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Jesse Milan: I Will Never Forget The Day My Mother Asked If I Had HIV

On National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day be aware that support of a mother, father, sister, brother, uncle, aunt, or cousin can be lifesaving.

Published
08 February 2017
From
Huffington Post
CROI Organizers Oppose Travel Restrictions Based On Religion Or Country Of Origin

"These restrictions threaten to interrupt the exchange of scientific research information that is vital to the global response to health threats such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola, Zika, and many other infectious disease. As a consequence, the restrictions endanger rather than protect the health and wellbeing of Americans and people all over the world. " said Susan Buchbinder, MD, Chair of the 2017 CROI.

Published
08 February 2017
From
CROI press release
Legalisation of sex work associated with lower prevalence of HIV in sex workers

Countries that have legalised some aspects of sex work have fewer sex workers living with HIV than countries that criminalise all aspects of sex work, according to

Published
07 February 2017
By
Roger Pebody
Bill would amend California's HIV criminal statutes

Legislation to be introduced Monday would update California’s laws criminalizing HIV, which were adopted during the height of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, so that a person could not be prosecuted for intentionally transmitting the virus if their sex partner tested negative for HIV.

Published
06 February 2017
From
The Pride
This Man Was Turned Away By A London Tattoo Artist Because He Has HIV

“I don’t feel like a second class citizen very often,” Rob Curtis told BuzzFeed News after the tattooist at Sang Bleu refused to work on him when he disclosed his HIV status.

Published
06 February 2017
From
BuzzFeed News
Malawi High Court Affirms Human Rights Approach to Criminalisation of HIV Transmission and Exposure

The appellant is a woman living with HIV who was convicted of negligently and recklessly doing an act which is “likely to spread the infection of any disease which is dangerous to life” under section 192 of the Malawi Penal Code for accidentally breastfeeding another person’s child. Her conviction and sentence have been overturned and set aside.

Published
01 February 2017
From
Southern African Litigation Centre
How some gay men still stigmatise HIV positive gay men

I naively thought that I knew no-one living with HIV. I had to ask myself seriously what I would do if I were diagnosed positive: and my immediate reaction was that I wouldn’t tell anybody. Part of the reason I’ve written my play The HIV Monologues is to combat this silencing stigma about HIV.

Published
01 February 2017
From
Dazed
This Instagram account is memorialising those lost to AIDS in a simple yet touching way

An Instagram account is posting images of those who’ve lost their lives to AIDS in remembrance.

Published
31 January 2017
From
Metro
Food is Medicine for HIV-Positive and Type 2 Diabetes Patients

HIV-positive people who received healthy food and snacks for six months were more likely to adhere to their medication regimens, were less depressed and less likely to make trade-offs between food and healthcare, according to a new study.

Published
26 January 2017
From
University of California San Francisco
NHS hands over patient records to Home Office for immigration crackdown

Number of government requests to access confidential non-clinical details rises threefold since 2014 in drive to track down immigration offenders

Published
25 January 2017
From
The Guardian

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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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