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March 31, 2015

Lib Dem candidate admits to making a pornographic wrestling film at the height of his depression

A gay UK politician has said he deliberately caught HIV in a suicidal act.

Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, Lib Dem candidate, is the first parliamentary candidate to come out as HIV positive and the first political figure to do so in 10 years. Chris Smith, of Labour, was the last in 2005.

He is hoping to win the seat in Vauxhall, the gay area of south London infamous for the popularity of drugs  and deaths from overdoses.

Hyyrylainen-Trett has some experience in this area, having battled depression, drug addiction, overdoses and suicidal attempts.

December 3, 2014

'NGOs and whites come deceiving you that circumcision and condom use are the best ways to protect yourself'

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni has said people living with HIV 'have betrayed their families' and advised youths to completely abstain from pre-marital sex as the way to prevent infection.

The notoriously anti-gay leader made the comments on Monday (1 December) to a group of youths at a World Aids Day event in Kabarole District, the Daily Monitor reported.

December 1, 2014

Edwin Sesange, Uganda gay rights activist, reveals how gay people with HIV are treated in Africa

Take a moment to pay respect on World AIDS Day.

Many people all over the world have been affected by this virus in many ways either by losing a relative, friend or family member. There are so many children all over the world who have lost parents and left to face the world on their own.

We have lost many talented straight, bi and gay people to this virus, people who could have shaped and help develop the world in ways we couldn't possibly imagine if their lives hadn't been cut short.

December 1, 2014

UKIP wake up to World AIDS Day ‘present’ and a gay kiss

HIV activists embraced in a gay kiss as they dumped half a ton of cow dung outside the South London office of UKIP.

They were disgusted by UKIP leader Nigel Farage and other politicians in the party saying people living with HIV should be barred from coming to Britain.

The World AIDS Day (1 December) protest symbolizes a rebirth by the London chapter of ACT UP (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power), a group which has had been less visible in the UK in the last decade.

June 23, 2013

Stand Tall, Get Snapped an exhibition about the humanity and diversity of UK people living with HIV, is on show at The Virginia Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

Following an HIV infection panic and PEP treatment, photographer Edo Zollo set out to capture photos people living with the virus, in a bid to challenge prejudice and stigma regarding people who are HIV+.

Zollo explained to Gay Star News: ‘I had a one-night stand with a guy who is HIV+, it was by mutual consent, but three hours later I panicked, and thought to myself “what did I do?”.

‘I went straight away to a sexual health clinic and was on combination therapy for a month, with intense side effects, like nausea, headaches, feeling tired and generally ill.

May 10, 2013

Positive Outlook offers online support for HIV positive gay men in Australia, pilot trial seeks participants

HIV positive gay men in Australia are being recruited for a study that will look at the value of an online program that offers them emotional and practical support.

The program, Positive Outlook, has been developed by Monash University's Human Research Ethics Committee in Melbourne. It is looking at how developing intimate online relationships with other people who are HIV positive can improve health.

February 8, 2013

GSN meets the team at Rainbow House in the capital of Belgium

The offices of Rainbow House in the center of Brussels had been burgled about a month ago. A window had been broken, the door had been forced, and all of the laptops and computers had been stolen. As a temporary measure the staff were all working on their personal laptops to keep everything operating.

January 16, 2013

Lee Thompson, known as Uncle Poodle, was infected by boyfriend who 'had not bothered to tell me about it'

Lee Thompson has achieved reality show fame because he is the beloved uncle of his niece Alana Thompson who happens to be better known as Honey Boo Boo.

Thompson, whose popular nickname is Uncle Poodle, is also gay and recently shared the news that he was infected with the HIV virus by his ex-boyfriend who has been sent to prison because of it.

December 4, 2012

World AIDS Day showed Bisi Alimi that fear of HIV is still a great threat, just as it was when he first encountered the virus 12 years ago in Lagos, Nigeria

I was diagnosed as HIV positive eight years ago, and possibly infected two or three years earlier. Though I had no idea of my infection, my passion for HIV work was never based on the fact that I might have been infected.

When I started HIV care, support and prevention work in the 90s, I had not slightest idea I was ever going to get infected. However, I was in fear.

A few months before I started working for Nigeria’s foremost HIV charity that provides services for MSM, I had gone to see my friend in the hospital.

November 1, 2012

Joy FM's Dean Beck becomes ambassador of ENUF, an Australian-based charity designed to break down HIV stigma

An Australian DJ has become an ambassador for an anti-HIV stigma charity ahead of the International Aids Conference to be held in Melbourne in 2014.

Dean Beck of Joy FM joins Olympic Silver medallist Ji Wallace as an ambassador for ENUF, an Australian-based charity designed to break down HIV stigmas and increase resilience.

Of his experiences with HIV positive people Beck said: ‘Some of my best friends were HIV positive.

September 27, 2012

Guests attending The Wig Party 2012 are being asked to embrace their inner child and turn up in toy themed outfits

A London based HIV charity is set to take people back to their childhood by hosting a glamorous toy themed wig party.

The Wig Party 2012, being held at hip London nightclub Café de Paris, will raise money for the Elton John Aids Foundation has been given a toy land theme this year.

Guests are being asked to be as creative and crazy as they can be to dream up some outrageous toy inspired outfits.

Guests who have attended in the past include pop star Leona Lewis, who described the event as her ‘dream party’ and gay fashion designer Ben de Lisi.

September 6, 2012

HIV positive woman who was victim of 'corrective rape' speaks about documentary

A Kenyan lesbian who was raped because of her sexuality says she wants a documentary about her life to inspire other victims not to give up hope.

I Am Mary tells the story of Mary Mathui, who after being the victim of 'corrective rape' 11 years ago, conceived a son and was diagnosed with HIV.