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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 10.06.2015 | 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...

Tinie Tempah 'Found' at MTV's Staying Alive Gala Supporting Fight Against HIV!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

This past week, music act and man about town Tinie Tempah headlined MTV's Staying Alive London Fundraising Gala 'Found' to raise money for fight against HIV.

HIV-Positive Man Posts Photo With His HIV-Negative Family - Breaks Down Stigma In One Go

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Parents

A photo of a man and his family has gone viral after trying to remove the stigma of being HIV-positive. Andrew Pulsipher from Phoenix is HIV positi...

My Friend and Hep C

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Philip Christopher Baldwin

Jamie stood in his kitchen, hands clutching the top of the chair. My friend was swaying gently from side to side. He was obviously anxious. I knew he ...

HIV Home Testing: Legal At Last

Dr Steve Taylor | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Steve Taylor

There have long been significant and valid concerns that simply popping a testing kit in the post to an individual who may be vulnerable - and a positive HIV result can make anyone feel worried, to say the least - is not providing the support and care for which UK HIV clinics have rightly become world-renowned.

The Case for Extending the HPV Vaccine Is Clear and Urgent

Dr Shaun Griffin | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Dr Shaun Griffin

We believe that the HPV vaccine should be extended to all boys irrespective of their sexuality and to MSM as a matter of urgency. This is why we are working with other health organisations as a member of HPV Action to call for the school HPV vaccination programme to include boys as well as girls.

Men's Magazine Uses HIV Positive Blood On Cover

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The latest issue of an Austrian men's magazine is printed with ink containing HIV positive blood. The special edition of Vangardist magazine is "de...

HIV Home Test Kit Goes On Sale In The UK

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For the first time, a legally approved HIV self-testing kit is available to buy in the UK. The BioSURE HIV Self Test will enable people to test t...

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Use a Condom

Suzi Godson | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Although men frequently complain about decreased sensitivity with condoms, a 2013 study found no difference in satisfaction ratings between men who wore condoms and those who didn't. The study, which was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, also found no significant differences in men's ability to have erections with, or without, condoms.

Ukip MP 'Wriggles Like A Maggot' During BBC Clash Piers Morgan Over HIV

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK

Douglas Carswell has dodged saying whether, as the son of one of the world's most eminent researchers into HIV, he is embarrassed by his party leader ...

Lib Dem Candidate 'Caught HIV On Purpose' After Bullying

PA | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK

A parliamentary candidate standing in this year's election has told how he purposely contracted HIV after developing suicidal feelings following years...

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

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 16.05.2015 | 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 15.05.2015 | 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.