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'It's Destroyed People's Lives': The Shocking Rise in Hepatitis C-Related Deaths

Hepatitis C is preventable and curable—but it now kills more Americans than any other disease. According to experts, stigma against intravenous drug users and sex workers may be to blame.

Published
22 June 2016
From
VICE
Things to Consider Before Disclosing Your HIV Status at Work

Many people debate about whether they should reveal their HIV status to people at work—and may wonder about the potential benefits, and the potential downsides, of disclosing. Here’s a few things to consider if you’re thinking about coming out to work colleagues as HIV-positive.

Published
21 June 2016
From
BETA blog
US study underscores ongoing need for HIV safety net program

A study of insurance coverage of more than 28,000 people with HIV concludes that the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program remains a critical necessity despite the availability of coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Published
21 June 2016
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Women in HIV serodiscordant relationships less likely to take PrEP consistently if they experience intimate partner violence

Experiencing intimate partner violence is associated with an increased risk of poor adherence to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among women in serodiscorant relationships in sub-Saharan Africa, investigators report

Published
20 June 2016
By
Michael Carter
Leading public health bodies call for decriminalisation of drugs

Report from Royal Society for Public Health and Faculty of Public Health says misuse of drugs should be a health issue, not a criminal one.

Published
16 June 2016
From
The Guardian
Scientists map the global spread of HIV – through the Western world and beyond – for the first time

Scientists have mapped the spread of the HIV virus around the globe after it reached the United States in the early 1970s. Their study finds that HIV travelled from the US to Western Europe on a number of occasions, whereas Central and Eastern Europe remained isolated for the most part of the early epidemic. The study describes the global spread of HIV-1 subtype B, but not of other subtypes.

Published
15 June 2016
From
University of Oxford press release
Nigel Farage defends policy of banning migrants with HIV from UK

Nigel Farage has defended his policy of rejecting migrants with HIV from coming into the UK, saying Britain should “put our own people first”.

Published
12 June 2016
From
The Independent
Democratic Congressional Candidate Opens Up About Having HIV In Emotional Video

Bob Poe, a Democratic candidate for an open congressional seat in central Florida, revealed on Thursday that he is HIV positive.

Published
10 June 2016
From
Huffington Post
Milton Keynes flat fire death: Man jailed for 'HIV admission' killing

A man who admitted killing his partner and setting fire to his flat after learning he was HIV positive has been jailed for 13 years, nine months.

Published
10 June 2016
From
BBC News
Cultural Sensitivities Obstacle at UN AIDS Conference

No one at the high-level United Nations conference devoted to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 denies serious scientific and financial challenges remain, but cultural sensitivities may prove the toughest stumbling block on the way to achieving that goal. A number of gay and transgender groups were excluded from attending the three-day-long conference that began Wednesday by countries who objected to their presence and nations squabbled over references in a final statement to topics involving gay sex and intravenous drug use.

Published
09 June 2016
From
New York Times

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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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