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How South African teenagers born HIV positive are navigating life in care

Fifteen years ago drugs were introduced that, for the first time, prevented mothers from transmitting the HIV virus to their babies. The drugs meant that children born to mothers infected with the virus could live long and fruitful lives despite being HIV positive. Since then researchers have studied the health issues facing children living with HIV and there’s a fairly good understanding about the medical challenges they face. But there’s still a lack of knowledge about the social issues these young people have to navigate.

Published
27 June 2018
From
The Conversation
Turkey ramps up HIV awareness campaign

As the HIV rate among Turks has sharply increased over the last decade, the Turkish government has started raising awareness among university students.

Published
25 June 2018
From
Al-Monitor
Nearly a quarter of people who want PrEP currently can’t get it, UK survey finds

A study of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use conducted throughout the UK by Public Health England in collaboration with PrEPster and IWantPrEPNow finds that a significant proportion of the

Published
25 June 2018
By
Gus Cairns
It’s not just HIV stigma – sexism, racism and poverty stigma commonly reported by women living with HIV in the United States

Women living with HIV perceive many forms of stigma in addition to HIV-related stigma, according to a qualitative study published in the July edition of Social Science

Published
07 June 2018
By
Roger Pebody
Gay man refused tattoo because he's HIV-positive

PinkNewsGay man refused tattoo because he's HIV-positivePinkNewsA gay man says he was refused service at one of the UK's biggest tattoo studios – because he is HIV-positive. George Westwood, a 19-year-old Sociology student at the University of Birmingham had gone to the Vida Loca studio in Bolton, Greater ...

Published
30 May 2018
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PinkNews
When I admitted I was HIV positive, my fellow academics excluded me

After disclosing my diagnosis, colleagues called me ‘reckless’ and cut off contact. I felt stigmatised and alone

Published
25 May 2018
From
The Guardian
HIV stigma – the end is nowhere in sight

Dr Yusef Azad spoke compellingly at the Hippocratic Post debate, the end of HIV?, on the issues of stigma and discrimination faced by people living with HIV.

Published
15 May 2018
From
The Hippocratic Post
Fifth of Scots think HIV is spread by kissing

HIV Scotland said this shows that public knowledge continues to include many myths and misconceptions that contribute to the ongoing stigma faced by people living with HIV.

Published
08 May 2018
From
The Scotsman
Misinformation is the real culprit in British Columbia HIV case

Police and media left out key details of HIV non-disclosure charges: the defendant had a suppressed viral load and couldn’t transmit the virus to anyone.

Published
08 May 2018
From
Xtra
B.C. man accused of failing to disclose HIV-positive status says police launched ‘smear campaign’

The Abbotsford man who was accused of having unprotected sex with multiple women and not disclosing his HIV-positive status said the charges should never have gone ahead in the first place. That’s because, under the law, he does not have to disclose the information if there is “no realistic possibility of transmission of HIV,” according to a BC Prosecution Service policy. Brian Carlisle said his medical records prove that his viral load has been undetectable dating back to 2004, but police ignored the evidence.

Published
02 May 2018
From
Terrace Standard

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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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