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HIV Conviction Of “Tiger Mandingo” Has Been Thrown Out

Michael Johnson was sentenced to 30 years for “recklessly” infecting a sexual partner with HIV. Now, an appeals court has ordered a new trial because prosecutors deliberately withheld evidence from Johnson’s attorneys “to gain a strategic advantage.”

Published
21 December 2016
From
BuzzFeed
Greek court acquits HIV-positive women charged with 'transmitting the virus' via prostitution

An Athens Misdemeanours Court on Friday acquitted a group of HIV positive women arrested in 2012 and charged with repeated counts of grievous bodily harm on the grounds that they were transmitting the HIV/AIDS virus by working as prostitutes and having unprotected sex.

Published
19 December 2016
From
Athens News Agency - Macedonian Press Agency
This “First Dates” Contestant Was Told He Had To Reveal He Was HIV-Positive

When Alex Causton-Ronaldson applied to be on the Channel 4 show, his HIV status was leaked to the production team, who tried to pressure him into disclosing it. He tells BuzzFeed News what effect this had and how he fought back.

Published
19 December 2016
From
BuzzFeed News
High rates of injury found among some HIV-positive people in B.C.

Overall 14% of deaths among HIV-positive people were due to injury. In contrast, the figure among HIV-negative people was 6%. Furthermore, they stated that “the highest rates of injury among [HIV-positive] people were associated with falls and self-harm.” Among HIV-negative people, the top two causes of injury were “falls and motor vehicle accidents.”

Published
19 December 2016
From
CATIE
Five Reasons ‘HIV Undetectable’ Must Equal ‘Untransmittable’

“We are not dirty, we are not a threat, and we are not disease vectors. In fact, we are the solution. People living with HIV who achieve viral suppression, who become undetectable, are the solution to the end of new HIV infections in the United States… When we look back 20 years from now we’re going to judge ourselves in terms of how well we responded to this opportunity.” How wonderful that something many of us have assumed for years has been proven to be true. So now we can spread the news and encourage people with HIV to seek treatment and stick with it. However, there is some strong resistance to a message that equates undetectable to untransmittable, and it’s not coming from where you might think.

Published
15 December 2016
From
MarkSKing.com
Multiple motivations for ‘transactional sex’ need to be taken into account when planning interventions for African women

Many HIV prevention strategies identify ‘transactional sex’ as a practice that contributes to young African women’s extreme vulnerability to HIV, but partial or narrow understandings of what

Published
13 December 2016
By
Roger Pebody
Philippines urged to break condom barriers amid rising HIV epidemic among gay men

RELIGIOUS conservatism and restrictive policies that the Duterte administration has inherited are fueling a rising human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic in the Philippines, particularly among men who have sex with men, a report released Thursday by global rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said.

Published
08 December 2016
From
Asian Correspondent
Charlie Sheen Achieves Undetectable Viral Load With Weekly Injectable HIV Treatment

Actor Charlie Sheen revealed this month that he has achieved an undetectable viral load by taking PRO 140, an injectable HIV drug that's currently being studied. Sheen started taking PRO 140 as a study participant in a phase-3 clinical trial that is looking into the drug's safety and effectiveness in humans.

Published
08 December 2016
From
The Body
Kenya court halts HIV data collection

A Kenyan high court has ruled that a government directive to collect data on HIV-positive schoolchildren and pregnant women is unconstitutional. It said the move violated the rights and privacy of those living with HIV.

Published
08 December 2016
From
BBC News
What Would The World Look Like If So Many Gay Men Hadn't Died Of AIDS?

“Fathers” is a “sci-fic documentary” from activist and filmmaker Leo Herrera that imagines an alternate universe where AIDS never happened and queer heroes, artists and activists lived on. Herrera describes it as HBO’s “Looking” meets “Black Mirror” meets Beyonce’s “Lemonade.”

Published
07 December 2016
From
Huffington Post

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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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