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Deportation fears, uncertainty over health insurance and stigma are barriers to accessing HIV services for undocumented African migrants in the US

Qualitative research carried out with undocumented African migrants in New York City revealed that fears of discovery and deportation presented a substantial barrier to seeking out HIV

19 July 2019
Krishen Samuel
Almost Half Of Brits Would Feel Uncomfortable Kissing Someone With HIV

The research from sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust also found 64% of Brits would feel uncomfortable having sex with someone living with HIV (even if they’re on treatment) and 41% of Brits believe anyone with HIV can pass it on. These attitudes persist despite huge medical progress meaning people on effective HIV treatment plans cannot pass it on.

04 July 2019
Huffington Post
In Haiti, gay men infected with HIV are targets of discrimination

Despite many public health interventions in the region, people in Haiti that are infected with HIV are vulnerable to stigmatisation, particularly sexual minorities. The latter suffer considerable ostracism, which prevents access to care.

01 July 2019
The Conversation
Facing discrimination and ignorance, Hongkongers living with HIV want better education to debunk myths on disease

HIV-positive people in the city say they have encountered hostility in hospitals and in society. Activists urge government to give more support to education programmes and help destigmatise those with the disease.

25 June 2019
South China Morning Post
My PrEP Story: KUCHENGA (part 2)

When a friend stays over, I notice the flash glance in the morning as I dole out my PrEP meds, hormones and vitamins from my divider and down them with citrus juice. Silence doesn’t ‘always’ speak volumes but in this case it does.

11 June 2019
HIV criminalisation cases recorded in 72 countries, including 49 in the last four years

HIV criminalisation continues: a global review has found that HIV-related arrests, investigations, prosecutions and convictions have ever occurred in at least 72 countries, with recent cases occurring

03 June 2019
Roger Pebody
People living with HIV forced to explain how they got it for insurance

Insurance companies are still probing people living with HIV to explain how they contracted it on application forms. Many are being put off taking out insurance because they find it distressing answering such an invasive and ‘unnecessary’ question.

23 May 2019
Being black and gay: how intersectional stigma impacts on the uptake of PrEP

Qualitative research published in the July issue of Social Science & Medicine by Dr Katherine Quinn and colleagues at the Center for AIDS Intervention Research highlights how

17 May 2019
Krishen Samuel
Why the infected blood enquiry matters

Our infection through medical treatment for haemophilia caused the media to obsess about our ‘innocence’ in getting HIV and, even if they did not say it out loud, everyone could guess who the ‘guilty’ were.

10 May 2019
National AIDS Trust
Most UK clinic staff now tell people about U=U, but not always in the same way

Two presentations at this month’s British HIV Association (BHIVA) conference in Bournemouth show that most specialist healthcare workers are now informing people with HIV that if their

29 April 2019
Gus Cairns
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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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