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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Repeal Hiv Laws In Human Rights

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues in HIV+ Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have
Ask the Experts

HIV + Travelling to U.S.

Hello i'm not sure if this is the right forum but I was recently diagnosed & i'm not on meds. I want to travel from the UK to NE America for a vacation. I understand that HIV + travellers can be refused entry into the U.S. or worse, be deported. Is...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...Sadly, there is 1993 law on the books in the US that bans travel or immigration into the US if you are HIV positive. Hope is on the way. A recently proposed bill in the US Senate would repeal this. The President would have to sign it. Read more »

HIV is HIV - is what is is..isn't it? Obama (TRAVEL BAN, 2010)

Hi Doc!!HIV is what is is: an incredible danger. Why, then, are some body fluids more infectious than others? If a person has got HIV, than they've got HIV and that's it! Anything can be infectious! The virus in the blood is still the same as in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Libya, Moldova, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Sudan. This is not exactly a stellar list when it comes to human rights! The ban stems from stigma and ignorance. (Hence the good fit with Dubya, eh?)Current waivers to the ban... Read more »

Wondering (DISCLOSING HIV STATUS, 2010)

Hello Dr. Frascino,I have a friend who is HIV+. He tells me since he has become positive, he always uses protection. The other night we were talking and I asked him about his sex life since becoming positive. He told me he still gets some. But when...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I strongly recommend disclosing HIV status well before doing the dance with no pants. HIV disclosure is never easy and there can be complications. I have written Read more »

DR. BOB WILL RETURN DECEMBER 10

Hi Everyone,Just in case you missed the pop-up notice when you signed on to the site, I will indeed be taking a short hiatus. Dont freak out. Ill be back December 10th. I once again urge all questioners to utilize the archives of this forum....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...archives. Dr. Bob says: "Check it out!"I should also mention today is World AIDS Day. This year's theme is Universal Access and Human Rights. Let's hope that "universal access" translates into passing meaningful health care reform and expansion... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

American Bar Association Journal Highlights HIV/AIDS and Human Rights

... The latest issue of the American Bar Association's "Human Rights" magazine is dedicated to HIV/AIDS and the rule of law. In the issue, the editors "hope to shine a light on the human rights Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

What Have You Done for HIV/AIDS Lately? The Role of Human Rights Mechanisms in Advancing the AIDS Response

...physical and mental health, and the Director of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights hold prominent and powerful human rights positions. All three play key roles in advancing the integration of human rights protections into the global... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Discrimination, Violence Against MSM, WSW in Uganda Hindering HIV Prevention, Treatment Efforts, Human Rights Watch Says

... Human Rights Watch on Thursday in a statement said that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's promotion of homophobia and violence against Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Human Rights and HIV/AIDS in Brazil

... Specific legal obligations and general human rights principles have helped shape AIDS policies in many countries, and have influenced the way HIV-infected and -affected people are Read more »
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Uganda to Publish Names of Gay People

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
...tabloid's decision to publish the names of alleged homosexuals is a chilling development that could presage a government crackdown, Human Rights Watch said today. The lesbian and gay community in Uganda has long been stigmatized and harassed by... Read more »

OAK HUMAN RIGHTS FELLOWSHIP

Posted by Anonymous
...APPLICATION FORMS FOR THE FALL 2005 OAK HUMAN RIGHTS FELLOWSHIP OAK HUMAN RIGHTS FELLOWSHIP FOCUS: HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS The Oak Institute for the Study of International Human Read more »

I DID IT!! MIAMI AIDS WALK 2006!!

Posted by still_here, 2 Replies
...AM SO PROUD OF MYSELF!!! For the 1st time since I was diagnosed, I was able to just talk to anyone who was around about being HIV+. I did cry when the pastor was saying the prayer & asked us to say the name of someone for Him to bless... when... Read more »

U.S. Bullying Interferes With HIV/AIDS Prevention

Posted by bradford
...should and could be in preventing the spread of HIV and AIDS. Bullying in the areas of and affecting freedom of speech and Human rights. In the area of HIV/AIDS research, access is often denied to government research, studies and trial... Read more »