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Why Science Shows Us the Best Way to Beat HIV Stigma

Instead of throwing anything anti-stigma against the wall and hoping it sticks, we now have a tool with a much higher chance of success. The U=U message is incredibly powerful.

Published
24 February 2019
From
POZ
A Raw, Romantic Campaign Paints a New Narrative of HIV In Vietnam

The message is simple but quite radical: It’s possible for people living with HIV to have a healthy and fulfilling sex life.

Published
29 January 2019
From
Vice
Panama: Pope says HIV Shelter shows 'Maternal face of the Church'

Pope Francis visits the Good Samaritan Shelter in a symbolic gesture of being close to all those who, because of illness or disability, were unable to attend World Youth Day (WYD) events.

Published
28 January 2019
From
Vatican News
HIV shelter outside Panama City readies for papal visit

Pope Francis has sought to break the stigma that haunts HIV sufferers in many parts of the world.

Published
25 January 2019
From
ABC News
In 20 years living with HIV, my sanity has often been pushed to the limit

The virus has ultimately transformed my life for the better but thousands of us still endure high rates of poverty and prejudice.

Published
03 January 2019
From
The Guardian
Kayden Gray: Advocate

Polish porn actor and escort Kayden Gray strips away pretense and shame to deliver a hardcore point about living with HIV.

Published
17 December 2018
From
A & U
Why I declared my HIV status in parliament – and what needs to happen next

Of course, there were personal reasons for my decision to make such a public announcement, but my primary motivation was to help destigmatise the conversation around HIV and to point out the impediments we face in winning the fight against the virus. These impediments include the current British government.

Published
13 December 2018
From
The Independent
Half of all British men believe people with HIV ‘are out to infect others’

Half of all British men believe people with HIV are 'out to infect others', according to a new study. And it found people are still unaware that hose living with undetectable levels of HIV can not transmit the virus. Mylan, the supplier for the NHS’ PrEP Impact Study, posted the data from its recent survey on HIV awareness.

Published
13 December 2018
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Gay Star News
HIV clinic's hardest battle in treating people is helping them to overcome the social stigma

Jason, who is using a pseudonym, is a heterosexual black man of African heritage. He is typical of the patients seen at the clinic in University Hospital Lewisham. There are 850 patients on the books, more than 50 per cent are heterosexual and most of African origin. Many live on the poverty line and struggle with mental health problems. But the biggest challenge facing the team is the issue of stigma.

Published
10 December 2018
From
Evening Standard
Lloyd Russell-Moyle tells Owen Jones: 'I came out as HIV positive to break down stigma' – video

Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle came out as HIV positive in a speech in the House of Commons. He tells the Guardian’s Owen Jones his diagnosis initially left him feeling like his insides had been ripped out but those fears gradually washed away and he has been able to live his life. He says he hopes his announcement can help break the stigma around HIV and help other people.

Published
06 December 2018
From
The Guardian

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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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