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  • Religion and faith

    Some faith groups have responded excellently to HIV and provide an important source of comfort, friendship and practical support. However, some faith leaders and faith groups can...

    From: Booklets

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  • Faith in the community

    Religious faith is important to many Africans in the UK. Kerri Wells looks at the role religion plays in the lives of HIV-positive African people and the...

    From: HIV treatment update

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  • 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
  • Romania: protesters interrupt screening of movie about AIDS

    Protesters have interrupted a screening of a French AIDS drama in Bucharest, saying it violates traditional Romanian values.

    06 February 2018 | Washington post
  • HIV Medicine Association chair argues new HHS division ‘defies fundamental medical ethic’

    “The new HHS division, like other ‘religious freedom’ efforts across the country, is a thinly disguised invitation to stigmatize and discriminate against LGBTQ individuals in the name of religion,” said HIV Medicine Association Chair Melanie Thompson.

    30 January 2018 | Healio
  • Rising HIV infections see Iran challenge notions about sex

    Iran has seen a surge in the number of HIV infections spread by sex, especially among its youth. What's more, authorities say many have no idea that they are infected. That has led to growing uncomfortable questions in the Islamic Republic, where sex outside of marriage is prohibited and those who practice it can face arrest and severe punishment

    29 November 2017 | ABC News
  • Living with HIV and AIDS, and unwelcome in Zimbabwe's churches

    Shunned by family, scorned in state media and deemed “worse than dogs and pigs” by President Robert Mugabe, gays in Zimbabwe often find their country’s churches just as hostile.

    16 November 2017 | Religion News Service
  • Films open up the lives of Christians affected by HIV

    A video series produced by Christians living with, or affected by, HIV called Positive Faith, explores the relationship between HIV and faith.

    10 October 2017 | Church Times
  • Ramadan, Fasting & HIV

    Ramadan is the name of one of the 12 lunar months of the Islamic calendar. For 29 days of Ramadan, Muslims fast from sunrise until sunset. Many HIV-positive wish to join their community in observing this important month, can they?

    26 May 2017 | LASS
  • Knights of Malta condom scandal stretches from Myanmar to the Vatican

    Split in lay order after senior official was dismissed over distribution of free prophylactics and the Holy See hierarchy sought to intervene.

    11 January 2017 | The Guardian
  • Philippines urged to break condom barriers amid rising HIV epidemic among gay men

    RELIGIOUS conservatism and restrictive policies that the Duterte administration has inherited are fueling a rising human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic in the Philippines, particularly among men who have sex with men, a report released Thursday by global rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) said.

    08 December 2016 | Asian Correspondent
  • How Majority Muslim Countries Are Handling HIV Infections

    Despite strict rules against promiscuity, homosexuality, drug use, and sex work, the Islamic world is nevertheless—and perhaps as a result—facing up to a growing HIV problem.

    02 August 2016 | VICE
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