A new paper from medical journal The Lancet has reported that people with HIV diagnosed today can expect the same life expectancy of the general population.
For years now we’ve referred to people living with HIV as having a “near normal” life expectancy, but according to this paper from The Lancet we’ve now reached a point where people with HIV can have an actual normal life expectancy.… Read the rest
This was the week when the UK voted to leave the European Union, Sonic the Hedgehog turned 25 years old and astronaut Tim Peake returned to Earth from the International Space Station.
Meanwhile in the world of HIV…
Miss Universe gets an HIV test to promote HIV testing on American HIV Testing Day (Huffington Post)
Born in Germany, and raised in the Philippines, Pia Wurtzbach now lives in New York after winning Miss Universe in 2015.… Read the rest
It’s great to see England doing so well at the Women’s World Cup – especially when so many of our Saving Lives ambassadors and supporters are part of the squad! The team secured its place in the final 16 on Wednesday night, so it’s now through to the knock-out stages and further glory for them – bring it on!… Read the rest
Congratulations to Darren Bent, one of our longest standing Saving lives Ambassadors, on his permanent move to Derby County FC:
Darren Bent says he ‘couldn’t see himself playing anywhere else’ once the possibility of joining Derby County permanently arose.
The 31-year-old striker today signed a two-year contract, with the option of a further year, following a successful loan spell from Premier League Aston Villa last season.… Read the rest
Saving Lives Patron, Professor Jane Anders0n, and Saving Lives Ambassador, Carl Froch, have both been featured in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Jane, a former Chair of the British HIV Association, was awarded a CBE “for services to HIV Medicine and Sexual Health Research.” Meanwhile, Carl, the current WBC world super middleweight champion, was made an MBE for services to boxing.… Read the rest
This arrived in the Saving Lives offices this morning: what does everything think about Vangardist magazine printing an issue with HIV-positive blood in the ink? We think it’s a fantastic way of commenting on, challenging, and combatting stigma and the common misconceptions about how HIV is transmitted.… Read the rest
NHS England has approved an £18.7 million investment in a new drug for the treatment of hepatitis C.
Around 500 patients with acute liver failure, and/or awaiting liver transplantation, are expected to benefit from the decision to fund Sofosbuvir.
The hepatitis C virus causes inflammation of the liver, affecting its ability to function.… Read the rest
Simon Collins, HIV i-Base and Saving Lives Adviser
On 27 May 2015, at least 18 months earlier than anyone expected, one of the largest ongoing HIV studies announced early results.
The news was given at a high-level press conference in Washington by Dr Antony Fauci, head of the US National Institute for Allergy and Immune Diseases (NIAID).… Read the rest
It is with great sadness that we received news today of the death of Professor Martin Fisher. Saving Live extends its deepest condolences to Martin’s partner, Adrian, as well as his family, friends and colleagues. Martin was due to give the keynote address at this year’s annual BHIVA conference, in his hometown of Brighton, and our thoughts at this time are with all who knew him.… Read the rest