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US: HHS Rule Allows Religious Discrimination in Health Care

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has finalized a new rule that will allow health care workers to refuse to provide or assist in providing medical services if doing so violates their religious or moral beliefs. In other words, it will allow them to discriminate widely and putting LGBTQ people and our families, among others, at risk.

Published
10 May 2019
From
Pride Source
Cash Incentives, Peer Support May Not Incentivize HCV Treatment

A randomized trial comparing a cash incentive to peer support for increasing acceptance of treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) among persons with HCV/HIV coinfection, including those who use drugs or alcohol, found both methods helpful but that 1 in 4 patients still declined treatment.

Published
10 May 2019
From
MD Magazine
Damaged in Scandal, Head of U.N. AIDS Agency Resigns Suddenly

The head of the United Nations agency created to eradicate the AIDS crisis resigned “with immediate effect” on Wednesday, five months after his leadership was impugned in a damning report about workplace sexual harassment and bullying.

Published
09 May 2019
From
New York Times
My Experience Growing Up HIV Positive

Having always lived with HIV has taught me the absolute importance of learning to love and embrace my body.

Published
08 May 2019
From
Bricks
Subclinical findings may explain heart failure risk in women with HIV

Asymptomatic aging women with HIV who are being treated with ART exhibited increased myocardial fibrosis and reduced diastolic function compared with women who are not infected with HIV, according to a study results.

Published
07 May 2019
From
Healio
Cocaine injecting and homelessness linked to Glasgow HIV outbreak

Rising HIV infections among people who inject drugs in Glasgow reveals changes in injecting behaviours, with cocaine injecting becoming more common – a practice with greater HIV risks

Published
07 May 2019
From
AVERT
The sex workers on the frontlines of the HIV response

An MSF programme in four districts in southern Malawi is helping thousands of women who earn their living from sex work to overcome barriers to health services, in part by training and employing sex workers as health workers in their communities.

Published
07 May 2019
From
Médecins Sans Frontières
Travel-related health problems common among HIV-positive migrants in France who visit sub-Saharan Africa

Travel-related illnesses – especially diarrhoea, respiratory complaints and malaria – are common among HIV-positive sub-Saharan African migrants visiting their countries of origin, according to a study by

Published
07 May 2019
By
Michael Carter
Disclosure of HIV linked to longer relationships for African migrants living in France

Disclosure of HIV status did not precipitate relationship break-ups after an HIV diagnosis for sub-Saharan African migrants living in Paris in a study conducted by Dr Mireille Le

Published
06 May 2019
By
Krishen Samuel
Why PrEP Matters For Trans People Like Me

Taking that first pill was so much more than just swallowing medication – it was a ceremonial moment for my wellbeing.

Published
03 May 2019
From
HuffPost

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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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