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# Awareness
New rapid HIV testing project looking to Ireland's bars and workplaces
The new service will soon be available in Dublin’s Pantibar.
# Kenya
Take a walk through Kangemi slum, where Nairobi's poorest fight to survive
Unemployment is high, addiction is rife, and most women are victims of some form of violence – but somehow they find the strength to carry on.
# Backtrack
Hillary Clinton apologises over comments about Nancy Reagan and AIDS
Clinton was speaking on the day of Reagan’s funeral.
# Female Genital Mutilation
'I used a razor blade and often cut ten girls a day'
There are over 140 million girls and woman across the world with cut genitals and this dangerous and painful practice continues today.
# Pennsylvania
HIV-positive man gets prison sentence for having unprotected sex with 3 women
The sentencing judge called the man “cowardly”.
# Los Angeles
Charlie Sheen's ex is suing him for allegedly not disclosing HIV status before they had sex
Pornstar Scottine Ross also claims Sheen was physically and mentally abusive towards her.
# Cambodia
Doctor sentenced to 25 years for infecting over 200 people with HIV
Yem Chroeum, 55, still insists he is innocent.
# know your status
Coffee cups in Dublin are going to urge people to get tested for HIV
To date in 2015, 411 new HIV infections have been detected in Ireland – an increase on last year.
# Hollywood
Actor Charlie Sheen to make 'revealing' announcement as tabloid rumours swirl
TMZ says that he will reveal that he is HIV positive.
# let's talk about sex
Here's how the government is going to help people have safer sex
A whopping 60% of Irish people have never been tested for a sexually transmitted disease.
# Cambodia
A doctor is on trial for murder after infecting hundreds of patients with HIV
Yem Chroeum claims he did not knowingly infect his patients.
# The Test
Leo Varadkar has called for an increase in HIV testing in Ireland
With the number of new positive test cases on the increase HIV Ireland has echoed the health minister’s words.
# London
HIV clinic accidentally reveals identity of 780 clients
The hospital running the clinic has apologised for the mistake.
# Diagnosis
St James's Hospital to start testing all Emergency Department patients for HIV
It is hoped that as well as detecting new cases, people bring previously diagnosed patients back into care.
# Breakthrough
French teenager in remission from HIV 12 years after stopping treatment
Researchers said there is renewed hope for patients who start treatment early after infection.
# Historic
Cuba first country to end mother-to-child HIV transmission
Less than 2% of children born to mothers who have HIV carry the virus.
# Sydney
Authorities fear up to 11,000 people could have been infected with HIV/Hepatitis at two dentist clinics
The worries stem from inadequate equipment sterilisation at the facilities.
# city centre
HSE investigating rise in HIV amongst injecting drug users in Dublin
There have been 15 cases confirmed from June 2014 to June 2015.
# Sydney
Australian woman banned from breastfeeding - because she has tattoos
She is locked in a custody dispute with the baby’s father.
# call to action
168 people diagnosed with HIV in Ireland so far this year
There have been 7,521 newly diagnosed cases since the early 1980s.
# Drug use
HIV is on the rise in Dublin
There has been a spike in the number of cases among drug users.
# Stigma
German magazine prints cover with ink infused with HIV-positive blood
The blood has been pasteurised to neutralise the virus so it poses no threat.
# scott county indiana
The shocking story of the rise of HIV in one rural American community
From 2009-2013, Scott County, Indiana had three HIV infections. There have been 142 since January.
# Anonymous
The HSE wants to hear from men who have sex with men as part of a major new survey
The anonymous survey includes questions about relationships, sex life, risks and precautions – and takes about 15 minutes to complete.
# Groundbreaking
Potent drug brings us closer than ever to a HIV vaccine
The drug candidate has been shows to stop every strain of HIV.
# detection
This smartphone gadget will tell you if you have an STD or not
The dongle can test you for HIV and syphilis and deliver the results in the space of 15 minutes.
# blood center
A 5-year-old girl contracted HIV from a blood transfusion
According to the National Health and Family Planning Commission – nearly half a million people are living with HIV/AIDS in China.
# sub-Saharan Africa
Women using birth control shot have increased risk of contracting HIV
Other forms of contraception, such as the pill, do not appear to increase this risk.
# Porn stars
LA's porn industry issues alert after on-set HIV transmission
It is the first in a decade.
Gay men will be allowed give blood in the US... after abstaining from sex for a year
The FDA said it made decision after reviewing scientific evidence in recent years.
# Progress
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.
# State of the Nation
How will the HSE tackle waiting lists next year?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
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,
Opinion: How mobile phones can be used to fight diseases like Ebola
Novel methods of communicating can break down discrimination and dangerous misinformation.
# Watch this space
Could magic mushrooms be used to treat pneumonia patients?
Irish researchers are attempting to find out.
# sexual health
Women need more contraception options to stop unintended pregnancies, HIV and STIs
Approximately 80 million unintended pregnancies occur every year as a result of contraceptive failure and not using any form of contraception.
# Health
A second child "cured" of HIV has relapsed
The baby was born with the virus, but was given anti-retro viral treatment early.
# South Africa
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.