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#HIV

# hiv - 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.

# hiv - 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.

# hiv - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Cuba first country to end mother-to-child HIV transmission

Less than 2% of children born to mothers who have HIV carry the virus.

Authorities fear up to 11,000 people could have been infected with HIV/Hepatitis at two dentist clinics

The worries stem from inadequate equipment sterilisation at the facilities.

# hiv - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

HSE investigating rise in HIV amongst injecting drug users in Dublin

There have been 15 cases confirmed from June 2014 to June 2015.

# hiv - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Australian woman banned from breastfeeding – because she has tattoos

She is locked in a custody dispute with the baby’s father.

# hiv - Thursday 11 June, 2015

168 people diagnosed with HIV in Ireland so far this year

There have been 7,521 newly diagnosed cases since the early 1980s.

# hiv - Friday 29 May, 2015

HIV is on the rise in Dublin

There has been a spike in the number of cases among drug users.

# hiv - Saturday 2 May, 2015

German magazine prints cover with ink infused with HIV-positive blood

The blood has been pasteurised to neutralise the virus so it poses no threat.

# hiv - 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.

# hiv - 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.

# hiv - 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.

# hiv - Monday 9 February, 2015

This smartphone gadget will tell you if you have an STD or not

The dongle can test you for HIV and syphilis and deliver the results in the space of 15 minutes.

# hiv - Monday 12 January, 2015

A 5-year-old girl contracted HIV from a blood transfusion

According to the National Health and Family Planning Commission – nearly half a million people are living with HIV/AIDS in China.

# hiv - 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.

# hiv - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

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

It is the first in a decade.

# hiv - 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.

# hiv - 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.

# hiv - 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.

# hiv - Thursday 27 November, 2014

How will the HSE tackle waiting lists next year?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

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,

# hiv - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Opinion: How mobile phones can be used to fight diseases like Ebola

Novel methods of communicating can break down discrimination and dangerous misinformation.

# hiv - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Could magic mushrooms be used to treat pneumonia patients?

Irish researchers are attempting to find out.

# hiv - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Women need more contraception options to stop unintended pregnancies, HIV and STIs

Approximately 80 million unintended pregnancies occur every year as a result of contraceptive failure and not using any form of contraception.

# hiv - Friday 3 October, 2014

The 9 at 9: Friday

You’ve made it to Friday. Good work. Here are the nine stories you need to know.

A second child "cured" of HIV has relapsed

The baby was born with the virus, but was given anti-retro viral treatment early.

# hiv - 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.

# hiv - Monday 11 August, 2014

Kenyan men flee to escape enforced circumcision

The procedure is often carried out without anaesthesia.

# hiv - 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.

# hiv - 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.

# hiv - Friday 18 July, 2014

Death rates for HIV-positive adults have halved

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

# hiv - Friday 11 July, 2014

Taking preventative HIV drugs is 'an individual choice', says WHO HIV

Taking preventative HIV drugs is 'an individual choice', says WHO

New guidelines issued by WHO “strongly recommend” gay men take the drugs, but says that advice does not apply to every case.

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.

# hiv - 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.

# hiv - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Uganda tests 'rubber band circumcision' in battle against HIV

The simple device – two plastic rings and an elastic band – cuts off blood supply to the foreskin, which then shrivels and is removed with the band after a week.

# hiv - Sunday 8 June, 2014

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

HIV in Ireland: screening, stigma and support

# hiv - Friday 6 June, 2014

More gay men are seeking STI testing and advice

One in five of those tested at the Gay Men’s Health Service clinic in Dublin last year received a diagnosis.

# hiv - Thursday 5 June, 2014

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Morning, folks. Here are the nine big stories you need to know today.

# hiv - 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.

# hiv - 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.