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Kenya: U.S. HIV/Aids Funding Agency May Force Nation to Mainstream Gay, Lesbian Rights

PEPFAR has issued new guidance that puts pressure on African countries to provide HIV prevention and treatment services for their "Most at-risk populations", including men who have sex with men.

26 May 2011
Malawi: Proposed HIV & AIDS law vs human rights

Debate over the implementation of the SADC model law in Malawi.

21 March 2011
The Nation
Human Rights and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is a crucial actor in the worldwide response to HIV. In less than ten years, it not only has provided billions of dollars for AIDS programs, but it has also created processes and collaborations that have opened doors to meaningful participation in public health programs for people living with and vulnerable to HIV.

14 March 2011
Open Society Foundation Public Health Program
U.N. says Russian efforts on human rights fall short

The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said that attempts by President Dmitry Medvedev to improve civil society in Russia had been unsuccessful, and urged the country to improve its rights record.

18 February 2011
A major blow to the Dublin System: Returning asylum seekers to Greece violates the European Convention on Human Rights

"This judgment is a major blow to the Dublin system. The assumption that all EU Member States respect fundamental rights and that it is therefore safe to automatically transfer asylum seekers between EU countries no longer stands."

24 January 2011
European Council on Refugees and Exiles
UK: Disability benefit cuts 'could breach human rights law'

"The human rights act says individuals have a right to family life, have a right to a quality of life, the whole purpose of the DLA is to put them on an equal playing field with everyone else. Any proposal that fails to appreciate those fundamental rights could find it is an infringement of the law."

10 January 2011
Arbitrary arrests of gay men in China violate human rights, undermine effective HIV prevention and treatment

The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) stands with the China HIV/AIDS CBO Network in strongly condemning the arbitrary arrest and mistreatment of more than 80 gay men at a popular Beijing park on Sunday night.

30 September 2010
Global Forum on MSM & HIV
Finding our global voice

Jack Beck of the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) reviews what has now become a regular event preceding the biennial International AIDS Conferences – the

06 September 2010
HIV treatment update
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,

22 July 2010
Roger Pebody
Harm reduction and human rights

Harm reduction for injecting drug users, including clean needles and syringes and opiate substitution therapy, is extremely limited in some regions of the world. Harm reduction

28 May 2010
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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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