3rd January 2014
UK Government refuses to repeal Northern Ireland gay blood ban 14
8:19 PM — The UK Government has lodged an appeal against a ruling requiring Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to decide if Northern Ireland should continue with its lifetime ban on gay men giving blood.
Ireland: HIV infections among gay men at record high 9
4:25 PM — The number of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with HIV has reached the highest level ever recorded in Ireland, new figures show.
2nd December 2013
Green MP Caroline Lucas: I’m worried HIV care could be damaged by NHS reforms 1
1:21 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas says the success of HIV community testing could be undermined by changes to the NHS.
1st December 2013
Comment: Gay men should lead the way in understanding of HIV 3
3:39 PM — Writing for PinkNews.co.uk on World AIDS Day, Yusef Azad from the National AIDS Trust, says he remains surprised that so many gay men remain "ignorant" about HIV.
Comment: The docs who cried ‘cure’ – A lookback at HIV in 2013 13
1:22 PM — Will Harris from Terrence Higgins Trust looks back at the key HIV stories of this year and writes on whether people have a false impression that a 'cure' for the virus is just around the corner.
Public Health Minister: Gay men need to be aware of HIV and testing is essential 6
12:44 PM — In an exclusive interview with PinkNews, Public Health Minister Jane Ellison says she’s in favour of looking at new ways for gay and bisexual men to test for HIV, such as in gyms and bars, because she wants testing to become an “ordinary mainstream activity”.
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.
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.
Brighton MP Caroline Lucas to unveil world’s largest AIDS awareness ribbon 1
12:39 PM — Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, will be marking World AIDS Day this Sunday at an event where the world’s largest AIDS awareness ribbon will be unveiled.
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.
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
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”.
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.
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).
17th October 2013
Chinese paper criticises proposed ban on HIV positive people using saunas
2:42 PM — China’s Global Times has urged officials in the country to drop proposals banning people who are HIV positive from accessing spas and public bathhouses.
16th October 2013
Lesbian and Gay Foundation receives award for gonorrhoea poster
3:44 PM — Manchester’s Lesbian and Gay Foundation (LGF) has been honoured for its sexual health advocacy work.
15th October 2013
National AIDS Trust says Northern Ireland should match rest of UK on blood donation rules 2
4:39 PM — The National AIDS Trust has urged Northern Ireland’s government to accept Belfast High Court’s ruling against maintaining a lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.
Northern Ireland First Minister suggests fight to keep gay blood ban not over 3
4:09 PM — Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson has said last week’s decision to rule against the province’s lifetime ban on blood donations from gay men could be appealed.