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Prosecuting AIDS one T-cell at a time

Published
21 October 2010
From
Policy Diary blog
Gays in Uganda say they're living in fear

The front-page newspaper story featured a list of Uganda's 100 "top" homosexuals, with a bright yellow banner across it that read: "Hang Them." Alongside their photos were the men's names and addresses.

Published
20 October 2010
From
MSNB / Associated Press
Zambia: Criminalising HIV Transmission

FORMER Botswana president Festus Mogae's suggestion that no country should pass laws that criminalise HIV transmission is likely to stir emotions among anti-AIDS campaigners, but his views need careful study.

Published
20 October 2010
From
AllAfrica
Sotomayor Says Supreme Court Should Have Heard HIV Appeal

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said her colleagues were wrong to turn down the appeal of a Louisiana inmate who said prison officials punished him for refusing to take his HIV medication by forcing him to do hard labor in 100-degree heat.

Published
19 October 2010
From
Poz magazine news
African Law Students Argue Against Criminalization of HIV Transmission

More than 120 young law students from 60 universities representing 24 African countries gathered here last week to compete in the 19th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition.

Published
18 October 2010
From
Moreover.com HIV/AIDS feed
Australia: HIV man accused of infecting eight people

A man accused of infecting partners with HIV has gone on trial in the South Australian Supreme Court. Stuart James McDonald, 42, is charged with endangering the lives of eight men.

Published
05 October 2010
From
Moreover.com HIV/AIDS feed
Higher HIV rates among black MSM in the US may be linked to attitudes about homosexuality

Higher prevalence of negative attitudes about homosexuality among African-Americans than among whites may help to account for why the US AIDS epidemic has disproportionately struck African-American men who

Published
21 September 2010
By
Kelly Safreed-Harmon
Majority of US gay men support HIV transmission laws

Two-thirds of US gay men believe that it should be illegal for an HIV-positive man to have unprotected anal sex without disclosure, investigators report in the October edition

Published
21 September 2010
By
Michael Carter
Where HIV is a crime, not just a virus

A new resource, HIV and the criminal law, has just been published by NAM. Its author, former HTU editor Edwin J Bernard, also presented on the issue at the

Published
06 September 2010
From
HIV treatment update
International AIDS Society calls for an end to harassment, intimidation and imprisonment of HIV professionals

IAS protests the detention of an Ukrainian doctor providing opiate substitution therapy to people using drugs.

Published
03 September 2010
From
International AIDS Society

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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