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UNAIDS Discusses Progress Against Discriminatory Laws, Criminalization

UNAIDS: Charting progress against discrimination “Criminalization affects access to health services, housing, education, social protection, and employment. The criminalization of same-sex sexual relationships, sex work, or drug use prevents people from accessing health care services, including HIV prevention, testing, and treatment. … Countries that decriminalize drug use and make harm…

Devex Examines PEPFAR’s Plans To Cut Funding In Kenya, Tanzania

Devex: What’s behind PEPFAR’s funding cut threats? “As it wraps up its latest funding round, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief is prepared to introduce unprecedented cuts to country programs in sub-Saharan Africa, designed to spur domestic policy changes and programmatic improvements. But observers warn that if enacted, the…

UNAIDS Calls For Decriminalization, Protection Of LGBTI People

UNAIDS: UNAIDS calls on countries to remove discriminatory laws and enact laws that protect people from discrimination “Ahead of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), on 17 May, UNAIDS is calling on all countries to remove discriminatory laws against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people.…

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Report Examines Donor Transitions From HIV Programs, Potential Impacts On Vulnerable Populations

Health Affairs: Donor Transitions From HIV Programs: What Is The Impact On Vulnerable Populations? Robert Hecht, president of Pharos Global Health Advisors; Kelly Flanagan, associate program officer at Pharos Global Health Advisors; Hanna Huffstetler, associate in research with the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and the Center for Policy Impact…

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Stigma, Discrimination Remain Challenges To Progress On HIV/AIDS, IntraHealth Manager Says

IntraHealth International’s “Vital”: One Major Reason the AIDS Epidemic Isn’t Going Away Lindsey Freeze, brand and creative services manager at IntraHealth International, discusses the challenges of stigma and discrimination in efforts to make progress on HIV/AIDS. Freeze writes, “Investing in strategies to eliminate institutional practices that cause shame, fear, and…

IntraHealth International To Expand HIV Efforts To Reach Key Groups In Central America

IntraHealth International: New Project Will Bring High-Quality HIV Services to the People Who Need Them Most in Five Central American Countries “‚ÄčIntraHealth International will expand its HIV prevention, care, and treatment efforts in Central America with a new $15 million award from the U.S. Agency for International Development. The Strengthening…

Devex Examines PEPFAR’s $100M Key Populations Investment Fund Announced In 2016

Devex: What happened to PEPFAR’s $100M Key Population Investment Fund? “The head of the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief has said government bureaucracy prevented her from giving $100 million directly to in-country groups targeting key populations living with HIV. The money will now be delivered through U.S.…