NN: Bad situations

Advocates, Experts Discussing Allegations of Inadequate Treatment of HIV-Positive Immigrants, Kaiser Network (Aug. 6)
“Researchers, immigration experts and human rights advocates at the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City are discussing claims that some HIV-positive immigrants in U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcements custody do not receive appropriate medications regularly, the AP/New York Daily News reports (Watson, AP/New York Daily News, 8/4).”

Africa: World Bank, IMF Blocking Better Antiretroviral Rollout – Say Campaigners, Rwanda News Agency (allAfrica.com) (Aug. 4)
“In several countries, the shortage of qualified health staff in public-health services is linked to constraints in attracting, recruiting, and retaining health staff who are actually present in the country but are unable to join the workforce, [Medecins Sans Frontieres] said.”

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Maura Elaripe: ‘I was forced to go through sterilisation and up to now I regret it,’ IRIN/PlusNews
“Maura Elaripe is at the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City this week, closely following sessions on the sexual and reproductive rights of HIV-positive women. As the first woman to publicly disclose her HIV status in Papua New Guinea, the AIDS activist has made it her mission to educate herself and other women about their rights. She talked to IRIN/PlusNews about her own forced sterilisation.”

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~ by h.e.g. on August 11, 2008.

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