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The untold story of how India's sex workers prevented an Aids epidemic

Ashok Alexander spent a decade at the helm of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s campaign against HIV. In his book, A Stranger Truth: Lessons in Love, Leadership and Courage from India’s Sex Workers, he says the miracle would never have happened without the cooperation of sex workers.

Published
17 December 2018
From
The Guardian
The #MeToo moment inside the UN

Laurie Garrett writes: "It makes little sense that Sidibé, who has yet to apologize publicly for anything, should remain in power for another six months. With every passing day that he and his cabal of alleged predators and bullies remain at the helm of UNAIDS, the credibility of the organization crumbles. It is inconceivable that men who allegedly countenance sexual harassment and brutal behavior toward their own employees should be respected as voices on behalf of women's rights worldwide in the fight against AIDS."

Published
17 December 2018
From
CNN
Sweden suspends funding for UN Aids agency as Britain urged to follow suit

Swedish minister calls for Michel Sidibé to step down after report alleging harassment and favouritism at agency

Published
13 December 2018
From
The Guardian
Pressure grows on UN official accused of encouraging 'harassment and abuse

Inquiry urges leadership change amid claims UNAids chief Michel Sidibé has presided over culture of favouritism and bullying

Published
10 December 2018
From
The Guardian
'It's a boys club': Inside the sexual harassment scandal rocking the United Nations

An independent body has found “overwhelming evidence” that organisational culture at the United Nations’s HIV body, UNAids, allowed for abuses of power, bullying and sexual harassment. The panel recommends reviewing whether UNAids executive director Michel Sidibé should continue in his role.

Published
10 December 2018
From
Bhekisisa
Black women are more vulnerable to Aids. So why aren’t they being helped?

I’m HIV-positive – and I know black women bear the brunt of funding cuts and are overlooked by prevention programmes

Published
02 December 2018
From
The Guardian
What People Still Get Wrong About HIV – From 3 Women Who Live With It

Together, these three women have lived with HIV a combined 63 years. The biggest problem, all three women say, is stigma: people getting HIV wrong and believing a diagnosis means a life of misery – or a life cut short.

Published
30 November 2018
From
Huffington Post
Could R100 a Month Be Enough to Keep South Africa's Young Women HIV Free?

In a world hemmed by patriarchy and poverty, cash transfers could be the missing link in SA's HIV prevention programmes.

Published
29 November 2018
From
Bhekisisa
Intimate Partner Violence, Inequality and HIV Transmission

That gender-based violence and associated HIV vulnerabilities are situated in the context of disempowering political economies begs us to consider how such a confluence of factors is resisted to prevent violence and HIV transmission.

Published
29 November 2018
From
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Aspirin could help reduce HIV infections in women

The major question posed by our study was this: as an anti-inflammatory drug, could Aspirin reduce the number of HIV target cells and make them less activated?

Published
22 November 2018
From
The Conversation

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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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