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What works against self-stigma? First systematic review aims to find out

A systematic review of whether different interventions helped to overcome self-stigma in people in African and Asian countries who are living with or at risk of HIV

Published
24 May 2019
By
Gus Cairns
People living with HIV forced to explain how they got it for insurance

Insurance companies are still probing people living with HIV to explain how they contracted it on application forms. Many are being put off taking out insurance because they find it distressing answering such an invasive and ‘unnecessary’ question.

Published
23 May 2019
From
Metro
Medical Investigation: How Did 494 Children In One Pakistani City Get HIV?

Dr. Minhaj Kidwai believes that the outbreak is a result of "contaminated syringes, syringes that are reused for injections in children, unscreened blood transfusions and reuse of dextrose and saline drips."

Published
22 May 2019
From
NPR
Churches can help increase HIV testing in South African men

Religious leaders can play a critical role in reaching hard-to-reach groups with HIV testing, including men and first-time testers.

Published
21 May 2019
From
Avert
The forgotten generation?

Modern advancements such as U=U have redefined what it means to live with HIV. But, as Ross Duffin reports, for the long-term survivors the lived reality is not so rosy.

Published
21 May 2019
From
Positive Living
How Netflix’s “Tales of the City” Addresses the Reality of HIV Today

In June, Netflix returns us to 28 Barbary Lane, for a present-day continuation of Tales of the City. HIV continues its groundbreaking presence in the series thanks to long-term survivor Michael Tolliver.

Published
21 May 2019
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POZ
Being black and gay: how intersectional stigma impacts on the uptake of PrEP

Qualitative research published in the July issue of Social Science & Medicine by Dr Katherine Quinn and colleagues at the Center for AIDS Intervention Research highlights how

Published
17 May 2019
By
Krishen Samuel
Rapid rehousing support for homeless people living with HIV improves housing and HIV outcomes

Homeless people with HIV who are provided with rapid rehousing and intensive, tailored case management are placed in stable housing more quickly and are twice as likely to

Published
17 May 2019
By
Michael Carter
A mystery illness killed a boy in 1969. Years later, doctors learned what it was: AIDS

The 16-year-old boy had the kind of illness that wouldn't be familiar to doctors for years: He was weak and emaciated, rife with stubborn infections and riddled with rare cancerous lesions known as Kaposi's sarcoma, a skin disease found in elderly men of Mediterranean descent. The boy, Robert Rayford, died on May 15, 1969, in St. Louis. It would be more than a decade before doctors started seeing similar cases among gay men in New York and California. In 1982, with the numbers of sick surging, the disease got a name: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

Published
16 May 2019
From
New Zealand Herald
UNAIDS calls on countries to remove discriminatory laws and enact laws that protect people from discrimination

Ahead of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), on 17 May, UNAIDS is calling on all countries to remove discriminatory laws against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. Discriminatory laws drive key populations out of reach of critical health and social services.

Published
16 May 2019
From
UNAIDS

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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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