Posts tagged "HIV/AIDS"
Ugandan President Signs Law Making HIV Transmission Illegal

Ugandan President Signs Law Making HIV Transmission Illegal

Provisions of the law include possible imprisonment of HIV-positive individuals, a ten-year prison sentence and fine for the "intentional transmission of HIV," a five-year prison sentence for "attempted transmission of HIV," and compulsory testing in some situations.
Complaint Filed Against Insurers for Discrimination Against People with HIV/AIDS

Complaint Filed Against Insurers for Discrimination Against People with HIV/AIDS

The complaint claims that four Florida insurers are creating prescription drug policies that discourage people with HIV/AIDS from using their plans.
Cuba Faces Condom Shortage

Cuba Faces Condom Shortage

A current condom shortage in Cuba is stirring fears of higher STD rates and unplanned pregnancies.
First Woman Nominated to Lead Global US HIV/AIDS Programs

First Woman Nominated to Lead Global US HIV/AIDS Programs

President Obama has nominated Dr. Deborah Birx to become the next leader of PEPFAR, the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, which funds HIV/AIDS programs and prevention efforts around the world.
Report: Police Harassment May Worsen LA Aids Crisis

Report: Police Harassment May Worsen LA Aids Crisis

Louisiana has one of the highest rates of HIV/AIDS in the US, and the state's AIDS death rate is over two times the national average.
On Human Rights Day, Feminist Majority Foundation Urges Leaders to Uphold Universal Access to Family Planning Services as a Human Right

On Human Rights Day, Feminist Majority Foundation Urges Leaders to Uphold Universal Access to Family Planning Services as a Human Right

Today, on Human Rights Day, Feminist Majority Foundation calls on global leaders to uphold universal access to family planning services as a fundamental human right.
President Obama Announces HIV Cure Initiative

President Obama Announces HIV Cure Initiative

"The United States should be at the forefront of the discoveries into how to put HIV in long-term remission without requiring lifelong therapies," President Obama said at a White House event commemorating World AIDS Day. "Or, better yet, eliminate it completely."
Act Now on HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Healthcare!

Act Now on HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Healthcare!

Women need reproductive health programs to be integrated with HIV/AIDS services, and vice-versa, for improved efficiency and effectiveness in preventing AIDS infection and unplanned pregnancy and improving maternal and child health.
World AIDS Day Calls For Global Unity In Fight Against AIDS

World AIDS Day Calls For Global Unity In Fight Against AIDS

Yesterday marked the 25th annual World AIDS Day, an opportunity for people around the world to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Updates to PEPFAR Increase Oversight, Funding for Children

Updates to PEPFAR Increase Oversight, Funding for Children

Congress passed the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013 on Tuesday, reaffirming and strengthening its commitment to reducing global HIV/AIDS.
Kenya Faces Condom Shortage

Kenya Faces Condom Shortage

The shortage threatens to put Kenyans at a greater risk of contracting HIV and other STIs.
Head of US Global AIDS Program to Step Down

Head of US Global AIDS Program to Step Down

United States Global AIDS Coordinator Ambassador Eric Goosby is expected to step down from his position by the end of the year.
UN Report Shows Reductions in Global AIDS

UN Report Shows Reductions in Global AIDS

AIDS-related deaths have dropped by 30% since the peak in 2005.
IPPF Study Finds Need to Integrate HIV and Family Planning Services

IPPF Study Finds Need to Integrate HIV and Family Planning Services

Researchers found that integration can improve service delivery and increase the number of people receiving HIV counselling and testing.
LGBT and HIV-Positive Somali Refugees Fear Return Home

LGBT and HIV-Positive Somali Refugees Fear Return Home

Many gay, lesbian, and HIV-positive Somali refugees now fear persecution, jail, and even death sentences upon their return home after fleeing to Kenya to avoid harsh punishmentsharsh punishments under Sharia law.
It's National HIV Testing Day! Find A Center and Get Tested.

It’s National HIV Testing Day! Find A Center and Get Tested.

Getting tested and learning more about HIV can prevent others from becoming infected. Knowing the results can save your own life.
$5 Million to Address Sexual Violence Against Children–A Drop in PEPFAR’s Bucket?

$5 Million to Address Sexual Violence Against Children–A Drop in PEPFAR’s Bucket?

As the XIX International AIDS Conference draws to a close tomorrow, the United State’s President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has announced a $5 million grant for the Together for Girls(TFG) partnership–designed to address violence against girls and boys. U.S. Global AIDS coordinator Eric Goosby says funds will go to “support countries’ responses to...
Beyond the Ban: The Importance of AIDS 2012 Being Held in the US

Beyond the Ban: The Importance of AIDS 2012 Being Held in the US

When I was a little girl growing up in Bangladesh, my sisters and I were obsessed with England’s Princess Diana. We used to spend hours studying any pictures of her we could get our hands on, try to get our hair cut like hers, and attempt to get our local tailor to make us dresses...
Join the AIDS 2012 conference free in DC or online!

Join the AIDS 2012 conference free in DC or online!

Join thousands of activists in Washington, DC or online this week for the 2012 International AIDS Conference! You can find information about in person registration here, but there is also a parallel and FREE “Global Village,” where advocates and activists from around the world will gather, have booths, hold workshops, and share ideas. Some workshops...
Women’s Rights Key To Effective Global AIDS Response

Women’s Rights Key To Effective Global AIDS Response

A new report by the Global Commission on HIV and the Law, an independent body of former world leaders and top legal, human rights and HIV experts, released on the eve of the London Summit, has labeled the global response to the AIDS epidemic as “stifled.” The ground-breaking account, “HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights...