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  • 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
  • An epidemic of bullshit

    Two or three times a year, there’ll be a report released on how many new sexually transmitted infections were diagnosed in the previous year. Usually there’s an up-tick in something and media coverage follows like, well, clockwork. Just as predictable are the narratives invoked to contextualise the findings - online dating, hookup apps, ‘complacency as a result of improvements to HIV treatment', decreased condom use and more young people travelling overseas.

    31 January 2018 | Overland
  • The president forced me to take his herbal HIV 'cure'

    The Gambia's former leader, Yahya Jammeh, who left the country a year ago after two decades in power, has been accused of many crimes. But one of the strangest was forcing thousands of people with HIV to undergo treatment with a concoction of herbs he had invented himself. An unknown number died, reports Colin Freeman.

    22 January 2018 | BBC News
  • CDC Reportedly Bans Words Including “Transgender” and “Science-Based”

    The Trump Administration is forbidding policy analysts at the nation’s main public health agency from using seven words and phrases, including transgender, fetus and evidence-based, in official documents dealing with the upcoming budget, The Washington Post reported. That assertion is a “complete mischaracterization of discussions,” says an HHS spokesperson.

    19 December 2017 | Poz
  • Fingerprints of Russian Disinformation: From AIDS to Fake News

    Called Operation Infektion by the East German foreign intelligence service, the 1980s disinformation campaign seeded a conspiracy theory that the virus that causes AIDS was the product of biological weapons experiments conducted by the United States.

    13 December 2017 | New York Times
  • HIV ‘cure’ based on one patient? Here’s what you need to know

    Headlines today raise hope that a cancer drug could “cure” HIV infection. But this potential cure is based on results from just a single man whose reservoir of dormant HIV-infected cells went down after treatment with the cancer drug nivolumab.

    04 December 2017 | Health News Review
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