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 …

CMS, HHS Leverage Health IT To Improve HIV/AIDS Treatment

Published: March 31, 2015

iHealthBeat Original Article:  bit.ly/1bOksOD CMS has awarded $8.7 million to a New York-based not-for-profit to leverage health IT in an effort to improve HIV/AIDS medication adherence, Health Data Management reports. Award Details VillageCare, a provider of post-acute and chronic care services, received the grant as part of CMS’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation’s second round of Health Care Innovation …

ViiV Healthcare Launches New Global Positive Action Programme Focused on MSM and Transgender Populations

Published: March 31, 2015

CSR wire Original Article:  bit.ly/1ageHcb LONDON, United Kingdom , Mar. 31 /CSRwire/ – ViiV Healthcare today announced the launch of a new initiative designed to support and inform the global effort to alleviate the impact of HIV and AIDS among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender populations around the world. Through Positive Action, ViiV Healthcare has committed …

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 …

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 …

Unmasking Black Gay Privilege

Published: March 31, 2015

The Huffington Post John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D Original Article:  huff.to/1G45u3A Whereas "white male privilege" is widely debated, a study by Princeton University researcher David S. Pedulla suggests that black gay men may benefit from forms of privilege as well. Such an idea is counterintuitive to many people who consider black gay men to be triply disadvantaged — subjected, individually and …

HCV sexual transmission linked to anal sex, drug use, lower CD4 count

Published: March 31, 2015

aidsmap Liz Highleyman Original Article:  bit.ly/1bOun6I In addition to the usual risk factors for hepatitis C virus (HCV) sexual transmission seen in most previous studies – such as anal sex and having other sexually transmitted infections – researchers in the Netherlands also saw an association with nasal and injection drug use and lower CD4 cell count, they reported in a …

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 …

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 …

Most HIV-positive gay men in European survey are on HIV treatment, though fewer in the east

Published: March 30, 2015

aidsmap Gus Cairns Original Article:  bit.ly/1NwFv3W The large EMIS survey of gay men living in Europe has found that over 70% of respondents with HIV are taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). Of those who have never started ART or have stopped, by far the most common reason was a doctor’s recommendation that they did not need to take it. A higher …

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 …