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  • Some Good News: HIV rates decline in US but challenges remain

    07/21/2014 2:49:41 PM PDT · by Armen Hareyan · 14 replies
    EmaxHealth ^ | 2014-07-20 | Kathleen Blanchard
    Results of a new study show HIV rates have declined in the US. According to the report, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), from 2002 to 2011 there was a 30 percent decline in diagnosis of HIV nationwide. Despite the decrease in diagnosis, challenges still remain. Trends in HIV The study authors looked at trends in HIV during the time period among persons age 13 and older, finding 493,372 persons were diagnosed with HIV in the US. The results came from data that is part of the National HIV Surveillance System of the CDC. The biggest...
  • HIV Diagnoses Down, Except for Young Gay Males

    07/21/2014 11:35:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 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...
  • Universities to host ‘National Gay Blood Drive’ (Free at Last- Free at Last)

    07/14/2014 8:13:08 AM PDT · by equalator · 49 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 7-11-2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Universities across the country are hosting a National Gay Blood Drive today to encourage the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to change its current policies which prevent gay men from donating blood.Activists have pushed for gay men to be able to donate blood for the past several years. In 2010, a government health committee heard testimonies and reviewed the policy, but ultimately recommended keeping the ban and researching alternative policies. Those at the blood drive today will be given the opportunity to sign a petition against the FDA’s policy which will be sent to the White House.
  • 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...
  • U.S. taxpayers buy 'proverb cubes' for prostitutes

    07/13/2014 5:12:29 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 12 replies
    WND ^ | July 13, 2014 | Steve Peacock
    Millions of dollars dumped into questionable foreign health campaignsThe Obama administration will continue bombarding individual nations with “family planning” and health-care messages costing tens of millions for each campaign, despite acknowledging that some of its past efforts largely failed. The administration casts partial blame for these failures on foreign government recipients, some of whom neglected to adequately cooperate with U.S. plans to change cultural beliefs, for example, about contraception and family size. Islamic leaders in nations such as Jordan rebuffed previous persuasive efforts to increase sterilization and other approaches to reducing birth rates. The administration backed off from that tactic,...
  • Universities to host ‘National Gay Blood Drive’

    07/11/2014 9:48:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    The Campus Caller ^ | 7-11-14 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    •Men who have sex with other men have been banned from donating blood by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration since 1977. •According to the CDC, gay and bisexual men accounted for 63 percent of new HIV infections in 2010. Universities across the country are hosting a National Gay Blood Drive today to encourage the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to change its current policies which prevent gay men from donating blood. According to the FDA’s website, men who have sex with other men (MSM) have an increased risk for HIV, hepatitis B and other types of infections that can...
  • 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...
  • Another Gay Rights Victory: Sentence for Man Who Exposed Other Man to HIV Thrown Out

    06/17/2014 9:47:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/17/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    I’m not sure how a ruling that frees gay men to expose their sex partners to a deadly virus is a gay rights victory, but clearly I’m not keeping pace with the frenzied rush of liberalism through the gates of madness.If gay marriage was marriage equality, what’s this? Viral equality? State Sen. Matt McCoy of Des Moines cut off Nick Rhoades’ ankle bracelet at a gathering in Grinnell. The crowd was cheering. People were crying.“It was totally moving and made all the work worthwhile,” said Terry Lowman, who attended the event. “To me, the drama played like Jesus washing the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Backward step in fight against HIV/AIDS

    05/25/2014 5:40:41 PM PDT · by mgist · 26 replies
    Trinidad Express ^ | 5/25/14 | Trinidade medical Association
    Backward step in fight against HIV/AIDS Story Updated: May 25, 2014 The T&TMedical Association wishes to express its disappointment with the decision by The UWI to terminate Prof Brendan Bain for statements he made while delivering expert testimony in a court in Belize. This is clearly a case of shooting the messenger! There is irrefutable evidence that MSMs are at a higher risk of contracting (and spreading) HIV/AIDS. As a matter of fact they were one of the four original groups to be identified as being at risk when HIV first appeared on the scene in 1981 (remember the original...
  • 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...
  • Second Baby 'Cured' of HIV After Early Treatment

    03/06/2014 10:31:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/5/2014 | Margaret Hartmann
    After a Mississippi doctor revealed last year that she accidentally cured a baby born with HIV, skeptics suggested the tests that initially showed she was infected may have been wrong. However, on Wednesday doctors at an AIDS conference in Boston revealed that the virus has been cleared from a second baby born 9 months ago in Long Beach, Calif. In the U.S. transmission from mother to child can usually be prevented via prenatal drugs, but the mother, who is mentally ill and has advanced AIDS, didn't take the medication she was prescribed. After hearing about the Mississippi baby, the girl's...
  • 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...
  • Free Crack Pipes Urged To Slow Spread Of HIV In SF, Leaders Balk At Idea

    01/25/2014 4:20:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 1/24/14 | Joe Vazquez, Bill Disbrow
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – Brows were raised and eyes rolled back when needle exchange programs were first implemented to stop the spread of disease. Giving away free and clean syringes to heroin users seemed preposterous to many. Now it is a common practice and almost universally accepted as a means to prevent the spread of HIV. Could the same happen with free crack pipes? Soon after our story was posted Friday, KPIX 5 received a flurry of phone calls and emails from city officials denouncing the idea to distribute the crack pipes. Mayor Ed Lee was first with a...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hospital management negligence, infectious waste spread disease in Peshawar city.

    12/24/2013 12:38:14 AM PST · by musarratullah · 6 replies
    own work | 24 december 2013 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar, Daily 500 kilogram solid waste including infectious injection & drip from different wards came out from lady reading hospital Peshawar. That is all out to roads that spread infection in society but no one takes serious the matter. According to the investigation daily 400 kilogram solid waste of different ward, including emergency, operation theatre and from surgery ward out. That are all goes to the three different sites of the lady reading hospital. Health department installed the incinerator in hospital for the trash of the infectious waste. But the current condition show that incinerator didn’t used since 3 years,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Obama launches effort aimed at HIV cure

    12/02/2013 11:19:16 AM PST · by ColdOne · 69 replies
    The Obama administration is shifting $100 million into research efforts aimed at curing HIV, President Obama announced Monday. A new initiative at the National Institutes of Health will be aimed at "advanc[ing] research toward an HIV cure," Obama said at a White House event marking World AIDS Day, which was Sunday. The initiative is aimed at developing "new therapies," he said. "The United States should be at the forefront of the discoveries how to put HIV in long-term remission without requiring lifelong therapies. Or, better yet, eliminate it completely."
  • New, Aggressive HIV Strain Found in West Africa

    11/29/2013 7:56:21 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    Time ^ | Nov. 28, 2013 | Andrew Katz @
    The A3/02 strain combines the two most common HIV strains in Guinea-Bissau and develops into AIDS within five years, up to two-and-a-half years faster than either of its parent strains, said Angelica Palm, one of the scientists behind the study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. This type of strain, a recombinant, appears when a person becomes infected by two different strains, allowing DNA to fuse and create a new one.
  • Elton John: An End to AIDS?

    11/28/2013 1:33:25 PM PST · by kristinn · 77 replies
    USA Today | Thursday, November 28, 2013 | Elton John
    USA Today articles are headline and link only.Commentary: Elton blames Southern and religious bigotry for the continuing plague of HIV-AIDS in the U.S. and around the world. John ignores the role of personal behavior, instead he blames others: "Make no mistake: Discrimination and intolerance fuel this disease."John links to a Kaiser Family Foundation study to assert that seven of the ten states with the highest diagnoses of HIV are Southern. However, the study shows only five Southern states in the top ten with the liberal mecca the District of Columbia having an astonishing 177.9 infection rate per 100,000--five to six...
  • European Crisis: Half of HIV Infections in Greece Are Self-Inflicted

    11/25/2013 5:20:41 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11-25-13 | Matt Egan
    A recent World Health Organization report paints an alarming picture regarding the health implications of Europe’s economic crisis, including how some Greek citizens are infecting themselves with HIV in order to receive 700 euros in government benefits. The findings highlight how startling levels of unemployment and severe, mandated government cutbacks are trickling down to European citizens. The September WHO report concludes that the economic crisis that began in 2008 has “exacerbated” health problems in Europe and “exposed stark social and economic inequities within and between countries.”
  • Half Of New Greek HIV Cases Are Self-Inflicted To Receive €700 Per Month Benefits, Study Finds

    11/25/2013 12:18:15 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/25/2013 | Tyler Durden
    When one reads the following stunning, and tragic, excerpt from the World Health Organization's recent report "Review of social determinants and the health divide in the WHO European Region: final report" what can one say but... Grecovery.From the WHO: Case study: countries’ experiences of financial crisis - Greece Suicides rose by 17% between 2007 and 2009 and to 25% in 2010, according to unofficial 2010 data (398). The Minister of Health reported a further 40% rise in the first half of 2011 compared with the same period in 2010. Suicide attempts have also increased, particularly among people reporting economic distress (610)....
  • Arafat polonium — junk science

    11/07/2013 7:50:40 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 16 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 11/7/2013 | BRIAN THOMAS
    The entire resurrection of the Arafat poisoned by Polonium-210 story is complete junk science. I’ve said it before at Israellycool but lets expand on it. The story so far: Nine years ago, on November 11, 2004, Yasser Arafat died. That he could have died from natural causes or some “lifestyle disease” was too unpalatable for his followers so they came up with a rather bizarre theory that he was poisoned with Polonium-210. After decomposing in Ramallah for eight years his wife and followers dug up his corpse to try to prove it. >>SNIP<< With the most amazing measuring equipment, in...
  • Radiation experts confirm polonium on Arafat clothing

    10/14/2013 3:13:39 PM PDT · by Garvin · 57 replies
    http://www.arabnews.com ^ | 14 October 2013 | AFP
    Swiss radiation experts have confirmed they found traces of polonium on clothing used by Yasser Arafat which "support the possibility" the veteran Palestinian leader was poisoned. In a report published by The Lancet at the weekend, the team provide scientific details to media statements made in 2012 that they had found polonium on Arafat's belongings. Arafat died in France on November 11 2004 at the age of 75, but doctors were unable to specify the cause of death. No autopsy was carried out at the time, in line with his widow's request. His remains were exhumed in November 2012 and...
  • A Fight for Asylum Raises Awareness for LGBT Detainees

    10/12/2013 7:51:08 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    voiceofoc.org ^ | October 11, 2013 | REX DALTON
    A plea for asylum by an HIV-positive transgender individual is providing a rare glimpse into the complexities of deportation cases and the harsh realities facing federal immigration detainees. Wilfrido “Perla" Lopez-Roque, who is an undocumented Mexican immigrant, has been detained in the Santa Ana Jail since being caught last year by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE at a freeway check in San Diego County. Most undocumented immigrants detained by federal officials are immediately deported under a “voluntary removal” process that sends them back to their country of origin. Some, such as Lopez-Roque, request a judicial hearing for asylum....
  • Can a foot cream really do battle with HIV?

    10/08/2013 8:30:25 AM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    CNET.com ^ | September 24, 2013 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    A study has found that the antifungal drug Ciclopirox kills HIV in cell cultures -- and the virus doesn't bounce back when the drug is stopped. But the research has yet to be performed on people. A drug commonly prescribed to treat nail fungus appears to come with a not-so-tiny side effect: killing HIV in cell cultures.In a study performed at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, not only does the drug Ciclopirox rid infectious HIV from cell cultures, but the virus also doesn't bounce back when the drug is withheld. The same group of researchers had previously shown that Ciclopirox...
  • Disarming HIV with a 'Pop'

    10/03/2013 7:38:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    University Herald ^ | Sep 19, 2013 | NA
    Pinning down an effective way to combat the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus, the viral precursor to AIDS, has long been a challenge for scientists and physicians, because the virus is an elusive one that mutates frequently and, as a result, quickly becomes immune to medication. A team of Drexel University researchers is trying to get one step ahead of the virus with a microbicide they've created that can trick HIV into "popping" itself into oblivion. Previous image Enlarge Close Next image / Like Us on Facebook Its name is DAVEI - which stands for "Dual Action Virolytic Entry...
  • Man injected with HIV virus, credits his faith to forgive his father (video)

    10/02/2013 2:50:55 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 10 replies
    Fox 2 News ^ | 9/30/2013 | Fox 2 News
    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – It was a story that made international headlines, a St. Louis area baby injected with the HIV tainted blood by his father who didn’t want to pay child support. More than 20 years later, Brryan Jackson is amazed by his health, but his positive spirit and faith. Brryan’s story seemed unbelievable in 1992, when he was just 11 months old, his father, a hospital technician, injected him with HIV tainted blood. The goal was to kill Brryan so he could avoid paying child support. “Anyone in my condition would die in three months they gave me...
  • Myanmar's Jade Trade, A Lucrative But Deadly, HIV-ridden Industry

    09/28/2013 3:56:16 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 20 replies
    International Business Times ^ | September 27 2013 4:00 PM | Sophie Song
    Myanmar is the world’s primary source of top-grade jade, but the jade mining industry in the Southeast Asian nation remains mired in a humanitarian catastrophe two years after the reform government took over control -- tens of thousands of workers are exploited and heroin is abused on an unprecedented scale, creating the world’s largest HIV-infected community. ... For less than the price of a beer, an injectionist administers the drug directly into the vein of a miner, delivering as many as 800 separate injections from the same dirty needle. Large quantities of the drug are provided by the mine owners,...
  • Something missing from this good news story about a big drop in worldwide AIDS deaths

    09/24/2013 7:58:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/24/2013 | Rick Moran
    A UN report says that there has been a surprisingly large drop in worldwide deaths due to AIDS, and a significant drop in the number of new cases. BBC: Death rates fell from 2.3 million during its peak in 2005 to 1.6 million last year, says UNAIDS. The number of new HIV infections fell by a third since 2001 to 2.3 million. Among children, the drop was even steeper. In 2001 there were more than half a million new infections. By 2012 the figure had halved to just over a quarter of a million. The authors put the fall in...
  • CDC: 2% of Population Are Men Who Have Sex With Men

    09/20/2013 8:06:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 20, 2013 - 4:39 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released on Friday, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that only about 2 percent of the U.S. population are men who have sex with men. The CDC made the assertion in a new report indicating that 80 percent of all new HIV infections in 2010 were of men and that 78 percent of those were among men who have sex with men (MSM). “MSM represent approximately 2 percent of the U.S. population,” said the MMWR. …
  • AIDS Turning Point: ‘A Cure Is Possible’

    09/08/2013 2:22:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | September 06, 2013 – 03:23 PM | Christoph Behrens and Viktoria Hackenbroch
    A recent series of spectacular medical cases has electrified researchers around the world—cases in which therapy has allowed the HIV patient to permanently keep the virus under control. In 2009, doctors at Berlin’s Charité Hospital reported on a HIV-positive man named Timothy Ray Brown, known as the Berlin patient, who received a bone-marrow stem-cell transplant as treatment for leukemia. The donor was, thanks to genetics, immune to HIV—and the immunity seemed to have passed to Brown, who no longer needed antiretroviral therapy to control the HIV. Doctors eventually declared him cured. In 2013, doctors at Harvard Medical School reported similar...
  • Third Positive HIV Test In Porn Industry Sparks Talk Of An ‘Outbreak’ — Dozens Quarantined

    09/07/2013 4:40:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Radar Online ^ | September 6, 2013 | Amber Ryland
    A third porn star has tested positive for the deadly HIV virus, leaving dozens in the adult film industry quarantined, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting. Female porn star Cameron Bay was the first to test positive last month, and her boyfriend and fellow porn star, Rod Daily, announced on Tuesday that he had also tested positive for HIV — but there’s a third infected porn star — a male performer who has done crossover work. “Drumroll please!! I’m 32 years old and I’m HIV positive. Acute HIV, which means I recently was infected. For that I am blessed,” Daily tweeted. [Snip]...
  • Missouri man David Mangum exposed 300-plus to HIV, police say

    09/05/2013 5:20:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    ABC15 ^ | 9/05/13
    Prosecutors in rural Missouri have charged a man with exposing his partner to HIV and say he may have exposed more than 300 other people to the virus that causes AIDS. **SNIP** Mangum was arrested after his former partner told police that Mangum had lied to him about his status, a police affidavit states. He was arraigned Thursday morning in Stoddard County, about 160 miles south of St. Louis, with bail set at $250,000. The former partner has tested positive for HIV, according to police.
  • Rapist may have HIV from Greater Manchester victim

    09/03/2013 7:25:26 PM PDT · by Orange1998 · 20 replies
    Richard Thomas was sentenced to five years and four months after admitting raping the woman at her home in Leigh, Greater Manchester. He knew she was ill but did not know she had HIV and collapsed when police told him, Liverpool Crown Court heard.Thomas, 27, of Sandringham Drive, Leigh, raped the woman after she had taken a sleeping tablet. 'His own fault' He said he had been drinking heavily and taken drugs, and could not recall the attack but believed the woman, the court heard. Thomas had let himself into the house uninvited in the middle of the night and...
  • HIV is God’s Curse Upon the Porn Industry

    08/24/2013 1:01:42 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 35 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 24, 2013 | JP
    “Cameron Bay” got a shout-out this week from the Almighty. He reminded the 28-year-old porn actress that His Word does not return void. That, truly, “the wages of sin is death.” Miss Bay confirmed this past Wednesday that she was tested for HIV and found positive. She said yesterday she’s “still coming to terms” with her test result. Well, here are the terms: When you sell your body (and soul) to the devil, as the porn actress did, you have hell to pay. And not only in this life, cursed with a preventable, incurable disease, but also in the afterlife,...
  • Weiner sext partner Sydney Leathers may have been exposed to HIV by porn costar

    08/23/2013 4:36:51 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 14 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | UPDATED: FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 2013, 6:50 AM | NANCY DILLON
    Sydney Leathers in a promotion for her porno, 'Weiner And Me,' where she had unprotected sex with an actor who may have been exposed to the HIV virus. Anthony Weiner’s sexting buddy Sydney Leathers went all the way to ensure she does not have HIV, and she has the three tests to prove it. The young woman whose raunchy, online-only relationship with Weiner sunk his mayoral campaign had an HIV scare this week, the result of her new porn career
  • Porn industry shuts down with immediate effect after 'female performer' tests positive for HIV

    08/22/2013 10:01:45 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 186 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 22 August 2013 | James Nye
    The adult film industry in San Fernando Valley in California, announced a moratorium on the making of porn films Wednesday after an actor tested positive for HIV. The performer was not immediately identified and officials didn't say when the positive test was recorded. The actor's sex partners are currently being tested by doctors with Adult Production Health and Safety Services, which works with the porn industry.X-Biz, an adult industry trade magazine, reported that the performer with the HIV-positive test is female and new to the industry says the Los Angeles Daily News.
  • 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.
  • Obama quietly institutes mandatory HIV testing

    07/19/2013 12:31:21 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 19, 2013 | Thomas Lifson
    With almost no public notice, President Obama has issued an imperial decree executive order requiring universal HIV testing. Yasmeen Abutaleb of Reuters published a blandly-title dispatch, "Obama orders stepped up effort against U.S. HIV/AIDS epidemic" that takes seven paragraphs before getting to what should be the lead:
  • http://dcclothesline.com/2013/07/19/obama-executive-order-americans-must-be-tested-for-hiv-aids/

    07/19/2013 2:45:08 PM PDT · by deandg99 · 18 replies
    The D.C. Clothesline ^ | 07/19/2013 | Tim Brown
    Barack Obama issued an executive order on July 16, 2013 titled “HIV Care Continuum Initiative” which he claims will be a national movement and federal involvement in the war on HIV/AIDS. According to the executive order, recommendations are that HIV testing be administered for “all individuals ages 15 to 65 years” and this will be overseen by the US Preventative Services Task Force, coordinating with, you guessed it, criminal Kathleen Sebelius’ Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Facts Are Stubborn Things [flag@whitehouse.gov]

    08/04/2009 3:45:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 554 replies · 8,546+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | 6:55 AM | Posted by Macon Phillips
    THE BRIEFING ROOM • THE BLOG THE BLOG TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2009 AT 6:55 AM Facts Are Stubborn Things Posted by Macon Phillips Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, "facts are stubborn things." Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to "uncover" the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions. In this video, Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White House’s Health Reform Office, addresses one example that makes it look like the President intends to...
  • Executive Order -- HIV Care Continuum Initiative

    07/18/2013 11:13:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 23 replies
    WHITEHOUSE.gov - Office of the Press Secretary ^ | July 15, 2013 | Executive Order signed by Barack Obama
    NOTE The following text is a quote: www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/07/15/executive-order-hiv-care-continuum-initiative The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 15, 2013 Executive Order -- HIV Care Continuum Initiative EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - ACCELERATING IMPROVEMENTS IN HIV PREVENTION AND CARE IN THE UNITED STATES THROUGH THE HIV CARE CONTINUUM INITIATIVE By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to further strengthen the capacity of the Federal Government to effectively respond to the ongoing domestic HIV epidemic, it is hereby ordered...
  • Executive Order -- HIV Care Continuum Initiative

    07/18/2013 6:54:39 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 40 replies
    http://www.whitehouse.gov ^ | July 15, 2013 | White House
    EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - ACCELERATING IMPROVEMENTS IN HIV PREVENTION AND CARE IN THE UNITED STATES THROUGH THE HIV CARE CONTINUUM INITIATIVE By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to further strengthen the capacity of the Federal Government to effectively respond to the ongoing domestic HIV epidemic, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. Addressing the domestic HIV epidemic is a priority of my Administration. In 2010, the White House released the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy (Strategy),...