Aids

Condoms Only Work If You're Sober

Trevor Kleinhans | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trevor Kleinhans

Up until the age of 40 (2002) I was a responsible gay man. I ensured that I used protection every time I had a casual sexual encounter. I was not in a committed relationship at that stage, so it was not even an option for me to bareback with someone. I found that exceptionally scary at the time, as I was aware of how easy it was to contract STDs, especially HIV.

HIV Has Become the Latest Victim of War

Trevor Kleinhans | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trevor Kleinhans

Being HIV positive, it is all these people that have saved my life and to think that they had to sacrifice their lives for this futile feud going on that is merely about fuelling high powered leaders ego's, is sickening.

MEP Candidate Slams World Aids Day For 'Spreading The Disease'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK

An MEP candidate who complained there are "too many gay people" in positions of power, and criticised World Aids Day for "spreading the disease" has b...

Can a Film Change the World? 'Fire in the Blood' Director Speaks

Rob Leane | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rob Leane

Fire in the Blood is a harrowing viewing experience. The sombre documentary portrays the real events of an AIDS drug extortion scandal which has slipped under the radar of public consciousness, but continues to take an unthinkable number of lives.

Is There a Healthier, Healing Way to See Ourselves?

Tony Lobl | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

To many - like myself - mentally challenging this stigma is at the heart of prayer, because if we successfully silence the voice of this self-stigmatisation we're left with nothing but the awareness of being a son or daughter of the divine, as Jesus showed us all to be.

The UK Porn Industry Gets Nasty

Gail Dines | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK
Gail Dines

Here is what Stop Porn Culture has to say to porn performers: Don't come to our conference to protest, come to organize with us against an industry that treats you as a commodity, when they can make a profit off of you, and then as a liability if you speak out about the harms done to you physically and emotionally.

Scientists Hope To Cure 60 Babies With HIV In Three Months

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have announced an ambitious goal to 'cure' 60 young children born with HIV. A team in Boston announced that the first baby born with the...

Behind the Scenes in Melbourne

Sharon Lewin | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Lewin

I think all of us who have attended an International AIDS Conference in some capacity will agree that events of this kind are few and far between. I go to many conferences both as a delegate and speaker and nothing rivals the pure energy, colour and emotion that International AIDS conferences bring to the people that attend them, in the first instance and secondly, to the cities that host them...

Derek Jarman 20 Years On: Artist and Activist, Pioneer and Rebel

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Peter G Tatchell

On this day, 20 years ago, the film-maker, painter, sculptor, gardener, author and queer rights activist Derek Jarman died of HIV. One of Britain's leading post-1945 avant garde artists, he is best remembered for his dazzling array of ground-breaking films. But it was as a HIV and queer rights campaigner that I knew him best.

Risque New Campaign Gets People Talking About the Joy of SAFE Sex, but What Is Its Message..?

Paul Drury | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Drury

Just before Valentine's Day, a hot new TV advert is celebrating the joy of SAFE sex. The provocative ad has certainly got people talking - but what is its message?

Justine Sacco Apologises For 'Needless And Careless' Africa AIDS Tweet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The American PR executive who was fired for a tweet joking about AIDS in Africa has apologised for the furore she sparked. "Going to Africa. Hope I...

PR's Racist 'Aids' Tweet Couldn't Be More Tasteless

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK

An American PR executive has sparked a Twitter storm with an apparently racist tweet ahead of a trip to Africa. The now-deleted tweet, posted from ...

World AIDS Day: Reflecting on HIV testing

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

So where are we on testing? Today we have a range of HIV tests that are able to identify the virus early and accurately, using a range of biological samples, with the results being available immediately or after a brief period.

We Must Take a Comprehensive Approach to Tackling HIV and Aids

Martin Drewry | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Martin Drewry

More must be done to address the political, social and economic injustices which perpetuate vulnerability to HIV.

Poorna Bell

Did You Enjoy Your First Time?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Did you know that less than 20% of women enjoy their first sexual encounter? Or that 40% of people aged between 19-24 are virgins? Despite the cocky b...

Preventing HIV and Aids in Older People Across the World

Chris Roles | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Chris Roles

New data from UNAIDS, the UN's main advocate for accelerated, comprehensive and coordinated global action on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, reveals that an estimated 3.6 million people aged 50 and older are living with HIV. For the first time since the start of the HIV epidemic, 10% of the adult population living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries is aged 50 or older.

Why We Need to Talk About HIV

Lewis Allett | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Lewis Allett

Once back in England I met a great guy on a night out. On our second date he disclosed that he was HIV positive... This person educated me. I learned the science behind HIV and this knowledge freed me from the fear that I'd harboured before. More importantly for me though was the openness: when it was relevant, he shared his status, and with his consent, I did the same. What began as cathartic became educational. It was amazing how little people knew!

Stop Monkeying Around and Find Us an AIDS Vaccine

Victoria Martindale | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Martindale

'Breakthrough in hunt for HIV vaccine!'' read the headlines earlier this month. It makes for an exciting time in AIDS research. Ever since the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was identified as the cause of AIDS over 30 years ago the world has thrown itself into a battle to beat AIDS.

World Aids Day: In the 21st Century, Nobody, Anywhere Should Die of Cheaply Preventable Diseases

James Whiting | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK
James Whiting

At Malaria No More UK we stand shoulder to shoulder with everyone whose lives have been affected and all those working tirelessly to fight this deadly yet preventable epidemic... World Aids Day is a day to spur ourselves on for action and refusal to accept that this is how things will continue to be.

Neanderthal Viruses Found In Human DNA Prompt Scientists To Explore Links To Cancer And AIDS

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Ancient viruses inherited from Neanderthals have been found in modern human DNA. Scientists are investigating possible links between the "endogenou...

Towards AIDS 2014: Notes From Sydney and the Top End

Sharon Lewin | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Sharon Lewin

I'm writing this at the tail end of what has been a hectic but extraordinarily energising week on the path to AIDS2014 - I know it's only October 2013 but it is certainly apparent already to me and my colleagues both here in Australia and at the IAS Secretariat in Switzerland that there is already a groundswell of momentum building ahead of the event.

24 hours in Bucharest

Michel Kazatchkine | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Michel Kazatchkine

After my meetings with government officials I'm of the view that the HIV/AIDS scenario in Romania and countries that find themselves in a similar funding situation will not change in the coming months or indeed, years...

UK's Global Health Powerplay

Robin Gorna | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Politics
Robin Gorna

This week's news that the UK government would contribute £1billion to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for the next three years surprised many Global Fund lobbyists who didn't expect to get what they asked for.

Towards 2015: Part One

Bertrand Audoin | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK
Bertrand Audoin

Before we even know it, those of us working in the field of global health are well and truly going to be caught up in the debate around the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) whose target end-date is 2015.

'Man Who Can't Catch AIDS' Commits Suicide Aged 66

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK

A 66-year-old who was dubbed "the man who can't catch AIDS" has taken his own life. Stephen Crohn committed suicide in New York last month, his si...