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  • HIV/AIDS community divided over allegations about UNAIDS

    Although terms of reference were agreed for an Independent Expert Panel on harassment, the controversy continues to divide the HIV/AIDS community. John Zarocostas reports.

    18 May 2018 | The Lancet (requires free registration)
  • Laurie Garrett: Why Trump's new CDC director is an abysmal choice

    The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a new boss, Dr. Robert Redfield, who ignited controversy because of his dubious qualifications for the job and the over-the-top salary offer that came with it. But it is not hard to see why President Trump would see Redfield's hardcore, right-wing credentials as a good fit. It is another example of the Trump administration's willingness to place politics over sensible public policy.

    16 May 2018 | CNN
  • Lancet editor calls for suspension of UNAIDS head

    The editor-in-chief of the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, has joined calls for UNAIDS executive director Michel Sidibé to be suspended after his controversial handling of sexual assault accusations. Dr Richard Horton said that the international AIDS response “cannot afford to have UNAIDS in crisis” and that the credibility of the entire United Nations is under threat.

    14 May 2018 | Health-e
  • Revered AIDS Doctor Gabriel Torres: Redemption after Meth Addiction

    The article appeared in New York Magazine in 2008. I remember it quite distinctly. Titled “Another AIDS Casualty” and written by David France, the profile of once-famous New York AIDS physician Dr. Ramon “Gabriel” Torres was a heart-wrenching read.

    09 May 2018 | My Fabulous Disease
  • Irish mums diagnosed with HIV worry more about how diagnosis will affect family than themselves, study finds

    Aside from worrying about passing HIV on, these mothers tend to prioritise the needs of the family at the expense of their own healthcare on a day-to-day basis

    08 May 2018 | Irish Mirror
  • African women: UNAIDS head Michel Sidibé must go!

    Following a sexual harassment investigation at UNAIDS gone wrong, 23 leading African women activists believe executive director cannot be trusted to lead the world’s foremost agency fighting AIDS.

    05 May 2018 | Heath-e
  • My PrEP story: Phil (part 2)

    Phil Samba has been on the PrEP IMPACT Trial for five months. In his second My PrEP Story he talks side-effects, dosing and having sex with HIV positive men.

    27 April 2018 | Prepster
  • Transition Notice: Dr Laurel Sprague leaves GNP+

    It is with sadness and gratitude that the Board of the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) announces Dr. Laurel Sprague’s departure as Executive Director, effective 18 May 2018.

    24 April 2018 | Global Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS (GNP+)
  • Life as a woman with HIV: 'We're stigmatised because we're looked upon as if we're easy'

    59-year-old Rebecca De Havalland, born in Longford and raised in Dublin, rose to fame in the UK in the 1980s as a successful model agent. She had a career that was on an upward spiral. However, she had two secrets that would soon drastically impact her future – being a transgender woman and a HIV diagnosis.

    24 April 2018 | The Journal
  • Claims of sexual harassment and assault threaten UN agency

    The controversy over a high-profile investigation that examined allegations of sexual harassment and assault against a top official of UNAIDS has sent shockwaves throughout the international health community, as details emerge that the issue might have reached far more widely than official data indicate, in the midst of a culture of silence, intimidation, and fear.

    23 April 2018 | The Lancet (requires free registration)
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