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  • LGBT rights advocates and allies from all over the world have gathered in Bangkok this week for the 28th ILGA World Conference.

    November 30, 2016
    Washington Blade
  • Check out AVACer Emily Bass’ timely piece on the history of AIDS published in Esquire.

    November 29, 2016
    General
    Esquire
  • There's a growing—almost silent—market for HIV self-testing kits. It's a young market, and communities clearly need guidance. But health professionals say self-testing may help us end the AIDS epidemic.

    November 29, 2016
    DW
  • South African HIV/AIDS advocates shared personal stories in an event hosted by The Moth, an organization dedicated to helping people from all walks of life tell their stories.

    November 27, 2016
    General
    City Press Reviews
  • AVAC Program Manager Angelo Kaggwa-Katumba is named among Uganda’s Top 40 men under 40 in a special edition of Sunday Vision, a publication of the Ugandan media giant New Vision. The Top 40 singles out 40 men and 40 women under the age of 40 for their leadership as role models for the next generation of Ugandans. Kaggwa-Katumba’s work advocating for rights-based HIV prevention and helping to strengthen partnerships across civil society in Africa was applauded by the publishers.

    November 27, 2016
    General
    New Vision
  • During the US election campaign, plenty was said about emails and sexual harassment. But there was little or no talk on global health or HIV. That has left Mitchell Warren, the head of AVAC, worried.

    November 25, 2016
    General
    DW
  • We are writing in response to a commentary by Dr Ronald Goldman titled, “Recommendation of circumcision for HIV prevention is biased” that appeared in the 2 November 2016 edition of The Namibian...Dr Goldman's commentary has many unsubstantiated and incorrect claims and we want to address some of them here and why we believe VMMC is an important part of Namibia's response to HIV.

    November 23, 2016
    The Namibian
  • Researchers and advocates must ensure it is not perceived as exclusively a treatment for marginalized groups, which will lower its appeal both within those communities but also to other people who could benefit from it.

    November 18, 2016
    General
    Devex
  • Gilead is not following the accepted standard for community engagement in its new pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) trial, and we are among a coalition of HIV activists and organizations from Europe and North America calling them out on their bad corporate behavior. We root our criticism in the Good Participatory Practice (GPP) guidelines that were inspired, in part, by controversies in earlier PrEP trials.

    November 16, 2016
    The Body
  • US president-elect Donald Trump is likely to be as indifferent to Africa as he was when he made his first foreign policy campaign speech in April—when he barely mentioned the continent.

    November 10, 2016
    Times LIve

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