Tag Archive | HIV/AIDS

US: LGBT+ groups dismiss Trump pledge to beat HIV by 2030 as empty rhetoric

US: LGBT+ groups dismiss Trump pledge to beat HIV by 2030 as empty rhetoric

Donald Trump’s pledge to halt all new HIV infections in the United States within a decade was dismissed as an “empty gesture” by activists who said his administration had stripped resources from those fighting the epidemic. Critics said the promise made in the State of the Union address was at odds with his actions, including […]

Elton John: We must break HIV/AIDS stigma

Elton John: We must break HIV/AIDS stigma

Too many people are still contracting HIV and dying of AIDS-related illnesses due to stigma and a lack of access to information and testing, Elton John said yesterday, Monday. Modern medicine means those with HIV can live long, fulfilling lives without infecting others, the singer said in a letter published by Britain’s Independent newspaper.

Dublin: Leaving No-One Behind – Lecture On HIV/AIDS

Dublin: Leaving No-One Behind – Lecture On HIV/AIDS

The 2018 Irish Aid Annual Professor Michael Kelly Lecture on HIV/AIDS will take place in Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, on December 11, at 5:00 pm. This year’s lecture will include a video address from Father Michael Kelly in Zambia, and will be moderated by broadcaster and entertainer, Dil Wickramesinghe.

World Aids Day 2018: Trump’s Presidential Proclamation on AIDS Day

World Aids Day 2018: Trump’s Presidential Proclamation on AIDS Day

Donald Trump’s Presidential Proclamation on World AIDS Day, 2018 – full text below: “For more than three decades, our Nation and the world have confronted the challenges posed by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Today, thanks to lifesaving medications, an HIV/AIDS diagnosis does not have to be a death sentence. […]

World AIDS Day: HIV Ireland urges Govmt to tackle rising HIV figures

World AIDS Day: HIV Ireland urges Govmt to tackle rising HIV figures

On World AIDS Day 2018, Ireland is facing the real prospect that new HIV diagnoses will top 500 for the second time in 3 years. To date, provisional figures for 2018 indicate there have been 459 new HIV diagnoses in Ireland, 26 ahead of this time last year [www.hpsc.ie]. That’s over ten new infections per […]

Tanzania: US warns its citizens before anti-gay crackdown

Tanzania: US warns its citizens before anti-gay crackdown

(Reuters) – The United States has warned its citizens in Tanzania to be cautious, after the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, announced a crackdown on homosexuality, a criminal offence in the country. In an alert on its website late on Saturday, the US Embassy in Tanzania advised Americans to review their social media profiles and […]

Toronto: LGBTQ Activist To Receive AFP Philanthropy Award

Toronto: LGBTQ Activist To Receive AFP Philanthropy Award

LGBTQ activist and philantropist, Mark S. Bonham, the patron and namesake of the Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at UC, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Toronto Chapter.  In announcing the award, the AFP made particular note […]