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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
Gay Rights Groups Brave Abuse, Violence to Fight HIV in Cameroon

Cameroon has the second highest HIV prevalence rate in West and Central Africa, after Nigeria, and men who have sex with men are hit the hardest, says the U.N. AIDS program (UNAIDS).

Published
29 December 2016
From
NBCNews.com
Infecting People With HIV Shouldn't Be A Crime… I Think

The impulse to criminalize non-disclosure of HIV status is one reason that the status is not freely disclosed. You can see how stopping a flirtatious encounter with a damn public service announcement — “Before we go any further, I should say that I have this thing. I barely know you, but please judge me and reject me as you see fit.” — is a high bar. Maybe it’s too high a bar to attach criminal penalties to those who fail to reach it.

Published
22 December 2016
From
Above the Law
HIV Conviction Of “Tiger Mandingo” Has Been Thrown Out

Michael Johnson was sentenced to 30 years for “recklessly” infecting a sexual partner with HIV. Now, an appeals court has ordered a new trial because prosecutors deliberately withheld evidence from Johnson’s attorneys “to gain a strategic advantage.”

Published
21 December 2016
From
BuzzFeed
Greek court acquits HIV-positive women charged with 'transmitting the virus' via prostitution

An Athens Misdemeanours Court on Friday acquitted a group of HIV positive women arrested in 2012 and charged with repeated counts of grievous bodily harm on the grounds that they were transmitting the HIV/AIDS virus by working as prostitutes and having unprotected sex.

Published
19 December 2016
From
Athens News Agency - Macedonian Press Agency
This “First Dates” Contestant Was Told He Had To Reveal He Was HIV-Positive

When Alex Causton-Ronaldson applied to be on the Channel 4 show, his HIV status was leaked to the production team, who tried to pressure him into disclosing it. He tells BuzzFeed News what effect this had and how he fought back.

Published
19 December 2016
From
BuzzFeed News
High rates of injury found among some HIV-positive people in B.C.

Overall 14% of deaths among HIV-positive people were due to injury. In contrast, the figure among HIV-negative people was 6%. Furthermore, they stated that “the highest rates of injury among [HIV-positive] people were associated with falls and self-harm.” Among HIV-negative people, the top two causes of injury were “falls and motor vehicle accidents.”

Published
19 December 2016
From
CATIE
Five Reasons ‘HIV Undetectable’ Must Equal ‘Untransmittable’

“We are not dirty, we are not a threat, and we are not disease vectors. In fact, we are the solution. People living with HIV who achieve viral suppression, who become undetectable, are the solution to the end of new HIV infections in the United States… When we look back 20 years from now we’re going to judge ourselves in terms of how well we responded to this opportunity.” How wonderful that something many of us have assumed for years has been proven to be true. So now we can spread the news and encourage people with HIV to seek treatment and stick with it. However, there is some strong resistance to a message that equates undetectable to untransmittable, and it’s not coming from where you might think.

Published
15 December 2016
From
MarkSKing.com
Multiple motivations for ‘transactional sex’ need to be taken into account when planning interventions for African women

Many HIV prevention strategies identify ‘transactional sex’ as a practice that contributes to young African women’s extreme vulnerability to HIV, but partial or narrow understandings of what

Published
13 December 2016
By
Roger Pebody

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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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