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Russia: Government to Examine Possibility of Removing HIV-Specific Criminal Law and Broadening Prosecutions to All Serious Communicable Diseases Under General 'Bodily Harm' Laws

The high-level discussion on removing Russia's HIV-specific criminal law is taking place at the same time as a number of other policy decisions relating to HIV.

By Edwin J. Bernard for HIV Justice Network

NHS England Fudges PrEP Access and Delays On-Demand Access to PrEP by Years; Blocks Doctors From Prescribing PrEP Now

"After almost a year of turmoil a new [NHS] press statement still fails to allow a single doctor to protect the health of their patients by prescribing PrEP," Simon Collins writes.

By Simon Collins for HIV i-Base

What If Young Women Were Offered PrEP or PEP?

Maureen Luba argues against policymakers in her home country of Malawi, stating that women in her country are ready for PrEP.

By Maureen Luba for AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention

Victoria Beckham and Son Brooklyn on HIV Awareness Raising Mission to Kenya

Witnessing first-hand the successes and challenges of Kenya's AIDS response, Victoria and Brooklyn Beckham call for greater commitment, action and funding to end the AIDS epidemic.


The Canadian Positive People Network Wants You!

Formed in the summer of 2015, and steadily gaining members since, the Canadian Positive People Network (CPPN) aims to respond to the changing needs of diverse communities of people with HIV.

By John McCullagh for Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Dehong, China Makes Remarkable Turnaround in Its AIDS Epidemic

The village of Jiele, located in Dehong prefecture in Yunnan province, is where China's first HIV cases were reported in 1989. A quarter of a century later, the village is now brimming with hope and renewed energy.


G20 First Ladies Promote HIV Prevention Among Young People

The First Lady of China and her counterparts from other Group of 20 countries have taken part in an event on the sidelines of the 2016 G20 summit in Hangzhou to raise awareness of HIV among students.


Analysis: How Is Russia's HIV-Specific Law Being Used to Prosecute Women Living With HIV?

"Russia's Article 122 was introduced into the Criminal Code, in particular, to protect women from HIV infection, but it is clear from our research that the law has been applied against women in Russia," Evgenia Maron writes.

By Evgenia Maron for HIV Justice Network

Russian Drug Policies Fuel Europe's Worst HIV Epidemic

"HIV is in retreat almost universally -- but not in Russia," Tanya Cooper writes. "As infection rates drop globally, Russia has seen increases of 8 to 10 percent annually over the last decade."

By Tanya Cooper for Human Rights Watch

Testing Integration of PrEP Into Prevention Services for Sex Workers in Senegal

AVAC's Kevin Fisher visited a PrEP demonstration project focused on female sex workers in in Dakar, Senegal, and provides this look at PrEP implementation in sub-Saharan Africa.

By Kevin Fisher for AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention