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# hiv - Monday 21 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 21st 2014, 7:30 PM 26 Views 12 Comments

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
# Antiretroviral
# Antiretroviral

Death rates for HIV-positive adults have halved

Jul 18th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,349 Views 10 Comments

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
# HIV

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

Jul 11th 2014, 7:45 PM 8,444 Views 12 Comments

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
# Setback
# Setback

Baby 'cured' of HIV has relapsed

Jul 11th 2014, 7:15 AM 16,791 Views 59 Comments

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
# Bad Science
# Bad Science

Researcher arrested after faking data for a HIV vaccine

Jun 25th 2014, 4:00 PM 11,064 Views 56 Comments

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
# Safe Sex
# Safe Sex

Uganda tests 'rubber band circumcision' in battle against HIV

Jun 18th 2014, 7:45 AM 15,256 Views 31 Comments

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'
# Dublin Aids Alliance
# Dublin Aids Alliance

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

Jun 8th 2014, 7:30 AM 20,262 Views 13 Comments

HIV in Ireland: screening, stigma and support

# hiv - Friday 6 June, 2014

More gay men are seeking STI testing and advice
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

More gay men are seeking STI testing and advice

Jun 6th 2014, 3:59 PM 11,624 Views 22 Comments

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

# hiv - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 4th 2014, 10:23 AM 25,518 Views 121 Comments

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
# Africa Day
# Africa Day

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

May 23rd 2014, 1:00 PM 334 Views 41 Comments

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

# hiv - Friday 25 April, 2014

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

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

Apr 25th 2014, 7:15 AM 23 Views 13 Comments

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.

# hiv - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Fishermen blamed for huge number of HIV cases in Ugandan village
# Aids
# Aids

Fishermen blamed for huge number of HIV cases in Ugandan village

Apr 24th 2014, 8:15 AM 17,185 Views 25 Comments

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

# hiv - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Buttimer: HIV awareness campaign needed as memory of epidemic fades
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

Buttimer: HIV awareness campaign needed as memory of epidemic fades

Apr 9th 2014, 12:33 PM 6,118 Views 10 Comments

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

# hiv - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Phil Prendergast has blood tested for HIV and hepatitis after being spat at
# Attack
# Attack

Phil Prendergast has blood tested for HIV and hepatitis after being spat at

Apr 8th 2014, 6:40 PM 38,791 Views 66 Comments

It happened as she was making her way to a funeral in Cork city.

# hiv - Saturday 7 December, 2013

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

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

Dec 7th 2013, 8:45 AM 4,981 Views 27 Comments

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.

# hiv - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Is Ireland doing enough to help the global fight against AIDS?
# World Aids Day
# World Aids Day

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

Dec 1st 2013, 8:00 AM 3,791 Views 24 Comments

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

# hiv - Friday 29 November, 2013

Undiagnosed HIV rates high in Dublin, widespread testing recommended
# HIV Positive
# HIV Positive

Undiagnosed HIV rates high in Dublin, widespread testing recommended

Nov 29th 2013, 12:41 PM 17,129 Views 64 Comments

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

# hiv - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Are people in Greece giving themselves HIV to get social welfare?
# WHO Report
# WHO Report

Are people in Greece giving themselves HIV to get social welfare?

Nov 26th 2013, 12:13 PM 18,241 Views 84 Comments

Media reports this morning suggest citizens desperate for money are resorting to this drastic action.

# hiv - Saturday 23 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 23rd 2013, 8:45 AM 7,560 Views 23 Comments

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.

# hiv - Saturday 9 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 9th 2013, 7:15 AM 12,728 Views 328 Comments

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

# hiv - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Despite protective drugs, no increase in sex risks for partners of HIV-positive
# HIV
# HIV

Despite protective drugs, no increase in sex risks for partners of HIV-positive

Oct 17th 2013, 7:15 AM 7,395 Views 9 Comments

The question of the sexual behaviour of this group is important given current optimism about a possible reversal of the HIV epidemic.

# hiv - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Scientists meet to discuss ending the world's AIDS pandemic
# Aids
# Aids

Scientists meet to discuss ending the world's AIDS pandemic

Oct 10th 2013, 7:30 AM 4,440 Views 29 Comments

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

# hiv - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

This HIV vaccine looks promising
# Health
# Health

This HIV vaccine looks promising

Sep 11th 2013, 10:29 PM 10,140 Views 24 Comments

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

# hiv - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Study finds 42 children in Ireland diagnosed with HIV
# HIV
# HIV

Study finds 42 children in Ireland diagnosed with HIV

Aug 17th 2013, 8:15 AM 9,670 Views 40 Comments

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

# hiv - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Now you can test yourself for STIs in your own home
# Home Testing Kit
# Home Testing Kit

Now you can test yourself for STIs in your own home

Aug 13th 2013, 7:15 AM 20,090 Views 46 Comments

A new home testing kit for common STIs will cost from €50, compared to the usual cost of €125.

# hiv - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Most people in Ireland have never had a sexual health test
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

Most people in Ireland have never had a sexual health test

Jul 31st 2013, 7:25 PM 15,567 Views 79 Comments

Almost a third of people in a study said they are not concerned about their sexual health.

# hiv - Friday 5 July, 2013

Column: 'I came face to face with the reality of childbirth in Ethiopia'
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: 'I came face to face with the reality of childbirth in Ethiopia'

Jul 5th 2013, 7:00 AM 164 Views 5 Comments

Every year, 25,000 women die in childbirth in Ethiopia, writes Donnacha Maguire, who says money alone will not stop women from dying, only people working together will do that.

# hiv - Thursday 13 June, 2013

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

A daily tablet can protect those who inject drugs from HIV

Jun 13th 2013, 6:15 AM 4,178 Views 13 Comments

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

# hiv - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Drug users need our compassion, says Elton John
# Addiction
# Addiction

Drug users need our compassion, says Elton John

Jun 8th 2013, 5:00 PM 5,172 Views 26 Comments

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
# HIV Stats
# HIV Stats

The median age for new HIV cases in Ireland? 33

Jun 8th 2013, 7:00 AM 8,907 Views 42 Comments

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

# hiv - Thursday 14 March, 2013

French patients keep HIV at bay despite stopping drugs
# HIV
# HIV

French patients keep HIV at bay despite stopping drugs

Mar 14th 2013, 9:00 PM 8,866 Views 23 Comments

A new study reveals that 14 HIV patients have remained healthy for years after stopping drug treatment offers fresh evidence that early medical intervention may lead to a “functional cure” for AIDS.

# hiv - Monday 4 March, 2013

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

Baby born with HIV may have been cured, scientists say

Mar 4th 2013, 8:46 AM 9,232 Views 88 Comments

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.

# hiv - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

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

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

Feb 5th 2013, 7:15 AM 8,543 Views 50 Comments

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.

# hiv - Saturday 19 January, 2013

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

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

Jan 19th 2013, 3:56 PM 10,645 Views 55 Comments

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.

# hiv - Friday 21 December, 2012

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

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

Dec 21st 2012, 6:55 AM 71 Views 15 Comments

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

# hiv - Saturday 1 December, 2012

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

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

Dec 1st 2012, 7:30 AM 2,967 Views 8 Comments

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

# hiv - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Naked protesters occupy Washington office over possible AIDS cuts
# The Naked Truth
# The Naked Truth

Naked protesters occupy Washington office over possible AIDS cuts

Nov 28th 2012, 10:17 AM 10,945 Views 12 Comments

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