HIV-positive children in South Africa are more likely to have developmental disabilities compared to children who are HIV negative, according to researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. HIV-positive children ages 4 to 6 had nearly four times the odds of delays in sitting, standing, walking, and speaking, and more than twice the odds of a hearing disability and cognitive delay compared to HIV-negative children. The findings are published online in the journal PLOS ONE. Read More
Since early July, the collectors have been bombarding the account of the borrower’s wife, Irina Mulykhina, on social media with warnings if the debt isn’t settled fast, she claims. Read More
An explosive new report reveals that the Nashville Metro Public Health Department exposed the personal information of thousands of people diagnosed with HIV and AIDS. Read More
Sir Elton John and the Duke of Sussex will join forces to launch a new global coalition focused on treating HIV infections in men, it has been announced. Read more
An African national convicted of causing serious harm to two former partners by infecting them with HIV will be sentenced later this month.
In the first case of its kind here, the State alleged that the 28-year-old man was aware of his diagnosis when he infected the women and that this amounted to serious harm. Read More
The federal government’s top disease fighter, who built his career battling the emergence of HIV/AIDS in the 1980s, says the opioid epidemic will be even worse.
Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has dubbed the overprescription and abuse of painkillers the “public health crisis of our time” and said it will take a massive effort to combat the problem. Read More
Charlie Sheen has scored a small victory in court after a judge ordered the HIV exposure case against him to arbitration. Read More
Australia’s oldest HIV/AIDS organisation the Victorian AIDS Council (VAC) has announced that it will change its name to Thorne Harbour Health to mark its 35th anniversary.
The new name honours Alison Thorne and Keith Harbour, two community leaders from early in the organisation’s history of advocating for the people living with HIV (PLHIV) and LGBTI communities. Read More
Controversial ex-‘AIDS Ambassador’ Joyce Dzidzor Mensah has issued what is being considered a pre-suicide note – threatening to end her life and those of her three young children today, July 7.
In a Facebook post Saturday morning, Joyce Dzidzor Mensah wishes her soul and those of the children ‘rest in peace’, predicting July 7 will be their last day on earth. Read More
“HIV vaccine human trials leave scientists ‘cautiously pleased’,” The Independent reports, following the results of a new clinical trial that tested a HIV vaccine in both humans and monkeys.
Researchers recruited 393 people from a number of countries to take part in the trial. Read More