28th November 2013
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.
25th November 2013
56 Dean Street launches weekly sexual health walk in screening and vaccination service at ManBar
5:06 PM — London's 56 Dean Street will this evening launch an outreach service at ManBar, in order to test for HIV, hepatitis C, and a range of STIs.
22nd November 2013
Gay former soldier helps launch National HIV Testing Week for Terrence Higgins Trust 7
1:39 PM — James Wharton, a former Lance Corporal with the Blues and Royals, has taken a rapid HIV test to encourage more gay men to test for the virus during this year’s National HIV Testing Week.
21st November 2013
National AIDS Trust: GPs are failing to test gay men for HIV 15
1:47 PM — The National AIDS Trust has warned that too many doctors are failing to offer HIV tests for gay and bisexual men.
HIV infections among gay men in England at highest ever level 31
11:19 AM — New figures released today by Public Health England show HIV infections among gay and bisexual men at a record high.
20th November 2013
Aung San Suu Kyi: Stigma against HIV and anti-gay laws are costing lives in Burma
4:32 PM — Aung San Suu Kyi has called on Burma to decriminalise homosexuality, with the United Nations warning anti-gay laws are hampering efforts to fight HIV among gay men in the country
18th November 2013
Comment: The legacy of Section 28, ten years on 20
11:42 AM — Writing on the ten-year anniversary of the repeal of Section 28 in England and Wales, Tom Hayes, the editor of beyondpositive, says the law meant he was unable to receive basic advice about same-sex relationships at school.
14th November 2013
Gay activist challenges homophobic ban in both Trinidad and Tobago and Belize 7
2:23 PM — A gay rights activist and attorney-at-law in Jamaica has challenged the immigration laws of both the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and Belize, because of policies that prohibit gay people from entering.
13th November 2013
London Council ‘alarmed’ by rising HIV infections 2
1:38 PM — A senior London councillor, representing boroughs across the capital, has described rising HIV infection rates in London as “alarming”.
HIV campaign disagrees with media link between David Dimbleby’s scorpion tattoo and gay men with HIV 9
12:57 PM — The decision of The Times, Metro and The Huffington Post to claim gay men use a scorpion and other “biohazard” symbols to indicate they are HIV positive has surprised gay men’s health charity, GMFA.
12th November 2013
Ugandan President takes HIV test as part of prevention campaign 2
11:23 AM — The President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, has taken an HIV test in public, saying he wants all Ugandans to know their HIV status if the country is to reduce new infections.
11th November 2013
Annie Lennox: Stigma is preventing people in Scotland from testing for HIV 4
2:24 PM — Singer Annie Lennox has commented on new research in Scotland showing nearly a quarter of people are unaware that a person living with HIV can live for more than 20 years.
David Furnish: The story of AIDS became a message about hope 4
1:38 PM — David Furnish wants people to watch ‘How to Survive a Plague’, a new film about the AIDS epidemic. He says we should never forget those who “stood up and fought” against apathy in the 1980s.
6th November 2013
Terrence Higgins Trust urges gay men to make a pledge against rising HIV 4
3:20 PM — Terrence Higgins Trust is calling on gay and bisexual men to help halt the spread of HIV by making a small pledge of support on its new ‘It Starts With Me’ website.
30th October 2013
Botswana Government accused of detaining gay citizens 6
4:22 PM — An HIV support group in Botswana has accused the country’s government of trying to detain gay citizens or deport them if they are foreigners.
Study: Gonorrhoea cases among HIV positive gay men continue to rise 3
1:14 PM — Research from Public Health England (PHE) has found over a quarter of people with gonorrhoea also had HIV reaching 40% amongst men who have sex with men (MSM).
THT boss: Gay community’s response to AIDS epidemic helped advance gay rights 9
12:21 PM — THT's outgoing head has paid tribute to the “compassionate” nature of Britain’s gay community, saying the horrors of the AIDS epidemic actually helped establish today’s progress in gay rights.