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  • Fighting HIV where no-one admits it's a problem

    For years Russia has remained remarkably silent on the challenge it faces from HIV and Aids. Now that silence has been broken by an epidemiologist who has been working in the field for more than two decades - and he calls the situation "a national catastrophe".

    20 May 2015 | BBC
  • The Day AIDS Hit the Fashion Industry

    Thirty years ago, Seventh Avenue lost its first designer to the disease during a time when people were afraid to even say its name.

    25 April 2015 | The Atlantic
  • I'm Young, I'm Gay, and I'm Not Afraid of HIV

    Every day more than 5,700 people contract HIV — that’s 240 new infections every hour. Worldwide, 35 million people live with the virus, which is nearly the population of California (that's about one out of eight people who live in the U.S.). But despite the increase in HIV infections, I’m not afraid of HIV. There, I said it. Now, let me explain. I’m not afraid of HIV because I’m in control of my health and status. If I discovered I was positive, I would be anxious but definitely not afraid. The scariest part of a being HIV-positive would be battling stigma every day — not be the medical implications.

    02 April 2015 | HIV Plus Mag
  • The sale of the London Lighthouse

    Dr Rosemary Gillespie, Chief Executive of Terrence Higgins Trust, bids farewell to a landmark in HIV history.

    01 April 2015 | Terrence Higgins Trust
  • Indiana governor to declare health emergency in HIV epidemic

    Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday morning is expected to reveal details of an emergency plan to address an HIV epidemic in southeastern Indiana linked to intravenous drug use. But it's not clear whether he will give the green light for clean needle exchange.

    26 March 2015 | Indianapolis Star
  • Living with HIV: six very different stories

    Since HIV was first diagnosed in Britain 30 years ago, the reality of having the virus has changed dramatically. From a survivor of the 1980s epidemic to a recently diagnosed mother in her 60s, Eleanor Tucker hears six life-affirming stories.

    24 March 2015 | The Guardian
  • Rev. Malcolm Boyd, Who Held the First AIDS Mass, Dies at 91

    The Rev. Malcolm Boyd, a gay Episcopal priest known for his activist ministries, died at age 91.

    10 March 2015 | Poz magazine news
  • Two Strains of HIV Cut Vastly Different Paths

    It’s now clear, researchers say, that HIV originated in humans on 13 separate occasions, evolving in humans from ancestral viruses that infected monkeys, chimpanzees and gorillas.

    03 March 2015 | New York Times
  • Gorilla origins of the last two HIV-1 lineages confirmed

    Two of the four known groups of human AIDS viruses (HIV-1 groups O and P) have originated in western lowland gorillas, according to an international team of scientists. HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS, has jumped species to infect humans on at least four separate occasions, generating four HIV-1 lineages -- groups M, N, O, and P. Previous research from this team found that groups M and N originated in geographically distinct chimpanzee communities in southern Cameroon, but the origins of groups O and P remained uncertain.

    03 March 2015 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • Survivors of 1980s AIDS crisis reveal what happened to them

    Survivors of the 1980s AIDS crisis have shared accounts of their experiences.

    03 February 2015 | Gay Star News
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