6th August 2012
8,000 sign year-long petition against restrictions on gay blood donation 10
12:20 PM — A petition calling for the government to lift the ban on blood donation by men who have sex with men, which it did partially last year by allowing donations from those who have not done so for a year, has attracted 8,000 signatures.
3rd August 2012
Comment: The need to reform gay blood donation is as pressing as ever 22
4:41 PM — Chris Ward led a campaign within the Liberal Democrats to end the ban on men who had had sex with men donating blood. The 12-month deferral period implemented last year, he argues, is not much better.
Protest against Northern Irish gay blood donation ban 20
4:21 PM — Calls for the Northern Irish Health Secretary to step down were voiced at an angry protest against the ban on gay blood donation in Londonderry.
2nd August 2012
Video: Diver Greg Louganis ‘did not think he would see 30′ after HIV diagnosis 2
2:01 PM — Olympic diver Greg Louganis has said at the time of his diagnoses with HIV in 1988 he believed he would not live to the age of 30.
London: Voting opens to choose HIV community campaign 31
1:23 PM — Online voting has opened for the public to choose a new HIV awareness campaign in London.
‘Four in ten’ social workers believe homophobia is a problem 11
11:56 AM — A poll by an online community for healthcare workers suggests forty percent believe homophobia is a problem in the profession.
30th July 2012
New condom guide for gay and bi men launched 40
3:03 PM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has launched an online guide instructing gay men in condom use.
27th July 2012
Video: Campaign promotes ‘worry-free sex’ 7
5:05 PM — Sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has released an inventive new video showing the thoughts about condom use by both gay and straight couples in the final moments before sex.
Comment: Steve Brookstein, spread some love, don’t ask why your enemies are HIV-free 80
2:21 PM — David Allison writes about his run-in with Steve Brookstein when the former X Factor winner questioned on Twitter why so many people in the world have HIV while a showbusiness journalist does not.
26th July 2012
Small HIV study raises hopes of ‘functional cure’ 5
11:31 PM — A small HIV study carried out in France has raised hopes of finding a "functional cure". Twelve patients were able to stop taking HIV medication and maintained a low level of the virus in their bodies for a median of six years.
Leading scientist renews hope in a ‘cure’ for HIV 14
12:15 PM — A cure for HIV infection is now a very realistic possibility, according to an increasing number of voices in the scientific community.
24th July 2012
Multi-million pound investment in HIV testing outreach announced 89
12:52 PM — Almost £8 million is being invested in driving down HIV infections and providing information to improve people’s sexual health, Public Health Minister Anne Milton announced yesterday.
23rd July 2012
Elton John urges International AIDS Conference to show compassion 2
9:52 PM — Sir Elton John has called for more compassion to be shown to people living with HIV. The singer was addressing the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington on Monday.
18th July 2012
US report: HIV rates particularly high in gay black men 19
11:45 PM — A report released ahead of the 19th International AIDS Conference says that black gay men in the US account for one in four new HIV infections. The report, from the Black AIDS Institute, is titled: Back of the Line: The State of AIDS Among Black Gay Men in America.
17th July 2012
US: George W Bush and Hillary Clinton to attend HIV conference 3
11:17 PM — US secretary of state Hillary Clinton and former president George W Bush are expected to attend an HIV conference in Washington this week.
US approval of drug for HIV prevention welcomed cautiously in UK 35
1:02 PM — The decision by US authorities to approve the anti-retroviral drug Truvada for groups at risk of contracting HIV has been cautiously welcomed in the UK.
16th July 2012
US: FDA approves Truvada for HIV prevention 4
10:17 PM — The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Truvada for use in HIV prevention. The drug has been approved for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis or PrEP, which is the use of antiretroviral drugs to decrease the likelihood of HIV infection in people with a high risk of contracting it.
12th July 2012
London: Body found in gay sauna 38
11:53 AM — The body of a man was found at the gay sauna Chariots in east London yesterday.
9th July 2012
HIV treatment ‘hindered by anti-gay laws’ 10
11:11 PM — Treatment for HIV around the world is being hindered by anti-gay laws, an independent report says. The Global Commission on HIV and the Law said that countries were wasting valuable resources by pursuing "archaic" laws against gay people.
US: New Hampshire gay group settles in HIV discrimination lawsuit 2
10:30 PM — A gay rights group in New Hampshire has reached a settlement with a town it sued for trying to shut down a home for people with HIV and AIDS. The town of Gilsum was sued by the Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) on behalf of AIDS Services for the Monadnock Region.