Tag Archive | HIV

UK: Gay men at risk without access to HIV prevention pill

UK: Gay men at risk without access to HIV prevention pill

Delays in rolling out an HIV prevention pill in Britain are putting gay men’s lives at risk, with thousands buying it online without medical supervision, HIV campaigners said on Wednesday. Britain is lagging behind the United States and Kenya, where the highly-effective drug is more widely available, as health authorities only give the pills to […]

US: Patient organisations prefer generic HIV prevention pill

US: Patient organisations prefer generic HIV prevention pill

(Reuters) – Gilead Sciences Inc hopes to soon introduce a pricey new pill to prevent HIV in people at risk of contracting the infection, but the drugmaker faces opposition from an unusual source – patient advocates. Such groups have traditionally lobbied for insurance coverage of newer HIV drugs, regardless of expense. But at least three […]

Everyman Theatre Cork: HIV-themed ‘RAPIDS’ – 21st Feb

Everyman Theatre Cork: HIV-themed ‘RAPIDS’ – 21st Feb

Talking Shop Ensemble presents… RAPIDS (HIV-themed) At The Everyman, MacCurtain Street, Cork  Thursday 21st February 2019, 8 pm Price €20 | Concession €18 | Students €9 http://www.everymancork.com Exploring instances of disclosure and the presence of stigma in the lives of men and women who are HIV+ in Ireland today, ‘Rapids’ by Shaun Dunne and Talking […]

Singapore: LGBT+ people ‘more fearful’ after HIV data leak

Singapore: LGBT+ people ‘more fearful’ after HIV data leak

A major leak of the confidential data of 14,200 people with HIV in Singapore could hamper a fight against new infections among LGBT+ people in the city-state, campaigners said on Tuesday. The health ministry said on Monday that an American, who lived in the country previously, disclosed online the details of 5,400 Singaporeans, and 8,800 […]

Buyers’ clubs aim to tackle HIV prevention ‘crisis’

Buyers’ clubs aim to tackle HIV prevention ‘crisis’

A new generation of drug buyers’ clubs, like those set up at the height of the AIDS epidemic, is seeking to combat a ‘crisis’ in preventing new HIV infections, by providing access to cheap generics of a breakthrough prophylactic. The original buyers’ groups, made famous in the film, Dallas Buyers Club, were set up in […]

British lawmaker comes out as HIV positive to tackle stigma

British lawmaker comes out as HIV positive to tackle stigma

A British lawmaker came out as HIV positive in a speech to parliament yesterday, Thursday, saying he wanted to tackle the stigma and encourage others to get tested. Lloyd Russell-Moyle, who represents the opposition Labour party, is only the second British lawmaker to reveal he is HIV positive, and the first announce it in parliament. […]

US: Court Rules Challenge To Defense Dept’s Discriminatory HIV Policies to Proceed

US: Court Rules Challenge To Defense Dept’s Discriminatory HIV Policies to Proceed

“We are pleased the court recognizes the importance of allowing this case to move forward, and of ensuring that outdated and irrational policies regarding people living with HIV are not allowed to stand.” On September 14th, a Virginia federal court ruled that a case filed by Lambda Legal and OutServe-SLDN, along with pro bono counsel […]