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At the end of 2017, over 36 million people were living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), with over 70 million people affected since the beginning of the epidemic. Out of those 70 million, around 35 million died of HIV and 940,000 died of HIV-related illnesses in 2017 alone. Read More
A researcher checks CD4 cells in the Centre Laboratory of Shanghai Xuhui Central Hospital in Shanghai. Photo: VCG
In 2017, an 80-year-old HIV-positive man underwent successful cardiac surgery at the Beijing-based Peking University People’s Hospital, under the recommendation of Professor Li Taisheng, the Director of the Infectious Diseases Department in the Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH). Read More
Berlin is the host city of the 11th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2021), the International AIDS Society (IAS) announced today. The city hosted the 9th International AIDS Conference in 1993, but this is the first time that it will host the IAS Conference on HIV Science. Read More
Actress Moesha Budoung
The last few weeks must not have been easy for actress Moesha Bodoung. She has always courted controversy but the latest one she has been involved in is quite serious.
Recently, social media has been set on fire by an unnamed person who has been making some damaging allegations about some female celebrities sleeping with men for money and how a number of them have contracted HIV from one such man.
Moesha was mentioned as one of those who have had an affair with the man and could have the virus but in an interview with Showbiz, she denied those claims and said her detractors had failed if they wanted to bring her down. Read More
Charity Terrence Higgins Trust has called The Sun’s headline about an HIV-positive woman and her partner starting a family “irresponsible and inaccurate.”
The headline, which has subsequently been changed, said: “Man ‘risked his life’ having unprotected sex with HIV positive partner so they can have a baby.” Read More
© The Associated Press This undated photo made available by the Fayette County Department of Corrections shows Mikhy Farrera Brochez under arrest. Farrera Brochez, is accused of leaking information on thousands of HIV victims in Singapore, appears in U.S. District Court Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, after being charged with possession and unlawful transfer of stolen documents. (Fayette County Department of Corrections via AP)
LEXINGTON, Ky. — A Kentucky man accused by the Singapore government of stealing a database of HIV patients has been jailed in the U.S. on federal charges of illegally possessing Singaporean identification documents. Read More
I moved to Los Angeles in 1982 with my first partner, Chris Brownlie. In addition to being happy to get away from the Chicago winters, we were filled with hope and excitement. And like most people, we were completely unaware of the health tsunami we were about to encounter. 1982 was the year that the first cases of what we now know as AIDS were identified in Los Angeles. Over the next decade, I would watch too many of my friends, including the love of my life, Chris, die from AIDS related complications. Read More
A mum was left horrified after catching her daycare provider breastfeeding her daughter
Writing to Slate’s Dear Prudence column, she explained the daycare boss made it clear she wasn’t a fan of formula milk from day one, asking: “You feed her that slop?”
But the mum ignored her, explaining she didn’t have another option, and said the whole nursery set-up seemed amazing otherwise.
But all that changed the Friday before last, when the anonymous mum finished work early and decided to pick her daughter up straight after work. Read More