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Giving people information about HIV treatment as prevention lessens stigma and increases testing rates

A large randomised trial of communities in rural Malawi shows that a single community meeting providing information on how antiretroviral therapy makes people less infectious can have

Published
24 July 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Half of African migrants diagnosed with HIV in France acquired HIV while living there

Between a third and a half of African people living with HIV in France probably acquired HIV after they left Africa, according to a study presented to

Published
23 July 2015
By
Roger Pebody
The pros and cons of PrEP: trial volunteers recount their experience of the ADAPT study

The reasons whether or not people come forward for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) or take it once prescribed are likely to be very mixed, and dependent as much

Published
22 July 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Tribute to Bob Munk: long-time HIV positive US treatment activist and educator

It was with great sadness that in the week before IAS we learned of the death of Dr Robert Munk, a long-time US activist, friend and colleague.

Published
21 July 2015
From
HIV i-Base
Terrence Higgins Trust trustee to become its interim chief executive

Jackie Morton, a trustee of the Terrence Higgins Trust, will act as its interim chief executive while the charity recruits a replacement for Rosemary Gillespie, who was recently asked to stand down as chief executive with immediate effect.

Published
20 July 2015
From
Civil Society
Missouri Judge's Sentencing of Michael Johnson in HIV “Exposure” Case Decried As “Barbaric”

Members of the medical and legal community joined HIV activists in expressing outrage at the 30½ year sentence imposed on a Black Missouri college student and star wrestler following his conviction under the state law that makes it a felony for people diagnosed with HIV to have sexual contact without documenting they disclosed their HIV status.

Published
17 July 2015
From
The Center for HIV Law and Policy
People with HIV live almost 20 years longer than in 2001

People living with the HIV virus today can expect to live nearly two decades longer than those who were diagnosed at the start of this century, thanks to cheaper and more readily available antiretroviral drugs, the UN said in a major report on a disease once seen by many as a death sentence to be endured in secrecy. The average HIV-positive person is now expected to live for 55 years – 19 years longer than in 2001, according to the report by the UN’s Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAids).

Published
14 July 2015
From
The Guardian
Terrence Higgins chief executive says she was sacked because 'board lost its nerve'

The sacked chief executive of the Terrence Higgins Trust has said she was dismissed because the board lost their nerve over a change programme, and suggested her removal served individuals at the charity more than beneficiaries.

Published
14 July 2015
From
Civil Society
Budget: Osborne scraps WRAG as part of £13 billion-a-year benefit cuts

The government is to slash financial support for hundreds of thousands of disabled people on out-of-work benefits, as part of measures that will cut £13 billion-a-year from the social security budget by 2020-21.

Published
13 July 2015
From
Disability News Service
PROUD and PrEPared – why I’m waiting for Truvada

A London columnist describes why he wants PrEP now for him and his partner – and why gay men in the UK can't get it yet. "Why should trust between partners, even irregular ones, be impossible in gay life? Why too should there have to be an elephant in the room every time – fear (even low level), anxiety, guilt, shame, all for having a fun and intimate experience with a nicer person? This week my partner and I attended the premiere of the documentary ‘PROUD and PrEPared’ – a look at PrEP and the PROUD study in the UK, which centred on just these issues."

Published
11 July 2015
From
Beyond Positive

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