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  • Manhattan dentist arrested for child porn & accused of trying to spread HIV... once an AIDS activist

    11/21/2015 3:06:31 PM PST · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 21, 2015 | Daily Mail Online Reporter and Kelly Mclaughlin For Dailymail.com
    John Wallace Wolf was arrested on Friday for sharing child pornography and intentionally trying to spread HIV The 59-year-old was ironically an AIDS activist who had previously fought for the rights of people with HIV In 1998, he took a fellow Manhattan dentist to court alleging he had discriminated against people with HIV Wolf was investigated by the FBI after a meth dealer who was arrested last March became an informant for the Brooklyn US Attorney's Office Wolf claimed to be HIV positive and 'at times punctured holes in condoms in an intentional attempt to spread the HIV virus...
  • Porn World in Panic Over Charlie Sheen’s HIV Diagnosis

    11/20/2015 6:36:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | November 20, 2015 | Aurora Snow and Marlow Stern
    Well-known for his porn star companions, Charlie Sheen’s recent admission to being HIV-positive has sent a ripple of fear through the adult industry. There’s no protocol in place for this. There are no records of who Sheen’s hired, thus no quarantine list for the porn stars he’s been sexually active with. In the semi-regulated world of adult film, when an HIV scare is made known everyone asks, “Did I perform with the person who tested positive?” Fear turns to panic if it was a close call, relief if it wasn’t. That’s only after a name is released—or patient zero comes...
  • Charlie Sheen says he has HIV virus, has paid millions to keep it secret

    11/17/2015 6:41:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    FOX News ^ | 11/17/2015
    Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen revealed on Tuesday he is HIV positive. In an interview Tuesday on NBC's "Today," the 50-year-old Sheen says he tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS about four years ago. "It's a hard three letters to absorb. It's a turning point in one's life," the former "Two and a Half Men" actor said. Sheen said he had already paid "upwards of $10 million" to keep the information secret. "We're talking shakedowns," he said. Sheen said that he did have unprotected sex since being diagnosed, but also claimed he had told every partner since being...
  • Charlie Sheen to Make "Revealing Personal Announcement" to Matt Lauer

    11/16/2015 9:56:15 AM PST · by conservative98 · 83 replies
    THR ^ | 11/16/2015 | THR Staff
    Charlie Sheen will be making a "revealing personal announcement" to Matt Lauer on Tuesday, Nov. 17 on Today. The Today show announced the live in-studio interview with the actor on Monday. The interview will be posted on Today.com after it airs, according to the press release. Recently, RadarOnline published a blind item about a Hollywood actor who had been diagnosed as HIV-positive.
  • Hollywood Superstar’s Desperate Battle With AIDS Revealed

    Decades of debauchery have finally caught up with one of Hollywood’s top megastars. In a bombshell world exclusive, RadarOnline.com can reveal that a bad-boy Tinseltown star has been hiding an explosive secret from the world: He is HIV-positive. Multiple informed sources confirm the world-famous actor, whom Radar has chosen not to identify, has been diagnosed with the deadly virus that usually leads to AIDS itself. The middle-aged star learned at least two years ago that he had contracted HIV — but he has desperately hidden it from the world, terrified his fans will turn against him.
  • Medieval Plague May Explain Resistance to HIV

    03/10/2005 3:11:16 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 47 replies · 1,885+ views
    Yahoo! News (Reuters) ^ | 3/10/2005 | n/a
    Medieval Plague May Explain Resistance to HIV LONDON (Agence de Presse Medicale) - The persistent epidemics of hemorrhagic fever that struck Europe during the Middle Ages provided the selection pressures that have made 10 percent of Europeans resistant to HIV infection, according to a UK study. A mutation called delta-32 in the cellular receptor dubbed CCR5 protects against HIV infection, and is found more often in Europeans than other populations. Scientists have previously suggested that the genetic mutation became common because it protected people against the Black Death or smallpox epidemics, while those with normal CCR5 were wiped out. But...
  • Plague Infected Humans Much Earlier Than Previously Thought

    10/24/2015 6:14:01 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | October 22, 2015 | Joseph Caputo of Cell Press
    Y. pestis was the notorious culprit behind the sixth century's Plague of Justinian, the Black Death, which killed 30%-50% of the European population in the mid-1300s, and the Third Pandemic, which emerged in China in the 1850s. Earlier putative plagues, such as the Plague of Athens nearly 2,500 years ago and the second century's Antonine Plague, have been linked to the decline of Classical Greece and the undermining of the Roman army. However, it has been unclear whether Y. pestis could have been responsible for these early epidemics because direct molecular evidence for this bacterium has not been obtained from...
  • NIGERGATE: The FBI re-opens the case, joint investigation with SISMI

    12/04/2005 12:00:26 PM PST · by parnasokan · 18 replies · 1,446+ views
    IL GIORNALE ^ | December 4, 2005 | By Gian Marco Chiocci and Mario Sechi
    NIGERGATE: The FBI re-opens the case, joint investigation with SISMI, the role of the French 007s to be examined Chiocci and Sechi strike again. The following appeared in the Sunday edition of Il Giornale, interesting reading indeed. Of particular interest is the French slant, interesting because it needs to be investigated, interesting also because the first to point it out were the people her at FR. This new joint FBI-SISMI investigation has to be followed closely because its going to turn up some startling little gems, a lot of people are going to get very upset. Lets watch it happen....
  • Bone-Thin Obama Appearance Renews Poor Health Rumors

    10/13/2015 7:31:18 AM PDT · by all the best · 119 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | October 10, 2015
    He continues to battle a nicotine addiction and has spent a small fortune keeping his records private including his medical history. Though viewed as the picture of health in 2008, Barack Obama appeared more gaunt the following year and since then weight fluctuations became more numerous and more dramatic as a chameleon-like cycle of a man who shows up looking drastically different than he did just weeks prior. Rumors of heavy makeup for public appearances to mask skin discoloration issues have persisted for a number of years, as has the ongoing speculation of what was the true nature of...
  • There But for the Grace of God go I

    10/12/2015 8:42:08 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 11 replies
    9/12/2015 | Charles O'Connell
     A substantial number of those ensnared in "The Gay Lifestyle" were sexually abused as children.  In The Syndemic of STDs and AIDS among MSM, sympathetic author Dale O'Leary, author of One Man, One Woman: A Catholic's Guide to Defending Marriage, mourns the fact of the high incidence of childhood sexual abuse against those who later end up in a homosexual lifestyle. Childhood Sexual Abuse and Other Adverse Events  MSM are more likely to have been victims of childhood sexual abuse. Stall and associates note that a history of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) has been linked to increase risk of HIV infection....
  • San Francisco Is Changing Face of AIDS Treatment (NYT alert)

    10/05/2015 10:11:15 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 5, 2015 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    SAN FRANCISCO It wasnt his first broken condom, so Rafael didnt worry. But three weeks later, the man hed met in a bar called to say that he had probably been exposed to H.I.V. Rafael, a muscular, affable 43-year-old, went to a clinic and within 45 minutes learned he was infected. Although it was already closing time, a counselor saw him immediately and offered him a doctors appointment the next day. At Ward 86, the famous H.I.V. unit at San Francisco General Hospital, the doctor handed him pills for five days and a prescription for more. Because he was...
  • US State Dept:Inside The Warped Mind of the Gay Mindsight

    09/29/2015 3:50:13 PM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    US State Dept. ^ | September 29,2015 | Some Gay White House Doosh
    As the international community comes together at the U.N. General Assembly to set the new global sustainable development agenda, today progress was made toward fulfilling the goal of promoting health and well-being for people in the most challenging environments around the world. The U.S. Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) announced that it will make a $10 million contribution to the Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund (RCNF) over the next three years to support and build the capacity of global and regional civil society networks as strong partners in the delivery of HIV services and champions of human...
  • Tinder, Grindr ..>Promote STD'S (truncated headline)

    LOS ANGLES (CBSLA.com) A new billboard has lots of folks in Los Angeles buzzing about sex, safe sex, online hookups and apps. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) is taking the popular online dating apps Tinder and Grindr to task suggesting their users are more susceptible to STDs like chlamydia and gonorrhea. One of the billboards is strategically placed KCAL9s Jennifer Kastner said the billboard is a few blocks from Tinders Beverly Boulevard headquarters. Tinder could hardly miss the sign. The billboards are also accusing the sites of promoting a hook up culture. I saw it and I...
  • Doctors Not Happy After Drug Goes From $13.50/Tablet To $750 Overnight

    09/21/2015 3:26:17 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 69 replies
    Consumerist ^ | September 21, 2015
    Gripe as we might, consumers understand that price increases do happen. Whats not as easily understood is how the price for something can go from $13.50 one day to $750 the next especially when its a generic drug used to save lives. For decades, Daraprim (pyrimethamine), an anti-parasitic used to treat malaria and toxoplasmosis, had been made by GlaxoSmithKline and sold for as little as $1/tablet until not that long ago. Then in 2010 GSK sold the drug to CorePharma, which began to raise the price. Within a year, revenue from Daraprim jumped nearly ten times even though the...
  • France ends probe into Arafats death, says no proof he was poisoned

    09/02/2015 8:55:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09/02/2015 | [jar/jr (AFP, Reuters)]
    French magistrates have closed their investigation into the 2004 death of Arafat, the prosecutors office said Wednesday. At the end of the investigation it has not been demonstrated that Mr. Yasser Arafat was murdered by polonium-210 poisoning, the three judges ruled, according to the lead prosecutor at Nanterre court near Paris. But lawyers for his widow, Suha Arafat, have argued that his death was a political assassination and vow to appeal the decision in court.
  • Islamic State Charges US with War Crime [semi-satire]

    08/21/2015 11:39:57 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Aug 2015 | John Semmens
    The Islamic State announced it is filing war crime charges against the United States with the International Court of Justice at The Hague in the Netherlands. The complaint alleges that the growing number of IS fighters coming down with AIDS are "victims of germ warfare originating from the nefarious labs of the American Government." IS doesn't deny that the infections resulted from their troops' rape of captured women, but alleges that "the taint of AIDS is the responsibility of the United States. Raping captured women has been a right exercised by Muslim warriors for over a thousand years. The introduction...
  • Research Using Fetal Tissue

    08/18/2015 9:09:37 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/18/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    What better follow-up to the earlier story on harvesting the tissue? As mentioned in that article, fetal tissue has been harvested for medical research for years. Even before abortion was legalized, other sources were tapped, and according to an article by AP science writer Malcolm Ritter, this practice dates back to the 1930s. Ritter, and many others, like to invoke the 1954 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. As Ritter puts it, The 1954 Nobel Prize in medicine was awarded for work with fetal tissue that led to developing a vaccine against polio. Not so fast According to the Nobel...
  • The incredible shrinking Sharpton: How Rev. Al lost 175 pounds (2014)

    08/10/2015 9:25:48 AM PDT · by dennisw · 40 replies
    At age 60 and weighing 130, the once-rotund Sharpton is almost underweight, and he says he's never hungry. His 'secret': Less food, more exercise. He hasnt had any sweets in years. He hasnt had dinner in years, either. Call it the Al Sharpton Diet, but this once-rotund reverend has dropped from 305 pounds to exactly 129.6 pounds. The precise weight was recorded this week on Sharptons bedroom scale at 5 a.m., when the man of the (much less) cloth begins his day. Sharpton has shed 60% of his much-mocked weight and he did it without surgery, diet pills or...
  • Nigerian Activist on Africa and Presidential Legacies: Bush Fought AIDS, Obama Promoted Homosexual

    08/05/2015 10:00:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 4, 2015 | 6:33 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    President George W. Bush, rather than President Barack Obama, will be best remembered for a legacy of having helped the African people, a Nigerian civil rights activist and attorney said on Tuesday. President Bush will really be remembered as the president who had the most impact on Africa of the last three presidents, said Emmanuel Obege. I think (theres) no doubt about it. [] When President Bush visited Africa he launched an initiativea presidential emergency program for AIDS relief, which was meant to help combat a major pandemic that was taking so many lives, Obege said. And for many of...
  • Bad News from HIV discoverer: 'To develop a cure is almost impossible'

    07/23/2015 2:42:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/23/2015 | Meera Senthilingam
    She's the woman who co-discovered HIV in 1983, and won a Nobel Prize for her work. But next month, French scientist Francoise Barre-Sinoussi will retire from her lab. She spoke with CNN at this week's International AIDS Society Conference, in Vancouver, about activism, the future of HIV and why there's still no cure -- as well as answering questions submitted by our readers on Twitter. Q: At the beginning, the epidemic was in San Francisco in the gay community. How have you seen this change over time? A: The epidemic changed in the gay population, for example, because they were...
  • Obama Heads to a Kenya in Turmoil on His First Visit to the Country as President

    07/23/2015 10:52:41 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 25 replies
    vice ^ | 7-23-2015 | Jacob Kushner
    Millions of Kenyans are celebrating the long-awaited return of Barack Obama, who on Friday will visit his father's homeland for the first time as president to attend the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi. Obama's visit will focus on economic development and counterterrorism efforts within the country against the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab, but it comes amid widespread abuse by Kenyan security forces of Muslims, refugees, and journalists. This has raised worries among rights advocates that he risks lending undue legitimacy to one of Africa's more unscrupulous regimes. Similar concerns have been voiced about a presidential tripto Ethiopia that...
  • CDC advise on AIDS prevention: Talk about it and have sex

    07/18/2015 6:09:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/18/2015 | Dustin Siggins
    Over the last 30 years, HIV/AIDS has killed hundreds of thousands of people in America. Despite tremendous advances in medicine that allow victims of HIV/AIDS to live long, healthy lives, it is still a devastating disease that was diagnosed in nearly 14,000 people who died in 2012, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). And most of those men were what the CDC calls “men who have sex with men,” or MSM (a specific CDC label).In fact, MSM “accounted for 78% of new HIV infections among males and 63% of all new infections” in 2010, despite making up,...
  • Cuba Just Eliminated HIV Transmission between Mother & Baby

    07/01/2015 6:52:30 PM PDT · by lbryce · 28 replies
    Quarks and Quasars ^ | July 1, 2015 | Posted By: Jolene Creighton
    Thirty years ago, HIV was a death sentence. But not any more. The World Health Organisation has just confirmed that Cuba has become the first country in the world to effectively eliminate mother-to-baby transmission of HIV. Notably, they also state that they have eliminated the transmission of syphilis. Director general of the WHO, Margaret Chan, stated that the advancements made as a result of this breakthrough simply cannot be overstated, calling it, one of the greatest public health achievements possible. She told the press, this is a major victory in our long fight against HIV and sexually transmitted infections, and...
  • HIV / AIDS Cases In Hillsborough Rise For Past Three Years

    06/30/2015 7:39:15 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 38 replies
    <p>TAMPA Health officials in Hillsborough County are keeping a close watch on the rising number of HIV/AIDS cases in the area.</p> <p>The Florida Department of Health reported 272 new cases of the human immunodeficiency virus in Hillsborough County in 2012. In 2013, that number jumped to 347, and in 2014 it jumped again to 445.</p>
  • ISIS fighter is executed for spreading Aids to at least one other Islamist and 15-year-old sex slave

    06/24/2015 1:39:48 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 23, 2015 | By JOHN HALL
    Militants fighting for the Islamic State in Syria have brutally executed an Aids-infected jihadi after he was accused of knowingly passing on the illness to at least one other terrorist via donated blood. Positive tests on a Egyptian jihadi who received infected blood, his 15-year-old Yazidi sex slave, and at least two Saudi nationals who also raped the girl, proved the illness has already spread and there are now claims at least one of the terror group's local commanders may also be infected. Other ISIS fighters who had raped the helpless Yazidi sex slave and identified at least two Saudi...
  • Kim Jong-un Claims to Have Cured Aids, Ebola, Sars and Mers With Single 'Miracle Drug'

    06/19/2015 11:55:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Mirror ^ | 19 JUNE 2015 | STEVE WHITE
    North Korean officials said scientists had developed Kumdang-2 from ginseng and other ingredients - which they chose not to revealKim Jong-un claims to have succeeded where the greatest minds in science have failed... by producing a single drug which can prevent and cure Aids, Ebola, Sars and Mers. North Korea is currently suffering from one of the worst droughts in its history while still pursuing a nuclear programme. The official Korean Central News Agency said the portly despot's scientists developed miracle drug Kumdang-2 from ginseng and other ingredients - without saying which. North Korea claimed the same drug cured deadly...
  • Federal officials want to spend $20B on AIDS drugs, based on 45 cases

    06/11/2015 4:48:15 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 14 replies
    Pharmaceutical Processing ^ | 06/11/15 | Jane M. Orient, M.D.
    The AIDS industry and its government allies were just waiting for evidence to justify a change in policy. Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease, which sponsored the trial, said he had had no doubt how it was going to turn out. The trial was stopped early, when a (statistically) significant difference of 53 percent favoring the treatment group was announced . Many patients have been reluctant to start early treatment because of drug side effects. Newer regimens are more tolerable. The 53 percent difference is likely to persuade many to opt for...
  • San Francisco Considers Health Warning on Soda Advertising

    06/09/2015 2:10:22 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 9, 2015 | Janie Har
    San Francisco officials are deciding whether to impose a warning on ads for a favorite drink of children and a bane of public health advocates: Sugary soda pop. The "Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Warning Ordinance" would require health warnings on advertising within city limits on billboards, walls, the sides of cabs and buses. Supporters and opponents say San Francisco would be the first place in the country to require warnings on ads for soda, which is linked to rotting teeth and obesity.
  • MASSIVE CROWD Watches As ISIS Hangs Homosexual By His Feet Then Tosses Him Off Building

    06/02/2015 4:58:40 PM PDT · by familyop · 89 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 2, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    A massive crowd assembled to watch ISIS rebels throw another gay man off a building top this week. Hundreds of spectators came out to watch the brutal public execution. It looks like they drove their cars to the execution! The hung the man from his feet and then let him drop! The execution was most likely filmed in Nineveh Province where the Islamists have murdered several gay men. Tweet Translation: Media Office for # and Aah_ninoy Establish the limit on the reaction of the workers of sodomites ISIS is reportedly using flirting squads to single out gay men for trial...
  • Porn Actors Will Have To Wear Goggles Under New California Regulations (goverment at 'work')

    05/28/2015 2:34:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 69 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | 13:59 EST, 28 May 2015 | By Louise Boyle For Daily Mail Online
    Porn stars may soon be forced to wear goggles along with condoms as part of a stricter set of rules for adult film sets. According to a proposed set of regulations in California, published on Thursday by the state Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board, goggles could soon be introduced as a way of preventubg the spread of STDs. The goggles were just part of a plan which includes film producers paying for medical visits and Hepatitis B treatments and making sure there are proper showers on set. The 21 pages explain in graphic detail the preventative measures aimed at...
  • Trade agreement could limit access to medicines

    05/16/2015 2:49:13 PM PDT · by blueyon · 6 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 5/15/15 | Rebecca Trager
    A leaked draft of a trade agreement under negotiation among 12 Pacific rim countries, including the US and Japan, contains language that could delay the entrance of generic competition for much-needed medicines and keep pharmaceutical prices high, according to the Foundation for Aids Research (amfAR), an international non-profit headquartered in New York. The organisation is lending its voice to those expressing similar concerns, like humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders. Although details of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) have been kept confidential, leaked texts of the treaty have offered some clues, such as its embrace of intellectual property protections that go...

    05/15/2015 8:12:56 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 44 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | 5/9/2015 | Geoffrey Grider
    Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind [Homosexuals], Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9,10 (KJV) Laodicean church pastor Rick Warren appeared in Congress with pop icon and outspoken homosexual Elton John on Wednesday to ask for more money for AIDS research. They were clearly having such a good time that they started holding hands as you see in the photo. Did Rick ever...
  • Clinton Foundation distributed useless drugs to AIDS patients

    04/26/2015 8:11:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    WND ^ | 4/26/15 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK While skimming tens of millions of dollars from U.N. levies imposed on airline travelers, the Clinton Foundations Clinton Health Aids Initiative worked closely with a pharmaceutical company in India to distribute drastically substandard generic antiretroviral drugs to Third World countries that had no chance of helping HIV/AIDs patients, according to a Wall Street analyst. As WND reported Wednesday, over the past six weeks, Charles Ortel shared with WND, prior to publication, the results of his six-month, in-depth investigation into what he characterizes as an elaborate scheme devised by the Clintons to enrich themselves. WND reported Thursday the...
  • Clinton Foundation distributed useless drugs to AIDS patients

    04/26/2015 6:57:53 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 35 replies
    WND ^ | April 26, 2015 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK While skimming tens of millions of dollars from U.N. levies imposed on airline travelers, the Clinton Foundations Clinton Health Aids Initiative worked closely with a pharmaceutical company in India to distribute drastically substandard generic antiretroviral drugs to Third World countries that had no chance of helping HIV/AIDs patients, according to a Wall Street analyst. As WND reported Wednesday, over the past six weeks, Charles Ortel shared with WND, prior to publication, the results of his six-month, in-depth investigation into what he characterizes as an elaborate scheme devised by the Clintons to enrich themselves. WND reported Thursday the...
  • Indiana HIV cases reach 142 in rural outbreak, more expected

    04/25/2015 6:37:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/25/15
    The number of confirmed and presumed HIV cases stemming from abuse of intravenous prescription drugs has increased to 142 in a rural part of southeastern Indiana and more cases are being identified every day, a state health official said on Friday. The HIV outbreak, the biggest in state history, is centered on Scott County near the Kentucky border and now includes at least five cases in neighboring Jackson County, officials said. "We likely haven't reached the peak of this outbreak, but we hope to soon through the continued comprehensive response made possible by the joint efforts of so many people...
  • Bill Clinton back at centre of ethics debate (Uranium, Kazakhstan, mining, profit, RATS, greed)

    01/31/2008 9:38:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies · 483+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 2/01/08 | Alex Spillius
    Bill Clinton back at centre of ethics debateBy Alex Spillius Last Updated: 3:02am GMT 01/02/2008 Bill Clinton used his influence with the president of Kazakhstan to help a business friend gain a lucrative uranium mining deal, it has been claimed. Bill Clinton: influence The report in the New York Times will raise concerns about possible conflicts of interest that the former president could face if he returns to the White House as "first gentleman" and raised the spectre of the financial scandals that dogged the Clintons in the White House. Mr Clinton has already began cutting his links to Ron...
  • DOH: 20 new HIV cases each day (homosexuals account for 79% of cases from 1984-Feb 2015)

    04/12/2015 5:46:20 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 31 replies
    Philippine Daily Inquirer ^ | 4/12/2015 | Not given
    According to the latest report by the Department of Health (DOH) last February, 20 new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are diagnosed every day. This is almost 50 percent higher from the number of cases reported daily in 2012.
  • An Old New Way To Stop AIDS

    04/02/2015 2:44:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2015 | Steve Chapman
    By signing a religious freedom bill that provoked a hail of criticism, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence did a brilliant job of diverting attention from something deserving of commendation. That same day, he took a wise step to contain an outbreak of HIV infections in southern Scott County. Since December, more than 80 new cases have been identified in the county. That's up from five in a normal year and the worst epidemic the state has ever seen. Pence was advised by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that stopping the epidemic would require opening a needle exchange --...
  • HIV-related cardiovascular diseases worry medics

    04/01/2015 7:13:57 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 10 replies
    Observer.UG ^ | 3/31/2015 | Rachael Ninsima
    There is growing concern among scientists that inflammation caused by HIV and the side effects of some antiretroviral drugs, especially protease inhibitors, are increasing cardiovascular risk among people living with HIV. This was revealed during the fifth annual East African health and scientific conference held in Kampala last week. It was held under the theme; Investing in health through strengthening regional health systems and institutions towards the prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are heart and blood-vessel-related conditions, including hypertension, stroke, heart attacks and heart failure, among others and these account for nine per cent...
  • (Atlanta) Half of newly diagnosed HIV patients have AIDS, Grady testing finds

    03/21/2015 5:24:34 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 23 replies
    Wabe.org ^ | March 20, 2015 | Lisa Hagen
    Atlanta is ranked number one among US cities when it comes to the rate of new diagnoses of HIV. Experts say that's because routine HIV testing is not offered in the places where most people get their health care. By the time patients are diagnosed in Atlanta, almost one third have advanced to clinical AIDS. Since starting a routine testing program in 2013, Grady Hospital has diagnosed an average of two or three patients with HIV every single day.
  • Pills before and after sex can help prevent HIV, study finds (Truvada?!?)

    02/24/2015 7:54:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 24, 2015 4:20 PM EST | Marilynn Marchione
    For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV infection also can help prevent it when taken before and after risky sex by gay men. The results offer hope of a more appealing way to help prevent the disease beyond taking daily pills and using condoms, although those methods are still considered best. The study, done in France and Canada, is the first to test on demand use of Truvada, a pill combining two AIDS drugs, by people planning to have risky sex. The uninfected men who took it were 86 percent less likely to...
  • How the AIDS epidemic really began

    02/22/2015 1:28:28 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 66 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/22/2015 | Stephen Lynch
    In Randy Shilts history of AIDS, And the Band Played On, he tells the story of an Air Canada steward named Gatan Dugas, who suffered from what Dugas called gay cancer and infected 40 people or more with HIV. He was, Shilts wrote, Patient Zero. Modal TriggerDugas, through his extensive travels and unrepentant, unprotected sex even after he was diagnosed, undoubtedly helped spread AIDS. But was he the man who brought the disease to America? In the new book, The Chimp and the River: How AIDS Emerged from an African Rain Forest (W.W. Norton), author David Quammen says no.
  • Cuban super-AIDS most aggressive ever studied in humans.

    02/20/2015 8:08:00 PM PST · by akalinin · 23 replies
    19.February.2015 | PAYTON GUION
    CRF-19, a fast acting HIV variant found recently in Cuba.
  • Aggressive HIV strain turns into AIDS within just 3 years say Belgian scientists

    The strain, CRF19, can transform from an infection to full-blown AIDS within just three years. That is considerably faster than the average conversion time of around 10 years - and can be so quick that a person may not even realise they are infected. Scientists were prompted to investigate amid a rising number of patients in Cuba suffering rapid progression to AIDS within three years of infection.
  • Aggressive HIV strain identified in Cuba, develops into full-blown AIDS in three years

    02/16/2015 7:04:10 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 26 replies
    News Everyday ^ | 2/15/2015 | Staff reporter
    A strain of HIV that could develop into AIDS before patients realize they are infected has been identified in Cuba. This HIV strain if not treated develops into full-blown AIDS within three years, according to a new study.
  • Aggressive new HIV strain detected in Cuba

    02/15/2015 7:30:29 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 39 replies
    upi.com ^ | Feb. 14, 2015 | Denise Royal
    A new HIV strain in some patients in Cuba appears to be much more aggressive and can develop into AIDS within three years of infection. Researchers said the progression happens so fast that treatment with antiretroviral drugs may come too late. Without treatment, HIV infection usually takes 5 to 10 years to turn into AIDS, according to Anne-Mieke Vandamme, a medical professor at Belgium's University of Leuvan. According to the study, published in the journal EBioMedicine, Vandamme was alerted to the new aggressive strain of HIV by Cuban health officials who wanted to find out what was happening.
  • Sober Scriptural Wisdom on Avoiding the Whirlwind of Lust

    01/27/2015 7:28:37 AM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-26-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Sober Scriptural Wisdom on Avoiding the Whirlwind of Lust By: Msgr. Charles PopeThere is a marvelous chapter in the Book of Proverbs that ought to be studied by every young person who must live in this lustful world. Its sets forth plainly the stance that any son or daughter of God should have regarding the lust so often celebrated by this age.Many preachers and teachers wince at the Book of Proverbs on this topic since it tends to portray seduction and lust as coming from women.However it must be recalled that Proverbs features a father speaking to his son....
  • California Trees Nailed As The Source Of Mystery Infections

    08/23/2014 6:35:35 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 38 replies
    2014 NPR ^ | August 22, 2014 3:32 PM ET | by NANCY SHUTE
    A fungus called Cryptococcus gattii can cause life-threatening infections, especially in people with compromised immune systems. One-third of AIDS-related deaths are thought to be caused by the fungus. But though people in Southern California have been getting sick from C. gatti for years, nobody knew how.... C. gattii from three trees, Canary Island pine, New Zealand pohutukawa and American sweet gum, matched almost exactly with C. gattii from infected patients. And the tree samples matched not just those from recent patients but from people who were sick 10 to 12 years ago. Thus this strain of C. gattii has been...
  • Gay Men Can Donate Blood If Abstinent for 1 Year, Says FDA in New Policy Lifting Lifetime Ban

    12/28/2014 12:32:46 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/28/2014 | BY MICHAEL GRYBOSKI
    The Food and Drug Administration has announced that it's easing restrictions on gay men donating blood, reversing a policy enacted during the outbreak of the AIDS epidemic decades earlier. In a statement released Tuesday, the FDA said easing the ban came after several years of research into the matter. "Following this review, and taking into account the recommendations of advisory committees to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the FDA, the agency will take the necessary steps to recommend a change to the blood donor deferral period for men who have sex with men from indefinite deferral...
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren blasts FDA proposal on gay sex (calls it too restrictive)

    12/24/2014 3:43:50 AM PST · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Politico ^ | December 23, 2014 | Trevor Eischen
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took to Twitter on Tuesday to criticize the FDAs proposed new policy on blood donations from gay men, saying that while the recommendation is a step forward it is still discriminatory. The liberal legislator and potential 2016 presidential candidate tweeted that the FDA must have courage to set policies based on science in order to commit to building a bigger, safer blood supply through risk-based screenings. The policy, introduced Tuesday by FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, would replace a 30-year-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men with a new rule permitting donations from men...