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20 May 2016
UN building in New York
More than 20 organisations representing the voices of people who use drugs and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities have been banned by their countries from attending next month’s United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS.A letter from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to the President of... more
Badr Baabou - Tunisian activist
17 May 2016
Q&A with Badr Baabou To mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) AVERT spoke to Badr Baabou, an LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) activist in Tunisia, about the challenges facing... more
Man waiting to test for HIV
17 May 2016
By Tinashe RufurwadzoMandla, 26, is a bright young man who knows his right to access HIV services. “Many people in my community had a lot of sayings concerning my sexual orientation: some say I am possessed and some say I need deliverance but the... more
South African Flag
16 May 2016
The South African government has committed to offering HIV treatment to all people living with HIV in the country by September 2016. The announcement will bring South Africa, which already has the world’s largest HIV treatment programme, up-to-date... more
Stop AIDS sign in Tanzania
13 May 2016
HIV criminalisation is a growing global issue that is threatening effective HIV prevention, treatment and support, according to a new report from the HIV Justice Network and the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+).Some 72 countries now... more
Hepatitis C virus
10 May 2016
Hepatitis C (HCV) has become the leading infectious disease killer in the United States of America (USA), exceeding the combined total deaths of 60 other diseases, including HIV and tuberculosis. HCV is a major co-morbidity for people living with... more