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Health Organizations Face Challenge Of Sustaining Global Progress Against AIDS, Keeping Disease ‘In The Spotlight’

Humanosphere: Health organizations challenged to keep AIDS in the spotlight Humanosphere journalist Lisa Nikolau discusses health organizations’ challenges of keeping HIV/AIDS “in the spotlight,” noting while global progress has been made against the epidemic, the disease remains a major threat, especially for LGBT communities, which often face stigma (10/20).

Stigma, Anti-Gay Sentiment Hinder Indonesia’s Efforts To End AIDS By 2030, Official Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Anti-gay sentiment seen threatening Indonesia’s goal to end AIDS by 2030 “Growing anti-gay sentiment in Indonesia could hamper efforts to combat fast-rising HIV infections among one of the most at-risk groups, threatening the country’s target to end an AIDS epidemic by 2030, a senior official has warned.…

Ugandan Government Continues Crack Down On LGBTI Community

Associated Press: Uganda’s government vows to ‘suppress’ gay pride activities “Uganda’s government said Monday it ‘will continue to suppress’ the public activities of homosexuals and that a rehabilitation program had been developed to allow them to ‘lead normal lives again.’ … A colonial-era law proscribes such sex acts ‘against the…

WHO Moving Toward Delisting Transgender As Mental Disorder In Medical Codebook

New York Times: WHO Weighs Dropping Transgender Identity From List of Mental Disorders “The World Health Organization is moving toward declassifying transgender identity as a mental disorder in its global list of medical conditions, with a new study lending additional support to a proposal that would delete the decades-old designation.…

‘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…

‘Science Speaks’ Reports From AIDS 2016 Conference

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: AIDS 2016: Opening talks celebrate early pivotal action, and those who carry on Reporting from the International AIDS Conference in Durban, Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses remarks made by Justice Edwin Cameron, a South African constitutional court judge,…

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