Custom-made proteins could result in antibodies that fight HIV

HIV Virus surrounded by antibodiesKateryna Kon | Shutterstock

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

HIV investment scammers jailed for total of 14 and half years

Premier League adviser jailed for seven years

Two fraudsters, who attempted to steal more than £60m through a fraudulent tax avoidance scheme claiming to invest in HIV research and conservation, have been jailed for a total of 14 and a half years.Ethical trading and marketing company director Antony Blakey and finance director, John Banyard “enticed wealthy people” to invest in the scheme with the promise of avoiding tax by supporting tree planting in the Amazon and research into a HIV cure. Read More

Modern anti-viral medicines bring new hope for HIV carriers in China

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

My enemies have failed – Moesha denies HIV rumours

Moesha Worth 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

CDC data confirms HIV prevention progress has stalled and examines infections among multiple subgroups

CDC data confirms HIV prevention progress has stalled and examines infections among multiple subgroups
The Center for Disease Control data confirms progress in HIV prevention has stalled. (Source: Pixabay)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – A report released by the Center for Disease Control shows HIV prevention progress has stalled and the report examined HIV infections among multiple subgroups.

The latest report provides the most recent data on HIV trends in America from 2010 to 2016, the health protection agency says.  Read More

Kentucky man accused of Singapore HIV data leak jailed in US

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)© 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

Californians are at Risk with Donald Trump’s Rollbacks to Smart HIV Policies

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

Bottle feeding mum horrified after catching another woman breastfeeding her baby at nursery and she admitted she’d been doing it for MONTHS

 A mum was left horrified after catching her daycare provider breastfeeding her daughter

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