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The consequences of female genital mutilation: a Kenyan perspective

The global vision to end AIDS by 2030 requires a strong rights-based approach, yet the new draft UNAIDS strategy makes only fleeting reference to FGM and child marriage.

Published
22 September 2015
From
Key Correspondents
AIDS Healthcare Foundation's Demand for Medical Records Endangers Us All

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has subpoenaed three providers of HIV and STI testing in Los Angeles, demanding that they release records on specific clients from as far back as 2007. The clients whose records were subpoenaed are adult film actors. This is the latest in Weinstein's long history of attacks on the human rights and autonomy of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and those he perceives as vulnerable to HIV.

Published
21 September 2015
From
The Body
Awareness of treatment’s impact on transmission is transforming the lives of couples of mixed HIV status

A greater understanding of the impact of HIV treatment on prevention is changing the experience of being in a relationship with a partner of a different HIV

Published
21 September 2015
By
Roger Pebody
What We Talk About When We Talk About Hepatitis C

The cost of treatment is not really the issue. What we are really talking about when we talk about hep C is prejudice. Hepatitis C's association with drug use makes it easy to discriminate against those who have this disease.

Published
18 September 2015
From
Huffington Post
Gay Man Sues After Being Denied Insurance Because of PrEP

"The assumption is that gay male sexuality is inherently risky and unhealthy, and that’s just wrong," said GLAD's attorney.

Published
18 September 2015
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Poz magazine news
Gregg Gonsalves: It’s not just the germs

Veteran AIDS activist Gregg Gonsalves wants to change the way you think about illness.

Published
15 September 2015
From
Yale Alumni Magazine
Proposed Obamacare Rule Fights Sex Discrimination. What About HIV?

The proposal protects transgender people. But does it protect people with chronic illnesses like HIV? The Obama administration wants your input.

Published
11 September 2015
From
Poz magazine news
New Zealand: Man with HIV loses case over dental care at Human Rights Tribunal

Aaron Jacobsen lodged a complaint after New Plymouth clinical dental technician Tom Zhou refused to provide him with a quote for dentures when he revealed he had HIV.

Published
09 September 2015
From
New Zealand Herald
London sexual health clinic makes reforms after HIV patient data leak

A London sexual health clinic is overhauling its practices and making privacy reforms – after it accidentally leaked data of hundreds of HIV patients.

Published
09 September 2015
From
PinkNews
Mugabe forced to host gays, lesbians

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe does not hide his disdain for gays and lesbians and is on record describing homosexuals as “worse that pigs and dogs” and homosexuality as a “white problem". Now, with less than three months before the opening of the International Conference on Aids and STIs in Africa (ICASA) conference set for December, Mugabe will once again be in the spotlight. Senior officials within government and in particular the National Aids Council (NAC) indicated that there seems to have been a climb-down within government following a realisation that “alienating these key populations would work against government efforts to reduce the prevalence of HIV and Aids”.

Published
08 September 2015
From
The Standard, Zimbabwe

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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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