Number of HIV-positive men in North hits record high

Number of HIV-positive men in North hits record high

The number of gay men in the North diagnosed with HIV has hit a record high.

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New cases of HIV falling

A newborn baby and four children were among the 395 people newly diagnosed with HIV last year, it was disclosed today.

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New vaccine 'cuts HIV infection risk by almost a third'

New vaccine 'cuts HIV infection risk by almost a third'

An experimental vaccine has prevented infection with the Aids virus for the first time, a breakthrough in the fight against the deadly illness.

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Holiday hotspots 'driving spread of HIV'

Sun, sea and sex holiday destinations have been a major driving force behind the spread of HIV in Europe, a study suggests.

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Eight children in Ireland diagnosed with HIV last year

Eight children in Ireland were diagnosed with the HIV infection last year, new figures revealed today.

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One third of Irish uncomfortable working with HIV sufferer

Almost a third of Irish adults would be uncomfortable working with someone who is HIV positive or has Aids, new research revealed today.

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Increase in HIV infections among gay community

HIV infections among gay and bisexual men are on the increase in Ireland, new research showed today.

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Pharmacists call on Government to cut VAT on condoms

Pharmacists today added their voice to growing pressure on the Government to cut tax on condoms.

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Diplomatic circle organise benefit for Aids victims

The diplomatic community in Ireland is coming together today on behalf of Aids orphans in Africa.

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Safe sex campaign to target students

A sexual health awareness campaign targeting 30,000 third level students is to be launched today.

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Report highlights rise in blood viruses among drug users

The number of intravenous drug users with blood-borne viruses like HIV and hepatitis C is higher than in the early 1990s, according to a new report from the Health Research Board.

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Concern: Not enough AIDS awareness

Aid agency Concern has accused the Government of not doing enough to educate the public about the risks of HIV and AIDS.

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AIDS Alliance warns against complacency

The Dublin AIDS Alliance has warned about ongoing complacency surrounding the risks of HIV and AIDS, particularly among young people.

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Mandela seeks world fight against Aids as birthday gift

The world’s elder statesman Nelson Mandela, 86 on Sunday, said he could receive no better birthday gift than a global commitment to take “real and urgent action against Aids”.

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Sex worker shows how to check for disease

Decked out in a shiny fake leather bodysuit and fishnet stockings, sex worker Janelle Fawkes demonstrated how to check a client for diseases while still letting him feel comfortable and sexy, and how to negotiate safe sex.

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'Sugar daddies' may be spreading AIDS in Africa

They have lost their youth, but gained enough wealth to buy the company of many young consorts.

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AIDS scientists call for more gel research

Experts called today for urgent work on HIV-killing gels that could help protect women who are unable to rely on condoms, and Nelson Mandela told the world not to ignore tuberculosis in its battle against AIDS.

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Mandela: Target TB in fight against AIDS

Former South African president Nelson Mandela has called for stepped up efforts to control tuberculosis, saying the fight against AIDS is incomplete without targeting the lung disease.

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US urges 'global unity' in fight against Aids

The United States today urged its legions of detractors to end their bickering over condoms and drug patents and join with Washington in a global partnership to fight Aids.

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US pledges $15bn to fight Aids

The US, facing accusations of being tightfisted and of bullying developing countries in the fight against Aids, is defending its policies by citing a $15bn (€12.1bn) presidential initiative over five years to help millions of HIV sufferers worldwide.

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