27th November 2008
Burundi activists seek internal solution to new law on homosexual acts
1:21 PM — HIV groups in the African nation of Burundi have met with the country's health minister to discuss parliamentary moves to criminalise homosexual acts.
Australian government ‘health ambassadors’ in gay hate controversy 2
11:39 AM — The Australian Department of Health has come under fire for appointing two men's health ambassadors who were allegedly involved in writing a document that espoused homophobic views.
26th November 2008
25,000 expected at massive HIV fundraiser in Florida 1
2:58 PM — Today sees the start of 'White Party Week' a gay and lesbian event to raise money for South Florida's oldest and largest HIV/AIDS charity, Care Resource.
New report recommends universal HIV testing to reduce infections
12:54 PM — A new study has been published that suggests a strategy of universal voluntary HIV testing would reduce HIV cases in a 'severe generalised epidemic' from 20 per 1000 people to one per 1000 people within ten years.
Music stars back campaign against HIV discrimination in Ireland
12:20 PM — The first national report on HIV-related stigma in Ireland has revealed that half of people living with the condition face discrimination from their own friends.
25th November 2008
Nature or nurture? The debate continues… 17
3:57 PM — In a recent addition to the Nature versus Nurture debate, a survey has revealed that for the majority of lesbians, sexuality is not a choice.
New figures show record number of HIV diagnosis among gay and bisexual men 10
12:24 PM — An estimated 32,000 gay men were living with HIV in the UK in 2007 and almost a quarter were unaware of their infection, according to figures released today by the Health Protection Agency.
24th November 2008
World AIDS Day campaign targets undiagnosed gay men
11:45 AM — A new campaign that aims to raise the awareness of the issue of undiagnosed HIV+ gay men will be launched on World AIDS Day on December 1st.
21st November 2008
Harvey Milk would have forced more action on AIDS, claims Sean Penn
12:41 PM — The actor who plays gay politician Harvey Milk in a biopic to be released in the UK next year has said that his death left the community less able to push for action on AIDS.
Charities urge caution over new pill that “protects” against HIV
12:11 PM — An antiretroviral treatment undergoing trials could reduce the risk of HIV infection, but reports of a new wonder drug are far off the mark, according to leading sexual health charities.
20th November 2008
MEP calls for EU strategy on HIV ahead of World AIDS Day
6:05 PM — Across the world people will mark World AIDS Day on December 1st, its 20th anniversary.
BBC Radio documentary will chart how AIDS changed America 4
12:41 PM — A special documentary to mark the 20th anniversary of the first World AIDS Day has been commissioned by BBC Radio 2.
19th November 2008
President-elect Obama promises to back gay rights legislation 32
2:03 PM — The next President of the United States has published a comprehensive list of action he will take on gay rights.
Sweden removes transvestism and other ‘sexual behaviours’ from list of diseases
1:26 PM — The National Board of Health and Welfare in Sweden has decided to remove a range of 'sexual behaviours' from the official disease registry.
18th November 2008
New report on Ireland’s gays reveals isolation and discrimination 4
12:49 PM — A new study of the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in the West of Ireland has found that nearly 70% of them have suffered some form of discrimination.
17th November 2008
Red Cross tactics attacked as gay blood tribunal hears closing submission 1
4:02 PM — The Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Tribunal has finished its hearings into the ban on men who have sex with men donating blood and will now consider the thousands of pages of evidence.
HIV vaccine trial did not prevent infections
11:06 AM — The clinical trial of a HIV vaccine in the US has found that it does not lower the risk of acquiring HIV, and in some cases may actually increase the risk of contracting the infection.
13th November 2008
President-elect Obama to target abstinence-only programmes 3
3:12 PM — After a meeting with President Bush in the White House earlier this week, Barack Obama has turned his attention to the changes he wants to make to US policy.
Unusual case of man “cured” of HIV via marrow transplant not “big breakthrough”
1:51 PM — Scientists and sexual health charities have warned that the case of a man who appears to have been cured of HIV by a bone marrow transplant from a donor who had a genetic resistance to the virus does not represent a major breakthrough.
Two men jailed for assault in Dutch HIV blood case 5
12:36 PM — A court in Holland has found two men guilty of assault after a trial in which witnesses testified they were drugged, sexually assaulted and injected with HIV positive blood.