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Azerbaijan removes HIV question from visa application form

Azerbaijan has responded to international calls to remove the necessity of visa applicants to confirm that they are not HIV positive when applying for visas. The Azerbaijan authorities made the decision to alter the current e-visa system on April 23 following criticism from European football’s governing body, UEFA, which said the HIV question on the application from was discriminatory.

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Tanzania study finds two-thirds of HIV positive women tell their partners

Study reveals higher levels of disclosure than previously thought among women in Tanzania, especially amongst those in relationships where sexual and reproductive health issues are discussed.

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23 April 2019
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Drag troupe 'The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence' mark 40 years of 'dragtivism'

Four decades since they began in San Francisco, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and their campy activism have inspired others, according to member Sister Roma.

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23 April 2019
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NBC News
South Korea’s HIV testing of foreign teachers challenged in compensation claim

Lisa Griffin is seeking one year’s lost wages of US$21,000 because her contract was not renewed in 2009 after she refused to be tested for the disease. But the government says the testing was legal and proportionate, and that the statute of limitations has already expired.

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23 April 2019
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South China Morning Post
Game Changers in HIV: Judith Currier

Meet Judith Currier, M.D., a physician-researcher who paved the way for better treatment options for women living with HIV.

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17 April 2019
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The Body Pro
HIV Stigma Makes Zambian Mothers Think Twice About Exclusive Breastfeeding

In Zambia, women who are HIV-positive are encouraged to exclusively breastfeed their babies, but those mothers say extended breastfeeding is a telltale sign that they have the virus.

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15 April 2019
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Global Press Journal
‘Demeaning’ to portray counsellor as HIV-positive sex worker – Kenyan court

Though the world is moving towards de-stigmatising HIV/AIDS, it is still not difficult to imagine a court awarding damages to someone who is publicly – but either without their permission or else incorrectly – said to be living with the condition.

Published
11 April 2019
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Legal Brief
How mass rape in genocide transformed Rwanda's response to AIDS

Rwanda is this week commemorating the 25th anniversary of a dark chapter of human history: a time when extremist ethnic Hutus slaughtered more than 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus - one tenth of the population - over three months. About 250,000 mostly Tutsi women were raped by Hutu government soldiers and allied extremist militia. And as a result, about one in four victims contracted the HIV/AIDS virus.

Published
11 April 2019
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Reuters
This doctor saves lives through organ transplants – and he's also a world-class dancer

Johns Hopkins surgeon Dorry Segev is revolutionizing the transplant process by allowing HIV patients to receive and donate organs. But that's just his day job.

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10 April 2019
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From the Grapevine
Gregg Gonsalves Blends Activism and Science

The former Act Up campaigner is now an epidemiologist — and MacArthur grantee — searching for new ways to halt epidemics.

Published
09 April 2019
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The 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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