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Bulgaria Reboots Probe into Libyan Torturers of Its 'HIV Trial' Medics

Bulgaria's Prosecutor's Office has renewed the probe against the torturers of the six Bulgarian medics who were held in captivity for eight years in Libya during Muammar Gaddafi's regime.

23 August 2011
Sofia News Agency
Cameroon: Free Men Charged Under ‘Sodomy’ Law

Two men detained for feminine appearance say police tortured them.

18 August 2011
Human Rights Watch LGBT
Iran HIV specialist jailed for visiting US wins Nobel-prizewinners' support

Arash Alaei, whose work on HIV treatment won world recognition, was jailed in 2008 for attending US conferences

02 August 2011
The Guardian
Disclose your HIV status, get food

There has been uproar in Mbabane East East after MP Esther Dlamini was accused of forcing people under her constituency to disclose their HIV status before receiving food.after MP Esther Dlamini was accused of forcing people under her constituency to disclose their HIV status before receiving food.

25 July 2011
Times of Swaziland
Cambodia’s Alarming New Drug Law

Cambodia’s prime minister Hun Sen last week approved a controversial new drug law that opens the door to rampant human rights violations. The legislation, which is expected to be signed into law within the next few weeks, will force drug users in the Asian nation into involuntary treatment for up to two years.

21 July 2011
Open Society
Treatment as prevention: what are the next steps?

Turning treatment into a prevention tool that can end the HIV pandemic will require not one, but a host of different improvements, in the delivery of health

20 July 2011
Keith Alcorn
Call for human rights-based guidance on PrEP and ART as prevention

GNP+ calls on the World Health Organization and Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS to ensure guidance is developed and published for individuals and couples on how to make informed decisions about the HIV prevention options that work best for them, as well as guidance for those providing services to those in need to access ART and PrEP. This guidance should be developed in collaboration with networks of people living with HIV and key populations.

18 July 2011
GNP Plus
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.

17 July 2011
The Observer
Ugandan Lawmakers okay HIV/Aids Bill

Ugandan Lawmakers Wednesday resisted pressure from the human rights defenders and backed the new HIV /Aids Prevention and Control Bill that seeks to criminalise the intentional spread of HIV/Aids.

13 July 2011
Daily Monitor
UN Human Rights Council passes gay rights resolution

Despite opposition from African and Arab nations, the UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution aimed at combating worldwide discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

20 June 2011
Deutsche Welle

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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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