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post 24 July 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog To end Aids, we must help the vulnerable, not arrest them

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.

post 23 July 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog HIV successes under threat from anti-gay crackdowns

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 Melbourne.

article 22 July 2014 UK
Every year, more than 20,000 girls are at risk in the UK alone
The numbers behind female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation used to be a taboo topic. Now attempting to put an end to it is on the prime minister's to-do list. But how robust can we be in estimating how many women are affected?

post 22 July 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog A small but important step in the battle against HIV

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.

post 19 July 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog HIV cure search - there's now a feeling it WILL happen rather than it MIGHT happen

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.

post 19 July 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog MH17: 'The extent of our loss is hard to comprehend'

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.

post 18 July 2014
Read more from Jackie Long on her blog Assisted dying - a right or 'murder by physician'?

There has been no fury and no barracking - but in the House of Lords ferocity belies what is being said. The debate? The right to die.

post 18 July 2014
Read more from Victoria Macdonald on her blog MH17 senseless violence robs us of finest minds on HIV

At Melbourne Airport, there's a welcome desk for delegates for the International Aids Conference. It is heartbreaking to know some will never arrive.

video 18 July 2014 UK

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'I can't recall somebody near death saying they want to die'

Jo Fernandes is a nurse at The Hospice of St Francis in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, where she looks after terminally ill patients. She tells Channel 4 News why she doesn't support assisted dying.