Small Wins Amidst A High-Level Failure

Published: June 9, 2016

Several United Nations Member States Commit to Engage Key Populations During the United Nations High-Level Meeting to End AIDS New York, New York — As we reported yesterday with our partners NSWP, IRGT, GATE, and the Global Platform to Fast-Track the HIV and Human Rights Responses Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men, the …

Nigeria: Strengthening the HIV/Aids Intervention Programmes in Nigeria

Published: March 31, 2015

allAfrica Jacinta Nwachukwu and Franca Ofili Original Article:  bit.ly/19GFNHX Nigeria, with an estimated population of 160 million, ranks second to South Africa in the factsheet on countries with people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide, representing nine percent of the global burden of the disease. According to a recent report of the National Population Commission (NPC), Nigeria has put in …

CDC Leads New Efforts To Fight HIV Among MSM and Trans

Published: March 31, 2015

EDGE MEDIA NETWORK Original Article:  bit.ly/1GJB2ej The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will lead new programs totaling more than $185 million in HIV prevention funding for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people, with a particular focus on addressing the needs of MSM of color. The multi-faceted strategy will respond to the severe burden of HIV …

"Incredible India, Invest in Communities!"

Published: March 31, 2015

The Huffington Post Dr. Alvaro Bermejo Original Article:  huff.to/1INxtCT I was looking forward to meeting the leaders of community responses to HIV from across the world. We had decided the 2015 meeting would be in February in India, a country that has led the way developing the generic anti-retroviral drugs that keep millions alive, a country that has taught us …

Seeking home: The lives of gay and transgender asylum seekers of the Middle East

Published: March 31, 2015

The Washington Post Nicole Crowder Original Article:  wapo.st/1CHK21C Beginning in Damascus, Syria, in 2010, photojournalist Bradley Secker began to document the lives of gay Iraqi refugees that had fled Iraq to escape homophobic violence. Shortly after chronicling their stories, Secker crossed borders and traveled to Turkey, following Iranians, Turkish Kurds, Syrians and more Iraqis who were claiming asylum abroad or fighting …

All general election candidates asked to pledge support for trans rights

Published: March 30, 2015

PinkNews Joseph Patrick McCormick Original Article:  bit.ly/1xuv3rv All general election candidates have been asked to pledge support for trans rights. Campaigners for trans rights are calling on all general election candidates to support the three principles underpinning the Trans Manifesto. The Trans Manifesto was launched in April 2014 to draw politicians’ attention to areas where trans people face inequality. 15 …

Mar 30 2015 Guide for people living with HIV to disability benefit claims

Published: March 30, 2015

NAT Original Article:  bit.ly/1Ge7bdp NAT (National AIDS Trust) has developed guidance for people living with HIV on how to provide relevant evidence for new disability benefits applications. The guide, created in partnership with the National HIV Nurses Association (NHIVNA), explains the importance of evidence from health and care professionals for the new disability benefits, Employment and Support Allowance (ESA*) and …

Scaling up of HIV treatment for MSM in Bangkok: a modelling and costing study

Published: March 29, 2015

THE LANCET HIV Lei Zhang, PhD, Nittaya Phanuphak, PhD Klara Henderson, PhD Siriporn Nonenoy, MPH Sasiwan Srikaew, BSc Andrew J Shattock, MScCliff C Kerr, PhD Brenda Omune, BIPH Prof Frits van Griensven, PhD Sutayut Osornprasop, PhD Robert Oelrichs, PhD Jintanat Ananworanich, PhD Prof David P Wilson, PhD Original Article:  bit.ly/1NwBFaT Summary Background Despite the high prevalence of HIV in men …

Activists Protest Denial of Condoms to Africa's High-Risk Groups

Published: March 28, 2015

INTER PRESS SERVICE Jeffrey Moyo Original Article:  bit.ly/1bL82XP Tatenda Chivata, a 16-year old from Zimbabwe’s Mutoko rural district, was suspended from school for an entire three-month academic term after he was found with a used condom stashed in his schoolbag. Regerai Chigodora, a 34-year-old prisoner at a jail in Harare, had his 36-year sentence stretched to 45 years after he …

Brazil: HIV-specific criminal law introduced amid media frenzy and moral panic over 'barebacking' gay subculture

Published: March 27, 2015

HIV JUSTICE NETWORK Original Article:  bit.ly/1CJsimO On April 2nd 2015, a simply worded amendment to Article 1 of Law No. 8072 of July 25, 1990 – covering ‘heinous crimes’ – will be presented to the Brazilian Parliament by the populist Congressman, Pompeo de Mattos. The amendement, draft Bill No. 198, 2015, would add to the list of heinous crimes – which currently …

Nonprofit Advocacy Lowers Cost of Drugs for HIV/AIDS

Published: March 27, 2015

NPQ John Godfrey Original Article:  bit.ly/1BFM4dT The second-largest insurer in the United States, Aetna, has agreed to lower the costs of pharmaceutical drugs to people living with HIV/AIDS after legal action by the AIDS Institute (TAI) and The National Health Law Program (NHeLP). NHeLP and TAI filed a complaint  in May 2014 with the U.S. Department of Health and Human …

Vietnam asks for Global Fund's continuous support in HIV/AIDS fight

Published: March 27, 2015

VIETNAMNET Original Article:  bit.ly/1FTDdwL Meeting the Head of the Global Fund’s High Impact Asia Urban Weber in Hanoi on March 26, the Deputy PM suggested technical support and new approach methods for implementing a national strategy to fight tuberculosis in Vietnam as well as technical and financial support towards eliminating dengue fever. The Deputy PM also thanked the fund for …