HIV and AIDS

By Scott McQuade | News & views about the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

George Municipality HIV and TB summit with other stakeholders

George Municipality's Community Development department hosted a two-day HIV and TB Summit this week to discuss the impact of HIV and TB across the …

Public Health

No new HIV infections among Kaiser PrEP users, but data shows missed opportunities

No new HIV infections have occurred among nearly 5000 people who started <i>Truvada</i> for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in the Kaiser Permanente Northern …

Public Health

Botswana: Month of Prayer Against HIV/Aids Launches

[Botswana Daily News] Bobonong -The coordinator of National Aids Coordinating Agency (NACA) Mr Richard Matlhare said back in the days HIV/AIDS used …

Public Health

Uganda: UNAIDS Representative Tells Pastors to Stop Claiming HIV/Aids Cures

(file photo)<p>Some religious leaders who claim to heal HIV/Aids infected people through prayers are jeopardising efforts to reduce the spread of the …

Public Health

Poor awareness on HIV/AIDS a roadblock in achieving 2020 zero-infection target: Goel

NT NETWORK<p>PANAJI<p>Stating that the state is yet to achieve satisfactory results in creating awareness among people on HIV/AIDS as well as in reducing …

Public Health

Could new drug halt Philippine HIV rise?

The anti-HIV drug PrEP is being offered to 200 gay men and transgender women in the Philippines as part of a trial to curb the rapid spread of HIV there.<p>A recent UN report found the country had the highest HIV infection growth rate in the Asia-Pacific region.<p>One man, 'Rodolfo', tells us why he is …

Medicine

Getting to Zero Coalition: Boston Pledges to End HIV by 2020

The Rainbow Times | New England's Largest LGBTQ Newspaper | Boston - New England's Largest LGBTQ Newspaper and Pride Projects Producer since 2006. …

Public Health

Adolescents lead in HIV infection rate

Arusha.Adolescents is the only age group where HIV rates are increasing faster in Africa, according to medical experts.<p>HIV and full-blown Aids is …

Public Health

Gong for inspirational 'casualty' of HIV

She had sheets burnt after she slept in them, was told she would die, was told she would live, and was part of a historic trial against the man who …

New Zealand News

HIV/AIDS no longer death sentence in Lagos, says Temowo

By Sola Ogundipe<p>IT is no longer fashionableto die of HIV/AIDS in Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer of the Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA), …

Medicine

Govt mulls HIV register for truckers, hookers

<b>From Leonard Ncube in Victoria Falls</b><br>THE GOVERNMENT is considering introducing log books at ports of entry and at every district countrywide to …

Public Health

'It was a life-and-death situation. Wards were full of young men dying': How we made the Don't Die of Ignorance Aids campaign

‘The original TV advert used metallic sirens like the start of a nuclear war, but Thatcher objected’<p>Norman Fowler, health secretary, 1981-87<p>I first heard about Aids as a serious issue in 1985. I didn’t know much about gay culture at the time; I didn’t have any gay friends. But the attacks on gay …

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Declaring An Opioid Emergency (HBO)

Opioid Crisis

HIV home-testing kits warning

<b>People should not use the Hightop HIV/Aids Home Test Kit, the medicines regulator has warned.</b><p>It has seized 114 of the kits, which could be giving out unreliable results, from two suppliers in the UK.<p>The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) advises anyone who has used one in …

Medicine

Don’t criminalize people on HIV treatment

<i>Dr. Julio Montaner is a UBC-Killam Professor of Medicine and the UBC-St. Paul's Hospital Foundation chair in AIDS Research. Dr. Kora DeBeck is an assistant professor at Simon Fraser University's School of Public Policy and research scientist at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS.</i><p>The emergence …

Medicine

Philippines has highest HIV infection growth rate in Asia-Pacific: U.N.

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines has registered the fastest-growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Asia-Pacific in the past six years with a 140-percent increase in the number of new infections, the health ministry and the United Nations said on Tuesday.<p>At the end of 2016, there were 10,500 Filipinos …

Public Health

A massive second global wave of AIDS is coming — perhaps within the next 10 years

Thousands of HIV/AIDS experts are gathered in Paris this week for their biennial world conference, and leaders are exhorting every one of them to fight for global financing and expand access to treatment, especially in Africa.<p>But the world cannot treat its way out of AIDS, and without a …

Public Health

Liberia: Liberia's HIV Catchup Plan Suffers Setbacks

[New Republic] An official of the United Nations office that has the responsibility to respond to HIV and AIDS said Liberia's catchup plan to fight …

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Philippines has highest HIV infection rate in Asia-Pacific: UN

The Philippines records the fastest-growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Asia-Pacific in the past six years with a 140 per cent increase in new …

Public Health

PrEP Can Be Taken As Needed, Rather Than Daily, Study Says

Taking four doses of PrEP around the time of sexual activity cut the risk of HIV by 97 percent.<p>Reuters Health - Men at risk for HIV infection can safely take pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) when they need it, instead of every day, suggests a new study.<p>In a study of gay and bisexual men, researchers …

Medicine

Breakthrough HIV drug: Authorities reconsider decision to block cheap access

People at high risk of HIV could soon get cheap access to a breakthrough preventative drug as federal health authorities revisit their decision to …

Richard Di Natale

Israel to subsidize HIV prevention drug

Israel's Meuhedet health fund announced its decision to subsidize the new anti-AIDS drug, making it the first of Israel's four health funds to do …

Medicine

NHS finally agrees to fund HIV prevention treatment after losing legal battle

The NHS has finally agreed to fund a controversial HIV prevention treatment from September following a High Court battle over who would pay for the drug.<p>NHS England announced that pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a pill taken before sex which reduces the risk of infection by around 86 per cent, …

Medicine

Ageism makes older adults with HIV more vulnerable to stigma

Discrimination negatively impacts the mental health of older HIV patients.<p>Older adults with HIV are being overlooked when it comes to prevention and …

Public Health

Congress revamps housing program to benefit areas where HIV is spreading

In a bipartisan push, Congress has restructured a federal program that provides housing assistance for people living with HIV to funnel more money …

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U.K. vending machine offers HIV testing

BRIGHTON, England — A new vending machine that gives HIV test results in 15 minutes has been installed at a sauna in Brighton, a seaside resort town …

Public Health

‘Philippines facing unprecedented HIV crisis’

MANILA, Philippines - With new infections doubling in the past six years to over 10,000 new cases in 2016 alone, the Philippines is facing an …

Public Health

Africa: Why Does HIV Kill More Men Than Women?

[Bhekisisa] In 2016, 60% of women of 15 years or older living with HIV were on treatment. Less than half their male peers could say the same.

Gender

Zimbabwe: Media Emotionally Razed Me, Says HIV Activist Westerhof

[New Zimbabwe] Fashion model turned fashion model Tendayi Westerhof-Kateketa said 16 years ago she lost everything after she came out publicly about …

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