Terrence Higgins Trust

'Cycle Of Poverty' For People With HIV

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK

A charity has pointed the finger at government cuts for the "cycle of poverty" facing people with HIV. The Terrence Higgins Trust it was a "disgrac...

Facing My Taboo of STIs

James Emtage | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James Emtage

We've all just got to get over this. In a society where access to medication and medical staff is freely available, it is not only our right to get ourselves checked out, but our duty.

A Future for Health-Activism

Rupert Whitaker | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Whitaker

In the fray, be aware and protect your biggest assets, which are integrity, transparency, authenticity, courage, cohesion, creativity, an acting on social values, ethical independence, a willingness to learn, and a lack of shame.

Almost Half A Million Under-25s Have STIs in England

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

New sexually transmitted infections (STIs) have risen to almost half a million in England with people aged under 25 experiencing the highest rates. ...

"What Do You Do, Now You've Cured the AIDS?"

Lisa Power | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Power

That's what a hospital consultant asked a colleague of mine (in for a minor operation) last week. And if a highly educated health specialist in a major London hospital's got such a false picture of HIV - still incurable, by the way - what hope do we have with the general public?

Is the UK Ready for HIV Home Testing Kits?

Dr Steve Taylor | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Steve Taylor

Legal in the US for some time now, the self-test kit has been a focus of some controversy in the UK, and has been illegal for many years. You are, though, allowed to sample your own blood at home, and then send it off to an accredited laboratory (privately, of course).

This World Aids Day, Get a Test and Fight the Stigma

David Cameron | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics
David Cameron

World Aids Day is a chance to do two things: take action and reflect. First and foremost it's got to be a spur to take action, as there are still far too many people who aren't educated about HIV and AIDS and who don't get tested.

Ready to Be Tested? England's First National HIV Testing Week Starts Today

Lisa Power | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Power

Have you ever been at risk of HIV? Most people think they haven't, and quite a few of you are wrong. In fact, around 25,000 of you in the UK are so wrong that you're walking around with HIV without knowing it. If you're one of those 25,000 (and let's face it, that's much better odds than winning the Lottery, which many of us hope to do) then you are risking your own health and life, and you may well be unwittingly putting others at risk too.

It’s Not an Elephant in the Corner of the Room, it’s a Virus

Lisa Power | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK
Lisa Power

We all like to believe that history is progress; that things get better, that we learn as we go on. Well, this World AIDS Day, we can see that it isn't always so. 25 years on from those huge tombstone ads saying "Don't Die Of Ignorance", some people are still dying in the UK because they don't get tested for HIV till it's too late. And people are still getting HIV through ignorance of their personal risk.

Person Of The Week: AIDS Campaigner Robert Fieldhouse

The Huffington Post UK | Olivia Williams | Posted 24.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

AIDS is a difficult subject to broach, as campaigner and HIV patient Robert Fieldhouse knows only too well. For many people it is a disease that still...