18th July 2014
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.
12th July 2014
‘Gay Blood Drive’ events held across US to protest blood ban 1
1:39 PM — Gay blood drive events have been held across the US, to protest the ongoing ban on gay men giving blood.
11th July 2014
US: HIV returns in Mississippi baby despite believed ‘functional cure’
1:20 PM — A Mississippi toddler believed to have been cured of HIV shortly after birth now has detectable levels of the virus once again, doctors reported on Thursday.
World Health Organization: HIV prevention urgently needed for MSM and transgender people 10
12:21 PM — The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the global fight against HIV risks stalling without stronger preventative treatments for transgender people and gay and bisexual men.
9th July 2014
Christian group claims it healed 40 people of HIV at Pride event 30
3:25 PM — A Christian group that infiltrated a Pride event has claimed that it healed 40 people of HIV.
8th July 2014
Vine’s most followed tells 8.7 million: HIV is a ‘fag’ disease, no need to get tested 67
6:14 PM — The most followed contributor to video-sharing website Vine, 16-year-old Nash Grier, has come under fire for a video in which he insisted that HIV is “a gay thing” and shouted the homophobic slur “fag”.
David Furnish praises MPs for undertaking HIV tests 2
4:56 PM — Filmmaker and campaigner David Furnish has praised politicians for taking part in an HIV testing session at Westminster.
UK Government: Students must learn about sexually transmitted infections and SRE is already a requirement 8
1:44 PM — The Department for Education has defended itself from Yvette Cooper’s criticism over its policy on sex education in schools.
UK Parliament begins world record HIV testing challenge 1
10:53 AM — The record for the highest number of parliamentarians to take an HIV test in one session will be set today at Westminster.
7th July 2014
US: ‘Gay Blood Drive Day’ to call for end of gay blood ban 43
7:02 PM — A Gay Blood Drive Day will be held on Friday, to protest the continuing blanket ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood in the US.