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Australian high court quashes Godfrey Zaburoni conviction for deliberate HIV infection

A circus acrobat and fleeting TV personality who was jailed for deliberately infecting his girlfriend with HIV through unprotected sex has had his conviction quashed by the high court.

Published
06 April 2016
From
The Guardian
France: National Aids Council President, Patrick Yeni, on why HIV criminalisation remains a problem for France

Although there have only been 23 convictions in France up to the end of 2014, surveys of people living with HIV suggest that up to 2000 complaints may have been made since the start of the epidemic. As the law currently only recognises condom use as a way to show lack of a guilty mind, the National Aids Council is concerned that up-to-date science is not reflected in the law.

Published
05 April 2016
From
HIV Justice Network
No adverse social consequences from early ART initiation in West Africa

Early initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) does not have negative social consequences, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. Research involving patients in Côte d’Ivoire showed

Published
05 April 2016
By
Michael Carter
African women in London with poor adherence feel that HIV treatment is difficult and unrelenting

A qualitative study with West African women living in London who have difficulties adhering to their HIV treatment has found that many think of HIV treatment as

Published
04 April 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Why a London sex clinic is taking on the dark side of internet dating

Hook-up apps’ tumultuous crusade into the heartlands of the dating scene have been well documented, with the decline in relationship intimacy and rise in sexually transmitted infections all being attributed to their use. It’s for that reason 56 Dean Street, a Soho-based sexual health clinic which sees 13,000 patients walk through its doors each month, has developed a service designed to tackle the new problems online dating presents.

Published
30 March 2016
From
Daily Telegraph
Barack Obama: 'drug addiction is a health problem, not a criminal problem'

“For too long we’ve viewed drug addiction through the lens of criminal justice,” Obama said at a conference in Atlanta. “The most important thing to do is reduce demand. And the only way to do that is to provide treatment – to see it as a public health problem and not a criminal problem.”

Published
30 March 2016
From
The Guardian
Hope's story: "Having TB and HIV is not easy but I am fighting hard"

Sitting in her small flat that she once shared with friends in Zimbabwe's capital Harare, Hope (27), a sex worker chronicles life from her first diagnosis with tuberculosis (TB) and later HIV. A journey, she says, that has never been easy.

Published
24 March 2016
From
AVERT
Oral History: Bittersweet Memories Of A Cuban HIV Sanitarium

Back in the 1990s, Cuba created a network of sanitariums, where people with HIV were confined indefinitely. It sounds barbaric, but as former patient Eduardo Martinez’s recollections reveal, it’s complicated. Life in the sanitariums was so much better than outside that some people purposely infected themselves with HIV.

Published
24 March 2016
From
WBUR
New Executive Director for ITPC - Solange Baptiste

We are happy to announce that Solange Baptiste has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC). ITPC’s former Global Programs and Advocacy Director brings over 12 years of community treatment activism, global health and HIV program management to her new role.

Published
22 March 2016
From
International Treatment Preparedness Coalition
To end HIV in drug users, stop chasing the dream of a drug-free world

Why does ‘harm reduction’ continue to be such a problem for global drug policy when it’s a proven way of reducing cases of HIV?

Published
22 March 2016
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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