22nd December 2008
UNAIDS: Decriminalisation is key to universal access to HIV treatment
5:59 PM — The United Nations agency responsible for coordinating global efforts to combat HIV and AIDS has called for "enhanced action to promote and protect the human rights of men who have sex with men."
19th December 2008
Lesbian parents raise happy, healthy children according to 22-year study 4
5:31 PM — The longest-running study into lesbian parents in the United States has found that discrimination and not the sexual orientation of their parents harms children.
16th December 2008
UN envoy calls on Caribbean nations to decriminalise homosexual acts 2
5:30 PM — The United Nations special envoy for HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean has said that countries in the region should move to decriminalise gay sex.
10th December 2008
UK urged to stop deporting people with HIV to uncertain treatment
2:42 PM — The British government should review its policy of deporting people diagnosed with HIV in the UK to countries where treatment is not readily available or affordable.
8th December 2008
Northern Ireland gets first sexual health promotion strategy 1
12:36 PM — The first ever Sexual Health Promotion Strategy and Action Plan for Northern Ireland has been published.
5th December 2008
LGBT Africans demand action on AIDS pandemic ahead of international conference 1
5:42 PM — Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people from more than 25 African countries have demanded an urgent response to the HIV pandemic affecting their communities.
Two year study concludes seaweed extract ‘ineffective’ against HIV
3:32 PM — A trial of a compound extracted from seaweed that was thought to prevent the spread of HIV has proved disappointing.
Gay question on ONS surveys will help public bodies with equality duty
1:33 PM — The decision of the Office for National Statistics to start asking survey respondents about their sexual orientation could help promote equality.
2nd December 2008
THT rejects Tatchell criticism and reveals work with blood service 8
5:11 PM — A leading sexual health charity has said it is working with the National Blood Service on the current ban on men who have had sex with men donating blood.
Peter Tatchell attacks Terrence Higgins Trust over gay blood ban 3
4:14 PM — A prominent gay rights campaigner has said that sexual health charities are colluding with "stereotyped and prejudiced assumptions" that bar gay men from giving blood.
Indian official questions right of High Court to decrminalise gay sex 3
3:46 PM — A senior government lawyer has said it "may not be proper" for the Delhi High Court to overturn a colonial-era law that bans "unnatural sex" in India.
Barack Obama commits to addressing AIDS “crisis” in the US
2:03 PM — The President-elect of the United States marked World AIDS Day yesterday with a committment to fight HIV in America as well as worldwide.
1st December 2008
President-elect Obama challenged over HIV civil rights abuses
6:58 PM — An LGBT civil rights group has urged the new President of the United States to tackle inequalities faced by people living with HIV and AIDS.
HIV charity questions government spending on international AIDS relief 2
5:08 PM — A charity that provides financial help to people in poverty living with HIV and AIDS in the UK has questioned why the government is proposing to spend £6 billion on international HIV projects.
Be aware of HIV say gay MPs 2
4:40 PM — Two government ministers have appealed to the gay community to increase awareness of HIV. A new Terrence Higgins Trust campaign targeting undiagnosed HIV+ gay men was launched today, World AIDS Day.
Britain’s £15m support for change in direction on AIDS in South Africa
2:21 PM — The UK's International Development Minister travelled to Johannesburg last week to offer the new South African Health Minister, Barbara Hogan, direct support as she embarks upon a new drive to tackle the HIV epidemic.
Gays in Haiti show their Pride during AIDS march 1
12:18 PM — A small group of men openly declared their homosexuality during a protest in Haiti at the weekend.
UK leads the global AIDS fight says Prime Minister
11:16 AM — The Prime Minister has marked World AIDS Day with a statement of support for the fight against the disease worldwide.
MEPs call for worldwide action on AIDS
10:56 AM — Leading members of the European Parliament are calling on leaders at all levels of society to support existing commitments to strengthen vulnerable communities.
28th November 2008
New guidelines advise Irish doctors how to treat gay and lesbian patients 1
5:26 PM — The Irish College of General Practitioner's (ICGP) launched a comprehensive guide to lesbian, gay and bisexual issues for GPs this week.