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Sittingbourne man jailed for giving woman HIV

A man who knowingly infected a 19-year-old woman with HIV has been jailed.

Published
31 August 2010
From
BBC
No jail for Germany HIV popstar

An HIV-positive German popstar accused of infecting a former partner with the virus has been given a two-year suspended sentence.

Published
26 August 2010
From
BBC
HIV star 'should not be jailed'

Nadja Benaissa said she was 'sorry' for hiding her HIV status An HIV-positive German popstar accused of infecting a former partner should not be jailed, prosecutors have said. In closing arguments, prosecutors suggested Nadja Benaissa, 28, should be

Published
25 August 2010
From
BBC
Don’t lash AIDS victims: Saudi courts told

Saudi courts have been asked not to issue sentences involving lashing of convicted AIDS patients, 'Alhayat' Arabic language daily said on Sunday.

Published
22 August 2010
From
Emirates247.com
'In those days I was careless,' says pop star accused of infecting man with HIV

Nadja Benaissa of No Angels tells German court she did not mean to harm, having been advised passing on virus unlikely

Published
18 August 2010
From
The Guardian
German singer Nadja Benaissa apologises at HIV trial

A singer from German girl band No Angels has admitted to having unprotected sex with several partners without warning them she was HIV-positive.

Published
18 August 2010
From
BBC
Uganda Anti-gay bill stalls: Anti-Homosexuality Bill loses steam after local and international opposition

Uganda's "Anti-Homosexuality Bill," which raised a worldwide uproar over its death penalty for gay sex, has stalled in parliamentary committee and it is unlikely to be passed in the current session, according to gay activists in Uganda.

Published
04 August 2010
From
Global Post
Three tactics to stem the tide of criminal prosecutions

Scientists, lawyers and advocates have been able to reduce unwarranted prosecutions of HIV exposure and transmission in three European jurisdictions by employing three distinct approaches, Robert James

Published
29 July 2010
By
Roger Pebody
Does HIV trump privacy?

Should police release information about a person who is alleged to be spreading HIV through unprotected sex, but has not been convicted of a crime?

Published
28 July 2010
From
National Post
US: Obama administration calls for end to HIV-specific criminal laws

Many HIV experts and advocates are applauding the nation’s first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy, issued on July 13 by the White House, because it calls for an end to state laws that criminalize the transmission of HIV.

Published
20 July 2010
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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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