Health & Fitness

US: Still stigma around HIV study finds

US: Still stigma around HIV study finds

Nearly nine out of 10 Americans believe there is still stigma around HIV, while 59% think it is important to be careful around people who are HIV positive, a study published on Monday found. Half the 2,506 American adults questioned in the survey, for media advocacy group GLAAD and pharmaceutical company Gilead, felt knowledgeable about […]

WHO official cites AIDS as guide to addressing coronavirus pandemic

WHO official cites AIDS as guide to addressing coronavirus pandemic

Dr. Michael Ryan, of the WHO, said world leaders “need to take a leaf out of the HIV/AIDS activist book” (Reuters) – Healthcare systems worldwide need to upgrade to control disease transmission, and cope with large numbers of sick people during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as future outbreaks, the head of the World Health […]

HIV patient in remission offers hope to millions

HIV patient in remission offers hope to millions

When Ash Kotak found out he was HIV-positive in 1993, the diagnosis was still a death sentence. “I was told to go off and have a good life on the assumption I would be dead in a few years,” the 54-year-old playwright, writer, and HIV/AIDS activist told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Tuesday.

WHO: HIV drugs risk running out as COVID-19 hits supplies

WHO: HIV drugs risk running out as COVID-19 hits supplies

(Reuters) – More than a third of the world’s countries say they are at risk of running out of life-saving AIDS drugs because of disruptions to supply lines and other problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization said on Monday. Twenty-four out of those 73 nations have already reported critically low supplies […]

Facebook Live 6pm: NUI Galway on Support for Older Adults

Facebook Live 6pm: NUI Galway on Support for Older Adults

‘Hope in the Age of Dementia’ a new programme exploring international developments in dementia, includes NUI Galway research centre   Facebook Live Event to explore Issues facing older people in the age of COVID-19 A new documentary and a live event from NUI Galway aim to broaden the debate about the public policy options that […]

Not so false after all: Venom of the Noble false widow spider similar to venom of ‘true’ black widows

Not so false after all: Venom of the Noble false widow spider similar to venom of ‘true’ black widows

New NUI Galway and University of Liege study shows false widow spider can potentially deliver a more toxic bite than previously thought A team of scientists from NUI Galway, and the University of Liege in Belgium, have investigated the genetic and venom makeup of the Noble False widow spider, which is considered the most venomous […]

Video: Coping at home #InThisTogether

Video: Coping at home #InThisTogether

Dr Eddie Murphy gives his three expert tips for how to cope during Covid-19.

Netflix : Queer Eye 5 – Get Your Tissues Ready – Premiere on 5 June

Netflix : Queer Eye 5 – Get Your Tissues Ready – Premiere on 5 June

Get your tissues ready, hennies!   Queer Eye is back for Season 5 on 5 June The Fab 5 are heading to the City of Brotherly Love to transform 10 new heroes. It’s been fifteen years since the Emmy Award-winning series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy revolutionised reality television. The series returns to Netflix, […]

Coronavirus restrictions amplify health risks to LGBT+ people with HIV

Coronavirus restrictions amplify health risks to LGBT+ people with HIV

It started with headaches then came nausea and diarrhea. Within two weeks, gay Ugandan barber, Eric, had became so weak without his HIV medication he could not walk, and had to be hospitalised. “I was in the hospital for a week and four days. I nearly lost my life,” said Eric, 26, by phone from […]

S.Korea: Use of digital data to trace coronavirus cluster

S.Korea: Use of digital data to trace coronavirus cluster

(Reuters) – South Korean authorities were combing through mobile phone data, credit card statements, and CCTV footage on Tuesday, to identify people who visited nightclubs at the centre of one of the capital’s biggest novel coronavirus clusters. More than 100 new cases linked to the nightclubs have brought fears of a second wave of infections, in […]