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Ashis Nandy’s Predicament and Ours #JLF #FOE

January 30, 2013 tags: Ashis Nandy, caste, censorship, corruption, Jaipur Literary Festival by Shuddhabrata Sengupta, kafila.org For the past few days I have been preoccupied in one part of my mind in dealing with two reasons for anguish. The first reason has to do with the… Continue Reading →

HIV in Chhattisgarh jails, debate over what caused it

Ashutosh Bhardwaj, Indian Express Nov 12, 2012 A nationwide health survey in jails has found 80 of Chhattisgarh’s prisoners HIV-positive, out of 13,000-odd tested. Prison authorities insist that the inmates had probably arrived already infected, but health authorities don’t rule… Continue Reading →

UN wants prostitution decriminalized to help curb spread of HIV #sexwork

October 23rd, 2012 | News |  By Gian C. Geronimo/GMANEWS – If the United Nations will have its way, soliciting sex or paying for it in the Asia and the Pacific region will no longer risk imprisonment. In a recent report, the UN recommended… Continue Reading →

HIV and the Law-Risks, Rights & Health

Thursday, 25 October 2012, IFHHRO Earlier this year, the Global Commission on HIV and the Law published a report presenting the available evidence on human rights and legal issues relating to HIV: HIV and the Law: Risks, Rights & Health…. Continue Reading →

Asian countries act to get cheap drugs #rightohealth

SouthViews No. 37, 22 October 2012 SOUTHVIEWS is a service of the South Centre to provide opinions and analysis of topical issues from a South perspective. Visit the South Centre’s website: www.southcentre.org. Staring with Malaysia in 2003, many Asian countries are… Continue Reading →

#India’s tuberculosis challenge #health

R. PRASAD, The Hindu, Oct 21, 2012 The epidemic is running amok. And the government is finally waking up to the reality. Tuberculosis was declared a global health emergency in 1993, but it has been growing unchecked. Today, TB is… Continue Reading →

A LANDMARK JUDGMENT – Holds That Dismissal Based On #HIV-Positive Status Is Unlawful

  October 9, 2012 Lagos, Nigeria Press Statement SERAC WINS A LANDMARK COURT JUDGMENT – Holds That Dismissal Based On HIV-Positive Status Is Unlawful The Lagos State High Court handed down a landmark judgment in the first ever Human Immunodeficiency… Continue Reading →

Circumcision is good? #WTFnews

  NYT News Service Sep 2, 2012, The American Academy of Pediatrics has shifted its stance on infant male circumcision , announcing this week that new research, including studies in Africa suggesting that the procedure may protect heterosexual men against HIV,… Continue Reading →

Landmark Ruling in Nambia on HIV+ve Women Sterilized

  Johannesburg– In a landmark judgment, the High Court in Windhoek found today that the Namibian government had coercively sterilised three HIV-positive women in violation of their basic rights. “This decision is a significant victory for HIV positive women in… Continue Reading →

How to reduce HIV in Zimbabwe, make women uglier #WTFnews

  May 14, 3:22 pm London, May 14 (ANI): A Zimbabwean politician has asserted that women should be compelled to bathe less and shave off their hair to make them less attractive, which would help curb the spread of HIV…. Continue Reading →

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