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HIV-Negative Men Are Still Choosing Stigma Over Science

An HIV-negative writer asks: Why does resistance persist to the “Undetectable = Untransmittable” message?

Published
22 August 2018
From
Poz
Fast Track Cities Quality of Life Survey

We invite people living with HIV in 29 cities to complete a 10-minute online survey that will can assist us in better understanding the quality of life issues that impact urban AIDS responses. Your name will remain anonymous, but through your input you will have a positive effect on the quality of life of the global community of people living with HIV. The 29 cities include Amsterdam, Athens, Atlanta, Bamako, Bangkok, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Buenos Aires, Dar es Salaam, Denver, Durban, Geneva, Kingston, Lisbon, Libreville, Madrid, Melbourne, Miami, Montréal, Nairobi, New Orleans, New York City, Oakland, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia, San Francisco, and Santiago. UK Fast Track cities (Brighton and London) can fill it in by checking "other".

Published
09 August 2018
From
IAPAC
UK aid raises the voices of grassroots HIV organisations

The UK has today (Wednesday 25 July) committed to increase its support to help people in grassroots organisations keep HIV on the agenda in countries around the world. DFID will step up its support for the Robert Carr Fund - an organisation dedicated to supporting community networks across the world which help people with HIV to realise their human rights, tackle stigma, and advocate for policy change.

Published
26 July 2018
From
UK Department for International Development
Elton John On Anti-LGBTQ Prejudice In AIDS Fight: It Makes 'Me F**king Crazy'

Celebs at the International AIDS Conference spoke out against the prejudice and stigma that hinder efforts to end AIDS.

Published
25 July 2018
From
Huffington Post
HIV Undetectable = Untransmittable: Interview With Bruce Richman

Transcript of YouTube video interview with Bruce richman of U=U: published on YouTube in May 2017.

Published
03 July 2018
From
The Body
Why we need to stop slut-shaming gay men who want condomless sex

OPINION: And those on PrEP shouldn’t shame those who prefer to rely on condoms, says sexual health advocate David Stuart. PrEP is free for everyone in Paris, France. PrEP protects people who might be vulnerable to catching HIV. It means we can’t catch it regardless of the sex we might have or the needles we might share if we’re injecting chems. But only 5,000 people have chosen to take PrEP in Paris, out of many thousands more who could benefit from it.

Published
25 June 2018
From
Gay Star News
Russia Cuts Back HIV Adoption Ban

A top court has scrapped Russia’s de-facto ban on allowing people who live with HIV to adopt children.

Published
25 June 2018
From
Moscow Times
Phobia about HIV still exists more than 30 years after 1st AIDS case in Canada, activists say

Many people don't recognize that people living with HIV, if they are being properly treated, are not infectious, HIV/AIDS activist Tim McCaskell told CBC Radio's Metro Morning this week. He said the stigma stems from fear.

Published
25 June 2018
From
CBC
Navigating Mixed Messages About HIV

We are required to both downplay the seriousness of HIV and to stress its terrible impact. Here’s the view I favor.

Published
08 June 2018
From
Poz
Gay man refused tattoo because he's HIV-positive

PinkNewsGay man refused tattoo because he's HIV-positivePinkNewsA gay man says he was refused service at one of the UK's biggest tattoo studios – because he is HIV-positive. George Westwood, a 19-year-old Sociology student at the University of Birmingham had gone to the Vida Loca studio in Bolton, Greater ...

Published
30 May 2018
From
PinkNews

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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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