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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
From
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
People who feel stigmatised less likely to access HIV care

HIV-related stigma is associated with poor access to specialist HIV medical care, US investigators report in the online edition of the Journal of General Internal

Published
12 August 2009
By
Michael Carter
Stigma begins at home

The stigma attached to having HIV is one of the most all-pervasive aspects of living with the virus. HTU plans a series of articles addressing this complex subject.

Published
01 June 2009
From
HIV treatment update
Conference highlights the forces encouraging risk behaviour in gay men

The forces encouraging sexual risk behaviour are large and widespread, but the forces for precautionary behaviour are meagre and narrowly focussed, argued Ford Hickson of

Published
13 March 2009
By
Roger Pebody
Stigma drives HIV-positive gay men’s sexual risk-taking

HIV-positive gay men’s experiences of stigma and rejection by sexual partners strongly influence their involvement in casual sex and discourage them from practicing many risk-reduction

Published
06 March 2009
By
Roger Pebody
Universal access to antiretroviral therapy has not eradicated HIV-related stigma in Tanzania

The roll-out of antiretroviral therapy may paradoxically increase stigma, reduce counselling and testing, and increase sexual risk-taking, according to the findings of a Tanzania-based study

Published
20 February 2009
By
John Owuor
Internalised homophobia leads to sexual risk taking by HIV-positive gay men

Internalised homophobia is associated with sexual risk behaviour amongst HIV-positive gay and bisexual men, US research published in the journal AIDS Education and Prevention suggests.

Published
01 January 2009
By
Michael Carter
The consequences of fear

How the myth of ‘health tourism’ is harming people with HIV, by Edwin J Bernard

Published
01 November 2008
From
HIV treatment update

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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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