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Ramadan, Fasting & HIV

Ramadan is the name of one of the 12 lunar months of the Islamic calendar. For 29 days of Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise until sunset. Many HIV-positive wish to join their community in observing this important month, can they?

Published
26 May 2017
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LASS
Taiwan becomes first country in Asia to rule in favour of same-sex marriage

Taiwan has become the first Asian country to order its parliament to legalise same-sex marriage. The highest court in the land has ruled that Article 972 of the Civil Code, which states that marriage is between a man and a woman, is unconstitutional.

Published
24 May 2017
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Pink News
120 Beats per Minute review – passionate and defiant account of 80s Aids activism

Cannes Film Festival: Robin Campillo commemorates the legacy of direct-action group ACT UP with a movie that is tragic, urgent and full of cinematic life.

Published
24 May 2017
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The Guardian
Life insurance policyholders with HIV urged to review life cover term

People with HIV who took out life insurance between 2009 and 2013 should review their policy, Unusual Risks has urged.

Published
24 May 2017
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Professional Adviser
Philadelphia HIV Activist Paul Yabor Dies at 55

Paul Yabor, an HIV activist who spent much of his time helping injection drug users and advocating safe spaces for that community, passed away last week in Philadephia. He was 55.

Published
24 May 2017
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The Body
United States: What It's Like to Be HIV Positive in the Military

Soldiers can be prosecuted for having sex, latest medications aren't widely available – are the armed forces living in the 1980s when it comes to AIDS?

Published
23 May 2017
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Rolling Stone
Twilight of a Difficult Man: Larry Kramer and the Birth of AIDS Activism

Larry Kramer — writer, advocate, “loudmouth” — helped define AIDS activism and gay life. He ruffled some feathers along the way.

Published
22 May 2017
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New York Times
The HIV story is not over - the spectre of anti-science threatens our advances

The life expectancy of people with HIV is now ‘near normal’, but complacency would be wrong.

Published
17 May 2017
From
The Guardian
How HIV became a matter of international security

Governments around the world were slow to get to grips with HIV/AIDS. But a big change came when they started understanding it not just as a health issue but as a security threat too.

Published
16 May 2017
From
Mosaic Science
Trump nominates Mark Green as USAID administrator

Donald Trump announced his intent to nominate Mark Green, a former U.S. ambassador to Tanzania and president of the International Republican Institute, to be the next administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development Wednesday.

Published
12 May 2017
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Devex
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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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