New HIV cases in Taiwan drop to lowest level since 2009

The number of new HIV cases in Taiwan has dropped for a second consecutive year to 1,599, a year-to-date figure that could end up being the lowest in a decade, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) sa...

Study finds LGBTQ characters hit record high on network TV

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Pose" and "Batwoman" are among the shows contributing to a surge in LGBTQ and gender inclusiveness on television, according to a new study by the advocacy group GLAAD. ...

Botswana's president sworn in after stable election

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — Botswana's President Mokgweetsi Masisi has been sworn in after an election that saw the previous president break with the ruling party and back the opposition. ...

Pakistan doctor held after more than 400 children test positive for HIV

Sikandar Memon, head of the AIDS Control Program in Pakistan's southern Sindh province, said earlier this week that 410 children and 100 adults had tested positive for HIV in Larkana. Pakistan...

HIV cases reported in Taiwan in 2018 dropped 20% compared to 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – HIV cases reported in Taiwan in 2018 dropped 20 percent compared to the previous year, indicating success in treating patients and preventing further spread of the disease...

Human Rights Campaign to honor Christina Aguilera

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization is honoring Christina Aguilera with its Ally for Equality award. The Human Rights Campaign announced Thursday t...

‘HIV Self-Testing Program’ receives wide usage: Taiwan CDC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The "HIV Self-Testing Program" initiated by Taiwan CDC has served 7,771 people since December 2018, the center said in a news release in February. According to the...

Trump launching campaign to end HIV epidemic in US by 2030

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is launching a campaign to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030, targeting areas where new infections happen and getting highly effective drugs to...

Trump plan to stop HIV epidemic relies on fresh insights

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is launching a campaign to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030, targeting areas where new infections happen and getting highly effective drugs to...

Taiwan may begin allowing HIV-positive organ transplants next year

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taiwan may begin allowing HIV-positive individuals to donate organs to HIV-positive patients sometime next year, Taiwan Organ Registry and Sharing Center Chairman Lee Po-chang (李伯...

Human rights groups publish open letter to Taiwan premier urging same-sex marriage legislation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two of the largest and most prolific human rights NGOs published an open letter to Taiwan premier William Lai urging him to take action and table same-sex marriage legisla...

Spotlight on: Harmony Home Foundation, a sanctuary in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Harmony Home Foundation is a non-profit organization (NPO) unlike any other in Taiwan. This is something not only acknowledged by director Nicole Yang, but also somethi...

Taiwan CDC: new AIDS infections in Taiwan drop 21% year over year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan Centers for Disease Control (Taiwan CDC) said in a news release on Nov. 30 that as of Nov. 29 this year, the number of AIDS infections in Taiwan was 37,747, of which 1,8...

Pence: Trump to sign HIV/AIDS program legislation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will soon sign legislation reauthorizing a 15-year-old HIV/AIDS program that has helped millions in Africa. Vice President Mike Pence made th...

‘Air pollution deadlier than smoking’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. researchers have said today (Nov. 20) that air pollution caused by the burning of fossil fuels has shortened the average life expectancy across the world by 1.8 years...