Tag Archive | HIV
Nasira Manojee, an HIV-positive transgender woman from Karachi, had to ignore her friends’ advice, and overcome her own worst fears, before getting vaccinated against COVID-19. “I knew I was doing the right thing as I have faith in the top-notch doctors who are urging everyone to get vaccinated,” said Manojee, 42, who has been taking […]
As the first COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out around the world, HIV/AIDS experts and advocates have sought to reassure those living with HIV that they can safely get the coronavirus vaccination. Some countries have recommended that HIV-positive people should be given priority for vaccination against COVID-19, once the most at-risk groups – the elderly and […]
He is regularly dubbed the world’s best-ever diver, but Olympic gold medallist, Greg Louganis, still questions whether he missed out on lucrative sponsorship deals, and top TV jobs, because he was gay and HIV+. The diver turned LGBT+ activist, actor, and author, found out he was HIV positive six months before the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
The ‘Berlin Patient’ Timothy Ray Brown, the first person known to have been cured of HIV, has died at the age of 54, from a recurrence of the cancer that prompted his historic treatment. In 1995, Brown, an American, was diagnosed with HIV. Ten years later, he was found to separately have acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).
The Human Rights Campaign and Lambda Legal — two of [America’s] largest LGBTQ civil rights organisations — have sent a letter to Congress, urging passage of the Delivering for America Act, which will protect and strengthen the United States Postal Service. “The US Postal Service is a critical lifeline for so many in our communities […]
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 […]
(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 […]
(Reuters) – A black market has developed in Russia for an antiviral HIV drug explored as a possible treatment for COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus, according to sellers, HIV activists, and the head of the drug’s main Russian producer. More than 20 trials around the world are testing Kaletra as a […]
As coronavirus sweeps the world, many people living with HIV are asking whether their status counts as an underlying condition and makes them more at risk. Many HIV-positive people in countries such as Britain and the United States are aged over 50, having contracted the virus during the AIDS pandemic in the 1980-90s, making them […]
(Reuters) – Scientists at Britain’s Oxford University have started a clinical trial to investigate the effects of an HIV medicine and a steroid drug in UK patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19 caused by the new coronavirus. The first patients have already been enrolled for the trial within the country’s National Health Service, the researchers […]