23rd July 2014
Australia: Thousands memorialise the millions lost to HIV/AIDS 1
1:00 PM — Thousands congregated in Melbourne’s Federation Square yesterday to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives to HIV/AIDS, as part of the 20th International AIDS Conference.
Australia: Health ministers sign declaration to eliminate all new HIV transmissions 2
11:53 AM — Health ministers representing every Australian state and territory have signed up to a commitment to end all new HIV transmissions by 2020.
22nd July 2014
PinkNews Editor to cycle London to Brighton to raise money for Terrence Higgins Trust 7
5:55 PM — PinkNews Editor Joseph Patrick McCormick will soon cycle from London to Brighton to raise money for leading HIV charity the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT).
Africa: HIV/AIDS relief affected by anti-gay laws 2
12:56 PM — Anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda are discouraging people from seeking HIV health care, according to healthcare professionals there.
20th July 2014
Delegates at AIDS 2014 conference hold memorial for MH17 victims 1
2:17 PM — Delegates at the AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne have paid tribute to the AIDS activists and researchers who died onboard the flight MH17, when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine.
19th July 2014
Barack Obama pays tribute to AIDS activists who died in MH17 plane crash 4
6:18 PM — US President Barack Obama has paid tribute to the HIV/AIDS activists and researchers who died onboard the doomed flight MH17 when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine.
Study: HIV death rates have halved in a decade 5
12:41 PM — According to a study, HIV-positive people are half as likely to die than they were a decade ago, and are less likely to die from AIDS-related causes.
18th July 2014
THT boss: Loss of HIV activists in Malaysia Airlines crash ‘a cruel blow’ 1
12:20 PM — Leading HIV charity, the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), has paid tribute to the loss of 298 people, including 100 HIV activists, clinicians and academics, in the Malaysia Airlines crash, to say it is a "cruel blow" which will be "felt for some time."
US: Chelsea Manning to receive gender confirmation treatment while in all-male military prison 1
12:11 PM — Chelsea Manning is to start treatment to aid her transition from male to female while in an all-male military prison at Fort Leavenworth, it was announced Thursday.
AIDS activists killed in Malaysia Airlines plane crash 39
11:02 AM — A number of people due to attend an HIV/AIDS conference in Australia were onboard the doomed flight MH17 when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine, according to reports.
17th July 2014
Public Health England welcomes WHO announcement on PrEP for gay men 11
6:31 PM — The WHO’s decision to recommend that gay men should consider using PrEP as an additional method against HIV has been welcomed by Public Health England.
Lifetime gay blood ban not justifiable, says Europe Court of Justice Advocate General
4:57 PM — A lifetime ban preventing French gay men from donating blood is not justifiable, says the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice.
16th July 2014
MP Caroline Lucas urges Nicky Morgan to make sex education statutory 6
7:09 PM — A bill to make PHSE a statutory requirement for schools has been tabled by Green MP Caroline Lucas.
UNAIDS: The HIV epidemic can be brought under control by 2030 1
3:09 PM — The HIV epidemic can be brought under control by 2030, UNAIDS says.
US: Peter LaBarbera condemns gender reassignment surgery in on-air transphobic rant 5
2:35 PM — Vocal opponent of LGBT rights, Peter LaBarbera, has extended his attacks against the trans community, calling gender reassignment surgeries “grotesque” and saying that doctors who perform them “need to go to jail”.
Study: A third of teenagers think they can’t catch HIV through unprotected sex 8
1:58 PM — On the back of a study which has found that a third of young people don't know they can catch HIV through unprotected sex, calls have been made for clearer sex education.
15th July 2014
WHO accused of ‘perpetuating gay stereotypes’ with PrEP announcement 70
4:20 PM — Journalist Patrick McAleenan has questioned the WHO’s decision to recommend that gay men should consider using antiretroviral drugs as an additional method of preventing HIV infection.
US: 3.4% of adults do not identify as straight, health survey finds 7
12:05 PM — The US government’s first comprehensive health survey into sexuality has found that 3.4 percent of adults do not identify themselves as being heterosexual.
14th July 2014
Switzerland: Rate of new HIV infections falls by 8% 1
5:25 PM — The number of new HIV infections in Switzerland declined by 8% in 2013, according to new data.
Nigeria: Anti-gay law interrupts local treatment of HIV for gay men
3:06 PM — The negative impact of Nigeria's anti-gay legislature on HIV treatment has been shown to have been potentially substantial.