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Mykki Blanco Discloses That He's HIV Positive

Rapper, poet and performance artist Mykki Blanco made a difficult disclosure on Friday night, publicly revealing that he is HIV positive.

Published
15 June 2015
From
Rolling Stone
US funding for HIV treatment linked with employment gains in sub-Saharan Africa

We found that PEPFAR was associated with a 13 percent increase in employment among males in focus nations compared to non-focus ones. In contrast, no change in employment was observed among females. In addition, we found that increasing PEPFAR per capita funding by $100 was associated with a 9.1-percentage-point average increase in employment among males.

Published
15 June 2015
From
Brookings Institution (blog)
HIV-positive women bear brunt of stigma

South Africa’s first national HIV stigma survey has found that 7 percent of HIV-positive women surveyed reported being sterilised against their will. About 40 percent said contraception use had been a pre-requisite to accessing antiretroviral (ARV) treatment, contrary to national policy.

Published
12 June 2015
From
Independent Online
African scientists on anti-homosexuality laws: Criminalization harms public health

Report details how criminalization and discrimination against sexual minorities fuels spread of infectious diseases among general populations as well as among men who have sex with men.

Published
12 June 2015
From
Science Speaks
When to START has never been clearer

Posirtive Lite editor Bob Leahy in conversation with CATIE’s Sean Hosein about START, the important and ground-breaking study that recently provided definitive evidence of the health benefits of starting HIV treatment sooner rather than later.

Published
10 June 2015
From
Positive Lite
South Africa: Almost 10 percent of HIV-positive women report forced sterilisation

South Africa’s first national HIV stigma index has found that seven percent of HIV-positive women surveyed reported being sterilised against their will and about 40 percent reported contraception was a pre-requisite of accessing antiretrovirals (ARVs).

Published
10 June 2015
From
Health-e
Media portrayals of sexual health research

A new blog post tackles media representations of sexual health. Each contributor offers their own experience and views: Kirstin Mitchell writes about sexual function; Sharron Hinchliff about sex among older adults, and; Martin Holt reflects on media coverage of gay men, sex, drugs and HIV.

Published
10 June 2015
From
Sexual Health Research Network
Nigeria: Senate passes law criminalising HIV non-disclosure, exposure and transmission

The new law criminalises deliberate transmission of HIV or any other life threatening sexually transmitted disease and frames non-disclosure of HIV (or any other ‘life-threatening STI, including, potentially, ebola) as sexual assault.

Published
09 June 2015
From
HIV Justice Network
Cameron fails to rule out cuts to disability benefits

David Cameron has declined to rule out cuts to disability benefits as part of George Osborne’s planned £12bn welfare savings to be outlined this year.

Published
05 June 2015
From
The Guardian
In Memoriam: Mario Cooper

Mario Cooper, who played an important link between grassroots AIDS activists and the political establishment in the epidemic’s early decades, died May 29, 2015. He was 61.

Published
05 June 2015
From
Poz

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