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Uganda: HIV organisations feel the bite of anti-homosexuality legislation

Barely three months after Uganda’s draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act was signed into law it has started to bite, with civil society organisations under investigation for “promoting homosexuality”. Those under investigation are mainly organisations involved in research, advocacy and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people (LGBTI), including those that provide testing, counseling and treatment for HIV.

14 May 2014
Key Correspondents
No significant risk of resistance if HIV infection occurs during use of Truvada PrEP

Treatment with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) does not involve a significant risk of HIV drug resistance should seroconversion occur, results from the iPrEx study published in the online edition

13 May 2014
Michael Carter
New Effort to Halt Spread of HIV in the Caribbean

In much of the world, giving out condoms and guidance to gay, bisexual and transgender sex workers is routine. But reaching out to men who have sex with men is practically revolutionary in parts of the English-speaking Caribbean, where homophobia and laws criminalizing gay sex have long driven people underground — turning them into the toughest group to reach with HIV prevention programs and fueling a regional epidemic.

08 May 2014
ABC News
Issue Brief: Trans Populations and HIV: Time to End the Neglect

Evidence suggests that trans populations may be the most heavily burdened by HIV worldwide. Failure of the global HIV response to meet the needs of this at-risk group is largely the result of wide-scale stigma, neglect, and institutionalized discrimination.

15 April 2014
The economic costs and development impact of exclusion of LGBT people

The loss of labour productivity and output because of employment discrimination and the loss of life years due to early death or disability could generate costs of up to US$ 31 billion in India alone. These preliminary estimates were presented by Dr Lee Badgett from UMass Amherst, one of the major public research universities in America.

20 March 2014
Cambodian Transgender Activist Sou Sotheavy Wins 2014 David Kato Vision & Voice Award

The David Kato Vision & Voice Award is proud to announce that the 2014 award will go to Cambodian transgender activist Sou Sotheavy. Now 75 years old, she has spent the last two decades working to establish a national network of organizations to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people across the country.

12 February 2014
PR Newswire (press release)
Fighting the Current Epidemic, Not the Past One

US advocates have criticised the US Centers for Disease Control for outdated thinking in their presentation of recent data on HIV testing and sexual behaviour among MSM, and have called for stronger recommendations from US CDC on HIV testing frequency for gay and bisexual men.

14 January 2014
Report: Aggressive Police Tactics Contributing to New Orleans' Staggering HIV HIV/AIDS Rate

A new report from Human Rights Watch finds that Louisiana's AIDS death rate is more than double the national average—and it places a large share of the blame with the New Orleans Police Department. The report, "In Harm's Way," accuses New Orleans police of harassing suspected sex workers so aggressively that they have undermined efforts by public health workers to treat HIV/AIDS patients.

17 December 2013
Mother Jones
Chris Beyrer & Michel Kazatchkine: HIV response 'at turning point'

have made very little, if any progress, in getting prevention and treatment to those groups of people most vulnerable to HIV/Aids - people who inject drugs, transgender people and men who have sex with men.

01 December 2013
BBC Health
New Publication Highlights Realities of Access to HIV Drugs and Other Essential Medicines for Key Populations Globally

A new policy brief explains how prevailing economic and trade interests compromise access to life-saving generic drugs, resulting in a devastating impact on communities of people living with HIV and key populations, including men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender people, sex workers and people who inject drugs.

08 November 2013
Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF)

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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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