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Jailed: HIV positive homeless man sent to prison after spitting into mouth of charity worker

A HIV positive homeless man who spat into the mouth of a charity worker who was helping rough sleepers in the city centre has been jailed.

Published
04 January 2016
From
Manchester Evening News
Thatcher tried to block 'bad taste' public health warnings about Aids

Newly released files show then PM tried to limit distribution of adverts as she feared explicit descriptions of ‘risky sex’ would harm young teenagers.

Published
30 December 2015
From
The Guardian
Man With HIV Gets Prison Time, Again, for Unprotected Sex

A Pennsylvania man with H.I.V. was sentenced on Wednesday to 33 to 66 months in prison for having unprotected sex with three women without telling them about his condition, the second time he has been imprisoned for the offense.

Published
27 December 2015
From
New York Times
Collaboration and Conflict: Looking Back at the 30-Year History of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group

The AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) supported groundbreaking research that transformed a death-sentence disease into a chronic illness that could be managed for decades with medication. It is now the largest network of therapeutic clinical trial units in the world.

Published
23 December 2015
From
JAMA
Uganda: criminalisation of LGBT people increases risk of HIV transmission

Over the last couple of years HIV rose in Uganda, along with a reported rise in violence, stigma and discrimination against sexual minorities, with many losing their property and income.

Published
23 December 2015
From
Key Correspondents
HIV prevention fatigue: Program engages men who have heard it all before

An innovative program in San Francisco acknowledges and addresses prevention fatigue, while helping gay and bisexual men improve sexual health and wellbeing. Bridgemen carefully weaves education and discussions about sex and health into events that bring men together socially and for community service projects.

Published
23 December 2015
From
BETA blog
2015 Sexual Politics Round- Up

As the year heads toward its end, SPW recollects main trends and facts in sexual politics worldwide. - See more at: http://sxpolitics.org/sexual-politics-roundup-in-2015/13916#sthash.s6Bqy383.dpuf

Published
22 December 2015
From
Sexuality Policy Watch
HIV clinic fined £250 for data breach

The Bloomsbury Patient Network provides information and support for people who are HIV-positive. But twice in 2014, staff emailed up to 200 members at a time without obscuring other patients' email addresses.

Published
21 December 2015
From
BBC News
U.S. Support of Gay Rights in Africa May Have Done More Harm Than Good

Four years ago, the American government embarked on an ambitious campaign to expand civil rights for gay people overseas by marshaling its diplomats, directing its foreign aid and deploying President Obama to speak before hostile audiences. America’s money and public diplomacy have opened conversations and opportunities in societies where the subject was taboo just a few years ago. But they have also made gay men and lesbians more visible — and more vulnerable to harassment and violence, people on both sides of the gay rights issue contend.

Published
21 December 2015
From
New York Times
A Dating App For HIV-Positive People Leaked Sensitive Data

More than 5,000 members of Hzone may have had their personal information compromised thanks to an unsecured database.

Published
15 December 2015
From
BuzzFeed

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