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CUBA: Ten Years Fighting HIV/AIDS and Reaching Out to Gays

Raúl Regueiro remembers every detail about the creation, 10 years ago in Cuba, of the project for the prevention of HIV/AIDS among men who have sex with men, and the way the initiative crossed the boundaries of purely health-related concerns to address the question of social inclusion.

12 October 2010
Inter Press Service
Call to change methadone use law

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society says pharmacists should have more control over doses of methadone given out.

07 October 2010
BBC Health
Why do people share injecting equipment?

We need to be talking to people more about the reasons for people's sharing behaviours rather than blindly focusing on telling people to stop.

06 October 2010
Injecting Advice
Kenya: Groups Defend Murugi Stand on Gay Relations

Two religious leaders, a network of people living with HIV and women leaders have defended Special Programmes minister Esther Murugi over claims of promoting same sex relations.

05 October 2010
Daily Nation
CAMBODIA - Overcrowded prisons are breeding ground for TB and HIV

Tuberculosis and HIV rates in Cambodia's largest prison are roughly six and four times the respective national averages. 

04 October 2010
From HIV/AIDS feed
Arbitrary arrests of gay men in China violate human rights, undermine effective HIV prevention and treatment

The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) stands with the China HIV/AIDS CBO Network in strongly condemning the arbitrary arrest and mistreatment of more than 80 gay men at a popular Beijing park on Sunday night.

30 September 2010
Global Forum on MSM & HIV
Homosexuality crucial to Malawi’s HIV/AIDS fight -Veep

Malawi’s Vice president, Joyce Banda, has urged the faith leaders to open up on same sex partners in order for the country to make significant strides in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

29 September 2010
Nyasa Times
Bali HIV Group Urges Caution After Jump in Infected Homosexual Men

A Bali health group is urging greater HIV/AIDS awareness for homosexual males after witnessing a rise in infections among patients tested at its clinic.

26 September 2010
Jakarta Globe
South Carolina prison system braces for federal lawsuit on policy of housing HIV inmates separately

South Carolina prison officials say they have no plans to stop segregating HIV-positive inmates despite the threat of a lawsuit by the U.S. Justice Department.

23 September 2010
Los Angeles Times
Sex and drugs and Russian roulette

Russia has the resources to tackle HIV, but is failing to meet millennium development goal six

14 September 2010
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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