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  • New York City’s mandatory sex ed program draws fire

    08/12/2011 1:42:21 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    cna ^ | August 12, 2011 | Kevin J. Jones
    Credit: Seth Sawyers (CC BY 2.0) New York City, N.Y., Aug 12, 2011 / 06:00 am (CNA).- Updated Aug. 12, 2011 at 9:43 a.m. MDT. Includes words from Meecham about opt-out clause in 11th paragraph. The City of New York’s new requirement that one semester of sex education be taught in all public middle and high schools continues a “failed experiment” and substitutes parents’ beliefs and values with those of the schools, Catholic leaders said.“The decision of the City of New York to mandate sex education classes, including teaching grade school children about sex and condom use, is troubling,” Joseph Zwilling,...
  • New drug could cure nearly any viral infection

    08/10/2011 8:09:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 83 replies ^ | 08-11-2011 | Provided by Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Most bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics such as penicillin, discovered decades ago. However, such drugs are useless against viral infections, including influenza, the common cold, and deadly hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola. Now, in a development that could transform how viral infections are treated, a team of researchers at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory has designed a drug that can identify cells that have been infected by any type of virus, then kill those cells to terminate the infection. In a paper published July 27 in the journal PLoS One, the researchers tested their drug against 15 viruses, and found...
  • New HIV infections up 50percent in gay black men

    08/03/2011 3:48:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/3/11 | Julie Steenhuysen
    Chicago - The number of Americans newly infected with HIV remained stable between 2006 and 2009, but infections rose nearly 50 percent among young black gay and bisexual men, U.S. experts said on Wednesday. New data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal progress since the peak of the HIV epidemic in the 1980s. But the sharp increases in infection rates among young black men who have sex with men show there is much more work to do, they said.(Snip) While blacks represent 14 percent of the U.S. population, they accounted for 44 percent of new HIV
  • New H.I.V. Cases Steady Despite Better Treatment

    08/03/2011 1:38:06 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 3 2011 | By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr.
    Despite years of great progress in treating AIDS, the number of new infections with the virus that causes it has remained stubbornly around 50,000 a year for a decade in the United States, according to new figures released on Wednesday by federal officials. The American epidemic is still concentrated primarily in gay men, and is growing rapidly worse among young black gay men. That realization is causing a rift in the AIDS community. Activists say the persistent H.I.V. infection rate proves that government prevention policy is a flop. Federal officials are on the defensive even as they concede that the...
  • HIV killer declared dangerous offender, could be jailed indefinitely (Canada)

    08/03/2011 1:57:41 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Aug 3,2011 | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press
    HAMILTON - A man convicted of murder through HIV transmission could spend the rest of his life in jail after an Ontario court ruled Tuesday that he can't be trusted to disclose his condition to future sexual partners. Justice Thomas Lofchik granted the Crown's request to have Johnson Aziga declared a dangerous offender, a designation that means he could be jailed indefinitely. "I must consider that the offender has a multi-year history of deception," Lofchik told the court. Aziga, believed to be the first person in Canada convicted of murder through the spread of HIV, has sworn to warn potential...
  • Gov't advisers: No copays for contraceptives

    07/19/2011 3:09:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies · 1+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 7/19/11
    WASHINGTON – Millions of women stand to gain free access to a broad menu of birth control methods, thanks to a recommendation issued Tuesday by health experts advising the government. An Institute of Medicine panel recommended that the government require health insurance companies to cover birth control for women as preventive care, without copayments. Contraception — along with such care as diabetes tests during pregnancy and screening for the virus that causes cervical cancer — was one of eight recommended preventive services for women. "Unintended pregnancies carry health consequences for the mother — psychological, emotional and physical — and also...
  • Case overturned because of narrow definition of sex

    07/17/2011 9:43:26 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 7 replies
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | July 15, 2011 | Todd Ruger
    The Florida Legislature has sometimes been a bit shy when it comes to discussing sex. A state representative was chastised last session for using the word "uterus" on the house floor, and lawmakers recoiled at debating a recent bill to ban bestiality, because children sometimes attend their hearings. But their failure to be more explicit has now crippled a law aimed at protecting people from being exposed to HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. In 1997, Florida legislators made it a felony for an HIV-infected person to have "sexual intercourse" without informing the partner of their infected status, adding the...
  • The 3 scariest things about Obama (...should read: 3 More of the scariest things......)

    07/16/2011 2:14:10 PM PDT · by yoe · 34 replies
    WND ^ | July 15, 2011 | Staff
    1.private army (like Hitler) 2.socialist (like Hitler) control (like Hitler) A clause hidden in the Obamacare bill, which is now law, gives Obama the right to form a private army. Why isn't anyone freaking out? Video
  • 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.
  • Pills prevent HIV in straight men and women

    07/13/2011 12:09:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 13, 2011 | MIKE STOBBE
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Two new studies found that daily pills prevented infection with the AIDS virus in heterosexual men and women in Africa, bringing new hope for someday offering a medical shield against HIV infection. "This is good news. This is a good day for HIV prevention," said Dr. Lynn Paxton of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who has coordinated the agency's research into HIV prevention.
  • 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....
  • Administration supports lesbian employee's case (Arguing to overturn DOMA)

    07/02/2011 4:34:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 95 replies · 1+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 7/2/11
    In a strongly worded legal brief, the Obama administration has said the federal act that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman was motivated by hostility toward gays and lesbians and is unconstitutional. The brief was filed Friday in federal court in San Francisco in support of a lesbian federal employee's lawsuit claiming the government wrongly denied health coverage to her same-sex spouse. The Justice Department says Karen Golinski's suit should not be dismissed because the law under which her spouse was denied benefits — the Defense of Marriage Act — violates the constitution's guarantee of equal...
  • Unprotected Sex More Likely in Serious Gay Relationships, Research Suggests

    06/28/2011 9:27:44 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 75 replies ^ | June 1, 2011 | Northwestern University
    ScienceDaily (June 1, 2011) — Gay young men in serious relationships are six times more likely to have unprotected sex than those who hook up with casual partners, according to new Northwestern Medicine research. The findings provide a new direction for prevention efforts in this population who account for nearly 70 percent of all new HIV/AIDS diagnoses in adolescents and young adults in the United States and who also have the highest increase in new infections. "Being in a serious relationship provides a number of mental and physical health benefits, but it also increases behaviors that put you at risk...
  • Researchers: Young Gay Men Getting HIV from Significant Others

    06/04/2011 12:38:53 PM PDT · by fwdude · 88 replies · 1+ views
    Edge - Dallas, Texas ^ | 05/02/2011 | Kilian Melloy
    Researchers have hit upon what they say is an overlooked risk factor for HIV: serious relationships.
  • 30 years after first AIDS cases, hope for a cure

    06/03/2011 5:28:51 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 3, 2011 6:18 AM (ET) | MARILYNN MARCHIONE
    Sunday marks 30 years since the first AIDS cases were reported in the United States. And this anniversary brings fresh hope for something many had come to think was impossible: finding a cure. The example is Timothy Ray Brown of San Francisco, the first person in the world apparently cured of AIDS. His treatment isn't practical for wide use, but there are encouraging signs that other approaches might someday lead to a cure, or at least allow some people to control HIV without needing medication every day. "I want to pull out all the stops to go for it," though...
  • Royal Palm Beach man charged with sexual battery after confessing he is infected with HIV

    05/26/2011 8:29:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | May 26, 2011 | Cynthia Roldan
    A Royal Palm Beach man has been was arrested for allegedly confessing to having sex with another man without informing him that he had HIV. Gentry Willis, 28, is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail in lieu of $125,000 bond. He is charged with sexual battery, crimes against a person for having HIV and not informing the 25-year-old, and burglary. According to a Greenacres Department of Public Safety report, officers on Wednesday responded to a home where they found a 25-year-old who reported that he was sexually assaulted.
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn Accuser Infected With HIV?

    05/18/2011 9:35:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    JammieWearingFool ^ | 05/18/2011
    The pathetic saga of IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has taken another turn, and now we know why the guy may be on suicide watch. Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have more to worry about than a possible prison sentence. The IMF chief's alleged sex-assault victim lives in a Bronx apartment rented exclusively for adults with HIV or AIDS, The Post has learned. The hotel maid, a West African immigrant, has occupied the fourth-floor High Bridge pad with her 15-year-old daughter since January -- and before that, lived in another Bronx apartment set aside by Harlem Community AIDS United strictly for adults with...
  • Apparent Immunity Gene ‘Cures’ Bay Area Man Of AIDS

    05/17/2011 6:20:20 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | May 16, 2011 12:25 PM | Staff
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) — A 45-year-old man now living in the Bay Area may be the first person ever cured of the deadly disease AIDS, the result of the discovery of an apparent HIV immunity gene. Timothy Ray Brown tested positive for HIV back in 1995, but has now entered scientific journals as the first man in world history to have that HIV virus completely eliminated from his body in what doctors call a “functional cure.” Brown was living in Berlin, Germany back in 2007, dealing with HIV and leukemia, when scientists there gave him a bone marrow stem...
  • Unusual AIDS Vaccine Shows Promising Results in Monkeys

    05/13/2011 8:54:49 AM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 11 May 2011 | Jon Cohen
    Enlarge Image SIV surrenders. A monkey test of a new AIDS vaccine defeated a powerful strain of the simian version of HIV. Credit: Fotosearch A new study gives a much-needed booster shot to the beleaguered AIDS vaccine field. The experiment, led by immunologist and pathologist Louis Picker of the Oregon Health & Science University in Beaverton, showed that an unusual approach to vaccinating against SIV (a simian cousin of HIV) protected 12 of 24 monkeys from a “challenge” with a particularly virulent strain of that virus. Specifically, all monkeys became infected, but in half of the animals, their immune...
  • (Phillips Exeter) Academy Won’t Host Red Cross Blood Drives (due to gay ban)

    05/06/2011 10:46:45 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 46 replies
    The Exonian ^ | April 28, 2011 | Brandon Kaplowitz and Euince Cho
    ­­The Academy will no longer host blood drives through the Red Cross, whose ban on blood donations from men who have had sex with other men was found to be inconsistent with the Academy’s anti-discrimination policy, Principal Tom Hassan decided this week. The FDA policy has been in place since 1977. Gay men are more likely to transmit HIV through blood donations, an FDA representative said. An Academy employee brought the clashing policies to the attention of Dean of Faculty Kathleen Curwen, Director of Human Resources Kate Anatone and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Chris Wejchert. The Academy was unaware of...
  • Risky behavior in public places leading to local HIV/AIDS cases

    03/05/2011 11:13:31 PM PST · by TheDailyChange · 13 replies
    KTVB ^ | 332011 | Nishi Gupta
    "BOISE -- The number of HIV infections and AIDS cases are on their way up, and health officials predict it will get worse if something doesn't change. The result, according to health officials, is a 50% increase in local HIV infections over the past 5 years." Sick and Twisted America is going DOWN HARD!
  • Sex With an Ex-Con: The Challenges of Loving Safely

    02/17/2011 4:35:24 AM PST · by flowerplough · 39 replies
    Henry Louis Gates' "The Root" ^ | 16 Feb |
    Fourteen years ago, 25-year-old Precious Jackson did something that many young women her age do: She fell in love. Her boyfriend at the time had a lengthy rap sheet and was in and out of prison, but "those were the types of men that I really dug," she recalls. "I liked the bad boys." Though Jackson wanted to ask him to take an HIV test, "I didn't want to insult his manhood," she says. A year and a half later, he tested positive for HIV, and so did she. Jackson is convinced that her ex-boyfriend contracted HIV in prison, where...
  • Outbreak at Playboy Mansion

    02/12/2011 7:35:47 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/12/2011 | Staff
    Can the Playboy Mansion make you ill? Hugh Hefner's iconic bachelor pad is under investigation after more than 80 guests at a conference and party there became sick with a suspected strain of Legionnaires' disease. Scores of attendees at the Domainfest conference in Santa Monica, held Feb. 1 to 3, came down with symptoms including fever, respiratory infections and violent headaches. Four Swedish guests were diagnosed with Legionellosis or pontiac fever -- a milder form of Legionnaires' caused by bacteria that thrives in warm air-conditioning systems.
  • Barack Obama Hooked on Pills? [Tabloid alert]

    02/11/2011 11:18:40 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 85 replies · 1+ views
    showbizspy ^ | Thursday February 10, 2011
    America’s Globe magazine claims the President is hooked on prescription pills. The tabloid says Obama’s addiction nightmare is the real reason for the Commander-in-Chief’s shocking weight loss. The drugs — apparently used to help Barack battle depression — are a “cocaine-like” stimulant, according to Globe.
  • HIV exposure case lands airman in prison

    01/26/2011 5:00:27 PM PST · by csvset · 17 replies
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | ROXANA HEGEMAN
    A disgraced Air Force sergeant will spend up to eight years in prison for exposing multiple sex partners to HIV at swinger parties in a sentence that the prosecution hopes will send the message that the military values the integrity of its service members. A court martial judge on Wednesday also ordered Tech Sgt. David Gutierrez to be dishonorably discharged and reduced him to the lowest enlistment rank while he serves out his military confinement. The judge, Lt. Col William Muldoon, found him guilty earlier in the day on seven of eight counts of aggravated assault and of violating his...
  • “Stomach parasites”…or Parkinson’s?

    01/19/2011 3:17:38 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 37 replies ^ | 1/19/11 | hillbuzz
    Back in 2004-2005, before he ran for president, when he’d just moved into the Obama/Rezko Mansion, a friend of mine had a meeting with Obama in his study — where piles of papers on Parkinson’s Disease were stacked. Books on Parkinson’s sat on his desk, with printed pages from websites scattered around. Obama is an intellectually incurious man who has never shown the slightest interest in any topic involving anything but himself. In his early 30s, having accomplished nothing, he wrote his autobiography (or, had William Ayers ghost write it, depending on what you believe). Obama is Obama’s favorite subject,...
  • Berlin Patient Follow-Up 'Strongly Suggests' HIV Cure

    12/19/2010 12:31:35 AM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 1+ views
    AIDSmeds ^ | December 10, 2010 | Tim Horn
    Editor's note: Soon after this article was posted to AIDSmeds and POZ, the editorial staff discovered that the long-anonymous Berlin Patient has decided to come forward, for the first time ever, in a profile published in the December 9 issue of Stern magazine. He is 44-year-old Timothy Ray Brown. (Click here for an approximate English translation of the profile teaser posted to The “Berlin Patient”—a man living with HIV who underwent a transplant involving HIV-resistant stem cells in 2007 for the treatment of leukemia—has been classified as cured of his HIV, according to an update of the patient’s experience published online, ahead of print, on...
  • Report: Scientists finally cure HIV with stem cells? (Yes, but...)

    12/15/2010 7:28:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/15/2010 | Allahpundit
    Big news no matter the circumstances, but in case you stumble across the headline elsewhere and are tempted to think it’s a major breakthrough, I recommend reading this excellent Fox News piece for perspective. The good news, obviously: An HIV-positive patient who was treated for leukemia more than three years ago shows no signs of the virus in his system to this day. Doctors can’t be completely sure that trace amounts aren’t lying dormant somewhere in his body, but as far as they’re able to measure, it’s all gone. He’s the first patient on record to be completely cured.The bad...
  • UN and Planned Parenthood seek to decriminalize willful HIV infection

    12/10/2010 10:42:11 AM PST · by massmike · 56 replies · 10+ views ^ | 12/10/2010 | Tyler Ament
    A new campaign seeks to eliminate disclosure laws which require HIV positive individuals to inform their sex partners of their potentially deadly infection. The campaign is led by the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and UNAIDS, an umbrella group of UN agencies. Notably absent from this campaign is any recognition of the danger posed for the possible victims of a willful refusal to disclose HIV status. As part of the campaign, IPPF released a collection of interviews entitled “Behind Bars”, which implies that such criminal laws fuel stigma against HIV persons. Proponents of criminal laws assert, however, they are designed...
  • Study: New pill greatly reduces HIV risk for men

    Men who are HIV-negative and who faithfully use a daily pill containing drugs to treat HIV can greatly reduce their risk of acquiring the deadly virus, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) says in a study released on Tuesday. "These results represent a major advance in HIV prevention research," said Dr. Kevin Fenton, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention. "For the first time, we have evidence that a daily pill used to treat HIV is partially effective for preventing HIV among gay and bisexual men at...
  • Pope Benedict says that condoms can be used to stop the spread of HIV (Contraceptives now allowed?)

    11/20/2010 6:08:23 PM PST · by WebFocus · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/20/2010 | Tom Kington and Ben Quinn
    In a break with his traditional teaching, Pope Benedict XVI has said the use of condoms is acceptable "in certain cases", in an extended interview to be published this week. After holding firm during his papacy to the Vatican's blanket ban on the use of contraceptives, Benedict's surprise comments will shock conservatives in the Catholic church while finding favour with senior Vatican figures who are pushing for a new line on the issue as HIV ravages Africa. The comments were made in a book-length interview with a German journalist, Peter Seewald. In the case of a male prostitute, says Benedict,...
  • 'Jesus had HIV' sermon sparks South African fury

    11/01/2010 8:03:42 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | November 1st 2010 | Mohammed Allie
    Today I will start with a three-part sermon on: Jesus was HIV-positive," South African Pastor Xola Skosana recently said in a Sunday church service. The words initially stunned his congregation in Cape Town's Khayelitsha township into silence, and then set tongues wagging in churches across the country. Some Christians have been outraged, saying he is portraying Jesus as sexually promiscuous. HIV is mainly transmitted through sex, but can also be spread through needle-sharing, contaminated blood, pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, as Pastor Skosana told those gathered in the modest Luhlaza High School hall for his weekly services, in many parts of...
  • HIV Through Transfusion — Missouri and Colorado, 2008 (Gay Blood gives AIDS to Innocent)

    10/21/2010 5:33:38 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 25 replies
    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report ^ | October 22, 2010 | Staff
    HIV Transmission Through Transfusion — Missouri and Colorado, 2008 (Page 1335) Transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) through transfusion of contaminated blood components was documented in the United States in 1982 (1). Since then, the risk for transfusion-transmitted HIV infection has been almost eliminated by the use of questionnaires to exclude donors at higher risk for HIV infection and the use of highly sensitive laboratory screening tests to identify infected blood donations. The risk for acquiring HIV infection through blood transfusion today is estimated conservatively to be one in 1.5 million, based on 2007–2008 data (2). This report describes the...
  • High HIV Rates for Black Women Frighten Health Reporter

    10/22/2010 7:03:24 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 63 replies
    Henry Louis Gates' "The Root" ^ | 20 Oct | Tomika Anderson
    How a new report on HIV infection in the Big Apple scared a health reporter into getting tested and having a frank discussion with her "boo." By Tomika Anderson My longtime lover and I were driving through Harlem when we passed a billboard that made me want to slam on the brakes and pull the car over. On it were two women -- one black and one Latina -- their pretty, youthful faces in lights. But under their pictures was a statistic that sucker-punched me: 93.4 percent. As in, 93.4 of all new HIV cases among women in NYC occur...
  • CDC: 20% Of Gay Men Have HIV; Half Are Unaware

    10/09/2010 6:29:19 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 85 replies
    The Bulletin ^ | 10/4/2010 | Peter J Smith
    Nearly half of sexually active homosexual men infected with the virus causing AIDS are unaware that they are carriers of the deadly disease, according to a new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The now released CDC study of 21 U.S. metropolitan areas in 2008 found that out of 8,153 sexually active homosexual and bisexual men, one out of five (1562) tested positive for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Of those infected, 44 percent (680) were unaware that they were carrying – and, by implication, spreading – HIV. The CDC says that men who have sex with men...
  • Wife: Roberto Alomar exposed me to HIV

    10/07/2010 6:55:27 PM PDT · by xzins · 10 replies ^ | Oct. 7, 2010
    Published: at 9:34 PM ArticleListenComments. Share TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Roberto Alomar's wife accuses the former MLB star of having unprotected sex with her even though he is HIV-positive, Florida divorce papers indicate. Maria Del Pilar Rivera Alomar, 33, says the former all-star second baseman "intentionally, with corrupt intent, concealed from (her) his physical condition" to get her to have unprotected sex with him, the New York Post reported. Alomar, 42, "knew prior to his first sexual contact with (her) that he was HIV-positive" but not only did he not tell Rivera about his condition, he assured her...
  • 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.
  • Stimulus Loot Spent on Teaching Africans to Wash Their Privates

    09/15/2010 7:03:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | September 14, 2010 | Van Helsing
    Not all of the hundreds and hundreds of $billions our rulers have been looting from future generations and flushing away in the name of "stimulus" has been as flagrantly wasted as the $30 million spent to enhance the living conditions of rodents in Nancy Pelosi's district. For example, $800,000 was spent teaching Africans how to wash their genitals: The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spent $823,200 of economic stimulus funds in 2009 on a study by a UCLA research team to teach uncircumcised African men how to wash their genitals...
  • HIV Spread 'Out of Control' Among French Gay Men

    09/11/2010 7:42:59 PM PDT · by Inappropriate Laughter · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | September 09, 2010 | Reuters
    LONDON – Transmission of the AIDS virus seems to be "out of control" among gay men in France despite an overall fall in the number of new HIV cases in the country, according to a study published on Thursday. Scientists from the French National Institute for Public Health Surveillance found that nearly half of the 7,000 people newly infected with HIV in the country in 2008 were gay men, and the incidence among homosexual men is 200 times higher than in the heterosexual population. Experts said the findings showed that French authorities needed to revise and renew prevention strategies and...
  • Young gay men fuelling HIV epidemic, study warns.

    09/06/2010 9:01:49 PM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 76 replies
    Guardian ^ | 7 sep 2010 | Sarah Boseley
    Researchers say that rising rates of syphilis along HIV among young gay men suggests risky sexual behaviour was to blame.. Public messages and campaigns about the dangers of unsafe sex do not appear to be getting through to men who have sex with men, the researchers say – particularly the young ones.
  • Air Force Sergeant May Have Exposed Others to HIV at "Swinger" Sex Parties, Says Military

    09/02/2010 7:03:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    See BS ^ | 9/2/2010 | Edecio Martinez
    The military has arrested Air Force Sgt. David Gutierrez, a 20-year military veteran accused of having unprotected sex with partners he met at "swinger" parties in central Kansas, even though he knew he was HIV positive. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations said Tuesday the 43-year-old airman has not been charged but was ordered into pretrial confinement at a military jail on McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita by his commander while the investigation continues. Gutierrez was arrested Aug. 9 and was expected to be charged in mid-September, said Air Force OSI spokeswoman Linda Card. Under military law, having...
  • Star’s HIV rap ( German Pop Figure Charged infecting with HIV)

    08/17/2010 7:14:33 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 11 replies · 2+ views
    The Sun ^ | 17 Aug 2010 | ALEX PEAKE
    GIRLBAND singer famed across the continent was dramatically put on trial for GBH yesterday - for giving a lover HIV. Top pop star Nadja Benaissa, 28 - whose group is Germany's equivalent of Girls Aloud - admitted failing to tell a string of men she bedded that she had the virus. The chart beauty - accused of deliberately putting them at risk - faces up to ten years in jail if convicted in a trial that yesterday gripped Germany. She told a judge: "I'm sorry from the bottom of my heart." Benaissa, one of the country's most famous personalities, was...
  • Timing of Attendant's Injury in Question

    08/14/2010 1:08:37 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 14, 2010 | Sean Gardiner
    A Brooklyn couple who pre-boarded JetBlue Flight 1052 on Monday said flight attendant Steven Slater's forehead was bleeding before all but one other passenger was allowed on the plane. Their account is the most recent to cast doubt on the flight attendant's version of the events that led to his now-famous exit via the plane's emergency chute. Marta and Rudyard Crichlow, who were returning from visiting family in Pittsburgh, were allowed on the flight early because they were traveling with their 20-month-old daughter, Grace. Ms. Crichlow said the plane was "empty' save one other passenger, a curly-haired man wearing eyeglasses....
  • VA Continues to Test for HIV

    08/03/2010 8:06:57 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 3 replies · 3+ views ^ | Week of August 02, 2010 |
    VA Continues to Test for HIV Week of August 02, 2010 The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to test more than 1,800 military veterans who had dental procedures done at the St. Louis VA Medical Center. The veterans were potentially infected with HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C when they received dental work from Feb. 1, 2009, through March 11, 2010. Of 1,144 veterans tested recently, 809 have tested negative.
  • Global AIDS Activists Pine For President Bush

    07/30/2010 9:24:01 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 18 replies · 1+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 7/30/2010 | Sean Higgins
    The Washington Post reported yesterday on the frustration and anger among international AIDS charities with the White House. The groups argue that President Obama’s administration has reneged on pledges to fund antiretroviral therapy programs. The programs have been big successes in Africa, which faces epidemic levels of infection. “In sub-Saharan Africa, antiretroviral therapy, much of it paid for by the U.S. government, is resurrecting whole communities,” the Post reports. That progress is endangered, the charities say, by a shortage of funds. They now long for the good old days of ... the previous administration.

    07/24/2010 10:20:45 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 91 replies · 5+ views
    National Enquirer ^ | July 23, 2010
    In a bombshell new development in the AL GORE SEX SCANDAL, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively that the former vice president has finally been interviewed by police in the Molly Hagerty case. Sources close to the investigation reveal that detectives from the Portland, Oregon, Police Bureau traveled quietly to San Francisco on Thursday for the secret meeting with the 62-year-old Nobel Prize winner. "Al Gore has finally been interviewed face to face by detectives in the Molly Hagerty case," a close source told The ENQUIRER. "Details of what was disclosed in the police interview by Gore --and exactly how long...
  • Impacts of Illegal Immigration: Diseases

    07/20/2010 5:16:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 2+ views
    The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration ^ | July 20, 2010 | P. F. Wagner and Dan Amato
    Legal immigrants are required to have medical screening to ensure that they do not bring any contagious diseases into the United States. Illegal aliens are not screened and many are carrying horrific third world diseases that do not belong in the USA. Many of these diseases are highly contagious and will infect citizens that come in contact with an infected illegal alien. This has already happened in restaurants, schools, and police forces. Malaria was eradicated from the USA in the 1940s but recently there were outbreaks in southern California, New Jersey, New York City, and Houston. Additionally, Malaria tainted blood...
  • Remarks by the President on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

    07/14/2010 6:45:21 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies ^ | July 13, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Speeches & Remarks The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 13, 2010 Remarks by the President on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy East Room 6:10 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody! Hello! (Applause.) Hello. Hello, hello, hello. Hello. Well, good evening, everybody. This is a pretty feisty group here. (Laughter.) AUDIENCE MEMBER: We love you, President! THE PRESIDENT: Love you back. Thank you. (Applause.) Thank you. Well, it is a privilege to speak with all of you. Welcome to the White House. Let...
  • Advance in Quest for HIV Vaccine (neutralizes 91% of HIV strains)

    07/08/2010 7:02:16 PM PDT · by mnehring · 4 replies
    ...In the latest development, U.S. government scientists say they have discovered three powerful antibodies, the strongest of which neutralizes 91% of HIV strains, more than any AIDS antibody yet discovered. They are now deploying the technique used to find those antibodies to identify antibodies to influenza viruses....
  • Veterans Affairs head blasts administration over hospital incident

    07/06/2010 12:46:02 AM PDT · by Christus_Rex · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 5, 2010 | Russell Berman
    The Democratic chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee lambasted the Obama administration over its handling of an incident at a St. Louis VA center in which more than 1,800 veterans were told they may have been exposed to HIV. ... Filner criticized the administration for taking more than three months to send out the letters after it discovered the faulty safety precautions in March.