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HIV/AIDS and the Industry of Stigma

Is the growing emphasis on HIV stigma in HIV prevention paradoxically reinforcing people's reluctance to seek testing and treatment, by suggesting that people should feel stigmatised when they seek HIV testing?

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15 August 2013
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NAT statement on modernising HIV rules

NAT (National AIDS Trust) welcomes the changes to the guidance on HIV positive healthcare workers undertaking exposure-prone procedures as we believe it is vitally important that policies are based on up-to-date scientific evidence and not on fear, stigma or outdated information.

Published
15 August 2013
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NAT press release
Ban lifted for NHS staff with HIV

The government is to lift a ban that stops healthcare staff with HIV performing certain medical procedures.

Published
15 August 2013
From
BBC
‘I felt so bad, so violated. I’ve never been so humiliated in my life’: Women who work in Edinburgh’s saunas talk to SCOT-PEP about their experience of the recent raids.

Scottish sex workers' organisation criticises recent havy-handed police action in raiding saunas while investigating alleged criminal activity and the Council’s licensing arrangements. Women sauna workers have described how they were strip-searched, subjected to degrading and intimidating treatment, and held without food or water for up to seven hours.

Published
14 August 2013
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SCOT PEP
More than half Serbian high school students would associate with HIV positive people

More than half of Serbian high school students would continue to associate with HIV-positive people, a third would not know what to do in such situation, while only 10 percent would end the friendship, is the result of a questionnaire answered by more than 1,000 students in Serbia, Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday.

Published
14 August 2013
From
InSerbia News
HIV Prevention and Homeless Youth: Fixing a Catastrophic Failure

The failure of HIV prevention efforts to reduce new infections among these youths is undeniably exacerbated by a lack of clarity and vision in public policy to address how homelessness and poverty force young people into situations where they are at grave risk of infection.

Published
14 August 2013
From
Huffington Post (blog)
The Men Who Want AIDS—and How It Improved Their Lives

Homeless gay men in New York describe how contracting HIV allowed them to obtain housing and welfare benefits - and the lack of prevention and social services to support them.

Published
14 August 2013
From
OUT magazine
Sean Sasser, AIDS Activist and Real World Star, Dies

Most recently, Sasser lived in Washington, DC, with his partner Michael Kaplan, president and CEO of AIDS United. 

Published
13 August 2013
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Poz magazine news
HIV Home-Testing Kits: Law Change Proposed

People concerned they might have HIV will soon be able to find out whether or not they are infected in the comfort of their own homes, officials are to announce.

Published
12 August 2013
From
Sky News
HIV Home-Test Kits Could Be Legalised

Officials are planning to change laws so people who are concerned that they might have HIV will soon be able to find out in the comfort of their own homes.

Published
12 August 2013
From
Huffington Post

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