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Stipends go - so HIV patients refuse drugs

Thousands of people in the North West province are boycotting their antireretroviral tretament after suspension of their monthly stipend because they had completed five years on treatment.

Published
10 September 2010
From
The Sowetan
BOTSWANA: Amendment to end dismissal based on HIV status

The Botswana government has passed an amendment to its Employment Act that will bring an end to dismissal based on an individual's sexual orientation or HIV status, but rights groups believe the legislation needs to go further.

Published
09 September 2010
From
IRIN Plus News
Employers' responses to the Disability Discrimination Act

Research shows that over time, more employers are making 'reasonable adjustments' to help employees with disabilities stay in work. But only 13% of employers were aware that people with HIV are considered to have a disability.

Published
09 September 2010
From
Disability Alliance
HIV-positive sculptor makes haunting 'ghosts'

Ethereal, translucent and moving, Goldstein's ghosts are sculptures. They are, for the most part, huge mobiles suspended from the ceiling and made from all sorts of things: glass, mesh, medicine bottles.

Published
06 September 2010
From
San Francisco Chronicle
What Britain could learn from Portugal's drugs policy

A decade ago Portugal took a radical new approach to illegal drugs by treating users as people with social problems rather than as criminals. Could it work in the UK?

Published
05 September 2010
From
The Observer
International AIDS Society calls for an end to harassment, intimidation and imprisonment of HIV professionals

IAS protests the detention of an Ukrainian doctor providing opiate substitution therapy to people using drugs.

Published
03 September 2010
From
International AIDS Society
HIV-positive Reverend settles suit with retirement home

A former minister settled his lawsuit against an assisted-living facility that evicted him after they found he was HIV-positive.

Published
03 September 2010
From
The Advocate
Sittingbourne man jailed for giving woman HIV

A man who knowingly infected a 19-year-old woman with HIV has been jailed.

Published
31 August 2010
From
BBC
HIV discrimination case filed in China

A municipal court in central China has accepted the country's first lawsuit alleging work discrimination because of HIV status, state media reported Tuesday.

Published
31 August 2010
From
Silicon Valley Mercury News / AP
Hospitals face legal dilemma if they test incapacitated patients after needle accidents

Survey reveals that two thirds of anaesthetists have tested unconscious patients for blood-borne viruses, without consent.

Published
31 August 2010
From
Science Daily

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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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