25 November 2016
HPSC - Weekly HIV & STIs Report - Week 46, 2016
Latest data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre show a total of 6 new cases for week 46 - 2016, bringing the total to 453 HIV new notifications for 2016 to date.
Considerable Number Of Men In Dublin Don't Know They Have HIV
98FM, 22 November 2016
The ‘Know How’ Rapid HIV Testing Project has been running for the past 8 months in various venues including Pantibar and The George. Adam Shanley, spokesperson for the program, says a considerable number of men in Dublin are living with undiagnosed HIV because they have never been tested.
In 1983, I Used A False Name To Get Tested For HIV - Today, It’s Something To Be Proud Of
The Huffington Post, 19 November 2016
Ian Green, of Terence Higgins Trust, talks about his own experiences of HIV testing in 1983, and explains why nowadays HIV test is nothing to be feared.
HIV Prevention Among Key Populations
UNAIDS, 21 November 2016
While the annual global number of new HIV infections among adults has remained static, members of key populations accounted for 45% of all new HIV infections in the last year. The creation of an enabling social and legal environment is the basis of effective HIV prevention and treatment of these groups.
Will the global HIV response fail gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men?
JIA Society, 21 November 2016
Get On The Fast-Track — The Life-Cycle Approach To HIV
UNAIDS, 24 November 2016
In this report, UNAIDS is announcing that 18.2 million people now have access to HIV treatment. The Fast-Track response is working and increasing treatment coverage is reducing AIDS-related deaths among adults and children.
Tanzania suspends HIV/AIDS programs in new crackdown on gays
Chicago Tribune, 23 November 2016
Tanzania government is criminalising gay sex, while Tanzania Minister of Health has announced the ban of HIV outreach projects for gay men.
Advocates Unanimously Condemn ‘Pointless’ HIV Spit Test
Star Observer, 21 November 2016
HIV advocates and researchers have unanimously passed a motion condemning laws in Australia that force people to take a HIV test if they spit on or bite a police officer.
McDonald's franchise to implement new disability training following HIV lawsuit
HR Grapevine, 23 November 2016
The fast food chain has settled a complaint brought by an employee fired for being HIV-positive. In addition to the payment, the company will also conduct disability training for its managers.
Nigeria accounts for over 25 % of new HIV child infections
The Nigeria Guardian, 24 November 2016
Nigeria accounts for more than a quarter of all new HIV infections among children globally and only half of pregnant women living with the virus are tested for the disease.
Freddie Mercury's Life Is the Story of HIV, Bisexuality, and Queer Identity
Advocate, 23 November 2016
This book talks about Freddy Mercury’s life alongside with the social history of HIV.
The AIDS Fight: Andrew Sullivan on a History of the Movement
New York Times, 21 November 2016
‘How To Survive A Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS’. This book is the prose version of the Oscar-nominated documentary of the same name.