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  • World Health Org: HIV In Europe At All Time High ... Migrant 'High Risk'

    11/28/2015 6:39:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/28/2015
    Europe has seen 142,000 new infections of HIV this year, the virus which causes AIDS — the highest number in one year ever. Although the rising rates of transmission due to heterosexual intercourse and careless use of unclean drug paraphernalia has been cited in the media as causing the rise, gay sex between men is still the main source of the virus spread.Speaking of the rise in infections, World Health Organisation director for Europe Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab said: Despite all the efforts to fight HIV, this year the European Region has reached over 142,000 new HIV infections, the highest number...
  • Manhattan dentist arrested for child porn & accused of trying to spread HIV... once an AIDS activist

    11/21/2015 3:06:31 PM PST · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 21, 2015 | Daily Mail Online Reporter and Kelly Mclaughlin For Dailymail.com
    John Wallace Wolf was arrested on Friday for sharing child pornography and intentionally trying to spread HIV The 59-year-old was ironically an AIDS activist who had previously fought for the rights of people with HIV In 1998, he took a fellow Manhattan dentist to court alleging he had discriminated against people with HIV Wolf was investigated by the FBI after a meth dealer who was arrested last March became an informant for the Brooklyn US Attorney's Office Wolf claimed to be HIV positive and 'at times punctured holes in condoms in an intentional attempt to spread the HIV virus...
  • America Is Charlie Sheen: The CDC Says There Are 20,000,000 New STD Cases In America Each Year

    11/20/2015 9:10:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Tech Republic ^ | 11/20/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Charlie Sheen’s announcement that he is HIV positive has created a huge uproar as critics attack him from every direction, but the truth is that Charlie Sheen is simply a reflection of our society as a whole. You see, the truth is that it isn’t just big Hollywood stars that are engaged in insanely risky sexual behavior. According to the CDC, there are 110 million cases of sexually-transmitted disease in America today, and another 20 million STD cases are added to that total every year. The United States has the highest STD infection rate in the entire industrialized world, and...
  • Porn World in Panic Over Charlie Sheen’s HIV Diagnosis

    11/20/2015 6:36:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | November 20, 2015 | Aurora Snow and Marlow Stern
    Well-known for his porn star companions, Charlie Sheen’s recent admission to being HIV-positive has sent a ripple of fear through the adult industry. There’s no protocol in place for this. There are no records of who Sheen’s hired, thus no quarantine list for the porn stars he’s been sexually active with. In the semi-regulated world of adult film, when an HIV scare is made known everyone asks, “Did I perform with the person who tested positive?” Fear turns to panic if it was a close call, relief if it wasn’t. That’s only after a name is released—or patient zero comes...
  • Charlie Sheen says he has HIV virus, has paid millions to keep it secret

    11/17/2015 6:41:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    FOX News ^ | 11/17/2015
    Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen revealed on Tuesday he is HIV positive. In an interview Tuesday on NBC's "Today," the 50-year-old Sheen says he tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS about four years ago. "It's a hard three letters to absorb. It's a turning point in one's life," the former "Two and a Half Men" actor said. Sheen said he had already paid "upwards of $10 million" to keep the information secret. "We're talking shakedowns," he said. Sheen said that he did have unprotected sex since being diagnosed, but also claimed he had told every partner since being...
  • Charlie Sheen Is HIV Positive — Inside His Shocking Diagnosis

    11/16/2015 11:57:12 AM PST · by gorush · 97 replies
    Enquirer ^ | November 16, 2015 | National ENQUIRER Staff
    World Exclusive! Charlie Sheen Is HIV Positive — Inside His Shocking Diagnosis Decades of debauchery have finally caught up to Charlie Sheen. In a bombshell world exclusive, The National ENQUIRER can reveal that the bad boy actor has been hiding an explosive secret from the world: He is HIV positive.
  • Charlie Sheen to Make "Revealing Personal Announcement" to Matt Lauer

    11/16/2015 9:56:15 AM PST · by conservative98 · 83 replies
    THR ^ | 11/16/2015 | THR Staff
    Charlie Sheen will be making a "revealing personal announcement" to Matt Lauer on Tuesday, Nov. 17 on Today. The Today show announced the live in-studio interview with the actor on Monday. The interview will be posted on Today.com after it airs, according to the press release. Recently, RadarOnline published a blind item about a Hollywood actor who had been diagnosed as HIV-positive.
  • Superstar womaniser has HIV

    11/11/2015 2:58:32 PM PST · by Angels27 · 219 replies
    The Sun ^ | 11-11-15 | Lisa Power
    HOLLYWOOD was gripped with fear last night after a womanising A-list actor was diagnosed with HIV. The superstar, who The Sun is choosing not to name, has had a host of high-profile sexual partners. His lawyers are believed to be aware of the situation and preparing for a raft of potential legal claims from previous lovers. The actor’s list of exes includes an award-winning actress, a religious movie star, a top Hollywood personality with a controversial past, a TV star, a media personality and a glamour model.
  • Hollywood Superstar’s Desperate Battle With AIDS Revealed

    Decades of debauchery have finally caught up with one of Hollywood’s top megastars. In a bombshell world exclusive, RadarOnline.com can reveal that a bad-boy Tinseltown star has been hiding an explosive secret from the world: He is HIV-positive. Multiple informed sources confirm the world-famous actor, whom Radar has chosen not to identify, has been diagnosed with the deadly virus that usually leads to AIDS itself. The middle-aged star learned at least two years ago that he had contracted HIV — but he has desperately hidden it from the world, terrified his fans will turn against him.
  • Plague Infected Humans Much Earlier Than Previously Thought

    10/24/2015 6:14:01 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | October 22, 2015 | Joseph Caputo of Cell Press
    Y. pestis was the notorious culprit behind the sixth century's Plague of Justinian, the Black Death, which killed 30%-50% of the European population in the mid-1300s, and the Third Pandemic, which emerged in China in the 1850s. Earlier putative plagues, such as the Plague of Athens nearly 2,500 years ago and the second century's Antonine Plague, have been linked to the decline of Classical Greece and the undermining of the Roman army. However, it has been unclear whether Y. pestis could have been responsible for these early epidemics because direct molecular evidence for this bacterium has not been obtained from...
  • Bone-Thin Obama Appearance Renews Poor Health Rumors

    10/13/2015 7:31:18 AM PDT · by all the best · 119 replies
    DC Whispers ^ | October 10, 2015
    He continues to battle a nicotine addiction and has spent a small fortune keeping his records private including his medical history. Though viewed as the picture of health in 2008, Barack Obama appeared more gaunt the following year and since then weight fluctuations became more numerous and more dramatic as a chameleon-like cycle of a man who shows up looking drastically different than he did just weeks prior. Rumors of heavy makeup for public appearances to mask skin discoloration issues have persisted for a number of years, as has the ongoing speculation of what was the true nature of...
  • Doctors Not Happy After Drug Goes From $13.50/Tablet To $750 Overnight

    09/21/2015 3:26:17 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 69 replies
    Consumerist ^ | September 21, 2015
    Gripe as we might, consumers understand that price increases do happen. Whats not as easily understood is how the price for something can go from $13.50 one day to $750 the next especially when its a generic drug used to save lives. For decades, Daraprim (pyrimethamine), an anti-parasitic used to treat malaria and toxoplasmosis, had been made by GlaxoSmithKline and sold for as little as $1/tablet until not that long ago. Then in 2010 GSK sold the drug to CorePharma, which began to raise the price. Within a year, revenue from Daraprim jumped nearly ten times even though the...
  • Dilemma For Israel Boycotters As Jewish Israeli Scientists Make HIV Breakthrough

    08/27/2015 9:54:21 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    Scientists in Israel have announced a breakthrough in HIV research, a development that will leave Israel boycotters with their latest ethical dilemma. The team from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev say their finding will result in a revolutionary diagnosis and the key to the clinical solution that will prevent infection with HIV and will destroy the deadly virus. i24News reports that Dr Ran Taube of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics at the southern Israeli university said his team has discovered similarities between HIV (the virus that leads to AIDS) and leukemia. Conducted in collaboration with Dr. Uri Rubio...
  • U.S. Government Humanized Mice With Tissue Taken from Babies at 17- to 22-Weeks Gestational Age

    08/05/2015 6:48:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/5/15 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - A group of government researchers working for a National Institutes of Health laboratory in Montana made humanized mice by implanting the mice with tissues cut from human livers and thymuses taken from babies at 17 to 22 weeks gestational age. The researchers then published a paper describing how they constructed this particular type of humanized mouse, saying they hoped their description of the process would help other researchers seeking to make such mice in the future. The same government researchers had collaborated on another journal article about the humanized mouse with an NIH-funded researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital--which...
  • Bad News from HIV discoverer: 'To develop a cure is almost impossible'

    07/23/2015 2:42:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/23/2015 | Meera Senthilingam
    She's the woman who co-discovered HIV in 1983, and won a Nobel Prize for her work. But next month, French scientist Francoise Barre-Sinoussi will retire from her lab. She spoke with CNN at this week's International AIDS Society Conference, in Vancouver, about activism, the future of HIV and why there's still no cure -- as well as answering questions submitted by our readers on Twitter. Q: At the beginning, the epidemic was in San Francisco in the gay community. How have you seen this change over time? A: The epidemic changed in the gay population, for example, because they were...
  • How Washington DC cut its epidemic-level HIV rate by 40 percent (2.5% of DC has HIV)

    07/15/2015 4:48:18 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 39 replies
    Vice ^ | 7/10/2015 | Colleen Curry
    In 2009, Washington, D.C., officials announced that the district's HIV rate, hovering around 3 percent of the population, was higher than that of West Africa.
  • Ex-college wrestler gets 30 years in HIV case in St. Charles County

    07/14/2015 6:01:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | July 13, 2015 | By Mark Schlinkmann
    ST. CHARLES A former Lindenwood University wrestler was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison for recklessly infecting one sex partner with HIV and risking the infection of four others. Jurors in May had found Michael L. Johnson, 23, guilty of five felony charges after testimony that included experts in infectious diseases and the men who had unprotected sex with him. One of the men contracted HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
  • US Vaccine Researcher Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

    07/01/2015 3:13:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Nature ^ | 01 July 2015 | Sara Reardonc
    The case of Dong-Pyou Han illustrates the uneven nature of penalties for scientific misconduct.Rare is the scientist who goes to prison on research misconduct charges. But on 1 July, Dong-Pyou Han, a former biomedical scientist at Iowa State University in Ames, was sentenced to 57 months for fabricating and falsifying data in HIV vaccine trials. Han has also been fined US$7.2 million and will be subject to three years of supervised release after he leaves prison. His case had a higher profile than most, attracting interest from a powerful US senator. Hans harsh sentence raises questions about how alleged...
  • Cuba becomes first country to end mother-to-child HIV, syphilis transmission (OK, al-Reuters)

    07/01/2015 3:21:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 01:11 | Diane Hodges
    (From Video Transcript:) The World Health Organization says Cuba has reached one of the greatest public health milestones possible. It has ended the mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. At a news conference in Havana, WHO representative Jose Luis di Fabio praised Cubas health system. [] UNICEF Representative Anna Lucia dEmilio says Cubas achievement shows that ending the AIDS epidemic is possible.
  • HIV / AIDS Cases In Hillsborough Rise For Past Three Years

    06/30/2015 7:39:15 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 38 replies
    <p>TAMPA Health officials in Hillsborough County are keeping a close watch on the rising number of HIV/AIDS cases in the area.</p> <p>The Florida Department of Health reported 272 new cases of the human immunodeficiency virus in Hillsborough County in 2012. In 2013, that number jumped to 347, and in 2014 it jumped again to 445.</p>
  • Blood-Filled Sculpture Protests FDA Ban on Gay Blood Donations

    06/28/2015 5:48:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 25, 2015 | Kathleen Brown
    (CNSNews.com) -- The American University Museum in Washington, D.C. will host an art exhibition this fall that protests the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) current ban on blood donations from men who have had sex with other men (MSM).The museum says the exhibit, entitled “Blood Mirror", will feature a “powerful sculpture created from the blood of 9 gay men." Viewers of the sculpture will be able to see themselves reflected on the surface of the encased blood.​Gay artist Jordan Eagles said in a press release that he preserved the blood within a seven-foot-tall monolith to show “that this blood could have been used...
  • Appalachia gripped by hepatitis C epidemic, bracing for HIV

    06/04/2015 4:05:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    AP ^ | 6/4/15 | CLAIRE GALOFARO
    Patton Couch shook his head and clenched his teeth, recounting the night four years ago when he plucked a dirty needle from a pile at a flophouse and jabbed it into his scarred arm. He knew the odds; most of the addicts in the room probably had hepatitis C. "All I cared about was how soon and how fast I could get it in," he says. "I hated myself, it was misery. But when you're in the grips of it, the only way I thought I could escape it was one more time." Couch, 25 years old and one month...
  • Tinder, Grindr blamed for STD spike in Rhode Island

    05/28/2015 4:16:45 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 49 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 28, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    Rhode Island health officials are blaming dating apps, such as Tinder and Grindr, for a spike in syphilis, gonorrhea and HIV cases in the state. Syphilis cases have spiked 79%, while gonorrhea has risen 30%, according to data from 2013 and 2014. New cases of HIV increased by 32%. "These data send a clear signal that despite the progress we have made in reducing STDs and HIV over the years, there is more work to do," state health director Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott said in a statement. Officials say the spike there follows a national trend. "High-risk behaviours include using social...

    05/15/2015 8:12:56 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 44 replies
    Now The End Begins ^ | 5/9/2015 | Geoffrey Grider
    Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind [Homosexuals], Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9,10 (KJV) Laodicean church pastor Rick Warren appeared in Congress with pop icon and outspoken homosexual Elton John on Wednesday to ask for more money for AIDS research. They were clearly having such a good time that they started holding hands as you see in the photo. Did Rick ever...
  • Indiana HIV cases reach 142 in rural outbreak, more expected

    04/25/2015 6:37:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/25/15
    The number of confirmed and presumed HIV cases stemming from abuse of intravenous prescription drugs has increased to 142 in a rural part of southeastern Indiana and more cases are being identified every day, a state health official said on Friday. The HIV outbreak, the biggest in state history, is centered on Scott County near the Kentucky border and now includes at least five cases in neighboring Jackson County, officials said. "We likely haven't reached the peak of this outbreak, but we hope to soon through the continued comprehensive response made possible by the joint efforts of so many people...
  • As HIV Cases Exceed 120, Pence Extends Needle Exchange

    04/20/2015 9:03:10 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 4 replies
    EagleCountryOnline.com ^ | 04/20/2015 | Mike Perleberg
    Indiana Governor Mike Pence is extending an executive order allowing a needle exchange program in southern Indianas Scott County. So far, there have been 128 confirmed cases of HIV connected to Scott County and intravenous drug use. Last month, Pence signed a 30 day order to suspend state law and allow the needle exchange program. With that order due to expire on April 24, the governor signed Monday a new order extending the exchange program into May. Pence says he got the recommendation to do so from the Indiana State Department of Health, the CDC, and Scott County health officials....
  • DOH: 20 new HIV cases each day (homosexuals account for 79% of cases from 1984-Feb 2015)

    04/12/2015 5:46:20 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 31 replies
    Philippine Daily Inquirer ^ | 4/12/2015 | Not given
    According to the latest report by the Department of Health (DOH) last February, 20 new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are diagnosed every day. This is almost 50 percent higher from the number of cases reported daily in 2012.
  • Rural Indiana countys HIV outbreak tops 100 cases (Scott County)

    04/10/2015 8:37:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 10, 2015 11:19 PM EDT | Rick Callahan
    More than 100 people in southeastern Indiana have tested positive for HIV in an outbreak linked to the sharing of intravenous needles, and officials said Friday theyre trying to combat unfounded fears among drug users that they could be arrested if they take part in a needle-exchange program created to stem the spread of the virus. The states Joint Information Center said there had been 95 confirmed HIV cases and 11 preliminary positive cases tied to the outbreak as of Thursday. Thats up from last weeks 84 confirmed HIV cases and five preliminary positive cases. [] Indianas largest-ever HIV outbreak...
  • UCLA research links HIV to age-accelerating cellular changes

    04/04/2015 8:56:54 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 16 replies
    Health Canal ^ | 4/3/2015 | Vladimir Karavodin
    Study suggests adults infected with the virus can develop age-related diseases a decade earlier than their uninfected peers. People undergoing treatment for HIV-1 have an increased risk for earlier onset of age-related illnesses such as some cancers, renal and kidney disease, frailty, osteoporosis and neurocognitive disease. But is it because of the virus that causes AIDS or the treatment?
  • HIV-related cardiovascular diseases worry medics

    04/01/2015 7:13:57 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 10 replies
    Observer.UG ^ | 3/31/2015 | Rachael Ninsima
    There is growing concern among scientists that inflammation caused by HIV and the side effects of some antiretroviral drugs, especially protease inhibitors, are increasing cardiovascular risk among people living with HIV. This was revealed during the fifth annual East African health and scientific conference held in Kampala last week. It was held under the theme; Investing in health through strengthening regional health systems and institutions towards the prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are heart and blood-vessel-related conditions, including hypertension, stroke, heart attacks and heart failure, among others and these account for nine per cent...
  • HIV can spread to brain in 4 months (causes Dementia)

    03/28/2015 7:47:09 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 9 replies
    Times of India ^ | 3/27/2015 | IAMS
    In the absence of antiretroviral therapy, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS can begin replicating in the brain as early as four months after initial infection, a new research has found.
  • Indiana Gov. Declares Public Health Emergency Over HIV Spike

    03/25/2015 4:49:55 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 18 replies
    abcnews.com ^ | 03/25/2015 | Gillian Mohney
    The governor of Indiana has declared a public health disaster emergency after a spike of HIV cases in southern Indiana has alarmed health officials. Gov. Mike Pence made the declaration for Scott County after 71 confirmed and seven preliminary positive cases of HIV were found in the southeast region of the state. While nationwide HIV is primarily spread through sexual intercourse, this outbreak has been fueled by intravenous drug use, according to the Indiana Health Department. "I am deeply troubled by this outbreak, and stopping it is a top priority for our department," State Health Commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams said...
  • Military court tosses aggravated assault conviction of HIV-positive airman

    02/23/2015 5:34:34 PM PST · by Rabin · 9 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 23, 2015 | The Associated Press
    The nation's highest military court has reversed the aggravated assault conviction of a Kansas airman accused of exposing multiple sex partners to HIV. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces unanimously ruled Monday that prosecutors failed to prove that any of (the) acts were likely to transmit HIV to his partners. The court upheld for "offensive touching to which his sexual partners did not provide meaningful informed consent". It also upheld his conviction for adultery, even though his wife participated.
  • Aggressive HIV strain turns into AIDS within just 3 years say Belgian scientists

    The strain, CRF19, can transform from an infection to full-blown AIDS within just three years. That is considerably faster than the average conversion time of around 10 years - and can be so quick that a person may not even realise they are infected. Scientists were prompted to investigate amid a rising number of patients in Cuba suffering rapid progression to AIDS within three years of infection.
  • Aggressive HIV strain identified in Cuba, develops into full-blown AIDS in three years

    02/16/2015 7:04:10 AM PST · by NetAddicted · 26 replies
    News Everyday ^ | 2/15/2015 | Staff reporter
    A strain of HIV that could develop into AIDS before patients realize they are infected has been identified in Cuba. This HIV strain if not treated develops into full-blown AIDS within three years, according to a new study.
  • Aggressive new HIV strain detected in Cuba

    02/15/2015 7:30:29 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 39 replies
    upi.com ^ | Feb. 14, 2015 | Denise Royal
    A new HIV strain in some patients in Cuba appears to be much more aggressive and can develop into AIDS within three years of infection. Researchers said the progression happens so fast that treatment with antiretroviral drugs may come too late. Without treatment, HIV infection usually takes 5 to 10 years to turn into AIDS, according to Anne-Mieke Vandamme, a medical professor at Belgium's University of Leuvan. According to the study, published in the journal EBioMedicine, Vandamme was alerted to the new aggressive strain of HIV by Cuban health officials who wanted to find out what was happening.
  • California Trees Nailed As The Source Of Mystery Infections

    08/23/2014 6:35:35 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 38 replies
    2014 NPR ^ | August 22, 2014 3:32 PM ET | by NANCY SHUTE
    A fungus called Cryptococcus gattii can cause life-threatening infections, especially in people with compromised immune systems. One-third of AIDS-related deaths are thought to be caused by the fungus. But though people in Southern California have been getting sick from C. gatti for years, nobody knew how.... C. gattii from three trees, Canary Island pine, New Zealand pohutukawa and American sweet gum, matched almost exactly with C. gattii from infected patients. And the tree samples matched not just those from recent patients but from people who were sick 10 to 12 years ago. Thus this strain of C. gattii has been...
  • The U.S. Government Should Stop Discriminating Against Gay Blood Donors (New Republic)

    12/23/2014 12:16:17 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 37 replies
    The New Republic ^ | November 16, 2014 | Elaine Teng
    ... Currently, the FDA bans men who have had sex with other men at any time since 1977 (the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in the United States) from giving blood based on their heightened risk for HIV. Because it still takes about two weeks after exposure to detect HIVand up to several months in rare casesthe HHS recommends the one-year deferral period to be safe, following in the footsteps of the U.K., Sweden, Australia, and Japan. The new rule would be a step in the right direction from a government that has long clung to outdated conceptions of HIV...
  • Americans push back against CDC recommendation on circumcision

    12/10/2014 12:08:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 9, 2014 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    In the first week of public comments on a federal proposal to encourage male circumcision in the U.S., most people are telling Uncle Sam to leave the foreskins alone. His body, his choice and Foreskin is not a birth defect are among the hundreds of negative comments in the Federal Register against a proposed policy by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to advise that males of all ages be circumcised for health reasons. The strongest objections were for infant circumcision, since it is a human rights violation for a male to permanently lose a piece of his body...
  • Study Finds Most With H.I.V. Dont Take Medicine

    11/26/2014 6:43:23 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 25, 2014
    Just 30 percent of Americans with H.I.V. have the virus in check, putting others at risk of infection, health officials said Tuesday. A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 840,000 of the 1.2 million people infected with H.I.V. in 2011 were not consistently taking drugs that suppress the virus. Of that number, 66 percent had been given an H.I.V. diagnosis but were not getting regular care; 20 percent did not know they were infected; 10 percent were prescribed antiretroviral medicines but were still not able to get the virus under control; and 4 percent were...
  • One in eight gay men in London has HIV, official figures show

    11/21/2014 1:52:51 AM PST · by granada · 21 replies
    Dailymail, UK ^ | 19 November 2014 | By ANNA HODGEKISS FOR MAILONLINE
    The number of people in the UK infected with HIV has reached an all-time high, new figures show. Nearly 110,000 are living with the condition, but around a quarter are unaware they have it. They are therefore at risk of passing on the virus to others through unprotected sex, experts warn. The figures, from Public Health England (PHE), have been released ahead of National HIV Testing Week. They show that overall, more people are being diagnosed earlier. The proportion of people diagnosed with a late stage of HIV infection fell from 57 per cent in 2004 to 42 per cent...
  • Can HIV be transmitted via manicure instruments?

    11/11/2014 6:24:58 AM PST · by bgill · 18 replies
    Medical Press ^ | Nov. 10, 2014 | Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
    In the article "An HIV-1 Transmission Case Possibly Associated with Manicure Care," Elaine Monteiro Matsuda and coauthors from Santo Andr AIDS Program, Adolfo Lutz Institute, and University of So Paulo, Brazil, describe the case of a 22-year-old woman who had advanced HIV infection but no apparent risk factors for acquiring HIV. She reported having shared manicure instruments years before with a cousin who was later found to be HIV-positive. Genetic analysis of the viruses from both patients suggests that they shared a common viral ancestor, indicating the possibility that HIV was transmitted via the manicure instruments.
  • 'I can infect whomever I please': HIV-positive woman steals frozen food from Texas Walmart...

    11/01/2014 8:27:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | November 1, 2014 | Meg Wagner
    Dallas police arrested Diamond Lawrence Thursday after she allegedly stole $11 worth of frozen food from a Walmart and then attacked the employee who stopped her. She scratched him in an attempt to draw blood and infect him with HIV, police said. Then told him, 'You're welcome.'A woman tried to swipe a stack of frozen dinners from a Texas Walmart by threatening a store clerk with HIV, police said. Dallas police arrested 25-year-old Diamond Lawrence Thursday after she allegedly attacked an employee in a bid to give him the virus and make off with $11 worth of stolen food. Lawrence...
  • HIV postitive sex offender 'raped a teen, 14, and two-year-old infecting them both

    10/24/2014 3:01:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 48 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 24 October 2014 | Charlene Adams for MailOnline
    A registered sex offender is charged with sexual assault and super-aggravated sexual assault of a child after raping a teen and a toddler, infecting them both with HIV, police say. David R. Wilson, 33, is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl and a two-year-old girl and infecting them with various sexually transmitted diseases including HIV, herpes, and chlamydia. The enhanced charge of super-aggravated sexual assault of a child is due to the age of the younger victim, who was just 23 months old at the time of the alleged abuse. Police began investigating Wilson in November 2013 after the toddler...
  • World warned that Ebola could be scourge like HIV

    10/17/2014 10:10:15 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/17/2014 | Nichola Watt, et. al.
    Britain and the United States have issued stark warnings that the international community will be responsible for a substantial loss of life in west Africa and a greater threat across the world unless the financial and medical response to the Ebola crisis is intensified. As the World Health Organisation (WHO) admitted mishandling the early stages of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa, US secretary of state John Kerry said a failure to respond could turn Ebola into a scourge like HIV or polio. In some of his strongest remarks since the outbreak of the virus, Kerry criticised the international community...
  • New HIV infections for African American women was 20 times that of white women

    http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/risk_HIV_AfricanAmericans.pdfThe estimated rate of new HIV infections for African American women was 20 times that of white women
  • HIV and EBOLA: How Political Correctness Will Get You Killed!

    10/04/2014 9:05:57 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 23 replies
    Vanity | 10/4/2014 | Dick Bachert
    The ongoing and expanding Ebola situation and how it's being handled (or, more accurately NOT being handled) has a parallel with the HIV panic of a number of years ago. It may ALSO be another manifestation of the schizophrenic nature of the hard leftists who unfortunately sit at the levers of power in this country and whose double-mindedness should now be clear to all but the dullest among us. Allow me to explain. A San Francisco (where else?) based and HIV infected leaderof the homosexual community began a serious campaign encouraging fellow HIV carriers to attempt to bypass or...
  • Democrats call for HHS review of gay blood, organ donations

    10/03/2014 6:36:43 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/03/14 | Ramsey Cox
    Democrats are demanding the Obama administration update its policy to allow gay men to donate blood, tissue and organs. On Monday, a group of lawmakers led by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell asking her to change current policy to allow men who have had sex with other men to donate blood, organs and tissue. The lawmakers said the current ban promotes stereotypes that gay men have HIV and discriminates against them.
  • Aids: Origin of pandemic 'was 1920s Kinshasa'

    10/03/2014 10:23:00 AM PDT · by LonelyCon · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 2 October 2014 | James Gallagher
    The origin of the Aids pandemic has been traced to the 1920s in the city of Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, scientists say. An international team of scientists say a "perfect storm" of population growth, sex and railways allowed HIV to spread. A feat of viral archaeology was used to find the pandemic's origin, the team report in the journal Science. They used archived samples of HIV's genetic code to trace its source, with evidence pointing to 1920s Kinshasa. Their report says a roaring sex trade, rapid population growth and unsterilised needles used in health...
  • A Liberian doctor is using HIV drugs to treat Ebola victims. The NIH is intrigued.

    10/02/2014 12:44:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/2/2014 | Elahe Izadi
    Well before the Ebola virus was brought to the U.S. by a man traveling from Liberia, it was wreaking havoc in the West African country, where nearly 2,000 people have died during the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Now, some doctors in that country are trying new ways of treating Ebola-infected patients. Gorbee Logan, a doctor in rural Liberia, has given at least 15 Ebola patients lamivudine, which is considered a long-term and effective drug to treat HIV patients. All but two of them survived, Logan told CNN last week. Since that interview, Logan has been in contact with Anthony...