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Over 2,000 People Have Stopped HIV Meds for Prayer in Ghana

A total of 2,248 people with HIV/AIDS on antiretroviral treatment in Ghana have stopped taking their medications to seek help at prayer camps and from traditional healers.

Published
15 March 2013
From
Poz magazine news
In the Arab world, women aren't supposed to talk about sex - let alone enjoy it. But that might be changing.

Politics, religion and sex are the three “red lines” of the Arab world: subjects you’re not supposed to tackle in word or deed. But just as people in countries across the region are busy contesting received wisdoms in politics, and are starting to challenge of the role of religion in public policy, I hope they will start asking them same hard questions of sexual life.

Published
11 March 2013
From
The Independent
UN must not backtrack on women's reproductive rights

Head of UN development programme sounds warning as Malta, Russia and Vatican try to remove references to sexual and reproductive rights.

Published
08 March 2013
From
The Guardian
Ghana: Stop Mandatory HIV Test

The Ghana AIDS Commission has advised pastors who ask their members to undergo a mandatory HIV test before they bless their marriages to stop the practice.

Published
01 March 2013
From
AllAfrica.com
Does Muslim religion have an impact on HIV transmission?

A recent paper in the American Sociological Review – Adamczyk & Hayes  – seeks to demonstrate that the predominance of the Muslim religion in a country may have a macro-level, cultural impact on the sexual behaviour (pre- and extra-marital sex) of its residents.

Published
08 November 2012
From
BMJ Group blogs
HIV and Islam conference

The first ever HIV and Islam conference is to be held in Malaysia, 19 to 21 November.

Published
02 November 2012
From
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
Malaysian mosque halts facility for drug addicts

The first mosque with a methadone clinic is closing its service to addicts, a decision drawing mixed reactions from the community.

Published
17 October 2012
From
Khabar Southeast Asia
Religious Leaders With HIV Fight Multiple Stigmas in Kenya

Religious leaders living with HIV in Kenya say they face a double stigma because citizens associate the virus with sin. Homosexuality creates a third stigma. But they are speaking up, publicly acknowledging their HIV status in an attempt to dispel myths and promote prevention and care.

Published
02 October 2012
From
Global Press Institute
“Abstinence doesn’t work, so use condoms”: Critical responses to Christian youth sexualities and HIV prevention in Africa

For many Christian youth, pre-marital abstinence is not an action one performs or a “behavior”, but is an integral part of one’s identity as a Christian. A critical first step towards developing an appropriate HIV prevention response for sexually-abstinent youth therefore, is one that takes into account the fact that pre-marital sexual abstinence is, for some young people, deeply embedded into their sense of self.

Published
02 October 2012
From
Somatosphere
Faith leaders across England in 'HIV healing' claims

Dangerous cases of faith leaders who tell people with HIV to stop taking their life-saving drugs are identified by African-led community groups in England.

Published
24 September 2012
From
BBC Health

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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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