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  • 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.
  • Buttigieg thinks it’s perfectly fine to NOT tell a sexual partner you’re carrying HIV

    10/12/2019 9:10:40 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 40 replies
    TNS ^ | 10/12/19 | TNS Staff
    As poor as CNN’s ratings are in the United States, a rational person would conclude that, at some point, the executives who run the place would figure out what they’re doing wrong and fix it so that they could attract more viewers. But CNN isn’t run by rational people. In fact, we believe everyone who works there is certifiably out of their minds. They’d have to be in order to come up with some of the dumbest, tone-deaf, inappropriate, uninteresting, and pointless BS they put on the air. Like holding a “town hall” meeting with a gay man, hosted by...
  • HIV Cases Soar (among gay and bisexual men) in the Philippines, as Dating Apps Spread

    10/03/2019 4:50:48 AM PDT · by karpov · 34 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 3, 2019 | Preetika Rana
    MANILA—HIV is spreading faster in the Philippines than anywhere in the world. The estimated number of new infections in this Southeast Asian nation has more than doubled from 2013 through 2018, reaching epidemic proportions among young men, according to the United Nations’ AIDS agency. The surge in the virus that causes AIDS stands out against the decline in estimated world-wide infections. Determining the cause can be difficult and inevitably involves some guesswork among epidemiologists seeking answers. But health advocates think a major driver has been dating apps, which have encouraged promiscuity in a country where traditional social norms have kept...
  • Truvada Commercial (Barf! Alert)

    09/15/2019 6:40:02 PM PDT · by LukeL · 44 replies
    Has anyone seen the new commercial for the HIV drug Truvada? The commercial states they are doing it for prep. However it later goes on to say it helps lower the risk of contracting HIV in high risk people. So basically it is a drug for people who cannot control their sex drive and have dozens of sex partners per year.
  • Gay 'chemsex' is fueling HIV epidemics in Europe, experts warn

    09/13/2019 5:06:33 PM PDT · by fwdude · 58 replies
    NBC News (By Reuters) ^ | Sept. 12, 2019 | By Reuters
    A surge in "chemsex" parties, where people spend days getting high on drugs and having sex with scores of partners, is re-fueling epidemics of HIV among gay men in European towns and cities, doctors say. Despite much higher risks of contracting the virus that causes AIDS, as well as other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), users search online "hook-up" apps like Grindr for tags such as "high and horny" or "party and play" to find others wanting drug-heightened and often anonymous and unprotected sex. The result, AIDS experts say, is that in cities across Europe, HIV is spreading rapidly among men...
  • Alarming Surge in Drug-Resistant HIV Uncovered

    07/31/2019 11:39:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Scientific America ^ | July 30, 2019 | Emiliano Rodríguez Mega
    Health authorities have uncovered an alarming surge in resistance to crucial HIV drugs. Surveys by the World Health Organization (WHO) reveal that, in the past 4 years, 12 countries in Africa, Asia and the Americas have surpassed acceptable levels of drug resistance against two drugs that constitute the backbone of HIV treatment: efavirenz and nevirapine. People living with HIV are routinely treated with a cocktail of drugs, known as antiretroviral therapy, but the virus can mutate into a resistant form.
  • Patreon bans straight Pride Parade account; Netflix thinks Straight Pride is “gross”

    07/26/2019 4:32:17 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 16 replies
    One Angry Gamer ^ | 26th July 2019 | Billy D
    Only in Clown World is it possible for big corporations to label heterosexuality as “gross”. Yes, the very thing that allowed them to type out those words in an e-mail, and gave them an opportunity at living a life in the waking world is “gross” for some people, but that’s just the way it is in an era of insanity. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, I’m talking about Netflix’s response to the Straight Pride Parade group known as Super Happy Fun America. Recently the company posted up a tweet on July 26th, 2019 with an image revealing...
  • Chimpanzee Meat Being Eaten In UK As Border Force Urged To Bring In Testing (US-Bound Meat Stopped

    06/10/2019 4:11:28 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 71 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/8/2019 | Staff
    Chimpanzee meat is being served as a delicacy at British weddings and served as 'bush meat' on market stalls it has emerged. The border force is under pressure to introduce DNA testing to identify the meat at customs and has said it would be investing in new technology to tackle the rising issue. Leading primate scientist Dr. Ben Garrod had said he was told by customs officials just weeks ago that a ton of bush meat from West Africa had been confiscated on a flight bound for the U.S. He said it was routinely smuggled into Europe and the UK...
  • Al Sharpton dishes on his drastic weight loss secrets

    06/06/2019 5:39:13 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 63 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | June 6, 2019 | 3:38pm
    So that’s how the Rev. Al stays so thin. Al Sharpton outlined a super specific diet and workout regimen that for years has helped him maintain his 130-pound weight in a Q&A with GQ Thursday. The 64-year-old activist turned MSNBC host’s exercise routine has him up at 4 a.m. seven days a week — and he follows a diet that includes three slices of seven-grain toast a day. “I have to stay at a hotel with a fitness room and that also has seven-grain toast,” he told the magazine. Sharpton was once over 300 pounds, but the controversial activist has...
  • Trump ending fetal tissue research by federal scientists

    06/05/2019 10:19:56 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 36 replies
    NBC ^ | 06-05-19 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Wednesday it is ending medical research by government scientists using human fetal tissue, a victory for abortion foes that comes despite impassioned pleas from scientists that some health problems can't be studied any other way. Research using fetal tissue that otherwise would be discarded has been funded by the government, under leadership of both political parties, for decades — and has led to life-saving advances including development of vaccines for rubella and rabies, and drugs for the HIV virus. Officials said government-sponsored research by universities will be allowed to continue, subject to additional scrutiny....
  • Transgender woman migrant who had been in ICE custody dies after falling ill

    06/03/2019 5:21:52 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 36 replies
    MSN/ Washington Post ^ | June 3, 2019
    EL PASO —A transgender woman from El Salvador died after falling ill at a private Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in New Mexico, officials said Sunday, drawing new scrutiny to a facility that has faced allegations of mistreatment of gay and transgender detainees. Johana Medina Leon, 25, died on Saturday at Del Sol Medical Center in El Paso, ICE officials said. She had been taken to the hospital complaining of chest pains on Tuesday at the Otero County Processing Center. Earlier that day, she had requested an HIV test, which came back positive, officials said.
  • End to Aids in sight as huge study finds drugs stop HIV transmission

    05/02/2019 5:23:55 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 52 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 2nd 2019 | Sarah Boseley and Hannah Devlin
    An end to the Aids epidemic could be in sight after a landmark study found men whose HIV infection was fully suppressed by antiretroviral drugs had no chance of infecting their partner. The success of the medicine means that if everyone with HIV were fully treated, there would be no further infections. Among nearly 1,000 male couples across Europe where one partner with HIV was receiving treatment to suppress the virus, there were no cases of transmission of the infection to the HIV-negative partner during sex without a condom. Although 15 men were infected with HIV during the eight-year study,...
  • Buttigieg raises eyebrows on vaccination stance, faces media criticism

    04/30/2019 11:05:14 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 30 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    South Bend mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg drew some backlash for his stance on mandatory vaccinations. Buzzfeed reported that Buttigieg supports states' rights to mandate vaccinations, but also supports "some exceptions." "The law of the land for more than a century has been that states may enforce mandatory vaccination for public safety to prevent the spread of a dangerous disease. Pete does support some exceptions, except during a public health emergency to prevent an outbreak," a spokesman for the South Bend mayor told Buzzfeed.
  • United Methodists edge toward breakup over LGBT policies

    04/20/2019 10:44:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 20, 2019 | David Crary
    There’s at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist and liberal leaders in the United Methodist Church: America’s largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors. The differences have simmered for years, and came to a head in February at a conference in St. Louis where delegates voted 438-384 for a proposal called the Traditional Plan, which strengthens bans on LGBT-inclusive practices. A majority of U.S.-based delegates opposed that plan and favored LGBT-friendly options, but they were outvoted by U.S. conservatives teamed with most of the...
  • Frederick man knowingly transferred HIV to women he met on dating apps, police say

    04/16/2019 9:03:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies
    FOX 5 DC ^ | April 6, 2019 | FOX 5 DC
    FREDERICK, Md. (FOX 5 DC) - A Maryland man was knowingly transferring HIV to women he met on dating apps, according to officials. The Frederick Police Department said 34-year-old Rudolph Smith, of Frederick, was taken into custody on Monday after a 21-month long investigation. Authorities said they received a tip that Smith was actively having sexual relations with multiple women knowing that he was HIV positive.
  • Gay rights groups sue over Arizona’s ‘no promo homo’ law

    03/30/2019 6:26:19 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 37 replies
    Arizona Capitol Times ^ | March 29, 2019 | Howard Fischer
    Two gay rights organizations filed suit Thursday in federal court in Tucson challenging the legality of what some call Arizona’s “no promo homo” law. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Equality Arizona and an unnamed Tucson gay student, says the law “facially discriminates against non-heterosexual students on the basis of sexual orientation and places them in an expressly disfavored class.” At issue is a section of the state education code that prohibits instruction that “promotes a homosexual lifestyle” or “portrays homosexuality as a positive alternative life-style” when teaching about AIDS and HIV. That, according to attorneys, is unconstitutional because it...
  • US begins organ transplants from living donors who have HIV

    03/28/2019 10:39:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 28, 2019 | Lauran Neergard
    Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what’s thought to be the world’s first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a milestone for patients with the AIDS virus who need a new organ — and one that could free up space on the transplant waiting list for everyone. Nina Martinez of Atlanta traveled to Johns Hopkins University to donate a kidney to an HIV-positive stranger, saying she “wanted to make a difference in somebody else’s life” and counter the stigma that too often still surrounds HIV infection. […] “Here’s a disease that in the past was a death sentence and...
  • Why Trump's Wrong To Focus On Ending AIDs

    02/09/2019 10:31:38 AM PST · by OddLane · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/8/19 | MIchael Fumento
    State of the Union addresses are like appendixes: They may serve a purpose but nobody knows what it is. So there’s always a temptation to insert into them a “moonshot goal” to show you’re doing Big Things. This year, President Trump’s moonshot was ending HIV transmission in the United States by 2030. Poor choice. For decades, the AIDS lobby has seized huge swaths of limited resources — not only funding but medical researchers — at the expense of diseases that kill far more people. This has to end...
  • Quest to Solve Assassination Mystery Revives an AIDS Conspiracy Theory

    01/28/2019 12:13:53 PM PST · by Theoria · 34 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 27 Jan 2019 | Matt Apuzzo
    When South Africa opened its books on the atrocities of the apartheid era in the 1990s, a tantalizing series of faded documents reignited one of the continent’s enduring mysteries. The records suggested that a white militia, operating with the support of the C.I.A. and British intelligence, orchestrated the 1961 plane crash that killed the United Nations secretary general, Dag Hammarskjold. Twenty years later, a team of documentary filmmakers set out to investigate the shadowy militia, known as the South African Institute for Maritime Research, and to determine whether it had really assassinated Mr. Hammarskjold. What they uncovered, if it is...
  • Facing Legal Action, Insurer Now Will Cover People Taking Truvada, an H.I.V.-Prevention Drug

    01/11/2019 6:25:10 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 10, 2019 | Gina Kolata
    Settling allegations of discrimination filed by the Massachusetts attorney general’s office, Mutual of Omaha has agreed not to deny insurance to people who use medications to prevent H.I.V. infection. The insurer also has settled a lawsuit brought by an unidentified gay man in Massachusetts who was turned down for long-term-care insurance after acknowledging that he took an H.I.V.-prevention drug called Truvada. “Consumers looking to protect themselves from H.I.V. transmission should not be excluded from buying insurance,” Maura Healey, the attorney general of Massachusetts, said in a prepared statement. The company admitted no wrongdoing in the settlements and will make a...