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Professor Chloe Orkin: Chair of the British HIV Association

Alice talks to Professor Chloe Orkin, Chair of the British HIV Association, and a medical activist committed to the U=U campaign.

Published
15 July 2019
From
Audioboom / The Dorothy Project
Meet the UNAIDS leadership contenders

Opinions vary on who should take the top job from a diverse shortlist that includes former politicians, medical scientists, and an NGO leader.

Published
11 July 2019
From
Devex
UK: Foreigner's health issues insufficient to halt deportation

In an landmark decision, the UK Appeal Court decision has ruled that the deportation of a Nigerian man with sickle cell disease would not be a contravention of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Published
11 July 2019
From
Legalbrief
"Tiger Mandingo,” Who Got 30 Years For Not Telling Sex Partners He Had HIV, Is Free 25 Years Early

Michael Johnson, who was sentenced to an unprecedented 30.5 years for failing to disclose his HIV status to his sexual partners, was released today, 25 years early, after an appeals court condemned his original trial as “fundamentally unfair.” In a racially and sexually charged trial, he had received a longer sentence than many murderers do.

Published
11 July 2019
From
BuzzFeed
Who should lead UNAIDS?

Richard Horton: Who is best qualified to lead an organisation—UNAIDS— that has not only suffered severe reputational loss, but also faces threats to its continuing existence?

Published
07 July 2019
From
The Lancet
GNP+ and the HIV Justice Network condemn dismissal of appeal in Singapore HIV criminalisation case

The Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) and the HIV Justice Network (HJN) condemn the dismissal of the appeal by a Singaporean man living with HIV who was convicted to two years’ imprisonment for not disclosing his status to his sexual partner and for not communicating the risk of HIV transmission to his sexual partner. We are particularly concerned that the judgement has emphasised the lack of explaining the risk of HIV transmission as the main reason for dismissing the appeal.

Published
07 July 2019
From
HIV Justice Network
Living proof of Hawke and his successors' triumph against HIV

The Bob Hawke government's response to the shock emergence of an alien health crisis is still saving lives after 30 years. There was nothing pre-ordained about this success. Other nations took other approaches. Among the rich countries, the US handling of AIDS notoriously was bungled.

Published
07 July 2019
From
Sydney Morning Herald
Southmead Hospital cancelled HIV patient's surgery over 'deep clean'

A hospital has apologised to a woman with HIV after cancelling her surgery twice when it wrongly believed it would then have to deep clean the theatre.

Published
05 July 2019
From
BBC News
'My mother died without telling me I had HIV'

Some parents in Kenya take the secret of their HIV status to their graves, leaving their children ignorant and unwell.

Published
04 July 2019
From
BBC News
Almost Half Of Brits Would Feel Uncomfortable Kissing Someone With HIV

The research from sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust also found 64% of Brits would feel uncomfortable having sex with someone living with HIV (even if they’re on treatment) and 41% of Brits believe anyone with HIV can pass it on. These attitudes persist despite huge medical progress meaning people on effective HIV treatment plans cannot pass it on.

Published
04 July 2019
From
Huffington Post

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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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