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# hiv - Sunday 1 April, 2012

From The42 Sports film of the week: The Announcement Reel Stories This post contains videos

Sports film of the week: The Announcement

Every week we’ll pick a sports documentary or movie we think we’ll all enjoy as a family.

# hiv - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Scientists discover link between HIV drug and osteoporosis

The prevalence of osteoporosis among people living with HIV in Ireland has been a cause for concern for some time.

# hiv - 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.

# hiv - Friday 10 February, 2012

Column: To fight the drug problem, we must treat users with compassion

Demonising drug users creates social outcasts, while the real criminals go free. We need to try a humane approach, writes Tim Bingham.

# hiv - Friday 3 February, 2012

Rise in sexual activity leads to increase in STIs among elderly

Doctors are warning that older people should take just as many precautions as younger people do when having intercourse.

# hiv - 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.

# hiv - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

LA porn stars must wear condoms as new law introduced

The legislation was signed into law yesterday but producers have warned they may just move out of the jurisdiction.

# hiv - Thursday 1 December, 2011

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.

# hiv - 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.

# hiv - Monday 12 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Glow in the dark cats could help HIV study Glow Cat

Glow in the dark cats could help HIV study

The genes of a rhesus monkey and jellyfish were injected into eggs which were then fertilised and implanted into cats – who gave birth to glow in the dark kittens.

# hiv - 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.

# hiv - 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.

# hiv - Monday 29 August, 2011

Taiwan hospital uses HIV-infected organs in five transplants

A hospital in Taiwan has admitted to transplanting HIV-infected organs from one donor into five different patients.

# hiv - 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.

# hiv - 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.

# hiv - 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.

# hiv - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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.

# hiv - 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.

# hiv - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Mayor of Washington DC arrested protesting budget restrictions

The mayor of the United States’ capital city has been arrested for taking part in a protest against federal control of district budgets.

# hiv - Thursday 31 March, 2011

From The42 Rugby player arrested over decapitation in Pretoria Attack

Rugby player arrested over decapitation in Pretoria

Report of killings as revenge for rape of child incorrect say South African police.

# hiv - Thursday 27 January, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Micheal Martin begins his tenure as FF leader; a surgeon who contracted HIV from a patient settles his case, and a hunt is launched for a soldier who left a proposal for his girlfriend on the wrong answering machine.

# hiv - Wednesday 1 December, 2010

Bono leads drive to rid world of “dreadful little virus” World Aids Day This post contains images

Bono leads drive to rid world of “dreadful little virus”

U2 singer launches World Aids Day as 80 world landmarks bathed in red to mark campaign.

# hiv - 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.

# hiv - 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!

# hiv - Saturday 20 November, 2010

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Crisis talks continue between Ireland, the IMF, EU and ECB; The High Court will decide if a HIV positive mother should be forced to give her child anti retro-viral drugs at birth; and New Zealand waits for some signal from 29 trapped miners.

# hiv - Wednesday 13 October, 2010

Two pornography studios halt production over HIV case

Two of the largest pornography studios in LA have postponed filming after news of a HIV positive result in one actor.

# hiv - 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.”

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