HIV/AID's

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

Allan Anderson | Posted 21.11.2014 | 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 07.11.2014 | 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 29.10.2014 | 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 06.10.2014 | 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...

AIDS2014: Ambition and Optimism - But Also a Serious Reality Check

Ann Fordham | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK
Ann Fordham

Turning this around requires greater international leadership, political commitment and will, tireless health and human rights advocacy, and a scale-up (rather than down) in donor support for the countries most in need. Only then can we begin to seriously talk about a world without AIDS.

Worrying Lack of HIV Awareness Among Young People Means It's Time to Talk About Sex

Liam Beattie | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liam Beattie

Our hesitancy to have a frank and honest discussion about an activity all of us will participate in at some stage in our life is resulting in young people potentially making silly mistakes through for example thinking HIV isn't something to concern themselves with.

You Will Never Guess What This Dress Is Made Of

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Aside from accidentally resulting in an unexpected conception, expired or defective condoms have as much usefulness as a diaphragm made of icing sugar...

Time to Act on LGBT Rights in Africa

Kevin Watkins | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK
Kevin Watkins

In a taped recording he left to be played in the event of his assassination, Harvey Milk, America's first openly gay elected official, left a message for our times. "All young people," he said, "regardless of their sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment to achieve their full potential." Nowhere is the world further from that goal than in Africa.

'Cured' HIV Baby Still Has Infection

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Tech

A Mississippi baby that had reportedly been 'cured' of HIV has been confirmed as still having the virus after traces were found in a routine bloody te...

Tracing Sexuality in Indian culture

Shweta Kothari | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shweta Kothari

It is peculiar that repressing sexuality is a relatively recent phenomenon in India, sexuality was not a taboo always! The first literature on the science of sexuality, the nude artistry in Ajanta caves in South India and the erotic 9th century Hindu temples, are profound evidence in favor of sexual expression, found in both sculptures and scriptures in India.

On the International Day Against Drugs, Let's Look Again at Sweden's 'Successful' Drug Policies

Damon Barrett | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Politics
Damon Barrett

There are multiple imbalances of focus here. Funding of health versus enforcement. Policing individuals versus traffickers. The policy space taken up by cannabis versus important health harms associated with other substances.

Are Women Truly Becoming Empowered?

Rose Taylor | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rose Taylor

One of the most significant discussions today is women's equality and empowerment and has become a leading issue in the new global economy. Despite copious NGO's and local charities working for women's rights and empowerment, the extent to which such institutions are successful is variable.

From Hero to Zero: Uganda Fails Its HIV Test, and What We Should Do About It

Gerry Kearns | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Politics
Gerry Kearns

HIV Prevalence in Uganda, 1990-2012. Source of data. UNAIDS Openness and Success At the turn of this century, Uganda was widely praised for its ...

Fragile States: Boosting Community Systems for an Effective Health Response

Dr Alvaro Bermejo | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Alvaro Bermejo

Consider for a moment some of the countries currently making the news and the challenges that lie ahead in rebuilding infrastructures and services disrupted by internal conflict, chronic violence and protracted crisis: the Central African Republic, Somalia, South Sudan, Afghanistan...

The Pathological Is Political -- the Proposed British Ban On HIV Immigrants

Dan Glass | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Politics
Dan Glass

On Tuesday, May 6, 5 and 6 a.m. across London, lights flick on and bleary-eyed activists made the journey from its four corners, to the centre. We met...

Chemsex and the City

Robert Ince | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Ince

It seems incongruous and a little ironic that in the same month that gay marriage became legal in the UK, a new report sheds light on an emerging phenomenon involving some gay men who seemingly have their finger on the self-destruct button.

Killing With Kindness - How HIV Denialism Murders Women

Gus Cairns | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK
Gus Cairns

I do understand that for many, the science is not easily understood, and that you may still think doubt about the origins of AIDS is still a matter for legitimate discourse. It is not. It is an entirely irresponsible thing to do, and I beg you even at this late stage to withdraw the screening of this film.

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

Rob Leane | Posted 08.06.2014 | 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 30.05.2014 | 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 27.05.2014 | 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.