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August 8, 2018 3:55 AM New figures reveal HIV diagnosis rate for Swindon

Twelve people in Swindon were newly-diagnosed with HIV in 2016, the latest figures available from Public Health England. While that’s higher than the south west regional rate of 5.4 people per 100,000, it’s significantly lower than the national rate of 10.3 diagnoses. Those already diagnosed in Swindon are living longer, meaning there are more people 12

June 19, 2018 10:08 PM U2's Bono calls on US lawmakers to end family separations

Irish rocker and global activist Bono met with American lawmakers Tuesday, urging them to press President Donald Trump to abandon his "completely un-American" practice of separating families at the southern border with Mexico. Fresh off concerts in the Washington area this week, the U2 frontman met with Republicans and Democrats and addressed the plight 4

June 5, 2018 5:24 PM Sussex Beacon in Brighton receives £500 from police

A CHARITY supporting people living with HIV has received a generous donation of £500 from Sussex Police. The money was given to Sussex Beacon, a Brighton-based charity in St James's Street. The contribution comes from the Police Property Act Fund, made up of monies received by the police from the sale of property confiscated by order of the courts and then sold. Lisa Marshall 9

May 18, 2018 9:56 AM Donald Trump didn’t know difference between HIV and HPV, according to Bill Gates

Gates spoke about meeting Trump twice, once in 2016 and once in 2017. Gates specified he had never met Trump before his election and even mentioned avoiding him at an event during his presidential campaign. elect at Trump Tower in December 2016, Gates said their conversation covered several subjects, including health, energy and education. Gates then advised 17

May 13, 2018 7:58 AM Conchita Wurst's HIV diagnosis is a 'non-issue'

According to Courtney Act, Conchita Wurst's HIV diagnosis is a "non-issue". The 36-year-old drag queen is a long-time friend of the Austrian singer, who recently revealed she's HIV-positive, but Courtney has insisted her pal has come to terms with her situation. Courtney told BANG Showbiz: "It's something that's she's been living with for years, and has been a non-issue 34

May 7, 2018 1:15 PM LGBT fundraising show at York Barbican

MEMBERS of the local LGBT+ community are hoping a fund-raising night at the Barbican will be a big boost to their local projects. “Bring on Tomorrow” by local writer Steven Clark will bring well-known gay and straight artists and celebrities to York on July 8, including Mr Gay Europe, Matt Rood, Mr Gay Scotland, Steven Whyte and HIV Activist Jonathan 182

April 20, 2018 12:42 PM Gay Irish man ‘will never go out’ after being branded a ‘HIV-ridden bastard’ and kicked in the head

A 23-year-old Irish man has said that he is too scared to go outside after he was branded a ‘HIV ridden-bastard’ and kicked in the head in a homophobic attack. After Wheeler was told that a taxi would take an hour to pick him up, he decided to walk home and encountered a group of abusive men. “I was going out to the shop when I heard ‘queer boy’ being 24

April 3, 2018 8:39 AM Grindr admits sharing info on users' HIV status

The gay dating app has denied commercialising the HIV status information, saying it was only shared for optimisation purposes. The data sharing, which Grindr says was legitimate and carried out according to industry standards, was discovered by Norwegian research group Sintef. Following the outcry, the dating app said it would no longer pass on the information 21

January 19, 2018 4:43 PM Not sorry: US Ambassador Nikki Haley says Africa is 'very important' but does not apologize for President Trump's 's***hole countries' comment about the continent

African envoys heard about how important their continent is to the United States during a private meeting on Thursday, but did not receive an apology for President Donald Trump's vulgar 's***hole' comment. US Ambassador Nikki Haley met with the 54-nation African Group at the United Nations to discuss a number of topics including the war on terrorism 9

January 5, 2018 5:20 PM HIV charity needs more half marathon runners

PLACES are still available for one of the first major events of the year for Brighton and Hove. The event regularly draws thousands of spectators and hundreds of runners, many of whom are using it as a training point for the Brighton Marathon in April. It also raises thousands of pounds for the Brighton-based Beacon which provides care and support for people 16