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  • 82 lawmakers ask for end to ban on gay men donating blood

    08/05/2013 12:45:42 PM PDT · by fwdude · 145 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/13 | Ramsey Cox
    More than 80 lawmakers have called on the Obama administration to allow gay men to donate blood. The lawmakers say the administration should change what they say is an "outdated" policy. Eighty-two lawmakers in the House and Senate signed on to the letter, including Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Enzi was the only Republican to sign the letter. They said Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius should re-evaluate blood donation criteria that ban gay men from donating blood for life.
  • CDC: Homosexual men account for 61% of new HIV infections but only 2% of population

    08/19/2011 12:24:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 77 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 18, 2011 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has estimated that homosexual men account for 61% of the new HIV infections in the United States while they only amount to about 2% of the country’s population. Earlier this month, the CDC released estimates for HIV infections from 2006-2009 showing that new infections remained stable at around 50,000 for each of the four years. Homosexual men accounted for 29,300 of the estimated 48,100 new infections in 2009, and homosexual men aged 13 to 29 accounted for 27% of the new cases. The only group in which...
  • Governor Brown Signs Legislation - SB 48 - homosexual-bisexual-transsexual "role models"

    07/14/2011 12:17:37 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 103 replies · 1+ views
    Perverts ^ | 14 July 2011 | Governor Jerry Brown; Senator Mark Leno
    7-14-2011 SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bill: • SB 48 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Pupil instruction: prohibition of discriminatory content.
  • AIDS: Thirty Years Later

    07/10/2011 4:27:43 PM PDT · by fwdude · 44 replies
    AARP The Magazine ^ | July/August 2011 | Michael Anft
    It announced itself among the young. Five otherwise healthy men in Los Angeles had been stricken by a rare, debilitating form of pneumonia. Baffled doctors reported the news in June of 1981, and, soon after, other scientists revealed a medical mystery of their own: young men with a skin cancer usually found among the elderly. Within 18 months, the federal government linked the afflictions to a new disease that it named "acquired immune deficiency syndrome," or AIDS. By 1983, when scientists isolated the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as the cause, 1,300 Americans had died — most of them under 40....
  • Study: 1 in 5 urban gay and bisexual men got HIV

    09/23/2010 9:57:06 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 101 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 23, 2010 | MIKE STOBBE
    ATLANTA (AP) -- A government study found one in five sexually active gay and bisexual men is infected with HIV, and nearly half of those infected don't know they have the disease. The study is considered the largest to look at urban gay and bisexual men at high risk for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
  • Obama urges all Americans to get tested for AIDS/HIV

    06/25/2010 4:55:24 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 163 replies · 1+ views
    Obama urges all Americans to get tested for AIDS/HIV By Michael O'Brien - 06/25/10 03:24 PM ET President Barack Obama urged all Americans on Friday to be tested for HIV. Obama released a statement this afternoon marking National HIV Testing Day on Sunday, and encouraged people to get tested to learn their HIV status, the virus that contributes to AIDS. "As we mark this day, I would like to renew my call for all Americans to help reduce the risk of infection by getting tested for HIV and learning their HIV status," Obama said in a statement. "And research shows...
  • Does HIV mean certain death? (AIDS and Global Warming have one thing in common: HARD-LEFT POLITICS!)

    10/28/2009 8:32:21 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 105 replies · 4,090+ views
    The Spectator ^ | October 24, 2009 | Neville Hodgkinson
    Does HIV mean certain death? In the quarter century since the world was introduced to the idea that a new sexually transmitted virus was the cause of Aids, HIV has been generally regarded as one of the biggest killers of our time. HIV/Aids has not been the mass disease in Britain that people were led to believe in the 1980s, but the death toll from immune deficiency diseases ascribed to HIV in Africa has been staggering. The scale of death there is an ongoing tragedy that tests the moral resolve of the rich world. How much do we care? Enough...
  • Let’s Put Health Care Rationing On the Table: Don’t Treat AIDS

    08/19/2009 10:46:12 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 25 replies · 1,731+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 8/18/09 | Bill Levinson
    Rationing and triage (in which only people to whom immediate medical treatment means a life or death difference receive it) apply in disaster and battlefield situations in which there are simply not enough resources for everybody. We state up front that we do not believe that the American medical system is anywhere near this point, especially because 30 to 60 cents of every health care dollar are squandered on waste and inefficiency. These include administrative costs, inefficiencies such as doctors and nurses having to walk or wait to get or record information, and easily preventable medical mistakes such as medication...
  • Official Cites Value of Cyberspace to Warfighting Operations

    04/08/2009 6:19:00 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 227+ views
    AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE ^ | April 8, 2009 | Gerry J. Gilmore
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=53850 Official Cites Value of Cyberspace to Warfighting Operations By Gerry J. Gilmore American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, April 8, 2009 – Maintaining and protecting the U.S. military’s worldwide computer network is a vital component of national security, a senior official said here today. “For the United States military, cyberspace is a warfighting domain and it is critical to our operations,” Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters. “And so, we do have to aggressively protect our networks and our ability to work in cyberspace.” It also is important, Whitman said, that the Defense...
  • Electricity Grid in U.S. Penetrated by Spies

    04/07/2009 7:38:04 PM PDT · by Snoopers-868th · 173 replies · 6,558+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 8, 2009 | SIOBHAN GORMAN
    WASHINGTON -- Cyberspies have penetrated the U.S. electrical grid and left behind software programs that could be used to disrupt the system, according to current and former national-security officials. The spies came from China, Russia and other countries, these officials said, and were believed to be on a mission to navigate the U.S. electrical system and its controls. The intruders haven't sought to damage the power grid or other key infrastructure, but officials warned they could try during a crisis or war.
  • Smart-grid hackers could cause blackouts

    03/22/2009 5:53:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies · 805+ views
    cnet ^ | March 21, 2009 12:03 PM PDT | Zoë Slocum
    Deployments of smart grids should be slowed until security vulnerabilities are addressed, according to some cybersecurity experts, citing tests showing that a hacker can cause a major blackout after breaking into a smart-grid system. The idea behind smart grids, a burgeoning energy sector in which even Google is playing a role, is that automated meters and two-way power consumption data can be used to improve the efficiency and reliability of an electrical system's power distribution. A washing machine in a household hooked up to a smart meter, for instance, could be set up to run only at lower-cost, off-peak hours,...
  • Detailed Study on Spread of H.I.V. in U.S.

    09/11/2008 8:01:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 400+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 12, 2008 | GARDINER HARRIS
    An unusually detailed study of people newly infected with H.I.V. in the United States has confirmed that the majority of new cases occur among gay and bisexual men and that blacks are most at risk. But the data show that whites and blacks tend to be infected at different times in their lives with the virus that causes AIDS. Most new infections of white gay and bisexual men occur when the men are in their 30s and 40s, the study found, while black gay and bisexual men are more likely to be infected in their teens and 20s. The results...
  • Throwing money at HIV has left many men at grave risk (solution: give gay lobby more money)

    08/11/2008 9:19:13 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 30 replies · 380+ views
    Canberra Times ^ | August 6, 2008
    Throwing money at HIV has left many men at grave risk August 6, 2008 AS GOVERNMENTS around the world directed billions of dollars at programs that aimed to prevent HIV among general populations, a giant wave of infections moved like a tsunami through communities of gay men in Asia, Africa and Latin America, new figures show. Men who have sex with men are now nearly 20 times more likely to be infected with HIV than the general population, yet they often receive as little as 1 per cent of global funding...
  • Root cause of AIDS being ignored, says activist

    08/07/2008 12:26:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies · 192+ views
    onenewsnow.com ^ | Aug. 7, 2008 | Jim Brown
    Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality is calling on church and political leaders to confront the unhealthy lifestyle choices contributing to the majority of the country's HIV infections. The 17th International AIDS Conference will wrap up in Mexico City on Friday (August 8). In attendance is California mega-church pastor Rick Warren who says HIV-AIDS is a "global pandemic" that the church can help solve by "show[ing] compassion, kindness and the love of Christ." However, Peter LaBarbera says while he commends the idea of a church-based effort to fight AIDS in Africa, he is troubled that many church and...
  • Deny the HIV to AIDS connection and you'll be attacked, crushed, and ruined

    07/22/2008 9:56:23 AM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 101 replies · 1,079+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | July 22, 2008 | Clark Baker
    By Clark BakerLast June, I posted this report about US hospitals and how many rely on fraud, preventable injuries and infections to patients to compensate for losses due to our government’s insistence that private hospitals treat and care for uninsured and underinsured citizens, indigents, and illegal aliens. [Photo: Dr. Robert Gallo]I learned how hospitals destroy good physicians and how predatory hospital chains like Tenet, Kaiser Permanente, and Adventist pressure local physicians already in successful private practice to join their groups. Those who refuse are targeted for sham peer review by corporate administrators and MDs who accuse non-compliant physicians as...
  • Top "Gay" Organization Comes Clean: "HIV is a gay disease."

    02/14/2008 1:56:50 PM PST · by NYer · 129 replies · 358+ views
    LifeSite ^ | February 14, 2008
    p>WASHINGTON, February 14, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a public statement last Friday, Matt Foreman, outgoing Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, rattled the homosexual activist community by joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pro-family organizations and a growing number of homosexual activists willing to admit that homosexual behavior is both extremely high-risk and primarily responsible for the spread of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. Addressing the topic of AIDS, Foreman drastically deviated from the "gay" lobby's party line by admitting, "Internally, when these numbers come out, the 'established' gay community seems to have a...
  • Homosexual Leader Calls AIDS 'a Gay Disease'

    02/15/2008 5:27:35 AM PST · by jimluke01 · 26 replies · 1,327+ views
    Cybercast News ^ | 02-15-08 | Pete Winn
    (CNSNews.com) - In a startling admission, the head of a major homosexual activist group said HIV/AIDS is a "gay disease." The comments were made last Friday at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's (NGLTF) national conference in Detroit by Executive Director Matt Foreman. "Folks, with 70 percent of the people in this country living with HIV being gay or bi (sexual), we cannot deny that HIV is a gay disease," Foreman told his audience. "We have to own that and face up to that." Conservative organizations that work on the HIV/AIDS issue say they are shocked. "Foreman's comments are...
  • Rare and Aggressive H.I.V. Reported in New York

    02/11/2005 11:29:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 53 replies · 1,932+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 12, 2005 | MARC SANTORA and LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN
    A rare strain of H.I.V. that is highly resistant to virtually all anti-retroviral drugs and appears to lead to the rapid onset of AIDS was detected in a New York City man last week, city health officials announced on Friday. It was the first time a strain of H.I.V. had been found that both showed resistance to multiple drugs and led to AIDS so quickly, the officials said. While the extent of the disease's spread is unknown, officials called a news conference to say that the situation is alarming. "We consider this a major potential problem," said Dr. Thomas R....
  • David Frum's Diary (Does Arafat have AIDS?)

    10/29/2004 11:24:48 AM PDT · by veronica · 32 replies · 5,610+ views
    NRO.com ^ | 10-29-04 | David Frum
    Another Question Speaking of media bias, here’s a question you won’t hear in our big papers or on network TV: Does Yasser Arafat have AIDS? We know he has a blood disease that is depressing his immune system. We know that he has suddenly dropped considerable weight – possibly as much as 1/3 of all his body weight. We know that he is suffering intermittent mental dysfunction. What does this sound like? Former Romanian intelligence chief Ion Pacepa tells in his very interesting memoirs that the Ceaucescu regime taped Arafat’s orgies with his body guards. If true, Arafat would a...
  • Syphilis Relapse: Cases soar in New York City (gay men ushering in disease’s resurgence)

    04/13/2004 12:49:31 PM PDT · by dead · 19 replies · 253+ views
    Village Voice ^ | April 16th, 2004 10:30 AM | Sharon Lerner
    In 1998, syphilis rates were so low the Centers for Disease Control announced a plan to completely eliminate the disease. The agency began an all-out prevention campaign, stepping up syphilis surveillance in New York City and the few counties across the country where it still existed. By 2000, the sexually transmitted infection was at its lowest point since 1941. Soon, the country's top doctors predicted, the dread illness that afflicted Henry VIII, Ivan the Terrible, and even a pope would be nothing more than an unpleasant memory, gone the way of smallpox and other eradicated diseases. But just six years...
  • Emerging face of HIV [PC spin alert]

    03/29/2004 6:38:54 AM PST · by Sweet Land · 19 replies · 257+ views
    Chicago Tribune (IL) ^ | March 28, 2004 | Dahleen Glanton
    [...] Deborah Grant and her boyfriend, Larry Frazier, both 45, represent an emerging face of HIV and AIDS in America. They are African-American, poor, heterosexual, and they live in the rural South. In a striking parallel to the AIDS epidemic in Africa, HIV is sweeping through black communities in the South, where stigma, inadequate medical care and poverty hamper efforts to educate and prevent its spread. [much later in the article ...] Despite declines in HIV among men who have sex with men, such men still account for an estimated 42 percent of all new HIV infections, according to the...
  • AIDS Group May Go Under, Says Audit (had hired gay porn star for one of their programs)

    03/19/2004 9:38:21 AM PST · by Clintons Are White Trash · 7 replies · 237+ views
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 3/29/04 | Doug Moore
  • STRAIGHT AIDS MYTH SHATTERED

    03/19/2004 6:36:45 AM PST · by Pikamax · 80 replies · 431+ views
    Pagesix ^ | 03/19/04 | Pagesix
    <p>THE public health experts - and their amen corner in the media - owe Helen Gurley Brown an apology. The legendary Cosmopolitan editor was vilified in 1993 when she published a piece called "The Myth of Heterosexual AIDS." But she was right.</p>
  • Students Protest Blood Drive Screening

    03/17/2004 9:45:58 AM PST · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 61 replies · 381+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 17, 2004
    Two student legislators at Western Oregon University have launched a drive to ban Red Cross blood drives on campus, claiming the donor screening process discriminates against gays. The two students are particularly upset about a donor question that reads: "Are you a male who has had sex with another male since 1977, even once?" The federal Food and Drug Administration, which regulates the Red Cross screening process, will not accept a donation from someone who answers 'yes' to the question, in order to help eliminate potentially HIV-tainted blood. "By continuing to allow the Red Cross on our campus, the university...
  • AIDS awareness educators reach out to secretive gay Arab community

    03/16/2004 4:36:35 AM PST · by Peter J. Huss · 7 replies · 208+ views
    AIDS awareness educators reach out to secretive gay Arab community The Associated Press 3/16/2004, 2:43 a.m. ET FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) — They may have arranged the Arabian Nights party, complete with loud Arabic dance music and flickering lights, but Chris Ayoub and David Ponsart came to the Ferndale bar mainly to spread a message of safe-sex. From Our Advertisers The audience to which the two health educators spoke about HIV and AIDS prevention was one of the Detroit area's most secretive — gay Arab-Americans. It is also a group state health officials fear may be one of Michigan's most at-risk...
  • 'Crystal Meth' Use Boosts STD Rates Among Gay Men

    03/13/2004 9:02:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies · 475+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/11/04 | Randy Dotinga
    'Crystal Meth' Use Boosts STD Rates Among Gay Men Thu Mar 11, 11:47 PM ET By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 11 (HealthDayNews) -- Crystal methamphetamine -- or "speed" -- seems to be a driving factor behind higher rates of sexually transmitted disease among gay and bisexual men. In one study from San Francisco, gay men who visited a health clinic were twice as likely to be infected with the AIDS virus if they had recently used the illegal drug. And they were nearly five times as likely to be diagnosed with syphilis. Armed with the new statistics, federal...
  • Gays' Use of Viagra and Methamphetamine Is Linked to Diseases

    03/10/2004 10:44:45 PM PST · by neverdem · 34 replies · 4,098+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 11, 2004 | LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN
    PHILADELPHIA, March 10 — The expanding recreational use of crystal methamphetamine and Viagra is apparently fueling increases in syphilis, H.I.V. and other sexually transmitted diseases among gay and bisexual men in the United States, according to new studies reported here on Wednesday. At a meeting on preventing sexually transmitted diseases, Dr. Samuel J. Mitchell of the San Francisco Health Department said a study had found that 17.4 percent of 1,263 gay men who had gone to the city's sexually transmitted disease clinic had used crystal in the four weeks before their visit. Crystal users were more than twice as likely...
  • Internet blamed in spread of syphilis among gays

    03/11/2004 6:25:50 AM PST · by Peter J. Huss · 46 replies · 291+ views
    PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The Internet has played a significant role in the latest increase in cases of syphilis among gay men by introducing partners more likely to practice high-risk sex, according to a study released on Wednesday. About 22 percent of homosexual men diagnosed with early stage syphilis reported meeting one or more of their sexual partners through the Internet around the time they were infected, said the study by the Los Angeles Health Department. Researchers at a national conference in Philadelphia on the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases also said they found gays who used the Web to meet...
  • VANITY - Glenn Beck: List of $$$ spent on medical research

    03/05/2004 8:15:04 AM PST · by day10 · 11 replies · 180+ views
    None ^ | 3/5/2004 | me
    Glenn Beck this morning listed off the dollars spent on various medical research project and how AIDS dwarfed everything else. Does anyone have a link to a list of thise numbers?
  • Homosexual Activists Target 'Risky Sex,' Fueled by Drugs

    02/23/2004 10:24:44 PM PST · by kattracks · 11 replies · 335+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 2/23/04 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - A crystal methamphetamine "epidemic" is sweeping New York City's homosexual community, activists said, prompting a growing number of users to engage in risky sex. As a result, the virus that causes AIDS is spreading, activists warned. Leaders of a group called HIV Forum have formed a new "working group" to create public service announcements warning about "the devastating impact of crystal meth use in NYC's gay community." The goal, organizers said, is to "tell the truth about crystal and keep this top of mind among gay men." "We believe in creating dialogues with and between gay men about...
  • U.S. Department of H&H Services Statement Regarding the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

    02/23/2004 10:24:23 AM PST · by chance33_98 · 1 replies · 147+ views
    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Statement Regarding the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief 2/23/04 1:21:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk, Health Reporter Contact: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 202-690-6343 WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following is a statement by HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson regarding the President's emergency plan for AIDS relief: "The release of this money is a landmark achievement that builds on our nation's historic efforts to fight global AIDS by delivering the hope of modern medicine to those who need it most around the world. "This investment complements the...
  • Toronto syphilis rates soar 800 percent

    02/16/2004 12:02:53 PM PST · by Loyalist · 50 replies · 340+ views
    Big News Network ^ | February 16, 2004 | Staff
    The rate of syphilis infection has soared 800 percent in the past two years, prompting Toronto health officials to call for education and prevention funding. Nearly 280 Torontonians tested positive for syphilis in 2003, up nearly 45 percent from 195 in 2002, the Toronto Sun said Monday, quoting a report to be presented next week to Toronto's health board. Those numbers are up from just 30 cases a year from 1997-2001. Nearly three-quarters of the cases were among men who have gay, unprotected sex, the report said. The city tried to fight the rise last spring with a month-long poster...
  • A Checklist to Assess Your School's Risk for Encouraging HOMOSEXUALITY

    07/07/2003 1:03:41 PM PDT · by AZ GRAMMY · 44 replies · 989+ views
    A Checklist to Assess Your School's Risk for Encouraging HOMOSEXUALITY For concerned students, parents and communities The activities and policies below may sound nice, but in reality protect and promote homosexuality and sexual promiscuity, putting students directly in harm's way instead of cautioning them about risky behavior. Is your school jumping on this foolish bandwagon? 1.__ A "safe schools" non-harassment program Assumption: Claims that students involved in homosexuality need to be protected because they are at higher risk for harassment and violence. Problems: Protects dangerous behavior and silences those who believe homosexuality is wrong. Assumes that some students are naturally...
  • New Research Shows Dangers of Condoms in HIV Prevention

    01/20/2004 11:08:11 AM PST · by Hugenot · 51 replies · 2,184+ views
    SeaMax News ^ | 1/14/2004 | Fr. Michael Reilly
    New data based on the results of massive condom distribution in Africa indicates that condoms have done little if anything to slow the spread of AIDs, according to Austin Ruse of the Culture of Life Foundation. In fact, they may even contribute to the spread of HIV because they give people a false sense of security. "20 years into the pandemic there is no evidence that more condoms leads to less AIDS," stated Dr. Edward C. Green of Harvard’s' Center for Population and Development Studies. Green continued to say that "we are not seeing what we expected: that higher levels...
  • New Research Shows Dangers of Condoms in HIV Prevention

    01/13/2004 1:37:58 PM PST · by Polycarp IV · 20 replies · 180+ views
    Culture of Life Foundation & Institute ^ | January 13, 2004 | Culture of Life Foundation & Institute
    CULTURE & COSMOS January 13, 2004 Volume 1, Number 23 New Research Shows Dangers of Condoms in HIV Prevention Availability of condoms statistically increase promiscuity and risk of contracting HIV according to medical experts who presented their findings on the "ABC" approach to the HIV/Pandemic in Washington, DC last week. The presentations, hosted by the Medical Institute for Sexual Health, were critical of the insistence by some NGO's and policy makers that the "C" (condom) approach will stem the tide of the pandemic. "20 years into the pandemic there is no evidence that more condoms leads to less AIDS," stated...
  • The lessons of AIDS

    01/05/2004 2:58:09 PM PST · by presidio9 · 19 replies · 502+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 5, 2004
    In his bestseller "And the Band Played On," Randy Shilts, the tireless San Francisco journalist and chronicler of the AIDS epidemic, claimed to have identified one of the first cases of the disease in the United States. Sometime in 1980, he wrote, "Patient Zero," a promiscuous, gay French-Canadian flight attendant, had exhibited baffling purplish skin blotches now recognizable as one of the clear signs of full-blown AIDS. A year later, the Centers for Disease Control identified the first known cases of AIDS. The AIDS epidemic in the U.S. is coming up on the quarter-century mark. In that time, some 500,000...
  • AIDS statistics exaggerated - Africa isn't dying

    12/17/2003 7:32:58 PM PST · by Feldkurat_Katz · 12 replies · 1,424+ views
    The Spectator (UK) ^ | 12/13/03 | Rian Malan
    Africa isn’t dying of Aids The headline figures are horrible: almost 30 million Africans have HIV/Aids. But, says Rian Malan, the figures are computer-generated estimates and they appear grotesquely exaggerated when set against population statistics Cape Town It was the eve of Aids Day here. Rock stars like Bono and Bob Geldof were jetting in for a fundraising concert with Nelson Mandela, and the airwaves were full of dark talk about megadeath and the armies of feral orphans who would surely ransack South Africa’s cities in 2017 unless funds were made available to take care of them. My neighbour came...
  • WHO Chief Presses Rich Nations for More AIDS Cash (hand me your wallet)

    12/07/2003 2:40:33 PM PST · by traumer · 46 replies · 276+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | Dec 07, 2003
    BRASILIA, Brazil (Reuters) - The head of the World Health Organization (news - web sites) on Sunday urged rich nations to provide more money to fight AIDS (news -web sites), which is devastating African nations. WHO Director General Jong-Wook Lee called on Britain, Japan and Scandinavian nations in particular to donate more money to the organization's global push against the disease, estimated to be killing 8,000 people a day. "The trend is more money is becoming available, we have to put in more requests and suggestions and pressure to the countries," said Lee, in Brazil for a global health conference....
  • Africa isn’t dying of Aids

    12/11/2003 8:00:44 AM PST · by Pokey78 · 38 replies · 1,689+ views
    The Spectator (U.K.) ^ | 12/13/03 | Rian Malan
    The headline figures are horrible: almost 30 million Africans have HIV/Aids. But, says Rian Malan, the figures are computer-generated estimates and they appear grotesquely exaggerated when set against population statistics Cape Town It was the eve of Aids Day here. Rock stars like Bono and Bob Geldof were jetting in for a fundraising concert with Nelson Mandela, and the airwaves were full of dark talk about megadeath and the armies of feral orphans who would surely ransack South Africa’s cities in 2017 unless funds were made available to take care of them. My neighbour came up the garden path with...
  • The Health Risks of the Gay Lifestyle. CDC reports, etc...

    12/09/2003 9:08:24 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 80 replies · 791+ views
    The sexual activities engaged in by homosexuals inevitably lead to a whole range of viral and bacterial infections that can result in sterility, cancer and death. Homosexual behavior is unsafe and should not be promoted as a healthful or harmless lifestyle.
  • Gay Group Admits AIDS Culpability

    12/02/2003 5:06:32 PM PST · by Federalist 78 · 25 replies · 588+ views
    Focus on the Family ^ | December 2, 2003 | Steve Jordahl
    Homosexual community acknowledges it is facing consequences of deviant sexual behavior.The homosexual community may finally be coming to terms with the consequences of its sexual excesses. In a stunning admission, a Seattle AIDS organization published a manifesto that asks gay men to take responsibility for the spread of the disease. Although the document concludes that condom use is the ultimate answer to preventing the spread of AIDS, statements like "men must act against the behaviors . . . responsible for the increased spread of (the) disease" signal an awareness of the dangers of the lifestyle."It's very contentious in the community...
  • 'Angels in America'miniseries about AIDS(Roy Cohn,Reagan,Mormons,gay fantasia)

    12/05/2003 4:38:06 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 72 replies · 4,211+ views
    The News Tribune ^ | Friday, December 5, 2003 | DIANE DE LA PAZ
    You know you're in for a grand odyssey when you embark on "Angels in America." The epic six-hour flight is composed of two parts, the first showing on HBO at 8 p.m. Sunday and the second set for Dec. 14. The first view is intoxicating. You sail above cotton-candy clouds drifting over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge; it feels like heaven, until the clouds clear and we're staring down at the gray Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City. We cruise next past the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and end up in New York City, where we meet the five...
  • Researchers fake AIDS study data

    12/05/2003 6:22:51 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 24 replies · 175+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 5 Dec 03 | By Robert Stacy McCain
    <p>Three Maryland researchers have admitted fabricating interviews with teenagers for a study on AIDS prevention that received more than $1 million in federal funds.</p> <p>Lajuane Woodard, Sheila Blackwell and Khalilah Creek were employed by the University of Maryland at Baltimore's department of pediatrics as researchers on the study, funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).</p>
  • THE BIG AIDS LIE

    12/04/2003 4:03:29 AM PST · by kattracks · 7 replies · 171+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/04/03 | DEROY MURDOCK
    <p>December 4, 2003 -- THE controversial telepic "The Reagans," re-airing tonight, resurrects the old lefty theme of Ronald Reagan's alleged malign neglect on AIDS and hostility to gays.</p> <p>When Nancy Reagan pleads with the president to "say something" about AIDS as it emerges, he completely ignores her and buries his face in a briefing book.</p>
  • AIDS Activists Blast Vatican's Stance on Condoms

    12/03/2003 7:51:52 AM PST · by NYer · 23 replies · 163+ views
    Reuters News ^ | December 2, 2003 | Philip Pullella
    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - AIDS activists, health officials and even some quarters of the Catholic Church criticized the Vatican on Tuesday for defending its opposition to condoms. Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan said in a message to mark World Aids Day on Monday that fidelity, chastity and abstinence were the best ways to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. "It's very disappointing because the Catholic Church's irrational stance on condoms undermines the very good work that the Catholic Church does with regards to caring for people with HIV...," said Nathan Geffen in South Africa. Geffen, national manager of Treatment Action Campaign, South...
  • HIV/AIDS increases in US, but failed US approach still exported to Africa

    12/02/2003 5:00:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 33 replies · 575+ views
    The cult of the condom is failing us in America where the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports the incidents of HIV/AIDS is increasing among the group that knows the most about condoms --- gay men. Yet, policy makers continue to insist that condoms are the answer to AIDs in Africa. We report today on the new CDC numbers and statements by policy makers on World AIDs Day in support of condoms.Spread the word. Yours sincerely,Austin RusePresident Action item:  You may access a copy of the CDC report by going tohttp://www.cdc.gov/hiv/stats/hasr1402/2002SurveillanceReport.pdf ___________________________________________________________________________ CULTURE & COSMOS December 2, 2003...
  • Sorting out the facts on AIDS

    12/02/2003 7:58:03 AM PST · by mikeb704 · 50 replies · 3,170+ views
    Oak Lawn (IL) Reporter ^ | 12/4/03 | Michael M. Bates
    Last Monday was designated World AIDS Day. U.S. Health Secretary Tommy Thompson, speaking from the AIDS-ravaged continent of Africa, said that it looks like we’re losing the war against the deadly disease. Former South African president Nelson Mandela hosted a concert in Cape Town as part of an effort to have AIDS declared a global emergency. Taped messages from Bill Clinton and Jesse Jackson were shown. Sitting near Mandela was Oprah Winfrey. Yes, the same Oprah who in 1987 presciently observed: "Research studies now project that one in five – listen to me, hard to believe – one in five...
  • CDC says fight against HIV as urgent as it was 20 years ago

    12/01/2003 9:24:44 AM PST · by yonif · 13 replies · 176+ views
    WAVY ^ | 12/1/2003 | AP
    Atlanta-AP -- It hasn't gone away. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the fight against H-I-V in the U-S is every bit as urgent as it was 20 years ago. Doctor Robert Janssen heads the agency's H-I-V/AIDS prevention program. He tells The Associated Press that there are more people living in the U-S with H-I-V than ever before -- and many thousands don't even know they have it. Janssen says a lack of testing is to blame -- but that testing is becoming easier and more accessible, with quicker results. Janssen says prevention is the key -- because...
  • Modelling the impact of HIV disease on mortality in gay and bisexual men

    11/24/2003 4:55:35 PM PST · by scripter · 27 replies · 1,463+ views
    International Journal of Epidemiology ^ | 1997 | RS Hogg, SA Strathdee, KJ Craib, MV O'Shaughnessy, JS Montaner and MT Schechter
    British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, St Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, Canada. OBJECTIVE: To assess how HIV infection and AIDS (HIV/AIDS) impacts on mortality rates for gay and bisexual men. METHODS: Vital statistics data were obtained for a large Canadian urban centre from 1987 to 1992. Three scenarios were utilized with assumed proportions of gay and bisexual men of 3%, 6% and 9% among the male population age 20 years. For each scenario, non-HIV deaths were distributed according to the assumed proportion of the total population (3%, 6% or 9%) but 95% of HIV deaths were distributed to gay and...
  • Syphilis increase sparks AIDS concerns

    11/20/2003 9:08:21 PM PST · by neverdem · 68 replies · 1,445+ views
    UPI ^ | Nov 20, 2003 | Steve Mitchell
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Syphilis rates rose dramatically for the second straight year in the United States, particularly among gay and bisexual men, a finding that has health officials worried about an increase in HIV/AIDS cases in the coming years. Overall, the U.S. syphilis rate rose by 9 percent between 2001 and 2002, the second consecutive increase from an all-time low in 2000, according to figures released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The bulk of the increase occurred among men, rising by about 27 percent overall, including a staggering increase of more than...