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HIV stigma divides and fragments gay communities

A review of research studies has identified a growing division within gay communities, in which HIV-negative gay men associate mainly with other HIV-negative men, and HIV-positive men

14 December 2011
Roger Pebody
Annual Gay Rights Parade in Delhi Addresses Discrimination, Ambiguous Legality

Indians flocked to the capital from around the country to participate in the fourth annual gay rights parade last week. They say that despite legal advances in recent years, stigma against homosexuality in India remains strong.

13 December 2011
Global Press Institute
Ethiopia: - Depression 'Overlooked' in Treating HIV Patients

HIV patients in Africa frequently suffer shame and depression but the continent's health systems are ill-equipped to handle the issue, which not only affects their quality of life, but can lead to poor adherence to HIV treatment regimens.

07 December 2011
'Attention fascists, idiots': Elton's war on AIDS

SIR Elton John has declared a new war on AIDS and the "fascists, idiots and assholes" who continue to stigmatise the disease.

01 December 2011
Perth Now
Not all about the money, or the technology

As we move into the fourth decade of the fight against HIV and AIDS, promoting the amazing new tools at our disposal and demanding the funds to pay for them, I hope we won't lose sight of the fact that there's an awful lot of other stuff the AIDS response needs to start fixing and doing better if the technology and the money is going to make a difference.

01 December 2011
HIV at 30 - The Unfinished War

I can't quite claim a full three decades with HIV. It was in 1984 that I turned up at a clinic with a crop of throat ulcers so impressive the doctor had a photo taken. In retrospect, they were my first HIV symptom. I tested positive a year later.

30 November 2011
Huffington Post
Follow the voice of life: HIV prevention and empowerment of MSM in Russia

This case study (one of nine in a series) describes how an NGO in Russia created an MSM-supportive environment and provided free access to HIV services through its "Follow the Voice of Life" program. Developed with the active participation of MSM, this community-based program offers a range of peer services and professional psychological counseling and support. go →

29 November 2011
Key Correspondents
UK government considers lifting ban on HIV doctors

Doctors, dentists and health workers with HIV could soon be allowed to practise again under Government plans. The Department of Health is to open a consultation into the issue with a view to lifting the 20-year-old ban.

24 November 2011
Daily Telegraph
India: HIV positive demand passage of AIDS bill

People living with HIV/AIDS Wednesday appealed to the government to pass a long pending draft legislation which seeks to bring relief to over 2.5 million people affected by the condition in India.

23 November 2011
Yahoo News India
Chinese Vice Premier visits HIV/AIDS medical personnel, NGOs, PLWHIV

Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang visited HIV/AIDS medical personnel, volunteers of non-government organizations (NGOs), and people living with HIV ahead of the World AIDS Day which falls on Dec. 1.

21 November 2011

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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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