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Hunger is linked to testing positive for HIV in South Africa

People who struggle to get food on the table are more likely to test positive for HIV in South Africa, according to a study of 2,742 adults testing for HIV at three primary healthcare clinics in KwaZulu Natal.

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Only 42% in HIV group have an advance directive immediately before death

Only 4 in 10 HIV-positive people who died at a single center in 2013-2017 had completed an advance directive, including many people with a terminal condition [1]. About three quarters of the group had assigned medical power of attorney (MPOA).

Published
18 September 2018
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NATAP
SF combats rise in HIV infections among homeless

San Francisco health officials working to end HIV infections and deaths in The City are zeroing in on the homeless population, where there’s been an uptick in new cases.

Published
11 September 2018
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San Francisco Examiner
Unstable housing associated with low CD4 cell count and detectable viral load for HIV-positive women in US

Unstable housing is associated with an increased risk of a detectable viral load and low CD4 cell count among HIV-positive women, according to US research published in Social

Published
06 September 2018
By
Michael Carter
HIV+ people will no longer have to declare status on new travel insurance policy

A British insurance company says those with an undetectable viral load shouldn’t have to list HIV as a pre-existing medical condition.

Published
22 June 2018
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Gay Star News
It’s not just HIV stigma – sexism, racism and poverty stigma commonly reported by women living with HIV in the United States

Women living with HIV perceive many forms of stigma in addition to HIV-related stigma, according to a qualitative study published in the July edition of Social Science

Published
07 June 2018
By
Roger Pebody
HIV discrimination removed from new insurance policy guidance

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) Guide to Minimum Standards for Critical Illness Cover (CIC), published today, has removed discriminatory content about people living with HIV.

Published
23 May 2018
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National AIDS Trust
The Housing Crisis Is So Bad That Men Are Having To Sleep In Gay Saunas

Gay saunas are now at a new frontier of the homelessness epidemic, mopping up the capital’s acute shortage of affordable rental properties and social housing. The scale of the problem is so great that some saunas are having to change their admission policies, fearful of contravening licensing laws.

Published
06 May 2018
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Buzzfeed
This Is What Happens To Men Forced To Offer Sex To Avoid Sleeping On The Street

In the second part of BuzzFeed News' gay sex-for-rent investigation, men speak out about the extreme violence and danger they face, as charities describe the shocking scale of the problem. “There’s never a time when I don’t think ‘This could be it,’” said one man. "'I could lose my life.’”

Published
06 May 2018
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Buzzfeed
Loneliness and isolation top list of unmet social needs among people living with HIV in the UK

A survey of a large, representative sample of people attending HIV clinics in England has identified satisfaction with HIV-related services, but considerable unmet need for social and

Published
20 April 2018
By
Roger Pebody
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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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