HIV+

I Don't Care That You're Gay, HIV Positive and Hep C Positive: I Love You Anyway

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Christopher Baldwin

I came out in stages, taking my time. I rarely felt under pressure to come out from the people around me. I took the initiative in terms of coming out. I wasn't put on the spot, except at school. I felt a pressure from within, to proclaim who I am and to be authentic to myself.

Gimme Some Sugar: The People Want Homeopathy, But That Doesn't Mean They Should Get It

Sarah Mehta | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Mehta

The UK has a world class education system and a world class National Health Service, but both of these are being undermined when policy makers continue to pollute minds with the idea that unfounded treatments, which fly in the face of scientific evidence, can find a space in our NHS.

Young Gay Men Are Let Down By the Education System

James Hanson | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Hanson

I strongly believe the education system fails young LGBTI+ people every day. We have won the battle of equal age of consent and equal marriage in the UK, the next fight is to make inclusive SRE compulsory in all schools.

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...

Hands Up For the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young People: Time to Listen to What Young People Want

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

30 years into the HIV and AIDS epidemic, discrimination continues to be one of the most devastating consequences of an HIV diagnosis, and stands in the way of an effective response.

Without Enough Inspired Nurses There Will Be a Decline in Basic Healthcare Provisions in Uganda

Martha Amoo | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK
Martha Amoo

I was one of the lucky ones. I was born into a supportive family that could afford to give me an education. There are 32 nursing schools in Uganda but tuition fees and lack of opportunities mean many young girls are unable to follow in my footsteps.

HIV and Gender-based Violence: What are the Costs of Inaction?

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

Too often, the great promise of campaigns and programmes is lost or undermined when the funding ends and the funders move on, looking for the next innovation. Or a new issue comes along and takes the headlines, and with it donor attention and dollars.

10 Things You Need to Know Before You Have Middle Aged Sex With a New Partner

Suzi Godson | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

They may be not perfect, but condoms are currently the only way to stem the tide. Once older couples are in a monogamous relationship, they can have a joint sexual health screening at a genitourinary clinic and if the results are clear they can ditch the condoms, because an infection can only be contracted if there is one present.

Youth participation in the HIV response: Are we setting the table or just on the menu?

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

In the mix of a meeting or conference, there are a few simple questions we should all be asking to determine if there is participation, and how meaningful it is.

Handsome and Homeless, but Not Without Hope

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK
Philip Christopher Baldwin

Fighting homelessness is at the heart of my human rights message. With this in mind I've kick-started my New Year by involving myself in a number of projects challenging homelessness in our society.

A Labour Government Will Lead the World to Tackle Global Poverty and Inequality

Mary Creagh | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Politics
Mary Creagh

2015 provides a unique opportunity for the world to think bigger and do better - for ourselves, our children and the world's poorest people. With the right leadership, ours is the generation that can wipe out extreme poverty, reduce inequality and tackle climate change.

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.

On World AIDS Day, We Won't Take Any More of UKIP's Crap

Dan Glass | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Politics
Dan Glass

Despite the outsized media platform given to them, we know that UKIP's poisonous views are not in line with the majority of the British people. We are part of a growing coalition of community groups opposed to UKIP's right-wing rhetoric and ready to challenge them all the way to the general election..

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. ...

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...

HIV Testing Saves Lives: But Is HIV Testing the Best Prevention?

Dr Steve Taylor | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Steve Taylor

The awareness-raising we and many others have been doing this week is truly crucial in the fight against HIV: because the stigma that surrounds the infection, and that at least one of our celebrity ambassadors has noticed on social media in this last week, drives a reluctance to test which actively promotes the continued spread of HIV.

LGBT Bullying: 'That's So Gay!'

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Christopher Baldwin

"Gay" was frequently used pejoratively as an insult, to describe anything unpleasant and phrases such as "that's so gay" were bandied about to describe anything perceived as negative, from a flamboyant shirt to the weather. As a teenager I was undermined and left with feelings of inadequacy. A

When Making It to 40 Is a Privilege

Adebisi Alimi | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK
Adebisi Alimi

We are kicking our kids out; we are turning our backs on them and rejecting the builders of the future mainly because we could not understand their sexual orientation or gender identity. Homelessness creates a state of vulnerability for these young people and makes them easy prey for malicious adults.

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.

22,000 People Need To Be Tested For HIV After Dentist Breached Infection Control

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The health of thousands of patients across the UK is at risk after a blood-borne virus, potentially containing HIV, might have infected them. NHS E...

Positive Damage: HIV and the City

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Christopher Baldwin

Overwhelmed by emotions, I hid in an adjacent office. I broke down, my sadness manifesting itself in floods of tears. I was frightened in case anyone walked in and found me crying, potentially resulting in the discovery of my illness. The next week, preceding my initial appointment at the HIV clinic, was one of fear and, to a limited degree, suspense...

Could This HIV Drug Be The Biggest Breakthrough In A Generation?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new drug, which could reduce the risk of contracting HIV by up to 90%, might soon be available on the NHS. The PrEP pill has been hailed as one o...

HIV Diagnoses Among Young Gay Men: We Need to Act

Simon Blake | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Blake

I will keep saying it until I'm blue in the face: new HIV Infections have almost doubled amongst 15-24 year olds. I read my briefing over breakfast this morning and I cannot quite describe the feeling in my stomach. How can we, how can I allow this to happen, and how did these data slip out and go largely unreported this week?

HIV Policy and Stigma: Why Nigel Farage Should Read Randy Shilts

Dr Steve Taylor | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Steve Taylor

It's very simple: ignorance perpetuates stigma and stigma kills. In making the latest in a long series of ill-informed pronouncements, Nigel Farage seems to hark back to a dark period of history which we are all much better off leaving behind.