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EAST AFRICA: Sex workers need help too

In humanitarian emergencies impoverished women may turn to sex work as a way of feeding themselves and their families; without the usual health services and given the often low education of those involved, sex is frequently unprotected, exposing them and their clients to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV

22 October 2012
IRIN Plus News
Nairobi Workshop Creates Hope for HIV Patients in Emergencies

To make sure HIV prevention and the needs of people with HIV will be better taken into account in future emergencies, UNAIDS and co-sponsors organized a workshop in the Kenyan capital last week to bring together national authorities and UN experts from five African countries where drought is a recurring problem – Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia and South Sudan.

05 September 2012
What science can't yet treat: HIV's impact on minorities, poor

For all the strides made against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, science and medicine alone can't end an epidemic that affects vulnerable populations disproportionately: minorities, young people, poor people and those who lack access to health care.

27 July 2012
The News Tribune
Addressing Gender-Based Violence and HIV/AIDS

The dual global epidemics of HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence (GBV) exert a destructive and disproportionate impact on women and girls, especially in high HIV prevalence countries in Africa.

17 July 2012
Smart Global Health
Aids conference forces Washington's epidemic into global spotlight

It has an HIV infection rate of 3.2%, placing it above Gambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Senegal, and just behind Nigeria where prevalance is 3.6%. But this is no third-world country – it is the capital city of the richest nation on Earth.

09 July 2012
The Guardian
Judy Auerbach: On “Activism”

There will be another group of activists, who often are not thought of in this way, who also will populate AIDS 2012. These are what I call “scientist-activists”.

08 July 2012
AIDS In Black America: A Public Health Crisis

Of the more than 1 million people in the U.S. infected with HIV, nearly half are black men, women and children — even though blacks make up about 13 percent of the population. AIDS is the primary killer of African-Americans ages 19 to 44, and the mortality rate is 10 times higher for black Americans than for whites.

06 July 2012
Is somebody taking notice of the links between Gender Based Violence and HIV ?

Gender Based Violence (GBV) is a huge issue for women living with HIV. Internationally the reciprocal links between GBV and HIV have been widely recognised. However in the UK, up to now, they have been widely ignored by researchers, policy makers and service providers.

02 July 2012
Speaking Up!
Beyond "Getting Over It": Why Trauma and Gender Violence Matter in HIV/AIDS

Part of breaking the cycle of gender violence, trauma and HIV will need to include demanding, growing and supporting leadership by women at every table where decisions that affect our community are made.

14 June 2012
The Body
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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

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

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