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AIDS in South Korea: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

Stigmas against homosexuality and HIV/AIDS combine to keep patients isolated.

Published
14 September 2016
From
The Diplomat
Black PLWHA Face Higher Rates of Incarceration, Longer Sentences

The hyperpolicing of Black bodies doesn't merely occur as people walk, drive, breathe or engage in other daily activities while Black. Two recent studies document the extent to which Black people are criminalized for having HIV/AIDS—and how disproportionately they are penalized compared to White PLWHA, who experience criminalization as well.

Published
13 September 2016
From
Black AIDS Institute
South Africa: Two Women Charged With Stealing ARVs From Mpumalanga Clinic

Two women, suspected of being part of a syndicate that has been robbing clinics in Mpumalanga of much needed antiretrovirals (ARVs), are expected to appear in the Kanyamazane Magistrate's Court on October 5.

Published
12 September 2016
From
AllAfrica
This Is What It’s Like To Be Dying Of AIDS – And Then Survive

Twenty years ago, revolutionary new drugs transformed HIV/AIDS, bringing people back from the brink of death. But what happens when you plan to die only to recover? Three people, whose stories span the global epidemic, told BuzzFeed News what it means to have a second chance at life.

Published
10 September 2016
From
BuzzFeed
London gay men anticipate some pros and cons of different PrEP methods – but optimal efficacy is key to acceptability

When presented with a range of possible HIV prevention technologies – a daily pill, pills before and after sex, injections, or a rectal gel – gay men

Published
09 September 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Acceptability of PrEP for London gay men affected by perception of risk, sexual partners’ attitudes and the stigmatisation of sex

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is broadly acceptable to London gay men who are at risk of acquiring HIV, with many men seeing its potential to protect them

Published
09 September 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Russia faces HIV epidemic with 1 million positive cases; Kremlin blames moral lapses

Russia has reached a shocking milestone, with over 1 million people officially registered with HIV. The Kremlin's ultra-conservative approach to the crisis, however, is drawing sharp criticism from people at the forefront of the battle to contain the disease, who say it is fuelling the epidemic.

Published
07 September 2016
From
ABC Online
Is harm reduction the primary goal, or acceptable only in the service of eliminating drug use?

Many people view drug use as so damaging that ‘no use’ is the only justifiable aim of policy. More temperate variants see harm reduction aims and services as permissible, but only as steps towards stopping drug use altogether. Others elevate harm reduction to an overriding objective. Between these poles UK policy has shifted, driven by the threat of HIV from its default anti-drugs base towards the harm-reduction pole.

Published
06 September 2016
From
Drink & Drug News
Pregnant and diagnosed with HIV: the group providing support for mothers

mothers2mothers (M2M) is an Africa-based NGO that has helped 1.4 million HIV-positive mothers in nine sub-Saharan African countries.

Published
06 September 2016
From
The Guardian
Russian HIV workers fear blacklisting

Despite a growing HIV epidemic in Russia, groups working to prevent the spread of the virus are worried they will be blacklisted for taking foreign funding. So far four organisations have been labelled "foreign agents".

Published
06 September 2016
From
BBC News

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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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