Tag Archive | HIV/AIDS

Lesotho: Human rights record to be reviewed by UPR

Lesotho: Human rights record to be reviewed by UPR

Lesotho’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Wednesday, 22 January 2020, in a meeting that will be webcast live. Lesotho is one of the 14 States to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group, during its upcoming session, […]

Facebook removes misleading HIV drug ads after outcry

Facebook removes misleading HIV drug ads after outcry

Facebook said on Monday it had removed some ads that contained misleading information about HIV prevention drugs, following an outcry from activists, health experts and US lawmakers. The ads linked the drugs, which are known as PrEP, and designed to prevent HIV, to severe bone and kidney damage, and were placed by personal-injury attorneys. LGBT+ […]

US: Biden would withhold foreign aid for LGBT+ discrimination

US: Biden would withhold foreign aid for LGBT+ discrimination

(Reuters) – Former US Vice President, Joe Biden, said on Thursday he would withhold foreign aid from countries that persecute LGBT people, as he joined eight other Democratic presidential candidates at a forum on LGBTQ issues. The televised Los Angeles event was the second major presidential forum dedicated to LGBTQ issues during the Democratic nominating […]

US: Nine Democratic presidential hopefuls at LGBTQ forum

US: Nine Democratic presidential hopefuls at LGBTQ forum

(Reuters) – Nine US Democratic presidential candidates [appeared] at a televised town hall on Thursday focused on LGBT rights, though top contender, Bernie Sanders, [missed] the event as he recovers from a heart attack. The Los Angeles event is the second major presidential forum dedicated to LGBTQ issues during the Democratic nominating campaign, following an […]

Celebrity HIV disclosures help reduce stigma

Celebrity HIV disclosures help reduce stigma

It was a photograph that went around the world. The image of Britain’s Princess Diana shaking hands with AIDS patients at a London hospital in 1987 was hailed as a milestone in the battle against the stigma surrounding people with the virus. Yet more than three decades later, despite recent moves by television star, Jonathan […]

Indonesia: Draft Criminal Code Disastrous For LGBT+ And Minority Rights

Indonesia: Draft Criminal Code Disastrous For LGBT+ And Minority Rights

The Indonesian parliament should substantially revise the proposed new criminal code to meet international human rights standards, Human Rights Watch has stated. The current bill contains articles that will violate the rights of women, religious minorities, and LGBT people, as well as freedom of speech and association. “Indonesia’s draft criminal code is disastrous not only for […]

Elton John AIDS fundraiser – $6 mln for Kenya HIV testing

Elton John AIDS fundraiser – $6 mln for Kenya HIV testing

(Reuters) – Elton John on Wednesday last hosted a celebrity-packed gala that raised more than $6 million to fight HIV/AIDS in Kenya, thanks partly to auctions of a luxury car and an autographed piano, used in the singer’s Rocketman movie musical. The British singer-songwriter, on a break from his farewell world tour, welcomed the likes […]