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HIV blood disaster: UK families search for the truth

Jason Evans says his father was killed by contaminated blood that the government "knew was dangerous". In what is understood to be the first case of its kind, Jason is taking legal action against the government for its role in his father's death. More than 2,000 people – mostly haemophiliacs – have died after being infected with HIV and hepatitis C through blood treatments in the 1980s.

Published
10 May 2017
From
BBC
Korea Should Get Real on HIV

The Korean government considers people living with HIV morally unfit to teach English and medically unfit to receive government scholarships to study at Korean universities. But the UN and governments around the world have long recognized that such policies are unjustified on any sort of health or human rights grounds. In such an economically and scientifically advanced country, this is an astonishing reminder that in some respects Korea still needs to catch up with the rest of the world. 

Published
05 May 2017
From
Human Rights Watch Health
Fear of stigma is prompting young South Africans to seek early HIV treatment

Young South Africans are strongly motivated to seek HIV testing and treatment by a desire to maintain a healthy physical appearance and to appear normal

Published
04 May 2017
By
Keith Alcorn
A Second Chance at Death

Long-term survivors, as haunted as we may be by our past, are uniquely qualified to address the practical and emotional concerns of our own mortality. I have arrangements for my living will, instructions not to resuscitate, and know my way around end-of-life care. Moreover, I am already in the practice of telling my friends how much I love them.

Published
02 May 2017
From
My Fabulous Disease
Criminal laws fail to deter transmission of AIDS virus

“There has been much discussion about whether criminal-exposure laws affect HIV-risk behaviors or transmission,” Dr. Jonathan Mermin of the CDC said. “In this analysis, we found no association between HIV diagnosis rates and laws that criminalize HIV exposure.”

Published
02 May 2017
From
Reuters
This Unique HIV Charity Has Been Saved From Closure After A Huge Public Response

A coalition of politicians, charities, private companies, and the general public has managed to save the only inpatient HIV centre of its kind from closure, its CEO has told BuzzFeed News.

Published
02 May 2017
From
BuzzFeed News
Nelly Mugo—rolling out PrEP in Kenya

Nelly Mugo has had a central role in building evidence for PrEP, as a co-author on the Partners PrEP study. Most of her current work is focused on scale-up and roll-out of PrEP.

Published
28 April 2017
From
The Lancet (free registration required)
The CEO of HIV

Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation treats an enormous number of patients — and makes an enormous amount of money. Is that why so many activists distrust him?

Published
26 April 2017
From
New York Times
Gay man sues New York museum for anti-HIV discrimination

After 10 years of working at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History as an IT manager, Bryan Torres has filed a federal suit against the museum for creating an intolerable hostile working environment.

Published
26 April 2017
From
ThinkProgress
Healing Austin, Indiana: How town raced to stop America's worst rural HIV plague (three-part series)

Critics say Mike Pence was slow to react as a festering blight, then HIV gripped Austin, Indiana. This tiny city off Interstate 65 is the epicenter of a medical disaster. Dr. Tom Frieden, former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, confirms Austin contains the largest drug-fueled HIV outbreak to hit rural America in recent history, and "the largest concentrated outbreak ever documented in the United States."

Published
24 April 2017
From
Kentucky Courier-Journal

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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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