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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Aids

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HIV may be evolving to become less deadly
As the virus adapts to the human immune system in order to survive longer, it weakens its own ability to cause disease, according to new research.
Opinion: Healthcare apartheid is unacceptable – there can be no 'them and us'
Solutions do not come easy, but Ebola transmission can be stopped.
Average age of HIV diagnosis for gay and bisexual men has fallen to 32
Committee on Health and Children today, who will be focusing on advances in testing opportunities for HIV and enhancing engagement with health services,
Poverty, violence and myths about condoms: What's spreading HIV?
In South Africa, more than 6 million of the country’s 52 million population are HIV positive.
Kenyan men flee to escape enforced circumcision
The procedure is often carried out without anaesthesia.
Bob Geldof on return to work: 'It turns out that I can do this shit'
“Sometimes, I mean, the needle twitches slightly, so you continue doing it,” the bereaved father said today.
Decriminalising prostitution would 'slash HIV rates among sex workers'
Some sex workers don’t carry condoms, to avoid arrest. This is a big problem.
Opinion: 'It's a terrible blow to Aids research – and not the first time lives have been needlessly lost'
More research into Aids would help to protect the most vulnerable groups in society and also honour those who have died.
100 AIDS experts were killed in the Ukraine plane crash
They were on their way to a global conference in Australia.
Death rates for HIV-positive adults have halved
However, the risk of death from non-AIDS cancers remained stable.
Baby 'cured' of HIV has relapsed
The news is a setback to hopes that very early treatment with powerful HIV drugs might reverse the infection.
Researcher arrested after faking data for a HIV vaccine
The scientist confessed to spiking samples of blood to make a HIV vaccine appear to have great promise.
'Once you say you're HIV positive, you can't take it back'
HIV in Ireland: screening, stigma and support
Panti: "As someone who is HIV positive, I would encourage everybody to get tested"
A study has found that the vast majority of gay men see the risk of contracting HIV as unlikely, even as diagnosis rates have increased.
Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work
In the run-up to Africa Day, Salome Mbugua discusses her social justice work in Ireland and various African countries.
Alcohol kills more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined - WHO
This equates to one death every 10 seconds.
Column: A vaccine could soon be here for one of the most devastating diseases on the planet
With malaria causing 627,000 deaths last year, there are high hopes for the first vaccine. But old-fashioned people power can also make a difference.
Fishermen blamed for huge number of HIV cases in Ugandan village
The going rate for sex in Kasensero is as little as €1.50.
Buttimer: HIV awareness campaign needed as memory of epidemic fades
The Fine Gael TD said the stark rises in cases over the past decade needs to be addressed.
Email and drop-in service to support sexual health in gay community
The Gay Switchboard is also hoping to launch a video chat service next year to encourage younger people who are having issues to get in touch.
Is Ireland doing enough to help the global fight against AIDS?
Charities say Ireland has traditionally been at the forefront, but on World AIDS Day they say that support is slipping.
Undiagnosed HIV rates high in Dublin, widespread testing recommended
A new testing programme at the Mater Hospital diagnosed almost three in every 1,000 people with the HIV infection.
Campaign to reduce stigma, as stats show 50 per cent of HIV diagnoses are happening late
Latest figures from the World Health Organisation show that 1 in 3 of the 2.3 million people living with the condition in Europe are unaware that they are HIV positive.
Top scientists meet to discuss how a cure for AIDS can become a reality
Scientists said for a cure to work, it must be safe, simple and scalable.
Scientists meet to discuss ending the world's AIDS pandemic
The symposium next month will look at what can be done to achieve an AIDS-free world.
This HIV vaccine looks promising
The vaccine appears to have completely cleared the virus from monkeys.
Study finds 42 children in Ireland diagnosed with HIV
The research in the Irish Medical Journal found many of the children’s illnesses were diagnosed at an advanced stage.
A daily tablet can protect those who inject drugs from HIV
Globally, one in 10 new HIV infections are thought to be caused by injecting drug use.
Drug users need our compassion, says Elton John
Pop star says stigma and criminalisation increases chance that users get caught in lifetime cycle of addiction and disease.
The median age for new HIV cases in Ireland? 33
New statistics show that the number of people with HIV in Ireland rose last year for the first time in four years.
Baby born with HIV may have been cured, scientists say
The child from Mississippi has been off medication for a year with no signs of infection in what could be on the second reported curing of the disease.
Infidelity is a major cause of Africa's HIV epidemic - study
The study found that up to two thirds of all new HIV infections among men in stable partnerships are caused by one partner being unfaithful.
Here's how Ireland distributed €159m among nine countries last year
The amount was 12 per cent less than the nearly €180 million given to countries including Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Timor Leste and Vietnam in 2011.
Scientists say vaccine temporarily puts brakes on HIV
Team in Spain says it is best indication yet that a ‘therapeutic vaccine’ might be possible in place of anti-retroviral drugs.
Column: Why are we getting complacent with our sexual health?
We should know by now that having unprotected sex is not safe, writes Anna Quigley – so why are we engaging in risky sexual behaviour?
World Aids Day: Elimination of HIV and Aids blocked by 'poverty and complacency'
Although global rates of are dropping, complacency is a barrier to completely eliminating HIV, according to experts.
Naked protesters occupy Washington office over possible AIDS cuts
Activists occupied the office of House speaker John Boehner ahead of World AIDS Day this Saturday.
Super-sensitive test lets doctors see disease without microscope
The new test uses nano-particles to spot markers for cancer or the AIDS virus in human blood serum using the naked eye.
New book documents the rise in pandemic diseases and wonders what's next
The book ‘Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic’ tracks previous pandemics and attempts to determine what the next one will be.
Hillary Clinton hopes for improved drones to find Kony
The US Secretary General was also focused on preserving a fragile peace between Sudan and South Sudan on her two day agenda of talks in East Africa.