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Battling HIV prejudice with Body & Soul

An estimated 100,000 people are living with Aids and HIV in Britain, many of them young people who face prejudice on a daily basis. But a series of celebrity portraits by Rankin and a powerful new film, Life in My Shoes, are challenging that stigma.

Published
19 November 2011
From
The Guardian
Trans activism in South America

Peruvian human rights activist Taki Robles is late for our meeting in the Lima suburb of Miraflores. I chalk it up to Lima’s formidable rush hour, which lasts until well past sundown, but as I learn later, that’s not the case.

Published
18 November 2011
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Xtra
Global campaign to decriminalise homosexuality to kick off in Belize court

A new British legal rights group will this week kick off a global campaign to decriminalise homosexuality in scores of countries across the world when it embarks on a first test case in the courts of Belize.

Published
17 November 2011
From
The Guardian
Will This Generation's Magic Johnson Please Stand Up?

What we need is someone who possesses the same level of fame, power and swagger as the Dwyane Wades, the 50 Cents and the Jay-Zs of the world, and who is willing to go public with his HIV status. While this person has yet to materialize, given the HIV prevalence rate in this country, I know he exists.

Published
07 November 2011
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The Body
FiveThirtyEight: Magic Johnson and Public Opinion on AIDS and Sex

Twenty years ago today, Magic Johnson told the world that he was H.I.V.-positive. What had been largely a `gay disease` in the public's mind now had a very different face. Did this make a difference?What does opnion poll evidence show?

Published
07 November 2011
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Moreover.com HIV/AIDS feed
Magic Johnson remains a living symbol of hope

Twenty years after contracting the virus that causes AIDS, the former NBA great devotes much time and effort to raise money for research and is an inspiration to many.

Published
07 November 2011
From
Los Angeles Times
Zhang Ziyi says China AIDS film major step forward

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi says her latest film "Love for Life" is a major step forward for China, in that it deals with the sensitive issue of AIDS in the country.

Published
03 November 2011
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Yahoo News
Comment: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell about HIV status

Michael Lucas, the gay porn producer, offers a new solution to cutting HIV rates and stigma around the condition.

Published
30 September 2011
From
Pink News
Resolved - National AIDS Trust and Terrence Higgins Trust v Daily Mail

Complainant Name: Clauses Noted: 1 Publication: Daily Mail Complaint: The National AIDS Trust and the Terrence Higgins Trust complained, on behalf of Nkosinati Mabanda, to the Press Complaints Commission that the assertion in the headline of the online

Published
30 September 2011
From
Press Complaints Commission
Whatever happened to ... the HIV-positive acrobat who lost his job?

Matthew Cusick, who is HIV-positive, sued Cirque du Soleil after he was fired in 2003.

Published
29 September 2011
From
Washington 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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