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  • NIH recognizes LGBTQ community as 'health disparity population'

    10/07/2016 12:31:30 PM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Oct. 7, 2016 | Noel Gutierrez-Morfin
    In an effort to begin the process of rectifying health-related issues that disproportionately affect the LGBTQ community, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced on Thursday they will formally designate "sexual and gender minorities (SGMs) as a health disparity population for NIH research." "Mounting evidence indicates that SGM populations have less access to health care and higher burdens of certain diseases, such as depression, cancer, and HIV/AIDS. But the extent and causes of health disparities are not fully understood, and research on how to close these gaps is lacking," Eliseo Pérez-Stable M.D., director of the National Institute on Minority Health...
  • Eric Leonardos reveals HIV-positive status to Robert Sepulveda Jr on Logo's Finding Prince Charming

    10/07/2016 10:38:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 7, 2016 | Staff
    Robert Sepúlveda Jr embraced one of his suitors on Wednesday's episode of Finding Prince Charming after he confessed to being HIV-positive. The all-gay dating show featured the six remaining contestants hosting a masquerade party where they were asked to reveal a secret. Eric Leonardos, a 35-year-old celebrity hairstylist based in Los Angeles, was last to remove his mask, taking a deep breath and closing his eyes before making his confession.
  • Uganda Crowns Mr. And Miss HIV Positive [No, not semi-satire]

    10/04/2016 9:46:45 AM PDT · by fwdude · 19 replies
    NPR ^ | September 29, 2016 | Nurith Aizenman
    It had all the trappings of a typical beauty contest: Contestants in evening gowns strutting before the judges, a talent portion, and of course, a sparkly tiara for the winning lady. But the third annual Y+ Beauty pageant held in Kampala, Uganda, this past weekend also had some unusual features. All of the more than 150 competitors were HIV positive — the Y+ stands for "young person living with HIV/AIDS."
  • Shocking claim – DC Call Girl Says Bill Clinton Gave Her AIDS, Believes Hillary Has it As Well

    09/27/2016 12:32:11 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 147 replies
    Truthfeed.com ^ | Sept. 27, 2016
    Hillary Clinton is HIV positive, according to a shock claim by a Washington D.C. call-girl who says she was diagnosed with the virus after a pay for play fling with former President Bill Clinton in April of last year. “Bill Clinton visited me one night when he was in town, and he left me with more than a cash payment,” said Mandy Cloud, the pseudonym the former D.C. call-girl chose for her book set to be published next month. Cloud says she worked as a high-end call-girl in the world’s most powerful city for 14 years, and claims she went...
  • Bomb-making factory found in Brooklyn apartment of Columbia professor

    Police stumbled upon a bomb-making factory Sunday in the home of a Columbia professor who specializes in the spread of infectious disease - and are investigating whether he and his roommate have terror ties. Cops evacuated the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood around the Remsen St. home of Michael Clatts, a medical anthropologist, after finding seven pipe bombs fitted with fuses in his flat, police sources said. The frightening cache was discovered almost by accident - Ivaylo Ivanov, the man living with Clatts, accidentally shot off the tip of his left index finger and sought police help in the street about 1:15...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Clinton Foundation AIDS Program Distributed ‘Watered-Down’ Drugs To Third World Countries

    09/20/2016 10:06:06 AM PDT · by blueyon · 76 replies
    DailyCaller.com ^ | 9/20/16 | Richard Pollock
    Former President Bill Clinton and his Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) distributed “watered-down” HIV/AIDs drugs to patients in sub-Saharan Africa, and “likely increased” the risks of morbidity and mortality, according to a draft congressional report obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The congressional report, titled,“The Clinton Foundation and The India Success Story,” was initiated by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican and vice-chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The CHAI program to help AIDS victims is considered one of the Clinton Foundation’s most important contributions and is probably its best known initiative.
  • Trudeau, Gates raise billions for AIDS, TB and malaria fight

    09/17/2016 5:23:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 17, 2016 4:02 PM EDT | Rob Gillies
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that a record $12.9 billion has been raised for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next three years. Trudeau made the announcement on the second and final day of an international donors’ meeting as Microsoft founder Bill Gates, U2 frontman Bono, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and others gathered in Montréal to determine how to replenish the major global health fund that combats AIDS and two of the world’s other leading killers in low-income countries. …
  • South Africa to give free HIV treatment to all infected

    09/01/2016 6:53:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 1, 2016 9:40 AM EDT
    South Africa said Thursday it will now provide free treatment to all people infected with HIV, regardless of the condition of their immune system. The country leads the world in infections. Before the announcement by the country’s health department, people were eligible for free treatment based on a certain measure of their white blood cells, which fight infection. […] The change is based on World Health Organization guidelines adopted in late 2015 after it was found that treating those with HIV as early as possible improves their health and prolongs their life. …
  • Gay men are 2% of population but 55% of AIDS cases: CDC

    08/24/2016 5:47:35 AM PDT · by massmike · 39 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 08/24/2016 | Ben Johnson
    Although homosexual men are a tiny sliver of the U.S. population, they account for the majority of all Americans living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced. Men who have sex with men (MSM) are two percent of the population but make up 55 percent of people who were HIV-positive in 2013, according to a CDC fact sheet released last Wednesday. More than nine out of 10 new HIV diagnoses (92 percent) come from young gay and bisexual MSM, ages 13 to 24. If these trends continue, one of every...
  • Meet Hari Nef: actor, model – and Elle’s first transgender cover girl in UK

    07/31/2016 11:23:39 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 75 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 7/30/2016 | Sarah Hughes
    When they decided to print special collectors’ covers for the magazine’s September issue, all about “icons of change”, the publishers of Elle knew immediately who the stars should be: the actors Kristen Stewart and Amandla Stenberg, both of whom have made headlines for their refusal to conform to traditional notions of sexuality; the singer Zayn Malik, who walked away from One Direction, the biggest pop band in the world, at the height of its fame; and the transgender model Hari Nef. Nef’s cover is arguably the most radical of the four. It marks the first time a transgender woman has...
  • U.S. opens door to a change in blood donation policy for gay men

    07/26/2016 8:08:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 63 replies
    reuters ^ | July 26, 2016 | TONI CLARKE
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened the door on Tuesday to a change in its blood donor deferral recommendations, which currently prohibit donations from gay men for a year following their last sexual encounter in order to reduce the risk of transmitting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In December the FDA overturned a 30-year ban on all blood donations from men who have sex with men, saying the change was based on science showing an indefinite ban was not necessary to prevent transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus. The FDA is now signaling it may go further. Gay...
  • Researchers Try Grindr App to Give Out H.I.V. Self-Testing Kits

    07/11/2016 2:44:41 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 1 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 11, 2016 | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    Grindr, the gay dating app, is an effective way to get gay black and Hispanic men to try home H.I.V. self-testing kits, according to a recent study. The small study was confined to Los Angeles, and fewer than 400 test kits were distributed, but the idea has broader potential. Grindr is used by at least five million men in 192 countries, according to its developer. In the United States, young gay black and Hispanic men are the groups most likely to be infected with H.I.V. and the least likely to be tested for it, because they often lack health insurance...
  • Homosexuality Is a Danger to Human Health

    07/01/2016 9:17:33 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    afa.net ^ | June 29, 2016 | Bryan Fischer
    Although there are many reasons to oppose the normalization of homosexuality, this reason alone would be enough: it represents an enormous risk to human health. According to a recent and extensive survey, homosexuals have "excess health problems" compared to sexually normal people. They suffer disproportionately from "impaired physical and mental health, heavy alcohol consumption, and heavy cigarette use." The National Health Interview Survey, which has been conducted since 1957, included a question about sexual preference for the first time in 2013 and 2014. The results are astounding and alarming for anyone who cares about people who are trapped in a...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Slush funds to pay 'personal consultant' Huma Abedin, a $34,000 a night ... (tr)

    06/29/2016 8:25:24 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 48 replies
    The Clinton Foundation is 'a vast, criminal conspiracy' and 'a slush fund for grifters' with thousands of honest people who are victims after contributing their hard-earned money to what they believed would be used for philanthropic causes. In truth, the money that was donated to help earthquake victims in India and Haiti and HIV/AIDs sufferers in the Third World has mostly enriched the Clintons and their friends through scams spanning the globe, claims author Jerome Corsi in his book, Partners in Crime: The Clintons' Scheme to Monetize the White House for Personal Profit, which will be published in August. Driven...
  • It’s 2016. And gay men still can’t donate blood

    06/28/2016 6:39:16 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 75 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (Australia) ^ | 6/24/16 | Seb Starcevic
    ...Under current laws in the US — which are mirrored here in Australia and other parts of the Western world — gay men are unable to open a vein if they’ve had sexual intercourse in the past 12 months. These restrictions sprung up during the AIDS panic in an era of widespread homophobia, where pastors and pundits publicly proclaimed that HIV was a divine plague on homosexuals. Right now, there are less than 30,000 cases of HIV in Australia. Sounds low? That’s because it is — among the lowest rate in the world, in fact. About two-thirds of these carriers...
  • Cop says first responders surrounded bathroom where Mateen was holed up, but told to wait

    06/22/2016 4:02:14 PM PDT · by Uncle Sam 911 · 36 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/22/16 | unknown
    A Florida police officer said Tuesday that he and a group of five of six other officers surrounded the bathroom where Omar Mateen was holed up, but were told to wait until a SWAT team arrived. Belle Isle, Fla. Police Officer Brandon Cornwell, 25, told The Washington Post that he and the officers entered Pulse Orlando as bullets flew and clubgoers screamed. He said his group aimed their rifles and waited about “15 or 20 minutes” because they were told not to engage the bathroom area. Cornwell said he never even saw Mateen. Federal authorities said Monday that police “engaged...
  • Man claims he was Orlando killer's gay lover [title shortened]

    06/22/2016 12:53:49 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 32 replies
    Univision written art ^ | 21 June 2016 | Univision
    English title: Orlando massacre was "revenge," not terrorism, says man who claims he was gunman's lover Mateen was "very sweet" and liked to be "cuddled," the man told Univision. But he was upset about the way gay men responded to him. Omar Mateen, the Muslim gunman who committed the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, was "100 percent" gay and bore a grudge against Latino men because he felt used by them, according to a man who says he was his lover for two months. “I’ve cried like you have no idea. But the thing that makes me want to tell...
  • Some Blame Guns, Republicans over Islam for Orlando Attack

    06/20/2016 3:48:07 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 23 replies
    Risk and Reward with Deidre Bolton ^ | June 20, 2016 | Ami Horowitz
    Another video showing how shockingly mentally disconnected the PC Liberal/Progressive mind is. The maker of this video is Ami Horowitz. I never heard of him but his video is stunning. His video is three days old but was on FBN today.
  • Exclusive: Orlando Terrorist Signed Over Home To Brother-in-Law Just Before Attacks

    06/17/2016 8:09:00 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 55 replies
    Counter Jihad ^ | June 17, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    Several weeks before he massacred 49 at an Orlando gay nightclub, Muslim terrorist Omar Seddique Mateen transferred over his interest in his Florida home to his older sister and Afghan brother-in-law, property records show — an indication the family possibly had some knowledge of his martyrdom plans. Authorities say the fatally shot Mateen clearly was prepared to die in a gun battle with police during the June 12 attack, the deadliest act of terrorism on U.S. soil since 9/11. On April 5, Mateen “quit-claimed” the deed on his Port St. Lucie, Fla., house, signing it over to his sister, Sabrina...
  • Woman hits boyfriend with car after learning he has HIV

    06/15/2016 7:05:45 PM PDT · by Enchante · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 15, 2016 | David K. Li
    An Arizona woman slammed her car into her boyfriend after finding out he was HIV-positive, according to a report. Startling surveillance video shows Misty Lee Wilke’s boyfriend riding on a bicycle when a red Ford Mustang comes out of nowhere and hits him, sending him over the top of the car and to the ground. Wilke, 44, told cops she “recently become involved in a sexual relationship” with the man, and that the two argued after she learned of his HIV status, according to The Smoking Gun.