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Spain condemned for denying health care to undocumented migrants

The Council of Europe expressed concern about the regressive legislative developments concerning access to health care for undocumented migrants in Spain on 29 January 2014.

Published
21 February 2014
From
PICUM
Uganda: Anti-Homosexuality Law Will Come at a Serious Cost

Uganda’s pending Anti-Homosexuality bill violates the country’s human rights obligations and is a barrier to advancing critical public health goals.Uganda’s international donor partners should clearly and publicly specify the consequences for relations with Uganda if the Anti-Homosexuality bill becomes law.

Published
21 February 2014
From
Human Rights Watch LGBT
Young people who acquire HIV in Uganda report poor communication and mistrust in their relationships

Compared with young people who remain HIV negative, recent seroconverters in Rakai, Uganda describe sexual relationships marked by poorer communication, greater suspicion and mistrust, and larger and

Published
20 February 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Fears for gay rights advocate, physician facing deportation to Uganda heighten concerns over that nation’s human rights environment

“Yes, there are many times I’ve been afraid. There are times when we are told that we are going to be arrested. Those are times you can really be afraid. You cannot be out and open as a gay Ugandan.” Physician, gay rights advocate Paul Semugoma, 2012, International AIDS Conference, interview On the eve of […](Read more...)

Published
20 February 2014
From
Science Speaks
South Africa asked to halt deportation of Ugandan Dr Paul Semugoma

Rights groups urged South Africa’s government Wednesday to halt the deportation of a Ugandan doctor and gay rights activist over fears that he will be at risk if sent home.

Published
19 February 2014
From
Citizen
France's 'invisible disaster': how heroin devastated the banlieues in the 1980s

Health authorities failed to track the deadly toll of Aids and drug addiction in Paris, Marseille and Lyon, a new history shows.

Published
19 February 2014
From
The Guardian / Le Monde
Cara Bids for Lighthouse Lifeline

The Lighthouse in West London, up for sale by THT, will continue to be used and run by people living with HIV if a rescue plan by The Cara Trust is accepted.

Published
19 February 2014
From
Baseline
Cameroon police arrest LGBT activist, block AIDS clinic

Police in the Deido section of Douala, Cameroon, arrested the vice president of the anti-AIDS pro-LGBT-rights group Alternatives-Cameroon on Feb. 14 after receiving an accusation that he is a homosexual. The man who was arrested, Richard Kwa Bette, remained in detention today, awaiting word on what charges he would face. Because of the arrest, Richard, a doctor, was unable to work on Feb. 15 at the association’s Health Center, where he was scheduled to oversee a health screening campaign for MSM (men who have sex with men) as part of Cameroon’s National Strategic Plan against HIV and Tuberculosis.

Published
18 February 2014
From
76crimes.com
Why This Man Was Refused a New Lung

People with HIV are still excluded from some life-saving organ transplants, based on guidelines that omit the most current science.

Published
17 February 2014
From
The Atlantic
Underground drug networks in the early days of AIDS

Dallas Buyers Club tackles the complex question of who should decide what drugs dying patients can take, and makes for a compelling but also frustrating film.

Published
17 February 2014
From
The Lancet

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