HIV/Aids in France

When love and passion win over AIDS

2016.11.23

People with HIV who follow an antiretroviral treatment do not transmit the virus via sex. That’s the message that the French association AIDES wants to spread through the campaign Révelation. in the context of the World ...

Silicone vaginal rings to protect against HIV

2015.09.23

Researchers at University Jean Monnet of Saint-Etienne, France have succeeded in developing a vaginal silicone ring that delivers molecules that act on both HIV and herpes virus. These preliminary results demonstrate the ability of ...

France approves HIV self test

2015.09.17

Announced months ago, tests for the self diagnosis of HIV are now freely sold in French pharmacies. Already on the market since 3 years in the US and in the UK since May 2015, ...

12 years without treatment and HIV regresses

2015.07.23

For the first time ever, there has been a regression of HIV in a human being despite withdrawal of treatment during childhood. An 18-year-old French girl, infected at birth by her mother, was treated ...

Rooting out anti-HIV dentists with a phone call

2015.06.05

One in three French dentists refuse to treat HIV-positive patients. This attitude of fear and hesitation among dental professionals in France has been revealed by the association Aides, which phoned 440 dental clinics. The ...

Ban on giving blood isn’t unfair to homosexuals

2015.04.29

The European Court of Justice has ruled that it is legitimate for French law to permanently ban gay men from donating blood. It said that in the name of public interest, it was justifiable ...