News

In this section, news articles that may be of interest are posted regularly. They are listed below in chronological order, but you can go to the sub-menu on the right of the page to see news in various categories – General HIV News; HIV Treatment News; and NYAA News. Or you can used the drop-down […]

HIV Stigma…one man goes public!

There is still a lot of ignorance and fear about HIV in the mind of the general population. To help people understand a bit more about HIV today, someone who was recently diagnosed has written an account of his experiences on Facebook. He says that HIV testing is quick and easy; HIV treatment today is […]

High rate of breathing problems in HIV-positive smokers

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a condition in which the lungs’ airways become inflamed and narrowed and the lungs’ air sacs become damaged. COPD includes both chronic bronchitis (inflammation of the airways) and emphysema (destruction of the air sacs). Smoking cigarettes is the most common cause. Damage to the lungs makes it harder to […]

Trump Fires All Members of HIV Council

The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, known by the acronym PACHA, has advised the White House on HIV/AIDS policies since its founding in 1995. Members, who are not paid, offer recommendations on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy, a five-year plan responding to the epidemic in the USA. The group is designed to include “doctors, members of industry, members of the […]

Diabetes in people with HIV over 50

Diabetes mellitus, or type 2 diabetes, develops as a consequence of failures in the body’s ability to handle glucose. Production of insulin, the hormone which regulates glucose levels, may decline or cells may stop responding to insulin. When this happens, glucose stays in the blood and is not taken up by cells for use as […]

Dealing with Multiple Healthcare Providers

Many people living with HIV have other health conditions as well as HIV. You may need to see a number of different doctors and go to more than one clinic for your healthcare needs. For example, your HIV clinic may look after your HIV, while your GP may help with cholesterol, high blood pressure or […]

Yellow Fever Vaccination

Yellow fever is a viral infection, spread by mosquito bites. People travelling to many African and South American countries need to get vaccinated against it. There is a risk of infection in many countries in central and west Africa, including Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as Uganda and parts […]

World AIDS Day 2017

World AIDS Day is every year on December 1st. It’s an opportunity to remember those who lost their lives due to the epidemic; and to reflect on those who still have difficulty in accessing treatment. But it is also a recognition of the progress made in treatment. Remarkably, today, people with HIV have access to […]

HIV Testing Week 2017

It’s national HIV testing week. Give HIV the finger! A finger-prick test is all that it takes. National HIV Testing Week, beginning Saturday 18 November, raises awareness of the importance of HIV testing and increases opportunities to test in different settings. Since 2015, Public Health England (PHE) and a number of participating local authorities have […]

World AIDS Day 2017

 On and around World AIDS Day, NYAA displays the North Yorkshire AIDS Memorial Quilt in locations around the county. You can read about the Quilt here. Sharon Stoltz, Director Public Health York Council, and Cllr Runciman came to the NYAA office to see the preparations for the Quilt display and hear about our services. The […]