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Switchboard: Homophobia, HIV and hoax calls

Switchboard, the LGBT helpline, took its first call from a tiny office in the basement of a bookshop in King's Cross on 4 March 1974. To mark the 45th anniversary, people have been sharing memories of a charity that's helped millions across the world.

Published
05 March 2019
From
BBC
From despair to hope: Journey of a young woman born infected with HIV

Masedi Kewamodino was just ten years old when she found out she was infected with HIV: “I had been on treatment for some time and I kept on questioning why I was on medication. My aunt then took me to the clinic and a counsellor broke the news to me.” Like many of her peers in Botswana, Masedi, now 23, was born HIV positive. Ms. Kewamodimo was part of a group of young people consulted during the development of Botswana’s National HIV Packages for young people.

Published
04 March 2019
From
UNFPA
Stories of African-American women aging with HIV: 'My life wasn’t what I hoped it to be'

African-American women aging with HIV often have histories of abuse and trauma, in addition to other medical conditions. Here, a few share their stories.

Published
24 February 2019
From
The Conversation
African-American women with HIV often overlooked, under-supported

More people than ever are living with HIV, but people may overlook the fact that many of these long-term survivors are African-American women.

Published
24 February 2019
From
The Conversation
Shifting social norms around what “safer” sex is: perspectives of HIV-negative men in Canada

HIV-negative men who have sex with men (MSM) living in Vancouver, Canada are redefining ways to negotiate sexual safety and risk, according to qualitative research recently published

Published
20 February 2019
By
Krishen Samuel
I Found Love (and Love of Self) After HIV, and You Can Too

In his first time writing publicly about his HIV status, Aaron Anderson details how he learned to love after being diagnosed with HIV.

Published
15 February 2019
From
The Body
Positively UK appoints a new CEO

Positively UK is excited to announce the appointment of Silvia Petretti as the new CEO

Published
12 February 2019
From
Positively UK
A Trailblazing HIV Doctor Who Helped Thousands Access PrEP Has Died At Age 44

Dr Mags Portman, a hero of the LGBT and HIV community, leaves behind a husband, two children, and a legacy: getting PrEP into the hands of those who need it.

Published
12 February 2019
From
BuzzFeed News
The European AIDS Treatment Group names new Executive Director

The European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) is delighted to introduce our new Executive Director, Pieter Vanholder.

Published
11 February 2019
From
EATG
Greg Millett On What Black People Can Learn About HIV Outreach

The vice president and director of public policy at amfAR knows what needs to change in HIV education.

Published
07 February 2019
From
HIV Plus

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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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