Tag Archives: HIV criminalization

Cuba starts AIDS-free generation, Nigerian state launches oxymoronic HIV law, Mozambique sheds colonial homophobia — but has a way to go, and more . . . we’re reading about policies, health and human rights

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WHO validates elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphillis in Cuba . . . and Cuba validates universal health care . . . In 2013, two babies were born with HIV in Cuba, and five with syphilis, according to this announcement from the World Organization. Home to more than 11.2 million people, Cuba became […]

What comes after START? We’re reading about a projected cost of universal access and other barriers to treatment

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Treating HIV Patients Before They Get Sick – This New York Times editorial follows the newspaper’s reporting on findings from the Strategic Timing of AntiRetroviral Treatment study, which found that treating people for HIV upon diagnosis averts illnesses without adding negative impacts. The findings, the editorial says, raise the question of: “whether global and national […]

Uganda follows the U.S., while Gambia follows Uganda and none of that is good news . . . We’re reading about setting bad examples

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Criminalization threatens global progress against AIDS – Dr. Kenneth Mayer is a clinician and researcher who works in U.S. and global HIV responses, so he is in a good position to see patterns in successes and failures in both efforts. Here he explains how Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni could feel comfortable visiting the White House […]

Ugandan women living with HIV urge Museveni not to sign bill that forces testing, criminalizes transmission, and breaches confidentiality

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Parliament committee notes that clauses run counter to international HIV, human rights guidelines against laws creating HIV-specific crimes “The House may wish to note that the situation of HIV in the country is very bad,” begins the Ugandan Parliament Committee on Health report on the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Bill passed Tuesday. The […]

Uganda HIV Prevention Bill: Science loses another round in high prevalence country’s Parliament

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With clauses to establish a tax-fed fund for prevention, care and treatment of HIV, banning discrimination against people living with HIV, and provisions to ensure accurate and relevant information about the risks of acquiring HIV, Uganda would seem to be getting back on track to fight its HIV epidemic with its new HIV and AIDS […]

As Ugandan nurse is tried in court and media, HIV treatment becomes prosecution evidence

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Charged with a statute that HIV community and human rights advocates say hasn’t been put to use in half a century, Ugandan nurse Rosemary Namubiru will have to wait for a court to decide what happened when she tried to insert an intravenous needle into the arm of a two year old patient about two […]