Tuesday , 20 August 2019

Tag Archives: AIDS

Scotland, What Will You Do about HIV?

What Will You Do?

In an unprecedented move, for World AIDS Day (Monday 1 December), charities, campaigners and health boards from across Scotland have joined forces to ask Scotland ‘What Will You Do’ about HIV – the virus that when left untreated can lead to AIDS. The campaign is asking everyone in Scotland, from individuals to politicians, to think actively about what they can ...

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Study shows PrEP highly protective against HIV for gay men


A two-year study into whether pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) should be routinely made available on the UK NHS for gay and bisexual men is being fast-tracked after interim results show it highly protective against HIV. The trial study of a two year research project entitled PROUD recruited 545 gay men at high risk of HIV infection through 13 sexual health clinics in ...

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Ban HIV positive migrants from the UK, says Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP

Nigel Farage, leader of the right wing UKIP party, called for HIV positive people and murderers to be banned from migrating to Britain as a “good start” in “controlling the quality of people who come” to the UK. The statement came shortly before the UKIP’s first ever MP was elected into office in the Clacton byelection, last night. His statement ...

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Scots theatre to challenge HIV-related stigma

Scottish Youth Theatre to challenge HIV stigma

The Brownlee HIV Patient Forum, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (NHSGGC) and Scottish Youth Theatre have formed a partnership to stage short dramatic pieces designed to provoke thought, challenge and confront HIV-related stigma. In an era where HIV can be controlled with good treatment and care, stigma has been described as the single biggest challenge. Stigma not only restricts the ...

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Remembering one of Scotland’s brightest sons, Ian Charleson

Ian Charleson in Chariots of Fire

One of Scotland’s brightest sons was a multi-talented gay actor who sparkled on stage and screen. He sang, danced, recited poetry, played romantic roles, excelled in Shakespeare; he trail-blazed anything he embraced. I had the fortune of seeing him on stage in After Aida were he played the young librettist Arrigo Boito grappling with the ageing composer Giuseppe Verdi. He ...

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