HIV/AID's

Diana, The Force For Charitable Good

Ian Govendir | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK
Ian Govendir

She forced so many of us to question our prejudices and had a measurable impact on how the public viewed charities. Her impact on the charitable sector continues to this day and so does her ability to lift human spirit and inspire greater achievements in others.

International Overdose Awareness Day Reminds Us That Silence Still Equals Death

Rick Lines | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK
Rick Lines

(Photo by Nigel Brunsdon) 'They talk. We die.' This was the stark message written across dozens of protest signs held aloft by drug users and their ...

Hep C: Speak Up

Philip Christopher Baldwin | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Christopher Baldwin

I was diagnosed with both HIV and Hep C in 2010. In November 2016, I sat down in my HIV and Hep C specialist's consultation room. I thought this was a routine consultation, but my specialist had some great news for me. A turning point had been reached in terms of access to the new direct acting antiviral (DAA) treatments for Hep C.

NHS Announces Trial For HIV Prevention Drug After Losing Court Case To Avoid Funding It

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK

The NHS has announce it will trial funding an HIV prevention drug it previously resisted having to prescribe. Last year, the NHS lost a legal battle a...

Child With HIV Has No Symptoms For Almost A Decade, Despite Not Taking Daily Drugs

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Tech

A South African child has been in remission from HIV, without signs or symptoms of the active virus for almost a decade, following a short treatment a...

A Revolutionary Cancer Treatment Could Also Create A Cure For HIV

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Tech

In the hunt for a HIV cure, specialists are desperate to team up with another field of treatment, but for a different deadly disease. A week-long int...

A Cow's 'Mind Blowing' Ability To Fight HIV Could Lead To A Human Vaccine

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Tech

Cows could be the answer to finally helping scientists develop an AIDS vaccine after a “surprising set of results” in studying cattle antibodies. ...

Putting Department Of Health In Charge Of Contaminated Blood Inquiry 'Akin To Asking South Yorkshire Police To Lead Hillsborough Probe'

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Politics

Putting the Department of Health in charge of a planned inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal would be akin to putting South Yorkshire Police in...

Did The AIDS Crisis Have To Devastate The Haemophilia Community?

Jonathan Cooper | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK
Jonathan Cooper

It was 1987. The fear caused by the AIDS crisis was palpable. Princess Diana hadn't yet reached out to a gaunt gay man dying. The haemophilia communit...

NHS Privatisation Could Cause Another Contaminated Blood Tragedy, Widow Warns

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Politics

A widow who unearthed vital information about the contaminated blood scandal after her husband died of HIV has warned the UK could face another traged...

Why Gay Men Who Share Their Stories Are All Heroes

Matt Cain | Posted 03.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Cain

As I've recorded the series, it's struck me how outrageous it is that, for the most part, my guests' stories - and the stories of so many other gay men like them - still haven't been told. For such a long time, gay men were absent from British literature, film, TV and theatre.

9 Learnings From BBC One's 'The Truth About HIV'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Roughly 100,000 people live with HIV in the UK, with 6,000 new infections occurring every year. In ‘The Truth About HIV’, which airs on BBC One on...

7 Things People With HIV Want You To Know

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Being diagnosed with HIV was once seen as a “death sentence”, but new research proves this idea is most definitely outdated. Researchers looked at...

Gene Editing Could Literally Stop HIV Dead In Its Tracks

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Tech

For the first time ever scientists have shown how they can edit animal genes to shut down a HIV infection and then stop it from spreading further. The...

What You Didn't Know About HIV And Dating, Until Now!

Christian Mercer | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Christian Mercer

Most people's thoughts on HIV relate back to the tombstone campaign from the 1980's. Thankfully, much has changed since those daunting advertisements and there is now a much brighter future for those living with HIV.

How Keeping A Gratitude Journal Could Boost Physical Health For HIV Patients

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Helping people with HIV to feel emotionally happy could help to improve their physical symptoms, new research suggests. A study found that when indivi...

Scientists Have Found A Way To Make Cells Resistant To HIV

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Tech

In a remarkable step forward in the potential treatment of HIV, scientists in California have successfully created a cell population that is resistant...

Minority Within A Minority: Women Ageing With HIV

Jacqui Stevenson | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK
Jacqui Stevenson

There are an estimated 101,000 people living with HIV in the UK, 31% of whom are women. Yet women living with HIV are frequently invisible, their spec...

Five HIV Patients Have Been Left 'Virus Free' And With No Need For Daily Drugs

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech

Five people living with HIV are currently free of the detectable virus after taking part in a new vaccine-based therapy. The patients are also not ta...

Uncharted Territory: What It's Like To Be Part Of The First Generation To Grow Older With HIV

Ian Green | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Ian Green

So this is the first time we've seen people grow older with HIV on such a scale. Thirty years after the AIDS crisis took so many precious lives from us, it is extraordinarily positive to see this progress - but there are a lot of unknowns facing those of us growing older with HIV.

A Global Health Epidemic Is A Ticking Time Bomb - But Virus Databases Can And Are Helping To Save Lives

Professor Stefan Elbe | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Tech
Professor Stefan Elbe

If we have learnt anything from the deaths of millions of people from diseases like AIDS, SARS, pandemic flu, Ebola, and Zika it is the need for scientists to share data quickly so that researchers can assess the dangers and develop new medicines and vaccines.

HIV And The Day The Penny, Pound, Fiver, Tenner...Dropped

Paul Marshall | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

Truth be told, I'm not really a shaking the bucket type of guy. Then again, thanks to the incredible medical advances over the last 15-20 years in the treatment of this once deadly disease, I'm fortunately not really a kicking the bucket type of guy either.

Come So Far, Got So Far To Go

Krishen Samuel | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Krishen Samuel

Removing judgment and stigma from the epidemic also remains one of the most challenging aspects of dealing with HIV infection. Too often, HIV positive individuals were seen as 'lost' to the epidemic and 'failures' in terms of prevention campaigns.

Let's Be Positive: Together, We Can Beat HIV-Related Stigma

Dr Steve Taylor | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Steve Taylor

Today's, it's less HIV and more HIV-related stigma that's the killer. Stigma brings people to my clinic who have been living with HIV for too long before diagnosis. And they haven't been diagnosed because they are scared, ignorant or isolated.

Ending AIDS Remains A Huge Challenge - But Amazing Things Are Happening

Anne Aslett | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK
Anne Aslett

In this horrible year, it has been really tempting to despair. From Syria and ISIS to Brexit and Trump, it sometimes feels like we're being tugged together over a cliff. But when I feel that sense of bleakness coming, and I want to give up, I remember something that happened to me, a long time ago now. I want to share it with you, as a small candle in the darkness of 2016.