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#Aids

# aids - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Average age of HIV diagnosis for gay and bisexual men has fallen to 32 HIV

Average age of HIV diagnosis for gay and bisexual men has fallen to 32

Committee on Health and Children today, who will be focusing on advances in testing opportunities for HIV and enhancing engagement with health services,

# aids - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Poverty, violence and myths about condoms: What's spreading HIV?

In South Africa, more than 6 million of the country’s 52 million population are HIV positive.

# aids - Monday 11 August, 2014

Kenyan men flee to escape enforced circumcision

The procedure is often carried out without anaesthesia.

# aids - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Bob Geldof on return to work: 'It turns out that I can do this shit'

“Sometimes, I mean, the needle twitches slightly, so you continue doing it,” the bereaved father said today.

# aids - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Decriminalising prostitution would 'slash HIV rates among sex workers'

Some sex workers don’t carry condoms, to avoid arrest. This is a big problem.

# aids - Monday 21 July, 2014

Opinion: 'It's a terrible blow to Aids research – and not the first time lives have been needlessly lost' HIV

Opinion: 'It's a terrible blow to Aids research – and not the first time lives have been needlessly lost'

More research into Aids would help to protect the most vulnerable groups in society and also honour those who have died.

# aids - Friday 18 July, 2014

100 AIDS experts were killed in the Ukraine plane crash

They were on their way to a global conference in Australia.

Death rates for HIV-positive adults have halved

However, the risk of death from non-AIDS cancers remained stable.

# aids - Friday 11 July, 2014

Baby 'cured' of HIV has relapsed

The news is a setback to hopes that very early treatment with powerful HIV drugs might reverse the infection.

# aids - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Researcher arrested after faking data for a HIV vaccine

The scientist confessed to spiking samples of blood to make a HIV vaccine appear to have great promise.

# aids - Sunday 8 June, 2014

'Once you say you're HIV positive, you can't take it back'

HIV in Ireland: screening, stigma and support

# aids - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Panti: "As someone who is HIV positive, I would encourage everybody to get tested"

A study has found that the vast majority of gay men see the risk of contracting HIV as unlikely, even as diagnosis rates have increased.

# aids - Friday 23 May, 2014

Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work

In the run-up to Africa Day, Salome Mbugua discusses her social justice work in Ireland and various African countries.

# aids - Monday 12 May, 2014

Alcohol kills more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined - WHO

This equates to one death every 10 seconds.

# aids - Friday 25 April, 2014

Column: A vaccine could soon be here for one of the most devastating diseases on the planet

With malaria causing 627,000 deaths last year, there are high hopes for the first vaccine. But old-fashioned people power can also make a difference.

# aids - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Fishermen blamed for huge number of HIV cases in Ugandan village

The going rate for sex in Kasensero is as little as €1.50.

# aids - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Buttimer: HIV awareness campaign needed as memory of epidemic fades

The Fine Gael TD said the stark rises in cases over the past decade needs to be addressed.

# aids - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Email and drop-in service to support sexual health in gay community

The Gay Switchboard is also hoping to launch a video chat service next year to encourage younger people who are having issues to get in touch.

# aids - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Is Ireland doing enough to help the global fight against AIDS?

Charities say Ireland has traditionally been at the forefront, but on World AIDS Day they say that support is slipping.

# aids - Friday 29 November, 2013

Undiagnosed HIV rates high in Dublin, widespread testing recommended

A new testing programme at the Mater Hospital diagnosed almost three in every 1,000 people with the HIV infection.

# aids - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Campaign to reduce stigma, as stats show 50 per cent of HIV diagnoses are happening late

Latest figures from the World Health Organisation show that 1 in 3 of the 2.3 million people living with the condition in Europe are unaware that they are HIV positive.

# aids - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Top scientists meet to discuss how a cure for AIDS can become a reality HIV

Top scientists meet to discuss how a cure for AIDS can become a reality

Scientists said for a cure to work, it must be safe, simple and scalable.

# aids - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Scientists meet to discuss ending the world's AIDS pandemic

The symposium next month will look at what can be done to achieve an AIDS-free world.

# aids - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

This HIV vaccine looks promising

The vaccine appears to have completely cleared the virus from monkeys.

# aids - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Study finds 42 children in Ireland diagnosed with HIV HIV

Study finds 42 children in Ireland diagnosed with HIV

The research in the Irish Medical Journal found many of the children’s illnesses were diagnosed at an advanced stage.

# aids - Thursday 13 June, 2013

A daily tablet can protect those who inject drugs from HIV HIV

A daily tablet can protect those who inject drugs from HIV

Globally, one in 10 new HIV infections are thought to be caused by injecting drug use.

# aids - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Drug users need our compassion, says Elton John

Pop star says stigma and criminalisation increases chance that users get caught in lifetime cycle of addiction and disease.

The median age for new HIV cases in Ireland? 33

New statistics show that the number of people with HIV in Ireland rose last year for the first time in four years.

# aids - Monday 4 March, 2013

Baby born with HIV may have been cured, scientists say HIV

Baby born with HIV may have been cured, scientists say

The child from Mississippi has been off medication for a year with no signs of infection in what could be on the second reported curing of the disease.

# aids - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

Infidelity is a major cause of Africa's HIV epidemic - study

The study found that up to two thirds of all new HIV infections among men in stable partnerships are caused by one partner being unfaithful.

# aids - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Here's how Ireland distributed €159m among nine countries last year

The amount was 12 per cent less than the nearly €180 million given to countries including Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Timor Leste and Vietnam in 2011.

# aids - Friday 4 January, 2013

Scientists say vaccine temporarily puts brakes on HIV

Team in Spain says it is best indication yet that a ‘therapeutic vaccine’ might be possible in place of anti-retroviral drugs.

# aids - Friday 21 December, 2012

Column: Why are we getting complacent with our sexual health?

We should know by now that having unprotected sex is not safe, writes Anna Quigley – so why are we engaging in risky sexual behaviour?

# aids - Saturday 1 December, 2012

World Aids Day: Elimination of HIV and Aids blocked by 'poverty and complacency' HIV

World Aids Day: Elimination of HIV and Aids blocked by 'poverty and complacency'

Although global rates of are dropping, complacency is a barrier to completely eliminating HIV, according to experts.

# aids - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

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Naked protesters occupy Washington office over possible AIDS cuts

Activists occupied the office of House speaker John Boehner ahead of World AIDS Day this Saturday.

# aids - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Super-sensitive test lets doctors see disease without microscope

The new test uses nano-particles to spot markers for cancer or the AIDS virus in human blood serum using the naked eye.

# aids - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

New book documents the rise in pandemic diseases and wonders what's next

The book ‘Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic’ tracks previous pandemics and attempts to determine what the next one will be.

# aids - Friday 3 August, 2012

Hillary Clinton hopes for improved drones to find Kony

The US Secretary General was also focused on preserving a fragile peace between Sudan and South Sudan on her two day agenda of talks in East Africa.

# aids - Monday 16 July, 2012

US regulators approve first daily anti-HIV drug HIV

US regulators approve first daily anti-HIV drug

Truvada, which is designed for use by healthy adults who are at risk of HIV, should be mixed with safe sex and regular testing.

# aids - Saturday 14 July, 2012

"Interesting" reaction to distribution of 1,000 free condoms in Dublin

Spunout handed the condoms to young people in Dublin last night, and reported a lot of positive reactions – but some worrying ones.