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The Editorial: Hiv And Sexuality

On World AIDS Day, we published the first issue of this month’s In Plainspeak with the theme HIV and Sexuality. Global funding for research and work around HIV issues has dried out over the past decade or so, with official statistics declaring it ...

In The Best Interest Of Children Living With Hiv

The UNICEF/UNCRC definition of a child – “A person below 18 years of age,” is the definition that INSA-India’s programmes stand by. In today’s India, we do not yet have a listing of children living with and affected by HIV. Estimates put children ...

Book Review: Birth In The Age Of Aids

Birth in the Age of AIDS covers a lot of ground – for instance, Chapter 2 provides a comprehensive overview of how AIDS took hold in India, and government and organizational responses to its spread. It is worth reading the book in detail for her i...

Brushstrokes: Everyday Lives

In 2006, Indian-born artist and photographer Sunil Gupta created a series of photographs of the daily lives of HIV positive children at NAZ Care Home in New Delhi for two years.He then decided to turn the project into a long-term series with eight...

Criminalising Hiv

“If the law supposes that,” Mr. Bumble says in Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist, “the law is an ass.” A criminal law that makes it preferable for carriers of HIV not to know that they are infected and capable of spreading it to others, includi...

Interview: Anjali Gopalan

In October 2013, Anisha Dutt from TARSHI interviewed Anjali Gopalan, Founder and Executive Director of The Naz Foundation (India) Trust, an NGO dedicated to the fight against the HIV and AIDS epidemic in India, for the inaugural issue of the blog.

A World Away: Hiv In Central Asia

This article is based on personal journal entries kept at the time. While at times graphic and disturbing, these events are extremely relevant in a contextual understanding of the subjugation of women and their resultant lack human rights in a str...

An Indefinite Sentence: Love, Homophobia And The Aids Panic In 1980s India

I WAS 26 YEARS OLD in 1988, living in Delhi, where I had recently moved after several years as a graduate student in the United States. Tandavan was my first boyfriend. Until we began to live together, I had feared that gay men and women everywher...

Issue In Focus: Dealing With Hiv—Has India Missed The Bus?

HIV remains exceptional in that it carries the seemingly immutable burden of being synonymous with immoral behaviour. Open and safe conversations on sexual rights and freedoms in the context of both disease and pleasure should have been the method...

Hiv And Aids Prevention, Lgbt Rights, And The Law

As someone who has worked on sexuality and gender related issues, HIV and AIDS has been part of the larger canvas of issues that I have been concerned with. There is an interesting tension between health and service delivery, especially around HIV...

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