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'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.

04 July 2019
BBC News
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?

25 June 2019
The Conversation
Disclosure of HIV linked to longer relationships for African migrants living in France

Disclosure of HIV status did not precipitate relationship break-ups after an HIV diagnosis for sub-Saharan African migrants living in Paris in a study conducted by Dr Mireille Le

06 May 2019
Krishen Samuel
Most UK clinic staff now tell people about U=U, but not always in the same way

Two presentations at this month’s British HIV Association (BHIVA) conference in Bournemouth show that most specialist healthcare workers are now informing people with HIV that if their

29 April 2019
Gus Cairns
The Listening Project: I’ll Speak About it All Day Long (sound file)

Two 17-year-old girls infected with HIV as babies discuss their common experience in the BBC's Listening Project, a sound archive of our modern times.

25 April 2019
Challenging My Own Bigotry

An HIV-negative gay man confronts his history with men living with the virus.

25 April 2019
Why Do Study Participants Misreport Their HIV Status?

Why do some study volunteers misreport their HIV status to researchers? Maybe they misunderstood the conditions for incentive payments or the question itself, speculated the authors of a recent study on the subject. Or maybe the questions were not phrased in a way that is easy for laypersons to understand, countered David Malebranche, M.D., M.P.H., of Morehouse School of Medicine.

24 April 2019
The Body Pro
Tanzania study finds two-thirds of HIV positive women tell their partners

Study reveals higher levels of disclosure than previously thought among women in Tanzania, especially amongst those in relationships where sexual and reproductive health issues are discussed.

23 April 2019
‘Demeaning’ to portray counsellor as HIV-positive sex worker – Kenyan court

Though the world is moving towards de-stigmatising HIV/AIDS, it is still not difficult to imagine a court awarding damages to someone who is publicly – but either without their permission or else incorrectly – said to be living with the condition.

11 April 2019
Legal Brief
Talking to Children About Terminal Illness

New guidelines call for speaking openly with children when they or their parents face life-threatening diseases.

18 March 2019
New York Times
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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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