Barack Obama gravely overlooks the unfolding HIV epidemic in Russia
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Doctor C Everett Koop: Surgeon General who angered US conservatives with his stance on abortion and Aids
Monday 04 March 2013
Dr C Everett Koop, who died on 25 February at the age of 96, was a leading US health official throughout much of the 1980s who spoke frankly about Aids and railed against smoking. An evangelical Christian, Koop shocked his conservative supporters when he endorsed condoms and sex education to stop the spread of Aids. He was surgeon general for seven years during the Ronald Reagan and George HW Bush administrations. He carried out a crusade to end smoking in the US.
Friday 01 March 2013
Through its judicious use of foreign aid, the UK has helped drive this recent progress
Thursday 28 February 2013
A man has been charged with the murder of an openly gay candidate for mayor of a Mississippi town.
Friday 22 February 2013
David Furnish has told how he and partner Sir Elton John have found parenthood much easier the second time around.
'Severe epidemic' of sexually transmitted diseases sweeping the US, warn health experts in Valentine’s Day announcement
Thursday 14 February 2013
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 20 million new STD cases are diagnosed every year
Thursday 14 February 2013
Sir Elton John and the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei will today join forces to support a Valentine's Day campaign to raise awareness of Aids.
Wednesday 06 February 2013
Mike Freer hesitated for a long time over whether to say anything at all when his fellow MPs argued over whether to legalise gay marriage. He is one of the newer MPs and it was not widely known in Parliament that he is gay.
Friday 01 February 2013
“Unsafe sexual behaviour” and a lack of testing is being blamed for a failure to cut the number of cases of HIV among gay and bisexual men in the last decade.
Thursday 17 January 2013
Madonna’s charitable endeavours were dealt another blow when Malawi’s Education Minister flatly denied the pop star’s claims that her charity had built 10 new schools in the country.
This week's big questions: Can ancient tribes teach us anything? Are we doomed, like Easter Islanders, to extinction?
Friday 11 January 2013
This week's questions are answered by Jared Diamond, an American scientist and the author of the bestselling ‘Guns, Germs, and Steel
Tuesday 25 December 2012
Spencer Cox, who died in New York of Aids-related causes on 18 December aged 44, was an Aids activist who helped form an organisation to boost treatment research and recently appeared in a documentary about an Aids coalition.
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