Aids

'Offensive' STI Dating Profiles Removed Following Backlash

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A campaign which personified dating app users as STIs has been pulled after facing a major backlash, with some branding it "stigmatising, misinformed ...

Should the UK Help Trafficked Prostitutes in India?

Adrienne Macartney | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK
Adrienne Macartney

Delhi is dust. Fluid warmth. Polluted heat aching for monsoon. The baby in the puddle cries as I walk away. A rickshaw, all tinsel and paint, stutt...

Condom Ad Campaign Turns STIs Into Tinder Dating Profiles To Promote Safe Sex

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

UPDATE: This campaign has since been pulled after facing a public backlash for "stigmatising" people with infections and the company behind the campai...

Annie Lennox Urges World Not To Forget About HIV/AIDS Crisis

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 13.03.2016 | UK

Annie Lennox delivered an impassioned speech on Saturday evening, urging the world not to forget about the HIV/AIDS crisis in sub-Saharan Africa. Lenn...

When Treatment Is Not Enough: What Can HIV Teach Us About the Importance of Treating Mind and Body in the Quest of Support Children With Healthcare Needs?

Sharon Jackson | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK
Sharon Jackson

This central lesson, that children's mental health doesn't take care of itself, is bigger than just HIV. High quality emotional support for children needs to be available to all and as routine as vaccinations. We simply cannot expect children to cope alone.

Postcard from Boston

Sharon Lewin | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK
Sharon Lewin

I´ve been in Boston this week attending the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). While here mixing it with my coll...

Nicky Morgan Slammed By AIDS Campaigners For Not Making Sex Education Compulsory

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Education secretary Nicky Morgan has been slammed by AIDS campaigners for her decision not to make sex education compulsory in schools. Deborah Gol...

This World AIDS Day, We're Calling for the NHS to Supply Drugs That Could Thousands of Lives

Norman Lamb | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Politics
Norman Lamb

While making PrEP available is ultimately a decision for NHS England, rather than for politicians, I hope they will take steps to make PrEP available to people considered to be at high risk of catching the virus, without further delay. This could have an enormous impact on the lives of countless numbers of people in high-risk groups and be a vast improvement on our current approach, which wastes NHS resources and has let down far too many people.

Britain Must Continue to Be a Global Leader in the Fight to End AIDS

Diane Abbott | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

Globally an estimated 37million people were living with HIV at the end of 2014 and AIDS-related deaths are at a global low of 1.2million a year. But we are seeing a rising death toll in the Middle East and North Africa, in Eastern Europe and in Central Asia.

Tabloid's Shocking HIV Poll Is Drawing Comparisons To 'Brass Eye'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK

A prominent LGBT blogger has hit out at The Daily Mirror for publishing an "insensitive, backward-thinking, blame-ridden" poll asking readers if they ...

No One 'Deserves' HIV

Gus Cairns | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK
Gus Cairns

The issue us that no-one that catches such a still potentially lethal sexually transmitted infection should be paraded before us for public disapproval, because all you do is perpetuate the message that HIV infection is something to be ashamed of. Something deserved. It's not.

The Aids Drug Price Hike Guy Just Got Schooled By A Tinder Match

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK

A former hedge fund manager who drove up the price of a life-saving AIDS drug by more than 5,000 percent has been schooled on his capitalistic tendenc...

AIDS And Ebola Cured... By North Korea

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK

The scientific world rejoiced on Friday after news broke that North Korea had discovered a cure for AIDS… and Ebola. The Korea Central News Agenc...

Tinie Tempah 'Found' at MTV's Staying Alive Gala Supporting Fight Against HIV!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

This past week, music act and man about town Tinie Tempah headlined MTV's Staying Alive London Fundraising Gala 'Found' to raise money for fight against HIV.

Two Thirds Of Young Gay Men Don't Receive HIV Testing Advice - As Diagnoses Rates Double

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Three quarters of young men who are gay or bisexual don't receive any information about same-sex relationships at school, with two thirds going withou...

Nufolo

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK
Philip Christopher Baldwin

Nufolo was orphaned by HIV and AIDS and was taken in by his aunt. However, instead of entering the loving environment that he craved, Nufolo was treated like a domestic slave and abused.

World Aids Day on Campus

Jack Fletcher | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is in fact the preceding infection that causes AIDS - in a way the end-point of the disease where the immune system has been so destroyed even a common cold is hard to fight off effectively.

The End Of AIDS? Virus Could Become 'Almost Harmless'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK

AIDS could become a thing of the past as the virus that causes the fatal disease is becoming less contagious and deadly, according to a new study. ...

Twitter Is Trying Really Hard To Guess Prince Harry's Secret

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK

UPDATE: He's Not Gay & Not James Hewitt's Son But We Can Now Tell You Prince Harry's Big Secret... Does Prince Harry have a real secret? The Roy...

World AIDS Day: Cut Gay Blood Ban to Three Months

Peter Tatchell | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK
Peter Tatchell

The current ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood within 12 months of them last having sex is medically unjustified discrimination based on sexual orientation. It is premised on a generalisation about men who have sex with men.The government should cut the basic exclusion period to three months, dependent on the risk factors associated with each individual donor. These risk factors include not only HIV but also other sexually-transmitted infections (STIs). Protecting the blood supply is the number one priority but ensuring blood safety does not require a rule that no gay or bisexual man can donate blood for a year since his last same-sex experience.

Prince Harry Is Set To Reveal A Big Secret

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK

UPDATE: He's Not Gay & Not James Hewitt's Son But We Can Now Tell You Prince Harry's Big Secret... Prince Harry is set to reveal one of his secrets...

Testing, Testing, Testing - Are We Doing Enough to Tackle HIV in the UK?

Allan Anderson | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Allan Anderson

If we are serious about tackling HIV we need to prevent, we need to test, we need to treat and we need to care. This requires the input of our communities, political will, co-operation and the resources to make it happen.

Jessica Elgot

'If Ebola Was Happening In The West, The Cure Would Have Been Found'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK

All Africans are being unfairly stigmatised because of Ebola, with the Western world feeling more entitled to high standards on care than victims on t...

Keep HIV+ Migrants Out Of UK, Says Farage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has been slammed by a leading charity after suggesting that migrants with HIV should be prevented from entering the UK. Fa...

Two Police Officers Bitten By HIV Positive Man Face Agonizing Wait

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK

Two police officers are receiving medical treatment after being punched, scratched and bitten by a man with HIV. They were on patrol in Norfolk Str...