Tag Archive | World AIDS Day

British lawmaker comes out as HIV positive to tackle stigma

British lawmaker comes out as HIV positive to tackle stigma

A British lawmaker came out as HIV positive in a speech to parliament yesterday, Thursday, saying he wanted to tackle the stigma and encourage others to get tested. Lloyd Russell-Moyle, who represents the opposition Labour party, is only the second British lawmaker to reveal he is HIV positive, and the first announce it in parliament. […]

World Aids Day: Latest HIV Data Shows Continuing High Rates of Cases Amongst MSM

World Aids Day: Latest HIV Data Shows Continuing High Rates of Cases Amongst MSM

To mark World AIDS Day today (Tuesday 1st December) GLEN (Gay & Lesbian Network)  will appear at the Oireachtas Health Committee to tell members that the continuing high rates of HIV diagnosis amongst gay and bisexual men emphasises the need for targeted interventions to ensure people know their HIV status. “It is clear from the […]

Global Charity Launches Animation to Tackle Fear of HIV

Global Charity Launches Animation to Tackle Fear of HIV

To mark World AIDS Day (1 December 2015) HIV charity AVERT has launched an animation to help people overcome fears and worries about HIV – something which is stopping millions of people from getting tested for the virus. With nearly half (46%) of people living with HIV unaware of their status (UNAIDS, 2015) the charity […]

BeLonG To launches new Sexual Health Programme for Young MSMs on World AIDS Day‏

BeLonG To launches new Sexual Health Programme for Young MSMs on World AIDS Day‏

The latest data from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre indicates that gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men accounted for 45.9% of HIV diagnoses in the first half of 2014. Worryingly the age range of those most at risk in recent years of contracting HIV is getting younger. Following a successful pilot […]

World AIDS Day: IGLYO – The Importance of Access to Healthcare and Information

World AIDS Day: IGLYO – The Importance of Access to Healthcare and Information

On the occasion of World AIDS Day, IGLYO, the International LGBTQ Youth & Student Organisation, call on the European Union, governments, NGOs, health services providers, and activists, to work together to ensure equal access to appropriate healthcare and uncensored information on HIV prevention to youth across Europe.

Listen: ‘Stay Negative’ HIV Prevention Campaign in Paris

This podcast, produced for World Radio Paris by Paul Wright (@OutUrbanArtsBoy on Twitter) for the #urbanstates podcast, takes a look at HIV awareness and prevention, with a focus on Paris and France in general. To mark World AIDS Day, we are featuring this excellant interview with Tom Craig, founding member of Act Up Paris, a charity […]

World AIDS Day Special: Interview with Terrence Higgins Trust

Nick Randell, presenter/producer of the SNS Online podcast (formerly of RTÉ Pulse radio) has commemorated World AIDS Day with a fascinating interview with Catherine Murphy of the Terrence Higgins Trust, a HIV charity in Britain. A worrying statistic from the interview with Catherine, is that 26% of HIV-positive people in Britain don’t know they are living […]