18th July 2014
Australia: Melbourne flags to be flown at half mast for AIDS conference after MH17 crash
2:13 PM — Flags in Melbourne will be flown at half mast for the entirety of the International AIDS Conference, as a mark of respect to AIDS activists who died in yesterday's Malaysia Airlines crash.
THT boss: Loss of HIV activists in Malaysia Airlines crash ‘a cruel blow’ 1
12:20 PM — Leading HIV charity, the Terrence Higgins Trust (THT), has paid tribute to the loss of 298 people, including 100 HIV activists, clinicians and academics, in the Malaysia Airlines crash, to say it is a "cruel blow" which will be "felt for some time."
AIDS activists killed in Malaysia Airlines plane crash 39
11:02 AM — A number of people due to attend an HIV/AIDS conference in Australia were onboard the doomed flight MH17 when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine, according to reports.
17th July 2014
Public Health England welcomes WHO announcement on PrEP for gay men 11
6:31 PM — The WHO’s decision to recommend that gay men should consider using PrEP as an additional method against HIV has been welcomed by Public Health England.
Lifetime gay blood ban not justifiable, says Europe Court of Justice Advocate General
4:57 PM — A lifetime ban preventing French gay men from donating blood is not justifiable, says the Advocate General of the European Court of Justice.
16th July 2014
UNAIDS: The HIV epidemic can be brought under control by 2030 1
3:09 PM — The HIV epidemic can be brought under control by 2030, UNAIDS says.
Study: A third of teenagers think they can’t catch HIV through unprotected sex 8
1:58 PM — On the back of a study which has found that a third of young people don't know they can catch HIV through unprotected sex, calls have been made for clearer sex education.
15th July 2014
WHO accused of ‘perpetuating gay stereotypes’ with PrEP announcement 70
4:20 PM — Journalist Patrick McAleenan has questioned the WHO’s decision to recommend that gay men should consider using antiretroviral drugs as an additional method of preventing HIV infection.
14th July 2014
Switzerland: Rate of new HIV infections falls by 8% 1
5:25 PM — The number of new HIV infections in Switzerland declined by 8% in 2013, according to new data.
Nigeria: Anti-gay law interrupts local treatment of HIV for gay men
3:06 PM — The negative impact of Nigeria's anti-gay legislature on HIV treatment has been shown to have been potentially substantial.
12th July 2014
Ireland: Church that sells bleach as HIV ‘cure’ holding event in Dublin 42
2:11 PM — A church that attempts to cure HIV with industrial strength bleach is holding an event in Dublin.
‘Gay Blood Drive’ events held across US to protest blood ban 1
1:39 PM — Gay blood drive events have been held across the US, to protest the ongoing ban on gay men giving blood.
11th July 2014
Vine star Nash Grier kisses male fan after calling HIV a ‘fag’ disease 40
6:58 PM — A Vine star has kissed a male fan as an apology after he claimed that HIV was a "fag" disease.
US: HIV returns in Mississippi baby despite believed ‘functional cure’
1:20 PM — A Mississippi toddler believed to have been cured of HIV shortly after birth now has detectable levels of the virus once again, doctors reported on Thursday.
World Health Organization: HIV prevention urgently needed for MSM and transgender people 10
12:21 PM — The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the global fight against HIV risks stalling without stronger preventative treatments for transgender people and gay and bisexual men.
10th July 2014
Matthew Wright: Final wish of gay icon Elizabeth Taylor was to have blue plaque outside London home 4
1:37 PM — Channel 5 presenter Matthew Wright says the late Elizabeth Taylor should be honoured with a blue plaque outside her London home for her campaigning work on HIV.
9th July 2014
Christian group claims it healed 40 people of HIV at Pride event 30
3:25 PM — A Christian group that infiltrated a Pride event has claimed that it healed 40 people of HIV.
Vine’s most popular user apologises for calling HIV a ‘fag’ disease 40
11:34 AM — A popular user of social video Vine has apologised, after he insisted HIV was a "gay thing" and screamed the homophobic slur "fag".
8th July 2014
Paul O’Grady: Drag queens were the Vera Lynns of south London in the 1980s 4
6:23 PM — Paul O’Grady has described what it meant to be a drag queen at the height of the AIDS epidemic
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”.