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Obituary: Willard Cates, Jr

Public health advocate and pioneering epidemiologist in HIV/AIDS and women's reproductive health. Born on Nov 16, 1942, in Cleveland, OH, USA, he died from leiomyosarcoma on March 17, 2016, in Chapel Hill, NC, USA, aged 73 years.

Published
12 April 2016
From
The Lancet (requires free registration)
Heterosexual Identity Crisis

Straight poz guy Joshua Middleton and the untold story of shame amongst straight men.

Published
08 April 2016
From
Positive Lite
Turkmenistan Requires HIV Test for Marriage License Seekers

The law, which was reported by state-controlled media on Wednesday, implies that anyone found to be infected with the virus that is the precursor to AIDS would be denied a marriage license. The reports said the law was enacted "in order to create conditions for forming healthy families and avert the birth of HIV-infected children."

Published
07 April 2016
From
ABC News
Australian high court quashes Godfrey Zaburoni conviction for deliberate HIV infection

A circus acrobat and fleeting TV personality who was jailed for deliberately infecting his girlfriend with HIV through unprotected sex has had his conviction quashed by the high court.

Published
06 April 2016
From
The Guardian
France: National Aids Council President, Patrick Yeni, on why HIV criminalisation remains a problem for France

Although there have only been 23 convictions in France up to the end of 2014, surveys of people living with HIV suggest that up to 2000 complaints may have been made since the start of the epidemic. As the law currently only recognises condom use as a way to show lack of a guilty mind, the National Aids Council is concerned that up-to-date science is not reflected in the law.

Published
05 April 2016
From
HIV Justice Network
No adverse social consequences from early ART initiation in West Africa

Early initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) does not have negative social consequences, investigators report in the online edition of AIDS. Research involving patients in Côte d’Ivoire showed

Published
05 April 2016
By
Michael Carter
African women in London with poor adherence feel that HIV treatment is difficult and unrelenting

A qualitative study with West African women living in London who have difficulties adhering to their HIV treatment has found that many think of HIV treatment as

Published
04 April 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Why a London sex clinic is taking on the dark side of internet dating

Hook-up apps’ tumultuous crusade into the heartlands of the dating scene have been well documented, with the decline in relationship intimacy and rise in sexually transmitted infections all being attributed to their use. It’s for that reason 56 Dean Street, a Soho-based sexual health clinic which sees 13,000 patients walk through its doors each month, has developed a service designed to tackle the new problems online dating presents.

Published
30 March 2016
From
Daily Telegraph
Barack Obama: 'drug addiction is a health problem, not a criminal problem'

“For too long we’ve viewed drug addiction through the lens of criminal justice,” Obama said at a conference in Atlanta. “The most important thing to do is reduce demand. And the only way to do that is to provide treatment – to see it as a public health problem and not a criminal problem.”

Published
30 March 2016
From
The Guardian
Hope's story: "Having TB and HIV is not easy but I am fighting hard"

Sitting in her small flat that she once shared with friends in Zimbabwe's capital Harare, Hope (27), a sex worker chronicles life from her first diagnosis with tuberculosis (TB) and later HIV. A journey, she says, that has never been easy.

Published
24 March 2016
From
AVERT

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