Omar Harris Vernon El-Halawani discusses recent findings of how cow mucus can help reduce HIV and Herpes infections and the science behind this study
The infected blood scandal: living with the mistakes of others
Omar Harris Vernon El-Halawani discusses the infected blood scandal that occurred during the 1970s and 80s and the consequences of it that are just now coming to light.
The infected blood scandal
Science Editor Imogen Poyntz-Wright discusses the NHS infected blood scandal.
HIV ‘cure’: a step in the right direction
Elinour Jones discusses the revelation that a second person has been cured of HIV.
The issue with blood donor restrictions
Save a life. Give blood. Unless you’re HIV positive, you’ve had a tattoo or piercing in the past 4 months, you’re on antibiotics, or if you’re a sexually active gay man. Prior to 2011, gay men were completely banned from donating blood, being in the same category as those with Hepatitis B/C, those with syphilis, […]
AIDs changed the world. Now the world of AIDs is changing.
The now-infamous AIDS epidemic was first reported in June 1981. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported an astonishing 774,467 cases of AIDS within the US between 1981 and 2001, with a mortality rate of over 50%. Despite this clear global health issue, progress was slow. Funding into scientific research was limited, and it took 3 years […]
Feminist Friday: abstinence for academia?
Recently it has been revealed that a mayor in South Africa is offering education scholarships to female students, something which should be fantastic news. There’s just one catch; the scholarship is only available to virgins. Not only must the girl reveal personal information about themselves to strangers in order to receive the scholarship, they must […]