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Uganda: Anti-homosexuality bill to further restrict rights of LGBT community
20 December, 2013
The Ugandan Parliament has today passed the long-debated ‘anti-homosexuality’ bill, which will criminalise same-sex relations with a punishment of up to life imprisonment.
UNAIDS call for repeal of laws criminalising same sex relations
13 December, 2013
UNAIDS call on countries around the world to repeal laws criminalising ‘adult consensual same sex sexual contact’. This comes at a crucial time as the Supreme Court of India reinstates a law criminalising consensual sex between adults of the same gender.
A tribute to the life of Mandela from South Africa
10 December, 2013
Today, the memorial service of Nelson Mandela is being held at the Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mandela’s closest confidants, global leaders and other well-known figures are in attendance, alongside an expected 80,000 members of the public, coming to pay their respects and, above all, celebrate an extraordinary life.
US increases commitment to Global Fund
6 December, 2013
The United States has increased their commitment to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis (TB) to a potential US$5 billion.
Getting to zero: How AVERT’s partners are marking World AIDS Day 2013
29 November, 2013
An overview of what AVERT's partner organisations in Malawi and South Africa are planning for World AIDS Day (1st December 2013).
UK: One in five PLHIV unaware of their status
22 November, 2013
One in five people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the United Kingdom (UK) are unaware of their HIV status, according to the new HIV in the UK 2013 Report.
New US guidelines highlight importance of primary care for PLHIV
20 November, 2013
Guidelines on how to care for people living with HIV (PLHIV) will be changed in the United States to reflect the fact that for many, HIV is now a manageable chronic illness. The HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) are advising physicians to concentrate on preventative health, particular for screening of common problems such as high cholesterol, diabetes and osteoporosis.
UK: HIV testing in high prevalence areas falls short
13 November, 2013
Routine HIV testing in high prevalence areas falls short in the UK. This is concerning news as late diagnosis of HIV is becoming a significant issue in the country.