HIV in the News

News December, 2009

News Sat 12 - Fri 18 December

The results of the MDP301 trial of PRO2000 gel were announced today. The clinical trial has found no evidence that the vaginal microbicide reduces the risk of HIV infection in women. The Guardian

Fifty percent of prostitutes in South Africa are HIV positive.  News of the World

Elton John: 'Gordon Brown doesn't understand AIDS problem'. Pink News

UNITAID approves patent pool to reduce cost of HIV drugs. Financial Times

Rwanda's lower house will reportedly vote today on a revision to the penal code which would criminalise homosexuality. Pink News
The death of former Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang marks the end of an era. BBC News

News Sat 05 - Fri 11 December

An analysis of primary care records suggests that at least half of people with diagnosed HIV infection had disclosed their HIV status to their general practitioner (GP).AIDSmap

Teacher killed himself in Brighton after HIV diagnosis. Argus

In New Zealand a husband infects wife with HIV by pricking her with sewing needle while she slept. BBC
Researchers have discovered that human stem cells could be engineered to kill HIV-infected cells. Pink News

News Sat 28 - Sat 05 December

People with HIV alarmed by levels of stigma in UK. The Observer

HIV diagnoses for gay and bisexual men levelling off. Pink News
Warning over late HIV diagnosis. Independent
GlaxoSmithKline is to cut significantly the prices of its medicine in emerging economies next spring. Financial Times
Uganda considers death sentence for gay sex in bill before parliament. Guardian
Adrienne Seed talks about tackling the social stigma of living with HIV on This Morning.This Morning
Twitter goes red for World AIDS Day Guardian
Why does a small band of scientists and campaigners persist in denying the link between HIV and AIDS, when the evidence that they are wrong is overwhelming? The Independent