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Sorry. It is such a hard word to say. I know because I have a five-year-old and whenever I ask her to apologise for some misdemeanour the most I generally get is a muttered, begrudging apology with body language that says in reality, “No, I’m bloody not sorry but I know if I don’t say it I may get in bigger trouble.”
There are some phone calls which brighten up your day. I have just had one of those. It was from Nils Nordal and he was phoning from his hospital bed in the Royal Free, north London.
There is talk at Melbourne’s International Aids Conference of ending Aids by 2030. But this requires the political will to help drug users and sex workers, rather than criminalising them.
There are fears that the fight against HIV is in danger as increasing numbers of countries introduce anti-gay laws. Health and Social Care Correspondent Victoria Macdonald reports from
Kick and kill is a rather brutal phrase for a scientific endeavour but it precisely describes attempts to seek out HIV and then destroy it.
There was a time when the word ‘cure’ was never used in relation to HIV. It was thought to be too elusive, too unachievable. But something changed in the past decade.
The president of the International Aids Society delivered a heartfelt statement on the loss of six delegates in the destruction of Flight MH17, writes Victoria Macdonald.
At Melbourne Airport, there’s a welcome desk for delegates for the International Aids Conference. It is heartbreaking to know some will never arrive.
It’s not often that I feel sorry for a politician. But today I do feel a wee bit sorry for former Health Secretary Andrew Lansley, whose dreams of being EU commissioner have been crushed.
The clamour is growing for something to be done about the NHS – through extra taxes, paying to see your GP, reconfiguring services, better use of technologies, more care in the community.