Lisa Power

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"What Do You Do, Now You've Cured the AIDS?"

(2) Comments | Posted 24 April 2013 | (13:23)

That's what a hospital consultant asked a colleague of mine (in for a minor operation) last week. And if a highly educated health specialist in a major London hospital's got such a false picture of HIV - still incurable, by the way - what hope do we have with the...

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Ready to Be Tested? England's First National HIV Testing Week Starts Today

(5) Comments | Posted 23 November 2012 | (23:00)

Have you ever been at risk of HIV? Most people think they haven't, and quite a few of you are wrong. In fact, around 25,000 of you in the UK are so wrong that you're walking around with HIV without knowing it. If you're one of those 25,000 (and let's...

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There's No Excuse in 2012 for People Not Knowing About HIV, But Ignorance is Still Rife

(2) Comments | Posted 4 July 2012 | (00:00)

Thirty years ago today, a young man died in a hospital room in London with a mysterious new virus that nobody understood. Today and every day this year, 20 other people will contract that same virus in the UK, despite the fact that we now know how to prevent it...

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It's Not an Elephant in the Corner of the Room, It's a Virus

(3) Comments | Posted 30 November 2011 | (23:00)

We all like to believe that history is progress; that things get better, that we learn as we go on. Well, this World AIDS Day, we can see that it isn't always so.

25 years on from those huge tombstone ads saying "Don't Die Of Ignorance", some people are...

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