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The enduring power of stigma – understanding why HIV-positive gay men don’t disclose their status

The accounts of a group of gay men living with HIV in Dublin, most of whom rarely, if ever, disclose their HIV status to casual sexual partners,

Published
30 September 2015
By
Roger Pebody
Reflections on the state of LGBT activism in Africa

Cheikh Traore writes: "Contrary to what the international media would have you believe, there have been narrow windows opening for LGBT Africans in the past decade. These changes have occurred in legislation, judiciary decisions, courts, health policies and more importantly in shifting public opinions among the youth. There are lessons to be learned and numerous Africans to be praised for championing change."

Published
29 September 2015
From
Africasacountry
Straight Outta Time: Can a Blockbuster Help End a Black HIV Crisis?

One of the summer's biggest hits, Straight Outta Compton, had an important message about HIV awareness. But did audiences take it in?

Published
28 September 2015
From
The Advocate
NHS-approved health apps leaking private data

NHS Choice's Health Apps Library of approved wellbeing software assures users that their data will be safe -- but a new study has found that several apps flout this promise and put private personal data at risk.

Published
28 September 2015
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Wired
Positive Periods: Addressing stigma around HIV and menstruation

Menstrual cycles can be very emotionally and psychologically straining for HIV-positive women. I think it is important to give a voice to this unique experience that can further cause women to feel isolated, dirty and ashamed.

Published
25 September 2015
From
Poz
Disclosure Project

Launched at Australasian HIV&AIDS Conference today, the Disclosure Project is premised upon a website which seeks to assist people living with HIV identify the cause of any fear, apprehension, hesitation or even shame, about disclosing.

Published
25 September 2015
From
NAPWHA
HIV prejudice in Cyprus still holds

The case of a British HIV-positive tourist in Paphos, who was reportedly asked to leave the hotel he was staying and was refused treatment by private clinics, reveals the degree of ignorance in our society, the Ombudsman said Tuesday.

Published
24 September 2015
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In Cyprus
Grindr Fatigue And The Dehumanization Of Gay Men

The increasing popularity and constant accessibility of social media apps has led, in many ways, to the dehumanization of gay men. In other words, Grindr, Scruff and the rest of the lot are creating a bunch of gay sex robots who only know how to communicate with each other via pictures and sexual function.

Published
24 September 2015
From
HIV Equal
Women Know Best Report

A new report which addresses the wide range of issues which specifically affect women living with HIV and looks at some of the best way to address them.

Published
24 September 2015
From
Positively UK
The humanitarian crisis within our borders

Asylum destitution in the UK can be prevented, as can the illness it causes. Write to your MP about why the cut to family asylum support must be reversed.

Published
24 September 2015
From
NAT

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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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