Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Aids

All time
US regulators approve first daily anti-HIV drug
Truvada, which is designed for use by healthy adults who are at risk of HIV, should be mixed with safe sex and regular testing.
"Interesting" reaction to distribution of 1,000 free condoms in Dublin
Spunout handed the condoms to young people in Dublin last night, and reported a lot of positive reactions – but some worrying ones.
Voters in LA to decide on use of condoms in porn
Adult film actors in LA city are already required to wear condoms, but campaigners want this extended county-wide.
Column: 'There are 1800 people in Ireland who may have HIV but don't know it'
On Irish AIDS Day, Pam McHugh says people should ask themselves if they know their HIV status – and if not, why not.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
Here is the trailer for the Magic Johnson AIDS documentary
‘The Announcement’ is set to air on ESPN US this evening.
Column: Sex? No thanks, we’re Irish
Irish attitudes to sex have come a long way since the dark old days – but we’re still not quite there, writes Beth Wallace, the organiser of Ireland’s first sex festival.
South Africa recalls over a million 'faulty' condoms
One activist said that the condoms “leaked like sieves” when water was poured into them.
The Daily Fix: Thursday
Catch up on the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
Column: The drugs do work - but there are new obstacles in the fight against AIDS
Yes, AIDS-related deaths are decreasing – but there are several huge threats in the fight against HIV and AIDS, writes Breda Gahan on World Aids Day.
Major Aids treatment fund suspends further grants over financial issues
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria said today that global financial woes mean it can’t pledge any more funding until 2014.
Magic Johnson living happily and healthily 20 years after HIV diagnosis
The ex-basketball star is combating the disease with a rigorous exercise regime.
Ireland won't lift ban on MSM blood donors, despite British move
Britain relaxes its ban on blood donations from men who sleep with men, but there are no plans for a similar move in Ireland.
Google marks Mercury's birthday with awesome musical Doodle
Queen’s Freddie Mercury would have been 65 years old today – so Google’s paid tribute to him in the way it knows best.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.
Lots done, lots to do: mixed messages from HIV prevention report
The Department of Health’s report shows that there is still more to work to do in tackling the spread of HIV and AIDS.
Homosexuality 'a disease', claims India's health minister
Homosexuality is ‘unnatural’ and is causing the spread of HIV, says the man in charge of the health of 1.2 billion people.
China releases another dissident but is he being watched?
Hu Jia has spent three-and-a-half years in prison for allegedly planning to disrupt the 2008 Olympics.
Ireland records lowest level of new HIV cases in 10 years
However a report by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre found there continues to be a high level of gay and bisexual men testing positive.
'Game-changing' breakthrough in fight against HIV and AIDS
A study involving nine countries found that earlier treatment meant patients were 96 per cent less likely to spread HIV to their uninfected partner.
(RED) responds to Global Fund fraud reports
(RED) chief executive Seb Bishop responds to media reports that the Global Fund is ravaged by corruption.
Vatican signals major shift with latest condom comments
The Vatican says using a condom is lesser evil than transmitting HIV to a sexual partner.
The pope softens his stance on condoms
The change is message from the Catholic church could influence millions of people across the world.
Possible HIV breakthrough in South Africa
Aids is the leading cause of death and disease in young women today. A new gel might cut the the chances of contracting the virus in half.