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  • 'New York Times' To Condoms: Drop Dead

    A peculiarly worded Op-Ed talks about disappearing condom use and causes a stir among HIV activists.

    29 June 2018 | HIV Plus
  • Dispelling the Bad Myths about PrEP in that New York Times Op-Ed

    What to do with Patrick William Kelly’s New York Times op-ed “The End of Safe Gay Sex?,” whose headline is built on the assumption that the only kind of safe sex is that which is had with condoms, and whose argument is based on the idea that PrEP is doing a disservice the population whose lives it is protecting.

    27 June 2018 | Jezebel
  • Russia’s HIV/AIDS epidemic is getting worse, not better

    Almost anywhere in the world, an HIV-infected woman who has an uninfected partner and wants to have a baby would be first in line to receive ARVs. The challenges Katia faced in getting treatment amid Russia’s epidemic highlight the country’s faltering response, which critics have blasted as misguided, lackadaisical, and downright dismissive. Some federal health officials even question the term epidemic. “This is a very large and very serious epidemic, and certainly one of the few epidemics in the world that continues to get worse rather than get better,” says Vinay Saldanha, the Moscow-based regional director for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. “This is a public health crisis.”

    12 June 2018 | Science
  • Do direct acting antivirals cure chronic hepatitis C?

    We were dismayed that the Editors of the BMJ presented the widely discredited Cochrane review of Hepatitis C virus therapy as mainstream opinion. It is not... There is no credible explanation for the fall in hepatitis C liver disease morbidity and mortality associated with the introduction of effective anti-virals other than the use of these drugs.

    18 May 2018 | BMJ
  • Sexual Minorities Uganda Statement on Postponed First Annual Conference on Key and Priority Populations

    We are appalled that the government cancelled the event on basis of alleged promotion of homosexuality.

    02 May 2018 | Sexual Minorities Uganda
  • Russian Government Drafts Bill To Fight AIDS Denial

    The Russian government has drafted legislation that would make it illegal to urge people not to seek treatment for AIDS or to deny the existence of HIV, the virus that causes the disease. The Health Ministry submitted the draft amendments to the State Duma on April 16.

    23 April 2018 | Radio Free Europe
  • HIV-positive baby dies in Russia because mother thought Aids was a 'myth' and refused treatment

    An investigation was launched in Russia on Monday into the death of a five-month-old HIV-positive baby whose mother refused her treatment because she believed the virus was a “myth”.

    03 April 2018 | South China Morning Post
  • Statement of UNAIDS on news reports of a new HIV strain in the Philippines

    UNAIDS is concerned that media reports which make reference to HIV research in the Philippines are being interpreted as saying that there is a new and untreatable strain of the virus in the country. There is no new strain of HIV which has been found in the Philippines.

    21 March 2018 | UNAIDS Asia-Pacific
  • Meet SA pastor who has 'cured HIV, ended poverty and walked on air'

    The 30-something preacher is well aware of the allegations he is little more than a scam artist, but they are accusations he shrugs off. "My ministry is not for everyone, it is for those who have faith," he tells me. "I'm just a messenger of God's work. God heals people in our meetings."

    06 March 2018 | The Star
  • Duterte's Condom Criticism Imperils Philippine HIV Fight

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, in a televised speech before Filipino women on February 13, 2018, urged them to not use condoms, comparing usage to eating wrapped candy.

    20 February 2018 | Human Rights Watch
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