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1 out of 20 Dentists in Los Angeles Will Not Treat HIV-Positive Patients

A new study released today by the Williams Institute found that five percent of dental offices in Los Angeles County have a blanket policy of refusing dental services to People Living with HIV/AIDS.

Published
30 November 2011
From
Insurance News
Anti-Gay Sentiment Flares in Ethiopia as Addis Ababa Preps for AIDS Conference

Ethiopia's religious leaders have abruptly canceled a news conference called to denounce a planned meeting of gay rights activists on the fringes of an international meeting on AIDS. Ethiopia's attitude toward homosexuality is shaping up as a potential flash point as some of the world's leading experts gather to discuss trends in AIDS treatment and prevention.

Published
30 November 2011
From
Voice of America
Serodiscordant relationships for Africans in the UK often marked by uncertainty and disempowerment

African people in the UK who are involved in a serodiscordant relationship (where one person has HIV and the other does not) have a wide range

Published
25 November 2011
By
Roger Pebody
Tragedy of hypochondriac who committed suicide because she wrongly believed she had infected husband with HIV

A woman killed herself because she thought she had infected her husband with the Aids virus, an inquest has heard. But a blood test revealed after her death that Kirsten Thompson, 56, did not have HIV, and nor did her husband Bruce.

Published
17 November 2011
From
Daily Mail
MSM living in hostile social environments more likely to have negative feelings about sexuality, less likely to test for HIV

The largest ever international study of the sexual health of men who have sex with men (MSM), which recruited men from across the European continent,

Published
16 November 2011
By
Roger Pebody
'We are humans, not animals': HIV positive children served eviction notice in Jaipur

In an upper middle class  neighbourhood in Jaipur, 19 children, all HIV positive,  have found a home of their own.  They're now in danger of losing it.  An eviction notice, based on complaints by neighbours, has been served by their landlord.

Published
10 November 2011
From
NDTV
UK: Increase in negative coverage of disability issues in print media

The report compared print media articles from 2004/5 and 2010/11 and found a reduction in the proportion of articles which describe disabled people in sympathetic and deserving terms. 

Published
24 October 2011
From
University of Glasgow press release
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
The spirit is willing, but... sex in the HIV-positive over-50s

Although the average age of the HIV-positive population is increasing, in both richer and poorer countries, and though sex between older people has often been cited as

Published
16 September 2011
By
Gus Cairns
EGYPT: HIV-positive people battle health service discrimination

The last time Mustafa Abdel Rahman, an Egyptian living with HIV, visited a hospital in Cairo, he was treated so shoddily by the medical personnel that eight years on he refuses to go back.

Published
31 August 2011
From
PlusNews

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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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