HIV in the News

News 2011

News Thu 29 - Sat 31 December

Study Shows Muscle Loss Is Common In HIV-Positive Men AIDS Beacon

Bali holidaymakers who have had tattoos urged to have HIV tests after Australian tourist contracts virus Mail Online

Paper refuting HIV–AIDS link secures publication Nature

HIV breakthrough as scientists discover mixing vaccines can slash transmission rates of virus Mail Online

ART improves impact of therapeutic feeding in malnourished infants with HIV Aidsmap

News Sat 17 - Fri 23 December

How to help disabled people fight the welfare reform bill Guardian

PEP guidelines for the UK revised to take account of undetectable viral load AIDSmap

Is the new disabled work benefit working? BBC

Migrants 'most at risk of TB and HIV' Net Doctor

'Ray of hope': FDA approves human trials of promising HIV vaccine Mail Online

News Sat 10 - Fri 16 December

AIDS and the rise of the behaviour police Spiked Online

Nevirapine and cotrimoxazole prophylaxis safe in HIV-exposed, uninfected infants Aidsmap

United Kingdom: Change Rules on Drugs for HIV, Says Top Doctor The Body

HIV/AIDS: a timeline of the disease and its mutations Telegraph

Disabled people finally given a voice on HIV and Aids Guardian

News Sat 03 - Fri 09 December

High rate of new diagnoses when gay men phoned and asked to come back for sexual health check-up AIDSmap 

Prison term for pool sex HIV pair in Edinburg BBC, Sky News, ScotsmanEdinburgh Evening News, Deadline News, ZimEye

Londoners set record for most HIV tests on World AIDS Day Pink News 

'HIV Healing' Church Will Not Be Punished Sky News

Johnson & Johnson shuns poor people with HIV New Internationalist

News Sat 26 - Fri 02 December

Mental health support for HIV sufferers boosted by standards publication Nursing Times

HIV testing should be 'universal' says HPA The Telegraph, The Independent

World Aids Day: 30 years since Britain's first diagnosis The Telegraph; Huffington Post; Huffington Post; The Guardian; Pink News (David Cameron); Pink News (Ed Milliband); Pink News; Pink News; Pink Paper

Doctors, dentists and health workers with HIV could work in NHS The Telegraph; Mail Online; Financial Times

HIV/Aids: Why were the campaigns successful in the West? BBC

News Sat 19 - Fri 25 November

Battling HIV prejudice with Body & Soul The Guardian 

Church Tells HIV Patients To Stop Treatment Sky News

Ban on HIV-positive doctors and dentists set to be overturned  The Independent; The Telegraph

THT urge condom use in run-up to World AIDS Day Pink Paper

HIV numbers hit new high as AIDS drugs save lives Reuters UK

News Sat 12 - Fri 18 November

HIV life insurance still problematic Life Insurance 

Tragedy of hypochondriac who committed suicide… because she wrongly believed she had infected husband with HIV Mail Online

Sexual partners of STI patients 'should be traced' BBC

Malawi sex workers sue govt after forced HIV test AFP

MSM living in hostile social environments more likely to have negative feelings about sexuality, less likely to test for HIV AIDSmap

News Sat 05 - Fri 11 November

Coventry Councillor takes HIV test to raise awareness for World AIDS Day Queer UK 

China vows int'l cooperation on HIV/AIDS fight Xinhua

Restrictions on gay men blood donations lifted The Independent, Pink News, Metro, UKPA

Positive reaction: Fighting the HIV virus The Scotsman

HIV couple to stand trial for having sex in public swimming pool STV

News Sat 29 - Fri 04 November

Influential community figures can increase HIV testing by couples Aidsmap

HIV patients told to use cheaper drugs London Evening Standard

Doctors criticise London HIV drugs cost-cutting deal BBC

The business of fighting Aids The Guardian

Group calls for HIV screening of teens who have sex Reuters, CNN

News Sat 22 - Fri 28 October

Religion, HIV and mental health The Independent

Warning over HIV home test kits BBC, UKPA, The Independent

Prophet T.B. Joshua's HIV/AIDS miracle cures is investigated The Zimdiaspora

Government says it must do more to tackle HIV PinkNews

Don't screen everybody for HIV in the ER: study Reuters

News Sat 15 - Fri 21 October

Prayer can cure, churches tell those with HIV The Independent, BBC

Fish foot spa virus bombshell: Treatment 'could spread Hep C and HIV' The Sun, Mail OnlineThe Telegraph

Updated HIV figures published today Queer UK

HIV diagnosis progress hampered by inaccurate online information GP Online

Dangerous Precedent: HIV-Positive Man Convicted for Infecting His Informed, Consenting Partner Huffington Post

News Sat 08 - Fri 14 October

HIV life expectancy rises in UK, study finds BBC, The Independent, EurekAlert, Pink Paper

Home HIV tests ‘should be legalised’ Pink News

Help when you're troubled: getting the right psychological support aidsmap

Access to HIV Community Services by Vulnerable Populations: Evidence From an Enhanced HIV/AIDS Surveillance System in the United Kingdom The Body

New 'Keep it 100' campaign in Harlem is a hi-tech approach to curbing HIV/AIDS NY Daily News

News Sat 01 - Fri 07 October

Plea to hundreds of women after HIV man jailed The Telegraph, Mail Online, BBC, UKPA, Gazette Live, The Northern Echo

Two thirds 'would use HIV home testing kits if they were legal' Mail Online, UKPA

HIV funding cut despite 'local epidemic' London Evening Standard

NAT launch new myth-busting website about HIV Pink Paper

Needle exchange: Preventing HIV shouldn't be against the law (USA) LA Times

News Sat 24 - Fri 30 September

New HIV vaccine could turn deadly condition into 'minor infection like herpes' Mail OnlinePink News

Sportsman John Amaechi launches new HIV programme for UK Africans Pink Paper

Annie Lennox: HIV Ambassador For London Look to the Stars

HIV vaccine is a small breakthrough, but not a cure The Guardian

Queensland HIV rate doubles (Australia) Brisbane Times

News Sat 17 - Fri 23 September

Thrilled to be pregnant... then told I had HIV The Mirror

NHS has 'outdated attitude' towards HIV patients Private Healthcare UK

Northern Ireland minister under fire over ban on gay men giving blood The Guardian, BBC, Pink Paper

HIV-positive people 'face stigma from healthcare workers'  FIGO

Does cholesterol hold the key to a vaccine against Aids? Scientists find way to stop HIV damaging the immune system Daily MailPublic Service

News Sat 10 - Fri 16 September

Blackburn HIV woman targeted by yobs Lancashire Telegraph

AIDS research charity plan pop-up HIV test clinic in London's Vauxhall Pink Paper

Norwich HIV stab threat man is jailed Eastern Daily Press

Using football to kick about a message on Aids The Guardian

Over half of pregnant UK women with HIV present late for antenatal care AIDSmap

News Sat 03 - Fri 09 September

Campaign Group Proposes New Approach To HIV Prevention In The UK eGov Monitor

Fluctuating symptoms have major impact on quality of life and fitness to work, survey finds AIDSmap

Compulsory sex education is "essential" to reduce HIV, say Lords Children & Young People Now

Gay men can donate blood as health experts lift controversial ban The Guardian, Mail Online, Sky NewsThe Mirror, The Independent, The Express, Evening Standard, The Telegraph, Huffington Post, So So Gay, Vancouver Sun

Performer's HIV Test a False Positive, Porn Production to Resume (USA) NBC

News Sat 27 - Fri 02 September

More HIV cases in Devon and Cornwall, figures show BBC

Government gets key directives on HIV dentists Dental News

House of Lords says UK needs new national HIV prevention campaign, bigger push for testing AIDSmapThe Guardian, So So Gay, Pink NewsBBC, OnMedica

HIV treatment in the UK trebles in past decade BBC

UGANDA: Calls for inclusion of MSM in new HIV strategy Plus News

News Sat 20 - Fri 26 August

HIV benefits cheat Belfast Telegraph

Man's HIV status revealed in privacy blunder The Argus

Antibody trawl helps search for HIV vaccine The Independent

HIV/AIDS funding delay causes problems for D.C. agencies The Washington Post

Fall in funding raises question mark over future of global fight against Aids The Guardian

News Sat 13 - Fri 19 August

Julian Ma: I'm growing antibodies in tobacco plants to help prevent HIV The Guardian

Breakthrough in search for HIV vaccine Channel 4 news

Odds for Detecting HIV Varies by Method, New Study Finds IEWY News

Gilead says Quad HIV drug as good as Atripla Pharma Times

How a 20-minute HIV test could save millions of lives CNN World

News Sat 06 - Fri 12 August

London specialist HIV clinic under threat Pink News

UK's HIV dentists to practise again?

Inquiry transcripts show pain of HIV contamination Herald Scotland

ED2011 NEWS: Waverley Care want jokes to #laffoffstigma Three Weeks

Will Obama Oppose Cuts To HIV/AIDS Programs In Deficit Reduction? (USA) Washington Blade

News Sat 30 - Fri 05 August

St Albans HIV centre hits out at NHS’s “intimidating” language The Herts Advertiser

HIV expert Rebecca Balira 'smuggled slave, 21, into Britain' The Metro
Are you at risk of contracting HIV? Daily Record

Casualties From the War on AIDS Huffington Post UK

Homophobia stymies HIV fight in Islamic countries New Scientist

News Sat 23 - Fri 29 July

People in Jersey 'more ignorant now' about HIV BBC

Women in science: Sex and mathematics – unlikely bedfellows in HIV research The Independent

HIV monster: 4 yrs for callous lover who passed virus to partners The Sun

Circumcision: Rwanda's quick cut to fight HIV BBC

HIV and Aids: bad news for drug prices in middle-income countries Guardian

News Sat 16 - Fri 22 July

HIV alert for over-50s as infection rates rise The Mirror
Anti-HIV drug made by GM plants begins trials in humans The Guardian

Gay men ‘unaware of HIV symptoms’ Pink News

HIV patients losing out from cuts to specialist social workers Community Care

AIDS Institute wants Obama administration to reverse decision on AIDS drug funds Florida Independent

News Sat 09 - Fri 15 July

London specialist HIV clinic under threat Pink News

Special report: The changing face of AIDS Birmingham Mail

Scots hear African church challenge to HIV-AIDS stigma Ekklesia

Cities at heart of triple-zero HIV goals (China) China Daily

Poor countries set to benefit from patent agreement on Aids drugs The Guardian

News Sat 02 - Fri 08 July

IVF clinics 'could carry risk of HIV' Mail Online
Too Much Too Young - the British 16 - 24 year olds living with HIV So So Gay

Barclays boosts support to HIV charity Positive East
African priest in HIV talk

Concerns over rise in new gay HIV cases (Ireland) Irish Medical Times

News Sat 25 - Fri 01 July

Are travel restrictions on people with HIV justified? BBC

Being Honest about HIV: Lisa Power, policy head at Terrence Higgins Trust So So Gay

People diagnosed with HIV who have never accessed medical care are often dissatisfied with post-test counselling aidsmap

Mums’ HIV ordeal in NHS test fiasco The sun Daily Mail

United States: opt-out HIV testing in clinical settings boosts HIV diagnoses among hard-to-reach groups aidsmap

News Sat 18 - Fri 24 June

Preventing HIV: new resource launched this week! AIDSmap

'Medical triumph' of prolonging HIV positive lives BBC

HIV home test kits free on demand in Greater Manchester BBC

Intensive and targeted PEP counselling leads to less risky sex afterwards, fewer HIV infections AidsMap

HIV epidemic may be coming for indigenous Canadians New Scientist

News Sat 11 - Fri 17 June

Charity fears 'wall of silence' over rising HIV rates Voice Online

Cuts to HIV prevention services trigger calls for improved information in schools Children and Young People Now

Summit on Scots fight against Aids Herald Scotland

Imprisoned Iran medics win prize for HIV work BBC

KENYA: Rural MSM too afraid to access HIV health services Plus News

News Sat 04 - Fri 10 June

This weekend marks 30th anniversary of first HIV cases but ignorance is growing, say National AIDS Trust Pink News

London A&E patients offered HIV tests BBC

Large gaps in the HIV prevention evidence base NAM

UK HIV cases to hit 100,000 three decades after first diagnosis Pink Paper

HIV tests every 3 - 6 months suggested for all sexually active gay men in US NAM

News Sat 28 - Fri 03 June

London HIV services cut as infections rise BBC

Special Report: An end to AIDS? Reuters

UK government issues global HIV spending statement NAM

New push aims to find cure for Aids virus BBC

The consumer country: Millions of Russian addicts face HIV Independent

News Sat 21 - Fri 27 May

Schools minister Nick Gibb says lack of HIV education is ‘unforgivable’  Pink News

Lessons learned from Lothian’s HIV fight to help other countries Scotsman

Activists to transform bank into sexual health clinic over HIV cuts Pink Paper

Scientists envisage vaccines for malaria, TB, HIV/AIDS by 2020 DNA India

RWANDA: Trial of microbicide ring in final phase Plus News

News Sat 14 - Fri 20 May

Could Aids drug trial help end the stigma around HIV? Guardian

Ugandan parliament adjourns without vote on anti-gay bill Pink News, Guardian

Man 'cured' of AIDS after getting bone marrow transplant from donor with 'HIV immune' gene Daily Mail

Dentists with HIV face 'unfair' treatment Guardian

Blind Faith: the impact religion can have on HIV Independent

News Sat 07 - Fri 13 May

Uganda: Gay activists’ petition against Ugandan ‘kill gays’ bill Pink News, Pink Paper

Scottish Labour MP David Cairns dies BBC News, Guardian, Pink News, Independent, Pink Paper, Scotsman

Benefit tests find sick fit to work, say charities BBC News

Monkey HIV vaccine 'effective', say researchers BBC News, Daily Mail, Mirror, Daily Record, Metro, Independent

Is London set for a new HIV epidemic? Time Out

News Sat 30 - Fri 06 May

Immigration officials have turned HIV patients into prisoners, claims hospital Guardian

A third of deaths in patients with HIV are attributable to other serious illness present at time of HIV diagnosis AIDSmap

Cervical cancer could be prevented by widely used HIV drug Mirror, Daily Mail, Metro

Experiencing violence in childhood increases HIV risk for men AIDSmap 

Will there ever be an Aids vaccine? Telegraph

Some monkeys born with gene that protects against AIDS Independent

News Sat 23 - Fri 29 April

Mary Collins: HIV can help fight disease Observer

Woman died of HIV after being told test was negative in hospital blunder Mirror

Aids orphans and the challenges they face Guardian

Debate In US Over Ban On HIV Patients' Organs Sky News

News Sat 16 - Fri 22 April

First UK use of PrEP for couples hoping to have a child Aidsmap 

HIV study claims one in eight children resistant to drugs Guardian

HIV rates on the rise in the UK Edinburgh Journal

Tragic mix up over HIV test at Royal Berks Reading Post

Some London HIV clinics may have difficulty meeting drug prescription targets AIDSmap

News Sat 09 - Fri 15 April

People diagnosed late in the UK are six times more likely to die of AIDS AIDSmap 

HIV charities surprised at gay blood ban reports Pink News

Trust gay blood donors to tell the truth about safe sex Guardian

In the closet: invisible diversity Guardian 

George Michael Tells Of HIV Storm Daily Star

News Sat 02 - Fri 08 April

Routine HIV tests for areas with high levels Ripon Gazette 

THT urges HIV patients on incapacity benefit to contact helpline Pink Paper

HIV testing programme is extended Leicester Mercury

HIV drug prescribing in London to change from this month AIDSmap

Steep rise in number of HIV-exposed infants in US emphasises importance of prevention services AIDSmap

News Sat 26 - Fri 01 April

Wales accused of being ‘complacent’ as numbers being diagnosed with HIV rises Wales Online 

NAT's reader letter on Nadja Benaissa interview Guardian Weekend

Elton John to meet David Cameron over gay HIV rates Pink News

Shadow health minister Diane Abbott attacks cuts to HIV funding Pink News

Bill Gates to pull HIV prevention funding from India Pink Paper

News Sat 19 - Fri 25 March

NAT condemns government over budget's HIV discrimination Pink Paper

London HIV groups say funding cuts will lead to more infections Pink News

Elizabeth Taylor dedicated to Aids fight Independent, Pink Paper, Guardian

Doubling of UK HIV rate prompts routine testing call BBC News, Guardian, Metro, Independent, Pink News

California to create new rules for condoms in adult films Pink News

News Sat 12 - Fri 18 March

THT hold community launch for new HIV website Pink Paper 

Stonewall launch biggest ever survey of gay and bisexual men’s health Pink Paper

Meet the Hackney doctor keeping HIV in public eye Hackney Gazette 

Jakarta: Closing brothels ‘won’t stop HIV’ Jakarta Post

News Sat 05 - Fri 11 March

£1million ‘wasted’ over starved baby case Metro

New DLA will protect 'most vulnerable' BBC 

It's the tests that deceive, not the people claiming benefits The Guardian

Kenya: Aids to lose ‘special status’ in new plan Daily Nation

The reality of life with HIV for women in Africa Wales Online 

News Mon 28 - Fri 04 March

Homphobia widespread within UK African communities.  

The work capability assessment is a genuine source of anguish.  Guardian (Comment is Free)

Anne Milton reveals plans for sexual health strategy.  Children and Young People Now

HIV patients in the South African township of Umlazi live in fear of being robbed of their live-saving anti-retroviral drugs.  BBC
Thousands of people with HIV protest India, EU deal they say will restrict access to drugs.  Canadian Press 

News Sat 19 - Sun 27 February

The number of new HIV cases in Scotland has fallen to its lowest level for four years.BBC, Scottish Sun

Many African and Caribbean communities know less about HIV because they shy away from discussing it. The Voice

'The medical was an absolute joke'. The government's reform of the disability benefits system has angered claimants, who say the new tests fail to identify why they can't work. Guardian

10% of people think spitting transmits HIV. BBC, Daily Mail

German authorities probe HIV drug fraud. Bloomberg

Russia is the world's largest heroin consumer and risky injecting practices have fuelled one of the world's fastest-growing HIV epidemics. Independent

News Sat 12 - Fri 18 February

Britons 'still ignorant about HIV'. A recent poll, of almost 2,000 people for the National AIDS Trust, is included in a report on public attitudes and knowledge about HIV. Press Association, Scotsman


Just under 9% of HIV-positive individuals in the UK are co-infected with hepatitis C virus, investigators report. aidsmap


Proposed cuts to the legal aid budget will cost more than they save and could leave more than half a million people "silenced in court", legal experts have warned. Press Association


 Asia-Pacific meeting aims to tackle punitive laws and social barriers against HIV and AIDS progress. Reuters


Fewer extramarital partners and dollars push precipitous decline in Zimbabwe's HIV rate. New York Times

News Sat 05 - Fri 11 February

Jonathan Grimshaw was one of the first men to be infected by HIV in Britain. Here, he talks about survival and the illness that has become his life's work. Guardian

Court concludes that disabled volunteers have no rights. Disability Law Service

Surgeon sparks child HIV scare after using unsterilised scissors. Telegraph
Treatment interruptions explain higher HIV viral load in patients with depression and those who use stimulants, research from the US shows. aidsmap
Babies born to HIV-infected mothers who do not have the virus are still more prone to infections, a new international study has revealed. FIGO

News Sat 26 - Fri 04 February

Rupert Whitaker: 'We have to see patients as people, not collections of diseases'. Guardian

GPs oppose health reforms in survey as Lancet foresees 'end of the NHS'. More than half of family doctors in survey by Royal College of General Practitioners say reforms will not improve care. Guardian

A chance encounter at a charity ball made me sharply aware of the ordeal faced by job-seeking teenagers living with HIV. Director
Spanish doctors unveil promising AIDS vaccine. Telegraph,
Lying asylum seeker can stay here - because she had two children by an HIV alcoholic. Daily Mail

News Sat 22 - Fri 28 January

HIV health staff ban to be scrapped as government call for re-think. Metro

Online service for people with HIV in the UK launched by Department of Health and THT. The Drum, MyHIV

Annual UK HIV treatment and care costs could reach £750 million by 2013. aidsmap

Irish doctor who contracted HIV settles court action. Irish Times

HIV patients three times as likely to suffer strokes. Independent

News Sat 15 - Fri 21 January

Q&A: The NHS shake-up. BBC, Guardian, Independent

Police hunt man suspected of infecting lovers with HIV. Daily Mirror
The week of a consultant paediatrician who deals with HIV. Guardian
The Indian prime minister's office is thought to be on the brink of sealing a trade deal with the EU, which medicines campaigners fear could stop the flow of cheap lifesaving drugs to the poorest countries in the world. Guardian
Chechnya says couples must be HIV negative to marry. Reuters

News Sat 08 - Fri 14 January

Get out of your comfort zone, disability living allowance cuts are relevant to all. Guardian

Thousands of the most vulnerable people - including those in social housing- could be hit by the government’s legal aid reforms, workers’ union Unite said. Inside Housing
US politician says HIV funding should be cut for ‘perverted’ people. Pink News
The risk of transmitting HIV to infants during breastfeeding can be halved with a triple-drug regimen taken by mothers. These findings from WHO researchers indicate that prophylaxis with a three-drug regimen can safely replace older regimens in Africa. Medical News Today
In his forthcoming essay, Sexuality’s Law, US Professor Marc Spindelman begins with a legal puzzle: why is it that out of the thousands of men who have been infected with HIV through consensual sex with another man who failed to disclose his HIV status, almost none have sought to use the law’s tools so as to seek redress for the injuries done to them? Jotwell
The Cook Islands government is facing international condemnation for its treatment of the first person to test HIV positive in the country. Radio New Zealand International

News Sat 01 - Fri 07 January

Doctors are "reluctant" to test routinely for HIV in the UK. BBC

Nearly 25 years after he persuaded Margaret Thatcher's government to mount a hard-hitting and controversial publicity campaign against HIV, the former health secretary Norman Fowler is heading a House of Lords investigation into the continuing spread of the disease. Guardian   

UK Gay Men’s Sex Survey: new data on age, strategic positioning, condom failure and HIV testing. aidsmap

Drug company's loss could be Africa's gain. Guardian
An experimental gel protected female monkeys from the AIDS virus in a test designed to mimic human sexual transmission, international researchers have said. Reuters