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South African women with AIDS conspiracy beliefs half as likely to use condoms

In Cape Town, African women who think that AIDS is man-made are half as likely as other African women to have used a condom during their most

Published
18 May 2011
By
Roger Pebody
Elizabeth Taylor: a new gay icon | Paul Flynn

Elizabeth Taylor's devotion to the fight against Aids transcended the tragedy/glamour axis exemplified by Judy Garland.

Published
24 March 2011
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The Guardian
People who stigmatise HIV are less likely to take an HIV test

Individuals with stigmatising beliefs about HIV are less likely to test for the virus, an international team of investigators report in the online edition of the Journal

Published
30 October 2010
By
Michael Carter
Parliamentarians, UNAIDS, call for removal of HIV travel bans

Parliamentarians have joined with UNAIDS to call for the removal of travel restrictions for people with HIV. Governments were urged to action by parliamentarians from

Published
29 March 2010
By
Michael Carter
UNAIDS launches action framework for women, girls and HIV

UNAIDS has launched an Agenda for Accelerated Country Action for Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV (2010–2014), which has been developed to address gender inequalities

Published
03 March 2010
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Press Release
Uganda: government minister questions need for new anti-gay laws

A Ugandan government minister has questioned the need for new legislation which would intensify penalties for consenting homosexual acts. Aston Kajara, minister of state for investments,

Published
08 January 2010
By
Keith Alcorn
Certain manifestations of stigma especially hurtful for people with HIV

Specific manifestations of HIV-related stigma best predict psychological distress in HIV-positive individuals, Dutch investigators report in the November edition of AIDS. These include difficulties with

Published
05 November 2009
By
Michael Carter
Punching fog – how people with HIV are tackling stigma worldwide

The UK theme of this World AIDS Day is ‘HIV: Reality’, building on last year’s theme of ‘Respect and Protect’. The reality is that HIV status continues

Published
01 November 2009
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HIV treatment update
Health care providers must respond to HIV-related stigma

Healthcare providers can and must respond to HIV-associated stigma and discrimination, a review article published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society emphasises. “Stigma

Published
24 October 2009
By
Michael Carter
Appropriate prevention and care services for men who have sex with men and transgender people in resource-limited settings

This issue provides an overview of the challenges (and responses) of providing prevention and care services to men who have sex with men and transgender

Published
09 June 2009
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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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