Search through all our worldwide HIV and AIDS news and features, using the topics below to filter your results by subjects including HIV treatment, transmission and prevention, and hepatitis and TB co-infections.

Experiences of stigma news

Show

From To
Avon and Somerset police branded ‘disgusting’ for HIV ‘misinformation’ over spit hoods

People living with HIV say Avon and Somerset police are “disgusting” for suggesting the immunodeficiency virus can be contracted through spitting. One HIV positive man, who has asked not to be named, claims the language used around the police’s announcement that its officers would be allowed to put ‘spit hoods’ over the heads of people who have been arrested only furthered “misconceptions and lies” about HIV.

Published
21 November 2017
From
Bristol Post
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.

Published
20 November 2017
From
The Guardian
A preoccupation with “patient zero” stimulated, but may also have stymied, early efforts to understand AIDS

In his book Patient Zero and the Making of the AIDS Epidemic, Richard McKay retraces the fits and starts of early AIDS research and how the evocative concept of a “patient zero” both captured the imagination of the general public and fed into the media hype that fueled speculation about the disease.

Published
20 November 2017
From
Science
Stigma surrounding tuberculosis keeps patients from services, worsens health risks, but remains largely unmeasured, unaddressed

A special issue of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease shows, stigmatizing stereotypes, fears and realities associated with TB add to the misery of a disease requiring lengthy and debilitating treatment, lead health workers to make inappropriate and unnecessary referrals, interfere with contact tracing, deprive patients of community support, and discourage people at risk for disease — including health workers — from accessing services they need.

Published
20 November 2017
From
Science Speaks
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.

Published
16 November 2017
From
Religion News Service
ViiV Survey Reveals Nuances of Living With HIV

Respondents reported on their feelings about antiretrovirals, their relationships with their clinicians and dealing with stigma.

Published
30 October 2017
From
Poz
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.

Published
26 October 2017
From
Gay Star News
Price’s “Quarantine” Comment a Startling Example of Remaining HIV Stigma and Ignorance

What should we, as infectious diseases/HIV specialists, say about this regressive and anachronistic perspective? How about taking the high road and sticking to the science?

Published
25 October 2017
From
NEJM Journal Watch
Hate, discrimination lead to rise of HIV in Russia, experts say

"Homophobia and a negative view of drug addicts, as well as the obscure legal status of prostitutes, have all led to the fact that Russia uses less than half of all of the methods that have been scientifically proven to prevent the spread of HIV around the world," Vadim Pokrovskiy, head of the Russian Federal AIDS Center, said.

Published
20 October 2017
From
Deutsche Welle
Senior South Yorkshire Police officer cleared over HIV test comments

The controversy centered on comments made by Zuleika Payne, chair of the South Yorkshire branch of the Police Federation, about South Yorkshire Police's decision to introduce controversial spit guards. She said some colleagues had to undergo HIV tests after being spat at by suspects who were in the process of being arrested.

Published
20 October 2017
From
The Star
← First12345...32Next →

Filter by country

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
close

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

NAM’s information is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.