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  • West Side Cleveland priest pleads guilty to solicitation; sentenced to early intervention program

    09/06/2014 11:29:53 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 33 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 09/05/2014 | James F McCarty
    A West Side priest pleaded guilty this morning to soliciting sex from an undercover ranger at Edgewater Park last October while failing to divulge he was carrying the AIDS virus. Under provisions of a plea bargain reached with prosecutors, the Rev. James McGonegal, 69, the former pastor of St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, will enter an early intervention program. The agreement allows McGonegal to avoid a felony conviction if he successfully completes the program. At that point, the case would be dismissed and his record expunged. He also must perform 50 hours of community service and continue out-patient treatment begun...
  • Porn filming on hold as another star test positive for HIV

    08/29/2014 5:16:38 AM PDT · by Colehill1999 · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | Christine MaDuc
    An immediate and indefinite moratorium has been placed on all porn filming after another performer may have tested positive for HIV. lRelated Porn actress' positive HIV test roils adult entertainment world L.A. Now Porn actress' positive HIV test roils adult entertainment world See all related 8 “There was a positive test at one of our testing centers. Confirmatory tests are not yet back, but we are taking every precaution to protect performers and to determine if there’s been any threat to the performer pool,” said Diane Duke, chief executive of the Free Speech Coalition, a trade association for the adult...
  • Gay Bathhouses Across US Face An Uncertain Future

    08/23/2014 6:32:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | August 23, 2014
    Gay Bathhouses Across US Face An Uncertain Future As the number of bathhouses declines, some are adding new amenities and advertising online to keep their doors open Saturday 23 August 2014 11.09 EDT In their heyday in the late 1970s, there were nearly 200 bathhouses in the US. Today, there are fewer than 70 nationwide. Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open. Some are doing aggressive online advertising and community outreach. Others tout upscale amenities like plush towels and marble baths. A bathhouse in Ohio has...
  • Gay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain future

    08/23/2014 9:34:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 23, 2014 10:33 AM EDT | Matt Hamilton
    Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open. Some are doing aggressive online advertising and community outreach. Others tout their upscale amenities like plush towels and marble baths. A bathhouse in Ohio has even added hotel rooms and a nightclub. […] In the heyday of bathhouses in the late 1970s, there were nearly 200 gay bathhouses in cities across the U.S., but by 1990, the total had dropped to approximately 90, according to Damron, the publisher of an annual gay travel guide. In the last decade, bathhouses,...
  • HIV, Circumcision & The Fight Against AIDS (video only)

    07/28/2014 10:21:49 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 8 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 7-28-2014 | SciShow
    SciShow News reports some promising new findings about the worldwide fight against HIV, including insights about how we can make the most of one of our newest weapons against HIV: circumcision.
  • HIV Diagnoses Down, Except for Young Gay Males

    07/21/2014 11:35:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    WebMD ^ | 07/21/2014 | Randy Dotinga
    A new report offers good and bad news about the AIDS epidemic in the United States: The annual diagnosis rate of HIV, the virus that causes the disease, has dropped by one-third in the general population but has climbed among young gay and bisexual males. Significantly fewer heterosexuals, drug users and women were diagnosed each year with HIV, according to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, the annual diagnosis rate more than doubled for young gay and bisexual males. The push for safer sex may be falling on deaf ears in a generation too...
  • HIV diagnosis rate falls by a third in U.S.: researchers [deceptive headline alert!]

    07/19/2014 2:55:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/19/2014
    The annual rate of diagnosis with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, fell by a third in the United States between 2002 and 2011, researchers reported on Saturday. Fewer people in all U.S. groups tested positive for human immunodeficiency virus except for gay and bisexual men ages 13 to 24 and over 45, they wrote in a special issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. "Among men who have sex with men, unprotected risk behaviors in the presence of high prevalence and unsuppressed viral load may continue to drive HIV transmission," the report said. From 2002 to 2011,...
  • WHO warns HIV 'exploding' among gay men, urges preventive drugs

    07/14/2014 6:05:55 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 33 replies
    AFP ^ | 11 July 14 | Diptendu Dutta
    HIV infections are rising among gay men in many parts of the world, the World Health Organization warned Friday, urging all men who have sex with men to take antiretroviral drugs to prevent infection. "We are seeing exploding epidemics," warned Gottfried Hirnschall, who heads WHO's HIV department. Infection rates are rising again among men who have sex with men -- the group at the epicentre of AIDS pandemic when it first emerged 33 years ago, he told reporters in Geneva. While images of skeletal men dying of AIDS in the 1980s pushed the world to act, a younger generation that...
  • Girl believed to have been cured of HIV has relapsed

    07/10/2014 8:14:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/10/2014
    A US girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for years despite stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV – and therefore is not cured. The news is a setback to hopes that very early treatment with powerful HIV drugs might reverse an infection that has seemed permanent once it takes hold. The Mississippi girl is now nearly 4. As recently as March, doctors had said that she seemed free of HIV despite not having been on Aids drugs for about two years. That was a medical first. But on Thursday, doctors said tests last...
  • Sex Crimes That Shouldn’t Be (not disclosing HIV -- NYT barf alert)

    06/02/2014 5:54:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 1, 2014 | LAURIE SHRAGE
    ... In many jurisdictions, people who know they are H.I.V.-positive are legally required to disclose this status to potential sexual partners, even when they intend to engage in relatively safe and protected sex. Why do our disclosure policies single out this group, and not, for example, people with other incurable, or possibly fatal, infectious diseases? Why do most policies demand transparency between sexual partners in regard to their H.I.V.-status, but not in regard to past behaviors that may have caused a yet undetected H.I.V. infection, such as intravenous drug use or unprotected sex with partners who do not regularly get...
  • AIDS INFECTED GAY TEACHER: Intentionally Exposes a 16yr. Old Student to AIDS

    06/01/2014 2:09:51 PM PDT · by kingattax · 36 replies
    Clash Daily/WWL ^ | 1 June 2014
    HOUMA, La. (WWL)– A Terrebonne Parish school teacher is behind bars for having sex with a student and exposing them to the AIDS virus. Terrebonne Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested Derrick Nesby, 37, Wednesday at H.L. Bourgeois High School, the school where he teaches. The 37-year-old is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old male student at the school. “We can establish the fact that there was an encounter that happened,” said Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Chief of Detectives Malcolm Wolfe. WLTX – UPDATE: Friday morning, Terrebonne Parish detectives officially charged Nesby with the additional charge of intentional exposure of the AIDS...
  • Medicine on the verge of drastically reducing and preventing HIV for the second sexual revolution

    05/26/2014 3:51:03 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 31 replies
    NextBigFuture ^ | 05/26/2014 | NextBigFuture
    Federal health officials recommended two weeks ago that hundreds of thousands of Americans at risk for AIDS take a daily pill that has been shown to prevent infection with the virus that causes it. If broadly followed, the advice could transform AIDS prevention in the United States — from reliance on condoms, which are effective but unpopular with many men, to a regimen that relies on an antiretroviral drug. . . . . . The first is psychological. Doctors and policy makers need to admit that 30 years of the ABC mantra — abstain, be faithful, use condoms — has...
  • Ready for H.I.V.'s Sexual Revolution? (Truvada to encourage more sodomy)

    05/23/2014 9:27:40 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 23, 2014 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    Pretend it’s 1960, and the Food and Drug Administration has just done something startling. It has taken a drug it had previously approved for infertility — brand name Enovid — and approved it for the opposite use: birth control. That pill — soon simply the Pill — triggered the sexual revolution. But not overnight. Doctors at first resisted giving it to unmarried women. Women were shy about carrying evidence that they actually planned to have sex. Feminists like Margaret Sanger and Katharine D. McCormick braved vilification to champion it. Madison Avenue chimed in: Ads featured Andromeda, the princess of Greek...
  • Really Now? The Medical SCAM Of The Day

    05/16/2014 8:50:48 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 11 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 05/15/2014 | Karl Denniger
    Federal health officials recommended Wednesday that hundreds of thousands of Americans at risk for AIDS take a daily pill that has been shown to prevent infection with the virus that causes it. If broadly followed, the advice could transform AIDS prevention in the United States — from reliance on condoms, which are effective but unpopular with many men, to a regimen that relies on an antiretroviral drug. It would mean a 50-fold increase in the number of prescriptions for the drug, Truvada — to 500,000 a year from fewer than 10,000. The drug costs $13,000 a year, and most insurers...
  • Advocating Pill, U.S. Signals Shift to Prevent AIDS

    05/15/2014 10:28:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 14, 2014 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    Federal health officials recommended Wednesday that hundreds of thousands of Americans at risk for AIDS take a daily pill that has been shown to prevent infection with the virus that causes it. If broadly followed, the advice could transform AIDS prevention in the United States — from reliance on condoms, which are effective but unpopular with many men, to a regimen that relies on an antiretroviral drug. It would mean a 50-fold increase in the number of prescriptions for the drug, Truvada — to 500,000 a year from fewer than 10,000. The drug costs $13,000 a year, and most insurers...
  • Soy Sauce Ingredient Found to Fight HIV

    05/13/2014 2:58:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Weekly ^ | Tue, May 13, 2014 | Samantha Bonar
    A compound found in soy sauce may be more potent than the current top antiviral therapy in fighting HIV, University of Missouri researchers have found. Seventy times stronger, in fact. The molecule was accidentally discovered by a Japanese soy sauce company in 2001 while trying to enhance the flavor of its product. The soy sauce molecule they isolated, EFdA, turns out to be part of the family of compounds called nucleoside analogues, which are very similar to existing drugs for the treatment of HIV and other viruses. EFdA samples were sent for further testing, which confirmed EFdA's potential usefulness against...
  • Woman Says Letter Warned Magic Johnson Told He Had Aids Virus Two Months Before Doctor Knew

    04/29/2014 6:43:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel ^ | November 1992 | Frank Deford
    Last year, Magic Johnson found out that he had the virus that causes AIDS in his body... ...hounded by a new wave of rumors that he must be bisexual, fearing the rejection of NBA players and aware that a $2 million lawsuit from a onetime lover that accuses him of giving her HIV was sure to burst public, Johnson last week rescinded his decision to return to the Los Angeles Lakers.... Of all the turmoil that drove Johnson back out of basketball, it is the grievous lawsuit in Michigan filed by a woman called only Jane Doe that threatens most...
  • AIDS Patients Flock to Obamacare

    04/09/2014 7:16:47 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 42 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 · 31 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...