HIV/AID's

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

Liam Beattie | Posted 27.07.2014 | 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 16.07.2014 | 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 01.07.2014 | 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 25.06.2014 | 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.

Is There a Healthier, Healing Way to See Ourselves?

Tony Lobl | Posted 19.05.2014 | 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 18.05.2014 | 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 14.05.2014 | 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 13.05.2014 | 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 28.04.2014 | 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 20.04.2014 | 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 (...