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  • Yale Gets Green Light to Perform HIV-to-HIV Organ Transplant

    09/15/2016 8:08:21 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 20 replies
    university herald ^ | 15 Sept 2016 | Anita Valencia,
    Yale New Haven Hospital becomes the eighth transplant center and the fifth hospital that gets green light to perform transplantation of HIV-infected organs. The approval is received from the United Network for Organ Sharing. November 2013, President Obama made HOPE (HIV Organ Policy Equity) Act official - allowing organ donor from an HIV patient to another HIV patient.
  • 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...
  • U. S. opens door to a change in blood donation policy for gay men

    07/26/2016 4:17:17 PM PDT · by plain talk · 25 replies
    Reuters.com ^ | 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.
  • 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...
  • Lawsuit: Arkansas McDonald's fired employee for being HIV positive

    07/06/2016 6:17:21 AM PDT · by SleepySimon · 42 replies
    BENTONVILLE (KATV) — An Arkansas McDonald's is being sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) after they claim the restaurant fired an employee after they found out he was HIV positive. The EEOC claims the Bentonville McDonald's, which is owned and operated by Mathews Management Company and Peach Orchard, Inc., "violated federal law when it terminated an employee because of his HIV positive status." According to the EEOC, Mathews Management Company owns and operates 34 McDonald's restaurants. The suit, which was filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, Fayetteville Division, alleges they...
  • 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...
  • Orlando Killer Was Taking Revenge on HIV-Positive Partner, Says Purported Lover

    06/23/2016 4:41:06 PM PDT · by drewh · 51 replies
    Haaretz.com ^ | Jun 23, 2016 2:20 AM
    A man who says he was Omar Mateen's lover has claimed the mass murderer acted out of revenge after finding out one of his partners was HIV positive. Mateen, 29, shot dead 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Florida, on June 12 in America's worst mass shooting. In an interview with Spanish-language television network Univision the man, who was identified only by the name Miguel, claimed he and Mateen were "friends with benefits". He said their relationship started after they met on a gay dating website and lasted two months until December, during which time they met between...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Revised Recommendations for Reducing the Risk of HIV Transmission by Blood (Donation) - FDA

    06/15/2016 9:34:09 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 3 replies
    The FDA ^ | 2015
    Full title: "Revised Recommendations for Reducing the Risk of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission by Blood and Blood Products" My note: Some Democrats in Congress and the mainstream and left-wing media have been pushing for the FDA to lift its ban on sexually active gay men donating blood since the Orlando terrorist attack (the White House responded that the ban will stay). The dozens of "lift the ban" articles published everywhere from Time and the New York Times and Washington Post to Salon and Cosmopolitan have either twisted or omitted facts and issues. This is despite the fact that when the FDA...
  • I Am a Gay Man From Orlando. Why Can’t I Donate Blood? (N.Y. Times)

    06/15/2016 9:35:06 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 86 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 6/15/16 | Blake Lynch
    ...This week we faced a new challenge: mass violence in the very place we felt most comfortable, accepted and secure. After the attack, the city of Orlando and the state of Florida mobilized. Officials called on people in the area to donate blood for those who were injured in the shooting. Thousands of people have reportedly lined up to donate. But some of them — gay and bisexual men — are unable to. As a registered nurse, I know the importance of donated blood... (snip) But many of the people who felt the tragedy most closely can’t offer their help....
  • New smoking age to take effect in California (it's okay to die for the country, just don't smoke)

    06/08/2016 5:38:23 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 27 replies
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Rodriguez was 15 years old when he smoked his first cigarette. He knows how addictive smoking can be and hopes a new California law raising the smoking age will discourage young people from taking up the habit. "I think it's better," said the 21-year-old chef-in-training from Los Angeles. "I just hope they don't raise the drinking age." Beginning Thursday, smokers have to be at least 21 to buy tobacco products in California. The nation's most populous state joins Hawaii and more than 100 municipalities in raising the legal smoking age from 18 to 21. Anyone...
  • Obama Proclamation: Gay, Bisexual Men, Transgender Women at 'High Risk for HIV'

    06/01/2016 6:20:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 31, 2016 | 5:30 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    President Barack Obama issued a proclamation on Tuesday declaring June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, and in the proclamation noted that “gay and bisexual men and transgender women of color are at particularly high risk of HIV,” the virus that causes AIDS. […] Obama credits the LGBT community and its supporters for “sweeping progress by changing hearts and minds and by demanding equal treatment — under our laws, from our courts, and in our politics,” the proclamation states. “This month, we recognize all they have done to bring us to this point, and we recommit to bending...
  • CDC: High Rate of HIV Among Transgender Women

    05/26/2016 3:31:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 69 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Rachel Hoover
    (CNSNews.com) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says HIV infection rates are high among transgender women in the United States, and particularly high among black transgender women, compared to other groups. On its website page “HIV Among Transgender People,” the CDC cites a systematic review of various studies which showed that 28% of all transgender women had HIV. (A transgender woman is a biological male who identifies as a female.) Also, “56% of black/African American transgender women had positive HIV test results compared to 17% of white or 16% of Hispanic/Latina transgender women,” said the CDC. Black...
  • CDC: Southerners’ ‘Racism’ And ‘Homophobia’ Cause Gay Men’s High HIV Rates

    05/22/2016 8:46:02 AM PDT · by PROCON · 64 replies
    dailycaller ^ | May 21, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    An issue brief published on Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control claimed that that Southerners’ “racism,” and “homophobia” may be causing high HIV rates in the South that are disproportionately high among African-Americans and homosexuals. According to the issue brief, Southern states have 37 percent of the U.S. population and 44 percent of all HIV infected people living in America. HIV rates among gay men and African-Americans account for the lion’s share of those infected with HIV. “African Americans are severely affected by HIV in the South, accounting for 54 percent of new HIV diagnoses in 2014,” the...
  • New Map Reveals HIV Risk Greatest in Southern Cities for Gay, Bisexual Men

    05/18/2016 4:44:51 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 16 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo! ^ | May 18, 2016 | MICHAEL NEDELMAN
    A map documenting HIV rates for gay and bisexual men has revealed they are most at risk for becoming infected in multiple southern cities, according to a report being presented today by Emory University researchers. The cities with the highest rates included Columbia, South Carolina, El Paso, Texas, and Jackson, Mississippi. In these cities, more than 25 percent of men who have sex with men (MSM) had been diagnosed with HIV. “This is really the first time we’ve been able to examine the HIV infection burden ... at such fine levels of geography,” Eli Rosenberg, assistant professor of epidemiology at...
  • Sex roulette parties where one person is secretly HIV+ and nobody is allowed to use condoms [tr]

    05/16/2016 10:39:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 16, 2016 | Charlie Moore
    Sex roulette parties where one person is secretly HIV positive and nobody is allowed to use condoms are on the rise, warn doctors. The parties are usually attended by gay men, who are entertained by the 'thrill' of not knowing whether they will be infected or not. Spanish doctors have noted a rise in the sex roulette parties where attendees often take anti-viral drugs to reduce the risk of transmission.
  • Atlanta's HIV 'epidemic' compared to third world African countries

    05/06/2016 7:04:20 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 29 replies
    WSBTV.COM ^ | 06 MAY 2016 | DAVE HUDDLESTON
    A deadly disease is rampant in Metro Atlanta, and scientists are calling it an epidemic. Channel 2's Dave Huddleston spoke with researchers and doctors who said Atlanta is the epicenter of that epidemic, comparing some neighborhoods to developing African countries.
  • HIV-positive ISIS ordered to become suicide bombers.

    04/27/2016 1:07:43 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 19 replies
    16 HIV-positive IS terrorists are ordered to become suicide bombers. AGHDAD (Web Desk) – At least 16 ‘Islamic State’ terrorists who contracted HIV after having unprotected sex with two Moroccan sex slaves have been ordered to carry out suicide attacks, a doctor forced to treated them has claimed. The men, most of whom are foreign fighters, were treated at an ISIS-run hospital in the east-Syrian city of Al-Mayadeen and then quarantined, the Daily Mail reported. ISIS beheaded a fighter who knowingly allowed his HIV-infected blood to be transfused to another terrorist this year. The fighters had sex with the women...