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  • 12th October 2011

    HIV life expectancy rises by 15 years 153

    Life expectancy for those with HIV has risen

    2:45 PM — Life expectancy for people living with HIV has risen by 15 years in the last decade. Research by the University of Bristol’s School of Social and Community Medicine found that earlier treatment and modern medicine has contributed to the increase.

  • 5th October 2011

    New medical rules for US transgender inmates

    Rules for trans prisoners have changed

    11:27 AM — The US Bureau of Prisons has adopted new rules for the care of transgender inmates. Previously, prisoners would be permitted to continue with treatments such as hormone therapy if they began them before being incarcerated. However, they would not be permitted to start such treatments inside.

  • 29th September 2011

    Small study suggests HIV ‘could be reduced to a minor infection’ 24

    The study suggests HIV could be reduced to a minor infection

    11:40 AM — A small-scale HIV study suggests that the virus could be reduced to a "minor chronic infection" by using a vaccine. Spanish researchers found that 22 of 24 people developed an immune response to HIV after being given a vaccine known as MVA-B.

  • 12th September 2011

    David Cameron backs new international gay rights charity 35

    David Cameron said the UK should be a 'beacon' for gay rights abroad

    11:18 AM — A new UK-based charity will be launched to support LGBT people suffering persecution around the world. The project has been backed by political leaders and prime minister David Cameron, who said Britain should be a "global beacon for reform" on the issue of LGBT rights.

  • 4th February 2011

    Study suggests immune system treatment for HIV 3

    The mice were cured of an HIV-like illness

    3:58 PM — A study on mice with an HIV-like infection found that boosting their immune systems cured them of the disease. Scientists at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Australia said their findings could help develop drugs to help people rid their bodies of infections such as HIV, hepatitis B and C and tuberculosis.

  • 26th January 2011

    Scans show difference in transgender brains 54

    Brain scans showed differences in transgender people's brains

    1:52 PM — A team of scientists has discovered differences in the brains of transgender people. The researchers, at the National University of Distance Education in Madrid, Spain, believe their technique could help doctors identify transgender people at an early age, giving them more options for treatment, such as delaying the onset of puberty.

  • 13th January 2011

    US politician says HIV funding should be cut for ‘perverted’ people 48

    Larry Brown also said gay marriage should be banned

    5:04 PM — A politician in North Carolina has said that HIV treatment should not be funded by the taxpayer for people who live "perverted lifestyles". Republican representative Larry Brown made his remarks in an email to a newspaper.

  • 5th January 2011

    Trans woman performs DIY castration 22

    The trans woman was said to have been determined to have the surgery

    2:56 PM — A transgender woman in North Derbyshire was treated in hospital after a DIY castration. The patient, 22, is said to have been determined to undergo sex reassignment surgery.

  • 4th January 2011

    Clare Balding says she’s beaten cancer 3

    Clare Balding said she did not need further treatment for cancer

    9:35 AM — Lesbian TV presenter Clare Balding has announced that she does not require further treatment for thyroid cancer. The broadcaster, speaking on BBC Radio 2's French and Saunders programme yesterday, said her doctor gave her the news last month.

  • 1st December 2010

    Exclusive: NHS trust stops referrals for transgender treatment 104

    NHS Kent have stopped referrals for transgender treatment

    8:14 PM — An NHS trust has been criticised for temporarily stopping treatment referrals for transgender people. NHS West Kent is also ceasing referrals for gastric band surgery and couples seeking IVF but trans campaigners say people with these conditions do not have a high suicide rate, unlike trans people waiting for treatment.

  • 30th November 2010

    Comment: We’ve got to change gay men’s attitudes to cut HIV 48

    Stigma remains in the gay community (Photo: B Hernandez)

    6:27 PM — It’s almost 30 years since the first cases of AIDS were diagnosed and the HIV epidemic among UK gay men shows no real signs of abating. The only way to cut HIV rates is to tackle stigma around the infection, Michael Carter argues.

  • 16th February 2010

    Gay man jailed for ‘reckless’ HIV transmission 14

    Mark James was sentenced to more than four years in jail

    11:59 AM — A gay man who absconded to France after being convicted for recklessly infecting his former boyfriend with HIV was arrested when he returned to the UK for cancer treatment.

  • 28th January 2010

    Italy opens first transgender prison 3

    The prison will house 30 trans inmates

    2:10 PM — Italy is to open its first prison specially for trans inmates. The building, a former halfway house for women, is in the town of Empoli in Tuscany. It will open in late March.

  • 15th December 2009

    Lesbian couple win UK appeal over Gibraltar’s housing policy 2

    The couple won their case in the UK

    4:11 PM — A lesbian couple who were refused a joint tenancy in government housing in Gibraltar have won their UK appeal. Three years ago, the Housing Allocation Committee refused to grant the unnamed couple a joint tenancy on the basis that they were unmarried.

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