Free At-Home HIV Testing Kits Launch Nationwide

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The first nationally-available HIV testing kit has been launched by Public Health England (PHE) to encourage people to test for the infection at home....

I Am Charlie

Gus Cairns | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK
Gus Cairns

In the 30 years I've had HIV, I never expected to feel sorry, tender even, for a Hollywood actor, let alone Charlie Sheen: wanting to give this hot man-mess a hug, clap him on the back, spur him on to sober up and start living with HIV rather than dying from the shame of it. I really hope Charlie's self-outing as HIV positive does mark his final emergence from whatever swamp of chaos he's been floundering in this last five years.

Charlie Sheen Reveals He's HIV Positive On US TV

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

Charlie Sheen has revealed he is HIV-positive during an interview with the 'Today Show' in the US. READ MORE: Read Martin Sheen's Moving Words Of ...

HIV Testing Saves Lives - Bad Journalism Kills

Dr Steve Taylor | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Steve Taylor

The perpetuation of the myth of the anonymous, promiscuous individual punished for their sexual appetite by an HIV diagnosis, and by being shunned by their friends and colleagues, is very sad to see - and entirely divorced from the reality of HIV in 2015.

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.

Who's Up For A Game Of ‘Guess The Hollywood A-Lister With HIV'? Not Me, Thanks

Matt Bagwell | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Matt Bagwell

If he chose to reveal himself and his status, then that would be a story, and a positive story at that. But it is certainly not his responsibility to do so, despite what The Sun might think and who have, in the process, potentially helped undo years of work battling the stigma attached to HIV.

Drug-Fuelled 'Chemsex' Parties 'Need To Be Public Health Priority'

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The act of having sex while under the influence of drugs (otherwise known as chemsex) needs to become a public health priority, experts have warned. ...

Dating Apps Could 'Start An Explosion Of HIV', Expert Warns

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dating apps are increasing rates of sexually-transmitted infections and could lead to an explosion of HIV, a leading sexual health doctor has said.Dr ...

I Can't Wait...

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK
Philip Christopher Baldwin

On 4 November the gorgeous and glamorous will gather for the Terrence Higgins Trust's annual Supper Club. Hosts will hold dinners, with an after party...

Let's Not Hide

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK
Philip Christopher Baldwin

"As a young, gay activist, living with HIV, I am proud to be a member of the Conservative Party. This is a progressive party which is helping people l...

This Man Has Launched Britain's First Ever HIV Radio Show

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It's estimated that more than 100,000 people are living with HIV in the UK, yet we still shy away from talking about it. But that could be set to ...

Man With HIV Has Sassiest Response To Guy Who Rejected Him On Grindr

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When Tom Knight told a man he was talking to on Grindr that he is HIV-positive, the gent in question said he "wasn’t ready for that kind of complica...

The 'Multiplier Effect' - Mentoring the Next Generation of Youth Advocates

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

"Our advocates are so vibrant and vocal, but we know they won't always be there and so mentoring should always be a process, a chain, where one person...

HIV+ French Teenager 'In Remission' Despite 12 Years Without Medication

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK
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A French 18-year-old girl has survived a HIV infection which went untreated for twelve years. She maintains undetectable levels of the virus in her bl...

Prevention Not Cure? Taking Pride in HIV Care

Rae Duke | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK
Rae Duke

Now dubbed the 'miracle' HIV pill, PrEP poses some provocative questions for the UK. Does this medicine represent sheer liberation for MSM

Stop Sentencing Us to Fear

Gus Cairns | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK
Gus Cairns

We can achieve it by testing, so as to minimise the number of guys who don't think they have HIV, but do. We can achieve it by maximising viral suppression and getting as many HIV+ guys on treatment as possible. We can achieve it by using PrEP, not just because it works, but also to take the anxiety and rabbit-in-headlights paralysis out of gay dating.

'I'm HIV Positive, Touch Me'

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

You don't have to know Finnish to understand what's going on in the video above. HIV positive man Janne bravely stands with a placard in a crowded...

My Advice Is to Get Testing!

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Christopher Baldwin

It was a traumatic experience when I was diagnosed with HIV in January 2010. I had visited Birmingham that morning for a business meeting and rushed back to London. I was in a hurry as I had to return to the office.

Health Warning Issued To Human Breast Milk Buyers

PA | By Scott D'Arcy, Press Association | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Experts have issued a health warning surrounding the consumption of human breast milk purchased online. The breast milk, which has become increasin...

Blood Donation - Who Are We Really Discriminating Against?

Yusef Azad | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK
Yusef Azad

Is the 12 month deferral for gay men reasonable and evidence-based? We suspect it may no longer be so and the rules need to be reviewed to ensure no discrimination is taking place. There are, however, groups excluded by the blood donation rules permanently...

Gay Men and Blood Donation - Are We Focusing on the Wrong Inequality?

Yusef Azad | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK
Yusef Azad

It's National Blood Week and this year the call for blood donors is more urgent than ever with the announcement that the number of donors has fallen by 40% over the last 10 years. With such a crisis in donation why is it that there remains a restriction on any man giving blood who has had sex with another man in the previous 12 months? This week sees many calling for an end to such restrictions as unnecessary and discriminatory - as well as counter-productive given the shortage of donors.

All the Things We Could Do, If We Had a Little Money: The Costs of Funding Women's Rights Work (Part Three of Three)

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

Funders and other actors must recognise that women's rights and feminist organisations are essential partners in achieving gender equality, and act to repair the disconnect between focus on women and girls, and funding for the organisations that can make change on women's rights. There is huge potential for transformative change, if only the funds are there to make it happen.

All the Things We Could Do, If We Had a Little Money: The Costs of Funding Women's Rights Work (Part Two of Three)

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

Unable to access larger funds, local, community, and other small organisations, including new and forming organisations rely on smaller funding pots. These are often project-based, and one-off...

Carswell Decries Farage's HIV Comments As 'Plain Wrong'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Politics

The ongoing power-struggle between Ukip’s sole MP and its party leader intensified on Sunday after Douglas Carswell lambasted Nigel Farage for makin...

All the Things We Could Do, If We Had a Little Money: The Costs of funding Women's Rights Work - Part One of Three

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

All organisations depend on funding. From major international organisations with multi-million dollar budgets to small community collectives surviving on small change, funds are what keeps things going, allow work to thrive and scale up, and ensure you can make a difference...