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‘Fathers’ Explores a World Where AIDS Never Killed Our Queer Forbearers (Video)

Gay Mexican director Leo Herrera is directing Fathers (aka. The Fathers Project), a sci-fi documentary that explores how society might be different if the AIDS epidemic had never happened. The film mixes real life and fantasy with a cast and crew including historians, artists and performers who imagine the cultural and political influence that we could have had had our “fathers” (the queer men who proceeded us) had not become part of a lost generation.

Published
21 June 2017
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Unicorn Booty
How Six NYC Activists Changed History With “Silence = Death”

The collective that created the Silence = Death poster is back after thirty years to recall its origins and launch new art.

Published
21 June 2017
From
Village Voice
America's Latest Drug Epidemic Is Weirdly Nonviolent

Despite an unprecedented epidemic of opioid overdose deaths that began way back in the late 90s, US crime rates have been declining for decades, and are now less than half their 1991 peak. Criminalization only makes addiction worse. When addiction—and the supply of drugs—are medicalized, on the other hand, their connection with crime is greatly reduced.

Published
20 June 2017
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Vice
Nationwide service to tackle loneliness and self stigma among people with HIV launched in Scotland

Peer Support Scotland, funded by the Big Lottery Fund Scotland, will bring together people living with HIV to share their experiences, knowledge and advice, to support others diagnosed with the virus, boosting self-esteem and combating isolation.

Published
20 June 2017
From
Terrence Higgins Trust
Russian 'gay propaganda' law ruled discriminatory by European court

A Russian law that bans gay “propaganda” encourages homophobia and discrimination, the European court of human rights has ruled, in a sharply worded rebuke to the Kremlin. The state has been ordered to pay damages totalling €43,000 (£37,800) plus costs and interest within three months.

Published
20 June 2017
From
The Guardian
World first as SA launches national LGBTI HIV plan

In what has been hailed as a world first, the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) launched the country’s national lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI) HIV plan in Durban on Wednesday night on the penultimate day of the 8th South African AIDS conference.

Published
15 June 2017
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Citizen
Achieving zero HIV transmissions will require SF to address stigma, disparities

Having achieved significant reductions in new infections and effective treatment, San Francisco is a model city for combating HIV — but even so, The City is not expected to meet its goal of a 90 percent reduction in HIV diagnoses and deaths by 2020. The prevailing reasons: stigma and disparities.

Published
12 June 2017
From
San Francisco Examiner
The Real Conversations of Grindr

Real-life exchanges from mobile dating app Grindr are at the centre of a powerful new awareness campaign spotlighting HIV stigma and its effects on the LGBTI+ community.

Published
09 June 2017
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You Tube / HIV Foundation Queensland
More than a name change: AIDS.gov becomes HIV.gov

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today officially changed the name of AIDS.gov, the federal government’s leading source for information about HIV, to HIV.gov. The name change reflects major scientific advances that have transformed an almost universally fatal disease to a condition that, if diagnosed and treated early and continuously, can be controlled and prevented from progressing to AIDS.

Published
09 June 2017
From
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Heroin's use rising, costing society more than $51 billion

Heroin use in the United States was estimated to cost society more than $51 billion in 2015, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Published
09 June 2017
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health

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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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