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UNAIDS survey aligns with so-called fourth 90 for HIV/AIDS

The survey echoes a trend in the community to take notice of mental wellness when thinking of public health interventions to fight HIV/AIDS.

Published
31 May 2019
From
The Lancet (free registration required)
Half of H.I.V. Patients Are Women. Most Research Subjects Are Men.

Trials of vaccines and treatments have not included enough female participants. Now that scientists are exploring possible cures, the need to enroll women is greater than ever.

Published
31 May 2019
From
New York Times
The World Health Organization Will Stop Classifying Transgender People as Having a 'Mental Disorder'

The World Health Organization (WHO) approved a resolution to remove “gender identity disorder” from its global manual of diagnoses, in a move that will have a “liberating effect on transgender people worldwide,” says Human Rights Watch.

Published
28 May 2019
From
Time
Rectal douching by MSM associated with increased odds of infection with HIV and STIs

Rectal douching may put men who have sex with men (MSM) at increased risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), according to research published in

Published
28 May 2019
By
Michael Carter
Trump administration proposes rolling back transgender health care protections

A new proposal from the Trump administration would roll back health care protections for transgender people. The proposed regulation, announced Friday, scraps ObamaCare's definition of "sex discrimination" to remove protections for gender identity. That provision said patients cannot be turned away because they are transgender, nor can they be denied coverage if they need a service that’s related to their transgender status.

Published
27 May 2019
From
The Hill
Kenyan High Court Rules Against Gay Rights

Today the Kenyan High Court ruled to uphold a colonial-era law criminalizing same-sex sexual behavior. Advocates have been fighting tirelessly for LGBTIQ rights in Kenya, bringing this case to challenge Kenya’s penal code in 2016. Same-sex relations are currently classified as a crime in 70 countries and territories around the world, and almost half of them are in Africa; Kenyan activists were hoping the decision today would set a positive precedent for other countries in East Africa.

Published
27 May 2019
From
MPact
“Be the change”: creating a voice for male sex workers in Malawi

“If I want to see the change, I need to be the change,” said Aniz Mitha, the Executive Director of Community Health Rights Advocacy (CHeRA), an organization that works with male sex workers in Malawi. When Mr Mitha speaks of change, he does so with the quiet and unwavering authority of someone who knows what he is talking about.

Published
27 May 2019
From
UNAIDS
Many Women on HIV Treatment Are at Risk of Developing a Detectable Viral Load

An ongoing study finds that considerable challenges in such women’s lives may compromise their adherence to antiretrovirals.

Published
22 May 2019
From
Poz
The throat is a major source of gonorrhoea infections in MSM

The throat is a major source of gonorrhoea transmission among men who have sex with men (MSM), according to Australian research published in Sexually Transmitted Infections. The

Published
21 May 2019
By
Michael Carter
Being black and gay: how intersectional stigma impacts on the uptake of PrEP

Qualitative research published in the July issue of Social Science & Medicine by Dr Katherine Quinn and colleagues at the Center for AIDS Intervention Research highlights how

Published
17 May 2019
By
Krishen Samuel

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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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