Stories by Javier Hourcade Bellocq

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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Not just a crisis in Brazil

It is less than two weeks since the 6th Latin American and Caribbean Forum on HIV/AIDS and STIs, organised by the Horizontal Technical Cooperation Group (GCTH, for its acronym in Spanish) in São Paulo, Brazil came to an end. This … Continue reading  >

AIDS 2012: turning the tide?

As I write, the delegates are leaving the conference centre, their hotels and the city following an exhausting week at the XIXth International AIDS Conference. So what happened at the conference? In actual fact, it might be more appropriate to … Continue reading  >

AIDS 2012: Finding the substance among too much rhetoric

On Sunday 22 July the XIX International AIDS Conference was inaugurated at a long and tedious event with more rhetoric than commitment. Continue reading  >

Controversial AIDS law passed in Dominican Republic

Original article by Javier Hourcade Bellocq for Corresponsales Clave The president of the Dominican Republic enacted Law 135-11, known as the HIV/AIDS Law, on 7 June 2011, although the regulations thereof are still being finalised. This national law is the … Continue reading  >

Why are so many abstracts being rejected at the International AIDS Conference?

The Global Forum on Men Who Have Sex With Men and HIV (MSMGF) has brought to light a phenomenon that is already common knowledge: the high rejection rate of abstracts on issues and programmes aimed at gay men and men … Continue reading  >

New Global Fund eligibility criteria

New Global Fund eligibility and prioritisation criteria have been reviewed and approved. After more than a year of Working Group discussions and numerous committee meetings, a consensus has been reached -although not without compromises. The decisions will take effect for … Continue reading  >

Informe de ONUSIDA: Una epidemia estabilizada con 20% menos nuevas infecciones y muertes

El 23 de noviembre, ONUSIDA publicó su informe anual de la epidemia con lo que parecen ser buenas noticias, en vísperas del Día Mundial de la Lucha contra el SIDA. Según el informe, existen evidencias de que se ha logrado frenar la epidemia, reduciendo la propagación y mortalidad del VIH.
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