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#Aids

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: HIV positive women face a unique set of challenges Opinion

Opinion: HIV positive women face a unique set of challenges

On the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, women who have HIV still face increased stigma, writes Dr Denise Proudfoot

From TheJournal.ie Woman whose father died from HIV-related illness in 1980s to receive compensation PTSD

Woman whose father died from HIV-related illness in 1980s to receive compensation

A judge has overruled a previous decision by the Hepatitis C and HIV Compensation Tribunal.

From TheJournal.ie 'The fight is far from over': A teenage girl was infected with HIV every 3 minutes last year Epidemic

'The fight is far from over': A teenage girl was infected with HIV every 3 minutes last year

Unicef is warning that the HIV/Aids epidemic is far from over and teenage girls are bearing the brunt of the health crisis.

From TheJournal.ie Fears of 'dangerous complacency': Thousands gather in Amsterdam for world Aids meeting HIV

Fears of 'dangerous complacency': Thousands gather in Amsterdam for world Aids meeting

Experts have warned that there may be a resurgence of the epidemic that has already killed 35 million people.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's worrying': Over 200 people diagnosed with HIV so far this year Increase

'It's worrying': Over 200 people diagnosed with HIV so far this year

Some 500 people were diagnosed with the condition last year, and this figure is expected to be higher in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie HIV diagnosis: 'I went into a spasm of shock. My mother knew the result just by looking at me' Column

HIV diagnosis: 'I went into a spasm of shock. My mother knew the result just by looking at me'

But HIV is no longer a terminal illness, it’s a chronic disease and is manageable, writes Gary.

From TheJournal.ie 'When HIV hit Ireland it had the same devastation it did in San Francisco' 30 Years On This post contains videos

'When HIV hit Ireland it had the same devastation it did in San Francisco'

Much has changed in the 30 years since HIV Ireland was established, but some of the same problems - like stigma – remain.

From TheJournal.ie South African girl, 9, becomes only the third child to be 'functionally cured' of HIV In Remission

South African girl, 9, becomes only the third child to be 'functionally cured' of HIV

The patient still has HIV in her system but it is so weakened that it cannot replicate or spread.

From TheJournal.ie Synthetic seventh heaven: London and Paris deal with the perils of chemsex Downsides

Synthetic seventh heaven: London and Paris deal with the perils of chemsex

Associated problems include overdoses and addiction.

From TheJournal.ie For the first time, over half of people with HIV are taking AIDS drugs Global Shift

For the first time, over half of people with HIV are taking AIDS drugs

The United Nations report’s authors claimed that the data proved the “scales have finally tipped”.

Bono is hanging out with George W Bush at his Texas ranch, for some reason

“Bono is the real deal,” says George. Right.

From TheJournal.ie Mountjoy prisoners segregated in 1986 after 20% diagnosed with Aids antibodies State Papers

Mountjoy prisoners segregated in 1986 after 20% diagnosed with Aids antibodies

An internal document reported 33 male prisoners and 10 female prisoners had been identified as having Aids antibodies.

From TheJournal.ie Government considered using 'AIDS argument' in David Norris gay rights case Norris V Ireland

Government considered using 'AIDS argument' in David Norris gay rights case

In battling David Norris’ claims that Irish homosexuality laws were in breach of his human rights, the government was considering all kinds of defences.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's an epidemic': Activists use World Aids Day to warn that the disease continues to spread NO MORE

'It's an epidemic': Activists use World Aids Day to warn that the disease continues to spread

There were 273 new HIV diagnoses in the first six months of this year.

From TheJournal.ie The 'War On Drugs' is driving a global epidemic of HIV, TB and hepatitis Decriminalisation

The 'War On Drugs' is driving a global epidemic of HIV, TB and hepatitis

Major new study says jails hothouse infectious diseases, which are then passed on to the wider community.

From TheJournal.ie Anti-viral drugs lower risk of catching HIV for couples having unprotected sex New Research

Anti-viral drugs lower risk of catching HIV for couples having unprotected sex

A study examined the risk of unprotected sex among 900 couples where just one partner is infected by HIV.

From TheJournal.ie Ethiopia was given 69 million condoms... but might have to throw them all out In The Bin

Ethiopia was given 69 million condoms... but might have to throw them all out

The condoms, worth millions, failed basic tests.

From TheJournal.ie Take a walk through Kangemi slum, where Nairobi's poorest fight to survive Kenya

Take a walk through Kangemi slum, where Nairobi's poorest fight to survive

Unemployment is high, addiction is rife, and most women are victims of some form of violence – but somehow they find the strength to carry on.

From TheJournal.ie Hillary Clinton apologises over comments about Nancy Reagan and AIDS Backtrack

Hillary Clinton apologises over comments about Nancy Reagan and AIDS

Clinton was speaking on the day of Reagan’s funeral.

From TheJournal.ie 179 children taken out of school by parents over rumours one boy is HIV-positive Sri Lanka

179 children taken out of school by parents over rumours one boy is HIV-positive

The rumours emerged after the boy’s father died of tuberculosis and kidney failure.

From TheJournal.ie Number of teenagers dying from AIDS has tripled since 2000 Worldwide

Number of teenagers dying from AIDS has tripled since 2000

The figures from UNICEF show it to be the number two cause of death among teenagers worldwide.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how the government is going to help people have safer sex Let's Talk About Sex

Here's how the government is going to help people have safer sex

A whopping 60% of Irish people have never been tested for a sexually transmitted disease.

From TheJournal.ie St James's Hospital to start testing all Emergency Department patients for HIV Diagnosis

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.

From TheJournal.ie French teenager in remission from HIV 12 years after stopping treatment Breakthrough

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.

From TheJournal.ie The shocking story of the rise of HIV in one rural American community Scott County Indiana

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.

From TheJournal.ie The HSE wants to hear from men who have sex with men as part of a major new survey Anonymous

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.

From TheJournal.ie Potent drug brings us closer than ever to a HIV vaccine Groundbreaking

Potent drug brings us closer than ever to a HIV vaccine

The drug candidate has been shows to stop every strain of HIV.

From TheJournal.ie Women using birth control shot have increased risk of contracting HIV Sub-Saharan Africa

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.

From TheJournal.ie LA's porn industry issues alert after on-set HIV transmission Porn Stars

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

It is the first in a decade.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Dream of child with dying mother 'to have food and go to school' started Mary's Meals Hunger

Dream of child with dying mother 'to have food and go to school' started Mary's Meals

The founder of the charity is today receiving a human rights award on behalf of the Oireachtas-based Human Dignity Group.

From TheJournal.ie HIV may be evolving to become less deadly Progress

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Healthcare apartheid is unacceptable – there can be no 'them and us' EBOLA

Opinion: Healthcare apartheid is unacceptable – there can be no 'them and us'

Solutions do not come easy, but Ebola transmission can be stopped.

From TheJournal.ie 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,

From TheJournal.ie Poverty, violence and myths about condoms: What's spreading HIV? South Africa

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.

From TheJournal.ie Kenyan men flee to escape enforced circumcision Health

Kenyan men flee to escape enforced circumcision

The procedure is often carried out without anaesthesia.

From TheJournal.ie Bob Geldof on return to work: 'It turns out that I can do this shit' Interview

Bob Geldof on return to work: 'It turns out that I can do this shit'

“Sometimes, I mean, the needle twitches slightly, so you continue doing it,” the bereaved father said today.

From TheJournal.ie Decriminalising prostitution would 'slash HIV rates among sex workers' Pandemic

Decriminalising prostitution would 'slash HIV rates among sex workers'

Some sex workers don’t carry condoms, to avoid arrest. This is a big problem.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie 100 AIDS experts were killed in the Ukraine plane crash Mh17

100 AIDS experts were killed in the Ukraine plane crash

They were on their way to a global conference in Australia.

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