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Report: Studio trying to quash movie that portrays Donald Trump getting HIV

Studio executives are reportedly trying to make "disappear" a movie that has a scene in which Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump contracts HIV. Sony Pictures has been limiting its marketing of the movie, "The Brothers Grimsby," by Sacha Baron Cohen.

Published
07 March 2016
From
The Hill
Nancy Reagan refused to help dying Rock Hudson get Aids treatment

Film star’s appeal to US first lady, an old friend, was rejected because Aids was seen as gay disease, say critics of administration’s record.

Published
07 March 2016
From
The Guardian
Meet the Man Who Got HIV While on Daily PrEP

"PrEP’s a calculated risk. It’s important for people to know that there is the possibility [of infection] as opposed to the fantasy that there have been no recorded infections on PrEP. At least now there is one, so it makes it more real. And I tell people, “It didn’t work for me, but I still think it’s great.” If I had to do it all over again, I would still go on PrEP."

Published
03 March 2016
From
Poz
Outflanking the war on drugs?

In April, the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) will adopt a consensus position on drug control, but few are expecting a shake-up to the current, conservative, global framework. However there are some other hopes for change.

Published
03 March 2016
From
IRIN
The Persistence of HIV Fear in the Age of PrEP

"But if I have sex without a condom, something bad eventually has to happen." I can understand how this fear operates. The first year I used PrEP and had condomless sex with both HIV-positive, and HIV-negative-identified partners, I still carried that fear. My 40-year-old mind simply could not absorb that feeling good wouldn't result in a painful outcome.

Published
03 March 2016
From
The Body
Survey: Africans are generally very tolerant, but just not of gay people

Despite having the most progressive laws on the continent, South Africa has been named only the second most tolerant African country when it comes to homosexuality. A massive survey released by Afrobarometer has revealed that Cape Verde takes the honour, with 75% of its people liking or not minding having homosexual neighbours. It found that Africans generally express high degrees of tolerance for people from different ethnic groups, people of different religions, immigrants, and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) – with the major exception of homosexuals.

Published
02 March 2016
From
Mamba Online
Dumbing Down Treatment Decisions, Part Two

Bob Leahy say there are wrong decisions made - both regarding treatment and prevention - all the time. But how do we help our most vulnerable who face barriers to good decision-making avoid them?

Published
02 March 2016
From
Positive Lite
Calls for DWP staff training to recognise the fluctuating nature of HIV

Staff working at the DWP’s assessment centres should be better trained to deal with people living with HIV, according to an SNP MP. Stewart McDonald has written Iain Duncan Smith calling on him to make sure the Work Capability Assessment, to which those claiming sickness and disability benefits must submit, takes into account the fluctuating nature of HIV.

Published
01 March 2016
From
The National
Africans tolerant on religion, ethnicity, nationality, and HIV, but not homosexuality, survey finds

The latest Afrobarometer survey revealed that contrary to common portrayals, Africans express high degrees of tolerance for people from different ethnic groups, people of different religions, immigrants, and people living with HIV/AIDS. A large majority of African citizens, however, are intolerant of homosexual citizens. Across the 33 countries, an average of 78% of respondents say they would “somewhat dislike” or “strongly dislike” having a homosexual neighbour.

Published
01 March 2016
From
The South African
John Gagnon, Sociologist Who Explored Human Sexuality, Dies at 84

John Gagnon, a sociologist who shifted the ground in sex research by proposing that sexual behavior could better be understood by looking at social forces rather than biology or psychology, died on Feb. 11 at his home in Palm Springs, Calif. He was 84.

Published
26 February 2016
From
New York Times

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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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