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Rachel is composed, confident – and unable to tell anyone she is HIV-positive

I work as an HIV clinician in south-east London, an area with the highest prevalence of HIV in the UK. The stories I hear from patients demonstrate the ongoing misconceptions, stigma and fear that can accompany a HIV diagnosis in the black minority and ethnic (BME) community.

Published
02 September 2015
From
The Guardian
How to Survive a Footnote: AIDS activism in the "after" years

Emily Bass on how the complex history of HIV activism jeopardises the inclusion of HIV into mainstream black and gay activism. "We need to understand and address the epidemic of amnesia that’s taken place alongside the viral rampage of HIV. The victories the AIDS-activist movement has secured have always come at a time and at a price that has made them difficult to celebrate."

Published
01 September 2015
From
N+1 Magazaine
The Women Who Fought AIDS: 'It Was Never Not Our Battle'

AIDS is perceived as a "gay man's disease," but lesbians were deeply committed to fighting it as well.

Published
01 September 2015
From
Broadly
Singapore Softens Ban on HIV-Positive Visitors

Singapore said Monday it has lifted a two-decade ban on HIV-infected people from entering the country, but will limit their stay to a maximum of three months.

Published
01 September 2015
From
ABC News
5 HIV-Positive Men Give Advice to Their Former Selves

Here are words of wisdom on surviving and thriving for those newly diagnosed with HIV.

Published
01 September 2015
From
The Advocate
Who has to pay?

How NHS overseas visitors charges apply to migrants and asylum seekers in England.

Published
28 August 2015
From
NAT
Human rights groups face global crackdown 'not seen in a generation'

Laws affecting funding, requiring registration and prohibiting protest are among controls that are making it difficult for NGOs and other campaign groups.

Published
27 August 2015
From
The Guardian
Canada: New study finds majority of women living with HIV who also inject drugs face legal obligation to disclose HIV status to sexual partners

A new study presented to the IAS conference in Vancouver, Canada found that 44 per cent of women within a research cohort of people who use injection drugs living with HIV in Vancouver would be legally obligated to disclose their HIV status to their sexual partners. Within the study, 65 per cent of male participants compared with only 45 percent of female participants satisfied the Supreme Court of Canada’s legal test for HIV non-disclosure. This says that people living with HIV must disclose their HIV status to a partner before sexual activity unless both a condom is used and a low HIV viral load is present.

Published
26 August 2015
From
HIV Justice Network
Strong on the Outside, Safe on the Inside

A revival of the people living with HIV self-empowerment movement.

Published
25 August 2015
From
Poz
Porn Actors' Medical Files Are Targets of AHF Subpoenas

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation is asking sexual health testing centers for medical files of adult film actors.

Published
25 August 2015
From
Poz magazine news

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