HIV+

Is There a Healthier, Healing Way to See Ourselves?

Tony Lobl | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

To many - like myself - mentally challenging this stigma is at the heart of prayer, because if we successfully silence the voice of this self-stigmatisation we're left with nothing but the awareness of being a son or daughter of the divine, as Jesus showed us all to be.

The Reality Behind the Greek 'Success Story'

Julie Tomlin | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Politics
Julie Tomlin

During over four years of economic crisis, many Greek people seem to have developed a keen sense of farce...

Dangerouser Sex

Gus Cairns | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gus Cairns

To those less acqainted with the workings of HIV, and more surprised by the news, you'd think this would be cause for celebration. In the gay community, however, the news was received by many with disbelief ("This is bullshit science" said one) or downright fear

The UK Porn Industry Gets Nasty

Gail Dines | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK
Gail Dines

Here is what Stop Porn Culture has to say to porn performers: Don't come to our conference to protest, come to organize with us against an industry that treats you as a commodity, when they can make a profit off of you, and then as a liability if you speak out about the harms done to you physically and emotionally.

Scientists Hope To Cure 60 Babies With HIV In Three Months

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have announced an ambitious goal to 'cure' 60 young children born with HIV. A team in Boston announced that the first baby born with the...

New Contraceptive For Women Protects Against HIV As Well As Unwanted Pregnancies

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

A new contraceptive designed especially for women will protect not only against pregnancies, but also HIV. Scientists have created the device, whic...

Behind the Scenes in Melbourne

Sharon Lewin | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sharon Lewin

I think all of us who have attended an International AIDS Conference in some capacity will agree that events of this kind are few and far between. I go to many conferences both as a delegate and speaker and nothing rivals the pure energy, colour and emotion that International AIDS conferences bring to the people that attend them, in the first instance and secondly, to the cities that host them...

Anti-Gay Laws Imperil Their Countries' Health, Too

Gus Cairns | Posted 27.02.2014 | 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.

'Cycle Of Poverty' For People With HIV

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK

A charity has pointed the finger at government cuts for the "cycle of poverty" facing people with HIV. The Terrence Higgins Trust it was a "disgrac...

'Emmerdale' Star: 'HIV Can Happen To Anyone'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

'Emmerdale' actress Charlie Hardwick has spoken out about her character Val Pollard's HIV diagnosis, saying, "it can happen to anyone." The 53-year...

Derek Jarman 20 Years On: Artist and Activist, Pioneer and Rebel

Peter G Tatchell | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Peter G Tatchell

On this day, 20 years ago, the film-maker, painter, sculptor, gardener, author and queer rights activist Derek Jarman died of HIV. One of Britain's leading post-1945 avant garde artists, he is best remembered for his dazzling array of ground-breaking films. But it was as a HIV and queer rights campaigner that I knew him best.

Slings, Slamming and Chem-sex

Dr Steve Taylor | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Steve Taylor

The story I'm going to tell concerns three individuals, whom we'll call (with a hat-tip to Mr Tarantino) Mr Pink, Mr Orange and Mr Black. The reason I'm telling these stories is that last week during my HIV clinic, three of my patients were diagnosed with acute viral hepatitis C. This is how it happened.

Risque New Campaign Gets People Talking About the Joy of SAFE Sex, but What Is Its Message..?

Paul Drury | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Drury

Just before Valentine's Day, a hot new TV advert is celebrating the joy of SAFE sex. The provocative ad has certainly got people talking - but what is its message?

An Open Invitation to Dr Phillip Lee

Allan Anderson | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Politics
Allan Anderson

If you're going to make prejudicial remarks about anyone's health condition, and HIV is now considered a long-term manageable condition by the NHS, then perhaps Dr Lee should find out the facts first. So here is an open invitation to Dr Lee...

HIV in David Cameron's Britain - ACT UP Comes Home to Roost

Dan Glass | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Glass

As the epidemic continues to rage today, we need ACT UP's inspiring message more than ever. I am endlessly amazed by the difference between the public and the private face of HIV in the UK; between the shiny NGO propaganda and the hard reality on the ground; between the grandiose intentions of HIV policy-makers and what is happening in practice.

The Meaning of World AIDS Day

Allan Anderson | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK
Allan Anderson

Sunday past was World AIDS Day when we should come together to think about those with living with HIV and... well what? That's probably the question we should all be asking.

World AIDS Day: Reflecting on HIV testing

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

So where are we on testing? Today we have a range of HIV tests that are able to identify the virus early and accurately, using a range of biological samples, with the results being available immediately or after a brief period.

We Must Take a Comprehensive Approach to Tackling HIV and Aids

Martin Drewry | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Martin Drewry

More must be done to address the political, social and economic injustices which perpetuate vulnerability to HIV.

Poorna Bell

Did You Enjoy Your First Time?

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Did you know that less than 20% of women enjoy their first sexual encounter? Or that 40% of people aged between 19-24 are virgins? Despite the cocky b...

Preventing HIV and Aids in Older People Across the World

Chris Roles | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Chris Roles

New data from UNAIDS, the UN's main advocate for accelerated, comprehensive and coordinated global action on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, reveals that an estimated 3.6 million people aged 50 and older are living with HIV. For the first time since the start of the HIV epidemic, 10% of the adult population living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries is aged 50 or older.

Why We Need to Talk About HIV

Lewis Allett | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Lewis Allett

Once back in England I met a great guy on a night out. On our second date he disclosed that he was HIV positive... This person educated me. I learned the science behind HIV and this knowledge freed me from the fear that I'd harboured before. More importantly for me though was the openness: when it was relevant, he shared his status, and with his consent, I did the same. What began as cathartic became educational. It was amazing how little people knew!

Powerful Video Set In The UK Shows Reality Of Being A HIV-Positive Mother In Africa

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Many of us will never know what it's like to be a HIV-positive mother in Africa, and all the challenges that entails. But one powerful video has taken...

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...

Neanderthal Viruses Found In Human DNA Prompt Scientists To Explore Links To Cancer And AIDS

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Ancient viruses inherited from Neanderthals have been found in modern human DNA. Scientists are investigating possible links between the "endogenou...

David Dimbleby's Scorpion Tattoo 'Doubles As An HIV Symbol In The Gay Community' (PICTURE)

SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK

Scorpion tattoos like the one recently inked onto broadcaster David Dimbleby's shoulder sometimes serve as a symbol of being HIV positive in the gay c...