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# aids - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

# aids - Saturday 27 May, 2017

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

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

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

# aids - Saturday 31 December, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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