Tag Archive | HIV/AIDS

Memoir: Living And Loving In The Age Of AIDS

Memoir: Living And Loving In The Age Of AIDS

LIVING AND LOVING IN THE AGE OF AIDS A Memoir – Derek Frost This memoir is an important and inspirational addition to the gay literary canon, due to be published on 13th April, and endorsed by Matthew Parris below. It’s a rare record which is already exciting interest amongst the LGBTQ community, and beyond. With […]

Uganda: UN urges respect for LGBT+ ahead of polls

Uganda: UN urges respect for LGBT+ ahead of polls

The United Nations has called for LGBT+ Ugandans to be treated with respect and dignity, following homophobic remarks by some politicians, including the president, ahead of Thursday’s polls. Sexual minorities face widespread persecution in Uganda, where [homosexuality] is punishable by life imprisonment, and LGBT+ rights groups fear politicians exploiting anti-gay sentiment to win votes could […]

African women pin hopes on anti-HIV jab

African women pin hopes on anti-HIV jab

Kenyan sex worker Silvia does not much like the large, oblong-shaped blue pill she takes with her porridge every morning. While the daily tablets of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drastically cut her risk of getting HIV, they bring with it stigma and even violence due to the common misconception that the drug is taken by people […]

UK: Elton John calls for wider HIV testing – eradication by 2030

UK: Elton John calls for wider HIV testing – eradication by 2030

Singer Elton John has joined leading British HIV/AIDS charities in calling for wider HIV testing to halt new transmissions in England within a decade, amid concerns that COVID-19 has affected access to tests and medication. To mark Worlds AIDS Day on Tuesday, England’s first HIV Commission – established by the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), National […]

UNAIDS: World AIDS Day 2020 message – Winnie Byanyima

UNAIDS: World AIDS Day 2020 message – Winnie Byanyima

World AIDS Day 2020 message from UNAIDS Executive Director, Winnie Byanyima World AIDS Day 2020 will be like no other. COVID-19 is threatening the progress that the world has made in health and development over the past 20 years, including the gains we have made against HIV. Like all epidemics, it is widening the inequalities […]

Global HIV funds underfunding GBT

Global HIV funds underfunding GBT

Funding to fight HIV among gay and bisexual men and transgender women is a fraction of what it should be, researchers said on Tuesday, with advocates blaming stigma for the shortfall. Gay and bisexual men account for about one in five new HIV infections, but they were only allocated 1% of the $57 billion in […]

WHO official cites AIDS as guide to addressing coronavirus pandemic

WHO official cites AIDS as guide to addressing coronavirus pandemic

Dr. Michael Ryan, of the WHO, said world leaders “need to take a leaf out of the HIV/AIDS activist book” (Reuters) – Healthcare systems worldwide need to upgrade to control disease transmission, and cope with large numbers of sick people during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as future outbreaks, the head of the World Health […]

GSK says long-acting HIV drug 66% more effective than Truvada

GSK says long-acting HIV drug 66% more effective than Truvada

(Reuters) – Britain’s GSK said on Tuesday that an injection of its cabotegravir drug, given every two months, was found to be 66% more effective in preventing HIV infections than Gilead’s Truvada daily oral pills. HIV incidence rate – or the number of people who contract the infection in a period – was 0.41% with […]

HIV patient in remission offers hope to millions

HIV patient in remission offers hope to millions

When Ash Kotak found out he was HIV-positive in 1993, the diagnosis was still a death sentence. “I was told to go off and have a good life on the assumption I would be dead in a few years,” the 54-year-old playwright, writer, and HIV/AIDS activist told the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Tuesday.

UN: Faltering AIDS battle risks 10-year setback from COVID-19

UN: Faltering AIDS battle risks 10-year setback from COVID-19

(Reuters) – The global fight against AIDS was faltering even before the COVID-19 pandemic, and this newly-emerged viral disease is now threatening to put progress against HIV back by 10 years or more, the United Nations said on Monday. “The global HIV targets set for 2020 will not be reached,” the UN’s AIDS agency said […]