World Aids Day

MEP Candidate Slams World Aids Day For 'Spreading The Disease'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK

An MEP candidate who complained there are "too many gay people" in positions of power, and criticised World Aids Day for "spreading the disease" has b...

The Mandela Legacy: Leadership Can Transform HIV/AIDS

Sharon Lewin | Posted 15.02.2014 | UK
Sharon Lewin

It's been quite a month and I had planned on beginning this blog with an initial reflection on the recent ICAAP conference in Bangkok but that has been superseded by the passing of Nelson Mandela, a champion of the HIV/AIDS cause.

Independence Is the Longest of Battles: Impressions From South Sudan

Dr Alvaro Bermejo | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK
Dr Alvaro Bermejo

I approached Juba with trepidation. In the few years since I last came it has become the capital of the world's youngest country and everyone that visits keeps telling me how quickly it is changing.It was also the city chosen by the African Union to commemorate World AIDS Day earlier this month.

The Meaning of World AIDS Day

Allan Anderson | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK
Allan Anderson

Sunday past was World AIDS Day when we should come together to think about those with living with HIV and... well what? That's probably the question we should all be asking.

World AIDS Day: Reflecting on HIV testing

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Kevin Fenton

So where are we on testing? Today we have a range of HIV tests that are able to identify the virus early and accurately, using a range of biological samples, with the results being available immediately or after a brief period.

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.

We Must Take a Comprehensive Approach to Tackling HIV and Aids

Martin Drewry | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Martin Drewry

More must be done to address the political, social and economic injustices which perpetuate vulnerability to HIV.

Why Anti-Gay Laws Matter on World AIDS Day

Dr Michael Meegan | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Dr Michael Meegan

The tragedy I see in my work is that so many of these people live in fear and anguish, rejected and vilified. In many countries there is a rising tide of hatred being fed by lies and fear, ignorance and increasing violence.

Preventing HIV and Aids in Older People Across the World

Chris Roles | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Chris Roles

New data from UNAIDS, the UN's main advocate for accelerated, comprehensive and coordinated global action on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, reveals that an estimated 3.6 million people aged 50 and older are living with HIV. For the first time since the start of the HIV epidemic, 10% of the adult population living with HIV in low- and middle-income countries is aged 50 or older.

Why We Need to Talk About HIV

Lewis Allett | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Lewis Allett

Once back in England I met a great guy on a night out. On our second date he disclosed that he was HIV positive... This person educated me. I learned the science behind HIV and this knowledge freed me from the fear that I'd harboured before. More importantly for me though was the openness: when it was relevant, he shared his status, and with his consent, I did the same. What began as cathartic became educational. It was amazing how little people knew!

Hunger and HIV and AIDS: The Forgotten Impact of Hunger on People Infected and Affected by HIV

Rose Caldwell | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Rose Caldwell

As we approach World AIDS Day it is vital to highlight that people who live with HIV and AIDS in the developing world need to receive more than just medicine. They need nutritious food as well. We know that 97 per cent of the 7,000 people newly infected with HIV everyday live in the world's most undernourished countries underlining the link between hunger and the disease.

Stop Monkeying Around and Find Us an AIDS Vaccine

Victoria Martindale | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Martindale

'Breakthrough in hunt for HIV vaccine!'' read the headlines earlier this month. It makes for an exciting time in AIDS research. Ever since the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was identified as the cause of AIDS over 30 years ago the world has thrown itself into a battle to beat AIDS.

World Aids Day: In the 21st Century, Nobody, Anywhere Should Die of Cheaply Preventable Diseases

James Whiting | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK
James Whiting

At Malaria No More UK we stand shoulder to shoulder with everyone whose lives have been affected and all those working tirelessly to fight this deadly yet preventable epidemic... World Aids Day is a day to spur ourselves on for action and refusal to accept that this is how things will continue to be.

Urgent Need to Prioritise Young People in Efforts to Tackle HIV

Dr Alvaro Bermejo | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK
Dr Alvaro Bermejo

Looking ahead to another World AIDS Day this Sunday - the 26th such occasion since the annual solidarity day was introduced - it seems to me that there is an urgent need to prioritise and involve young people in efforts to tackle the global HIV epidemic, and in particular those from marginalised groups who are most at risk.

The Power of Observing - Building a Better Society

Michael Rosenkrantz | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Michael Rosenkrantz

There are a number of worldwide observances in which governments, civil society and corporates should be partnering. December 1 is World AIDS Day (W...

How HIV Stigma Still Kills

Dr Steve Taylor | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Steve Taylor

Stigma continues to be a real problem for those living with HIV, and even for those simply trying to promote better understanding of the infection. The fact is, this unthinking prejudice is endangering peoples' health ... and costing lives.

We Won't Get to Zero Aids Deaths if Celebrities Are the Only Heroes

Kevin Mbewa Anyango | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK
Kevin Mbewa Anyango

But, we have the forgotten heroes. These heroes and heroines hardly get mentioned, I am talking about the local people, the villagers, let me call them the community. They are the soldiers in the front line; they live their lives fighting Aids. I celebrate them today and this is why.

Share Your Condom, on World Aids Day?

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK
Ilco van der Linde

Probably they run to be nominated for the 11 Biggest Social Media Disasters 2012, because the idea to share a condom seems quite disgusting to me.

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.

World AIDS Day: Why Stigma Must Not be the Barrier to Tackling HIV Worldwide

Lynne Featherstone | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics
Lynne Featherstone

We've come a long way in the fight to tackle HIV in developing countries - UK aid is helping to prevent 500,000 new HIV infections by 2015 in women through a range of prevention programmes. But there's still the hurdle of reaching people who are marginalised from the services they need and most at risk of infection.

Life Skills Taught in School Vital to Reduce Risk of HIV and AIDS

Pauline Rose | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Pauline Rose

On World AIDS Day, new research conducted for the Global Monitoring Report 'Youth and Skills: Putting education to work' shows the importance of investing in life skills education in school to ensure children have the confidence and negotiating skills to say no to sex and negotiate condom use.

25 Years On - We Still Need More HIV Awareness

Deborah Jack | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK
Deborah Jack

The latest Health Protection Agency (HPA) figures show there were an estimated 3,010 new diagnoses among gay men in 2011 - the highest annual figure since records began. Nearly a quarter of people with HIV (24%) remain unaware of their infection and the proportion of late diagnoses (indicating people have been infected for over five years) remains worryingly high at 47%.

The UK's First AIDS Victims Remember Lost Ones on World AIDS Day

Ellee Seymour | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK Politics
Ellee Seymour

In the early 1980s, 1,249 haemophiliacs were infected with HIV/AIDS - and only 316 survive today. Tragically, some families were decimated by the loss of several family members who received contaminated NHS treatment, including one family who lost three brothers and a daughter-in-law, all through AIDS. The mother of the three men later died of a heart attack.

Record Numbers 'Living With HIV'

PA | Posted 29.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A record number of people in the UK are living with HIV, with the number of people with the virus reaching nearly 100,000, new figures show. The He...

Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill Will Have Disastrous Impact on HIV Response

Dr Alvaro Bermejo | Posted 25.01.2013 | UK
Dr Alvaro Bermejo

If the bill is passed it's likely to lead to even more HIV infections in politically isolated populations, especially among men who have sex with men. They will be prevented from having access to essential public health information, such as how to protect themselves from HIV and how to access life saving treatment and support services that are stigma-free.