Viral Round-up 11.01.2015

A new weekly post listing HIV and Sexual Health stories from around the Globe…

Campaigners alarmed of possible link between hormonal injections and HIV as analysis finds 40% increase in infections risk for women using birth control jab compared with other hormonal methods

The Guardian

HIV infections acquired at health care jobs are now very rare in the United States

The Washington Times

Association of Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Nigeria (ASWHAN) has blamed the large number of death recorded among AIDS victims to discrimination

All Africa

Zimbabwean health minister calls for better healthcare for men who have sex with men in prison despite laws against gay sex

Pink News

Scientists train immune system to spot and destroy hiding mutated virus

International Business Times

First Year After HIV Infection Is Key Window for Treatment Start


New Study on African Countries Outlines HIV/AIDS Budgets

Voice of America

China dating app helps gay men banish the blues – and AIDS

Yahoo! News

HIV-positive children in developing countries are six times more likely to die from pneumonia than children without the virus


Elite controllers may pay a high price for their low viral load


Timothy Ray Brown: World’s only person cured of HIV speaks about stem cell transplant experience

International Business Times

We begin 2015 having won many victories for the LGBT community in 2014, among them some victories in the HIV arena

Huffington Post

Several clinical trials have shown that HIV vaccines can “backfire” and lead to increased rates of infection

Medical News Today

Janssen and Gilead Sciences have extended an existing agreement to develop a single-tablet treatment for HIV


Reports of Kenyan sex workers misusing HIV prevention drugs have left HIV activists wondering if the government invested enough in HIV prevention and education before purchasing medicine

All Africa

The American public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published new recommendations on the HIV prevention interventions and advice that should be offered to people who are HIV positive


Public health department says actor tested positive for virus after engaging in unprotected sex in two separate film shoots

The Guardian

Being diagnosed with HIV will likely cause emotional distress

US News

How treatment as prevention ended one man’s fear and shame


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