6th December 2013
Peter Tatchell: ‘Nelson Mandela was a gay icon but he failed on HIV, poverty & Mugabe’ 56
4:30 PM — Peter Tatchell writes for PinkNews of how Nelson Mandela became a "gay icon" - but says the former president "failed" when it came to dealing with the HIV epidemic, challenging Robert Mugabe, and tackling poverty during his time in office.
Terrence Higgins Trust: Nelson Mandela stood ‘shoulder to shoulder’ with those living with HIV 1
12:34 PM — The Acting Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust, Paul Ward, says he was personally inspired by Nelson Mandela’s “compassion” and advocacy when it came to the issue of HIV.
3rd December 2013
Obama announces $100 million initiative to find a cure for HIV 5
12:12 PM — President Barack Obama has announced a $100 million funding initiative by the US National Institutes of Health to find a cure for HIV.
2nd December 2013
Comment: Ignorance still dominates the public debate on HIV in the UK 2
6:38 PM — Hamish MacKenzie-Sempill writes on World AIDS Day about the ignorance surrounding HIV diagnosis, and on why he thinks it is important to be visible.
Coronation Street star Michelle Collins: My gay friend died from AIDS and his family never accepted him
2:55 PM — Actress Michelle Collins explains to PinkNews why she has long supported the work of the Terrence Higgins Trust and recalls how she lost a close friend to an AIDS-related illness.
Green MP Caroline Lucas: I’m worried HIV care could be damaged by NHS reforms 1
1:21 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas says the success of HIV community testing could be undermined by changes to the NHS.
1st December 2013
Comment: Gay men should lead the way in understanding of HIV 3
3:39 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk on World AIDS Day, Yusef Azad from the National AIDS Trust, says he remains surprised that so many gay men remain "ignorant" about HIV.
Comment: World AIDS Day 2013 – the year of personal activism 3
2:36 PM — Tom Hayes, the Editor in Chief of beyondpositive.org writes for PinkNews on rising HIV diagnosis rates, and a need for more community engagement with people who are HIV positive.
David Cameron: This World AIDS Day we must renew our determination to save lives at home and abroad 5
2:21 PM — In his message for World AIDS Day 2013, the Prime Minister David Cameron said we all need to "renew our determination" to saving lives, both at home and abroad.
Comment: The docs who cried ‘cure’ – A lookback at HIV in 2013 13
1:22 PM — Will Harris from Terrence Higgins Trust looks back at the key HIV stories of this year and writes on whether people have a false impression that a 'cure' for the virus is just around the corner.
Public Health Minister: Gay men need to be aware of HIV and testing is essential 6
12:44 PM — In an exclusive interview with PinkNews, Public Health Minister Jane Ellison says she’s in favour of looking at new ways for gay and bisexual men to test for HIV, such as in gyms and bars, because she wants testing to become an “ordinary mainstream activity”.
29th November 2013
Elton John: ‘To end AIDS, we need more than a cure – we need compassion’ 3
7:14 PM — Ahead of Sunday’s World AIDS Day, Sir Elton John says the HIV/AIDS epidemic could be defeated today, without a cure, if stigma and discrimination was stripped away from the virus by society.
Nick Clegg: 30 years since the first HIV cases, too many myths still persist
3:56 PM — In his annual message for Sunday's World AIDS Day, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says it's "vital" to get people testing in order to reduce undiagnosed rates of HIV.
Manchester Police Commissioner: ‘HIV does not discriminate and neither should society’ 4
11:49 AM — Greater Manchester’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Tony Lloyd, says agencies and communities need to support those living with HIV and encourage them to come forward if they have been a victim of hate crime or discrimination.
Terrence Higgins Trust: 52% of people still wrongly believe HIV is a death sentence 11
10:42 AM — A survey by Terrence Higgins Trust shows more than nine out of ten people with HIV think public understanding of the condition needs improving.
28th November 2013
National AIDS Trust urges gay men to take part in HIV quiz
7:21 PM — Ahead of Sunday’s World AIDS, the National AIDS Trust is urging gay and bisexual men to part in an HIV awareness quiz.
MP Caroline Lucas takes HIV test and says ‘we need to remove the stigma around testing’ 1
3:10 PM — Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, has taken an HIV test in support of the Halve It campaign, which is aiming to halve rates of late and undiagnosed HIV in the UK by 2015.
27th November 2013
Tory MP Simon Kirby tells David Cameron that he’s tested for HIV as part of HIV Testing Week 2
1:21 PM — Conservative MP Simon Kirby has urged David Cameron to support efforts to increase HIV testing at today’s PMQs, with the MP saying that he’d undertaken an HIV test in Brighton as part of HIV Testing Week.
26th November 2013
TV presenter Dr Christian Jessen pledges support for National HIV Testing Week 7
1:15 PM — TV presenter Dr Christian Jessen, Erasure singer Andy Bell and Coronation Street actor Charlie Condou are all pledging their support for this year’s National HIV Testing Week.
Hong Kong: Gay men still highest at risk in ‘record-breaking’ HIV figures
11:29 AM — Hong Kong has released new figures showing a "record-breaking" number of HIV infections, with gay men still highest at risk of contracting the disease this past year.