HIV/AID's

"Incredible India, Invest in Communities!"

Dr Alvaro Bermejo | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK
Dr Alvaro Bermejo

Even last April's landmark Supreme Court ruling which recognised transgender people's right to identify as a third gender has so far delivered little in terms of increasing access to healthcare and specifically HIV prevention, treatment, care, social welfare, equal rights and support services.

Springing Into Action for Medicines

Alex Kent | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK
Alex Kent

I'm dreading Spring. Forget the season of new beginnings, all I can think of are the looming months of itchy eyes, snot filled tissues and freak sneez...

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

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 18.03.2015 | 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.

Young Gay Men Are Let Down By the Education System

James Hanson | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
James Hanson

I strongly believe the education system fails young LGBTI+ people every day. We have won the battle of equal age of consent and equal marriage in the UK, the next fight is to make inclusive SRE compulsory in all schools.

Hands Up For the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Young People: Time to Listen to What Young People Want

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

30 years into the HIV and AIDS epidemic, discrimination continues to be one of the most devastating consequences of an HIV diagnosis, and stands in the way of an effective response.

HIV and Gender-based Violence: What are the Costs of Inaction?

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

Too often, the great promise of campaigns and programmes is lost or undermined when the funding ends and the funders move on, looking for the next innovation. Or a new issue comes along and takes the headlines, and with it donor attention and dollars.

Campaign To Improve Health Support For Men Who Have Sex With Men

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A new action plan has been launched to support the health and wellbeing of men who have sex with other men. Public Health England (PHE) has launche...

Youth participation in the HIV response: Are we setting the table or just on the menu?

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

In the mix of a meeting or conference, there are a few simple questions we should all be asking to determine if there is participation, and how meaningful it is.

The Detriment of Division: The challenge of HIV and AIDS Among Adolescent Girls

Payal Dalal | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Payal Dalal

More and more, we are hearing about the convergence of health and education. You can't learn if you are out of school sick. Lack of education leads to poverty and in turn the inability to access healthcare. To lead productive lives, people need both health and education: the two are cause and effect.

Did You Know Dolphins Have Genital Warts?

Mia Rozenbaum | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mia Rozenbaum

Today is national STI day, and Ladies and Gentlemen, two weeks after the intense partying over New Year, it might be time to think about your sexual health.

'All I Want This Chanukah is A Giant Sack of Bulls**t'

Dan Glass | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK
Dan Glass

Life is beautiful, and so during this festive period, I'm going to be eating, drinking, spending time with loved ones, planning more protests ... and hoping that Santa comes down the chimney with plenty of menorahs and sacks of bulls**t.

The Fall and Rise of Lindsay Lohan

Aaron Vallely | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Aaron Vallely

We now bizarrely, in our age, follow the narratives of famous strangers, feeling as though we know them in some weird way by following their trial and errors. We follow them to gain some understanding of who and where we ourselves are. Modern man in search of a soul, said Jung.

Shall I Tell You a Secret...?

Allan Anderson | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK
Allan Anderson

If we want to challenge HIV stigma we need to tackle the roots of the problem. We need to press for LGBT rights in countries who have introduced discriminatory legislation and in those such as Uganda and Zimbabwe where homosexuality is illegal.

World Aids Day on Campus

Jack Fletcher | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is in fact the preceding infection that causes AIDS - in a way the end-point of the disease where the immune system has been so destroyed even a common cold is hard to fight off effectively.

World AIDS Day 2014: The Year that Was, The Year Ahead

Sharon Lewin | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK
Sharon Lewin

2014 has been an extraordinary year for global health and for infectious diseases -for all the right and wrong reasons-which we certainly ought to seriously reflect on. I very much believe that it will be the lessons we learn from this year`s experiences that will help us approach what is shaping up to be nothing less than a momentous 2015 for global health.

Mind the Gap: Finding New Solutions to Address HIV Among Adolescents

Dr Alvaro Bermejo | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK
Dr Alvaro Bermejo

Above all we need to get much much better at involving young people in decisions and choices about their own health to give them every chance possible to lead healthy, productive and fulfilled lives.

Testing, Testing, Testing - Are We Doing Enough to Tackle HIV in the UK?

Allan Anderson | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Allan Anderson

If we are serious about tackling HIV we need to prevent, we need to test, we need to treat and we need to care. This requires the input of our communities, political will, co-operation and the resources to make it happen.

Partnerships of Hope - Remembering Joep Lange

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

We must honour his vision for universal healthcare and inclusive access to innovative financing for health by developing further partnerships that can enact real change. Every one of us within the global health community can set forth a ripple of hope through our actions, but together, we can become the current that Joep was, and change the very nature of global health.

How Transcendental Meditation Can Help People With HIV

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.11.2014 | UK

Transcendental Meditation (TM) can benefit people living with HIV/AIDS, a study has found. TM is the practice of meditating while repeating a mant...

Biggest Ever Dataset on Causes of Death in Africa and Asia

Peter Byass | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK
Peter Byass

Today a landmark dataset on causes of death in Africa and Asia is published by the INDEPTH Network. Over 110,000 deaths have been tracked and followed...

This Ex-Minister Doesn't Want People Coming To Britain And 'Giving Him Aids'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Politics

Lord Digby Jones, the former director general of the CBI and Labour trade minister, has backed Nigel Farage's controversial call for people with HIV t...

The Human Rights Act: Repeal at Our Peril

Jonathan Cooper | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan Cooper

The 1980s was a watershed decade. From the perspective of human rights, it was the decade when the United Kingdom (UK) began the process towards the successful shift from a system of government premised principally on civil liberties to one that recognised that the human rights of all within the jurisdiction also needed to be promoted and protected.

The Human Rights Act and Preserving the Union

Jonathan Cooper | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan Cooper

Across the UK, children have been the biggest winners, their lives having been transformed on every level by the HRA. Victims of crime and sex offences in particular have also been significant beneficiaries of the HRA. And the other identifiable group whose lives have been altered beyond recognition has been the gay and lesbian community.

Ebola and HIV: Three Lessons Learned

Dr Alvaro Bermejo | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK
Dr Alvaro Bermejo

As the worst ever Ebola outbreak spins out of control in West Africa with the UN estimating this week that $1 billion is needed to contain it, parallels are being drawn between the virus and HIV/AIDS...

The Top Five Deadliest Pandemic Diseases Of All Time

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With 1,779 confirmed cases in the current outbreak, the Ebola virus has gripped the attention of the world. While the epidemic is shocking and conc...