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Key Populations Need Better Access To HIV Services, WHO Warns

News outlets report on new guidelines released by the WHO on preventing and treating HIV in key at-risk populations. Reuters: Key high-risk HIV groups threaten AIDS progress, warns the WHO “Five key groups, including gay men, prostitutes, and prisoners, have stubbornly high rates of HIV that are threatening progress in…

Uganda Says Donors Who Withheld Aid ‘Misinterpreted’ Anti-Gay Law

Reuters: Uganda says anti-gay bill misunderstood by donors who halted aid “International donors who withheld aid over Uganda’s anti-gay bill ‘misinterpreted’ the law whose main focus was to stop promotion of homosexuality to children and others, the government said on Tuesday. Widely condemned by donor countries, the law imposes jail…

Blog Post Summarizes News Stories Discussing LGBT Rights In African Nations

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: While Uganda, Nigeria organizations confront civil society crackdowns, a reporting system offers answers, pundits ponder snubs and sanctions Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, summarizes several articles discussing the restriction…

Inadequate Funding, Harsh Laws Could Threaten HIV Fight In Uganda

IRIN: Flat funding, harsh laws could hurt Uganda’s battle against HIV “Inadequate funding coupled with harsh laws targeting same-sex unions could erode the gains so far made in the fight against HIV in Uganda, activists warn…” (6/25).

Blog Post Discusses Anti-Gay Legislation, HIV Criminalization

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Anti-gay legislation, HIV criminalization and harm… We’re reading doctors’ warnings on how human rights abuses hurt public health Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, provides a roundup of news and…

Indian Health Minister Questions Emphasis On Condom Use In AIDS Campaign

New York Times: Health Minister Questions Stress on Condoms in AIDS Fight “India’s new health minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, has said that he would like to see a change in the way that the government promotes awareness of AIDS and HIV, with more emphasis on ‘promoting the integrity of the…

Markey’s International Human Rights Bill Critical To U.S. Global AIDS Response

The Hill: Markey’s bill will help global fight against AIDS Kenneth Mayer, director of prevention research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, medical research director at the Fenway Institute, and co-chair of the IDSA Center for Global Health Policy “Last week with the introduction of the International Human Rights Defense…