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How preschools can do more to support children living with HIV

Thanks to antiretroviral therapy, children living with HIV are likely to live much longer than they would without treatment. They will go to school like other children and develop in much the same way. But how much do their teachers and peers need to know about their HIV-positive status? And what is the best way of managing their particular health needs at preschool level?

Published
25 June 2019
From
The Conversation
Researchers Discuss Ethics and Privacy Concerns About the Growing Field of HIV Adherence Monitoring

We have several ways to measure adherence to treatment or pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). But as technology changes, and the fields of HIV medicine and public health focus increasingly on monitoring viral suppression or drug concentrations in the body for PrEP, the questions about the ethics of certain technologies, their uses, and what happens to that data are still being debated.

Published
25 June 2019
From
The Body Pro
Elton John awarded France's highest civilian award Legion d'Honneur

The British musician was presented with the award by President Emmanuel Macron during a ceremony at the Élysée Palace. President Macron's office praised Sir Elton, 72, as a "melodic genius" and as one of the first gay artists to give a voice to the LGBT community. He used his acceptance speech to promote his charity work.

Published
25 June 2019
From
BBC News
Exclusive: UNAIDS executive shortlist

Five candidates are competing for the top job at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS to replace Michel Sidibé, who led the organization since 2009 and left in May this year amid controversy. The shortlist includes only one woman and four men.

Published
24 June 2019
From
Devex
The Slow Rollout Of PrEP Is Denying Gay Men Their Right To Human Dignity

Gay men are already a socially marginalised and stigmatised group – their health can no longer continue to be sacrificed, National AIDS Trust's Yused Azad writes

Published
24 June 2019
From
Huffington Post
An Open Letter to the Person Who Gave Me HIV

Every time I tell someone I’m positive, I think of you. Not in anger, or resentment, but of the things about you that make me smile.

Published
19 June 2019
From
Vice
HIV patients hit by NHS Highland email privacy breach

The email addresses of almost 40 people who have HIV have been made public by mistake. It is understood the 37 patients in the Highlands were able to see their own and the others people's addresses in an email from NHS Highland.

Published
18 June 2019
From
BBC News
Statement: Response To Justice Committee’s Report On The Criminalization Of People Living With HIV

Today the House of Commons Standing Committee of Justice and Human Rights has released its report “The Criminalization of HIV Non-Disclosure in Canada.” The report contains several important recommendations to limit the broad, unscientific and unjust use of the criminal law against people living with HIV. We welcome many of the conclusions in this report. Now concrete action must follow.

Published
18 June 2019
From
Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network
PrEP reduces HIV infections by over 95% in US ‘real world’ study

A study of people prescribed pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) over a four-year period at a large centre in Los Angeles has found that HIV incidence in people

Published
18 June 2019
By
Gus Cairns
Ex-nurse accused of raping woman loses appeal over HIV test

A former nurse charged with raping and impregnating an incapacitated patient at a long-term care center in Phoenix has lost his appeal of a court order requiring a test to determine if he has HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.

Published
17 June 2019
From
Associated Press

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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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