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  • Prince Harry follows in Diana's footsteps with visit to HIV charity 26 years on

    Prince Harry has followed in the footsteps of his mother, visiting Leicester Aids Support Service (LASS) 26 years after Diana, Princess of Wales helped to raise awareness of the illness there.

    22 March 2017 | Telegraph
  • Why are there so few novels about Aids these days?

    Fewer and fewer authors are addressing this cruel disease, but depictions of life with Aids – particularly non-white stories – are rare in an already slim canon.

    21 March 2017 | The Guardian
  • Mariëtte Botes: ARV pioneer who became the victim of abuse and hostility

    Dr Mariëtte Botes, who has died in Pretoria at the age of 50, was an early pioneer of antiretroviral cocktails that saved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people with Aids. But, reports The Times, while running a clinical trial at Kalafong Hospital in Pretoria in 1999, she became the target of a hostile campaign by Patricia de Lille, who was then an MP for the PAC, who accused her of abusing and exploiting her patients.

    16 March 2017 | Medical Brief
  • Meet The Man Who Stopped Thousands Of People Becoming HIV-Positive

    “I knew I was doing something of substance, but it’s really overwhelming.” In an exclusive interview with BuzzFeed News, Greg Owen reveals the story behind Britain’s largest ever drop in HIV transmissions.

    26 February 2017 | BuzzFeed News
  • Didier Lestrade: My First 30 Years with HIV

    French HIV/AIDS activist Didier Lestrade reflects on a lifetime spent fighting the epidemic, in both public and private.

    26 February 2017 | Vice
  • Personal Story: an interview with Gordon Scott

    Gordon Scott spent 35 years working in the field of HIV. Read about his early career and the first cases of HIV in Edinburgh during the mid-nineties in this first of a two-part interview.

    22 February 2017 | HIV Scotland
  • How some gay men still stigmatise HIV positive gay men

    I naively thought that I knew no-one living with HIV. I had to ask myself seriously what I would do if I were diagnosed positive: and my immediate reaction was that I wouldn’t tell anybody. Part of the reason I’ve written my play The HIV Monologues is to combat this silencing stigma about HIV.

    01 February 2017 | Dazed
  • Men Behind “Moonlight” Share Their HIV Connection

    Nominated for six Golden Globes, including Best Drama Motion Picture, Moonlight is also considered a front-runner for this year’s Oscars. The story follows a young Black man through three phases of his life—from his childhood in a dysfunctional home in Miami during the crack epidemic of the ’80s and ’90s to adulthood—and also deals with his sexuality.

    09 January 2017 | Poz
  • R.I.P. George Michael (1963–2016)

    George Michael, who died of an apparent heart attack at his home in Oxfordshire, U.K., at age 53, was a champion of and fundraiser for many causes. Some of his charitable gestures were publicized; others flew under the radar; and sometimes, his generosity manifested in anonymous random acts of kindness.

    03 January 2017 | Poz
  • Charlie Sheen Achieves Undetectable Viral Load With Weekly Injectable HIV Treatment

    Actor Charlie Sheen revealed this month that he has achieved an undetectable viral load by taking PRO 140, an injectable HIV drug that's currently being studied. Sheen started taking PRO 140 as a study participant in a phase-3 clinical trial that is looking into the drug's safety and effectiveness in humans.

    08 December 2016 | The Body
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