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  • 26th July 2012

    Small HIV study raises hopes of ‘functional cure’ 5

    Scientists are looking for a "functional cure"

    11:31 PM — A small HIV study carried out in France has raised hopes of finding a "functional cure". Twelve patients were able to stop taking HIV medication and maintained a low level of the virus in their bodies for a median of six years.

  • 17th July 2012

    US: George W Bush and Hillary Clinton to attend HIV conference 3

    Hillary Clinton is expected to attend the International AIDS Conference

    11:17 PM — US secretary of state Hillary Clinton and former president George W Bush are expected to attend an HIV conference in Washington this week.

  • 9th July 2012

    HIV treatment ‘hindered by anti-gay laws’ 10

    Anti-gay laws are hindering efforts to tackle HIV, the commission said.

    11:11 PM — Treatment for HIV around the world is being hindered by anti-gay laws, an independent report says. The Global Commission on HIV and the Law said that countries were wasting valuable resources by pursuing "archaic" laws against gay people.

  • US: New Hampshire gay group settles in HIV discrimination lawsuit 2

    The town of Gilsun was sued for attempting to shut down a home for people with HIV

    10:30 PM — A gay rights group in New Hampshire has reached a settlement with a town it sued for trying to shut down a home for people with HIV and AIDS. The town of Gilsum was sued by the Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) on behalf of AIDS Services for the Monadnock Region.

  • 16th January 2012

    Mr Gay UK pledges portion of winnings to HIV charity 32

    Samuel Kneen was crowned Mr Gay UK 2011

    1:14 PM — Newly coronated Mr Gay UK, Samuel Kneen has pledged a portion of his prize money to the HIV/AIDS charity, the Terence Higgins Trust. Kneen, 22, is to give a portion of the £2000 prize money to the charity in support of a friend who was diagnosed with HIV.

  • 1st December 2011

    Comment: HIV awareness should be as real as it was in 1980s, Ed Miliband says 8

    Ed Miliband promises to continue raising HIV and AIDS-related issues in Parliament

    10:34 AM — Labour Party leader Ed Miliband promises to continue promoting support in Parliament for people living with HIV and for the right policies to tackle rising infection rates.

  • Comment: David Cameron urges reflection, action and hope on World AIDS Day 24

    David Cameron has called for continued action in the UK and abroad

    10:10 AM — This World AIDS Day, the Prime Minister has spoken of the government's commitment to the "urgent task" of tackling HIV abroad, through international organisations, and in the UK, through the NHS and partnerships with specialist charities.

  • 11th October 2011

    Home HIV tests ‘should be legalised’ 48

    Home HIV tests are currently illegal

    1:29 PM — Almost two-thirds of people would consider using HIV home testing kits if they were legally available and regulated in the UK, a survey has found.

  • 8th July 2011

    London specialist HIV clinic under threat 24

    The Mildmay is the only clinic of its kind in Europe

    3:16 PM — Europe's only HIV rehabilitation clinic, based in London, is under threat of closure because of a substantial drop in NHS referrals. The Christian-run Mildmay clinic, in Shoreditch, East London, is Europe’s only HIV centre for those with HIV-related neurocognitive impairment or complex physical rehabilitation needs.

  • 26th May 2011

    Schools minister Nick Gibb says lack of HIV education is ‘unforgivable’ 72

    Schools minister Nick Gibb said a PSHE review would not be sidelined

    11:15 AM — Schools minister Nick Gibb says the government is "hugely concerned" about figures which suggest one in four children is not learning about HIV and AIDS at school. Addressing a Lords committee on HIV and AIDS on Tuesday, he said a lack of knowledge in the school system was "unforgivable".

  • 17th May 2011

    Elton John meets David Cameron to discuss HIV rates 30

    Elton John met David Cameron to discuss HIV rates

    11:29 AM — Elton John has met with prime minister David Cameron to discuss the work of his HIV and AIDS charity, the Elton John AIDS Foundation. The private meeting was held at Downing Street and John also met international development secretary Andrew Mitchell, whose department has worked with the EJAF on projects around the world.

  • 13th January 2011

    US politician says HIV funding should be cut for ‘perverted’ people 48

    Larry Brown also said gay marriage should be banned

    5:04 PM — A politician in North Carolina has said that HIV treatment should not be funded by the taxpayer for people who live "perverted lifestyles". Republican representative Larry Brown made his remarks in an email to a newspaper.

  • 30th November 2010

    Labour leader Ed Miliband urges people to talk about HIV 6

    Ed Miliband released a short message for World AIDS Day

    11:28 AM — Labour leader Ed Miliband has released a message for World AIDS Day urging people to talk about the disease. Mr Miliband's message did not mention gay men explicitly but said that everyone should talk about HIV/AIDS and "raise awareness" of it.

  • 25th November 2010

    David Cameron tells gay men ‘get tested for HIV’ 20

    David Cameron said the fight against HIV was "still far from won".

    12:06 PM — Prime minister David Cameron has urged gay men to use condoms, get tested for HIV and support each other in tackling the virus. In a message for Boyz magazine for World AIDS Day, he said that HIV infection rates had increased in the last decade.

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