Tag Archive | HIV

Safety of COVID-19 vaccines for people with HIV

Safety of COVID-19 vaccines for people with HIV

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 […]

Diving star Louganis asks if HIV status cost him TV jobs

Diving star Louganis asks if HIV status cost him TV jobs

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.

OPINION: ‘Berlin Patient’ Timothy Ray Brown was an HIV hero

OPINION: ‘Berlin Patient’ Timothy Ray Brown was an HIV hero

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).

US: HRC and Lambda Legal Urge Protection of Postal Service

US: HRC and Lambda Legal Urge Protection of Postal Service

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 […]

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: 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 […]

Russia: Black market for HIV drug to try on coronavirus

Russia: Black market for HIV drug to try on coronavirus

(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 […]

Are people living with HIV more at risk from coronavirus?

Are people living with HIV more at risk from coronavirus?

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 […]

UK: Trial of HIV medicine, steroid as possible COVID-19 treatments

UK: Trial of HIV medicine, steroid as possible COVID-19 treatments

(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 […]

Russia: Blogger’s HIV docu reaches millions, including Kremlin

Russia: Blogger’s HIV docu reaches millions, including Kremlin

(Reuters) – A hard-hitting YouTube documentary about Russia’s HIV epidemic, by a popular blogger, has attracted more than 13 million views in a week, and even drawn praise from the Kremlin. Some pharmacists have also reported a rush to snap up express HIV tests, after the film, which is just under two hours long, was […]