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Statement by AfroCAB on DTG and neural tube defects in WLHIV of child bearing age

The African Community Advisory Board (AfroCAB) released a statement on dolutegravir (DTG) and neural tube defects in women living with HIV (WLHIV) of child bearing age. "Since information has been…

Join and support #ChaseTheVirusNotPeople

At the end of the second decade of the XXI century, Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) is the region with the fastest growing rates of HIV epidemic and deaths…

LGBT in Britain – Home and Communities

Stonewall's LGBT in Britain - Home and Communities research report highlights deep challenges for the LGBT community, with alarming levels of racism experienced by black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) LGBT…

Indonesia: Anti-LGBT crackdown fuels health crisis

Discriminatory police raids violate rights, undermine HIV prevention efforts Indonesian authorities are fueling an HIV epidemic through complicity in discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. The government’s…

Gay men’s advocacy organization moving beyond just HIV, as global focus turns to larger issues of sexual health and human rights

OAKLAND, Calif., June 26, 2018 -- Over a decade after The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) was founded, the organization has changed its name to MPact: Global Action…

Transgender dignity key to health and well-being

The World Health Organization released the new International Classification of Diseases, ICD-11, on 18 June. The new version no longer defines issues associated with transgender identity as a mental disorder.…

Turkey ramps up HIV awareness campaign

ISTANBUL — Altan (a pseudonym) cried for two hours after his doctor told him he was infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Following his diagnosis, he searched online for more…

Everyday racism hinders Indigenous women with HIV from accessing care: study

Indigenous women living with HIV experience everyday incidents of racism that impede their access to care disproportionately to other groups, according to a study involving more than 1,400 women across…

Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health emphasizes the need for a rights-based approach to TB

On 18 June 2018, the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health released an open letter strongly emphasizing the need for a rights-based approach to TB. The letter is issued…

‘Opt-out’ testing for HIV and hep C is seen as coercive by many prisoners

A new study among people entering prison in the USA suggests ‘opt-out’ testing approaches for HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) may need reconsideration. New research into prisoner perspectives on…

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