Diseases

CDC says people on HIV meds cannot transmit the virus

The CDC has declared that HIV patients cannot transmit the virus to sexual partners if they have suppressed their viral load with medication. Until now, the agency has refused to say for certain that people...

Daryll Rowe ‘refused treatment for HIV’

A Scots hairdresser accused of infecting a string of lovers with HIV in a ‘deliberate and cynical campaign’ turned down treatment to stop spreading it, a court heard today. Daryll Rowe, 29, allegedly spurned offers...

Officials report a 21% drop in new HIV cases among gay men

New cases of HIV among gay and bisexual men have been slashed by 21 per cent in just a year, official new data shows. It is the first time such cases in this high-risk group...

Edinburgh hairdresser ‘infected 10 lovers with HIV’

A hairdresser deliberately infected four men he met through Grindr with HIV before sending them 'mocking and abusive' texts, a court heard.  Daryll Rowe is accused of giving four men the virus, and of attempting to...

Trump once joked about making Princes Diana take HIV test

Donald Trump said he would have made Princess Diana take a HIV test before sleeping with her. In an interview with shock jock Howard Stern on his morning radio show in 2000, the president revealed how he would have...

People infected with HIV from blood products to sue NHS

Hundreds of people infected with HIV and hepatitis from contaminated blood products in the 1970s and 80s are set to sue the NHS. Victims and their families have won a ruling allowing them to launch a...

HIV on the rise in the over-50s

Reckless sexual behaviour by divorcees is behind an increase in HIV cases among the over-50s, a major study suggests. The diagnosis rate among older Britons rose by an average annual rate of 3.6 per cent over...

Three cups of coffee a day doubled HIV survival rates

Patients living with both HIV and hepatitis C who drank three or more daily cups of coffee were twice as likely to survive than those that drank less coffee, a new study found. About one...

Fight to control anal cancer epidemic in America

Almost 620,000 gay and bisexual men in the United States were living with HIV in 2014, and 100,000 of these men were not even aware of their infection.  These men are 100 times more likely...

New York to memorialize first EMT to contract HIV on duty

Tracy Allen Lee died at the age of 34 from contracting HIV while on the job (pictured with husband Victor Lee)  Emergency Medical Technician Tracy Allen Lee will be memorialized on after dying from AIDS 20...