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Life insurers 'stigmatising' HIV-positive customers

Insurance firms accused of loading premiums for HIV-positive people and living in 'dark ages'

Published
06 December 2010
From
The Guardian
UK government starts consultation to cut access to DLA

The government proposes to rename the benefit, introduce a new assessment from 2013 for all recipients and to cut the amount of DLA available by 20%.

Published
06 December 2010
From
Disability Alliance
Housing Benefit changes: Equality Impact Assessment

The risk of disruption to support services for people with disabilities and other households with care and support needs is highlighted.

Published
03 December 2010
From
Disability Alliance
New York: AIDS Protesters Dressed as Bagels Arrested

Dozens of marchers were there to protest the World AIDS Day conference being held inside the Brooklyn Public Library by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Housing Works, an AIDS service organization, is critical of budget cuts to services for low income New Yorkers with AIDS and HIV made under the Bloomberg administration.

Published
03 December 2010
From
New York Times
Life insurers 'living in dark ages' for HIV+ clients

Just a third of the top UK providers offer life policies to HIV positive people

Published
24 November 2010
From
IFA Online
UK: Incapacity benefit tests face overhaul after damning report

The government said it accepted the report's conclusions and would implement them in full.

Published
24 November 2010
From
The Guardian
UK benefits: NAT welcomes the findings within independent review of WCA

We fully support the call for change to ‘improve the fairness and effectiveness of the WCA’ by improving transparency, empathy and communication within the assessment process for Employment Support Allowance (ESA).

Published
23 November 2010
From
NAT
UK welfare reform: Disability Benefits Consortium response

The Disability Benefits Consortium is extremely concerned about the announcements made in the Spending Review 2010 regarding Disability Living Allowance and Employment and Support Allowance.

Published
18 November 2010
From
Disability Benefits Consortium
Welfare reform risk penalising disabled people

Disability Alliance welcomes simplification of the benefits system (through the universal credit) and genuine efforts to support disabled people into work, but they have significant concerns that many disabled people will be affected by the harsher elements of reform.

Published
12 November 2010
From
Disability Alliance
UK: Benefits system overhaul 'to make work pay'

Incapacity benefits will be replaced by the single universal payment, but Disability Living Allowance not included in the reform.

Published
11 November 2010
From
BBC

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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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