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The hugging immigrant

An interview with Bisi Alimi, the HIV-positive Nigerian immigrant who has been campaigning against Nigel Farage and UKIP in the seat where Farage is a candidate, South Thanet, and neighbouring areas.

Published
06 May 2015
From
BBC World Service (sound file)
Nigerian immigrant who is also HIV positive offers free hugs to public as he urges them not to vote Ukip

Bisi Alimi is offering free hugs to anyone who wants to listen to his message in South Thanet, Kent. He has become a regular visitor to the town centre, attracting crowds of people by holding a sign which reads: "I'm an immigrant. Hug me or ask me a question?"

Published
06 May 2015
From
Evening Standard
People who don’t tell anyone else their HIV status have as good health outcomes as other people living with HIV

A large survey of people attending HIV clinics in the UK has found that those individuals who chose not to disclose their HIV status to other people

Published
01 May 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Farage right on 'HIV immigrants' says HIV positive Brit with just 14 days meds left

A MIXED-race, gay, HIV sufferer, who says he has only 14 days worth of life-saving medicine left has penned an emotional letter to Nigel Farage claiming HIV positive health tourists arriving from abroad are crippling the NHS.

Published
01 May 2015
From
Daily Express
Comment: HIV care is under threat due to lack of funding, not immigration

The Green Party candidate for Broxtowe, David Kirwan, writes for PinkNews after opening up about living with HIV.

Published
01 May 2015
From
Pink News
European Court of Justice justifies some bans on donated gay blood

Lifetime bans on gay men donating blood may be justified as long as authorities have no access to “less onerous” methods of keeping blood supplies free from sexual infections, according to a ruling from the EU’s highest court.

Published
01 May 2015
From
Financial Times
Magazine prints provocative cover with HIV+ blood-infused ink

A magazine called Vangardist is seeking to draw attention to HIV and AIDS with a provocative cover that is printed with ink containing HIV-positive blood. The special edition of the magazine features stories of "HIV heroes" at a time when the editors say too many people have grown complacent about the disease.

Published
01 May 2015
From
CBS News
General Election 2015: Green party candidate becomes first to reveal Aids diagnosis

In an interview with Buzzfeed News, David Kirwan, who is the Green’s candidate for Broxtowe in Nottinghamshire, said he was speaking out about his illness in an attempt to end the "secrecy and stigma" which surrounds the condition.

Published
28 April 2015
From
The Independent
Publishing HIV sufferers’ identities not permitted, says Greek committee

The government on Tuesday officially repealed a controversial legal provision that was issued three years ago “to curb the spread of infectious diseases” but was widely condemned for stigmatizing women with HIV, particularly prostitutes, as it allowed their details to be made public.

Published
27 April 2015
From
Kathimerini
Military Court Vacates Affirmation of HIV Charges Against Ken Pinkela

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) has vacated the decision of the Army Court of Criminal Appeals (ACCA) to affirm HIV-related charges of aggravated assault and reckless endangerment against Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Pinkela of the U.S. Army.

Published
27 April 2015
From
Poz magazine news

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