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Hep C: Speak Up

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Christopher Baldwin

I was diagnosed with both HIV and Hep C in 2010. In November 2016, I sat down in my HIV and Hep C specialist's consultation room. I thought this was a routine consultation, but my specialist had some great news for me. A turning point had been reached in terms of access to the new direct acting antiviral (DAA) treatments for Hep C.

PrEP In England Is Coming - We Must Now Make Sure No-one At Risk Of HIV Is Left Behind

Ian Green | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK
Ian Green

We must not underestimate the power of PrEP.  In 29 days time, we could be marking the beginning of the end for HIV transmission in England, once PrEP is being put to use alongside other HIV prevention tools, such as condoms, testing and treatment. Every day that passes without access to PrEP, more people are being diagnosed with a highly stigmatised and lifelong condition. They will need to take medication for the rest of their lives, and are likely to face stigma and discrimination because of their HIV status.

I'm A Grandmother, I Have HIV, And I Can't Pass It On

Samantha Dawson | Posted 18.07.2017 | UK
Samantha Dawson

life less ordinary banner I was diagnosed there and then. It was a total shock. I felt like a cloud floating around the room, unsure what to think and feel. My cousin had come with me to the clinic and when I told her she was screaming and wailing with shock and upset. She thought I'd been given a death sentence, as did I.

Defeating HIV/AIDS Means Listening To Young People

Peter Piot | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK
Peter Piot

If we are to reduce stigma, breakdown barriers to treatment and care, and provide services that are tailored to the reality of being a young person living with or at risk of HIV, young people need to play an integral part in research and policymaking. Bringing the AIDS epidemic to an end requires the global health community to work together and listen to those directly affected.

I Am Not A Risk. I'm Healthy, Happily Married And I Cannot Pass On HIV

Ian Green | Posted 29.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Green

In our YouGov survey, which has come out today, we found that nearly 40% of the public would be uncomfortable going on a date with someone on effective HIV treatment, while 1 in 3 would be uncomfortable giving them First Aid if they needed help.

Two In Five People 'Would Feel Uncomfortable Dating Someone With HIV On Effective Treatment'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

HIV treatment has come a long way since the 80s, to the point where there’s no risk of contracting the disease from someone if they’ve been underg...

What Do Adoption, Suicidality And HIV Have In Common? The Answer Lies In Childhood Trauma

Alison Barnes | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK
Alison Barnes

Seven-year-old Ralph finds school challenging. While his classmates work intently on the maths task at hand, he fidgets, screams, pokes the child next...

9 Learnings From BBC One's 'The Truth About HIV'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Roughly 100,000 people live with HIV in the UK, with 6,000 new infections occurring every year. In ‘The Truth About HIV’, which airs on BBC One on...

7 Things People With HIV Want You To Know

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Being diagnosed with HIV was once seen as a “death sentence”, but new research proves this idea is most definitely outdated. Researchers looked at...

How Keeping A Gratitude Journal Could Boost Physical Health For HIV Patients

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Helping people with HIV to feel emotionally happy could help to improve their physical symptoms, new research suggests. A study found that when indivi...

Scotland Has Made History With Bold Decision On HIV Drug PrEP - But How Long Until The Rest Of The UK Catches Up?

Ian Green | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK
Ian Green

By delivering this treatment on the NHS to those most at risk - and combining it with other vital tools in our HIV prevention armoury, such as condom use, regular testing, and early diagnosis and treatment - this could mark the beginning of the end for HIV transmission in Scotland.

British Colonialism Means Being Gay Is Still Illegal In My Home Country

Bisi Alimi | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK
Bisi Alimi

Bisi Alimi is a Nigerian LGBT advocate and HIV activist. The first person to ever come out as gay on Nigerian television, Bisi fled Nigeria for the UK after an attempt on his life in 2007. Here he vlogs for The Huffington Post UK marking 50 years since homosexuality was decriminalised in Britain, and how it continues to be illegal in his home country.

On The Need To Fact-Check Populists

J.N. Paquet | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

Why are populist politicians popular today? Because they give people a chance to blame someone else for their problems. The others. The foreigners. The aliens. The people who don't belong to OUR country. If populists are such con artists, why do people fall for them?

We Can All Help To End HIV Stigma

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

These are just some of the many examples of national and local government, charities and people living with HIV working together to tackle stigma. But the evidence shows that we must all do more to make testing more acceptable and accessible, get more people treated early and protect others from acquiring HIV.

Let's Be Positive: Together, We Can Beat HIV-Related Stigma

Dr Steve Taylor | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Steve Taylor

Today's, it's less HIV and more HIV-related stigma that's the killer. Stigma brings people to my clinic who have been living with HIV for too long before diagnosis. And they haven't been diagnosed because they are scared, ignorant or isolated.

13,500 People Living With Undiagnosed HIV Infection In UK

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Roughly 13,500 people are living with undiagnosed HIV in the UK, Public Health England (PHE) has revealed. New figures show that an estimated 101,200 ...

World AIDS Day: Everything's Changed, Nothing's Changed

Ian Green | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK
Ian Green

HIV no longer has to prevent people living normal, happy and long lives - but we know that it does. There is still no cure, and without treatment, people will die. Meanwhile HIV services are being cut, stigma is rife, and we're now facing the first generation of people to grow old with HIV. We can't stop now - it's not over. On World AIDS Day at Terrence Higgins Trust, we're still fighting, still caring and still wearing our red ribbons with pride. It may be just one day out of 365 - but thank goodness we've got that one day.

A New HIV Vaccine Could Be The 'Final Nail In The Coffin' For The Disease

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Tech

A new vaccine being tested in South Africa could be the “nail in the coffin” of HIV as it helps to protect people against contracting the disease....

I'm Happy, Healthy And HIV Positive

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Christopher Baldwin

Testing for HIV is the responsible thing to do and is easy and confidential. The sooner you know your status the better. There are approximately 17,000 people in the UK who do not know their HIV status. If you are HIV positive and do not know, your health could be compromised.

LBC Host Says HIV Positive People Should 'Stop Having Sex' Instead Of NHS Funding Drug

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK

Please enable Javascript to watch this video People with HIV positive partners should not have sex with them, a radio host has said while condem...

British Scientists May Have Cured A Man Of HIV

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Tech

British scientists could be one step closer towards finding a permanent cure for HIV. A 44-year-old social worker in London appears to be completely f...

Globally United To #EndItForGood

James Whiting | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK
James Whiting

At Malaria No More UK, we know the importance of sustaining this momentum. We will continue to inspire the public, protect those most at risk and build partnerships with people and organisations who share our vision of a malaria-free world. And to borrow a hashtag from the Global Fund's inspiring replenishment campaign, this time lets stay united to #EndItForGood.

These Are The Things You Should Never, Ever Ask Someone Who Has HIV

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Being diagnosed with HIV is not a death sentence. In fact, with the right treatment, those who find out they’re HIV-positive can live long and other...

Shame Our NHS: We Demand PrEP

Chris Whiting | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

Maybe the next time somebody tells you that the NHS, the "closest thing we have to a national religion", is so wonderful, you can remind them of this episode. The time that NHS England spent public money trying to deny treatment for MSM because the sex they have isn't well-regarded.

Daily Mail Calls HIV Prevention A 'Lifestyle Drug', MP Calls Their Story 'Dangerous Shit'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK

The Daily Mail has been accused of “outright homophobia” after describing a revolutionary pill that could eradicate HIV as a “lifestyle drug”....