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  • AIDS Patients Flock to Obamacare

    04/09/2014 7:16:47 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 41 replies
    Daily Beast/Yahoo ^ | 04/09/14 | Julie Appleby
    Offering a first glimpse of the health care needs of Americans who bought coverage through federal and state marketplaces, an analysis of the first two months of claims data shows the new enrollees are more likely to use expensive specialty drugs to treat conditions like HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C than those with job-based insurance. The sample of claims data—considered a preliminary look at whether new enrollees are sicker-than-average—also found that prescriptions for treating pain, seizures, and depression are also proportionally higher in exchange plans, according to Express Scripts, one of the nation’s largest pharmacy benefit management companies.
  • Archie Comics announces beloved redhead to die in July issue

    04/08/2014 11:54:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/08/2014
    Archie fans might want to brace themselves: The beloved character will die this July. Archie Comics announced Tuesday that the lovable redhead Archie Andrews will bite the proverbial dust, to cap the recent “Life With Archie” series. “We’ve been building up to this moment since we launched ‘Life With Archie’ five years ago, and knew that any book that was telling the story of Archie’s life as an adult had to also show his final moment,” said Archie Comics Publisher/Co-CEO Jon Goldwater in a statement. While details of the character’s impending death are scant, it has been revealed that Archie...
  • Gay men divided over use of HIV prevention drug

    04/06/2014 1:14:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2014 12:11 PM EDT | David Crary
    It’s the Truvada conundrum: A drug hailed as a lifesaver for many people infected by HIV is at the heart of a rancorous debate among gay men, AIDS activists and health professionals over its potential for protecting uninfected men who engage in gay sex without using condoms. Many doctors and activists see immense promise for such preventive use of Truvada, and are campaigning hard to raise awareness of it as a crucial step toward reducing new HIV infections, which now total about 50,000 a year in the U.S. Recent efforts range from think-tank forums and informational websites to a festive...
  • US Blocks Sexual Fidelity and Abstinence in Battle against AIDS

    03/30/2014 9:12:23 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 March 2014 | John Semmens
    To the consternation of African representatives on the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), US and European delegates rejected the idea of including sexual fidelity and abstinence among a list of measures aimed at countering the AIDS epidemic in Africa. US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power defended the move as “part of the United States devotion to protecting the unrestricted right of individuals to have sex with whomever they choose, whenever they choose. To merely suggest that a person might lower their risk of infection by remaining faithful to a sexual partner or deferring sexual gratification...
  • A New Breed of Breeder (Slouching Towards Gaytheism: Christianity and Queer Survival in America)

    03/28/2014 2:17:56 PM PDT · by mojito · 38 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | 3/28/14 | Christopher Hart
    W. C. Harris is a radical gay activist and Professor of Queer Studies and Early American Literature. He says that homosexuals are still cruelly oppressed in America, even though some of them may end up with very comfortable jobs as university professors.... He is particularly angry with the Christian right for oppressing him.... So he would like to abolish Christianity altogether....and replace it with that he wittily calls “Gaytheism,” i.e., homosexual atheism. Unlike beastly old Christianity, this new religion will meet our spiritual needs with “new forms of community that do not harass and malign gay and lesbian Americans or...
  • Melinda Gates Talks About her Catholic Faith and Funding Contraceptives to Fight AIDS

    03/22/2014 11:35:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/22/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    American philanthropist Melinda Gates talked about her Roman Catholic faith and funding contraceptives in the global fight against AIDS, noting that many Catholics disagree with official church doctrine on the contraception issue. "Even though I am Catholic I believe in contraceptives, just like the majority of Catholic women in the United States who report using contraceptives, and I shouldn't let that controversy be the thing that holds us back," Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, shared at the TED 2014 conference in Vancouver on Tuesday, The Vancouver Sun reported. The Catholic Church teaches against the use of...
  • UM researchers make small — but promising — breakthrough in quest for AIDS vaccine

    02/28/2014 9:35:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 2/28/14
    Small advancements make big waves in the decades-long search for an HIV vaccine, and University of Miami researchers are optimistic that their latest findings are significant: They have developed a vaccine that triggers an immune system response strong enough to kill a model AIDS virus in mice. The vaccine is still in the early stages of development, said Geoffrey W. Stone, a UM assistant professor of microbiology and immunology who led the research study published in February’s Journal of Virology. “But in those modest beginnings,” he
  • Egypt's Military Has Cured AIDS? Army announces 100% cure for AIDS and hepatitis C.

    02/27/2014 12:38:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    inn ^ | 2/27/14 | Ari Yashar
    Egypt's military has come out with a shocking "medical breakthrough." On Sunday, the army announced its new "Complete Cure Device," which it says can treat cancer and hepatitis C every time, and which doctors call a "scientific scandal." Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Abdel-Atti, head of the Cancer Treatment and Screening center, praised the new device, bragging "I defeated AIDS with the grace of my god at the rate of 100%. And I defeated hepatitis C." According to Abdel-Atti's research team's claims, the device draws blood, "breaks down" the disease, and returns the now cancer-free blood back to the patient, reports CNN....
  • Roy Simmons, ex-NY Giant who came out as gay and HIV positive, dies at 57

    02/25/2014 12:26:42 PM PST · by massmike · 55 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 02/25/2014 | Michael O'Keeffe
    Roy Simmons, the fun-loving Giants offensive lineman who later became the second former player in NFL history to come out as gay, died in his New York home last week at 57. Simmons, the only player in NFL history to acknowledge that he was HIV positive, was known as "Sugar Bear" because of his big smile and sweet personality. But the former Giants offensive lineman was also tortured by his sexuality and struggled for years with substance abuse. When his NFL career ended, he was a homeless prostitute in San Francisco for a time, earning $15 a trick. Simmons told...
  • Weed Could Block H.I.V.’s Spread. No, Seriously.

    02/16/2014 6:57:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 02/15/2013 | Abby Haglage
    But the U.S. government won’t let scientists try out this promising treatment on humans. On a warm summer day in Chicago at the International Cannabinoid Research Conference, hundreds of marijuana researchers were giggling. It wasn’t the groundbreaking research they’d just heard—proving the ability of THC, one of the active ingredients in marijuana, to stave off HIV (or RIV in monkeys)—that did it. Nor was it the author of the study, Dr. Patricia E. Molina, who had them laughing. It was the rogue researcher daring enough to taint the victory with a harsh dose of reality: “What’s next, testing this on...
  • You’re not ready to have sex if…

    01/20/2014 12:52:21 AM PST · by AustralianConservative · 60 replies
    B.P.Terpstra ^ | January 20, 2014 | B.P.Terpstra
    You’re not ready to have sex if… 1. You think sex equals love. 2. You feel pressured. 3. You’re afraid to say no. 4. It’s just easier to give in. 5. You think everyone else is doing it. (They’re not!) 6. Your instincts tell you not to. 7. You don’t know the facts about pregnancy. 8. You don’t understand how birth control works. 9. You don’t think a woman can get pregnant the first time. (She can.) 10. It goes against your moral beliefs. 11. It goes against your religious beliefs. 12. You’ll regret it in the morning. 13. You...
  • HIV-Positive Student Allegedly Filmed Secret Sex Tapes With More Than 30 Unknowing Partners

    01/19/2014 10:42:50 PM PST · by eater-of-toast · 33 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 1/19/2014 | Rachel Zarrell
    This evil character had unprotected sex with many partners without telling them he had HIV; in fact he lied to at least two, claiming to be disease-free.
  • HIV-Positive Student Secretly Videotapes Spreading The Disease

    01/19/2014 9:27:01 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 25 replies
    HIV-Positive Student Secretly Videotapes Spreading The Disease. Prosecutors tell News 4 they now know more than 30 people could have gotten HIV from a former student at Lindenwood University who allegedly knew he had the deadly disease. He is accused of knowingly giving it to others.
  • HIV patients wade warily into health marketplace

    01/19/2014 8:54:14 AM PST · by csvset · 27 replies
    Pilotonline ^ | 19 January 2014 | Amy Jeter
    Jeremy has AIDS and no income. He lives with his parents in Chesapeake. Up to now, most HIV-related medical care for him and other low-income, uninsured patients in Virginia has been paid for by government grants. Starting this year, they will be enrolled in health insurance through the Affordable Care Act's marketplace. The new plans cover not just HIV care, but also other medical needs. That means Jeremy might finally be able to see a specialist to find out why one medication makes him nauseous and another makes him so dizzy that he can't drive. But he's not rushing to...
  • Magic Johnson Touts Obamacare?

    01/15/2014 9:20:10 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 33 replies
    http://www.whitehouse.gov ^ | January 15, 2014 | self
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/share/Magic-Johnson-On-Getting-Covered
  • Govt loses bid to conceal documents showing AIDS-Depo Provera link

    01/10/2014 2:39:57 PM PST · by NYer · 29 replies
    Life Site News ^ | January 9, 2014 | LISA CORRENTI
    WASHINGTON, D.C., January 9, 2014 (C-FAM.org) - Lawyers for U.S. government agencies have failed in an initial attempt to force a watchdog group to remove leaked documents from the group’s website. The documents describe studies showing complications of a long-lasting contraceptive heavily backed by the agencies and the Gates Foundation for use by African women. The U.S. agencies are accused of attempting to conceal their knowledge of studies showing women using the injectable contraceptive Depo Provera are at higher risk of getting HIV/AIDS. Allowing The Rebecca Project to publish the information means “this issue of Depo Provera’s harm now has...
  • 90% of new AIDS cases among college students in Chinese mega-city due to homosexual sex

    01/05/2014 8:06:38 AM PST · by massmike · 55 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 01/05/2014 | PETER BAKLINSKI
    A doctor from a Disease Prevention and Control Center in the Chinese mega city of Guangzhou has said that 90 percent of all new HIV/AIDS cases among local university or college students are due to homosexual behavior. Dr. Xu Huifang said that MSM activity is the underlying factor in the majority of students reporting new infections, reported Xinhua. Huifang said the city has reported a total of 117 HIV/AIDS cases in 48 local colleges or universities since 2002. But director of the disease prevention center Wang Ming thinks the numbers are inaccurate since many infected college students do not get...
  • Campaign against UN Women to decriminalise pimping, buying sex

    01/04/2014 1:31:55 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    zeenews.india.com ^ | January 03, 2014
    Kolkata: A group of organisations have launched a campaign against a move by UN Women, a United Nations organisation dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, to decriminalise pimping, buying sex and brothel-keeping. "Such a move will fuel huge sex-trafficking as those who buy and sell women will get off scot free," Ruchira Gupta of Apne Aap Women Worldwide, an anti-sex trafficking NGO, told reporters here today. More than 1,000 individuals and organisations representing victims and survivors, women and dalits have signed a petition that the NGO would submit to UN Women in Delhi on January 7. The...
  • Relapse of 'cured' HIV patients spurs AIDS science on

    01/04/2014 2:06:58 PM PST · by ransomnote · 21 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Jan 2, 20114 | Kate Kelland
    (Reuters) - Scientists seeking a cure for AIDS say they have been inspired, not crushed, by a major setback in which two HIV positive patients believed to have been cured found the virus re-invading their bodies once more. True, the news hit hard last month that the so-called "Boston patients" - two men who received bone marrow transplants that appeared to rid them completely of the AIDS-causing virus - had relapsed and gone back onto antiretroviral treatment. But experts say the disappointment could lay the basis for important leaps forward in the search for a cure. "It's a setback for...
  • A Resisted Pill to Prevent H.I.V.

    12/31/2013 5:28:12 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 30, 2013 | DAVID TULLER
    ... Many health experts hoped that the medication — Truvada, a combination of two antiviral drugs that has been used to treat H.I.V. since 2004 — would be exuberantly embraced by H.I.V.-negative gay men. Instead, Truvada has been slow to catch on as an H.I.V. preventive in the 18 months since the strategy’s approval by the Food and Drug Administration. In some quarters, the idea that healthy gay men should take a medication to prevent infection — an approach called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP — has met with hostility or indifference. “It’s gotten tons of attention at H.I.V. meetings as...
  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ Reversal Shows GLAAD Has an Expiration Date

    12/28/2013 9:17:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | December 28, 2013 | Brandon Ambrosino
    A few years ago, I couldn’t imagine a network disregarding GLAAD’s recommendations. Phil v. The Gays. With which will we side? Or rather, against which will we side? This is the question that society demands we answer. Are we anti-Phil or anti-gay or anti-GLAAD or anti-A&E or anti- … ? Perhaps no other word sums up the Duck Dynasty fiasco as aptly as the word “anti.” Whenever I hear that someone is anti-this or that, I immediately think of the old quip about MADD – are there any mothers for drunk driving? – and ask myself if anyone is really...
  • U.S. slams 'conservative gender norms'

    12/28/2013 7:59:06 PM PST · by Steve Peacock · 31 replies
    WND ^ | Dec. 28, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    Obama agenda won't tolerate 'preference for heterosexuality' in other countriesHomosexuals, prostitutes, and transgendered people of Central America are about to receive another boost from the Obama administration, which is expanding an HIV program initially launched during the William J. Clinton presidency. But chief among impediments to achieving U.S. policy goals in the region are “conservative gender norms related to sexuality and strong normative preference for heterosexuality,” a revised government planning document says. Organizations that help “Most-at-Risk Populations,” or MARPs, therefore, will be the beneficiaries of this Phase Two initiative, according to the revised Statement of Work detailing the Central America...
  • Professor admits faking AIDS vaccine to get $19M in grants

    12/26/2013 12:54:18 PM PST · by oh8eleven · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 26, 2013 | 3:00pm | Andy Soltis
    Dr. Dong-Pyou Han spiked a clinical test sample with healthy human blood to make it appear that the rabbit serum produced disease-fighting antibodies, officials said. The bogus findings helped Han’s team obtain $19 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health, said James Bradac, who oversees the institutes’ AIDS research.
  • Russia: Arafat's Death Not Caused By Radiation

    12/26/2013 11:39:10 AM PST · by lbryce · 29 replies
    AP Via Yahoo News ^ | December 26, 2013 | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV
    A Russian probe into the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has found that his death wasn't caused by radiation — a finding that comes after a French probe found traces of the radioactive isotope polonium and a Swiss investigation said the timeframe of his illness and death was consistent with that of polonium poisoning. Vladimir Uiba, the head of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency, said Thursday that Arafat died of natural causes and the agency had no plans to conduct further tests.
  • Poll: Most Palestinians believe Israel Poisoned Arafat

    12/24/2013 1:39:20 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/12/13
    A majority of Palestinians believe Israel poisoned late Palestinian Authority leader Yasser Arafat, the AFP news agency reports. According to poll released Tuesday by the Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, 59 percent of respondents believe Israel fatally poisoned Arafat, while 21 percent "believe that a Palestinian party or group or a joint Palestinian-Israeli party or group is responsible." Arafat died in 2004, at the age of 75, following an illness. At the time, his wife Suha refused to allow an autopsy. She later allowed investigators to exhume his body after traces of polonium-210 were found on clothing...
  • Justine Sacco was fired because she told the politically incorrect, accurate truth about AIDS

    12/21/2013 7:34:29 PM PST · by grundle · 29 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 21, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Justine Sacco was fired because she told the politically incorrect, accurate truth about AIDS A company called InterActiveCorp just fired empoyee Justine Sacco because she tweeted the following:“Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white!”Before Sacco made that tweet, The New York Times reported:“The rate of AIDS among black women is 27 times the rate among white women.”This is precisely why math is the most politically incorrect academic subject. No matter how much the radical left wants to see “racism” where none exists – no matter how much they claim to be...
  • New York Times: "The rate of AIDS among black women is 27 times the rate among white women."

    12/21/2013 8:07:37 PM PST · by grundle · 113 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 4, 2006 | MARC SANTORA
    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/04/nyregion/04aids.html?ei=5090&en=7ba2793665e37220&ex=1296709200&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&pagewanted=printThe New York Times The rate of AIDS among black women is 27 times the rate among white women.
  • Reid hospitalized as 'precaution' after feeling ill Friday

    12/20/2013 6:26:37 AM PST · by Zakeet · 98 replies
    NBC News ^ | December 20, 2013 | Carrie Dann
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was hospitalized early Friday morning as a “precaution” after feeling ill, a spokesman said, adding that doctors concluded "everything is normal" after testing. “Early this morning, Senator Reid was not feeling well and as a precaution decided to go to the hospital. Tests have been conducted and everything is normal. He is alert, resting and feeling better,” spokesman Adam Jentleson said in a statement. "Doctors have asked that he remain in the hospital for observation so he will not be working today."
  • Out2Enroll: Campaign to Insure LGBT Community Launched

    12/19/2013 7:22:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    PR Web ^ | September 12, 2013
    The Center for American Progress, the Sellers Dorsey Foundation, and the Federal Agencies Project announce the launch of Out2Enroll, a campaign to inform lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities about new coverage options available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to encourage LGBT individuals to enroll in coverage. The Out2Enroll campaign kicks off on September 12 with a briefing at the White House that will feature remarks from Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, and LGBT health and health reform experts from across the country. Out2Enroll will work at...
  • Group Says Plans Discourage HIV Patients (Drug Coverage on Exchanges Requires Steep Payments)

    12/14/2013 5:38:43 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10, 2013 | MELINDA BECK
    A coalition of 31 HIV/AIDS organizations is urging the Obama administration to investigate whether some health insurers are trying to discourage HIV-infected patients from enrolling in new policies being sold under the health-care law, a move the groups say could be illegal. The Affordable Care Act prohibits discrimination against people who are sick; insurers can't deny them coverage or charge them more than healthier peers. But in a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius last week, the coalition said it had noticed "a number of disturbing trends" in plans on the insurance exchanges, including plans that...
  • Bush Booed During Mandela Memorial

    12/10/2013 12:57:09 PM PST · by Hoodat · 132 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 12/10/2013 | Keith Koffler
    A sterling example of the maxim, no good deed goes unpunished. Former President George W. Bush was booed when he appeared on the video monitor at today’s memorial for Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg, South Africa, according to the White House pool report, which cited local press outlets. Meanwhile, when the images President Obama and Michelle popped up, there was a 30-second “deafening roar,” the pooler wrote. How sad. Bush has done an far greater amount for South Africa than Obama. But Obama is much better at crafting his public image and saying the right things. Bush personally saved the lives...
  • CDC: 62 Percent Of HIV-Positive Men Have Unprotected Sex

    12/03/2013 1:52:29 PM PST · by massmike · 26 replies
    Data released last week found that 62 percent of American men who self-reported being HIV-positive said they had unprotected anal sex with a male partner in the last 12 months. The Centers for Disease Control report, “HIV Testing and Risk Behaviors Among Gay, Bisexual and Other Men who have Sex with Men,” noted that the population of men having sex with men (MSM) is a small proportion of the US population; however, this group represents the majority of people diagnosed with HIV. The researchers found that some men attempt to decrease their HIV risk by only engaging in unprotected sex...
  • HIV returns in “cured” Boston patients

    12/06/2013 10:59:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 6, 2013, 12: 42 PM | Michelle Castillo
    Researchers announced today that two men they previously believed to be “cured” of HIV are now showing traces of the virus in their blood. Dr. Timothy Henrich, associate professor of infectious diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, announced the resurgence of the virus at an international conference on AIDS research in Florida Thursday, the Boston Globe reported. He said the fact that these two men were showing signs of HIV means that the virus can lurk in places in the body where it is hard to find. “This suggests that we need to look deeper, or we need...
  • Nearly two-thirds of gay men who know they have AIDS have sex without condoms: CDC report

    12/04/2013 8:03:31 PM PST · by Morgana · 41 replies
    Life Site News ^ | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, DC, December 4, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows approximately 62 percent of gay men who know they have HIV/AIDS continue to engage in sexual relations without using a prophylactic, a behavior that can spread AIDS. The report, which was released on the Friday after Thanksgiving, analyzed data gathered in 2011. According to the report, the percentage of men with HIV/AIDS having sex with other men without a condom had increased from 55 percent in 2005, to 57 percent in 2008, to 62 percent today. CDC spokesperson Nikky Mayes told LifeSiteNews.com...
  • Yasser Arafat not poisoned, French experts say

    12/04/2013 10:29:43 AM PST · by mojito · 14 replies
    CBC ^ | 12/3/2013 | Unattributed
    Yasser Arafat was not the victim of poisoning, French forensic tests concluded on Tuesday, countering the theory put forward by a Swiss report on the 2004 death of the Palestinian leader. The French conclusions were immediately challenged by his widow Suha Arafat, who has argued the death was a political assassination by someone close to her husband. A senior Palestinian official dismissed the report as "politicized". [....] Swiss forensic experts stirred controversy last month by announcing that results from their tests of samples taken from Arafat's body were consistent with polonium poisoning, while not absolute proof of the cause of...
  • Top doctor: 'Gay' blood will taint U.S. supply

    12/03/2013 7:12:26 PM PST · by massmike · 63 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 12/03/2013 | CHELSEA SCHILLING
    Should homosexual men – a group with the highest HIV-infection rates in the nation – be allowed to donate blood? That’s the question the federal government is considering this week as it re-evaluates whether it should lift the 30-year ban on homosexual blood donation. “CDC estimates that MSM represent approximated 4 percent of the male population in the United States, but male-to-male sex accounted for more than three-fourths (78 percent) of new HIV infections among men and nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of all new infections in 2010.” The American Red Cross warns: “HIV antibodies may take a few weeks to...
  • Gay men push to end 30-year blood donation ban

    12/02/2013 7:39:21 AM PST · by Gritty · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2013 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    A push by activists to ease the 30-year-old blanket ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men faces a key test this week as a federal panel hears results of the latest research. The findings will be released amid growing pressure from politicians and advocates, including college students, to change the policy. Critics say the ban is a hangover from the early, fear-filled days of AIDS, stigmatizing gay men and ignoring advances in treatment and detection in the decades since...
  • New, Aggressive HIV Strain Found in West Africa

    11/29/2013 7:56:21 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    Time ^ | Nov. 28, 2013 | Andrew Katz @
    The A3/02 strain combines the two most common HIV strains in Guinea-Bissau and develops into AIDS within five years, up to two-and-a-half years faster than either of its parent strains, said Angelica Palm, one of the scientists behind the study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. This type of strain, a recombinant, appears when a person becomes infected by two different strains, allowing DNA to fuse and create a new one.
  • Elton John: An End to AIDS?

    11/28/2013 1:33:25 PM PST · by kristinn · 77 replies
    USA Today | Thursday, November 28, 2013 | Elton John
    USA Today articles are headline and link only.Commentary: Elton blames Southern and religious bigotry for the continuing plague of HIV-AIDS in the U.S. and around the world. John ignores the role of personal behavior, instead he blames others: "Make no mistake: Discrimination and intolerance fuel this disease."John links to a Kaiser Family Foundation study to assert that seven of the ten states with the highest diagnoses of HIV are Southern. However, the study shows only five Southern states in the top ten with the liberal mecca the District of Columbia having an astonishing 177.9 infection rate per 100,000--five to six...
  • Rise in Unprotected Sex by Gay Men Spurs H.I.V. Fears

    11/28/2013 7:14:05 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 27, 2013 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    Federal health officials are reporting a sharp increase in unprotected sex among gay American men, a development that makes it harder to fight the AIDS epidemic. The same trend has recently been documented among gay men in Canada, Britain, the Netherlands, France and Australia, heightening concerns among public health officials worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of men who told federal health investigators that they had had unprotected anal sex in the last year rose nearly 20 percent from 2005 to 2011. In the 2011 survey, unprotected sex was more than twice as common...
  • AIDS proves stubborn in Europe as new HIV infections rise

    11/27/2013 6:08:28 AM PST · by massmike · 20 replies
    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/ ^ | 11/27/2013 | Kate Kelland
    Some 131,000 people were newly infected with HIV in Europe and nearby countries in 2012, an 8 percent rise from a year earlier and a worrying reversal of a recent downward trend in AIDS cases in the West. Michel Kazatchkine, the United Nation's HIV/AIDS Special Envoy in Eastern Europe, told Reuters in an interview this month that HIV epidemics are becoming more concentrated in marginalized groups such as sex workers, drug users and gay men, and could defy global attempts to combat AIDS if no progress is made in turning them around.
  • Half Of New Greek HIV Cases Are Self-Inflicted To Receive €700 Per Month Benefits, Study Finds

    11/25/2013 12:18:15 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/25/2013 | Tyler Durden
    When one reads the following stunning, and tragic, excerpt from the World Health Organization's recent report "Review of social determinants and the health divide in the WHO European Region: final report" what can one say but... Grecovery.From the WHO: Case study: countries’ experiences of financial crisis - Greece Suicides rose by 17% between 2007 and 2009 and to 25% in 2010, according to unofficial 2010 data (398). The Minister of Health reported a further 40% rise in the first half of 2011 compared with the same period in 2010. Suicide attempts have also increased, particularly among people reporting economic distress (610)....
  • Cops: Black mob kidnaps, rapes teen girls

    11/16/2013 8:32:53 PM PST · by Anila · 65 replies
    WND ^ | 11/10/13 | Colin Flaherty
    The latest case of black-mob violence in Chicago is far from the worst. We’ll get to that one in a minute. But when a mob of black people rushed into three Chicago-area Sports Authority stores this week and rushed out dragging entire racks of winter clothing, the local CBS affiliate dubbed that “unbelievable.” CNN said the videos were “shocking.” Not really: “That crime was only unbelievable or shocking to the reporters who spend all their time ignoring and denying black mob violence,” said one Chicago cop, who would rather keep his job than be identified as a source of stories...
  • Death Of A 6 Year Old Sparks FDA Investigation On A Doctor For Selling False Hopes To Cure Cancer

    6 year old boy Josia Cotto’s mom and dad had no choice than to let him rest peacefully as their child was fighting a brain tumor that was inoperable for a period of 10 months. His mother said that they knew that they could do nothing about their son as they say he was unresponsive and did not open his eyes. They covered him in a soft blanket in white and blue and held on to the tiny hand one last time before the ambulance took him to a local hospital. She said that they told Josia that he had...
  • Arafat polonium — junk science

    11/07/2013 7:50:40 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 16 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 11/7/2013 | BRIAN THOMAS
    The entire resurrection of the Arafat poisoned by Polonium-210 story is complete junk science. I’ve said it before at Israellycool but lets expand on it. The story so far: Nine years ago, on November 11, 2004, Yasser Arafat died. That he could have died from natural causes or some “lifestyle disease” was too unpalatable for his followers so they came up with a rather bizarre theory that he was poisoned with Polonium-210. After decomposing in Ramallah for eight years his wife and followers dug up his corpse to try to prove it. >>SNIP<< With the most amazing measuring equipment, in...
  • PLO official urges global probe into Arafat "killing"

    11/07/2013 2:53:19 AM PST · by Netz · 17 replies
    channelnewsasia.com ^ | Nov. 7, 2013
    PLO official urges global probe into Arafat "killing" (Perfect timing for release as PLO-Israeli talks stalling?) A PLO official on Thursday called for an international inquiry into "the killing" of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, a day after Swiss scientists said he probably died from polonium poisoning. RAMALLAH: A PLO official on Thursday called for an international inquiry into "the killing" of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, a day after Swiss scientists said he probably died from polonium poisoning. "The (test) results proved Arafat was poisoned by polonium, and this substance is owned by states, not people, meaning that the crime was...
  • 10pc rise in new HIV cases across Australia

    10/20/2013 8:40:55 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 10 replies
    There has been a sharp increase in the number of Australians contracting HIV, the virus that leads to AIDS. New statistics show the number of infections across the country rose by 10 per cent last year - the fastest increase in about 20 years. ...
  • Radiation experts confirm polonium on Arafat clothing

    10/14/2013 3:13:39 PM PDT · by Garvin · 57 replies
    http://www.arabnews.com ^ | 14 October 2013 | AFP
    Swiss radiation experts have confirmed they found traces of polonium on clothing used by Yasser Arafat which "support the possibility" the veteran Palestinian leader was poisoned. In a report published by The Lancet at the weekend, the team provide scientific details to media statements made in 2012 that they had found polonium on Arafat's belongings. Arafat died in France on November 11 2004 at the age of 75, but doctors were unable to specify the cause of death. No autopsy was carried out at the time, in line with his widow's request. His remains were exhumed in November 2012 and...
  • Gay community ‘Coming Out’ to enroll in Obamacare

    10/11/2013 9:14:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 52 replies
    FOX-2 St. Louis ^ | October 11, 2013 | Staff Writer
    Jeff Jones started shopping for health insurance as soon as the Obamacare insurance marketplaces opened on October 1. The Kentucky resident is like a lot LGBT citizens who have not had access to affordable health insurance in the past. If Jones, 47, had been able to legally marry, he would have immediately been eligible for coverage under his partner, Nathan Walker’s, policy. Walker has domestic partnership benefits at work, but the couple haven’t lived together long enough to qualify for them. “I’m a diabetic, so I do want to make sure I’m covered,” Jones said. As a whole the LGBT...
  • Can a foot cream really do battle with HIV?

    10/08/2013 8:30:25 AM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    CNET.com ^ | September 24, 2013 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    A study has found that the antifungal drug Ciclopirox kills HIV in cell cultures -- and the virus doesn't bounce back when the drug is stopped. But the research has yet to be performed on people. A drug commonly prescribed to treat nail fungus appears to come with a not-so-tiny side effect: killing HIV in cell cultures.In a study performed at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, not only does the drug Ciclopirox rid infectious HIV from cell cultures, but the virus also doesn't bounce back when the drug is withheld. The same group of researchers had previously shown that Ciclopirox...