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Half of Malaysian doctors admit to some discrimination against patients with HIV

Just over half of physicians at two of Malaysia’s leading medical universities expressed some intention to discriminate against patients with HIV in a survey. Dr. Tee Ying Chew of the…

BELARUS: WELCOMING IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST UNJUST HIV CRIMINALISATION

HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE along with our partners at The Eurasian Women’s Network on AIDS and Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) welcome this week’s announcement of an amendment to Article 157 of the Criminal Code…

The EATG publishes its position paper on sex work policy

Today, on the occasion of the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, the European AIDS Treatment Group publishes its stand on the sex work policy debate and approaches…

The science is clear, HIV criminalization is abusive, discriminatory and counterproductive

Every year, in dozens of countries in every region of the world, people living with HIV are prosecuted for HIV non-disclosure, perceived HIV exposure or, in rare cases, allegedly knowing…

Canada: Justice Department issues new guidelines on prosecution for non-disclosure of HIV status

Use of criminal law against people with HIV has been overly broad, Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network says. Richard Elliott, executive director of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, says he's very…

My cheating boyfriend gave me HIV – here’s how I got justice

Diane Reeve didn't expect to find love again after her 18-year-long marriage fell apart. But in 2002, at the age of 50, she did. It turned out, though, that her…

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…

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