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Journalist fired for publishing false information about HIV

Journalist fired for publishing false information about HIV

A journalist at CBS in New York has been fired after the revealed the HIV status of a man without his permission and published false information about how the virus can be spread. In early December the company published a story and several social media posts that claimed a man who had allegedly spat at […]

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Scientist who claimed to have created ‘gene edited babies’ jailed

Scientist who claimed to have created ‘gene edited babies’ jailed

A Chinese scientist who claimed to have created ‘gene edited’ babies that were resistant to HIV has been jailed for three years for unethical practices. He Jiankui faced a global backlash in 2018 when he announced the birth of twin girls who he claimed he had successfully ‘gene edited’ to make them immune to HIV. […]

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Monthly HIV medication hits roadblock as FDA knocks back approval

Monthly HIV medication hits roadblock as FDA knocks back approval

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has knocked back new HIV medication Cabenuva, declining to add it to the list of approved medications in the USA. The new medication is a once a month treatment for people living with HIV, rather than the regime of daily pill taking. The treatment sees patients receiving two injections […]

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Nearly a million people in China are living with HIV

Nearly a million people in China are living with HIV

Nearly a million people in China are living with HIV according to new figures released to coincide with World AIDS Day at the start of the month. Around 131,000 new cases of HIV were diagnosed in China between January and October this year, according to a progress report published Saturday on the website of the […]

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View Street Medical are here for Perth’s LGBTIQ+ community

View Street Medical are here for Perth’s LGBTIQ+ community

For many LGBTIQ+ people, a simple routine trip to the GP can be an anxiety inducing experience. Each of us have our own unique set of circumstances that may require medical attention, and it can be incredibly difficult to find the right doctor or specialist that can offer the best treatment for the issue at […]

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David Kernohan resigns as CEO of WA AIDS Council

David Kernohan resigns as CEO of WA AIDS Council

Exclusive David Kernohan has resigned as CEO of the WA AIDS Council. The announcement was made at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting on Monday night. Kristina Mitsikas has taken over as the organisation’s acting CEO. Mitsikas is the organisations Director of Operations. During Kernohan’s time as CEO the organisation has undergone a significant staffing restructure […]

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HIV experts concerned about police use of HIV spitting laws

HIV experts concerned about police use of HIV spitting laws

HIV experts have raised concern about the frequency Western Australian police are using mandatory disease testing laws. A new report from the National Association of People with HIV Australia (NAPWHA) has discovered how often Western Australian police has used the laws which were introduced in 2015. In just three and half year 387 applications were […]

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In the future PrEP could be delivered by a once-a-year implant

In the future PrEP could be delivered by a once-a-year implant

Rather than a once a day pill, in the future PrEP might be something you only have to think about once a year. Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) treatments have seen the rate of new transmissions of HIV plummet in areas where the daily medication is readily available. Scientists are now testing more long-term ways of delivering […]

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Trump says he will oversee the end of the AIDS epidemic in America

Trump says he will oversee the end of the AIDS epidemic in America

US President Donald Trump has declared America is on the way to seeing the end of the AIDS epidemic, and cures for cancers – during a campaign rally in Cincinnati. “The things we’re doing in our country today, there’s never been anything like it,” Trump said at a rally in Cincinnati. “We will be ending […]

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‘Blade Runner’ actor Rutger Hauer dies aged 75 following short illness

‘Blade Runner’ actor Rutger Hauer dies aged 75 following short illness

Actor Rutger Hauer, best known for his co-starring role in the sci-fi classic Blade Runner, had passed away aged 75. Hauer’s representatives announced he’d died on 19th July following a short illness. Alongside his long career on screen the Dutch actor was committed to raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and set up a foundation to fundraise […]

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