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  • UNAIDS plagued by 'failed' leadership: expert report

    12/07/2018 7:23:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai
    UNAIDS, under fire over a mishandled sexual assault investigation, suffers from “a broken organizational culture,” where leaders fail “to accept responsibility” and fear among staff is rampant, an expert report said Friday. The Independent Expert Report was created by UNAIDS’ oversight body following a public uproar triggered by the agency’s handling of sexual assault allegations against former deputy executive director Luiz Loures. The findings, based on dozens of interviews and hundreds of staff surveys, said the agency tasked with coordinating the global response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic is led by a secretariat engulfed in “a crisis which threatens its vital...
  • ‘He Did Not Lead on AIDS’: With Bush, Activists See a Mixed Legacy (NYT alert)

    12/04/2018 11:09:12 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 3, 2018 | Liam Stack
    Mr. Bush, who died Friday at 94, took two significant steps to address the epidemic, which had killed roughly 59,000 Americans by the end of 1989: He signed the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which forbade discrimination against people living with the disease, and the Ryan White Care Act, which remains the largest federally funded program for H.I.V./AIDS patients. ... In 1991, Mr. Bush counseled “behavioral change” as a way to fight H.I.V. and described AIDS as “a disease where you can control its spread by your own personal behavior.” Many gay activists took it as a slight that...
  • Young polyamorous woman who dates as many as SIX people at once offers a glimpse into her [tr]

    11/16/2018 3:03:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 84 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 15, 2018 | Cindy Tran
    Gone are the days when intimate relationships were shared between two people. And an Australian woman, who identifies herself as polyamorous, has opened up about how she embraces sexual relationships with multiple people. Penny has been in polyamorous relationships for five years - a lifestyle where she enjoys spending time with more than one person on an emotional level. Like any monogamous relationship, the woman goes out with the man or woman she 'loves' on romantic dates, cuddles up with them on the couch and has sex with them.
  • Pelosi: ‘San Francisco Values, That’s What We’re About’

    11/04/2018 6:27:30 PM PST · by blam · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11-4-2018 | Pam Key
    Saturday while speaking to campaign volunteers in California, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said “San Francisco values” were what Democratic Party is about. Pelosi said, “I don’t mind when they say things about me like I’m a liberal. I like that.” She continued, “But when they say San Francisco liberal, as if to make it sound like it’s something negative, them’s fightin’ words. Don’t attack my city. Don’t attack my city. But, San Francisco values, that’s what we’re about. The city of Saint Francis, the city whose anthem is the song of Saint Francis, make us an instrument of...
  • Despite another failure, experts say HIV prevention drug PrEP is still effective

    10/19/2018 1:25:24 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 15, 2018 | Tim Fitzsimons
    Earlier this month, health officials reported the sixth confirmed failure of PrEP globally. The latest instance involved a San Francisco man who was consistently taking the HIV-prevention medicine during the time he contracted the virus. PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, involves taking a Truvada pill once daily to stop HIV infection, and it is estimated to be nearly 100 percent effective. Despite these six failures since Truvada was first approved as an HIV-prevention medication back in 2012, Dr. Stephanie Cohen, the medical director at the San Francisco City Clinic, said — unequivocally — that PreP is working as expected. "Nothing is...
  • Protesters Interrupt Bill Clinton Speech, Demanding Decriminalization of Sex Workers Worldwide

    07/27/2018 3:47:29 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    NTK Network ^ | 7/27/2018 | Staff
    Former President Bill Clinton was interrupted by protesters demanding the decriminalization of sex workers worldwide on Friday, while he was giving the closing speech at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam. Clinton had just begun addressing the crowd when the protestors began chatting and blowing whistles. “President Clinton, we demand for decriminalization of sex work worldwide and in the United States,” one protester shouted at Clinton. Another protestor shouted at Clinton, “we know you support sex workers, please help us!” Clinton remained silent on stage while the protestors shouted their demands at him. Once they concluded, he commended the conference...
  • The End of Safe Gay Sex?

    06/26/2018 4:35:11 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | Patrick William Kelly | Patrick William Kelly
    June is Pride Month, a ripe time to reflect on one of the most startling facts about our sexual culture today: Condom use is all but disappearing among large numbers of gay men. Many rightly attribute the condom’s decline to the rise of PrEP — an acronym for pre-exposure prophylaxis, a two-drug cocktail that inoculates a person from contracting H.I.V. But another crucial component is the fading memory of the AIDS crisis that once defined what it meant to be gay. After tracking the sexual practices of 17,000 gay and bisexual Australian men from 2014 to 2017, a team of...
  • Austin signs international commitment to end AIDS epidemic by 2030

    An international agreement Mayor Steve Adler and Judge Sarah Eckhardt signed Wednesday is giving renewed hope to people living with HIV and AIDS. Austin is now the second Texas city, after San Antonio, to get on board the Fast Track Cities initiative, which is committing to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. "Zero new AIDS cases. Zero new HIV infections. Zero HIV related deaths by 2030," explained Dr. Phil Huang, medical director and health authority at the Austin Public Health Department. According to the city, in 2016 there were 4,716 Austin/Travis County residents living with HIV infection. An additional 987...
  • As an H.I.V. Prevention Drug Surged in Australia, Condom Use Fell

    06/11/2018 7:24:40 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 11, 2018 | Emily Baumgaertner
    The rollout of a drug that prevents H.I.V. infection was followed by a reduction in condom use among gay and bisexual men in Australia, according to a study published in the journal Lancet H.I.V. But so effective was the drug that H.I.V. infection rates in the study region declined anyway, the researchers concluded. During the rapid distribution of a drug that prevents infection — a strategy called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP — among gay and bisexual men in Australia, researchers found that unprotected sex increased even among those not on PrEP, suggesting that perceptions of risk had declined in communities...
  • CrossFit Just Fired Its Spokesperson Who Said LGBT Pride Is A “Sin”

    06/06/2018 7:39:26 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 76 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | 06 06 2018 | Stephanie M. Lee
    <p>“He needs to take a big dose of ‘shut the f*ck up' and hide out for a while. It’s sad,” CrossFit’s CEO Greg Glassman told BuzzFeed News.</p> <p>A high-ranking CrossFit employee was fired after tweeting his support for a CrossFit gym’s cancellation of a Pride event, citing his belief that celebrating LGBT pride is a “sin.”</p>
  • Kent State gun girl challenges Hogg to arm wrestling contest for gun rights (Trunc)

    06/04/2018 5:27:21 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 92 replies
    https://www.bizpacreview.com ^ | June 4, 2018 | Tom Tillison
    With Parkland high school graduate David Hogg expected to announce a 60-day, 20-state, 75-stop summer bus tour Monday to push for more stringent gun control laws and to register young people to vote, the 18-year-old found himself facing another daunting challenge that could break the internet if he accepts. Kaitlin Bennett, the Kent State grad who took the internet by storm recently when she posed on campus with an AR-10 strapped across her back, took to social media to challenge Hogg to an arm wrestling contest. (snip) “I have a challenge for you @davidhogg111. Let’s arm wrestle. If I win,...
  • ABC Correspondent is HIV Positive, Says Peers Warned: ‘Don’t, It’ll Ruin You’

    03/25/2018 8:24:05 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 69 replies
    The Wrap.com ^ | 3/25/2018 | Matt Donnelly
    Karl Schmid, an on-camera reporter for ABC’s Los Angeles affiliate, came out as HIV positive on Friday night in a powerful Facebook post about stigma and acceptance. The 37-year-old Australian import covers human interest stories and Hollywood on ABC7, reporting from events like the Academy Awards and the annual Vanity Fair Oscar party. After a decade living with HIV, Schmid said he came forward despite numerous industry peers urging him to stay quiet. “For 10 years I’ve struggled with ‘do I or don’t I?’ For ten years the stigma and industry professionals have said, ‘don’t! It’ll ruin you,”’ wrote Schmid....
  • HIV Becoming Resistant to Key Drug, Study Finds

    03/18/2018 8:05:06 PM PDT · by fwdude · 30 replies
    BBC News ^ | 28 February 2016 | Dominic Howell
    Strains of HIV are becoming resistant to an antiretroviral drug commonly used to prevent and fight the virus, research has suggested. HIV was resistant to the drug Tenofovir in 60% of selected cases in some African countries, according to the study, which covered a 17-year period. The research, led by University College London, looked at 1,920 HIV patients worldwide who had treatment failure. Lead author Dr Ravi Gupta said the results were "extremely concerning".
  • FBI’s Aussie Trump-Russia Tipster Linked to Firm U.S. Intel Chiefs Have Distrusted for Years

    03/07/2018 2:00:36 PM PST · by detective · 8 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 06 Mar 2018
    Alexander Downer — the Australian diplomat whose tip to the FBI about a London pub conversation led to the massive probe of allegations of collusions between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia — is himself closely tied to a Chinese firm experts say is deeply involved in espionage against America. Just last month, all six top U.S. intelligence bosses warned Americans against using digital telecommunications equipment produced by Chinese smartphone producer Huawei.
  • Researchers confirming AIDS passed to humans from chimps in Central Africa So Much For Bill Cosby

    01/17/2002 12:38:00 PM PST · by Outraged At FLA · 103 replies · 412+ views
    MSNBC ^ | MSNBC
    Here is some of what is posted on the page: Jan. 17 — The chimpanzee version of the AIDS virus appears to be extremely rare in wild chimps, which suggests the apes evolved a way to deal with the killer virus generations ago, researchers said on Thursday. The study also confirmed earlier theories that AIDS passed to humans from chimps in Central Africa, they said SCIENTISTS HAVE long known nonhuman primates carry their own version of the AIDS virus. But so far, it has been found only in captive chimpanzees. No one knows how prevalent or geographically or genetically diverse ...
  • AIDS denialists ‘clearly ahead’ as Russian govt struggles with HIV epidemic

    01/10/2018 2:18:38 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    The number of new HIV/AIDS cases is on the rise in Russia, with less than half of the 900,000 HIV-positive people receiving treatment. The movement denying the deadly disease’s very existence is gathering pace too. Although the number of newly-diagnosed and AIDS-related deaths continue shrinking worldwide, the opposite is happening in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, with Russia accounting for almost two thirds of new contractions in the region. "For quite a long while, for five years, not nearly enough attention has been paid to the HIV/AIDS issue. There has not been enough funding,” director of the Federal HIV Research...
  • Fury as the Trump administration fires ALL 16 members of the president's AIDS advisory council by…

    12/30/2017 8:18:03 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 82 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 12:42 EST, 30 December 2017 | Ariel Zilber
    The Trump administration fired the remaining 16 members of the top White House advisory board on HIV and AIDS-related issues, it was reported on Thursday. The firings were announced in separate letters mailed to the council members by FedEx earlier this week. The fired members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS were all appointed to their posts during the Obama administration, according to The Washington Blade. PACHA ‘provides advice, information, and recommendations to the [Health and Human Services] Secretary regarding programs, policies, and research to promote effective treatment, prevention, and cure of HIV disease and AIDS,’ according to its...
  • Trump Fires HIV/AIDS Council In Its Entirety By FEDEX Letter, Report Claims

    12/29/2017 9:07:52 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 122 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Dec 29, 2017 | Callum Paton
    President Donald Trump fired the remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) Wednesday, reportedly informing them without explanation with a letter delivered by FedEx. The mass dismissal of the advisers marked another nadir in the administration’s dealing with the council. In June, six members resigned from PACHA writing in an open letter, published in Newsweek, saying the Trump White House was pushing for legislation that would harm people living with HIV. Scott A. Schoettes, a Chicago-based HIV/AIDS activist and one of the members of the advisory panel who resigned over the summer, tweeted yesterday that the remaining...
  • STOKING FEARS, TRUMP DEFIED BUREAUCRACY TO ADVANCE IMMIGRATION AGENDA ()

    12/23/2017 3:28:34 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 2017-12-23 | Michael D. Shear and Julie Hirschfield Davis
    WASHINGTON — Late to his own meeting and waving a sheet of numbers, President Trump stormed into the Oval Office one day in June, plainly enraged.Five months before, Mr. Trump had dispatched federal officers to the nation’s airports to stop travelers from several Muslim countries from entering the United States in a dramatic demonstration of how he would deliver on his campaign promise to fortify the nation’s borders.But so many foreigners had flooded into the country since January, he vented to his national security team, that it was making a mockery of his pledge. Friends were calling to say he...
  • ..Trump reportedly says all Haitians have AIDS, Nigerians own huts at immigration meeting

    12/23/2017 2:53:53 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 68 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | 12/23/17 | Denis Slattery
    Enraged President Trump reportedly says all Haitians have AIDS, Nigerians own huts at immigration meeting President Trump exploded with vitriolic and racist comments — saying all Haitians have AIDS and mocking Nigerians — during a heated White House meeting about immigration, according to a report on Saturday. Trump grumbled as he entered the Oval Office, dressing down his national security team and railing against the number of immigrants who had entered the country since he took office. He said he looked like a fool as the number climbed and he failed to make good on his promise to curtail the...