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Why are there so few novels about Aids these days?

Fewer and fewer authors are addressing this cruel disease, but depictions of life with Aids – particularly non-white stories – are rare in an already slim canon.

Published
21 March 2017
From
The Guardian
As HIV landscape shifts, move to rethink laws on transmission

Thirty years ago, AIDS was a national nightmare — a plague killing thousands every year, sparking panic and paranoia. It was in that climate that California enacted criminal laws to target people with HIV who were believed to be putting others at risk of infection.

Published
21 March 2017
From
San Francisco Chronicle
Pregnant women without legal status 'too afraid to seek NHS care'

Growing number of women who fear being reported to Home Office or being hit with high bills are avoiding NHS, charities say.

Published
21 March 2017
From
The Guardian
Vietnam will struggle to meet 90-90-90 targets without addressing barriers to HIV care for men who have sex with men

Men who have sex with men in Vietnam risk being left behind as the country strives to achieve UNAIDS’ 90-90-90 targets for diagnosis, treatment and viral suppression,

Published
20 March 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Mariëtte Botes: ARV pioneer who became the victim of abuse and hostility

Dr Mariëtte Botes, who has died in Pretoria at the age of 50, was an early pioneer of antiretroviral cocktails that saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people with Aids. But, reports The Times, while running a clinical trial at Kalafong Hospital in Pretoria in 1999, she became the target of a hostile campaign by Patricia de Lille, who was then an MP for the PAC, who accused her of abusing and exploiting her patients.

Published
16 March 2017
From
Medical Brief
Online ‘virtual counselling’ service launches for gay men struggling with drugs and chemsex

Two leading charities have launched an online counselling service for gay and bisexual men to get support around drugs, sex and alcohol. Terrence Higgins Trust and London Friend launched the new service via Friday/Monday, a website which offers information about sex and drugs for gay and bisexual men.

Published
13 March 2017
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PinkNews
An AIDS Museum: The Challenges Are Huge, but the Timing Is Right

There is a move to create a museum to chronicle the AIDS tragedy more comprehensively, to explore the pandemic’s many facets in a permanent national exhibition and repository.

Published
13 March 2017
From
New York Times
California Lawmakers Want to Repeal HIV Criminalization Laws

Exposing a person to HIV is treated more seriously under California law than infecting someone with any other communicable disease, a policy some lawmakers say is a relic of the decades-old AIDS scare that unfairly punishes HIV-positive people.

Published
09 March 2017
From
U.S. News & World Report
Advocates hope for change in HIV non-disclosure law after Ottawa meeting with provinces

Advocacy groups are hoping the law criminalizing HIV non-disclosure in Canada will change after a meeting between Ottawa and the provinces in the spring. Last month, a protest was held outside the ministry’s office to protest the “overly broad and unjust” charges relative to HIV disclosure. Ontario leads in the number of people charged with HIV status non-disclosure and 180 people have been charged across the country

Published
07 March 2017
From
Toronto Star
HIV’s milder cousin may be less mild than previously thought

HIV-2’s virulence may have been underestimated and although progression to AIDS  and death in HIV-2 infection was slower than with HIV-1, it was the rule

Published
02 March 2017
By
Gus Cairns

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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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