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Kene Esom
Conference Coverage

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
Conference Coverage

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...

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Conference Coverage

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
Conference Coverage

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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Conference Coverage

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...

A Long Road Ahead to Reduce HIV Among South Africa's Sex Workers
South Africa

A Long Road Ahead to Reduce HIV Among South Africa's Sex Workers

More than half the female sex workers in South Africa's three largest cities are HIV positive -- but less than one-third are on antiretroviral treatment, according to a newly released study.

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CROI (Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections)

There Are No Shortcuts: Laurel Sprague on Stigma Research and HIV Community Engagement at CROI 2016

"We have to slow down and build relationships," stresses Sprague of the U.S. HIV Stigma Index. That's the only way, she says, researchers and community alike can benefit.

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News

NHS England Pulls Proposed Timeline for PrEP: Perpetuates HIV Health Crisis in Gay Men and Trans People

Simon Collins of HIV i-Base reacts scathingly to England's apparent decision to "block access to the most effective new option for protecting people at highest risk from catching HIV."

A community health worker walks a couple through an HIV test in Malawi. Mostly men do not access these services. (Credit: Baylor College of Medicine Children's Foundation -- Malawi/Robbie Flick)
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Dying From a Treatable Disease: HIV and the Men We Neglect

In eastern and southern Africa, the regions most affected by HIV, over 65% of men who are HIV positive have never started treatment. Why aren't men tested and treated for HIV?

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Discussing HIV Stigma and Criminalization With Newly Diagnosed Patients

Care providers for newly diagnosed patients should be prepared for common questions such as: How should I disclose to my partner? Am I obligated to tell future partners about my status? What if my boss finds out?