Search through all our worldwide HIV and AIDS news and features, using the topics below to filter your results by subjects including HIV treatment, transmission and prevention, and hepatitis and TB co-infections.

Social and legal issues news

Show

From To
Many older people living with HIV in the UK worried about poverty, loneliness and social care

People over the age of 50 now represent one third of all people living with HIV, but the social care, healthcare and welfare systems aren’t ready for

Published
17 hours ago
By
Roger Pebody
Guide to prosecuting HIV cases ‘undermining’ public health, critics say

An Ontario court has rejected the Ministry of the Attorney General’s attempt to keep secret a “practical guide” to prosecuting HIV exposure and transmission cases.

Published
16 January 2017
From
Toronto Star
Criminalization of HIV non-disclosure a bigger burden on women, advocates say

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the consent someone gives to sexual activity can be considered null and void if a partner fails to disclose, or lies about, his or her HIV status.

Published
16 January 2017
From
Toronto Star
Knights of Malta condom scandal stretches from Myanmar to the Vatican

Split in lay order after senior official was dismissed over distribution of free prophylactics and the Holy See hierarchy sought to intervene.

Published
11 January 2017
From
The Guardian
Men Behind “Moonlight” Share Their HIV Connection

Nominated for six Golden Globes, including Best Drama Motion Picture, Moonlight is also considered a front-runner for this year’s Oscars. The story follows a young Black man through three phases of his life—from his childhood in a dysfunctional home in Miami during the crack epidemic of the ’80s and ’90s to adulthood—and also deals with his sexuality.

Published
09 January 2017
From
Poz
US: Maps Compare Low Income With High HIV Rates

These maps show that some of the nation's poorest regions also have the highest HIV rates.

Published
09 January 2017
From
HIV Plus
Dear Gay Men, An Open Letter

The same kind of fear that keeps us from coming out as gay keeps many of us from coming out as HIV-positive.

Published
09 January 2017
From
Advocate
R.I.P. George Michael (1963–2016)

George Michael, who died of an apparent heart attack at his home in Oxfordshire, U.K., at age 53, was a champion of and fundraiser for many causes. Some of his charitable gestures were publicized; others flew under the radar; and sometimes, his generosity manifested in anonymous random acts of kindness.

Published
03 January 2017
From
Poz
Russia: Federal register of HIV patients to be launched on January 1

The Federal Register of HIV patients, set to be launched in Russia's regions on Jan. 1, will help provide patients with medicine, Health Ministry Spokesman Oleg Salagai told TASS. 'Any individual diagnosed with HIV should be interested in being included in this register since he or she will receive medicine on this basis,' Salagai explained.

Published
03 January 2017
From
TASS
US: Immigrant Women Face Many Barriers to HIV Testing and Care

Immigrant women living with HIV often juggle multiple identities, all of which are the target of discrimination and stigma: HIV status, female gender, person of color, foreign accent and/or poor command of English. Many also come from countries with a high prevalence of HIV and/or have experienced trauma and abuse during their journey to the U.S. These disadvantages are compounded by policies that prevent immigrants' access to health insurance, fear of immigration enforcement, low socio-economic status and cultural belief systems that may be at odds with mainstream U.S. health care practices.

Published
03 January 2017
From
The Body
← First12345...266Next →

Filter by country

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
close

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

NAM’s information is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.