Wednesday , 12 December 2018

Tag Archives: AIDS

HIV prevention drug should be offered in Scotland

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NHS Scotland must start funding HIV prevention drug, says HIV Scottish Charity, following a high court ruling in favour of funding in NHS England. A leading HIV/AIDS charity has won a high court battle over whether a preventative treatment for HIV that charities say that the drug, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a “game-changer” can legally be funded by NHS England. Following ...

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Secret papers reveal Catholic Church opposed HIV education in 1980s

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  Formerly classified documents have revealed that the Roman Catholic Church opposed government plans for sex education to combat the growing number of HIV/AIDS related deaths during the 1980s. The Herald reported today that the church effectively “acted as a roadblock to efforts to halt an explosion of deaths in Scotland”. Records of a UK Government committee that was established ...

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UK government concerned over youth anal sex

Government says anal sex in youth is "risky" and "unwelcome"

The UK government has expressed its concern at the increasing number of  “young people engaging in anal intercourse” which is seen as “risky”, “unrealistic” and “harmful”. Sexual health campaigners slam the report as a “unhelpful” and if implemented likely to cause “an increase in risky behaviour”. The Government’s concerns were cited in a consultation paper Child Safety Online: Age Verification ...

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Belief Matters…Or Not? Paul O’Grady, The Sally Army and the BBC

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Paul O’Grady’s new BBC TV series “The Sally Army and Me” is certainly good popular light entertainment and Paul is his usual camp self, often funny and seemingly able to get the best out of those he meets. At the same time as we laugh at his antics – for example, getting the drum beat wrong when playing with the ...

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Potential cure: HIV eliminated from infected cells

HIV-1 budding (in green) from cultured lymphocyte

Scientists have successfully eliminated the HIV genome from human cells, a breakthrough that could potentially pave the way for a cure for HIV/AIDS. A research team from the NeuroAIDS Center at Lewis Katz School of Medicine – Temple University, Philadelphia, used a new DNA editing technique to remove the HIV genome from CD4+T infected cells. Using the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technique, the scientists ...

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Gay men are not getting enough regular testing for HIV

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New research carried out by Glasgow University shows that gay men, including those thought to be at a “high risk” of contracting HIV, are not getting tested often enough. Researchers from the University’s Social and Public Health Sciences Unit found that “fewer than one in five men reported having four or more tests in the last two years.” The authors ...

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Alleged incident raises questions about HIV prevention strategy

George Valiotis

  Recent reporting in the mainstream media has highlighted serious problems in relation to HIV prevention. Last week, several outlets reported on the disturbing claim that a man was deliberately infected through unprotected anal intercourse. Inevitably, this has sparked reaction from both the LGBTI community and HIV charities, and raises significant questions about safer sex practices, the legal framework, how ...

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Coming Oot: The fabulous history of Gay Scotland

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Narrated by actor Richard Wilson and featuring the voices and faces of those who lived in Scotland when male homosexual behaviour was illegal, last night’s BBC documentary The Fabulous History of Gay Scotland took us on a roller coaster of a journey from the 1950s to the present. In attempting to answer the question of why a nation that seemed ...

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Clydesdale Bank to mark World AIDS Day

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  The Clydesdale Bank will today be marking World AIDS Day by helping to “light up Scotland” The Scottish bank has a number of activities planned, including cake sales at a variety of locations across the country (as well as its offices in Leeds and London), a ticker-tape style message of support on its Glasgow City Centre branch in Queen ...

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MSP calls for improved LGBTI rights and AIDS services in Malawi

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  An MSP has called on the First Minister to work with the government of Malwai to help boost LGBTI rights and widen access to HIV/AIDS treatment services. Writing to Nicola Sturgeon ahead of World Aids Day, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP Liam McArthur has drawn attention to the challenges facing LGBTI people and those with HIV/AIDS living in the African ...

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