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Australia urged to scrap HIV travel bans

United Nations AIDS chief Michel Sidibe says Australia should follow the United States and China and remove travel restrictions affecting people who are HIV positive.

Published
27 August 2010
From
ABC News
No jail for Germany HIV popstar

An HIV-positive German popstar accused of infecting a former partner with the virus has been given a two-year suspended sentence.

Published
26 August 2010
From
BBC
Showing Sero-Different Couples Some Respect

There hasn't been much exploration into how these couples make their unique relationships work. The body of knowledge is slowly growing, though; and in this session at AIDS 2010, partners in sero-different couples gathered with researchers in the field from all over the world, to share what they've all learned.

Published
26 August 2010
From
The Body
A Failed "War on Drugs" Prompts Rethinking on HIV Infections among Injection-Drug Users

The "War on Drugs" has failed, particularly with regard to the spread of HIV in middle-income nations and some developing nations in Asia. The disease is now starting to bleed into Africa as well.

Published
25 August 2010
From
Scientific American
HIV star 'should not be jailed'

Nadja Benaissa said she was 'sorry' for hiding her HIV status An HIV-positive German popstar accused of infecting a former partner should not be jailed, prosecutors have said. In closing arguments, prosecutors suggested Nadja Benaissa, 28, should be

Published
25 August 2010
From
BBC
Don’t lash AIDS victims: Saudi courts told

Saudi courts have been asked not to issue sentences involving lashing of convicted AIDS patients, 'Alhayat' Arabic language daily said on Sunday.

Published
22 August 2010
From
Emirates247.com
Only HIV test needed for expatriates' visa renewal

Resident expatriates are exempted from undergoing tests for communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, hepatitis B and C before renewing their residency visas, according to amendments announced by the Ministry of Health.

Published
19 August 2010
From
Emirates247.com
'In those days I was careless,' says pop star accused of infecting man with HIV

Nadja Benaissa of No Angels tells German court she did not mean to harm, having been advised passing on virus unlikely

Published
18 August 2010
From
The Guardian
German singer Nadja Benaissa apologises at HIV trial

A singer from German girl band No Angels has admitted to having unprotected sex with several partners without warning them she was HIV-positive.

Published
18 August 2010
From
BBC
Uganda Anti-gay bill stalls: Anti-Homosexuality Bill loses steam after local and international opposition

Uganda's "Anti-Homosexuality Bill," which raised a worldwide uproar over its death penalty for gay sex, has stalled in parliamentary committee and it is unlikely to be passed in the current session, according to gay activists in Uganda.

Published
04 August 2010
From
Global Post

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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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