25th July 2008
HIV drugs extend life by more than a decade
11:14 AM — A Bristol University study of more than 43,000 people living with HIV has found that better treatments increase their life expectancy by 13 years.
23rd July 2008
HIV vacccine trial cancelled because of safety concerns
1:38 PM — A research trial for the PAVE-100 AIDS vaccine planned in the U.S. has been cancelled over concerns that additional research is needed to prove the vaccine is safe.
HIV symptoms not being diagnosed properly claims charity 3
11:15 AM — People showing the symptoms of early-stage HIV infection are routinely being misdiagnosed by doctors, according to a report by the National AIDS Trust.
22nd July 2008
Concern for AIDS experts detained in Iran
12:29 PM — Two brothers who are pioneers in the prevention of HIV transmission in Iran have been held by the authorities without charge for nearly a month.
Campaigning MEP delighted at US vote to remove HIV+ travel ban
12:08 PM — A Liberal Democrat politician who led a campaign for the abolition of a ban on HIV+ travellers to the US has said she is "delighted" that the Senate has voted to end the current restrictions.
18th July 2008
US Senate votes to remove ban on HIV+ travellers 2
4:32 PM — The United States Senate has approved a new bill that includes clauses that will end the effective ban on HIV+ people visiting the country.
17th July 2008
New campaign encourages mums to help their kids come out
3:00 PM — A new anti-homophobia campaign is targeting working class mothers in the belief they "act as the catalyst for change" in the family unit.
Plan to name AIDS bill after homophobe is “bizarre” 2
12:42 PM — He backed the ban on HIV+ people entering the United States and slammed the government for spending money on a "disease transmitted by people deliberately engaging in unnatural acts."
Gay men at risk from Hep C
11:31 AM — The "Hep C" virus, which is transmitted through bodily fluids and displays few symptoms, is an "increasing problem" for gay men.
Singing star Cole has Hepatitis C
11:19 AM — Grammy winner Natalie Cole has been diagnosed with Hepatitis C, a liver disease doctors say likely stemmed from her past years of drug abuse, her publicist said in a statement yesterday.
Ron Paul under fire over health cover for Presidential campaign workers 2
11:07 AM — Kent Snyder, the openly gay 49-year-old campaign chair responsible for helping Libertarian Presidential hopeful Ron Paul raise more than $35 million, died on June 26 after being hospitalised for about two months.
16th July 2008
Senate may vote to repeal US ban on HIV+ travellers
5:24 PM — A former candidate for President of the United States has said he hopes he will be able to remove a ban on people who are HIV positive travelling to the country.
Ambulance Trust joins Stonewall workplace scheme 1
4:41 PM — The South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Trust (SECAmb) is the latest organisation to join forces with Stonewall to improve workplace equality.
AIDS conference to demand action not words over human rights
1:28 PM — The host country of an AIDS conference has been criticised for falling short on commitments made to address HIV-related human rights abuses.
15th July 2008
Insurance website claims gay men die younger than straights 1
2:17 PM — A leading insurance comparison website has caused a storm of debate by claiming gay men have a life expectancy 20 years shorter than heterosexual men.
AIDS charity wants schools to teach gay sex education 1
1:20 PM — The National AIDS Trust wants sex and relationships education in schools to deal with same sex relationships.
14th July 2008
INTERVIEW: Trust him, he’s a junior doctor 1
9:43 PM — A quote from the Mayor of London graces the back cover of Max Pemberton's book. "Painfully funny," it reads.
11th July 2008
New guidelines on HIV and life insurance published
4:16 PM — The Association of British Insurers has updated its consumer guide for gay men covering HIV and life insurance.
8th July 2008
COMMENT: Sex education leaves lesbians in the dark 1
11:16 AM — More voices are being added to the call for more and better Sex and Relationship Education. The Family Planning Association and Brook, two of the UK’s leading sexual health charities, recently called for SRE to be taught at a younger age.
7th July 2008
INTERVIEW: A heartbeat away from the Mayor of London
3:13 PM — Boris Johnson has quite a few deputies. However, only one of them is the statutory Deputy Mayor, the one mentioned in the legislation that created the post of Mayor of London.