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  • 2nd August 2011

    Elton’s 750,000 euro HIV donation not spent 4

    Elton John and his civil partner David Furnish raise funds for HIV and AIDS

    1:48 PM — A 750,000 euro donation from Elton John to combat HIV in Ireland has not been spent, it has emerged. The singer gave the money to the government two years ago to be used in a clean needle project for drug addicts.

  • 20th July 2011

    Gay men ‘unaware of HIV symptoms’ 53

    HIV experts say gay men need to be aware of HIV symptoms so they can get early treatment

    5:30 PM — Sixty per cent of gay men are unaware of the symptoms of early HIV infection, a large-scale survey has found. According to the research by National AIDS Trust, most of the men surveyed could not name the ‘triad’ of a sore throat, rash and fever as the most common symptoms occurring together.

  • 5th July 2011

    India’s health minister calls homosexuality a ‘western disease’ 234

    Indian HIV and gay campaigners were furious at the health minister's words

    10:46 AM — India's health minister, Ghulam Nabi Azad, has caused uproar by referring to homosexuality as an unnatural "disease" from the west.

  • 15th June 2011

    STIs in gay men continue to rise 186

    STI diagnoses continue to rise in gay and bisexual men

    3:36 PM — Sexually-transmitted infections in gay and bisexual men remain at a high level, the UK Health Protection Agency says. New figures from the body show that men who have sex with men and young adults are the most at-risk groups for infections.

  • 3rd June 2011

    This weekend marks 30th anniversary of first HIV cases but ignorance is growing, say National AIDS Trust 83

    Thirty years on and NAT say ignorance around transmission of HIV is growing

    1:05 PM — This Sunday 5 June marks 30 years since the first cases of HIV.

  • 31st May 2011

    Outrage at capital’s HIV services funding cut 38

    HIV services have been cut in London, despite rising numbers of infectionsrising

    5:30 PM — London HIV prevention groups have said they are outraged at the 20 per cent funding cut.

  • 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".

  • 24th May 2011

    Terrence Higgins Trust receives £200,000 government grant 11

    Terrence Higgins Trust will run a new programme for young people

    5:02 PM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) has been granted £203,528 of government funding to run a sex education programme in schools and youth clubs in England.

  • Video: God Hates Fags demo leads to $50,000 donation to gay AIDS charity 28

    Many children took part in the God Hates Fags demonstration

    2:58 PM — A leading American comedienne known as 'the Queen of Mean', Lisa Lampanelli, has donated $50,000 to a gay AIDS charity in the name of the Westboro Baptist Church, home of the 'God Hates Fags' campaign.

  • 13th May 2011

    Gay network founder climbs Everest for HIV charity 6

    Greg Healey set off last month

    4:39 PM — The founder of gay network Village Drinks is climbing Mount Everest to raise money for charity. Greg Healey, 30, is currently halfway to the summit after setting off from Kathmandu in April.

  • 9th May 2011

    Study finds gay men are more likely to have had cancer 84

    It is not clear why gay men were more likely to have had cancer (Photo: Katie Tegtmeyer)

    10:55 AM — A large US study has suggested that gay men are more likely to have had cancer than straight men. The research, from California, found that gay men were almost twice as likely as straight men to have been diagnosed with this disease. On average, diagnoses happened a decade earlier for gay men.

  • 4th May 2011

    Student to cycle length of London tube network for HIV charity 20

    Adam Fairris hopes to raise £1,000

    3:20 PM — Medical student Adam Fairris is preparing to cycle the length of the London tube network to raise money for Terrence Higgins Trust. At the end of this month, the 21-year-old will cycle 300 miles across five days, following the rough path of London's 11 underground lines.

  • 20th April 2011

    Gay HIV study to look at daily prevention pill 50

    Men would be given a daily dose of Truvada

    3:48 PM — A proposed UK study of gay and bisexual men would look at the efficacy of giving them a daily oral HIV prevention pill. The pilot study, which is still at an early stage, would give at-risk gay men a daily dose of Truvada, which has been found to lower the rate of new HIV infections.

  • 11th April 2011

    US HIV patients want right to HIV organ transplants 6

    US law forbids HIV-positive organs going to HIV-positive recipients

    4:05 PM — HIV-positive patients in the US are lobbying for the right to receive HIV-infected transplant organs. They argue that there are hundreds of HIV-infected organs available every year and that making the change would save lives and give more people the chance of a transplant.

  • 9th April 2011

    Safe sex message for Attitude’s ‘naked issue’ 27

    Attitude publish a 'naked' edition every year

    10:00 PM — Attitude magazine's annual 'naked issue' is urging readers to use condoms and get tested for HIV. This month's issue, which features the boys from Blue on the cover, is packed with safe sex advice and slogans such as 'Last night a condom saved my life'.

  • 31st March 2011

    US report calls for study of LGBT health issues 4

    Health surveys should ask people if they are LGBT, the report said

    5:40 PM — A major US report says that the unique health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people should be identified. The Institute of Medicine report says that government-funded health studies should routinely ask people their sexual orientation and gender identity, just as they already ask about race and ethnicity.

  • 17th March 2011

    Stonewall to launch ‘biggest ever gay men’s health survey’ 4

    The survey will ask about healthcare experiences

    3:56 PM — Gay rights charity Stonewall has launched a survey into gay and bisexual men's health. The organisation says the study will be the largest of its kind in Britain and will cover mental health, diet, fitness, long-term health conditions and illnesses like heart disease and cancer.

  • 8th December 2010

    Brighton MPs promise to halve undiagnosed HIV by 2015 4

    Brighton has one of the highest rates of HIV in the UK (Photo: Annie Green Springs)

    5:29 PM — Brighton MPs Simon Kirby and Caroline Lucas have welcomed the Department of Health's decision to support a cross-party policy document on HIV prevention. The Halve It campaign aims to cut estimated undiagnosed HIV infections in half by 2015.

  • 3rd December 2010

    Katie Price attacked for HIV Tweet 17

    Katie Price apologised for the tweet

    11:34 AM — Katie Price has apologised after she posted false allegations on Twitter about a showbiz editor having HIV and another writer having "crabs". Price said she "accidentally" reposted messages which were sent to her by fans. She made the blunder yesterday, one day after World AIDS Day.

  • 1st December 2010

    Video: David Cameron calls for an end to stigma related to HIV and AIDS 11

    David Cameron recorded the message for World AIDS day

    11:54 PM — In a video for message for World AIDS Day, the prime minister, David Cameron has called on the media and faith groups to help tackle the stigma associated with HIV and AIDS.

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