UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka reminded the international community that to end AIDS, we must first work to eradicate gender inequality.
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
The complaint claims that four Florida insurers are creating prescription drug policies that discourage people with HIV/AIDS from using their plans.
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.
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.
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?
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
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 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
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 […]