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Stop Bludgeoning Young Gay Men with Our AIDS Tragedy

To view young gay men and say, "if only you saw all the AIDS deaths I saw..." disturbs me on all sorts of levels, and it says far more about us than it does about them.

Published
22 November 2013
From
My Fabulous Disease
Hope for the future as Malawi battles the Aids virus's capacity to infect succeeding generations

Malawi has found itself leading the world with a scheme to tackle one of the worst effects of the Aids virus – its capacity to infect succeeding generations. It has a devised a scheme to offer immediate, lifelong treatment with anti-retroviral drugs to all pregnant women who test positive for HIV.

Published
21 November 2013
From
The Independent
Canada: Nova Scotia court acquits young man with undetectable viral load of aggravated sexual assault for HIV non-disclosure despite no condom use

On November 8 2013, the Provincial Court of Nova Scotia in Canada released a very encouraging decision in a case of HIV non-disclosure.

Published
19 November 2013
From
HIV Justice Network
A History of the People with AIDS Health Group

The rise of AIDS buyers clubs showcases a moment in American history, a period during which groups of individuals across the country, shut out from access to perhaps life-saving drugs by a slow-moving medical system and unresponsive, sometimes callous, federal government, banded together to help each other. The following slideshow looks at the origins, political and cultural context and, most importantly, the stunning achievements of the AIDS activist and buyers club movements in confronting the AIDS crisis.

Published
19 November 2013
From
New York City Buyers Club
Dallas Buyers Club: An AIDS Drama the Tea Party Can Enjoy

The film depicts one man standing up against a corrupt bureaucracy—absent the Reagan-era political context that made it that way.

Published
19 November 2013
From
The Atlantic
Mark S. King: The Beautiful Sadness of Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club isn't interested in making the truth very pretty. A river of infected blood runs through it. So too does practically every other bodily fluid, along with bruises that won't heal and purple skin lesions and flakes of dry, reddened skin. And that's kind of beautiful. Because that's what AIDS looked like in 1985, and it's been ages since we have fully remembered it.

Published
19 November 2013
From
Huffington Post
God intervened in HIV cure of baby, Hannah Gay believes

The continued good health of a Mississippi baby born with HIV causes Hannah Gay, the HIV specialist who treats the child, to speak of divine intervention. "When I treated this baby I was not even thinking of curing the baby," she said. "That was the furthest thing from my mind. I was simply trying to prevent infection and I failed at what I was trying to do. However, my failure in God's hands turned into a miracle. And it was God that cured the baby and I just happened to be standing close by at the time."

Published
19 November 2013
From
Baptist Press
Church attendance associated with late HIV diagnosis among US MSM

Church attendance is associated with late HIV diagnosis among men who have sex with men (MSM), according to US research published in the online edition of Clinical

Published
18 November 2013
By
Michael Carter
African Commission condemns coerced sterilisation of HIV+ women

In a landmark pronouncement for women’s rights, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) has condemned the coerced sterilisation of women living with HIV as a blatant violation of their fundamental rights, which are guaranteed under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights.

Published
18 November 2013
From
Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa
TB treatment must extend beyond the physical body and include social and psychological support as an important aspect of care

Jigna Rao, patient advocate, speaks about patient centered approaches to cure at the TAG symposium “Cascades: Improving TB Care”, held on November 1 during the 2013 Union World Conference on Lung Health in Paris, France.

Published
18 November 2013
From
TB Online

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