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South Africa: Gauteng pays after forced sterilisation for HIV-positive woman

The Gauteng health department has agreed to pay almost half-a-million rand to an HIV-positive woman after she was coercively sterilised.

Published
14 April 2014
From
Mail & Guardian
Speaking Volumes: stories of living with HIV, Brighton 2014

These stories were all recorded by people living with HIV from Sussex between November 2013 & March 2014. Participants attended creative workshops using art and storytelling to look at their self-image and journey with HIV. They were then interviewed and these edited interviews can be heard by clicking on the book covers below.

Published
13 April 2014
From
Speaking Volumes
Taiwan: Restrictions on foreign HIV patients canceled

The Executive Yuan passed an amendment to the HIV Infection Control and Patient Rights Protection Act yesterday, canceling the entry, visit, and residence restrictions of HIV patients who are not Taiwanese citizens.

Published
11 April 2014
From
China Post
HIV's Grip on the American South

One of the strangest things about the H.I.V. epidemic in the Deep South—from Louisiana to Alabama to Mississippi—is how easily most Americans have elided it, choosing instead to imagine that the disease is now an out-there, elsewhere epidemic.

Published
10 April 2014
From
The New Yorker
Pope Francis: AIDS must be fought with “sexual responsibility”

Pope Francis urged Tanzania’s bishops today to educate people “in the area of sexual responsibility and chastity” also to help prevent AIDS. The Pope’s appeal went out to those working in the healthcare apostolate who “care for those suffering from HIV/AIDS” and to “all who strive diligently to educate people in the area of sexual responsibility and chastity.”

Published
09 April 2014
From
La Stampa
Tanazanian MP plans to introduce tougher anti-gay Bill

Ezekiel Wenje from the main opposition Chama cha Democrasia na Maendeleo party said homosexuality is on the rise in Tanzania because the existing legislation does not provide a sufficient deterrent.

Published
08 April 2014
From
The East African
Briefing: Punitive aid cuts disrupts healthcare in Uganda

Since the enactment of a draconian anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda just over a month ago, donors have been slashing or suspending aid to the country in protest. Health officials, activists and NGOs warn that this could have a major impact on healthcare services, particularly for HIV/AIDS patients.

Published
08 April 2014
From
IRIN
Ugandan clinics selling bogus HIV certificates

Private clinics in Uganda's capital, Kampala, are selling fake HIV negative certificates to help people get jobs, an undercover investigation by BBC Africa's Catherine Byaruhanga has revealed.

Published
08 April 2014
From
BBC Health
Dr. Charles Farthing, HIV/AIDS Pioneer, Has Died

HIV/AIDS pioneer Dr. Charles Farthing, former Medical Director at AIDS Healthcare Foundation, has died. His death was announced by a friend on Facebook late Saturday.

Published
07 April 2014
From
Frontiers
Uganda police raid U.S. military AIDS clinic, order it shut

Activists in Uganda report that plain-clothes police raided a U.S. military-affiliated AIDS services clinic in Kampala today, accused it of promoting homosexuality, and ordered it to close. The clinic has been one of relatively few health-care facilities in the city that willingly treat LGBT people.

Published
03 April 2014
From
76crimes.com

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