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This World Aids Day, Get a Test and Fight the Stigma

David Cameron | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics
David Cameron

World Aids Day is a chance to do two things: take action and reflect. First and foremost it's got to be a spur to take action, as there are still far too many people who aren't educated about HIV and AIDS and who don't get tested.

Life Skills Taught in School Vital to Reduce Risk of HIV and AIDS

Pauline Rose | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Pauline Rose

On World AIDS Day, new research conducted for the Global Monitoring Report 'Youth and Skills: Putting education to work' shows the importance of investing in life skills education in school to ensure children have the confidence and negotiating skills to say no to sex and negotiate condom use.

25 Years On - We Still Need More HIV Awareness

Deborah Jack | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK
Deborah Jack

The latest Health Protection Agency (HPA) figures show there were an estimated 3,010 new diagnoses among gay men in 2011 - the highest annual figure since records began. Nearly a quarter of people with HIV (24%) remain unaware of their infection and the proportion of late diagnoses (indicating people have been infected for over five years) remains worryingly high at 47%.

Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill Will Have Disastrous Impact on HIV Response

Dr Alvaro Bermejo | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK
Dr Alvaro Bermejo

If the bill is passed it's likely to lead to even more HIV infections in politically isolated populations, especially among men who have sex with men. They will be prevented from having access to essential public health information, such as how to protect themselves from HIV and how to access life saving treatment and support services that are stigma-free.

It's Time to Allow Home Testing Kits for HIV in the UK

Rachel Carrell | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Carrell

I'd say learning you're HIV positive is roughly the same level of 'life changing' as learning you're pregnant... We should make home tests available in the UK. We should encourage high-risk people to use them often.

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

Lisa Power | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Power

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 face it, that's much better odds than winning the Lottery, which many of us hope to do) then you are risking your own health and life, and you may well be unwittingly putting others at risk too.