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Senator arrested after lying down in the middle of Broadway during rally

New York State Senator Thomas K. Duane was among 18 people arrested after lying down in the middle of Broadway during an AIDS protest Tuesday afternoon.

Published
10 November 2010
From
Examiner.com
Work Capability Assessment fails those living with HIV

Tests used to see if a person applying for welfare benefits is eligible fail to recognise the impact of HIV on ability to work, according to a new research report by NAT.

Published
28 October 2010
From
NAT
White House Invites HIV-Positive Man Evicted From Assisted Living Facility

Robert Franke—a retired university provost and minister who was evicted from an assisted living facility in Little Rock, Arkansas, after his HIV-positive status was revealed—has been invited to the White House, according to a Lambda Legal statement. 

Published
26 October 2010
From
Poz magazine news
HIV Hardship Fund to be re-opened

A national Hardship Fund for people with HIV on low incomes is to be re-opened. The Hardship Fund was operated by Crusaid until the charity merged with Terrence Higgins Trust in March.

Published
21 October 2010
From
Pink News
UK benefit changes likely to be detrimental to people with HIV

What the Government has failed to take into account is – whilst they can put a one year time limit on ESA – there is not a one year time limit on a person’s disability, or on the stigma and discrimination unfortunately associated with it.

Published
21 October 2010
From
NAT
Disabled people among the hardest hit by spending review's benefit changes

People who have paid national insurance contributions and are judged able to look for work will only be able to claim Employment & Support Allowance for one year.

Published
21 October 2010
From
The Guardian
Extreme poverty among people with HIV in the UK increasing

At least one in six people diagnosed with HIV in the UK experienced severe poverty between 2006 and 2009.  Furthermore, the level of poverty experienced by people living with HIV has dramatically increased over recent years.

Published
19 October 2010
From
NAT & Terrence Higgins Trust
Revise US social security HIV disability requirements says Institute of Medicine

A new report issued by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) on September 13 says the criteria used by the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) to gauge HIV-related disability is outdated.

Published
22 September 2010
From
AIDSMeds.com
More rent relief for AIDS patients Is vetoed

Gov. David A. Paterson has vetoed a bill that would have offered more rent relief to roughly 11,000 New Yorkers with H.I.V. or AIDS.

Published
20 September 2010
From
New York Times
Stipends go - so HIV patients refuse drugs

Thousands of people in the North West province are boycotting their antireretroviral tretament after suspension of their monthly stipend because they had completed five years on treatment.

Published
10 September 2010
From
The Sowetan

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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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