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Paul Semugoma: I have not been silenced

It has been years, but since then I have come to understand that fear and prejudice about our sexuality have stood like a range of mountains between us and prevention, care, and management of HIV. It is this prejudice that makes the provision of condoms and of lubricants for safer gay sex a criminal act.

Published
28 May 2014
From
International AIDS Society
In conversation with… Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

Patrick Strudwick talks to Françoise Barré-Sinoussi about how she identified HIV as the cause of AIDS, her receipt of the Nobel Prize, and the latest efforts to prevent, treat and manage HIV.

Published
28 May 2014
From
Mosaic Science
National AIDS Trust comments on the Law Commission's Hate Crime Review

Yusef Azad, Director of Policy and Campaigns, NAT (National AIDS Trust) said: "Hate crime is an issue for people with HIV – it may be rare but we hear of vicious disclosure of someone’s HIV status on social media, or vandalism and graffiti against someone’s property, or verbal or physical assault simply because someone is living with this condition.  

Published
28 May 2014
From
NAT press release
Disclosing Your HIV Status Abroad: A Dilemma for People Living With HIV

As someone who travels constantly and consistently, I am now cautious as to where I am going at times and always spend a few extra moments to research my "what ifs." What if I get sick? What if I need more meds? What if I need emergency care? Sometimes what I find isn't the ideal answer, but I plan accordingly.

Published
23 May 2014
From
The Body
Getting My Rocks Off: PrEP Isn't For Cowards

A response to Larry Kramer's statement that "Anybody who voluntarily takes an antiviral every day has got to have rocks in their heads. There's something to me cowardly about taking Truvada instead of using a condom. You're taking a drug that is poison to you, and it has lessened your energy to fight, to get involved, to do anything."

Published
23 May 2014
From
Bilerico Project
Uganda: Raided clinic reopens with scaled-back services

The AIDS clinic that closed last month in Uganda after a police raid has reopened, but now offers fewer services to men who have sex with men (MSM) - they must pose as heterosexuals in order to receive their anti-retroviral medication at the new location.

Published
22 May 2014
From
76 Crimes (blog)
POZ at 20: Twenty survivors share their stories

The American magazine POZ celebrates and catches up with twenty people living with HIV who have appeared on its cover over the last twenty years.

Published
20 May 2014
From
Poz
Ugandan nurse Rosemary Namubiru faces three years in prison, while charge against her remains misreported, misunderstood

Rosemary Namubiru, a nurse in her mid-60s living with HIV, who was charged with criminal negligence after a workplace accident involving an injection, was sentenced to three years in prison in a Ugandan court today.

Published
20 May 2014
From
Science Speaks
Court backs NHS info transmission

The passing on of information by NHS bodies to the Government as part of the crackdown on "health tourism" has been upheld as lawful by the High Court. The court challenge was to the way NHS trusts transmit information about non-UK patients who have not paid for treatment to the Health Secretary, who then passes it on to the Home Office to make sanction orders.

Published
19 May 2014
From
Yahoo News / Press Association
DOTW report: vulnerable pregnant women routinely denied access to healthcare across Europe

Vulnerable people, especially pregnant women, are being failed by health systems in the UK and across Europe according to a report published today by the health charity, Doctors of the World (Médecins du Monde).

Published
16 May 2014
From
Doctors of the World

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