Significant strides have been made in recent years toward the treatment and prevention of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. This year, at the International AIDS Conference, the AIDS community welcomed progress on a new pill that may prevent transmission of the deadly virus.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — Haiti has been plagued with the highest prevalence of HIV infection in the Western Hemisphere. While it has declined significantly – from nearly 10 percent of those screened a decade ago to 3.7 percent as of 2012 – AIDS-related deaths have taken a toll on the Caribbean nation’s children. Roughly 100,000 of those age 17 and younger are orphans of the disease, according to the most recent count provided to UNICEF.
Christian Paige-Bass is positive in attitude and in HIV status. An activist in Washington, D.C.’s gay African-American community, he believes in confronting the HIV/AIDS crisis and related stigma head on, with solid information.
Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise have the potential to transform the health of elderly people, say researchers in Scotland. By James Gallagher A pilot study involving 12 pensioners showed going all-out in very short bursts, reduced blood pressure and improved general fitness over time. The team at Abertay University believe it could help avert […]
MELBOURNE – The 20th International AIDS Conference concluded today as the first in its history that remembered not just the 39 million people worldwide who have died of AIDS but also those who lost their lives in the crashed MH17 flight carrying six of its delegates, one of whom was the past president of the […]
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — Participants in this year’s International AIDS Conference welcomed progress on a new pill that may prevent transmission of the deadly HIV virus – one of the advances that have provoked celebrations as well as debates. By Anita Powell Medical treatment of the virus is big business, generating multibillion-dollar annual revenues. Dr. […]
HOMOPHOBIC STIGMA AND VIOLENCE BLOCK ACCESS TO HIV SERVICES FOR AFRICAN MEN Results of a study released July 16, 2014 by Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) in partnership with African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR), http://www.msmgf.org/files/msmgf/documents/MSMinSSA_PolicyBrief.pdf show that homophobia, violence, and stigma among healthcare providers are linked with reduced access to […]
Julio T is a 15-year-old vendor of handcrafted costume jewellery in Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, near the FIFA Fan Fest. He says sales are good during the World Cup because there are a lot of tourists. Credit: Fabíola Ortiz/IPS RIO DE JANEIRO – The FIFA World Cup being played in Brazil has sounded a […]
“Living The Rainbow: A Gay Family Triptych”, a trilogy of three novels by Hans M. Hirschi, are a mirror on today’s LGBT community – the first generation able to legally marry and have children. Each tale offers a glimpse at how modern gay families live their lives, the unique worries they have, and how they […]
WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA — First lady Michelle Obama and former President Bill Clinton were among speakers honoring poet, author and civil rights champion Maya Angelou at a private memorial service in North Carolina on Saturday. Media magnate Oprah Winfrey and actress Cicely Tyson also paid tribute to their friend at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, […]