04:38 | 22nd April 2019

World News:

New HIV Vaccine To Be Trialled In South Africa

An experimental HIV vaccine that's worked better than anything else tried so far is going to be tested in South Africa, U.S. health officials said Wednesday.

US HIV Rates Among Gay Men Higher in South

More than a quarter of gay and bisexual men in some cities and states in the South are living with H.I.V., according to a new study — a far higher rate than in the country as a whole.

Are We One Step Closer to a Cure For HIV?

Scientists have managed to remove DNA of the HIV virus from living tissue for the first time in a breakthrough that could lead to an outright cure.

Film director tackles Middle East HIV ‘taboo’

Dubai: The Middle East which has long had one of the lowest HIV prevalence rates is witnessing a steady increase in infection rates.

UNAIDS reports more than 7 million people now on HIV treatment across Africa

UNAIDS reports more than 7 million people now on HIV treatment across Africa––with nearly 1 million added in the last year—while new HIV infections and deaths from AIDS continue to fall

Increase in HIV infections amongst Navajo people

An increase in HIV infections among the Navajo people in Gallup, N.M. has the medical community concerned over a possible epidemic, the New York Times reported.

TAG Co- Founder and ACT UP Spokesman Spencer Cox dies aged 44

Spencer Cox, a pivotal AIDS activist who helped spearhead research on lifesaving protease inhibitors, has died due to AIDS-related causes at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. He was 44 years old.

Major Breakthrough in HIV Research: Study Published

LAUSANNE, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A study published today online in The Journal of Experimental Medicine has identified the population of CD4 T cells serving as the major reservoir for HIV infected cells and as the primary cell site for HIV replication and production in infected patients

World AIDS Day: CEOs Call to End HIV Travel Restrictions

NEW YORK CITY (28 November 2012) – This World AIDS Day, Chief Executives from some of the world’s largest companies are calling for an end to travel restrictions for people living with HIV.


On World AIDS Day, more than 30 years after the first cases of this tragic illness were reported, we join the global community once more in standing with the millions of people who live with HIV/AIDS worldwide.

World AIDS Day 2012 more hopeful than the past

The United States has announced a plan to significantly reduce the global spread of AIDS. Advances in research and treatment of the disease has many officials feeling hopeful

NICE recommends unrestricted access to 'Victrelis'®▼

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK has issued a Final Appraisal Determination (FAD) recommending the use of 'Victrelis'® (boceprevir) in combination with peginterferon alfa and ribavirin ('dual therapy') as an option for the treatment of genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C

New US treatment guidelines reccomend antiretrovirals for all with HIV

Newly updated US antiretroviral treatment guidelines are recommending antiretroviral treatment for all people with HIV infection, with particular emphasis on treatment for: people with CD4 cell counts below 500

Phase II Hepatitis C Treatment Published by BMS

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) has announced the full results, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, from a Phase II clinical trial in patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 who had not responded to prior therapy with PEG-interferon alfa and ribavirin (‘null responders’*).

BMS Foundation Announces Grants

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation has awarded three new grants to improve prevention, diagnosis and care of hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) in China and India as part of its Delivering Hope™:Awareness, Prevention and Care umbrella program.

Europeans find high prevalence of lipodystrophy in HIV-positive children

A European study published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes has found a high prevalence of body fat changes and elevated lipids in HIV-positive children

Banned from school for being HIV

A 13-year-old boy who applied to a Hershey, Pa., boarding school told ABC News that it never crossed his mind he would be denied entry because he was HIV-positive.

WATCH NOW - Exclusive RED ONE Campaign Live Event

Featuring President Barack Obama, President George W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, Bono, Alicia Keys and others. Join ONE and (RED)'s exclusive live broadcast from Washington, DC this Thursday, Dec. 1 at 10 am EST, 3pm GMT

HIV and AIDS in Ethiopia:

Urban gardening project turning lives around. More than 1 million people are living with HIV and AIDS in Ethiopia. An innovative project run by a local NGO is part of the government's national plan for prevention, treatment and care

President Obama to speak at WORLD AIDS DAY event in Washington

On Thursday, December 1, World AIDS Day, President Obama will speak at an event hosted by the ONE Campaign and (RED), joining former President George W. Bush and others who have been so critical in the worldwide fight against AIDS.

UNAIDS Aims To Eliminate Mother To Child HIV Transmission In Africa By 2015

The Executive Director of the joint United Nations programme against AIDS (UNAIDS), Michel Sidibe, says the organisation aims to eliminate the transmission of HIV/AIDS from mother to child in Africa by 2015.

Youth Invited to Design Social Media Strategy for UNAIDS

The United Nations has invited young people to create and shape the new UN strategy on youth and HIV/AIDS through an online collaborative project launched Tuesday, according to an article on the UN website

UNAIDS and WHO hail new results for Once - daily pill for HIV Negative people

New data from studies in Kenya, Uganda and Botswana confirm major role of antiretroviral medicine in preventing heterosexual HIV transmission

Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin new faces of MAC Viva Glam HIV/AIDS campaign

Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin have been announced as the faces of the 2012 MAC Viva Glam campaign to fight HIV/AIDS.

Blood donation center rejects straight man because he 'appeared' gay

A 22-year-old straight man was refused the right to donating blood after staff at a blood bank believed the man ‘seemed’ gay.