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US mulls lifting ban on gay blood donations

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A US ban on blood donations by gays could be eased after 31 years, depending on the decision of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee that began two days of meetings Tuesday.

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

PH clergy urged: Welcome ‘outcasts’

THANKS TO THE POPE Members of various groups demanding an end to discrimination against socalled
“social outcasts” welcome the forthcoming visit to the Philippines of Pope Francis. RAFFY LERMA

For 20 years, Elena Felix has been experiencing discrimination for having the virus that causes AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome).

Posted: December 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

[VIDEO] Liberian doctor uses HIV drug on Ebola patients


New methods to try and stem Ebola are being tested regularly in Liberia. One doctor in the city of Tubmanburg, G. Logan Gorbee, has been using a drug originally intended to treat AIDS – and he says the results have been positive.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

509 new HIV cases in August, up by 33%; male transmission high – DOH


The number of cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) jumped by 33 percent in August compared to the same period in 2013, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Wednesday.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

UNAIDS appoints Victoria Beckham as International Goodwill Ambassador

Fashion Designer Victoria Beckham speaks during a news conference after she is named an United Nation's Goodwill Ambassador during the 69th U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has appointed leading fashion designer Victoria Beckham as UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador. The announcement was made at a special event held during the 69th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »