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The Future of HIV/AIDS Is Decided Next Week - Is Anyone Listening?

Sophie Harman | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK
Sophie Harman

The 69th World Health Assembly (WHA) next week will see all eyes on the WHO again after a turbulent couple of years. Condemned for its failings in the global response to Ebola, stuck in a process of reform that everyone agrees is needed but no-one knows how, and on the brink of declaring yellow fever a public health emergency of international concern, things are hotting up for the election of the new Director General.

Our Day Of Reckoning In The Fight Against HIV

Ian Green | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK
Ian Green

There is a pill that can prevent HIV. I'm not referring to something that could potentially change the lives of future generations, one day, after decades of further research. This 'miracle drug' is real, it's ready now, and it is called Pre Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP.

Women and HIV

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK
Philip Christopher Baldwin

Stigma underpins the violence women living with HIV face. HIV and the stigma associated with it can destroy confidence and erode lives. Stigma operates in a number of ways. Women are often the first to be tested for HIV in a family.

'Offensive' STI Dating Profiles Removed Following Backlash

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A campaign which personified dating app users as STIs has been pulled after facing a major backlash, with some branding it "stigmatising, misinformed ...

Should the UK Help Trafficked Prostitutes in India?

Adrienne Macartney | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK
Adrienne Macartney

Delhi is dust. Fluid warmth. Polluted heat aching for monsoon. The baby in the puddle cries as I walk away. A rickshaw, all tinsel and paint, stutt...

Where is PrEP?

Gus Cairns | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK
Gus Cairns

Some of you in the HIV field may have read this. And if you haven't, read and sign. It's a letter to the Chief Executive of NHS England demanding to...

Annie Lennox Urges World Not To Forget About HIV/AIDS Crisis

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 13.03.2016 | UK

Annie Lennox delivered an impassioned speech on Saturday evening, urging the world not to forget about the HIV/AIDS crisis in sub-Saharan Africa. Lenn...

When Treatment Is Not Enough: What Can HIV Teach Us About the Importance of Treating Mind and Body in the Quest of Support Children With Healthcare Needs?

Sharon Jackson | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK
Sharon Jackson

This central lesson, that children's mental health doesn't take care of itself, is bigger than just HIV. High quality emotional support for children needs to be available to all and as routine as vaccinations. We simply cannot expect children to cope alone.

Postcard from Boston

Sharon Lewin | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK
Sharon Lewin

I´ve been in Boston this week attending the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). While here mixing it with my coll...

Nicky Morgan Slammed By AIDS Campaigners For Not Making Sex Education Compulsory

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Education secretary Nicky Morgan has been slammed by AIDS campaigners for her decision not to make sex education compulsory in schools. Deborah Gol...

Charlie Sheen Reveals Why He Briefly Stopped Taking HIV Meds

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Entertainment

Charlie Sheen has resumed taking his HIV medication, after briefly stopping to explore other treatments, his manager has confirmed. READ MORE: Bur...

Angel

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Christopher Baldwin

On 28 August 2014 I sponsored a puppy called Angel. Angel is a gorgeous golden retriever. She is yellow, furry and confident. Angel is being trained as a guide dog. I'm sent regular "pupdates" by the Guide Dogs, a charity which does important and massively empowering work.

Burt Reynolds 'Shocks' With Charlie Sheen HIV Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Entertainment

Burt Reynolds has shocked fans with comments he made about actor Charlie Sheen, who disclosed last month that he is living with HIV. READ MORE: Re...

Women Open Up On The Stigma They Face Living With HIV

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

More than 100 women have revealed what it's like to live with HIV to raise awareness of the huge stigma surrounding the illness. They hope to make ...

This World AIDS Day, We're Calling for the NHS to Supply Drugs That Could Thousands of Lives

Norman Lamb | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Politics
Norman Lamb

While making PrEP available is ultimately a decision for NHS England, rather than for politicians, I hope they will take steps to make PrEP available to people considered to be at high risk of catching the virus, without further delay. This could have an enormous impact on the lives of countless numbers of people in high-risk groups and be a vast improvement on our current approach, which wastes NHS resources and has let down far too many people.

Stop the Stigma: Why This World Aids Day Must Be About Communities as Well as Clinics

Dr Steve Taylor | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Steve Taylor

What do we mean by stigma? What does this word signify? It's one we hear a lot in all sorts of contexts, but what particular impact does it have upon those living with HIV? Why is it such a deterrent when it comes to taking a test?

Three Reasons Why National HIV Testing Week Is More Important Than Ever

Dr Steve Taylor | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Steve Taylor

Not having an HIV test puts your life at risk, and those of others. So the message of this NHTW is very clear: we must reduce the stigma around HIV. Healthy people with HIV must talk about it; the general public must become educated about HIV; and we need to test as many people as possible.

'Most Hated Man In America' Has Decided NOT To Offer Cheap HIV Medication After All

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK

The CEO dubbed "the most hated man in America" has reneged on his promise to lower the cost of a life-saving drug used by AIDs and cancer sufferers. ...

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. ...