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  • Reconsidering Primary Prevention: a Call To Action For The Global HIV Response

    "The [HIV] prevention toolbox is getting bigger, but the application of the tools is getting smaller. For...prevention to stand a chance, the silence, denial, negativity, and moralism surrounding sex and drug use must end. Policy makers and donors, including governments, must shed their reluctance to openly and positively address sex and drug use in their public health discourse and responses to HIV."

    09 October 2017 | MSMGF
  • The Straight Men Who Have Sex with Trans Women

    "Matt's first sexual experience with a trans woman was in 1987, with a girl he picked up on the West Side Highway. This stretch of New York road runs parallel to the Hudson River, from the southern harbors of Manhattan to the Upper West Side. It used to be an infamous pickup spot for trans sex workers. Though Matt loved the sex itself, it wasn't long after orgasm that he felt a throat-clenching sense of anxiety. "I was driving her back and I was so nervous, 'Is someone going to see me?' Absolute fear—HIV, Did I give myself HIV? I was so afraid [thinking of] how I'd tell anybody."

    09 September 2017 | Vice
  • Antonio Reyes-Minana jailed for infecting men with HIV

    A 25-year-old man who recklessly infected two other men with HIV has been jailed for seven years. The Crown Prosecution Service said he had "explicitly lied" about his HIV status in the case of one victim and that scientific evidence supported the case that he had transmitted the virus to the victims.

    21 August 2017 | BBC
  • Zambian Activists Launch ‘Team No Shame About HIV+’ Campaign

    Over a dozen Zambian youths living with HIV and those who are passionate about fighting the spread of the virus have taken to social media to launch a campaign dubbed ‘Team No Shame About HIV+.’ Activist Benjamin Sakala said: "The other message we are trying to use as a campaign is the U=U meaning Undetectable = Untransmittable. This is aimed at encouraging HIV positive people to do their viral load tests and not just thinking about their CD4."

    05 July 2017 | Paul Shalala / Blogspot
  • The Real Conversations of Grindr

    Real-life exchanges from mobile dating app Grindr are at the centre of a powerful new awareness campaign spotlighting HIV stigma and its effects on the LGBTI+ community.

    09 June 2017 | You Tube / HIV Foundation Queensland
  • More than a name change: AIDS.gov becomes HIV.gov

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today officially changed the name of AIDS.gov, the federal government’s leading source for information about HIV, to HIV.gov. The name change reflects major scientific advances that have transformed an almost universally fatal disease to a condition that, if diagnosed and treated early and continuously, can be controlled and prevented from progressing to AIDS.

    09 June 2017 | U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • United States: What It's Like to Be HIV Positive in the Military

    Soldiers can be prosecuted for having sex, latest medications aren't widely available – are the armed forces living in the 1980s when it comes to AIDS?

    23 May 2017 | Rolling Stone
  • The HIV story is not over - the spectre of anti-science threatens our advances

    The life expectancy of people with HIV is now ‘near normal’, but complacency would be wrong.

    17 May 2017 | The Guardian
  • A Second Chance at Death

    Long-term survivors, as haunted as we may be by our past, are uniquely qualified to address the practical and emotional concerns of our own mortality. I have arrangements for my living will, instructions not to resuscitate, and know my way around end-of-life care. Moreover, I am already in the practice of telling my friends how much I love them.

    02 May 2017 | My Fabulous Disease
  • The CEO of HIV

    Michael Weinstein’s AIDS Healthcare Foundation treats an enormous number of patients — and makes an enormous amount of money. Is that why so many activists distrust him?

    26 April 2017 | New York Times
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