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  • State Medicaid rejects liver transplant for Altoona man with HIV

    11/21/2003 12:43:16 PM PST · by Willie Green · 51 replies · 431+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Friday, November 21, 2003 | Anita Srikameswaran
    <p>State Medicaid officials have refused to pay for a liver transplant for an Altoona man because he is infected with HIV, a position the man's attorneys argue is discriminatory and not based on current medical knowledge and practice.</p> <p>William Jean Gough, 46, meets the medical criteria for the procedure and his survival chances are as good as someone who isn't infected with the AIDS virus, said Hayley Gorenberg, AIDS project director at Lambda Legal in New York, which, along with the AIDS Project of Pennsylvania, is representing Gough in his appeal of the decision.</p>
  • S.F. has nation's highest syphilis rate

    11/21/2003 10:48:53 AM PST · by Pikamax · 44 replies · 878+ views
    SFGATE ^ | 11/21/03 | Sabin Russell
    <p>With a top national ranking it could surely do without, San Francisco has surpassed Detroit as the city with the highest per-capita rate of syphilis in the United States.</p> <p>Driven by an increase in new cases among gay white men, the nation's syphilis rate rose 9.1 percent in 2002, the second consecutive increase after a decade of decline that had raised hopes the sexually transmitted disease could be eliminated in the country.</p>
  • Health and Homosexuality

    08/18/2003 7:32:19 PM PDT · by Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS · 37 replies · 2,613+ views ^ | 2002-09-24 |
    Hawaii court recently ruled that same-sex couples cannot be refused marriage licenses, and last year the United States Congress passed legislation designed to give states the right to deny recognition of such "marriages" conducted in another state. Homosexual activists said years ago that this decade would indeed be the "gay" nineties, and with each passing year, homosexuality and gay rights has become more and more a part of mainstream America. Today many Americans are asking, "Is there really anything wrong with homosexuality?" However, there is a deeper question America should be asking: "Is homosexuality healthy for society?" This question has...
  • Experts Stumped on Cause of Huge Blackout

    08/15/2003 3:50:22 AM PDT · by Gabrielle Reilly · 6 replies · 158+ views
    My Way ^ | Aug 15th, 2003 | By LARRY MARGASAK
    A massive power blackout retreated stubbornly Friday as power officials struggled to understand why the historic outage spread in minutes through the northeastern United States and southern Canada. Lights flickered on and air conditioners restarted for some, but millions of others baked in stuffy rooms. In New York City, where lights began to flicker on in parts of midtown Manhattan and other boroughs and suburbs before dawn Friday, millions faced a morning rush hour without subway service and no timetable for full restoration of power. In Michigan, some customers may have to endure a weekend without electricity. Everywhere officials urged...
  • Study Reveals AIDS Virus Ravaging NC College Campuses

    08/12/2003 9:17:08 PM PDT · by scripter · 131 replies · 1,356+ views
    American Family Association ^ | August 12, 2003 | Jim Brown
    (AgapePress) - Researchers are warning of an HIV outbreak on college campuses in North Carolina. A study conducted by the University of North Carolina and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services indicates that up to 60 college students in the state may have become infected with the virus that causes AIDS. The study found that 25 male college students in a three-county region of North Carolina have been diagnosed with HIV since 2001, and nearly 90% of those students were black men whose infections resulted from homosexual sex. Lead researcher Dr. Lisa Hightow, a fellow in infectious...
  • Kinsolving: "Will Bishop-elect Robinson and his male lover be tested for HIV-AIDS?"

    08/12/2003 5:25:14 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 52 replies · 675+ views
    worldnetdaily ^ | Aug. 12, 03 | Les Kinsolving
    Will Bishop-elect Robinson and his male lover be tested for HIV-AIDS? by Les Kinsolving Along with the enormous Big Media coverage of the Episcopal House of Bishops approving the election of an active homosexual with a male lover to be bishop of New Hampshire, there was nearly eclipsed news in neighboring Massachusetts. The Associated Press reported from Boston: The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston has offered $55 million to settle more than 500 clergy sex-abuse lawsuits, documents indicate. A recent report from the state attorney general estimated that more than 1,000 children were abused over six decades. The crisis was...
  • Prime-time for 'gays'

    08/04/2003 9:50:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies · 650+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 2, 2003 | Les Kinsolving
    The New York Times' top-of-Page-1 obituary of the widely beloved Bob Hope featured a superb 1982 NBC photographic portrait that was a marvelous memorial. But just underneath this obit was another full-color photograph that made many marvel at the absolutely tasteless New York Times. Two males, in front of a third, are shown in a restaurant kissing each other on the mouth. Headlined: "Gay-themed TV gains wide audience." ABC and NBC, who with CBS used to reach more than 90 percent of all U.S. homes with TV sets, have seen that percentage shrink to the 30s. So, they are now...
  • Rise of Internet Fuels Fears of AIDS Resurgence [well, at leat they didn't blame Dubya]

    07/29/2003 7:23:31 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 15 replies · 912+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue Jul 29, '03 | Paul Simao
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - A growing number of gay and bisexual men in the United States are engaging in risky sex with partners they meet on the Internet, raising fears that the AIDS virus could be poised for a major comeback in the group hardest hit by the epidemic. Online chatrooms and Web sites are replacing gay bathhouses and sex clubs as the most popular meeting point to arrange high-risk sex, according to two new studies presented on Tuesday at the 2003 National HIV (news - web sites) Prevention Conference. The findings come amid growing evidence of an apparent resurgence of...
  • The American Journal of Public Health Highlights Risks of Homosexual Practices

    07/28/2003 6:31:45 PM PDT · by Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS · 15 replies · 1,085+ views
    National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality ^ | 17 July 2003 | A. Dean Byrd, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.P.H.
    The prestigious Journal of the American Public Health Association has devoted a substantial portion of its latest edition (AJPH -- Table of Contents (June 1 2003, 93 [6]).) to the risks associated with homosexual practices. The following statement is one of several that glare at readers from the journal's cover: "I gave my lover everything including HIV. I didn't mean to. We made a mistake. Maybe deep down we felt it would be better if we both had it..."The journal contents read like a litany of bad news, one article following another. Consider the following: Mary E. Northbridge, Ph.D., MPH,...
  • U.S. sees HIV cases rise among gay, bisexual men

    07/28/2003 10:13:28 PM PDT · by kattracks · 15 replies · 667+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 7/29/03 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    <p>The number of homosexual and bisexual men in the United States diagnosed with the AIDS virus has risen for a third year, raising concerns about a revival of the epidemic, a federal health agency said yesterday.</p> <p>According to preliminary data from 25 states, new HIV cases among men who have sex with men rose 7.1 percent between 2001 and 2002, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).</p>
  • HIV Cases Climb Among Gay, Bisexual Men in U.S.

    07/28/2003 7:52:55 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 133 replies · 995+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon, Jul 28, 2003 | Paul Simao
    The number of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with HIV (news - web sites), the virus that causes AIDS (news - web sites), climbed for the third consecutive year in the United States in 2002, fueling fears that the disease might be poised for a major comeback in this high-risk group. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (news - web sites), which reported the finding on Monday at the 2003 National HIV Prevention Conference in Atlanta, also revealed that AIDS diagnoses overall had risen 2.2 percent to 42,136 last year. "The AIDS epidemic in the United States is far...
  • CDC's HIV Prevention Plan Faces Criticism

    07/28/2003 7:09:00 AM PDT · by Brian S · 7 replies · 163+ views
    CDC's New HIV Prevention Plan Faces Mounting Criticism From AIDS Groups The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO July 28 ó Workshops on safe sex in San Francisco's Mission District. HIV-prevention skits developed by teenagers in Chicago. A ministry that counsels black women in Baltimore, where syphilis rates are shockingly high. All are among the programs that could lose funding under the new HIV prevention strategy from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which calls for increased attention to people who already carry the virus that causes AIDS. CDC officials say they intend to pay for the new initiative by diverting...
  • Anal Sex Largest Cause of HIV in Africa

    06/18/2003 1:13:11 AM PDT · by miltonim · 37 replies · 6,565+ views
    lifesite ^ | June 16, 2003
    TUEBINGEN, June 16, 2003 ( - A study by researchers at the University of Tuebingen in Germany has found that anal sex, both homosexual and heterosexual, is the second largest cause of HIV transmission in Africa. Transmission in medical settings, such as through dirty needles, is listed as the primary cause, says the study published in the current edition of The Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Aids. In a finding which has HIV/AIDS activists on edge, the researchers, say vaginal transmission of HIV is a very distant third compared to medical transmission and transmission through anal sex. The report's...
  • Syphilis Cases On The Rise In Bay Area - Dr. Klausner: 'It's Absolutely An Epidemic'

    06/17/2003 9:42:01 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 19 replies · 861+ views
    Syphilis Cases On The Rise In Bay Area Dr. Klausner: 'It's Absolutely An Epidemic' Marianne Favro POSTED: 4:35 p.m. PDT June 17, 2003 UPDATED: 5:46 p.m. PDT June 17, 2003 SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Doctors are calling it an epidemic. The number of people with syphilis in the Bay Area is skyrocketing. NBC11's Marianne Favro reported on why there has been an increase in this sexually transmitted disease. Doctors attribute the increases in syphilis patients to several factors, including more effective treatments for AIDS and the popularity of Viagra. In San Francisco, syphilis is spreading at an alarming rate....
  • Many HIV positive don't tell.

    06/02/2003 2:51:58 PM PDT · by Sonny M · 18 replies · 1,201+ views
    Web MD medical news | May 29 | Jennifer Warner
    Most HIV-positive people tell their sexual partners about their infection, but new research shows a disturbing number of people don't ask and don't tell when it comes to HIV status. The study found 13% of HIV-positive adults fail to disclose their status before engaging in unprotected vaginal or anal intercourse. Researchers say the study shows that sexual contact without disclosure of HIV status is relatively common among persons living with HIV, and the rates of non-disclosure vary greatly among different groups. For example, 42% of gay or bisexual men said they had sexual contact without disclosure, compared with 19% of...
  • Both parties seek global AIDS funds

    05/12/2002 6:59:52 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 5 replies · 340+ views
    New York Times (via San Jose Mercury News) ^ | 12 May 2002 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    <p>WASHINGTON - An unusual coalition of lawmakers is pressing President Bush to increase global spending on AIDS by hundreds of millions of dollars this year alone.</p> <p>The Bush administration has budgeted $780 million for the global AIDS fight this year. Thursday, however, Republicans in the House Appropriations Committee voted to add $200 million in global AIDS money to an emergency measure for homeland security and military spending. The White House had not asked for the money.</p>