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  • Ongoing challenges in providing PMTCT in Kenya and Malawi

    Ongoing systemic issues are affecting the implementation of the 2010 World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines on prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programmes in Kenya, according to a study presented at the 17th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa ...

    24 January 2014 | Lesley Odendal
  • UK government ends funding for HIV-specific phone helplines

    The Department of Health has ended its support for the telephone helplines operated by Terrence Higgins Trust, Black Health Agency, fpa and Brook, with funding instead diverted to a centralised operation run by the private company ...

    04 October 2012 | Roger Pebody
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  • 'This is what it's really like to live with HIV'

    The number of young men being diagnosed with HIV has doubled in ten years; the number of new diagnoses among gay and bisexual men has reached a record high, according to the most recent data. The virus is rarely out of the news, and yet, because of continuing developments in treatment, few of us understand what life with the condition is like now. Three young men, all diagnosed in their 20s, talk about living with the virus.

    10 April 2015 | Daily Telegraph
  • Uganda: women and girls bear burden of HIV caregiving

    James Odong explores how the burden of caregiving falls heavily on girls, affecting their quality of life and education opportunities, as well as bringing added vulnerabilities.

    07 April 2015 | Key Correspondents
  • HIV science and treatment knowledge can end AIDS epidemic in the US

    The scientific evidence is clear. As a result of extraordinary advances in biomedical research, we now have the tools we need to end the HIV epidemic in the United States. Or do we? According to, "When We Know Better, We Do Better: State of HIV/AIDS Science and Treatment Literacy," a recently released national report by the Black AIDS Institute and others, the missing link to ending the AIDS epidemic in the U.S. is increasing the science and treatment literacy among the non-medical HIV/AIDS workforce.

    04 February 2015 | News Medical
  • The Quest Workshop for Black and Minority Ethnic Gay and Bisexual Men

    Public Health England (PHE) has commissioned The Quest to deliver its flagship “The Quest Workshop”, aimed at reducing health risk behaviour and building resilience, to Black African, Black Caribbean, mixed Black and other ethnicity (BME) gay and bisexual men who have sex with men (MSM). As part of the project, The Quest will be delivering two workshops in London and one in Manchester. The first set of workshops will be taking place in March 2015.

    21 January 2015 | The Quest
  • Dating While HIV-Positive: Knowing What You're Worth

    As anyone can imagine, learning that you are newly HIV-positive can feel like taking a bullet. So sometimes it is best talk to a stranger before you can catch your breath and find your words for your family and friends. Although I am no psychotherapist, I can definitely relate and empathize with a myriad of fears that flood a person’s headspace when they first receive the news. And in almost every instance, the most pressing and immediate concern after just finding out is about how HIV will affect a person’s dating life.

    04 January 2015 | The Advocate
  • The Intersection of HIV/AIDS and Gender-Based Violence: A Critical Connection

    Carla Koppell, USAID’s chief strategy officer, discusses linkages between gender-based violence prevention and efforts to reduce the spread of HIV: "This week we mark World AIDS Day. Appropriately, it occurs during the Sixteen Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Why so appropriate? Because we know that gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response are critical to effectively treating and reducing the spread of HIV. Though not always self-evident, the connection is clear."

    09 December 2014 | USAID
  • Cara Bids for Lighthouse Lifeline

    The Lighthouse in West London, up for sale by THT, will continue to be used and run by people living with HIV if a rescue plan by The Cara Trust is accepted.

    19 February 2014 | Baseline
  • New face of hit television HIV-AIDS show

    A popular HIV-AIDS awareness and educational show, Siyayinqoba - Beat It!, targets people living with HIV and other chronic diseases, their partners, families, friends and care givers.

    17 April 2013 | Sowetan
  • Activists Launch Interactive HIV/AIDS Website

    A website providing a directory of medical services and other resources for people living with HIV/AIDS in Indonesia was recently set up to help patients more easily access treatment and information about the disease.

    11 February 2013 | Jakarta Globe
  • A Letter to HIV on the 16th Anniversary of My Diagnosis

    I know that thanks to you I had to take a very good look at myself, and the world. I had to look straight in the eyes of death and illness. Thanks to you I stopped taking my life for granted. I had to ask difficult questions to myself. Recognise my fragilities, and my responsibilities. What was most painful: I had to question the possibility of love and intimacy.

    04 February 2013 | Speaking Up! blog
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