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#Aids

# aids - Friday 6 July, 2012

Voters in LA to decide on use of condoms in porn

Adult film actors in LA city are already required to wear condoms, but campaigners want this extended county-wide.

# aids - Friday 15 June, 2012

Column: 'There are 1800 people in Ireland who may have HIV but don't know it'

On Irish AIDS Day, Pam McHugh says people should ask themselves if they know their HIV status – and if not, why not.

# aids - Sunday 8 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# aids - Sunday 11 March, 2012

From The42 Here is the trailer for the Magic Johnson AIDS documentary Looking Back This post contains videos

Here is the trailer for the Magic Johnson AIDS documentary

‘The Announcement’ is set to air on ESPN US this evening.

# aids - Sunday 12 February, 2012

Column: Sex? No thanks, we’re Irish

Irish attitudes to sex have come a long way since the dark old days – but we’re still not quite there, writes Beth Wallace, the organiser of Ireland’s first sex festival.

# aids - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

South Africa recalls over a million 'faulty' condoms

One activist said that the condoms “leaked like sieves” when water was poured into them.

# aids - Thursday 1 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Column: The drugs do work - but there are new obstacles in the fight against AIDS

Yes, AIDS-related deaths are decreasing – but there are several huge threats in the fight against HIV and AIDS, writes Breda Gahan on World Aids Day.

# aids - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Major Aids treatment fund suspends further grants over financial issues

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria said today that global financial woes mean it can’t pledge any more funding until 2014.

# aids - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

From The42 Magic Johnson living happily and healthily 20 years after HIV diagnosis Hoops Dreams This post contains videos

Magic Johnson living happily and healthily 20 years after HIV diagnosis

The ex-basketball star is combating the disease with a rigorous exercise regime.

# aids - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Ireland won't lift ban on MSM blood donors, despite British move

Britain relaxes its ban on blood donations from men who sleep with men, but there are no plans for a similar move in Ireland.

# aids - Monday 5 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Google marks Mercury's birthday with awesome musical Doodle Freddie For A Day

Google marks Mercury's birthday with awesome musical Doodle

Queen’s Freddie Mercury would have been 65 years old today – so Google’s paid tribute to him in the way it knows best.

# aids - Sunday 21 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

# aids - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

Lots done, lots to do: mixed messages from HIV prevention report HIV

Lots done, lots to do: mixed messages from HIV prevention report

The Department of Health’s report shows that there is still more to work to do in tackling the spread of HIV and AIDS.

# aids - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Homosexuality 'a disease', claims India's health minister

Homosexuality is ‘unnatural’ and is causing the spread of HIV, says the man in charge of the health of 1.2 billion people.

# aids - Sunday 26 June, 2011

China releases another dissident but is he being watched?

Hu Jia has spent three-and-a-half years in prison for allegedly planning to disrupt the 2008 Olympics.

# aids - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Ireland records lowest level of new HIV cases in 10 years

However a report by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre found there continues to be a high level of gay and bisexual men testing positive.

# aids - Thursday 12 May, 2011

'Game-changing' breakthrough in fight against HIV and AIDS

A study involving nine countries found that earlier treatment meant patients were 96 per cent less likely to spread HIV to their uninfected partner.

# aids - Thursday 27 January, 2011

(RED) responds to Global Fund fraud reports

(RED) responds to Global Fund fraud reports

(RED) chief executive Seb Bishop responds to media reports that the Global Fund is ravaged by corruption.

# aids - Tuesday 23 November, 2010

Vatican signals major shift with latest condom comments

The Vatican says using a condom is lesser evil than transmitting HIV to a sexual partner.

# aids - Sunday 21 November, 2010

The pope softens his stance on condoms

The change is message from the Catholic church could influence millions of people across the world.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: The possible size of Ireland’s rescue package; The human price of high-street fashion; and the Pope announces that condoms are ok in ‘certain circumstances’… but we bet you can’t guess when!

# aids - Tuesday 20 July, 2010

RESEARCHERS IN SOUTH AFRICA have developed an easy-to-use vaginal gel which they believe cuts HIV  infection rates by 50%.

The gel contains tenofovir, a drug used in treating Aids. Results from the study, which was carried out on a group of 889 women, indicates that after one year of use infection is cut by50% and after two and half years, by 39%.

HIV and Aids is now the leading cause of death in women of a reproductive age, according to a report released last year by the UN.

70% of women worldwide have been forced to have unprotected sex, according to UNAids. Women are also physically more vulnerable to contracting HIV through sex.

If the preliminary findings are verified, it would be first microbicidal gel to fight the virus.

The gel would reportedly cost “just pennies” and would be targeted at places such sub-Saharan Africa, where 60% of those who had contacted HIV are women.

The results of the study come after three years of research by the Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa. The gel was shown to be effective when used by women between 18 and 40 year of age who applied it once in the 12 hours before sex and once in the 12 hours after sex .

After 30 months, 98 women became infected with HIV, of the group who contracted HIV, 38 had used the gel and 60 used placebos.

Mr Michel Sidibe, executive director of UNAids, said that the results are “giving hope to women.”