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What Is the Cost of Homophobia and Other Systemic Biases?

What are the costs of homophobia, transphobia and other systems of injustice in the eyes of frontline HIV care providers, researchers and advocates?

Video and Written Reports for 'Beyond Blame: Challenging HIV Criminalization' at AIDS 2016 Now Available Img

Video and Written Reports for 'Beyond Blame: Challenging HIV Criminalization' at AIDS 2016 Now Available

A full-day pre-conference meeting preceding the 21st International AIDS Conference discussed progress on the global effort to combat the unjust use of criminal laws against people living with HIV.

Food Insecurity Tied to Stigma and Depression in U.S. Women Living With HIV Img

Food Insecurity Tied to Stigma and Depression in U.S. Women Living With HIV

Analysis of 1,238 HIV-positive U.S. women found associations between food insecurity (limited access to nutritional food) and both depressive symptoms and internalized HIV stigma.

Global Advocacy Highlights Against HIV Criminalization Presented at AIDS 2016 Img

Global Advocacy Highlights Against HIV Criminalization Presented at AIDS 2016

At the International AIDS Conference, the HIV Justice Network and GNP+ presented highlights relating to global advocacy against HIV criminalization based on updated research from their _Advancing HIV Justice 2_ report.

Kene Esom

Populations Affected by Unjust Criminal Laws Call to Advance Justice and Health

Participants in a workshop at the International AIDS Conference stressed that punitive laws against key populations lead to serious human rights violations, exacerbate vulnerabilities to HIV and other health issues and affect efforts to end AIDS.

Kenneth Pinkela

Gay Serviceman Erased From U.S. Military; Sex Workers Talk Shop; and Gay Activists Are Cruising

Mark S. King gets up close and personal with some of the people passionately advocating for changes to HIV criminalization laws, including a discharged U.S. Army officer and Elizabeth Taylor's grandchildren. Also: Just how "cruisy" is the gay scene a...

HIV Criminalization Activists Take Over the Stage at Durban AIDS Conference Opening Ceremony Img

HIV Criminalization Activists Take Over the Stage at Durban AIDS Conference Opening Ceremony

Watch more than 100 people with HIV, sex workers and other criminalized people take to the stage at the International AIDS Conference opening ceremony to demand an end to HIV criminalization.

AIDS 2016: Victimized, Vilified by Law and Media, a Nurse Faces an Uncertain Future Img

AIDS 2016: Victimized, Vilified by Law and Media, a Nurse Faces an Uncertain Future

HIV-positive nurse Rosemary Namubiru's life was "taken apart" by police, prosecutors and reporters after a workplace accident when the needle she was using to inject a struggling child instead pierced her own skin.

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Activists Call for Ending Unjust HIV Criminalization

Some 200 people living with HIV, human rights activists and representatives of key populations gathered for a one-day meeting at the International AIDS Conference on challenging HIV criminalization under the title "Beyond blame: challenging HIV crimi...

There Is No There There: The False Framing of HIV Criminalization Laws Img

There Is No There There: The False Framing of HIV Criminalization Laws

"No chronic disease strikes fear into the hearts of people quite like HIV/AIDS does," Housing Works' Sunny Bjerk writes. "That fear of rejection, fear of being hurt, and fear of being persecuted for having a virus is truly what is criminal."