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Germany: taking a human-rights based approach to injecting drug use

People who inject drugs often have one or more associated health issues. Drug use and mental health issues often coexist and drug use can increase the risk of contracting infections.…

#JusticeForZak: sign the petition, join the campaign

On Friday 21 September, Zak Kostopoulos, died as a consequence of brutal beatings in Athens Greece. We call all relevant Greek authorities for a swift, thorough, independent and impartial investigation into…

We call on the authorities to ensure that justice for Zak Kostopoulos is done

On Friday 21 September, Zak Kostopoulos, died as a consequence of brutal beatings in Athens Greece. Zak was an HIV+, sex positive, queer, human rights’ activist and defender, also raising…

Chechnya opens world’s first concentration camp for homosexuals since Hitler’s in the 1930s

Chechyna has opened the first concentration camp for homosexuals since Hitler, where campaigners say gay men are being tortured with electric shocks and beaten to death. It comes after it…

Gay activist Zak Kostopoulos lynched to death in Greece

The violent death of a well known gay activist in the Greek capital of Athens has shocked the local LGBT+ community, who are now demanding justice for 33-year-old Zak Kostopoulos.…

UNAIDS welcomes ground-breaking decision by India’s Supreme Court that strikes down law criminalizing LGBTI people

GENEVA, 6September 2018 — UNAIDS welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court of India to annul key provisions of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. Section 377 criminalizes sexual…

AIDS 2018: 20 of the world’s leading researchers say scientific evidence does not support HIV criminalization laws

25 July 2018 (Amsterdam, the Netherlands) – Twenty of the world’s leading HIV scientists have launched an evidence-based consensus that systematically refutes the rationale for laws that criminalize HIV transmission.…

AIDS 2018: NAM reports, 25 July

The 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) is being held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 23 to 27 July 2018. NAM reports: Dolutegravir: update on infant neural tube defects from…

Criminalisation of HIV high on agenda at AIDS 2018

Strategies to oppose the unscientific criminalisation of HIV transmission received a high profile at events in advance of the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam this week. These…

AIDS 2018: Bad laws and discrimination undermining AIDS response

AMSTERDAM, July 22 – Discrimination against vulnerable and marginalized communities is seriously hampering the global effort to tackle the HIV epidemic according to a groundbreaking new report by the Global Commission on…

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