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With Glasgow Facing an HIV Crisis, the Media Need to Stop Stigmatising Drug Users

Sensationalism in some of the tabloid press in the UK is hardly a recent phenomenon, with much of their reputation built on vilifying marginalised groups in a bid to pander to right wing ideology. But, in the face of what has been described as an “uncontained HIV outbreak” in Glasgow, the potentially damaging language used by the media in Scotland to describe so-called ‘junkies’ must be held to account.

Published
02 May 2018
From
A Thousand Flowers (blog)
Eight HIV-Positive Folks Talk (Anonymously) About Why They Stay in the HIV Closet

Disclosing one's HIV status in the workplace or in traditional and social media can have its pros and cons. It can make us feel freer and more empowered and help reduce societal HIV stigma -- but in many places, it can still put us at risk for discrimination and emotional (even perhaps physical) harm. Here's why eight very HIV-positive folks out there in the U.S. choose not to disclose to anyone but close family, friends, and lovers -- even as some of them say they want to go public!

Published
27 April 2018
From
The Body
What are the outcomes for adults who were born with HIV?

Among people who were born with HIV and have now transitioned to adult care at St Mary’s hospital in London, 80% have an undetectable viral load,

Published
25 April 2018
By
Roger Pebody
HIV stigma summed up in one cruel Grindr message

An HIV-positive user of dating app Grindr has shared the message he received from another user rejecting him because of his status.

Published
03 April 2018
From
Gay Star News
Why are there still so many AIDS-related deaths?

A friend of mine, Antron-Reshaud Olukayode, died of an AIDS-related illness a few months ago. He was an Atlanta-based writer and HIV advocate. The news was quite a shock for me because an empowered person living with HIV isn’t supposed to die at age 33. Or so I believed.

Published
03 April 2018
From
Poz
How Social Conservatism Fueled Russia's HIV Epidemic

Putin turned to the Orthodox Church to help consolidate his rule. And the Church cracked down on sensible approaches to sexually transmitted diseases. Now, Russia has a crisis on its hands..

Published
26 February 2018
From
Politico
Strong link found between gay-related stigma and HIV prevalence in Nigeria

New study reveals the extent of the relationship between gay-related stigma and HIV among men who have sex with men in Nigeria.  

Published
23 February 2018
From
AVERT
Dr Nneka Nwokolo: Put the power in your hands

Dr Nneka Nwokolo shared with the TEDxEuston community her wish to prevent African women from getting HIV needlessly. As a HIV consultant, she has witnessed in her practice how a ground-breaking pill called PrEP can help stop the spread of HIV amongst African women in addition to the traditional preventative methods such as condoms. This is a game changer that put’s choice and power into the hands of women who are at risk of getting HIV on the continent and its diaspora.

Published
20 February 2018
From
TEDxEuston / YouTube
Do you still reject someone just because they have HIV?

For many people living with HIV, it is the stigma that they face that now provides the greatest challenge. Attitudes towards people living with HIV have not progressed as rapidly or as positively as the medical treatment has.

Published
15 February 2018
From
Gay Star News
Romania: protesters interrupt screening of movie about AIDS

Protesters have interrupted a screening of a French AIDS drama in Bucharest, saying it violates traditional Romanian values.

Published
06 February 2018
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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