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  • Confidentiality breaches, stigma and a lack of time are stopping men in Côte d’Ivoire from getting tested and treated for HIV

    Interviews with men in Côte d’Ivoire reveal radical differences in the perceptions of those who do and don’t access care. Research, published in PLOS ONE, found many of the worries of men out of care are not reflected in the experiences of those with regular contact with services. Men’s perceptions were linked with their level of engagement with HIV care, with men who have regular contact with HIV testing and treatment services displaying more positive attitudes than those with little or no contact with such services. The paper can be seen at https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0211385

    24 April 2019 | AVERT
  • South Korea’s HIV testing of foreign teachers challenged in compensation claim

    Lisa Griffin is seeking one year’s lost wages of US$21,000 because her contract was not renewed in 2009 after she refused to be tested for the disease. But the government says the testing was legal and proportionate, and that the statute of limitations has already expired.

    23 April 2019 | South China Morning Post
  • Employers’ unlawful vetting of job applicant health conditions and disabilities persists, says NAT

    Today marks nine years since the Equality Act was passed, yet social care providers across London have been found to be openly breaking rules it introduced, designed to prevent discrimination in employment. A report published today by NAT (National AIDS Trust) shows continued use of unlawful pre-employment health questions amongst these employers.

    08 April 2019 | National AIDS Trust
  • US: Judge halts Air Force’s efforts to discharge airmen with HIV

    A federal judge in Virginia has ordered the Air Force to halt efforts to discharge service members who are HIV-positive. The ruling came in a case filed by two HIV-positive airmen who are suing to prevent their discharge under the military’s “deploy or get out” policy. U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema in Alexandria issued the preliminary injunction Friday. She ruled that the Air Force's treatment of HIV-positive personnel is "irrational, inconsistent, and at variance with modern science."

    16 February 2019 | Air Force Times
  • Visa restrictions for HIV-positive immigrants still in place in dozens of countries

    Recent leak in Singapore of data of HIV-positive people renewed attention on its curbs on long-term stays by those who have the virus. Countries with restrictions include Russia and the United Arab Emirates; there’s no logical basis for them any more, UNAids says.

    06 February 2019 | South China Morning Post
  • They tested positive for HIV. Then the military kicked them out.

    Two U.S. airmen filed suit on Wednesday against Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, arguing that the Pentagon’s decision last month to discharge them from the military owing to their HIV status violates the Constitution’s equal protection clause and federal law.

    20 December 2018 | Washington Post
  • Undiagnosed HIV almost kills gay man and now 12 years on, he’s a life coach

    Doctors told Roland Chesters he only had a couple of weeks left to live and now 12 years later, he's helping people with newly diagnosed HIV.

    12 December 2018 | Gay Star News
  • Israel Defense Forces will draft HIV positive recruits for the first time in 2019

    “We [the IDF] reached the conclusion that we have the tools and capability to allow a bigger part of the population to join the IDF, and that it is our duty to adjust ourselves to the fast growing medical world,” said Maj. Dr. Lobrowski of the Medical Corps.

    10 December 2018 | Jerusalem Post
  • ILO and WHO promote workplace HIV self-testing

    A new policy brief to encourage HIV self-testing at the workplace is being launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

    01 December 2018 | World Health Organization
  • Court Case Hoping to End Pentagon’s HIV Discharges Will Move Forward

    The Trump administration had asked that the lawsuit be dismissed.

    24 September 2018 | Poz
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