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Putrajaya distances itself from speaker’s remarks on transgenders

Robiah K Hamzah’s remarks on transgenders are her personal views, says FT health department.

Nigeria’s flourishing ‘miracle cure’ business for HIV/AIDS

Many HIV-positive Nigerians resort to surprising means in order to be cured of the disease.

NGO slams motivational speaker for disparaging HIV community

Seed Foundation asks why Robiah K Hamzah was invited to speak at an event organised by the health ministry for World AIDS Day.

Europe’s HIV epidemic growing at alarming rate, WHO warns

More Europeans have HIV than ever before.

US FDA approves first two-drug HIV regimen from GSK

The one-pill, once-a-day combination provides people living with HIV the option to reduce the number of antiretrovirals they take.

Most HIV cases now come from homosexual, bisexual groups

This is a drastic change in pattern as previously 80% of HIV infections were from drug abuse.

Success in fighting HIV among drug users

However, it remains a challenge to stop the spread of the virus through unsafe sex.

Malaysia among top 10 for HIV cases in Asia last year

UN report lists new HIV infections affecting sex workers and their customers, gay men, people using drugs by injections and transgenders among others.

Let’s tackle ‘real’ issues, not imagined ones

Surely teen pregnancies, gang-rape and baby-dumping are far more pressing concerns than 'fixing' the gender identity and sexual orientation of others.

Transgender activist hits back at ‘outrageous’ stand of Muslim NGO

Nisha Ayub says I-Medik's stand shows its focus is not on preventing HIV spread but preventing gender and sexual affiliations.

‘Measures against homosexuality needed to fight AIDS’

NGO I-Medik adds that staff from the health ministry have never shown prejudice in their work among HIV and AIDS-infected patients from the LGBT community.

Tainted blood: Court of Appeal upholds RM846,000 award

The award to accident victim is for general damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenities after getting infected with HIV during a blood transfusion.

Umno leader mocks PAS over ‘gay activities’ in Kelantan

Kelantan Umno deputy chairman tells state deputy MB Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah to stop blaming Thailand when PAS should take responsibility for its failures in 'raising' her 'children' right.

Malaysia catat 14% peningkatan penagih dadah tahun lepas

Pengamal homoseksual dan hetroseksual yang dijangkiti HIV dan AIDS di Malaysia juga menunjukkan peningkatan.

China promotes traditional medicine to combat AIDS

The new initiative to tackle HIV/AIDS will aim to reduce "AIDS-related homosexual behavior" by at least 10 percent and mother-to-children transmission rates to less than four percent.

Pakar: Rawatan kosmetik guna suntikan boleh sebar HIV

Dr H Krishna Kumar berkata penyakit boleh berjangkit apabila kulit dicucuk, seperti ketika prosedur “jarum microdermabrasion” dalam rawatan kosmetik.

Expert: Invasive cosmetic treatments can spread HIV

Diseases can be transmitted when the skin is penetrated such as during needle microdermabrasion, says Dr H Krishna Kumar.

Pesakit HIV tidak dibuang kerja, pilih berhenti, kata gabungan majikan

MEF berkata pekerja menyendiri apabila mengetahui menghidap HIV/Aids dan berhenti tanpa memberitahu punca sebenar.

Pekerja hidap HIV/Aids terus didiskriminasi, lapor Majlis Aids Malaysia

Ramai yang hilang pekerjaan apabila penyakit yang dihidapi diketahui majikan

Once they know, bosses sack or demote HIV patients

Thirty years after the AIDS epidemic, discrimination is still widely seen in Malaysia, says AIDS Council report.

S’wak may be first state to stop spread of HIV, says...

Malaysian AIDS Foundation says there is a real possibility of ending AIDS in Sarawak ahead of other states, with consistently low number of new infections every year.

Anti-gay sentiment seen threatening Indonesia’s goal to end AIDS by 2030

The LGBT community had long been tolerated in Indonesia, especially in urban areas but a backlash suddenly began in January after a minister said the community was banned from university campuses.

Europe’s medicine watchdog okays preventive AIDS pill

PrEP is a way for people at high risk of infection -- including men who have sex with men, and heterosexual couples of whom one partner has the virus -- to lower their chances of getting HIV.

Biasiswa dara langgar undang-undang, perlu dibatalkan

Biasiswa yang hanya diberikan kepada pelajar perempuan yang masih merupakan anak dara itu disifatkan sebagai satu bentuk diskriminasi.