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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
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.

Published
16 November 2017
From
Buzzfeed
Daryll Rowe guilty of infecting men with HIV

A man has been convicted of trying to infect 10 men with HIV in a "campaign" to infect as many as possible.

Published
15 November 2017
From
BBC News
What's it like being in a HIV mixed diagnosis relationship?

'I spent a lot of time researching the condition and I learnt quite quickly that people with HIV live the same length of time as people without. The most important fact is that if your partner is on HIV medication, there's zero chance of being infected."

Published
15 November 2017
From
Metro
'We must talk about HIV or it stays a “dirty secret”, says man was diagnosed at just 21

It's been decades since an HIV diagnosis would be considered a death sentence – but the stigma, discrimination and wall of silence remain.

Published
15 November 2017
From
Metro
How Drug Users Would Solve the Opioid Crisis

Users say they want to end prohibition, seek reparations, and get invested in pain alternatives like weed. In Vancouver, that’s already happening.

Published
15 November 2017
From
Vice
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

Published
15 November 2017
From
The Guardian
Glasgow's heroin shooting gallery plans rejected by Lord Advocate

Plans to open a safe injecting facility for heroin addicts in Glasgow City Centre have suffered a serious setback after the Lord Advocate refused to give legal backing to the scheme. The project relied on prosecutors being willing to accept a 'tolerance zone' in the neighbourhood of the facility where the authorities would turn a blind eye to people on their way there in possession of drugs. However the Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC said drug users would not be allowed to bring street drugs to the facility.

Published
13 November 2017
From
Evening Times
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.

Published
10 November 2017
From
Alex Sparrowhawk (blog)
Healthcare workers living with HIV have different motivations for disclosing or concealing their HIV status

Nurses and other healthcare workers who are living with HIV have mixed reactions when they mention their HIV status to colleagues, according to a small Dutch study

Published
10 November 2017
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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