The Dutch government is committing an extra 10 million euros to making HIV prevention and AIDS inhibitors more accessible to vulnerable groups, such as men who have sex with other men, drug users, trans people, young people and sex workers. In the coming years, the amount will be invested in supporting these vulnerable groups in regions where HIV is still spreading, Minister Sigrid Kaag of Development Cooperation announced at the AIDS 2018 conference in Amsterdam on Monday, RTL Nieuws reports.
International AIDS conference AIDS2018 is starting in Amsterdam on Monday. In addition to scientists and policymakers, expected attendees include big names like Britain's Prince Harry, the Netherlands' Princess Mabel, former United States president Bill Clinton, and Eurivision winner Conchita Wurst, the Telegraaf reports.
The theme for AIDS2018 is 'Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges'.
The Dutch Health Council wants the government to make HIV prevention pill Prep available to population groups that are at higher risk of being infected by the virus, such as homosexual men. According to the Health Council, the pill is medically- and cost effective and should be considered "essential care" for high risk groups, NOS reports.
The Health Council looked into Prep at the request of former Health Minister Edith Schippers.
A protein in a type of skin cell was found to prevent the HIV virus from entering the human body during sexual contact, researchers at Amsterdam’s Academic Medical Centre discovered. The TRIM5alpha protein in a type of cell called Langerhans Cells helps restrict HIV-1 transmission in both heterosexual and homosexual activities, the research shows.
The discovery could determine why some are more susceptible to HIV than others, AMC said in a statement. Genetic differences in people could make it harder for the protein to block, and shred the virus.
HIV patients in the Netherlands are furious about the AIDS fund's "horror campaign" about the disease. "I kill about 300 children a day" and "I am now more dangerous than ever" are two phrases fro the Dutch AIDS Fund's radio commercial campaign.
Ten thousand candles are lit in the Amsterdam ArenA on Tuesday for World Aids Day. This is done on the initiative of Stop Aids Now to commemorate the more than a million people who die from the disease every year.
A shocking number of male prostitutes in Limburg who find their customers online have a sexually transmitted disease.
A large international conference on the psycho-social aspects of HIV and AIDS starts in Amsterdam on Tuesday
GGD Amsterdam has launched a medical study on Prep - a pill that can prevent infection with HIV - among gay men and transgenders. Those interested in joining the study can apply on the GGD Amsterdam website, Soa Aids Nederland reports.
After 17 years of research and hard work, researchers from the Amsterdam Academic Medical Center and the Cornell University in New York have take a major step in the process of developing a vaccine against the AIDS virus. They have managed to create a vaccine that work against two variants of the AIDS virus in animals.
A total of 653 thousand euros was donated at Amsterdam Dinner's benefit dinner at the Heineken Music Hall on Saturday night, the organization announced on Sunday. The money will be donated to the aids research of the two scientists who died in the MH17 plane crash in July last year.
Dutch travellers are being told to avoid the Gambian capital of Banjul after an attempted coup there. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands issued the travel warning for Banjul on Tuesday.
RTL Late Night presenter Humberto Tan was met with extremes of outrage and insults from disappointed One Direction fans who did not win a seat in his live interview with the British boy band, the talk show host told De Telegraaf on Sunday.
Commemorating the millions of women who have died of AIDS, the iconic red ribbon for HIV/AIDS awareness was constructed with balloons in a display for World Aids Day at Amsterdam's Museumsplein. The tribute was organized as part of the World Aids Initiative.
According to an estimate by the United Nations, 25 thousand Dutch people have HIV and 6 thousand do not know that they are infected.
At least 189 Dutch nationals including a Senator were amongst the 298 people onboard Malaysia Airlines flight 17 when it was apparently shot down over Ukrainian airspace near the Russian border. The airline says that four of the passengers' nationalities have not yet been determined.
The First Chamber is mourning a senator to Malaysian Air flight MH17 that was downed in Ukraine yesterday.
A 40-year-old Gerogian who was busted for shoplifting, Thursday evening, in Breda, threatened the security guard with a syringe with a needle. The suspect called out 'aids!' This took place in a department store on the Karrestraat.