8th July 2014
Vine’s most followed tells 8.7 million: HIV is a ‘fag’ disease, no need to get tested 67
6:14 PM — The most followed contributor to video-sharing website Vine, 16-year-old Nash Grier, has come under fire for a video in which he insisted that HIV is “a gay thing” and shouted the homophobic slur “fag”.
David Furnish praises MPs for undertaking HIV tests 2
4:56 PM — Filmmaker and campaigner David Furnish has praised politicians for taking part in an HIV testing session at Westminster.
UK Parliament begins world record HIV testing challenge 1
10:53 AM — The record for the highest number of parliamentarians to take an HIV test in one session will be set today at Westminster.
7th July 2014
US: ‘Gay Blood Drive Day’ to call for end of gay blood ban 43
7:02 PM — A Gay Blood Drive Day will be held on Friday, to protest the continuing blanket ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood in the US.
Study: Use of PrEP drug could lower herpes infection rates
4:27 PM — The use of HIV drug Truvada as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), to prevent HIV infection, could also lower the infection rates of genital herpes.
Australia: HIV home-testing kits approved for manufacture and sale
11:46 AM — The Australian government has approved the sale HIV home-testing kits, as part of a national strategy aiming to tackle the virus.
2nd July 2014
US: Researcher pleads not guilty in HIV vaccine fraud case
10:55 PM — Dong-Pyou Han, a former Iowa State University scientist, pleaded not guilty Tuesday regarding charges that he falsified research for an HIV vaccine to secure large amounts of federal funding.
1st July 2014
Public Health England: ‘Gay men disproportionately affected by ill-health’ 12
11:04 AM — Gay and bisexual men are disproportionately affected by poor sexual health, mental health challenges and the use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco, Public Health England says.
30th June 2014
R.E.M singer Michael Stipe: I was afraid to get tested for HIV in the 80s 6
2:08 PM — R.E.M frontman Michael Stipe has said that he was reluctant to get tested for HIV in the 1980s.
US: Study shows men at risk of HIV infection may misjudge their vulnerability 1
12:11 PM — A survey conducted in the US shows many men who have sex with men may not be aware of their risk of HIV infection.
29th June 2014
US: New York Governor announces new HIV task force 2
5:55 PM — The Governor of New York has announced the creation of a new HIV task force, aiming to wipe out HIV in the state entirely.
27th June 2014
Christian group planning to infiltrate Pride and ‘cure’ people of HIV 65
8:31 PM — A Christian group is planning to infiltrate a Pride event to 'cure' people who have HIV.
26th June 2014
America to mark national HIV Testing Day
5:04 PM — National HIV Testing Day is taking place in the United States on Friday.
23rd June 2014
Study: Bisexual men ‘most at risk’ from sexually transmitted infections 4
6:25 PM — Bisexual men are "disproportionately affected" by sexually transmitted infections, according to new research.
17th June 2014
UK Government rules out easing restrictions on gay men giving blood 30
5:10 PM — The Department of Health has rejected calls by the Green Party to end the ban against gay and bisexual men donating blood within 12 months of having sex.
15th June 2014
UK: Royal College of Nursing warns older HIV patients are ‘failed by the system’ 1
12:28 PM — The Royal College of Nursing has warned that older patients require greater help to overcome the stigma of HIV.
13th June 2014
US: Iowa Supreme Court overturns man’s criminal HIV transmission conviction 2
9:03 PM — An Iowa court has overturned the conviction of a man who was charged with illegally exposing someone to HIV, despite using a condom.
8th June 2014
Hawaii: Sex education lessons to require ‘opt-in’ over fears of ‘normalising’ homosexuality 9
2:35 PM — The Hawaii Department of Education has confirmed that children will only be able to receive sex education lessons if their parents specifically opt in, over fears about homosexuality.
6th June 2014
‘Bareback Saint’ title for Andy Bell’s new album 3
6:45 PM — Erasure star Andy Bell is releasing a new solo album called “Torsten The Bareback Saint”.
4th June 2014
Lord Fowler: Fight against HIV going backwards because of anti-gay laws 6
2:58 PM — Former Health Secretary Lord Fowler says the fight against HIV is “going backwards” because of anti-gay laws in many parts of the world.