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Why is tackling stigma so difficult?

Stigma should be our top priority, yet we have not identified concrete strategies for reducing it. So why do we find stigma so difficult to tackle?

Published
04 July 2016
From
NAT
The safe room

In some European cities, drug dealers and addicts are watched over by the police at legal consumption rooms. Could Australia's ice epidemic be contained if we did the same?

Published
04 July 2016
From
Sydney Morning Herald
Gay and bisexual people really do have poorer mental health, national US health survey shows

The inclusion, for the first time, of a question about sexual orientation in a regularly-conducted national health survey in the US has allowed researchers to establish that

Published
01 July 2016
By
Gus Cairns
I Was Attacked for Being Gay and HIV Positive. Here's How I'm Fighting Back.

In this three-part story, TheBody.com contributor Todd Heywood speaks up about his experience of a brutal anti-gay and anti-HIV attack and its aftermath, explaining "I am not only supporting my own healing, but hoping to illuminate a path toward overturning the policies that continue to fuel violence and other life-threatening dangers for LGBT people and those living with HIV."

Published
30 June 2016
From
The Body
Today In History, 1987: Presidential Advisor Urges Reagan: No Homos On AIDS Commission

Six years into the AIDS epidemic, the Reagan administrations response to a death toll approaching the 20,000 mark was still abysmal.

Published
30 June 2016
From
Box Turtle Bulletin
Canada: In Nova Scotia, glimmers of hope for science in the prosecution of HIV non-disclosure

Despite very few prosecutions, Nova Scotia has become an interesting place in Canada with respect to the criminalisation of HIV non-disclosure.

Published
29 June 2016
From
HIV Justice Network
Antiretrovirals: A Success Story

Celebrating 20 years of effective HIV treatment - how antiretrovirals have improved since 1996 and the developments we still need.

Published
28 June 2016
From
Poz
At Sex Parties, PrEP Takes HIV Disclosure Off the Table

PrEP is changing the landscape of sex parties and other group sex events, helping to break down barriers between people who are positive and negative—and helping people who are HIV-negative stay that way.

Published
28 June 2016
From
BETA blog
Council LGBTI Conclusions are Trojan horse: legitimising homophobia

Last Thursday, the Council of the European Union adopted its conclusions on LGBTI equality. It is the first time ever that the Council adopts a document addressing LGBTI equality. However, the document creates a potentially harmful novelty by including that in its activities on LGBTI equality the Commission should “fully respect . . . Member States’ national identities and constitutional traditions.”

Published
22 June 2016
From
EU Parliament Integroup on LGBT Rights
All 28 EU member states reach consensus on LGBT rights for first time

The 28 EU member states have reached a consensus on LGBT rights for the first time in European history. The Council of the European Union reached consensus on Friday on a Netherlands-backed agreement concerning women’s rights, gender equality and the protection of LGBTI people across the EU. For the first time ever, the 28 member states agreed at the Council to work against “any discrimination” against LGBT people, and to ramp up pan-European efforts on equality.

Published
22 June 2016
From
Pink 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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