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Sources of Information for Self-care Among Patients Living with HIV

The purpose of this study was “to identify the helpful information sources for self-care strategies, including Common sense/Self-experience, Healthcare professional, Internet, Literature, Multiple, Social Support and TV ads.

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5 hours ago
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MD Magazine
Dr Nneka Nwokolo: Put the power in your hands

Dr Nneka Nwokolo shared with the TEDxEuston community her wish to prevent African women from getting HIV needlessly. As a HIV consultant, she has witnessed in her practice how a ground-breaking pill called PrEP can help stop the spread of HIV amongst African women in addition to the traditional preventative methods such as condoms. This is a game changer that put’s choice and power into the hands of women who are at risk of getting HIV on the continent and its diaspora.

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5 hours ago
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TEDxEuston / YouTube
Do you still reject someone just because they have HIV?

For many people living with HIV, it is the stigma that they face that now provides the greatest challenge. Attitudes towards people living with HIV have not progressed as rapidly or as positively as the medical treatment has.

Published
15 February 2018
From
Gay Star News
New York Will Investigate Reports of Gay Men Denied Insurance

State financial regulators in New York said Wednesday that they would investigate reports that gay men have been denied insurance policies covering life, disability or long-term care because they were taking medication to protect themselves against H.I.V. Such denials would amount to illegal discrimination based on sexual orientation, and the companies doing so could be penalized, said Maria T. Vullo, the state’s superintendent of financial services.

Published
15 February 2018
From
New York Times
How Avram Finkelstein Changed The Way We Think About AIDS — With One Pink Triangle

In the 1980s the American Jewish artist and writer Avram Finkelstein was a co-creator of the iconic AIDS crisis protest poster which features a pink triangle with the words “Silence=Death.”

Published
14 February 2018
From
Forward
He Took a Drug to Prevent AIDS. Then He Couldn't Get Disability Insurance

When Dr. Cheng applied for disability insurance — which many young doctors do to protect a lifetime’s worth of income should they be hurt — he was told that, because he was taking Truvada, he could have only a five-year policy.

Published
12 February 2018
From
New York Times
Contraception, HIV and control over black women’s bodies

The apartheid-era practices of injecting women with a controversial contraceptive called Depo-Provera without their consent, is persisting today, according to multiple reports from activists, health workers and women who use public health.

Published
12 February 2018
From
Daily Maverick
Philippines: Discrimination Against Workers with HIV

Workplace discrimination in the Philippines includes refusal to hire, unlawful firing, and forced resignation of people with HIV. Some employers may also disregard or actively facilitate workplace harassment of employees who are HIV positive. In most of the discrimination cases that Human Rights Watch documented, employees with HIV did not file formal complaints, most frequently due to fear of being further exposed as HIV positive, which could prevent future employment.

Published
09 February 2018
From
Human Rights Watch
Kenneth Cole's amfAR Chairmanship is Over

HIV activists had called for his ouster over his handling of the Harvey Weinstein-related financial controversy at the nonprofit.

Published
09 February 2018
From
Poz
VICTORY: Publix Reverses Stance. Will Make PrEP Available To Employees

Today, after a week-long battle, Publix announced they reversed their stance on providing PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) to prevent the transmission of HIV to their more than 188,000 employees across 7 southern states.

Published
07 February 2018
From
Equality Florida
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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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