Blood donation rules for gay men in Taiwan to be relaxed in May 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Gay men in Taiwan will be permitted to donate blood under new rules set to be implemented in May by the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW). According to the MOH...

Taiwan to increase the number of designated hospitals for HIV and AIDS from 2018

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- According to the announcement made by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Friday, the nation is looking to increase the number of hospitals around the island designated to...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

Iran challenges taboos on discussing sex as HIV rate rises

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — In a square in a poor eastern Tehran neighborhood known for its drug addicts and dealers, psychologist Atefeh Azimi draws another drop of blood from a worried passer-by's finger. ...

60-year-old sex worker in Wanhua diagnosed with HIV

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The recent confirmation that a 60-year-old female sex worker in Taipei's Wanhua District has tested positive for an HIV infection has spurred concerns that several hundred ...

Taiwanese legislator to introduce bill requiring HIV-positive people to reveal condition to EMRs

TAIPEI (Taiwan)--A Taiwanese legislator said on Sunday that she will introduce legislation intended to require HIV-positive people to reveal their AIDS condition to emergency medical respond...

California lawmakers want to repeal HIV criminalization laws

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Exposing a person to HIV is treated more seriously under California law than infecting someone with any other communicable disease, a policy some lawmakers say is a relic of ...

Smokers chased in Beijing as China considers national law

BEIJING (AP) — A group of anti-smoking volunteers in blue vests marched through an office building on a recent morning in China's capital, trailed by two police officers and the building's management....

For one Egyptian with HIV, the stigma is too much to bear

CAIRO (AP) — In his bedroom, there's a drawer full of his medications — along with CDs of a popular Egyptian Muslim preacher. On the walls of the home are two paintings by his father. They've had a st...

Documentary screened in Taipei to raise AIDS awareness

Taipei, Dec. 16 (CNA) A documentary by American director Andrew Jenks was screened at a media event in Taipei on Tuesday with the aim of raising local HIV/AIDS awareness and promoting a global AIDS ...

South African AIDS group says treatment stalling

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- One of South Africa's largest AIDS awareness groups said the country's response to the disease is beginning to stall.Marking World Aids day in Johannesburg on Monday, the Treatmen...

Art project launched to raise AIDS awareness

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) A nationwide art exhibition is now free to the public in four Taiwanese cities to mark Dec. 1 World AIDS Day and promote HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, the Centers for Dise...

HIV infections rise, thwart Brazil's AIDS efforts

SAO PAULO (AP) -- The devastating news didn't make sense to Brazilian Pierre Freitaz. How was it possible that, at age 17, he was infected with HIV if his only boyfriend seemed fit and healthy?Freitaz...

Obama lifts research ban on HIV organ transplants

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has lifted a ban on research into the possibility of transplanting organs from one HIV-positive person to another.Obama signed a bill into law Thursday that d...

AHF Unveils

BANGKOK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 19, 2013--As part of a groundbreaking global effort to scale up the number of people on lifesaving AIDS treatment worldwide, representatives from the Asia and U.S. Bureau...