The Asia-Pacific region will not meet the goal of ending the HIV epidemic in 15 years unless it changes laws and attitudes hostile to people living with HIV, the head of the United Nations agency on AIDS said on Wednesday.
29 January 2015 | Reuters
The adult content filters being rolled out by some internet providers under a scheme championed by David Cameron are blocking the websites of businesses and charities and are a “distraction” for parents seeking to protect children from online pornography, claim campaigners.
26 January 2015 | The Guardian
Bill Gates said he expects a pair of advances by 2030 that will eliminate most of the damage from AIDS. Improved treatment and the development of a vaccine to prevent new infections are the “two miracles” needed to help turn the tide, the billionaire said Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
26 January 2015 | Bloomberg
Contracts have been awarded to a group of specialist media agencies (Team Enter, Manning Gottlieb, Carat) as part of the new London HIV Prevention Programme (LHPP) funded by London boroughs.
21 January 2015 | London Councils
Last year, New York Governor Cuomo asked a group to draw up a blueprint to end AIDS by 2020. This week, the Ending the Epidemic Task Force completed its plan.
16 January 2015 | Poz magazine news
After a porn actor likely contracted HIV on set, Nevada is thinking about requiring the adult film industry to meet the same safe-sex standards enforced in brothels.
12 January 2015 | Poz magazine news
In June of 2014, New York's Governor Andrew Cuomo committed to the NYS Plan to End AIDS. The plan offers great hope and makes HIV once again an important public health priority. But phrases like "the end of AIDS" must be met with pause. To have any chance of success, any plan will require major efforts by multiple sectors of society.
08 January 2015 | The Body
Reports of sex workers misusing HIV drugs have left activists wondering if the government invested enough in HIV education before purchasing medicine, worth 4 billion Kenyan shilling. Many sex workers say clients prefer to have unprotected sex and will pay more money for it. This being a business, the women often choose to have unprotected sex, then rush to a public hospital for post-exposure prophylaxis medication, claiming they have been raped or had a burst condom. Some sex workers have also expressed uncertainties about the sustainability of the project, so they go to different hospitals and stockpile the medication, just in case it is no longer available in public hospitals.
07 January 2015 | Key Correspondents
Beneath Grand Central Station, the doors of a downtown 6 train open to reveal one of the New York City Department of Health's newest public service announcements: A simple poster with two young men embracing tenderly urges riders to take an HIV test. The execution of this particular campaign is novel, a departure from the city’s past HIV displays. Previously, ominous and dramatic messaging reigned, akin to the lurid anti-smoking campaigns.
04 January 2015 | Al-Jazeera America
As the government continues to battle the spread of HIV – the virus that causes Aids – in Uganda, a new report indicates that a little over a third of students of Ugandan universities are HIV positive.
04 January 2015 | New Vision