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  • Achieving HIV Targets through Human Rights Instruments

    This post presents an overview of the human rights political mechanisms and expert bodies available to activists at the Human Rights Council, as well as resources for how they can be utilized.

    18 hours ago | MSMGF
  • Police accused of exaggerating risks of HIV to introduce spit guards

    A police force has been accused of fear mongering and stigmatising sufferers of hepatitis C and HIV by playing up the risks of transmission of blood-borne viruses as a reason to introduce spit guards.

    19 hours ago | The Guardian
  • This Is What It's Like To Be One Of The Men Infected By HIV In Britain's First Case Of Deliberate Transmission

    Despite the nature of Rowe’s crimes, and the multiple tabloid headlines surrounding this case screaming about an already highly stigmatised condition, this is not really a story about HIV. The virus was merely Rowe’s weapon of choice. This is a story about abuse.

    16 November 2017 | Buzzfeed
  • Australia says yes to same-sex marriage in historic postal survey

    Australia has taken a decisive step towards legislating marriage equality by Christmas after 61.6% of voters in an unprecedented national postal survey approved a change to the law to allow couples of the same sex to marry

    15 November 2017 | The Guardian
  • The S Word

    Misuse of the term 'stigma' continues to control the behaviours of people living with HIV. It is all too common to blame this monster in the dark, a beast lurking on the streets than it is to blame our own family and friends, the people we love for their fear or ignorance. And we also need to stop telling people living with HIV that they will be stigmatised.

    10 November 2017 | Alex Sparrowhawk (blog)
  • Migrants' Rights Network Legal Challenge against NHS Data-Sharing Deal

    Charity to challenge secret Home Office-NHS data-sharing deal that puts migrants off seeking vital medical help. Submission to the High Court argues agreement violates patients’ right to privacy under the Human Rights Act.

    09 November 2017 | Migrants' Rights Network
  • BBVs in healthcare workers: health clearance and management

    Guidance for health clearance of healthcare workers (HCWs) and management of those infected with bloodborne viruses (BBVs) hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV.

    26 October 2017 | Public Health England
  • Two thirds of people living with HIV too scared to disclose their status to dates, new survey finds

    Over two thirds of people living with HIV (PLWHIV) in the UK are too scared to reveal their status to potential partners, according to a shocking new survey. The ‘HIV is: Expectations from Life’ survey found 68% of PLWHIV said a fear of disclosing their status has impacted their decision to go on dates.

    26 October 2017 | Gay Star News
  • Reconsidering Primary Prevention: a Call To Action For The Global HIV Response

    "The [HIV] prevention toolbox is getting bigger, but the application of the tools is getting smaller. For...prevention to stand a chance, the silence, denial, negativity, and moralism surrounding sex and drug use must end. Policy makers and donors, including governments, must shed their reluctance to openly and positively address sex and drug use in their public health discourse and responses to HIV."

    09 October 2017 | MSMGF
  • The Straight Men Who Have Sex with Trans Women

    "Matt's first sexual experience with a trans woman was in 1987, with a girl he picked up on the West Side Highway. This stretch of New York road runs parallel to the Hudson River, from the southern harbors of Manhattan to the Upper West Side. It used to be an infamous pickup spot for trans sex workers. Though Matt loved the sex itself, it wasn't long after orgasm that he felt a throat-clenching sense of anxiety. "I was driving her back and I was so nervous, 'Is someone going to see me?' Absolute fear—HIV, Did I give myself HIV? I was so afraid [thinking of] how I'd tell anybody."

    09 September 2017 | Vice
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