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  • Ghoulish: St. Louis Federal Reserve Head Says Americans Should Be Tested for COVID-19 Daily And Forced To Display a Badge on Their Clothing with the Result

    04/06/2020 3:29:10 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 66 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 5, 2020 | Brock Simmons
    ...James Bullard, CEO of the St. Louis branch of the Federal Reserve, was recently on CBS’s Face The Nation with Margaret Brennan to talk about the state of the economy and what could be done to stem the outbreak of the virus. Toward the end of the interview, Bullard says, “You know, I have good news for you, MARGARET, because we have a- there is a solution using available technology today to fix the economic part of this problem. The solution is universal testing. What you want is every single person to get tested every day. And then they would...
  • Doctors can't use COVID-19 antibodies from gay men or anyone taking PrEP

    04/02/2020 6:36:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/02/2020 | Tim Fitzsimons
    New York City resident Sabri Ben-Achour, 39, began to feel ill on March 12 and experienced roughly 36 hours of intense symptoms: fever, aches, fatigue, cough and headache. But by March 14, Ben-Achour felt back to normal, except for one thing: Both his sense of smell and taste were gone. "I couldn't smell anything," he said. "I could literally not smell s---." He ordered from an Indian restaurant: "I asked them to make it extra salty and extra spicy, and it tasted like water." By March 16, he was fairly certain he had contracted and recuperated from COVID-19, the disease...
  • Younger people with HIV lose lung function faster

    03/30/2020 6:54:34 PM PDT · by fwdude · 43 replies
    AIDSMap ^ | 12 March 2020 | Keith Alcorn
    People living with HIV under the age of 50 lose lung function faster than HIV-negative people, a review of a large US cohort has shown. People with a previous low CD4 cell count also had faster declines in lung function. The findings were presented at the 2020 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. Conference presentations are taking place online to minimise the risk of coronavirus transmission.
  • The ‘London Patient,’ Cured of H.I.V., Reveals His Identity

    03/09/2020 5:29:45 AM PDT · by karpov · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 9, 2020 | Apoorva Mandavilli
    A year after the “London Patient” was introduced to the world as only the second person to be cured of H.I.V., he is stepping out of the shadows to reveal his identity: He is Adam Castillejo. Six feet tall and sturdy, with long, dark hair and an easy smile, Mr. Castillejo, 40, exudes good health and cheer. But his journey to the cure has been arduous and agonizing, involving nearly a decade of grueling treatments and moments of pure despair. He wrestled with whether and when to go public, given the attention and scrutiny that might follow. Ultimately, he said,...
  • Washington State Legislature Votes to Modernize HIV Crime Laws [Decriminalization of Aggravated Assault!]

    03/05/2020 12:34:13 PM PST · by fwdude · 8 replies
    Poz.com ^ | March 5, 2020 | Trenton Straube
    The Washington State Senate passed a bill to lower the penalty for intentionally exposing a sexual partner to HIV, making the crime a misdemeanor instead of a felony, reports The New York Times. The state House of Representatives passed the bill 57–40 last month. It now goes to Governor Jay Inslee, who is expected to sign it into law. Currently, a person charged with the felony of intentional HIV exposure or transmission could face life in prison and a $50,000 fine. The new bill would reduce the charge to a misdemeanor carrying a penalty of up to a possible 90...
  • Giving Candy A Bad Name (Ayds Diet Candy - the Corona Beer of the Early 80's)

    03/05/2020 12:21:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Tedium ^ | Sep 20, 2018 | Ernie Smith
    The surprisingly true story of Ayds, a diet suppressant candy that was incredibly successful until its name became forever associated with something else.Today in Tedium: A few years ago, the wireless industry thought it could win a potentially lucrative game—that of the mobile wallet, which was just starting to get off the ground thanks to the smartphone. They had all the elements in place to pull it off, including support of most of the major wireless providers. But there was a problem—the name. Back in 2010, naming a technology product ISIS Wallet might have seemed like a novel idea, but...
  • Mandelman bringing bathhouses back to The City (of San Francisco). New ordinance would amend health code restrictions imposed in 1980s

    03/04/2020 7:46:22 PM PST · by karpov · 48 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | February 16, 2020 | Mary Jane Johnson
    Largely banished since the outbreak of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, gay bathhouses could return to San Francisco under new legislation introduced to the Board of Supervisors. District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman, who represents the Castro neighborhood, introduced an ordinance Tuesday calling for the Department of Public Health to amend city standards established in the 1980s for adult sex venues that effectively shut down gay bathhouses. Mandelman said bathhouses were once the focal point of the gay community and health care advancements to help prevent the transmission of HIV has made the standards outdated. “In many ways they symbolized...
  • To Take On the Coronavirus, Go Medieval on It. Quarantines and restrictive measures served a purpose in the old days. They can now, too.

    02/29/2020 3:57:29 AM PST · by karpov · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 28, 2020 | Donald G. McNeil Jr.
    ... Harsh measures horrify civil libertarians, but they often save lives, especially when they are imposed in the early days. The best-known modern example is Cuba’s AIDS epidemic. In the 1980s, Cuba and the United States were both hit hard by the AIDS epidemic. In Cuba, the virus first infected thousands of soldiers, doctors and nurses who had served in Africa. The Castro regime’s response — roundly condemned by other countries — was to make H.I.V. tests mandatory, and to force everyone infected into quarantine camps. The camps were not hellholes: they had bungalows, gardens, theater troupes, medical care, more...
  • From felony to misdemeanor: Bill would ease penalty in Washington [state] for exposing a partner to HIV

    02/23/2020 12:02:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 02/22/2020
    The state Department of Health has proposed legislation that would make such exposure a misdemeanor, asserting the state’s HIV laws aren’t reflective of current treatments and perpetuate a stigma against people living with the virus. The proposal also calls for more intervention from local and state health officers, allowing them to recommend options ranging from testing to counseling, and even mandate treatment for an individual determined to be placing others at risk. Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center and a member of the committee, said she supports efforts to de-stigmatize HIV but said reducing the penalty for intentional transmission diminishes the...
  • Youth with HIV less likely than adults to achieve viral suppression

    02/20/2020 4:57:18 PM PST · by fwdude · 16 replies
    National Institutes of Health ^ | February 10, 2020 | NIH
    Despite similar rates of enrollment into medical care, youth with HIV have much lower rates of viral suppression — reducing HIV to undetectable levels — compared to adults, according to an analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health. Among more than 1,000 youth, most of whom were newly enrolled in care at treatment centers throughout the United States, 12% had attained viral suppression, far lower than the 32% to 63% observed in studies of adults over age 24. The findings suggest that after they enroll in an HIV treatment program, a low proportion of youth adhere to care regimens....
  • U.S. medical schools boost LGBTQ students, doctor training

    02/20/2020 9:30:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 20, 2020 | Lindsey Tanner
    Aliya Feroe recalls the flustered OB-GYN who referred her to another physician after learning she identified as queer. For Rhi Ledgerwood, who was designated female at birth, identifies as trans and doesn’t have sex with men, it was a doctor advising about condoms and pregnancy prevention. For Tim Keyes, who came out as gay at age 17, it’s when doctors automatically assumed he sleeps with women. Ask any LGBTQ patient about awkward doctor visits and chances are they’ll have a story to tell. When being heterosexual is presumed even in doctors’ offices, those who identify otherwise can feel marginalized and...
  • Many gay men living with HIV have a misconception about their current viral load, US survey finds

    02/16/2020 2:26:23 PM PST · by fwdude · 54 replies
    AidsMap ^ | 3 February 2020 | Michael Carter
    Over a quarter of a sample of HIV-positive gay and bisexual men in a relationship with an HIV-negative partner did not have an accurate understanding of their current viral load, investigators from the United States report in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. Laboratory viral load results showed that a fifth of men who believed that they were undetectable currently had a detectable viral load, and that 7.5% were virally suppressed when they thought their viral load was detectable. Perhaps significantly, the participants were initially recruited to take part in an adherence intervention and 48%...
  • Indian scientists have just found HIV (AIDS) virus-like insertions in the 2019-nCov virus

    01/31/2020 11:58:42 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 96 replies
    Oh my god. Indian scientists have just found HIV (AIDS) virus-like insertions in the 2019-nCov virus that are not found in any other coronavirus. They hint at the possibility that this Chinese virus was designed ["not fortuitous']. Scary if true. https://biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.01.30.927871v1.full.pdf
  • STD in numbers: Risk of contracting various STDs with one-time unprotected homosexual sex for men

    01/20/2020 9:40:06 AM PST · by fwdude · 36 replies
    STD Center NY ^ | Undetermined | STD Center NY
    INTRODUCTION Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections acquired from another person mainly through the pathway of sexual activity. STDs are very common and are responsible of a heavy burden to public health in many countries. Luckily, these diseases are treatable. Some of them are curable, and most importantly, all of them are preventable. In the United States, about 20 million new sexually transmitted infections occur every year. That means that the average American has a 6% annual probability of getting an STD. Of course, this probability varies widely depending on many factors, and homosexual intercourse tends to be highly placed...
  • OrCam Camera and Hearing Buds Combo Intelligently Amplify Speech: CES 2020

    01/13/2020 8:43:22 PM PST · by aimhigh · 11 replies
    MedGadget ^ | 01/13/2020 | MedGadget
    For many people who have hearing problems it is noisy environments, such as busy restaurants, that are their main problem. Hearing aids help somewhat, but even the most advanced ones can’t amplify only single individuals that the user is talking to when there are other speakers nearby. At CES 2020 we ran into OrCam, an Israeli company that has developed technology that combines computer vision with audio modulation to know who the intended speaker the user is trying to listen to and to only amplify that person’s speech. This is a smart reworking of a similar technology in OrCam’s other...
  • 28 Percent of HIV-Negative Millennials Avoid Hugging People With HIV

    12/24/2019 8:49:47 AM PST · by fwdude · 26 replies
    HIVPlusMag ^ | November 26, 2019 | Neal Broverman
    More than one-quarter of HIV-negative millennials report that they avoid hugging, talking, or being friends with someone who is HIV-positive, according to a new study from the Prevention Access Campaign and the phamaceutical company Merck. The study uncovered widespread ignorance and stigma from young people when it comes to HIV. Thirty percent of HIV-negative millennials (people between the ages of 23 and 36) said they would prefer not to interact socially with someone with HIV. One in three Black and Latinx millennials reported avoiding even shaking hands or sharing drinks or utensils with someone with HIV. In reality, the disease...
  • World's first HIV-positive 'sperm bank' is launched (TR)

    11/27/2019 12:55:40 PM PST · by jonascord · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:29 EST, 27 November 2019 | Vanessa Chalmers
    The world's first sperm bank has launched for HIV-positive people in an effort to reduce the disease stigma. Sperm Positive has begun with three male donors from across New Zealand who are living with HIV but cannot pass the virus on.
  • A New Strain of HIV Is Recorded Under Group That Caused Pandemic

    11/06/2019 9:53:05 AM PST · by karpov · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 6, 2019 | Preetika Rana
    Scientists using advanced DNA sequencing technology have documented a previously unidentified strain of HIV under the group that is responsible for the vast majority of human infections. The previous strain in that group was documented in 2000. The latest strain was found in just three people, but the findings by Abbott Laboratories —a maker of HIV tests—are expected to strike up a broader conversation about how to classify new viral strains that could surface. The company described its findings on Wednesday in an academic journal. Strains from Group M are the most common in humans and are responsible for the...
  • 900 children test positive for HIV in Pakistani city

    10/26/2019 4:32:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    the hill ^ | 1/26/2019 | Tax Axelrod
    Health officials initially said a single pediatrician who was accused of reusing syringes was to blame, according to The [NY] Times. Ghanghro was ultimately arrested and charged with negligence, manslaughter and causing unintentional harm. He has yet to be convicted and has maintained his innocence, saying he never reuses syringes. Health officials say that Ghanghro is not likely to be the sole cause of the outbreak, noting that visiting health workers saw many other doctors reuse syringes, barbers use the same razors to shave customers, and roadside dentists use unsterilized tools.
  • Elton John Praises Ellen After Backlash...Offers Praise For Bush, Trump

    10/15/2019 11:49:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 10/15/19 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    ....Elton John has come to the defense of his friend Ellen DeGeneres after the talk show host was swarmed with left-wing criticism.... The “Rocket Man” singer piggybacked off DeGeneres’ message of tolerance and even offered praise for Mr. Bush and President Donald Trump for humanitarian efforts addressing HIV/AIDS globally.