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Sex workers with HIV in Bolivia targeted

A female sex worker has been sentenced to house arrest by a judge in Chuquisaca, Bolivia, because she continued to work despite being diagnosed HIV-positive. What are the implications for other sex workers living with HIV?
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The Naloxone Revolution

Overdose is one of the most frequent causes of deaths among injecting drug users living with HIV in China. There are close links between HIV and overdose and overdose prevention programmes help to strengthen HIV programmes and prevent the spread of HIV among people who inject drugs.
Tomorrow, 31st August, is International Overdose Awareness Day where we acknowledge the lives lost to preventable overdoses and the suffering this has caused. Many people who inject drugs die from overdose simply because they have no access to the overdose prevention drug Naloxone. To change this, we need a Naloxone Revolution.
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Sexual and reproductive health education key to tackle child marriage in Bangladesh

This article first appeared on Girls Not Brides in March 2013. Bangladesh has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. It also has one of the lowest rates of birth registration in the world which constrains … Continue reading  >

Our Just Like You campaign features in first UK Trans Pride event

Roni Guetta, a volunteer working on the Alliance’s What’s Preventing Prevention? campaign reports on the first UK Trans Pride event which took place in Brighton last weekend.

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Stepping off the roller coaster

In 2010, Dr. Alvaro Bermejo, Executive Director of the Alliance, was appointed to the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. Last month, he ended his two year term. In this short interview he reflects on the experience. Continue reading  >

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What does equal marriage in the UK mean for the global HIV response?

Over 80 countries criminalise homosexuality, and Nigeria, Uganda, Russia, Ukraine, Zimbabwe, and others are taking steps towards further criminalising same sex practices. Despite the news in the UK, this is a stark reminder that in most parts of the World, the battle for equality based on sexual orientation and gender identity is still a matter of human dignity. Continue reading  >

Harm reduction in Cambodia: efforts to get policy to match practice

HIV infection is still a big concern among populations most at risk – especially people who use drugs, sex workers, and men who have sex with men. And yet HIV prevention reaches only 30%-40% of people who use drugs in Phnom Penh. This is a report from the latest annual sensitisation workshops on harm reduction run by the Alliance’s Linking Organisation, KHANA, in collaboration with the Cambodian Ministry of Interior. Continue reading  >

Support, don’t punish, people who use drugs

Activists in 26 cities are taking part in the SUPPORT. DON’T PUNISH Day of Action on Wednesday June 26, to coincide with the United Nations’ International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
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Making your mind up: why we must support young people who use drugs

On Monday at the International Harm Reduction Conference in Lithuania, Kate Iorpenda, the Alliance’s Senior Adviser on Children and Impact Mitigation chaired an inspiring panel discussion involving young activists and programmers concerned with young people who use drugs. Continue reading  >

Latin American Young Leaders at Women Deliver Pre-Conference 2013

On the 27th May, the young leaders’ pre-conference of Women Deliver 2013 took place, and Latin America and the Caribbean stood out, with the 15 young people from the region involved Continue reading  >