Tag Archive | HIV/AIDS

Hard Hitting AIDS Documentary ‘AFTER 82’  US Launch & Interview

Hard Hitting AIDS Documentary ‘AFTER 82’ US Launch & Interview

Real-life documentary about HIV London in the 1980s has launched in the US Documentary creators, Steve Keeble and Ben Lord’s recent interview will be aired on the Derek Duvall Show today, Wednesday, Aug 11th, at 7am CST. From last Friday, 30th July, millions of It’s A Sin fans in the United States are able to […]

Ghana: LGBT+ bill would threaten progress on HIV/AIDS

Ghana: LGBT+ bill would threaten progress on HIV/AIDS

A proposal to criminalise LGBT+ people in Ghana is “a gross violation” of human rights, and could set back a decade of progress fighting HIV/AIDS in the West African nation, according to the United Nations. The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021, received a first reading in parliament on […]

Tokyo: Olympic Organisers To Raise Awareness Of HIV/AIDS

Tokyo: Olympic Organisers To Raise Awareness Of HIV/AIDS

(Reuters) – Tokyo Olympic organisers plan to give away about 150,000 condoms at next month’s Games, but are telling athletes to take them home, rather than use them in the Olympic village, where social distancing rules and Coronavirus measures are the top priority. Large numbers of condoms have been given out at the Games since […]

OPINION: Forty years on, AIDS is not over

OPINION: Forty years on, AIDS is not over

Forty years ago, on June 5, 1981, the first cases of what became known as AIDS were reported in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the U.S. national public health agency, reported: “Five cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) among previously healthy young men in Los Angeles,” in their Morbidity […]

UNAIDS: Scrap Anti-gay bans to fight HIV

UNAIDS: Scrap Anti-gay bans to fight HIV

Scrapping [anti-gay] bans around the world is vital to fighting the spread of HIV, because it would encourage more people to get tested, Britain’s former health minister during the 1980s AIDS crisis said on Thursday. Norman Fowler, who this month takes up an ambassadorial role at the UN agency, UNAIDS, said many people are unwilling […]

Opinion: Disclosing HIV Status after Covid-19 Vaccine

Opinion: Disclosing HIV Status after Covid-19 Vaccine

A Vaccine for My Shame By Jonathan Cohen It has often been said that COVID-19 reveals all manner of injustices, from hazardous work to overcrowded nursing homes to domestic violence. But with the increasing availability of the vaccine in wealthy countries, COVID-19 reveals something else; the intimate details of our pre-existing health conditions. Last month, […]

US: ‘Pose’ to End With Season 3 at FX

US: ‘Pose’ to End With Season 3 at FX

‘Pose’ will end with Season 3 at FX. The groundbreaking series was renewed for a third season back in 2019. The seven-episode final season is now set to debut on May 2, at 10 p.m. ET, with two episodes airing that night. The series finale will air on June 6. “‘Write the TV show you […]

Was AIDS ‘Patient Zero’ a World War I soldier?

Was AIDS ‘Patient Zero’ a World War I soldier?

As World Health Organization scientists comb the Chinese city of Wuhan for the first cases of the coronavirus, a Canadian infectious disease expert believes he has found the source of another pandemic, HIV/AIDS, more than a century earlier. In a revised edition of his 2011 book, ‘The Origin of AIDS’, published last month, Jacques Pépin […]

Pioneering AIDS researcher Dr Joseph Sonnabend has died (1933-2021)

Pioneering AIDS researcher Dr Joseph Sonnabend has died (1933-2021)

Pioneering AIDS researcher, Joseph Sonnabend, one of the first doctors to warn of the emergence of a new virus in the late 1970s, has died at the age of 88, in a London hospital. Sonnabend first noticed the rise in the number of similar illnesses among his gay male patients, at a private sexual health […]

Opinion: Drama ‘It’s A Sin’ – 1980s when young gay men were objects of fear

Opinion: Drama ‘It’s A Sin’ – 1980s when young gay men were objects of fear

It’s the sense of oblivion, combined with the wide-eyed expectations of being young, that resonate so powerfully in Russell T Davies’ ‘It’s A Sin’, a compelling new drama about the emergence of AIDS in 1980s London. Like Davies’ late 1990s series ‘Queer as Folk’, this is a tale of a group of young men, who […]