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UK: The return of the "HIV Monster"

The tabloid press pandered to their readers' prejudices and characterised this human being who had make mistakes (as human beings do) as an 'HIV Monster'.

Published
27 July 2011
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Criminal HIV Transmission
Study: After 30 years, Americans still lack HIV understanding

25 percent thought one could get HIV by sharing a drinking glass with some one with HIV, 45 percent say they’d be uncomfortable having their food prepared by someone who is HIV‐positive, 36 percent with having an HIV‐positive roommate, 29 percent having their child in a classroom with an HIV‐positive teacher, and 18 percent working with someone with HIV.

Published
18 July 2011
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Michigan Messenger
The rape of men

Sexual violence is one of the most horrific weapons of war, an instrument of terror used against women. Yet huge numbers of men are also victims. In this harrowing report, Will Storr travels to Uganda to meet traumatised survivors, and reveals how male rape is endemic in many of the world's conflicts.

Published
17 July 2011
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The Observer
Zimbabwe senator calls for "castrating" men to curb HIV

An MDC-T senator has proposed controversial means of injecting men with an immobilisers to curb the dramatic increase of HIV among married couples, the state media has revealed.

Published
16 July 2011
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Zim Diaspora
High levels of mental distress, unprotected sex, needle sharing, unmet prevention needs found among HIV-infected patients in St Petersburg

Risky sex and drug use are common among HIV-positive people in Russia, investigators report in AIDS and Behavior. Discrimination was a common experience, and there was

Published
12 May 2011
By
Michael Carter
Larry Brown: Setting back fight against AIDS

Some politicians just aren't heeding all the pleas for civility in politics. Or even sanity in politics. Like state Rep. Larry Brown of Kernersville, who last week said that the government shouldn't spend money to treat HIV among adults "living in perverted lifestyles."

Published
17 January 2011
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Charlotte Observer
AFA Leader: Gays Should Pay for AIDS Research 

Bryan Fischer, the director of issues analysis for the conservative American Family Association, says he thinks gays should have to start footing the bill for AIDS research because “homosexual sex and injection drug use” cause the disease.

Published
06 December 2010
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The Advocate
Ugandan study shows why human rights are central to HIV prevention with African men who have sex with men

In Kampala, Uganda, men who have sex with men who have suffered homophobic violence or abuse are five times more likely to be HIV-positive than other men,

Published
22 July 2010
By
Roger Pebody
Will a long life be a good one?

People with HIV are now living into old age – an old age many regard with fear, as Lisa Power from the Terrence Higgins Trust finds

Published
01 July 2010
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HIV treatment update
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

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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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