HIV and AIDS

King May 20, 2019

When the sun rises in this remote region of northern Kenya at 6 a.m., it is a new dawn for Missionary Sr. Lilly Manavalan. Her day starts with a trek for over an hour across a deep valley to reach the streets where she can find vulnerable children living with HIV. On a normal day, […]

King May 5, 2019

 In the 1980s leaflets were sent to every household warning the public: ‘Don’t die of ignorance.’ Photograph: Nils Jorgensen/Rex In 1982, one year after the first Aids-related death in the UK, the DJ and Hansard reporter Terry Higgins died. His partner, Rupert Whitaker, and friends established what would become the Terrence Higgins Trust, now the […]

King April 1, 2019

 People living with HIV/Aids celebrate a 2012 Kenyan high court ruling facilitating continued access to drugs. Seven years on, the country will soon be able to manufacture its own drugs. Photograph: Noor Khamis/Reuters Construction has started on a multimillion dollar Aids drug factory that will become the largest in Africa when it opens later this year. The […]

King March 9, 2019

Since news broke this week that a second HIV-positive patient was cured of the virus that causes AIDS, four people asked Dr. Ray Martins if they could have the stem-cell surgery. The Washington doctor said he wouldn’t recommend it. Doctors are hailing news of a potential breakthrough on a condition that has killed hundreds of thousands in the United […]

King February 26, 2019

Health and life insurers can no longer discriminate against Filipinos living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) under the new AIDS Prevention and Control Law, Surigao del Sur 2nd district Rep. Johnny Pimentel said Tuesday. “All insurers in the country are expected to revise their standard policies to comply with the provision of the law […]

King February 26, 2019

When Brandon Cox Sanford first told a group of strangers he was HIV-positive, nerves overtook him. Cox Sanford, then 23, stood in front of a science class at Columbia College in Chicago,…We hope you’re enjoying our content. Subscribe today to continue reading this story, and all of our stories, for just 99 cents.     […]

King February 26, 2019

Currently, activists are calling governments to domestically mobilise resources to contribute to Global Fund programmes to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa. The Global Fund is an international financing organisation that aims to attract, leverage and invest additional resources to end the epidemics of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria; to support attainment of the Sustainable […]

King February 26, 2019

As news spread this week that a Springfield man was accused of knowingly infecting a woman with HIV, so did panic and fear. Lynne Meyerkord, executive director at AIDS Project of the Ozarks, said the number of people seeking a free HIV test has doubled at APO since Wednesday. Marcus Price, 36, was charged with two […]

King February 26, 2019

Medics have identified the absence of a proper tracking mechanism for people who have tested positive to HIV/Aids and those on Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) as major bottlenecks in the effective management of HIV in Uganda. They are equally concerned that the various HIV/Aids service providers are operating in isolation, which sometimes results into duplication of […]