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  • 23rd September 2013

    UNAIDS Official: HIV epidemic could be over by 2030 4

    UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director: "We are making progress, without a dbout"

    4:58 PM — The Deputy Executive Director of UNAIDS, the United Nations' HIV/AIDS agency, says the epidemic could potentially be over by 2030.

  • 22nd December 2011

    Nigerian health minister says bisexuals “pose a challenge” to HIV efforts 15

    The report found an increase in HIV rates among men who have sex with men

    12:14 PM — Nigeria's health minister has warned that bisexual men pose a "challenge" to efforts to tackle the spread of HIV in the country, as the prevalence of HIV among gay and bisexual men in the country was found to have risen. Onyebuchi Chukwu, launching the 2010 Integrated Biological and Behavioural Surveillance in Abuja, said that HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men has risen to 17.2%, up from 13.5% in 2007.

  • 1st December 2011

    Comment: Maintaining ignorance will not maintain innocence 25

    Janine Clements is Director of the Jewish Action Trust for sexual health

    3:26 PM — Writing on World AIDS Day, Janine Clements, Director of Jewish Action Trust says the belief that everyone is safe if they lead a religiously observant life is "at the least, naive, and at worst dangerous and irresponsible".

  • 30th November 2011

    US study: 1 in 20 LA dentists refuses to treat anyone with HIV 11

    The 10% rate of discrimination is considered to be good compared with other healthcare providers (Photo: Flickr user Muffet)

    11:38 AM — A Williams Institute study has found that 5% of dentists they polled refuse services to people living with HIV/AIDS, but said this rate is comparatively good for the US healthcare industry.

  • 25th November 2011

    Eastenders actress to perform with Brighton’s Gay Men’s Chorus

    June could not think of a “better way” to kick-start the festive season. (Flickr user Damo 1977).

    4:40 PM — June Brown is “looking forward” to raising money for the chorus and the Sussex Beacon charity. Comedian and Brighton resident Zoe Lyons has also been announced as the show’s compere.

  • 16th November 2010

    Elton John to guest-edit The Independent 2

    Elton John with his civil partner David Furnish

    11:06 AM — Elton John is to guest-edit a special edition of The Independent for World AIDS Day. The gay singer, who set up an HIV/AIDS charity in 1992, said he was looking forward to the chance of raising awareness of the issue.

  • 23rd February 2010

    Uganda MP says he would kill gay son 20

    Uganda's parliament is considering an anti-homosexuality bill

    3:10 PM — A Ugandan MP provoked shock at a human rights forum in Kampala last week when he said he would kill his son if he discovered he was gay.

  • 22nd February 2010

    Mass screening ‘could eradicate AIDS in 40 years’ 28

    HIV could be eradicated in 40 years, Dr Brian Williams said

    2:41 PM — A leading researcher has claimed that testing billions of people could eradicate HIV/AIDS within 40 years. Dr Brian Williams of the South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis said that focus needed to shift to stopping transmission.

  • 26th January 2010

    Terrence Higgins Trust to warn gay men of other ways of HIV transmission 12

    Terrence Higgins Trust advises that condoms help prevent HIV infections

    7:19 PM — HIV/AIDS charity Terrence Higgins Trust is launching a new campaign to warn gay men that HIV can also be caught through their penises. The initiative hopes to counter the myth that HIV can only be caught if men are "bottoms".

  • 19th December 2009

    US Assistant Secretary of State condemns Uganda’s proposed anti-gay laws 4

    Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State for Africa

    12:43 AM — The USA's Assistant Secretary of State for African affairs has said that it is urging Ugandan politicians to block a proposed law that would impose life imprisonments of gay people, arguing that it would set back the fight against HIV/ AIDS.

  • 18th November 2009

    Exclusive: HIV film ‘dangerous and misleading’ 468

    House of Numbers looks at the link between HIV and AIDS

    12:32 PM — A film about HIV and what causes AIDS has been attacked for being misleading and even dangerous. HIV charities and health experts have told PinkNews.co.uk that the ideas the film promotes are "pseudo-science" and could damage the public health.

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