Washington DC proposes birth control from pharmacists without a prescription; newly-created UN Women director speaks at the opening session of Commission on the Status of Women; GOP budget slashes foreign aid for HIV/AIDS programs and AIDS advocates say it will mean the loss of babies’ lives; Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a physician who provided abortions turned passionate-anti-legal-abortion-advocate dies.
Black Americans are at the intersection of high rates of HIV and high rates of poverty. As a result, cuts to services are acutely felt by Black Americans living with HIV/AIDS.
An HIV-positive woman in Florida serving a five-year prison sentence for spitting on a police officer is dying from cancer and has one month to live. Her family is pleading for her release so she can die at home.
Eight people, including several religious figures active in Uganda’s “anti-gay” movement, have been arrested on charges of conspiracy to injure the reputation of a rival religious leader, according to in-depth reports by Box Turtle Bulletin.
Human rights defenders often put their own lives on the line to promote and protect all of our rights. Today we celebrate the women living with HIV and others who advocate for sexual and reproductive rights in the context of HIV and AIDS.
Convicted of check fraud, a man was repeatedly raped and beaten in an Arkansas prison. He walked out with a death sentence — not handed down by a judge or jury, but by the corrections staff who failed to keep him safe.
Convicted of check fraud, a man was repeatedly raped and beaten in an Arkansas prison. As a result, he walked out of prison with a death sentence — not handed down by a judge or jury, but by the corrections staff who failed to keep him safe; Bryson contracted HIV because of the rapes.
Fewer people worldwide are getting infected with HIV than a decade ago, and those infected are living longer. But declines in HIV infections are uneven and new infections still outpace new patients put on treatment by two to one.
This interview with Amery Brown, the former Director of the National AIDS Coordinating Committee working in Trinidad and Tobago, is part of the Behind Bars series by Kevin Osborne and the International Planned Parenthood Federation.
This interview with Jan Albert, a Professor of Infectious Diseases who has worked at the Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (SMI), is part of the Behind Bars series by Kevin Osborne and the International Planned Parenthood Federation.