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#HIV

# hiv - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Uganda tests 'rubber band circumcision' in battle against HIV

The simple device – two plastic rings and an elastic band – cuts off blood supply to the foreskin, which then shrivels and is removed with the band after a week.

# hiv - Sunday 8 June, 2014

'Once you say you're HIV positive, you can't take it back'

HIV in Ireland: screening, stigma and support

# hiv - Friday 6 June, 2014

More gay men are seeking STI testing and advice

One in five of those tested at the Gay Men’s Health Service clinic in Dublin last year received a diagnosis.

# hiv - Thursday 5 June, 2014

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Morning, folks. Here are the nine big stories you need to know today.

# hiv - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

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.

# hiv - Friday 23 May, 2014

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.

# hiv - Friday 25 April, 2014

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.

# hiv - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Fishermen blamed for huge number of HIV cases in Ugandan village

The going rate for sex in Kasensero is as little as €1.50.

# hiv - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

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.

# hiv - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Phil Prendergast has blood tested for HIV and hepatitis after being spat at

It happened as she was making her way to a funeral in Cork city.

# hiv - Saturday 7 December, 2013

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.

# hiv - Sunday 1 December, 2013

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.

# hiv - Friday 29 November, 2013

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.

# hiv - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Are people in Greece giving themselves HIV to get social welfare?

Media reports this morning suggest citizens desperate for money are resorting to this drastic action.

# hiv - Saturday 23 November, 2013

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.

# hiv - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Top scientists meet to discuss how a cure for AIDS can become a reality HIV

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.

# hiv - Thursday 17 October, 2013

Despite protective drugs, no increase in sex risks for partners of HIV-positive HIV

Despite protective drugs, no increase in sex risks for partners of HIV-positive

The question of the sexual behaviour of this group is important given current optimism about a possible reversal of the HIV epidemic.

# hiv - Thursday 10 October, 2013

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.

# hiv - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

This HIV vaccine looks promising

The vaccine appears to have completely cleared the virus from monkeys.

# hiv - Saturday 17 August, 2013

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

Study finds 42 children in Ireland diagnosed with HIV HIV

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.

# hiv - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Now you can test yourself for STIs in your own home

A new home testing kit for common STIs will cost from €50, compared to the usual cost of €125.

# hiv - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Most people in Ireland have never had a sexual health test Sexual Health This post contains a poll

Most people in Ireland have never had a sexual health test

Almost a third of people in a study said they are not concerned about their sexual health.

# hiv - Friday 5 July, 2013

Column: 'I came face to face with the reality of childbirth in Ethiopia'

Every year, 25,000 women die in childbirth in Ethiopia, writes Donnacha Maguire, who says money alone will not stop women from dying, only people working together will do that.

# hiv - Thursday 13 June, 2013

A daily tablet can protect those who inject drugs from HIV HIV

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.

# hiv - Saturday 8 June, 2013

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.

# hiv - Thursday 14 March, 2013

French patients keep HIV at bay despite stopping drugs HIV

French patients keep HIV at bay despite stopping drugs

A new study reveals that 14 HIV patients have remained healthy for years after stopping drug treatment offers fresh evidence that early medical intervention may lead to a “functional cure” for AIDS.

# hiv - Monday 4 March, 2013

Baby born with HIV may have been cured, scientists say HIV

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.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you kick off your Monday.

# hiv - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

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.

# hiv - Saturday 19 January, 2013

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.

# hiv - Friday 21 December, 2012

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?

# hiv - Saturday 1 December, 2012

World Aids Day: Elimination of HIV and Aids blocked by 'poverty and complacency' HIV

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.

# hiv - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Naked protesters occupy Washington office over possible AIDS cuts The Naked Truth This post contains images

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.

# hiv - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

UN hails sharp decline in HIV infections in children HIV

UN hails sharp decline in HIV infections in children

Around half of all reductions in new HIV infections in the past two years had been among children.

# hiv - Sunday 28 October, 2012

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.

# hiv - Monday 20 August, 2012

Higher rate of infection among homeless 'put overall population at risk'

New data published in The Lancet shows much higher infection rates of TB, HIV and Hepatitis-C among homeless people.

# hiv - Friday 3 August, 2012

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.

# hiv - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Government to fund hospital's HIV outreach programme in Kenya

On his tour of Africa, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore announces €50,000 in funding for a hospital which also offers paediatric heart surgery.