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Nigeria: HIV Positive Persons Barricade NACA to Protest Living Conditions

People living with HIV/AIDS, yesterday laid siege at the entrance of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) Abuja, to protest what they described as their poor condition of living, which they said, has increased their mortality rate to 20,000 every month.

Published
04 November 2014
From
AllAfrica
Yemen: HIV Patients Denied Health Care

Human Rights Watch spoke to seven HIV-positive individuals in Yemen who said that they had been repeatedly refused treatment once medical staff found out their HIV status. Six health workers told Human Rights Watch they believed such discrimination was common in state-run healthcare facilities.

Published
04 November 2014
From
Human Rights Watch
Why We're Still Waiting for Gay Hollywood to Talk About PrEP

When celebrities speak out about health issues, it affects all of us. I believe the same sort of awareness needs to happen for PrEP. We need a Magic Johnson moment for the 21st century, where someone's reality destigmatizes this HIV prevention tool.

Published
04 November 2014
From
The Advocate
Namibia’s Highest Court Finds Government Forcibly Sterilised HIV-Positive Women

The case was brought by three HIV-positive women who were subjected to sterilisation without their informed consent in public hospitals. The High Court found in favour of the women and held that the practice of coerced sterilisation violated the women’s legal rights.

Published
04 November 2014
From
Southern Africa Litigation Centre (press release)
London: Catholic HIV conference 'a major success'

More than 100 clergy, HIV sector professionals and individual Christians attended ‘Love Tenderly Act Justly: Stories of HIV and Christianity Today’ at St Martins in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London last Saturday, 25 October.

Published
31 October 2014
From
Independent Catholic News
Russia: Lawmakers, medics urge compulsory treatment of tuberculosis

Is it right to resort to compulsion to cure a sick person? Russian legislator Alexander Kravets is going to initiate a legal act which, if adopted, will empower medics to send tuberculosis patients who refuse to receive medical aid to hospitals for compulsory treatment without waiting for a court ruling. “On the excuse of human rights protection people infected with the tubercle bacillus are free to go wherever they want without any medical supervision,” says Kravets.

Published
31 October 2014
From
TASS
Pat Robertson, Medical Expert: 'The Towels Might Have AIDS'

On a recent episode of The 700 Club, television's premier destination for religious bigotry since 1966, Robertson advised a viewer that while the chances of contracting Ebola in Kenya are slim, travelers should beware of AIDS-ridden towels. What? Yes.

Published
31 October 2014
From
Poz
New Zealand: Survey shows HIV stigma remains rife

New research shows that while most people are educated about HIV transmission, stigma is rampant, with nearly a quarter of New Zealanders surveyed saying they would be uncomfortable being friends with someone with HIV.

Published
31 October 2014
From
Gay NZ
Positive Politics: Few elected officials are openly living with HIV/AIDS

As the nation prepares for Tuesday’s midterms, some voters will have the chance to elect openly HIV-positive candidates. Among those political hopefuls are Todd Heywood and Michael Petrelis.

Published
31 October 2014
From
Poz
Like HIV, Ebola Started Among Poor African People

Comments from Helen Rees: "Ebola started among poor African people in four pour African countries. It was only when [the number of] deaths started to be bigger and the world became insecure that the world mobilised a response... Now we are seeing fear and panic across the world - and we are getting stigma as a result."

Published
29 October 2014
From
What's Up HIV (blog)

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