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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 04.08.2016 | 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”....

Why Doesn't NHS England Want to Be Responsible for Preventing HIV?

Sarah Radcliffe | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK
Sarah Radcliffe

PrEP is exciting, new, and currently, unique. It is not a vaccine, although it has a similar impact. We can draw comparisons to statins, in terms of preventing illness, or contraception, in terms of preventing unwanted consequences of sex. But actually, there is nothing quite like it. It is the definition of healthcare innovation. The NHS should be falling over itself to get the benefits, which makes today's response all the more regrettable.

'Game-Changing' HIV Drug Can Be Funded By NHS, High Court Rules

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK

A leading Aids charity has won a High Court battle over whether a preventative treatment for HIV which charities say is a “game changer” can legal...

Left Behind: Why the Global HIV Response Is Failing People Who Use Drugs

Rick Lines | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK
Rick Lines

This admirable pledge, which comes with a promise to 'leave no-one behind', will remain no more than a slogan. People who use drugs are being left behind and only a major injection of political courage, backed up by a redirection of the necessary resources away from drug control and into harm reduction, will change this.

Prince Harry's Live HIV Test Causes Surge In People Ordering At-Home Tests

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A scheme offering thousands of people the chance to find out their HIV status saw a surge in uptake after Prince Harry took a live HIV test on Faceboo...

Prince Harry Takes HIV Test Live On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A video of Prince Harry undergoing a HIV test live on Facebook has been hailed as “a groundbreaking moment” in the fight against the illness. The...

Funding Cuts for HIV Support Services: Severing a Vital Lifeline

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

HIV support services are a vital resource for people living with HIV. Research around the world has demonstrated the positive impact these services have on people's health and wellbeing. Despite this, funding for HIV support is rapidly being cut.

Surge In HIV Testing, Yet One In Four Gay Men Have 'Never Been Tested'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

More gay and bisexual men are getting tested for HIV, a new survey has revealed. However one in four have still never been tested. The National Gay Me...

What Is It With This Tory Government and Sexual Health?

Stewart McDonald | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Politics
Stewart McDonald

Without PreP, we will still see seventeen people diagnosed with HIV every day. Those who will feel the effects the most are the 2,500 men who have sex with men who will be needlessly infected with HIV each year in the UK. Commissioning PreP could be the beginning of the end of the HIV epidemic. Surely these issues are more important than a clamp down on poppers?

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...