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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…

U.S. Imposes Sanctions On Uganda Over Anti-Gay Law

Media sources report on U.S. actions to implement sanctions on Uganda in response to the country’s anti-gay laws. The Hill: U.S. slaps sanctions on Uganda for anti-gay law “The United States will discontinue some aid and implement travel bans against Ugandan officials in protest of the country’s recently enacted anti-gay…

Rep. Cicilline Introduces Bill That Would Ban Anti-Gay Foreigners From U.S.

The Hill: Bill would ban anti-LGBT foreigners from entering U.S. “Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) on Thursday introduced legislation that would require the State Department to prevent foreigners who have committed human rights violations against lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender people from entering the U.S….” (Marcos, 6/19).

New Issue Of ‘Global Fund News Flash’ Available Online

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria: Global Fund News Flash Issue 43 of the Global Fund News Flash reports from a regional workshop for South and East Asia on the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria’s new funding model. A few participants share their insights on…

Bill To Make LGBT Rights Foreign Policy Priority Introduced In U.S. Congress

Inter Press Service: U.S. Looking to Make LGBT Rights a Foreign Policy Priority “New legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Congress that would make the rights of sexual minorities a foreign policy priority for the United States. The bill, called the International Human Rights Defense Act, would direct U.S.…