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Israeli army to allow HIV positive recruits

HIV-positive Israelis will be conscripted into the military for the first time, the army said Wednesday, a move welcomed by gay rights groups as an important step against discrimination.

Published
03 December 2015
From
Yahoo News
Medic at Center of Cambodian HIV Outbreak Sentenced to 25 Years

Yem Chrin, the 56-year-old village medic who has been blamed for spreading HIV to more than 270 residents of rural Roka commune in Battambang province, was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday morning.

Published
03 December 2015
From
The Cambodia Daily
As people with HIV live longer, life insurance companies see a new market

Now that people with HIV are living longer, thanks to medical and public health advances, life insurers are taking notice. Prudential Financial Inc., one of the nation's largest life insurers, and HIV-AIDS specialist Aequalis, are joining forces to offer "standard plans that are the same as those offered to any other customer."

Published
03 December 2015
From
San Francisco Business Times
How Some Cities Are Helping Drug Offenders Instead of Arresting Them

Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion programs in cities like Seattle primarily help low-level offenders, especially the poor and homeless, avoid jail. The program's use of a "harm-reduction model," where abstinence is markedly absent from the conditions required to receive services, is a central component.

Published
03 December 2015
From
Vice
Watch: Russian TV host announces he is HIV-positive in live broadcast

On Tuesday evening, Pavel Lobkov, a television host for the independent Dozhd channel, announced on air that he had been diagnosed in 2003 as HIV-positive. It is the first time in recent memory that any Russian celebrity, major or minor, has publicly made such an announcement.

Published
03 December 2015
From
Washington Post
Australian survey finds that less than a third of gay men have committed relationships with just one partner

A large survey conducted through gay dating sites and Facebook in Australia has found that previous surveys may have overestimated the proportion of gay men who are

Published
03 December 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Outright Activism as ICASA 2015 Starts with Violations and Silence on Key Populations

Many activists arriving at the airport in Harare, Zimbabwe for the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) expected this meeting to be like others in the past—a chance to share strategy, recharge and set priorities for the coming year in dialogues led by and for Africans and their allies. Instead, even before exiting the airport, things took an unexpected turn: sex workers, gay men and transgender women and even activists who just “looked different” reported having materials confiscated, being personally detained, having their passports held and being charged duties to reclaim their posters and educational materials.

Published
02 December 2015
From
AVAC
Stigma Around PrEP Takes on Several Forms

Various forms of stigma and a lack of education about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) may be keeping people at risk for acquiring HIV from using the HIV prevention drug regimen, panelists at a November 19 town hall said.

Published
02 December 2015
From
Gay City News
Elizabeth Taylor ran 'secret underground network' to provide Aids patients with experimental drugs, friend claims

A close friend of the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor has claimed she ran “a secret underground network” to get experimental HIV medication to patients.

Published
02 December 2015
From
The Independent
Meet the HIV-negative men who won't have sex with HIV-positive men

FS surveyed 3,140 gay men and found 44% of HIV-negative men that would not have sex with an openly HIV-positive man. So we decided to reach out to these men and ask them directly, why?

Published
02 December 2015
From
FS

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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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