Tag : HIV

‘The stigma is probably more damaging than the disease’: Leeds Youth Stop Aids HIV+ Speaker Tour

7 months ago / 0 comments

LUU’s Youth Stop AIDs society presented their long-awaited HIV+ speaker tour on Wednesday 14 February as part of their #itaintover campaign, which seeks to keep the HIV epidemic on the government’s agenda. The UK youth-led movement are lobbying for a world without AIDs by 2030. Working towards this, three incredible … Read More

Sibongile Tshabalala – ‘Battling HIV in South Africa’

11 months ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon speaks to Sibongile Tshabalala, activist and chairperson of Treatment Action Campaign, about the continuing fight against HIV and the struggle to make treatment affordable. In the early Noughties, 1700 South Africans died per day as a result of diseases caused by HIV. Antiretroviral drugs, also known as ARVs, … Read More

What’s new in science this week?

2 years ago / 0 comments

A group of 5 universities from the UK have tentatively announced that they may have discovered a cure for HIV. The new treatment involves anti-retroviral drugs, which boosts the immune system, allowing it to find and destroy any infected T-cells. Finally, a drug known as vorinostat is used to reactivate … Read More

Features | End the silence. End HIV.

5 years ago / 0 comments

In the UK alone there are over 98,000 people living with HIV and around 3,900 of those diagnosed are under 24 years old. LS talks to HIV sufferers who are now heading campaigns to stamp out HIV for good. Jay is a haemophiliac and has Hepatitis C as well as … Read More