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Pets help women manage HIV/AIDS: Study

A spoonful of medicine goes down a lot easier if there is a dog or cat around. Having pets is helpful for women living with HIV/AIDS and managing their chronic illness, according to a new study from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University.

24 January 2012
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Public Service award winner -

The website is part of Terrence Higgins Trust's (THT) LifePlus package of services, which is helping to transform the lives of people living with HIV in the UK.

23 November 2011
The Guardian
Dead scared of taking the HIV/AIDS test

It is a well- known fact that more women than men know their HIV status and that it would be great if more men went for testing. What is not so well known, and I speak from personal experience, are the inner struggles that men have to confront before going for testing.

05 November 2011
The Zimbabwean
New Technologies May Increase Adherence to HIV Drugs

New technologies may help HIV-positive people adhere to their pill regimens, The Minnesota Daily reports. Keith Horvath, a University of Minnesota researcher, built a “Facebook-like” website last spring that allowed participants to network with other people with HIV.

05 November 2011
Assisted Living with HIV: A New Reality as Treatments Improve

With HIV striking the aging population at an alarming rate and with survivors living beyond their expectancy, assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities may begin to see an influx of HIV-positive residents.  Not only are these communities going to need to be prepared for the medical needs of such patients but also for the psycho-social needs of the aging survivors.

06 June 2011
Senior Homes
UK: Disabled people stage protest over spending cuts

Disabled people and their families have held a protest in central London against government spending cuts.

12 May 2011
New UK government plans for social care

Speaking in Parliament yesterday the Secretary of State for Health (Mr Andrew Lansley) announced that he has laid before Parliament the Government's response to the Health Select Committee's report on social care.

15 July 2010
Disability Alliance
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

This content was checked for accuracy at the time it was written. It may have been superseded by more recent developments. NAM recommends checking whether this is the most current information when making decisions that may affect your health.

NAM’s information is intended to support, rather than replace, consultation with a healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor or another member of your healthcare team for advice tailored to your situation.