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Canada: More than 70 scientific experts sign on to consensus statement on HIV transmission risks in the context of criminal law

More than 70 scientific experts Canada-wide have today released a consensus statement confirming when there is a low-to-zero possibility of a person living with HIV transmitting the virus in various situations.

Published
06 May 2014
From
HIV Justice Network
HIV Positive Tunisians Struggle Against Misperceptions

In Tunisia, government and civil society band together to combat the spread of HIV and AIDS within the country, but social stigmas and a lack of education continue to impede treatment efforts.

Published
06 May 2014
From
Tunisia Live
Canada Is One of the 10 Worst Countries for Prosecuting HIV-Positive People

Canada is now one of the top 10 countries in the world for arrests and prosecutions of HIV-positive people per capita, and its 48,000 HIV-positive residents are in a state of threat and confusion

Published
06 May 2014
From
Slate Magazine
HIV charities welcome free treatment for everyone living in Scotland

NAT (National AIDS Trust) and HIV Scotland have applauded the Scottish Government’s decision to make HIV treatment free to everyone living in Scotland from today (1 May), regardless of their residency status.

Published
01 May 2014
From
NAT press release
US State Modernises HIV-Specific Criminalisation Law - Historic HIV Bill Passes Iowa House Unanimously

After a series of negotiations, a historic bill passed through the Iowa House early this morning that will modernize Iowa’s discriminatory HIV law. Iowa’s current law, 709c, is based on outdated science and beliefs that actually discourages testing and disclosure because of severe penalties associated with simply knowing one’s status.

Published
01 May 2014
From
HIV Justice Network
SOUTH AFRICA: HIV+ Women Sue for Forced Sterilisation

More than a dozen HIV-positive Durban women are suing the provincial health department after they allege they were “forcibly” sterilised. An HIV-positive Gauteng woman recently won her case against that province’s health department and was awarded close to R500 000.

Published
01 May 2014
From
Independent Online
Kenya Might As Well Be Uganda For Many LGBT Refugees

George fled his home in eastern Uganda when his aunt found out he was gay and called the police. He was 18 at the time. First he made his way to Nairobi, where he was forced to sleep on the streets.

Published
01 May 2014
From
BuzzFeed
Antibiotic crisis bigger than Aids as common infections will kill, WHO warns

The report, Antimicrobial resistance: global report on surveillance focuses on antibiotic resistance in seven different bacteria responsible for common, serious diseases such as sepsis, diarrhoea, pneumonia, urinary tract infections and gonorrhoea.It found that antibiotic resistance is present in all areas of the globe and is growing.

Published
30 April 2014
From
Daily Telegraph
NEW YORK: NY Bill Would Bar Condoms as Proof of Prostitution

WUSA 9 reported that the New York State Senate is considering legislation that would ban prosecutors from using condom possession as evidence of prostitution. The New York State Assembly passed the bill last year. If the bill passes in the New York State Senate and the governor signs it, then New York will become the first state to exclude condoms as evidence in prostitution cases.

Published
30 April 2014
From
CDC National Prevention Information Network
It gets worse: Uganda drafts new anti-gay law

Uganda is to draft a new anti-gay law banning non-governmental organizations promoting gay sex as the situation for LGBTI people shows no sign of getting better. This draft legislation would ban foreign non-government organizations from helping LGBTI people.

Published
29 April 2014
From
Gay Star News

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