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Maurice Tomlinson: The religious lobby’s lies on Jamaica gay sex court case

Religious groups in Jamaica unite to say allowing adult gay sex in private would harm children, spread HIV, and prevent Christians from disagreeing with LGBT rights.

Published
21 June 2013
From
Gay Star News
Adeeba Kamarulzaman: fighting HIV/AIDS in Malaysia

Dr Kamarulzaman has steered the conservative Islamic government of Malaysia to tackle the HIV epidemic in injecting drug users and implement needle-exchange programmes.

Published
14 June 2013
From
The Lancet
Malaysia makes progress against HIV, but challenges remain

Malaysia has taken great strides in tackling HIV - needle exchange has been widely accepted by Islamic leaders as a necessity to preserve life. However, there are more delicate issues surrounding HIV prevention including the use of condoms outside of marriage, especially by men who have sex with men and sex workers.

Published
14 June 2013
From
The Lancet
Brazil: ‘Happy Prostitutes’ AIDS Campaign Sparks Debate

Activists complain of a “regression” in Brazil’s anti-HIV/AIDS strategy, which was considered one of the boldest and most effective in the world. A controversial campaign for sex workers has been cancelled and the head of the HIV program fired, under pressure from conservative evangelical churches.

Published
13 June 2013
From
Inter Press Service
Some barriers to adherence for black African people in London are culturally specific

Qualitative research suggests that some of the barriers to antiretroviral adherence for black African and black Caribbean people are culturally specific, while other barriers common to many

Published
23 April 2013
By
Roger Pebody
New York: Sex education banned in public school buildings owned by Catholic Church

A longstanding yet little-known agreement between church and city officials says that students at the dozens of city schools that lease church-owned buildings must head off campus for sex education.

Published
08 April 2013
From
New York Daily News
Good News on AIDS in Africa: Deaths are down, and the heroes of the story aren’t who you think.

As a single class of people, local religious leaders sit at the very top of our list of who should receive credit for the behavior changes that have curbed the spread of HIV in Africa.

Published
28 March 2013
From
Slate
Kenya condom advert pulled after religious complaints

A TV advertisement promoting condom use in Kenya has been withdrawn after an outcry by religious leaders, health official Peter Cherutich has said. Christian and Muslim clerics said the advert encouraged infidelity, rather than safe sex to curb HIV/Aids.

Published
21 March 2013
From
BBC
U.N. body agrees on women's rights policy, skirting sexual politics

A U.N. policy-making body agreed upon a declaration Friday urging an end to violence against women and girls despite concerns from conservative Muslim countries and the Vatican about references to women's sexual and reproductive rights.

Published
17 March 2013
From
Reuters
Pope Francis' View on Contraception Could Impact AIDS Work

Catholic organizations around the world are still digesting how the selection of Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, now Pope Francis , might impact their work, and that includes disease-prevention efforts.

Published
15 March 2013
From
ABC News

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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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