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The Man Who Was Immune to AIDS - But Not What Came After

A profile of Steve Crohn, who committed suicide in 2013. Crohn was discovered to be immune to HIV infection due to the CCR5 delta 32 polymorphism. The profile examines questions how survivor guilt and ageing in the New York gay community may have contributed to his suicide.

Published
18 June 2014
From
New York magazine
Gay men who discuss HIV status with sexual partners are less likely to acquire HIV

A case-control study, examining the sexual behaviour of German gay men receiving HIV-negative and HIV-positive test results, identified two key factors which distinguish the groups – consistent condom

Published
18 June 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Employment: Two Ticks set for reform, as researchers call it ‘an empty shell’

The government’s “Two Ticks” scheme to recognise companies that encourage disabled people to apply for job vacancies is nothing more than an “empty shell” used as a public relations tool, according to new research.

Published
17 June 2014
From
Disability News Service
American Medical Association Opposes HIV Criminalization

Medical students advocated within the AMA for the resolution.

Published
17 June 2014
From
Poz magazine news
Victory! Iowa Supreme Court Reverses Conviction in Lambda Legal HIV Criminalization Case

Today the Iowa Supreme Court set aside the conviction of Nick Rhoades, an HIV-positive Iowan who was initially sentenced to 25 years in prison, with required registration as a sex offender, after having a one-time sexual encounter with another man during which they used a condom. In reversing the conviction, the Court recognized that HIV-positive individuals who have a reduced viral load as a result of effective treatment pose little risk of transmitting HIV.

Published
13 June 2014
From
Lambda Legal
US: Orgs Appeal Ruling Denying HIV Positive Man Asylum

Eight LGBT, immigration and HIV activist groups have come together to plead for the U.S. to not deport a gay, HIV positive Mexican man back to his home country.

Published
13 June 2014
From
Edge Boston
Harm reduction: It's plain humanity

Lord Fowler, who led the development of a pragmatic response to HIV/AIDS in the 1980's in the UK, talks about getting controversial policies through the cabinet, the responses of other countries and the current situation.

Published
13 June 2014
From
You Tube
VIDEO: The Powerful “HIV is Not a Crime” Conference

The most powerful speaker at the recent “HIV is Not a Crime” conference was a man named Kerry Thomas. He held the crowd of more than 150 advocates spellbound for a full twenty minutes although he never took the stage. He spoke by phone from Idaho Correctional Facility, a place he may not be released from until 2038.

Published
13 June 2014
From
My Fabulous Disease
Uganda’s LGBTI Activist and Doctor, Paul Semugoma Awarded 2014 Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Award

The Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Award recognizes the efforts of individuals who have achieved major breakthroughs or shown exceptional courage and leadership in their efforts to advocate for human rights in the field of HIV.

Published
13 June 2014
From
Denis Nzioka (blog)
Homophobia in Russia Is Taking a Kafkaesque Turn

LGBT organizations declared foreign agents in one fell swoop, gays being blacklisted by banks, employers, and landlords—welcome to the new reality of being LGBT under Putin.

Published
10 June 2014
From
Daily Beast

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