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Germany: Legal expert Jacob Hösl on the significance of recent Court rulings on HIV criminalisation

Last week, Germany’s key HIV legal expert, Jacob Hösl gave an interview to Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe’s Magazine on recent developments in case law. The entire interview is (roughly) translated below. He pointed to three recent key developments in Aachen, Munich and Berlin.

Published
25 April 2016
From
HIV Justice Network
Multiple social and health factors associated with irregular attendance at London HIV clinics

People who miss appointments for HIV care are more likely to have money problems, childcare responsibilities and a history of depression according to a recent UK study. While

Published
22 April 2016
By
Roger Pebody
A generation of artists were wiped out by Aids and we barely talk about it

A new film about the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe is a shocking and brilliant reminder of the devastation HIV and Aids wreaked – and still does.

Published
21 April 2016
From
The Guardian
Do ethicists hinder HIV prevention research?

Ethics panels may be hindering HIV prevention efforts by requiring gay and bisexual adolescents to get parental consent before taking part in research, experts suggest.

Published
21 April 2016
From
Reuters
Gay clubbing and stoic activism in Russia’s homophobic heartland

Ever since president Vladimir Putin signed a law in 2013 banning “gay propaganda” conditions have got worse for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Russia. The law may be limited in scope but the homophobic rhetoric that surrounded it has led to an increase in violence against LGBT people, according to Human Rights Watch.

Published
20 April 2016
From
The Guardian
Milton Keynes flat fire: Ashley Gillard's partner admits killing him

A man has admitted killing his partner and then setting fire to his flat after hearing his victim was HIV positive.

Published
19 April 2016
From
BBC
Mr Gay World Entry Gets Personal on PrEP and Testing Poz

Sadiq Ali is a contestant for Mr Gay World; he is fighting both HIV stigma and for the adoption of PrEP in the United Kingdom.

Published
18 April 2016
From
My Fabulous Disease
UNAIDS urges countries to adopt a people-, rights- and health-centred approach to reverse the HIV epidemic among people who inject drugs

A new UNAIDS report says insufficient coverage of harm reduction programmes and policies that criminalize and marginalize people who inject drugs are failing to reduce new HIV infections.

Published
18 April 2016
From
UNAIDS
Latin America 'Addicted to punishment’

Despite reform, Latin America still criminalises drug use.

Published
15 April 2016
From
IRIN
Ste talks to NAT (National AIDS Trust) about HIV and workplace discrimination

Interview with a man who has experienced workplace discrimination in relation to his HIV status.

Published
14 April 2016
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