media to self-censor on sexual minorities in Africa

What is it about lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people that ties broadcasters’ tongues and melts journalists’ minds in articulating stories on these neglected communities? An obvious answer to this is the four-letter word: fear. Fears grip many journalists in Africa when it comes to the issue of covering these communities.

Published
14 October 2014
From
Key Correspondents
Nigel Farage defends plan to bar immigrants with HIV from NHS care

Farage, speaking during an LBC radio phone-in, was confronted by a Briton with HIV who accused him of “playing the race card” and that ramping up fear would make people with HIV hide rather than seek the treatment they needed.

Published
10 October 2014
From
The Guardian
BHIVA statement in response to the call by Nigel Farage to ban people with HIV from migrating to the UK

In response to today's comments by Nigel Farage in a Newsweek Europe interview, Dr David Asboe, Chair of the British HIV Association, said: "Mr Farage's suggestion that people with HIV should be banned from migrating to the UK is an example of the most deplorable kind of bigotry.

Published
10 October 2014
From
British HIV Association
Douglas Carswell fails to endorse plan by Farage for ban on migrants with HIV

Tensions between Nigel Farage and Douglas Carswell were highlighted on Friday when the newly elected Ukip MP declined to offer a specific endorsement of his leader’s call for a ban on migrants with HIV from entering the UK. Carswell, whose father Wilson was one of the first doctors to identify HIV/Aids in Uganda in the 1980s, said Farage’s position had been mischaracterised by the Guardian.

Published
10 October 2014
From
The Guardian
CDC Director Draws Parallels Between Ebola Outbreak and HIV/AIDS Epidemic

The worst Ebola outbreak in history is so far-reaching and deadly that it is unlike anything since the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said Thursday. Speaking at a World Bank forum in Washington, D.C., Frieden said the international community needs to do more to ensure the Ebola virus outbreak does not become “the next AIDS.”

Published
10 October 2014
From
Newsweek
Why barriers at the UK border won’t work for HIV

No one is going to set up booths with testing kits at Heathrow and Gatwick airports, let alone at the Channel ports

Published
10 October 2014
From
The Guardian
Keep HIV-positive migrants out of Britain, says Ukip’s Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage was accused of stooping to a “new level of ignorance” after he called for people who have tested positive for HIV to be banned from migrating to Britain as a “good start” in controlling the UK’s borders.

Published
10 October 2014
From
The Guardian
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