Tag Archive | HIV/AIDS

Obituary: Larry Kramer – playwright, AIDS activist and writer (1935-2020)

Obituary: Larry Kramer – playwright, AIDS activist and writer (1935-2020)

-By Ash Kotak Anyone who says one man cannot make a difference never met Larry Kramer, the playwright, author, essayist, screenwriter, and activist, who has died of pneumonia at the age of 84. Bold, unpredictable, angry, articulate, a revolutionary with a sharp tongue but a surprising streak of tenderness, he stirred many to action as […]

Coronavirus restrictions amplify health risks to LGBT+ people with HIV

Coronavirus restrictions amplify health risks to LGBT+ people with HIV

It started with headaches then came nausea and diarrhea. Within two weeks, gay Ugandan barber, Eric, had became so weak without his HIV medication he could not walk, and had to be hospitalised. “I was in the hospital for a week and four days. I nearly lost my life,” said Eric, 26, by phone from […]

Elton John launches fund for HIV/AIDS during coronavirus

Elton John launches fund for HIV/AIDS during coronavirus

Elton John has launched a $1 million emergency fund to help organisations working with people living with HIV or AIDS, so they are not “left behind” during the coronavirus crisis. With the coronavirus pandemic putting pressure on health systems globally, the British musician said the Elton John AIDS Foundation would give cash to organisations for […]

UK: London HIV hospital fears closure

UK: London HIV hospital fears closure

London’s only HIV hospital, made famous by Princess Diana, could close by the end of this month due to a lack of funding, according to the charity running the facility. The Mildmay Hospital, which opened in east London in 1988, described itself as Europe’s only facility dedicated to providing healthcare services to HIV patients. The […]

Trial of HIV vaccine halted – failed to show benefit

Trial of HIV vaccine halted – failed to show benefit

(Reuters Health) – A clinical trial testing a promising HIV vaccine in more than 5,000 people in South Africa has been halted because it failed to show a benefit, US health officials said on Monday. The study, known as HVTN 702, built on results from the 2009 RV144 vaccine trial in Thailand, which was the […]

Lesotho: Human rights record to be reviewed by UPR

Lesotho: Human rights record to be reviewed by UPR

Lesotho’s human rights record will be examined by the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group for the third time on Wednesday, 22 January 2020, in a meeting that will be webcast live. Lesotho is one of the 14 States to be reviewed by the UPR Working Group, during its upcoming session, […]

Facebook removes misleading HIV drug ads after outcry

Facebook removes misleading HIV drug ads after outcry

Facebook said on Monday it had removed some ads that contained misleading information about HIV prevention drugs, following an outcry from activists, health experts and US lawmakers. The ads linked the drugs, which are known as PrEP, and designed to prevent HIV, to severe bone and kidney damage, and were placed by personal-injury attorneys. LGBT+ […]