26th July 2012
Small HIV study raises hopes of ‘functional cure’ 5
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.
Leading scientist renews hope in a ‘cure’ for HIV 14
12:15 PM — A cure for HIV infection is now a very realistic possibility, according to an increasing number of voices in the scientific community.
24th July 2012
Multi-million pound investment in HIV testing outreach announced 89
12:52 PM — Almost £8 million is being invested in driving down HIV infections and providing information to improve people’s sexual health, Public Health Minister Anne Milton announced yesterday.
23rd July 2012
Elton John urges International AIDS Conference to show compassion 2
9:52 PM — Sir Elton John has called for more compassion to be shown to people living with HIV. The singer was addressing the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington on Monday.
18th July 2012
US report: HIV rates particularly high in gay black men 19
11:45 PM — A report released ahead of the 19th International AIDS Conference says that black gay men in the US account for one in four new HIV infections. The report, from the Black AIDS Institute, is titled: Back of the Line: The State of AIDS Among Black Gay Men in America.
17th July 2012
US approval of drug for HIV prevention welcomed cautiously in UK 35
1:02 PM — The decision by US authorities to approve the anti-retroviral drug Truvada for groups at risk of contracting HIV has been cautiously welcomed in the UK.
14th July 2012
Elton John says he ‘wasted a big part’ of his life on drugs 4
11:51 PM — Sir Elton John has spoken candidly about his past drug use, saying he "wasted a big part" of his life. The singer, speaking to the Today show for a forthcoming broadcast, said he was "consumed by cocaine, booze and who knows what else" earlier in his career.
9th July 2012
HIV treatment ‘hindered by anti-gay laws’ 10
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
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.
6th July 2012
New call for HIV at-home testing kits in the UK 221
9:00 AM — The National AIDS Trust has called for the incorporation of at-home testing kits for HIV into UK strategies following their approval for sale in the US.
4th July 2012
Thirtieth anniversary of Terry Higgins’ death marked with fresh HIV prevention call 21
2:01 PM — Gay men can lead the way in slashing HIV rates within a decade, says Terrence Higgins Trust on 30th anniversary of Terry Higgins’ death
3rd July 2012
US FDA approves at-home HIV test 10
8:36 PM — The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a rapid, at-home HIV test for the first time. OraQuick, which will sold over-the-counter, is an oral swab test which gives a result in 20-40 minutes.
27th June 2012
Cannes: Sexuality questionnaire pulled after ‘shocking’ retirees 9
2:30 PM — Following complaints, authorities in Cannes have pulled a questionnaire intended to shed light on why the area has a higher proportion of older people being diagnosed with HIV.
19th June 2012
Home Office will be asked to heed warning on ‘outdated’ police resources on HIV 5
6:05 PM — The Home Office is to be asked to ensure police resources on HIV accurately reflect current knowledge of the virus and its routes of transmission.
18th June 2012
Report: Police training on HIV ‘outdated and stigmatising’ 18
11:38 AM — A National AIDS Trust review of how police approach HIV suggests many constabularies in the UK have procedures based on unfounded concerns regarding transmission, which can fuel 'scaremongering' and 'mistreatment' for people living with the virus, the charity said.
14th June 2012
Opening marriage to gay couples ‘would improve sexual health’ 60
10:35 AM — The HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has said today that allowing gay couples an equal right to marry as straight couples would improve the nation's sexual health.
12th June 2012
NAT and Gaydar to encourage HIV testing at WorldPride in London
12:35 PM — NAT, the National AIDS Trust, will be teaming up with Gaydar.co.uk for World Pride on Saturday 7 July with the message ‘Take Pride, Get Tested’.
31st May 2012
Report examines role of HIV partner notification and online technology 17
6:15 PM — The National AIDS Trust has launched a new report on the role of partner notification after diagnosis with HIV in the drive to increase HIV testing and early diagnoses.
‘Worrying’ annual figures put new gonorrhoea cases in gay men up 61 percent in 2011 57
10:29 AM — Health Protection Agency figures released today have revealed a two percent rise in the number of new sexually transmitted infections recorded in England. Young people and men who have sex with men are at highest risk, with the rate of new gonorrhoea cases up 61 percent on 2010 among the latter.
25th May 2012
HIV charity closure hits North West’s LGBT community 149
12:43 PM — Hundreds of people in Greater Manchester and beyond are now in need of support after a major HIV charity lost more than £1.5million over five years.