HIV

Olly Alexander explains to THT why the government must fund the HIV Action Plan. (Screen capture via Twitter) Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been urged to increase crucial HIV funding ahead of the autumn budget. More than 1,000 days after the government committed to ending Britain’s HIV epidemic by 2030, activists are still waiting for the government to
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A health board in Scotland has claimed to be the first region in the world to “effectively eliminate” hepatitis C. NHS Tayside, one of 14 NHS Scotland boards, started pioneering efforts to tackle the blood-borne virus in 2012. After targeting people who inject drugs — an approach the health board developed because 90 per cent
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A court order was issued for the LGBT+ Ugandans’ immediate release (image supplied) 19 LGBT+ Ugandans who were arrested, whipped and interrogated under “bogus” coronavirus charges have been released following sustained pressure from human rights groups. Their release was ordered by a Ugandan court on Monday (May 18) after public prosecutors were forced to withdraw
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Scientists in the United States have developed a new potential treatment for HIV which would allow people with the virus to have a yearly injection instead of daily medication. The group of researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Centre published their findings this week in Nature Materials, a peer-reviewed research journal. They developed the first
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The Government has been condemned for sending mass text messages to people with HIV that claim they’re at severe risk due to coronavirus. The messages, sent out to people living with HIV, incorrectly urges them to follow the advice on long-term isolation intended for the most severely at-risk groups, such as those with severe lung
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Health secretary Matt Hancock celebrated a drop in HIV transmissions and got an immediate response (Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images) Health secretary Matt Hancock is facing calls to roll out PrEP across England, after celebrating a fall in HIV transmissions. The Tory minister had celebrated new data published on Thursday that reveals
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A Conservative conspiracy theorist tried to come for Jonathan Van Ness, and people returned the favour. (Getty/Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Clusterfest) A Conservative conspiracy theorist tried to shut down Jonathan Van Ness and Twitter came, bearing scientific research papers and logic, to tell him all the reasons why he’s wrong. The Queer Eye star opened about living
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Gay comedian Julian Clary. (Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images) Comedian Julian Clary has said in a rather candid interview that anal warts stopped him from acquiring HIV. The 60-year-old, who is no stranger to making an offbeat comment, spoke to The Guardian about this three decades-long career. Sandwiched between discussing his marriage to longtime partner, Ian Mackley,
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Scientists eradicated HIV from nine infected mice. (Getty) Scientist have found “proof of concept” that HIV can be eliminated after a series of treatments “functionally cured” mice carrying the virus. Researchers from from Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center developed a two-pronged approach to treating HIV. The
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