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Defying Realpolitik: Human Rights and the HIV Entry Bar

This is the story of how we won; of how a coalition of advocates and activists came together and used a rights-based argument to lift a 23-year-old US bar on the entry, residence, and stay of HIV-positive people. We were told our objective was unrealistic and that our tactics wouldn’t work. Yet, after a little over three years of concentrated effort, victory was ours: an important victory and one came too late for too many.

02 June 2012
Scholar & Feminist Online
UK: New pre-entry TB screening for visa applicants

Those travelling to the UK could be screened for tuberculosis before being granted a visa, the Home Office says.

23 May 2012
BBC News
US sheds the Helms Rule's legacy

This July, a shadow that Jesse Helms cast over HIV policy will be dramatically lifted. The enormous International AIDS Conference will meet in the United States for the first time in more than 20 years, ending a boycott that protested a policy the late North Carolina Republican senator pushed into law.

14 May 2012
SOUTH AFRICA: Outrage over HIV-positive journalist's dismissal and deportation

Allegedly tested for HIV without consent, found positive and subsequently dismissed, detained and deported, a South African journalist is attempting to take his case against Qatar to the International Labour Organization (ILO) to change the country's HIV travel and employment laws.

21 February 2012
IRIN Plus News
HIV+? Don't worry, some UAE clinics will not tell the authorities

Many clinics suspected of not informing health authority about positive cases.

06 February 2012
Emirates 24/7
Peak experiences: HIV, adventure and exploration

It’s been almost a tradition in HTU that January is the time to include a New Year resolution piece about exercise, diet or the benefits of healthy living.

03 February 2012
HIV treatment update
For patients with HIV viral load is key in immune response to yellow fever vaccine

Viral load is the only factor associated with a poorer antibody response to the yellow fever vaccine in patients with HIV, according to a French study published

02 February 2012
Michael Carter
Immigration to allow partners with HIV into New Zealand

An inconsistently applied government immigration policy which has frequently seen New Zealand gay and bi men separated from their overseas partners has been amended, in a move which is welcomed by people with HIV.

23 November 2011
Gay NZ
Russia to ban Tajik migration over HIV, TB threat

Russia may soon close its borders to immigrants from the Central Asian state of Tajikistan, according to Russia’s chief medical officer.

14 November 2011
United Arab Emirates introduces mandatory pre-departure HIV, TB tests for migrant workers

Alarming rise in TB, HIV cases has prompted authorities to subject newcomers to mandatory medical tests

28 September 2011
Gulf News

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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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