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  • We Can’t End AIDS Without Fighting Racism [Barf]

    07/09/2020 8:15:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 9, 2020 | Elton John
    The color of your skin should not determine the quality of your health. But in the United States, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is exacerbated by racism, bias, and discrimination. As America continues its long-overdue reckoning with racism and systemic injustice, we must address the devastating impact of the disease on the Black community. An end to the AIDS epidemic can only be achieved through dignity, respect, love, and compassion for all.
  • This Pride Month we honor Black trans women and LGBTQ+ people of color

    06/30/2020 1:14:07 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 53 replies
    Google ^ | June 30, 2020 | Google
  • Presidential Message on National HIV Testing Day, 2020

    06/27/2020 1:39:48 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | June 27, 2020 | White House
    Each year in June, the United States observes National Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Testing Day.  An estimated 1.2 million people in the United States are currently living with HIV.  Sadly, 1 in 7 of these individuals are unaware that they have HIV, which poses serious health risks.  On this day, we reaffirm our Nation’s leading role in advancing prevention, research, treatment, and cures for this virus and pledge to continue working to raise awareness about the importance of testing and early diagnosis in combating HIV.While infections in the United States have dropped by more than two-thirds since the onset...
  • AP FACT CHECK: In time of trauma, Trumps congratulates self

    06/20/2020 7:00:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 20, 2020 | By CALVIN WOODWARD and HOPE YEN
    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump prefaced the revival of his campaign rallies with days of self-congratulation, a familiar pattern that has not been disturbed by the traumas of this time. ... A look at claims and the reality from the past week: TRUMP: “Biden got failing grades and polls on his clueless handling of the Swine Flu H1N1. It was a total disaster, they had no idea what they were doing.” - tweet Thursday. THE FACTS: This is a distorted history of a pandemic in 2009 that killed far fewer people in the United States than the coronavirus is killing...
  • German parliament debates relaxing blood donation rules for LGBT+ men

    05/27/2020 11:19:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.27.2020 | Kate Brady
    At a blood donation bank in Cologne, western Germany, empty bags sit ready to be filled. A few forms, a quick measure of blood pressure, a scratch on the arm, and seven minutes later donors have made their 500-ml contribution to the 15,000 blood donations needed every day in Germany. The footfall of donors, now wearing face masks due to the coronavirus pandemic, is steady, but not fast enough. Germany’s blood reserves are running low. Under usual circumstances, the German Red Cross (DRK) — which covers two-thirds of Germany’s blood supplies — would aim to have enough blood reserves for...
  • Larry Kramer, playwright and AIDS activist, dies at 84

    05/27/2020 4:23:07 PM PDT · by Salman · 33 replies
    AP News ^ | 05-27-2020 | MARK KENNEDY
    NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Kramer, the playwright whose angry voice and pen raised theatergoers’ consciousness about AIDS and roused thousands to militant protests in the early years of the epidemic, has died at 84. Bill Goldstein, a writer who was working on a biography of Kramer, confirmed the news to The Associated Press. Kramer’s husband, David Webster, told The New York Times that Kramer died Wednesday of pneumonia. “We have lost a giant of a man who stood up for gay rights like a warrior. His anger was needed at a time when gay men’s deaths to AIDS were...
  • Coronavirus uses same strategy as HIV to dodge immune response, Chinese study finds

    05/26/2020 8:50:55 PM PDT · by amorphous · 53 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 27 May 2020 | Stephen Chen
    The novel coronavirus uses the same strategy to evade attack from the human immune system as HIV, according to a new study by Chinese scientists. Both viruses remove marker molecules on the surface of an infected cell that are used by the immune system to identify invaders, the researchers said in a non-peer reviewed paper posted on preprint website bioRxiv.org on Sunday. They warned that this commonality could mean Sars-CoV-2, the clinical name for the virus, could be around for some time, like HIV. Virologist Zhang Hui and a team from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou also said their discovery...
  • Tracing South Korea’s latest virus outbreak shoves LGBTQ community into unwelcome spotlight

    05/12/2020 8:32:19 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05/11/2020 | Min Joo Kim
    South Korea is in a race to contain a new coronavirus outbreak in a Seoul party district, prompting a return of social distancing just as the country was easing restrictions. Tracing who was there, however, runs up against the feelings of a gay community that prefers anonymity. At least 79 cases have been linked to nightclubs and bars that the cluster’s suspected “patient zero” visited the previous weekend, according to South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 29-year-old patient went barhopping across Seoul’s trendy Itaewon neighborhood days before receiving a covid-19 diagnosis Wednesday. His case was the first...
  • Anthony Fauci was inspiration behind sultry scientist in steamy 1991 novel

    05/05/2020 6:46:10 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 5, 2020 | 8:57pm | Updated | Kenneth Garger
    Dr. Anthony Fauci — who is being petitioned to be crowned the next “Sexiest Man Alive” — was reportedly the inspiration for a mysterious scientist who engages in a steamy love affair with the widowed first lady in Sally Quinn’s 1991 novel “Happy Endings.” Fauci, the beloved White House coronavirus task force member, is the motivation in the bestselling book for the fictitious Michael Lanzer, a dashing National Institute of Health scientist who discovered a therapy for AIDS at a time when the president is HIV-positive. Quinn met the real-life Fauci for the first time when the two were paired...
  • Yes, HIV/AIDS IS a “gay” disease [Vanity rant]

    04/24/2020 4:41:49 PM PDT · by fwdude · 75 replies
    Self | 04/24/2020 | Fwdude
    With the Coronavirus pandemic, or at least the presentation of it, in full swing, calls for blood donations have been reached an hysterical level as blood drives are cancelled. This has given the homosexual terrorists an opening for restating their demands in no uncertain terms. It doesn’t help that science and sound medicine have been polluted by politically-correct ideology in the past two decades. So let’s consider the solid facts. The research found that HIV infection is “hyperendemic” among MSM in many areas of the U.S.: - In most states, about 1 in every 10 MSM (11.1% nationwide) are living...
  • 10 Deadliest Pandemics In History Were Much Worse Than Coronavirus So Far

    04/18/2020 6:21:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 18, 2020 | Dan Carpenter
    COVID-19 has us all thinking about public health, but looking back, there have been many pandemics before, and we persist in spite of them. As of April 15, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has reported 605,390 cases of COVID-19 in the United States. These have occurred across all 50 states and have resulted in 24,582 deaths. We are all feeling the effects of the pandemic. Schools are closed, businesses have shut their doors, and nobody knows what’s coming next. While COVID-19 is one of the largest pandemics of the 21st century, you might be wondering how it stacks up...
  • DOD LEAK: Feds Investigated Birx & CDC Director for “Scientific Fraud & Misconduct”; Fabricated, Falsified HIV/AIDS Vaccine Trials

    04/13/2020 7:53:41 AM PDT · by spacejunkie2001 · 44 replies
    TruePundit ^ | 4/13/20
    Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the CDC, and Dr. Deborah Birx — the Coronavirus Coordinator for the White House — were the targets of a damning Department of Defense investigation after colleagues in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force blew the whistle on scientific fraud during clinical trials of a HIV/AIDS vaccine. Thomas Paine unveiled unredacted internal documents from the Dept. of Defense on the Moore Paine Show on Patreon and on the Thomas Paine Podcast detailing the probe and the scandal in the government’s medical community. Redfield, as the lead on the Army’s HIV/AIDS vaccine project, who...
  • DuckTales Reboot Adds Gay Couple To Children’s Cartoon

    04/10/2020 5:46:24 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 20 replies
    One Angry Gamer ^ | April 8th 2020 | Billy D
    Disney continues to pepper children with the gay agenda, this time with Season 3, Episode 1 of the DuckTales reboot, which airs on Disney Plus and Disney XD. The children’s cartoon introduced Violet’s two gay dads to the show, showing that Disney has no qualms about paving the way for kids to learn about the intricacies of backdoor bufflehead bandits. The show joins other recent Disney properties, such as Beauty and The Beast and Onward, in adding gayness into children’s media in order to normalize the lifestyle. Centrists™ will be quick to say, “There’s nothing wrong with promoting the gay...
  • Why is the FDA RELAXING RULES on Blood Donations from Gay and Bisexual Men During a PANDEMIC?

    04/09/2020 12:01:09 PM PDT · by rebuildus · 35 replies
    Old School™ ^ | 4/9/20 | Patrick Rooney
    Last Thursday, the FDA relaxed some of its guidelines, which had previously restricted gay and bisexual men from giving blood. These new rules allow blood donations from men who say that they have abstained from sex with another man for more than three months. For the past several years, gay and bisexual men could not donate blood if they’d had sex with a man in the previous year. The earlier one-year waiting period was attacked as discriminatory and outdated when the FDA introduced it in 2015 to replace a lifetime prohibition on blood donation by gay and bisexual men. The...
  • 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 · 27 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...