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# aids - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

'A giant of a man': Influential Aids campaigner and playwright Larry Kramer dies aged 84
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

'A giant of a man': Influential Aids campaigner and playwright Larry Kramer dies aged 84

May 27th 2020, 10:23 PM 20,248 Views 5 Comments

Kramer’s husband confirmed that he died from died from pneumonia.

# aids - Sunday 1 December, 2019

There have been over 470 new diagnoses of HIV in Ireland so far this year
# World Aids Day
# World Aids Day

There have been over 470 new diagnoses of HIV in Ireland so far this year

Dec 1st 2019, 12:30 PM 29,283 Views 43 Comments

Today, 1 December, marks World AIDS Day 2019.

# aids - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

Over 300 children and teens died every day from AIDS-related causes in 2018
# Aids
# Aids

Over 300 children and teens died every day from AIDS-related causes in 2018

Nov 26th 2019, 9:31 AM 8,384 Views 1 Comment

That’s according to a new Unicef report published today.

# aids - Monday 16 September, 2019

'Undetectable equals Untransmittable': The importance of Gareth Thomas' HIV message
# Treatment
# Treatment

'Undetectable equals Untransmittable': The importance of Gareth Thomas' HIV message

Sep 16th 2019, 12:36 PM 40,590 Views 21 Comments

Campaigners point out that effective HIV treatment is also effective HIV prevention.

# aids - Friday 14 June, 2019

PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates to be rolled out later this year
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

PrEP programme to reduce HIV rates to be rolled out later this year

Updated Jun 14th 2019, 10:36 AM 14,521 Views 46 Comments

Rapid testing will be rolled out in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick.

# aids - Friday 3 May, 2019

'End of HIV pandemic' in sight after medicine makes virus 'untransmittable' between sexual partners
# ART Treatment
# ART Treatment

'End of HIV pandemic' in sight after medicine makes virus 'untransmittable' between sexual partners

May 3rd 2019, 7:13 AM 21,003 Views 25 Comments

The virus remains one of the world’s biggest health problems.

# aids - Friday 15 February, 2019

Opinion: 'People with HIV in Ireland are dehumanised - we're seen as a virus'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'People with HIV in Ireland are dehumanised - we're seen as a virus'

Feb 15th 2019, 7:30 PM 16,464 Views 17 Comments

But activist Robbie Lawlor sets out how people like him are breaking away from stigma and living full lives – and says people need to be more open and honest.

# aids - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Opinion: HIV positive women face a unique set of challenges
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: HIV positive women face a unique set of challenges

Dec 1st 2018, 1:00 PM 25,202 Views 17 Comments

On the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, women who have HIV still face increased stigma, writes Dr Denise Proudfoot

# aids - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Woman whose father died from HIV-related illness in 1980s to receive compensation
# PTSD
# PTSD

Woman whose father died from HIV-related illness in 1980s to receive compensation

Aug 9th 2018, 6:19 PM 14,846 Views 0 Comments

A judge has overruled a previous decision by the Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal.

# aids - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

'The fight is far from over': A teenage girl was infected with HIV every 3 minutes last year
# Epidemic
# Epidemic

'The fight is far from over': A teenage girl was infected with HIV every 3 minutes last year

Jul 25th 2018, 2:45 PM 23,588 Views 10 Comments

Unicef is warning that the HIV/Aids epidemic is far from over and teenage girls are bearing the brunt of the health crisis.

# aids - Friday 20 July, 2018

Fears of 'dangerous complacency': Thousands gather in Amsterdam for world Aids meeting
# HIV
# HIV

Fears of 'dangerous complacency': Thousands gather in Amsterdam for world Aids meeting

Jul 20th 2018, 7:39 AM 8,012 Views 7 Comments

Experts have warned that there may be a resurgence of the epidemic that has already killed 35 million people.

# aids - Friday 15 June, 2018

'It's worrying': Over 200 people diagnosed with HIV so far this year
# Increase
# Increase

'It's worrying': Over 200 people diagnosed with HIV so far this year

Jun 15th 2018, 6:10 AM 27,865 Views 41 Comments

Some 500 people were diagnosed with the condition last year, and this figure is expected to be higher in 2018.

# aids - Friday 1 December, 2017

HIV diagnosis: 'I went into a spasm of shock. My mother knew the result just by looking at me'
# Column
# Column

HIV diagnosis: 'I went into a spasm of shock. My mother knew the result just by looking at me'

Dec 1st 2017, 7:00 AM 35,947 Views 21 Comments

But HIV is no longer a terminal illness, it’s a chronic disease and is manageable, writes Gary.

'When HIV hit Ireland it had the same devastation it did in San Francisco'
# 30 Years On
# 30 Years On

'When HIV hit Ireland it had the same devastation it did in San Francisco'

Dec 1st 2017, 12:10 AM 10,698 Views 5 Comments

Much has changed in the 30 years since HIV Ireland was established, but some of the same problems - like stigma – remain.

# aids - Monday 24 July, 2017

South African girl, 9, becomes only the third child to be 'functionally cured' of HIV
# In Remission
# In Remission

South African girl, 9, becomes only the third child to be 'functionally cured' of HIV

Jul 24th 2017, 1:38 PM 12,913 Views 16 Comments

The patient still has HIV in her system but it is so weakened that it cannot replicate or spread.

# aids - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Synthetic seventh heaven: London and Paris deal with the perils of chemsex
# Downsides
# Downsides

Synthetic seventh heaven: London and Paris deal with the perils of chemsex

Jul 22nd 2017, 5:15 PM 38,845 Views 54 Comments

Associated problems include overdoses and addiction.

# aids - Thursday 20 July, 2017

For the first time, over half of people with HIV are taking AIDS drugs
# Global Shift
# Global Shift

For the first time, over half of people with HIV are taking AIDS drugs

Jul 20th 2017, 12:05 PM 11,489 Views 17 Comments

The United Nations report’s authors claimed that the data proved the “scales have finally tipped”.

# aids - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Bono is hanging out with George W Bush at his Texas ranch, for some reason
# Best Buds
From The Daily Edge
# Best Buds

Bono is hanging out with George W Bush at his Texas ranch, for some reason

May 27th 2017, 3:15 PM 6,090 Views 1 Comment

“Bono is the real deal,” says George. Right.

# aids - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Mountjoy prisoners segregated in 1986 after 20% diagnosed with Aids antibodies
# State Papers
# State Papers

Mountjoy prisoners segregated in 1986 after 20% diagnosed with Aids antibodies

Dec 31st 2016, 9:00 PM 11,792 Views 6 Comments

An internal document reported 33 male prisoners and 10 female prisoners had been identified as having Aids antibodies.

# aids - Friday 30 December, 2016

Government considered using 'AIDS argument' in David Norris gay rights case
# Norris V Ireland
# Norris V Ireland

Government considered using 'AIDS argument' in David Norris gay rights case

Dec 30th 2016, 6:45 AM 21,450 Views 49 Comments

In battling David Norris’ claims that Irish homosexuality laws were in breach of his human rights, the government was considering all kinds of defences.

# aids - Thursday 1 December, 2016

'It's an epidemic': Activists use World Aids Day to warn that the disease continues to spread
# NO MORE
# NO MORE

'It's an epidemic': Activists use World Aids Day to warn that the disease continues to spread

Dec 1st 2016, 6:04 AM 6,001 Views 43 Comments

There were 273 new HIV diagnoses in the first six months of this year.

# aids - Friday 15 July, 2016

The 'War On Drugs' is driving a global epidemic of HIV, TB and hepatitis
# Decriminalisation
# Decriminalisation

The 'War On Drugs' is driving a global epidemic of HIV, TB and hepatitis

Jul 15th 2016, 6:15 AM 14,370 Views 28 Comments

Major new study says jails hothouse infectious diseases, which are then passed on to the wider community.

# aids - Thursday 14 July, 2016

Anti-viral drugs lower risk of catching HIV for couples having unprotected sex
# New Research
# New Research

Anti-viral drugs lower risk of catching HIV for couples having unprotected sex

Jul 14th 2016, 6:00 AM 9,902 Views 30 Comments

A study examined the risk of unprotected sex among 900 couples where just one partner is infected by HIV.

# aids - Thursday 23 June, 2016

Ethiopia was given 69 million condoms... but might have to throw them all out
# In The Bin
# In The Bin

Ethiopia was given 69 million condoms... but might have to throw them all out

Jun 23rd 2016, 3:19 PM 27,689 Views 34 Comments

The condoms, worth millions, failed basic tests.

# aids - Saturday 26 March, 2016

Take a walk through Kangemi slum, where Nairobi's poorest fight to survive
# Kenya
# Kenya

Take a walk through Kangemi slum, where Nairobi's poorest fight to survive

Mar 26th 2016, 9:00 PM 27,277 Views 29 Comments

Unemployment is high, addiction is rife, and most women are victims of some form of violence – but somehow they find the strength to carry on.

# aids - Friday 11 March, 2016

Hillary Clinton apologises over comments about Nancy Reagan and AIDS
# Backtrack
# Backtrack

Hillary Clinton apologises over comments about Nancy Reagan and AIDS

Mar 11th 2016, 10:13 PM 43,930 Views 40 Comments

Clinton was speaking on the day of Reagan’s funeral.

# aids - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

179 children taken out of school by parents over rumours one boy is HIV-positive
# Sri Lanka
# Sri Lanka

179 children taken out of school by parents over rumours one boy is HIV-positive

Mar 1st 2016, 8:00 AM 18,841 Views 11 Comments

The rumours emerged after the boy’s father died of tuberculosis and kidney failure.

# aids - Friday 27 November, 2015

Number of teenagers dying from AIDS has tripled since 2000
# Worldwide
# Worldwide

Number of teenagers dying from AIDS has tripled since 2000

Nov 27th 2015, 6:58 PM 8,670 Views 17 Comments

The figures from UNICEF show it to be the number two cause of death among teenagers worldwide.

# aids - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Here's how the government is going to help people have safer sex
# Let's Talk About Sex
# Let's Talk About Sex

Here's how the government is going to help people have safer sex

Oct 29th 2015, 1:01 PM 23,042 Views 49 Comments

A whopping 60% of Irish people have never been tested for a sexually transmitted disease.

# aids - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

St James's Hospital to start testing all Emergency Department patients for HIV
# Diagnosis
# Diagnosis

St James's Hospital to start testing all Emergency Department patients for HIV

Jul 28th 2015, 10:10 AM 17,393 Views 19 Comments

It is hoped that as well as detecting new cases, people bring previously diagnosed patients back into care.

# aids - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

French teenager in remission from HIV 12 years after stopping treatment
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

French teenager in remission from HIV 12 years after stopping treatment

Jul 21st 2015, 7:17 AM 24,045 Views 22 Comments

Researchers said there is renewed hope for patients who start treatment early after infection.

# aids - Friday 24 April, 2015

The shocking story of the rise of HIV in one rural American community
# Scott County Indiana
# Scott County Indiana

The shocking story of the rise of HIV in one rural American community

Apr 24th 2015, 8:21 PM 37,173 Views 15 Comments

From 2009-2013, Scott County, Indiana had three HIV infections. There have been 142 since January.

# aids - Sunday 1 March, 2015

The HSE wants to hear from men who have sex with men as part of a major new survey
# Anonymous
# Anonymous

The HSE wants to hear from men who have sex with men as part of a major new survey

Mar 1st 2015, 7:00 AM 13,262 Views 45 Comments

The anonymous survey includes questions about relationships, sex life, risks and precautions – and takes about 15 minutes to complete.

# aids - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Potent drug brings us closer than ever to a HIV vaccine
# Groundbreaking
# Groundbreaking

Potent drug brings us closer than ever to a HIV vaccine

Feb 19th 2015, 12:15 PM 12,167 Views 15 Comments

The drug candidate has been shows to stop every strain of HIV.

# aids - Friday 9 January, 2015

Women using birth control shot have increased risk of contracting HIV
# Sub-Saharan Africa
# Sub-Saharan Africa

Women using birth control shot have increased risk of contracting HIV

Jan 9th 2015, 7:00 AM 12,276 Views 17 Comments

Other forms of contraception, such as the pill, do not appear to increase this risk.

# aids - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

LA's porn industry issues alert after on-set HIV transmission
# Porn Stars
# Porn Stars

LA's porn industry issues alert after on-set HIV transmission

Dec 30th 2014, 12:26 PM 24,457 Views 16 Comments

It is the first in a decade.

# aids - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Gay men will be allowed give blood in the US... after abstaining from sex for a year
# HIV
# HIV

Gay men will be allowed give blood in the US... after abstaining from sex for a year

Dec 24th 2014, 7:40 AM 6,962 Views 44 Comments

The FDA said it made decision after reviewing scientific evidence in recent years.

# aids - Thursday 11 December, 2014

Dream of child with dying mother 'to have food and go to school' started Mary's Meals
# Hunger
# Hunger

Dream of child with dying mother 'to have food and go to school' started Mary's Meals

Dec 11th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,608 Views 4 Comments

The founder of the charity is today receiving a human rights award on behalf of the Oireachtas-based Human Dignity Group.

# aids - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

HIV may be evolving to become less deadly
# Progress
# Progress

HIV may be evolving to become less deadly

Dec 2nd 2014, 8:01 AM 11,656 Views 27 Comments

As the virus adapts to the human immune system in order to survive longer, it weakens its own ability to cause disease, according to new research.

# aids - Monday 1 December, 2014

Opinion: Healthcare apartheid is unacceptable – there can be no 'them and us'
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

Opinion: Healthcare apartheid is unacceptable – there can be no 'them and us'

Dec 1st 2014, 8:00 AM 45 Views 6 Comments

Solutions do not come easy, but Ebola transmission can be stopped.

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