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Kenya: Sterilization in HIV Is Unacceptable, Faith Leaders

Forced contraceptive sterilization of women living with HIV which occurred recently in the country, according to reports, is an unacceptable infringement on the woman's rights which hurts the gains in the efforts to turn the tide against the epidemic, senior Kenyan faith leaders are warning.

Published
20 September 2012
From
allAfrica.com
Religions play positive role in African AIDS crisis

While the Western press often targets religious groups for their roles in handling the African AIDS crisis, these groups tend to play positive -- and critical -- roles in fighting the epidemic, according to sociologists.

Published
17 September 2012
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Religious beliefs don't deter HIV testing or use of antiretrovirals among Africans in London

Religious beliefs do not prevent black Africans living in London from accessing HIV testing or starting antiretroviral therapy, according to a study published in HIV Medicine. The research

Published
15 August 2012
By
Michael Carter
Safe sex? Indonesia's conservatives would rather 'sinners' and sex-workers got Aids

Katherine Butler reports from Jakarta, where religious intolerance is undermining the fight against Asia's fastest-growing HIV epidemic

Published
07 August 2012
From
The Independent
Catholic Church in Scotland: Society ‘should not facilitate gay relationships’

Following the government’s announcement that it would legislate to allow gay couples to marry in Scotland, the Catholic Church has continued to claim homosexuality is ‘hazardous and dangerous’ and said ‘no society’ should ‘facilitate or encourage’ gay relationships.

Published
27 July 2012
From
Pink News
Gay sex fuels HIV rise in Catholic Philippines

The Philippines is facing a HIV epidemic, with sex between men making up nearly 90 percent of all new cases, according to the health department and the United Nations' Development Programme (UNDP).

Published
27 July 2012
From
ABC
What science can't yet treat: HIV's impact on minorities, poor

For all the strides made against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, science and medicine alone can't end an epidemic that affects vulnerable populations disproportionately: minorities, young people, poor people and those who lack access to health care.

Published
27 July 2012
From
The News Tribune
Christianity and HIV/AIDS: From criticism to compassion - Washington Post

Two decades ago, no one would have predicted that Christians would so quickly change their response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic from criticism to compassion.

Published
27 July 2012
From
The Washington Post
Why Zambians don't test and treat

A study amongst 2443 people in Zambia, recruited from HIV clinics and community organisations, found that social ostracism, rejection by sexual partners and fear of not being

Published
26 July 2012
By
Gus Cairns
US evangelical Christians accused of promoting homophobia in Africa

Christian evangelical groups in the US are attempting a "cultural colonisation" of Africa, opening offices in numerous countries to promote attacks on homosexuality and abortion, according to an investigation by a liberal thinktank.

Published
24 July 2012
From
The Guardian

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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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