HIV/AID's

Can a Film Change the World? 'Fire in the Blood' Director Speaks

Rob Leane | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rob Leane

Fire in the Blood is a harrowing viewing experience. The sombre documentary portrays the real events of an AIDS drug extortion scandal which has slipped under the radar of public consciousness, but continues to take an unthinkable number of lives.

AIDS 2014 on the Road: India

Sharon Lewin | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK
Sharon Lewin

My first stop was New Delhi where UNAIDS India and the Government of Victoria hosted a public seminar where I delivered a lecture detailing the progress on work towards an HIV cure. Prior to the seminar I met with journalists from some of the country's leading newspapers and it is my hope we will see some of those outlets reporting on AIDS 2014 from Melbourne.

World Vision USA's Gay Marriage U-turn Is Callous and Cowardly

Leigh Daynes | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK
Leigh Daynes

Within 48 hours this hugely powerful, influential organisation has turned the clock back to a form of a self-obsessed medieval barbarism that beggars belief. I guess no-one at World Vision USA has ever met a suicidal gay teen who labours under the heavy weight of guilt and shame this $1billion a year business foists upon them.

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...

War in Reverse: Drugs, Consensus and Killing

Damon Barrett | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK
Damon Barrett

Today the fighting is as intense as it has ever been but it is right at this moment that the war on drugs may be coming to an end. What we are seeing now at the UN in Vienna, over half a century since the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs was adopted, is the breakdown of the all-important consensus.

'Rare' Transmission Of HIV By Female To Female Sexual Contact Reported

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK

A 46-year-old woman is believed to have contracted HIV in a rare case of female-to-female infection. The Texas woman was diagnosed in 2012, resear...

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

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...

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.

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.

My 25-Year Long Mission for Social Justice and Poverty Eradication

Albina Du Boisrouvray | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK
Albina Du Boisrouvray

As the founder of FXB International, a non-governmental organisation dedicated to lifting people out of extreme poverty, and its FXBVillage programme, my mission was to provide a solution to the key drivers of extreme poverty through a holistic and self-sustaining approach.

14p Crack Pipe Vending Machines Will 'Curb Spread Of HIV & Hepatitis C'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

Two crack pipe vending machines have been installed in a Vancouver neighbourhood. The machines dispense Pyrex crack pipes for just 25 cents each (...

Graphic Sex Advert Aims To Highlight HIV Charity

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK

A risque new advert showing the explicit orgasming of married couples, gay and straight lovers, threesomes, groping grannies and dolled-up dominatrixe...

To Combat Cancer in Developing Countries, We Must Learn The Lessons of HIV And Malaria

Allan Pamba | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK
Allan Pamba

Think of disease in Africa and you maybe think of malaria. But this is not the whole picture. In Africa and across developing countries, people are living longer and their lifestyles are changing. With this shift, a different threat is emerging...

The Resurgence of Preventable Diseases

Harry Brown | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Brown

For each new person promoting falsehoods about vaccines - the MDGs become that much harder to accomplish. In India, a country known for its political dysfunction, it has achieved extraordinary success by setting clear policy goals with adequate levels of funding and clear lines of responsibility.

LGBT History Month- Remembering the Smalltown Boy

Shaun Dellenty | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shaun Dellenty

Lots of kids say they are going to run away, some mean it, some do not; some slip out and hang out at the end of the street until they get hungry, bored or realise that their bluff has been called. For me the notion of running away had become very real.

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...

Jessica Elgot

Ban HIV Positive Immigrants From Entering UK, Tory MPs Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK

A group of Tory MPs are backing a proposed ban on HIV positive immigrants to Britain, in a move that has been labelled "the most draconian policy enfo...

Gay Sex Ban Upheld By Indian Supreme Court

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

Gay sex is to remain a crime in India after the country’s Supreme Court rejected an appeal to overturn the controversial ban. Activists and the ...

Madonna, Macklemore And Gay Weddings At The Grammys

Daniel Warner | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Warner

Let's go back to the beginning and start with Madonna and me. Against what some people think is the gay 'stereotype', I'm not really one of her fans. However, my actions after watching her arrival on the red carpet and then performance, I played true to stereotype and took to social media to comment on her appearance.

Why Older Isn't Wiser When It Comes to Our Sex Lives

Genevieve Edwards | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Genevieve Edwards

Research published this week by Marie Stopes shows that of 4,000 adults not trying for a baby, a third of women and almost half of the men had unprotected sex at least once in the past year. And here's the surprising part. Around eight out of 10 of those having unprotected sex said they believed it was "very unlikely" that it would result in pregnancy or they'd contract a sexually transmitted infection. When it comes to our sex lives, it seems we cross our fingers and hope for the best. Yet 185,000 women accessed abortion services last year, which suggests that for quite a lot of us, it does happen. Half a million STIs were diagnosed last year too, some of them incurable and life-threatening.

Are You Riddled?

Jack Fletcher | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

Now I have your attention. That was easy! Sex is a natural part of life, alongside other pleasurable functions of the body such as playing sport and eating, but is something that is not talked about enough in society which only exacerbates the stigma attached to many issues of sex.

Big Shoes and Youthful Feet

Meron Semedar | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK
Meron Semedar

Africa has lost a hero. A hero that fought oppressors, jailers and the international community that once put him on the watch list of terrorists. A man who once shared his dream of a world of Democracy and respect for human rights, a world freed from the horrors of poverty, hunger, deprivation and ignorance.

Indian Government Requests Review Of Gay Sex Ban

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The Indian Government has filed a petition asking the country’s Supreme Court to review its ruling that gay sex is a criminal offence. Earlier t...