Tag Archive | HIV/AIDS

Elton John AIDS fundraiser – $6 mln for Kenya HIV testing

Elton John AIDS fundraiser – $6 mln for Kenya HIV testing

(Reuters) – Elton John on Wednesday last hosted a celebrity-packed gala that raised more than $6 million to fight HIV/AIDS in Kenya, thanks partly to auctions of a luxury car and an autographed piano, used in the singer’s Rocketman movie musical. The British singer-songwriter, on a break from his farewell world tour, welcomed the likes […]

UN: More urgency needed in AIDS fight as funding fades

UN: More urgency needed in AIDS fight as funding fades

(Reuters) – The global fight against AIDS is stalling due to lower investment, marginalised communities missing vital health services, and new HIV infections rising in some parts, the United Nations warned on Tuesday. Global funding for the AIDS fight dropped off significantly in 2018 – by nearly $1 billion – as international donors gave less, […]

Julianne Moore promotes AIDS ward documentary

Julianne Moore promotes AIDS ward documentary

(Reuters) – Oscar-winning actress, Julianne Moore, said her experience of caring for someone infected with the AIDS virus had spurred her decision to help promote the documentary, ‘5B’, about the unsung heroes who looked after AIDS sufferers in the 1980s. The film, screened during the first week of the Cannes Film Festival, tells the story […]

Mexico: Official resigns because of HIV drug shortage

Mexico: Official resigns because of HIV drug shortage

A top Mexican health official said on Thursday that he had resigned amid growing anger over drug shortages that have left hundreds of HIV patients without life-saving medicines. Carlos Magis confirmed to the Thomson Reuters Foundation via text message local media reports that he had quit his job as director of comprehensive care at the […]

UK: Gay-themed play sweeps British theatre prizes

UK: Gay-themed play sweeps British theatre prizes

(Reuters) – Productions about gay men in New York City, friendship after the September 11 attacks, and love in Mississippi, dominated Britain’s prestigious Olivier Awards for best theatre on Sunday. In a distinctly American-themed night, “The Inheritance”, a play about the generation after the peak of the AIDS crisis, was joint overall winner with four […]

UK: London HIV patient becomes world’s second AIDS cure hope

UK: London HIV patient becomes world’s second AIDS cure hope

(Reuters) – An HIV-positive man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of the AIDS virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV-resistant donor, his doctors said. Almost three years after he received bone marrow stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that resists […]

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 […]