Tag Archive | HIV/AIDS

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 […]

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.