9th September 2009
Australia’s HIV rates lowest for ten years 3
5:48 PM — Rates of HIV infections in Australia are at their lowest level in ten years, according to new official figures. However, experts have urged caution, saying the change may be due to new data collation methods.
7th September 2009
German HIV advert uses Hitler lookalike 79
7:57 PM — A German HIV prevention ad uses the images of famous dictators such as Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Saddam Hussein to support the message: "AIDS is a mass murderer".
GlaxoSmithKline urged to share HIV patents 2
5:54 PM — GlaxoSmithKline, the UK's largest drugs company, has been asked to pool its patents for HIV medication in order to save lives in developing countries.
3rd September 2009
Exclusive: Metropolitan police urges gays to report domestic violence 5
3:17 PM — The Metropolitan Police Service is calling for more LGBT people to report domestic violence, saying that it is hugely underreported. PinkNews.co.uk spoke to DCI Gerry Campbell of the Met's violent crimes division on why LGBT victims should come forward.
2nd September 2009
Councillor reveals his HIV status at Manchester Pride 12
11:42 AM — A Manchester councillor revealed he was HIV positive in front of thousands of people at the city's Pride event last weekend. Paul Fairweather made the announcement during a vigil for those who have died after contracting the virus.
1st September 2009
Comment: HIV charity answers back 168
2:50 PM — In the last month, PinkNews.co.uk has published a number of articles on HIV awareness. One of these, by Gary Leigh, attacked HIV charities, claiming they have not done enough to prevent a rise in infection rates.
Lesbian parents now permitted to be named on birth certificates 44
9:55 AM — From today, lesbian couples who have children through fertility treatment can be named on birth certificates. Previously, only the birth mother could be named as a parent.
27th August 2009
Indian cabinet could report next week on legalisation of gay sex 1
12:32 PM — The Indian government could give its official response to a court ruling that decriminalised homosexual acts as early as next week.
THT wins £432,000 lottery grant for teen sexual health counselling 19
11:34 AM — Terrence Higgins Trust has been awarded £432,000 by the Big Lottery Fund’s Young People’s Fund to offer sexual health counselling to 10 – 18 year olds in London.
26th August 2009
Report: HIV having little impact on gay men’s ability to work 8
4:41 PM — A survey of 1,800 gay men living with HIV has explored their working experiences. The National AIDS Trust research shows that the health effects of HIV are having little impact on gay men’s ability to work.
25th August 2009
Gay legal group calls for an end to America’s HIV travel ban 5
6:42 PM — Lambda Legal, a group that pursues litigation in support of LGBT rights, has called on the US government to end a ban on living with HIV from travelling to or taking residence in the country.
24th August 2009
Lord Mandelson ‘proud to be an NHS patient’ after prostate op 20
4:02 PM — The most powerful gay man in Britain is recovering well after an operation on his prostate. Lord Mandelson underwent surgery at St Mary's Hospital in London on Friday.
New research finds 33% of Brighton’s LGBT population have used cannabis 15
2:03 PM — New research has revealed that gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people in Brighton are much more likely to use illegal drugs than the general population.
21st August 2009
Claire Balding’s cancer ‘in remission’ 5
4:21 PM — Claire Balding, the openly lesbian BBC sports presenter, has spoken of her delight after discovering her treatment for throat cancer had been successful.
Comment: Speculation over athlete’s sex has brought trans issues into the open 3
1:40 PM — Gender and trans issues are often treated with shock and faint disgust by the media but the case of Caster Semenya has led to a number of sensitive and well-informed articles.
Alan Cumming: ‘There’ll be a new wave of AIDS deaths’ 24
10:15 AM — Actor Alan Cumming has spoken about HIV and AIDS, saying that young people in particular must be aware of using condoms. In an interview with Attitude, out on Monday, the star claimed there was likely to be a new wave of deaths.
19th August 2009
Gay men warned ‘don’t guess your partner’s HIV status’ 12
4:05 PM — Gay men's health charity GMFA has launched a campaign to warn gay men they cannot guess whether their partner will be HIV-positive. The campaign also encourages gay men to use condoms.
17th August 2009
Trans woman performed own surgery after transition delays 17
8:15 PM — A trans woman has performed her own gender reassignment surgery after being told she would have to wait two years for professional help.
14th August 2009
Gay men and lesbians more likely to seek treatment for mental health and substance abuse 6
2:01 PM — Gay men and lesbians are around twice as likely as their straight counterparts to seek treatment for mental health issues and drug and alcohol abuse, a study has suggested.
Comment: Killing us softly 185
10:35 AM — Last week, Ramsey Dehani wrote about HIV campaigns from the perspective of a young gay man. Today, Gary Leigh, who remembers the "no nonsense" strategies of the 1980s, says the gay health charities have some tough questions to answer.