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In AIDS 2016 Speech, Charlize Theron Encourages More Conversation About Roles Of Sexism, Racism, Homophobia In HIV Spread; Foundation Offers South African Children Safe Place, Education

CNN: Charlize Theron: HIV spread through sexism, racism, homophobia “Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron was born and raised in South Africa, where she grew up around HIV and experienced people dying from AIDS. Now 40, she blames society — not the infection — for why the virus still persists. … In…

China Investigating Leak Of HIV Patients’ Personal Information; WHO Calls Infraction Violation Of ‘Fundamental Right’ To Privacy

Agence France-Presse: China HIV leak violates patients’ rights: WHO “A leak of HIV carriers’ identities in China was a violation of their ‘fundamental right,’ the World Health Organization said, after reports that hundreds of infected people were approached by telephone swindlers. A total of 313 HIV-positive people have been contacted…

‘Science Speaks’ Continues Coverage Of AIDS 2016 Conference

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: AIDS 2016: Elton John, PEPFAR announce first recipients of joint fund supporting sexual minority access to HIV services Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer at “Science Speaks,” reports on an announcement by the Elton John AIDS Foundation and PEPFAR that the International AIDS…

AIDS 2016 Should Put Rights Of Drug Users On Conference Agenda

Open Society Foundations: How an AIDS Conference Sidelined an At-Risk Population Shaun Shelly, advocacy and psychosocial coordinator at the TB/HIV Care Association, says there is a lack of visibility and support for drug users at the International AIDS Conference, writing, “Advocates for the health and human rights of people who…

Finding Cure, Control Strategies For HIV Possible With Continued Research

The Conversation: A cure for HIV: what science knows, and what it doesn’t Sharon Lewin, consultant physician at Alfred Hospital’s Department of Infectious Diseases and director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity; and Thomas Aagaard Rasmussen, clinical research fellow at the Peter Doherty Institute “…A successful strategy…

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