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AIDS 2014 on the Road: India

Sharon Lewin | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK
Sharon Lewin

My first stop was New Delhi where UNAIDS India and the Government of Victoria hosted a public seminar where I delivered a lecture detailing the progress on work towards an HIV cure. Prior to the seminar I met with journalists from some of the country's leading newspapers and it is my hope we will see some of those outlets reporting on AIDS 2014 from Melbourne.

Anti-Gay Laws Imperil Their Countries' Health, Too

Gus Cairns | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK
Gus Cairns

Four years ago it was proven that if you give people HIV drugs and they take them, their chance of infecting someone else falls by at least 96%. It's stupid to drive into hiding the people you may need to treat to continue your fight against AIDS.

The Mandela Legacy: Leadership Can Transform HIV/AIDS

Sharon Lewin | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK
Sharon Lewin

It's been quite a month and I had planned on beginning this blog with an initial reflection on the recent ICAAP conference in Bangkok but that has been superseded by the passing of Nelson Mandela, a champion of the HIV/AIDS cause.

One In Five People With HIV Unaware They Have The Virus

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Around one in five people living with HIV in the UK are unaware they have the virus, figures show. Some 21,900 people out of 98,400 with HIV do not...

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.

On the Road with HIV Cure Research Part One: Denver Via Stockholm

Sharon Lewin | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Lewin

As I flew out from Stockholm to Denver last Wednesday it occurred to me how far we had come in HIV Cure research since the International AIDS Society held the first HIV Cure workshop at the AIDS 2010 conference in Vienna.

With Attitudes Like This, Will We Ever Beat HIV?

Dr Steve Taylor | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Steve Taylor

Walking into the room, I saw eight people - predominantly doctors - and I could tell that at least five had already made up their minds to reject the project. It started predictably: "Well, we have spent a lot of time discussing this very interesting project, but have some significant concerns." That was why I was there - to allay their fears and get on with this important project. That was not to be.

Blaming the Rise of HIV on 'Gay Sex Parties' Is Dangerous and Irresponsible

The Guyliner | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

society safely compartmentalises HIV as a nasty disease restricted to gay men... And everybody's happy. Except, I would hope, a lot of gay men, who must surely be scratching their heads and wondering why there's such a prurient interest in their sex lives - and, worst of all, why they haven't been invited to these hedonistic shagfests.

A Cure for HIV: Really?

Dr Steve Taylor | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Steve Taylor

Whenever headlines such as 'Cure for HIV' appear in the press, they have a few unintended secondary effects: the general populace takes them as a sign that HIV is over, and that there is no longer a problem, despite the fact that charities such as ours know very well that there is much work to be done.

Men 'Free Of HIV' After Bone Marrow Transplant

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK

Two men with long-term HIV appear to be free of the disease after they received bone-marrow transplants. There has been no sign of the virus return...

HIV/AIDS: The Australian Response

Sharon Lewin | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Lewin

Since the first reports of HIV in the early 1980s, Australia has always played a leading role in HIV research. In July 2014, 18 000 scientists, bureaucrats, activists, politicians, doctors and nurses from around the world will descend on Melbourne for AIDS2014 -the 20th International AIDS Conference.

From Paris, With Hope, Part 2

Bertrand Audoin | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK
Bertrand Audoin

It's been a real step back into history these past few days at the Paris symposium to mark the 30th anniversary of the discovery of HIV. To be in the presence of so many esteemed scientists who were working at the cutting edge in what were the early darkest days of the epidemic was an honour...

Curing HIV in One Baby, Preventing HIV in Many...

Robin Gorna | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Robin Gorna

As the 900 babies born with HIV every day remind us, women and girls shoulder an unfair burden of the HIV epidemic. Yet over the past three decades I have worked on this, many of the vital struggles around stigma, discrimination, sexism and marginalisation have simply not moved.

Baby Cured of HIV: Was This a Premature Release?

Dr Steve Taylor | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Steve Taylor

Is the 'cure' story exciting? Yes. Is it scientifically plausible? Yes. Will it stimulate more research? Almost certainly. But it is extremely premature to hail it as a cure that will translate into routine clinical care any time soon. We need much more data.

AIDS 'Faith Healers' In UK Churches Telling Followers To 'Stop Taking Medication'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK

Faith leaders in the UK are telling vulnerable people to stop taking life-saving drugs and their HIV can be cured through prayer in many African commu...

Person Of The Week: AIDS Campaigner Robert Fieldhouse

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 24.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

AIDS is a difficult subject to broach, as campaigner and HIV patient Robert Fieldhouse knows only too well. For many people it is a disease that still...