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  • Second Baby 'Cured' of HIV After Early Treatment

    03/06/2014 10:31:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/5/2014 | Margaret Hartmann
    After a Mississippi doctor revealed last year that she accidentally cured a baby born with HIV, skeptics suggested the tests that initially showed she was infected may have been wrong. However, on Wednesday doctors at an AIDS conference in Boston revealed that the virus has been cleared from a second baby born 9 months ago in Long Beach, Calif. In the U.S. transmission from mother to child can usually be prevented via prenatal drugs, but the mother, who is mentally ill and has advanced AIDS, didn't take the medication she was prescribed. After hearing about the Mississippi baby, the girl's...
  • Weed Could Block H.I.V.’s Spread. No, Seriously.

    02/16/2014 6:57:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 02/15/2013 | Abby Haglage
    But the U.S. government won’t let scientists try out this promising treatment on humans. On a warm summer day in Chicago at the International Cannabinoid Research Conference, hundreds of marijuana researchers were giggling. It wasn’t the groundbreaking research they’d just heard—proving the ability of THC, one of the active ingredients in marijuana, to stave off HIV (or RIV in monkeys)—that did it. Nor was it the author of the study, Dr. Patricia E. Molina, who had them laughing. It was the rogue researcher daring enough to taint the victory with a harsh dose of reality: “What’s next, testing this on...
  • Free Crack Pipes Urged To Slow Spread Of HIV In SF, Leaders Balk At Idea

    01/25/2014 4:20:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 1/24/14 | Joe Vazquez, Bill Disbrow
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – Brows were raised and eyes rolled back when needle exchange programs were first implemented to stop the spread of disease. Giving away free and clean syringes to heroin users seemed preposterous to many. Now it is a common practice and almost universally accepted as a means to prevent the spread of HIV. Could the same happen with free crack pipes? Soon after our story was posted Friday, KPIX 5 received a flurry of phone calls and emails from city officials denouncing the idea to distribute the crack pipes. Mayor Ed Lee was first with a...
  • HIV-Positive Student Allegedly Filmed Secret Sex Tapes With More Than 30 Unknowing Partners

    01/19/2014 10:42:50 PM PST · by eater-of-toast · 33 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 1/19/2014 | Rachel Zarrell
    This evil character had unprotected sex with many partners without telling them he had HIV; in fact he lied to at least two, claiming to be disease-free.
  • Campaign against UN Women to decriminalise pimping, buying sex

    01/04/2014 1:31:55 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies ^ | January 03, 2014
    Kolkata: A group of organisations have launched a campaign against a move by UN Women, a United Nations organisation dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, to decriminalise pimping, buying sex and brothel-keeping. "Such a move will fuel huge sex-trafficking as those who buy and sell women will get off scot free," Ruchira Gupta of Apne Aap Women Worldwide, an anti-sex trafficking NGO, told reporters here today. More than 1,000 individuals and organisations representing victims and survivors, women and dalits have signed a petition that the NGO would submit to UN Women in Delhi on January 7. The...
  • A Resisted Pill to Prevent H.I.V.

    12/31/2013 5:28:12 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 30, 2013 | DAVID TULLER
    ... Many health experts hoped that the medication — Truvada, a combination of two antiviral drugs that has been used to treat H.I.V. since 2004 — would be exuberantly embraced by H.I.V.-negative gay men. Instead, Truvada has been slow to catch on as an H.I.V. preventive in the 18 months since the strategy’s approval by the Food and Drug Administration. In some quarters, the idea that healthy gay men should take a medication to prevent infection — an approach called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP — has met with hostility or indifference. “It’s gotten tons of attention at H.I.V. meetings as...
  • U.S. slams 'conservative gender norms'

    12/28/2013 7:59:06 PM PST · by Steve Peacock · 31 replies
    WND ^ | Dec. 28, 2013 | Steve Peacock
    Obama agenda won't tolerate 'preference for heterosexuality' in other countriesHomosexuals, prostitutes, and transgendered people of Central America are about to receive another boost from the Obama administration, which is expanding an HIV program initially launched during the William J. Clinton presidency. But chief among impediments to achieving U.S. policy goals in the region are “conservative gender norms related to sexuality and strong normative preference for heterosexuality,” a revised government planning document says. Organizations that help “Most-at-Risk Populations,” or MARPs, therefore, will be the beneficiaries of this Phase Two initiative, according to the revised Statement of Work detailing the Central America...
  • Hospital management negligence, infectious waste spread disease in Peshawar city.

    12/24/2013 12:38:14 AM PST · by musarratullah · 6 replies
    own work | 24 december 2013 | musarrat ullah jan
    Peshawar, Daily 500 kilogram solid waste including infectious injection & drip from different wards came out from lady reading hospital Peshawar. That is all out to roads that spread infection in society but no one takes serious the matter. According to the investigation daily 400 kilogram solid waste of different ward, including emergency, operation theatre and from surgery ward out. That are all goes to the three different sites of the lady reading hospital. Health department installed the incinerator in hospital for the trash of the infectious waste. But the current condition show that incinerator didn’t used since 3 years,...
  • Group Says Plans Discourage HIV Patients (Drug Coverage on Exchanges Requires Steep Payments)

    12/14/2013 5:38:43 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 10, 2013 | MELINDA BECK
    A coalition of 31 HIV/AIDS organizations is urging the Obama administration to investigate whether some health insurers are trying to discourage HIV-infected patients from enrolling in new policies being sold under the health-care law, a move the groups say could be illegal. The Affordable Care Act prohibits discrimination against people who are sick; insurers can't deny them coverage or charge them more than healthier peers. But in a letter to Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius last week, the coalition said it had noticed "a number of disturbing trends" in plans on the insurance exchanges, including plans that...
  • CDC: 62 Percent Of HIV-Positive Men Have Unprotected Sex

    12/03/2013 1:52:29 PM PST · by massmike · 26 replies
    Data released last week found that 62 percent of American men who self-reported being HIV-positive said they had unprotected anal sex with a male partner in the last 12 months. The Centers for Disease Control report, “HIV Testing and Risk Behaviors Among Gay, Bisexual and Other Men who have Sex with Men,” noted that the population of men having sex with men (MSM) is a small proportion of the US population; however, this group represents the majority of people diagnosed with HIV. The researchers found that some men attempt to decrease their HIV risk by only engaging in unprotected sex...
  • HIV returns in “cured” Boston patients

    12/06/2013 10:59:20 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 6, 2013, 12: 42 PM | Michelle Castillo
    Researchers announced today that two men they previously believed to be “cured” of HIV are now showing traces of the virus in their blood. Dr. Timothy Henrich, associate professor of infectious diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, announced the resurgence of the virus at an international conference on AIDS research in Florida Thursday, the Boston Globe reported. He said the fact that these two men were showing signs of HIV means that the virus can lurk in places in the body where it is hard to find. “This suggests that we need to look deeper, or we need...
  • Obama launches effort aimed at HIV cure

    12/02/2013 11:19:16 AM PST · by ColdOne · 69 replies
    The Obama administration is shifting $100 million into research efforts aimed at curing HIV, President Obama announced Monday. A new initiative at the National Institutes of Health will be aimed at "advanc[ing] research toward an HIV cure," Obama said at a White House event marking World AIDS Day, which was Sunday. The initiative is aimed at developing "new therapies," he said. "The United States should be at the forefront of the discoveries how to put HIV in long-term remission without requiring lifelong therapies. Or, better yet, eliminate it completely."
  • New, Aggressive HIV Strain Found in West Africa

    11/29/2013 7:56:21 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    Time ^ | Nov. 28, 2013 | Andrew Katz @
    The A3/02 strain combines the two most common HIV strains in Guinea-Bissau and develops into AIDS within five years, up to two-and-a-half years faster than either of its parent strains, said Angelica Palm, one of the scientists behind the study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. This type of strain, a recombinant, appears when a person becomes infected by two different strains, allowing DNA to fuse and create a new one.
  • Elton John: An End to AIDS?

    11/28/2013 1:33:25 PM PST · by kristinn · 77 replies
    USA Today | Thursday, November 28, 2013 | Elton John
    USA Today articles are headline and link only.Commentary: Elton blames Southern and religious bigotry for the continuing plague of HIV-AIDS in the U.S. and around the world. John ignores the role of personal behavior, instead he blames others: "Make no mistake: Discrimination and intolerance fuel this disease."John links to a Kaiser Family Foundation study to assert that seven of the ten states with the highest diagnoses of HIV are Southern. However, the study shows only five Southern states in the top ten with the liberal mecca the District of Columbia having an astonishing 177.9 infection rate per 100,000--five to six...
  • European Crisis: Half of HIV Infections in Greece Are Self-Inflicted

    11/25/2013 5:20:41 PM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11-25-13 | Matt Egan
    A recent World Health Organization report paints an alarming picture regarding the health implications of Europe’s economic crisis, including how some Greek citizens are infecting themselves with HIV in order to receive 700 euros in government benefits. The findings highlight how startling levels of unemployment and severe, mandated government cutbacks are trickling down to European citizens. The September WHO report concludes that the economic crisis that began in 2008 has “exacerbated” health problems in Europe and “exposed stark social and economic inequities within and between countries.”
  • Half Of New Greek HIV Cases Are Self-Inflicted To Receive €700 Per Month Benefits, Study Finds

    11/25/2013 12:18:15 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/25/2013 | Tyler Durden
    When one reads the following stunning, and tragic, excerpt from the World Health Organization's recent report "Review of social determinants and the health divide in the WHO European Region: final report" what can one say but... Grecovery.From the WHO: Case study: countries’ experiences of financial crisis - Greece Suicides rose by 17% between 2007 and 2009 and to 25% in 2010, according to unofficial 2010 data (398). The Minister of Health reported a further 40% rise in the first half of 2011 compared with the same period in 2010. Suicide attempts have also increased, particularly among people reporting economic distress (610)....
  • Arafat polonium — junk science

    11/07/2013 7:50:40 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 16 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 11/7/2013 | BRIAN THOMAS
    The entire resurrection of the Arafat poisoned by Polonium-210 story is complete junk science. I’ve said it before at Israellycool but lets expand on it. The story so far: Nine years ago, on November 11, 2004, Yasser Arafat died. That he could have died from natural causes or some “lifestyle disease” was too unpalatable for his followers so they came up with a rather bizarre theory that he was poisoned with Polonium-210. After decomposing in Ramallah for eight years his wife and followers dug up his corpse to try to prove it. >>SNIP<< With the most amazing measuring equipment, in...
  • Radiation experts confirm polonium on Arafat clothing

    10/14/2013 3:13:39 PM PDT · by Garvin · 57 replies ^ | 14 October 2013 | AFP
    Swiss radiation experts have confirmed they found traces of polonium on clothing used by Yasser Arafat which "support the possibility" the veteran Palestinian leader was poisoned. In a report published by The Lancet at the weekend, the team provide scientific details to media statements made in 2012 that they had found polonium on Arafat's belongings. Arafat died in France on November 11 2004 at the age of 75, but doctors were unable to specify the cause of death. No autopsy was carried out at the time, in line with his widow's request. His remains were exhumed in November 2012 and...
  • A Fight for Asylum Raises Awareness for LGBT Detainees

    10/12/2013 7:51:08 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies ^ | October 11, 2013 | REX DALTON
    A plea for asylum by an HIV-positive transgender individual is providing a rare glimpse into the complexities of deportation cases and the harsh realities facing federal immigration detainees. Wilfrido “Perla" Lopez-Roque, who is an undocumented Mexican immigrant, has been detained in the Santa Ana Jail since being caught last year by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE at a freeway check in San Diego County. Most undocumented immigrants detained by federal officials are immediately deported under a “voluntary removal” process that sends them back to their country of origin. Some, such as Lopez-Roque, request a judicial hearing for asylum....
  • Can a foot cream really do battle with HIV?

    10/08/2013 8:30:25 AM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies ^ | September 24, 2013 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    A study has found that the antifungal drug Ciclopirox kills HIV in cell cultures -- and the virus doesn't bounce back when the drug is stopped. But the research has yet to be performed on people. A drug commonly prescribed to treat nail fungus appears to come with a not-so-tiny side effect: killing HIV in cell cultures.In a study performed at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, not only does the drug Ciclopirox rid infectious HIV from cell cultures, but the virus also doesn't bounce back when the drug is withheld. The same group of researchers had previously shown that Ciclopirox...
  • Disarming HIV with a 'Pop'

    10/03/2013 7:38:59 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    University Herald ^ | Sep 19, 2013 | NA
    Pinning down an effective way to combat the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus, the viral precursor to AIDS, has long been a challenge for scientists and physicians, because the virus is an elusive one that mutates frequently and, as a result, quickly becomes immune to medication. A team of Drexel University researchers is trying to get one step ahead of the virus with a microbicide they've created that can trick HIV into "popping" itself into oblivion. Previous image Enlarge Close Next image / Like Us on Facebook Its name is DAVEI - which stands for "Dual Action Virolytic Entry...
  • Man injected with HIV virus, credits his faith to forgive his father (video)

    10/02/2013 2:50:55 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 10 replies
    Fox 2 News ^ | 9/30/2013 | Fox 2 News
    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – It was a story that made international headlines, a St. Louis area baby injected with the HIV tainted blood by his father who didn’t want to pay child support. More than 20 years later, Brryan Jackson is amazed by his health, but his positive spirit and faith. Brryan’s story seemed unbelievable in 1992, when he was just 11 months old, his father, a hospital technician, injected him with HIV tainted blood. The goal was to kill Brryan so he could avoid paying child support. “Anyone in my condition would die in three months they gave me...
  • Myanmar's Jade Trade, A Lucrative But Deadly, HIV-ridden Industry

    09/28/2013 3:56:16 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 20 replies
    International Business Times ^ | September 27 2013 4:00 PM | Sophie Song
    Myanmar is the world’s primary source of top-grade jade, but the jade mining industry in the Southeast Asian nation remains mired in a humanitarian catastrophe two years after the reform government took over control -- tens of thousands of workers are exploited and heroin is abused on an unprecedented scale, creating the world’s largest HIV-infected community. ... For less than the price of a beer, an injectionist administers the drug directly into the vein of a miner, delivering as many as 800 separate injections from the same dirty needle. Large quantities of the drug are provided by the mine owners,...
  • Something missing from this good news story about a big drop in worldwide AIDS deaths

    09/24/2013 7:58:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/24/2013 | Rick Moran
    A UN report says that there has been a surprisingly large drop in worldwide deaths due to AIDS, and a significant drop in the number of new cases. BBC: Death rates fell from 2.3 million during its peak in 2005 to 1.6 million last year, says UNAIDS. The number of new HIV infections fell by a third since 2001 to 2.3 million. Among children, the drop was even steeper. In 2001 there were more than half a million new infections. By 2012 the figure had halved to just over a quarter of a million. The authors put the fall in...
  • CDC: 2% of Population Are Men Who Have Sex With Men

    09/20/2013 8:06:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 20, 2013 - 4:39 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released on Friday, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that only about 2 percent of the U.S. population are men who have sex with men. The CDC made the assertion in a new report indicating that 80 percent of all new HIV infections in 2010 were of men and that 78 percent of those were among men who have sex with men (MSM). “MSM represent approximately 2 percent of the U.S. population,” said the MMWR. …
  • AIDS Turning Point: ‘A Cure Is Possible’

    09/08/2013 2:22:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | September 06, 2013 – 03:23 PM | Christoph Behrens and Viktoria Hackenbroch
    A recent series of spectacular medical cases has electrified researchers around the world—cases in which therapy has allowed the HIV patient to permanently keep the virus under control. In 2009, doctors at Berlin’s Charité Hospital reported on a HIV-positive man named Timothy Ray Brown, known as the Berlin patient, who received a bone-marrow stem-cell transplant as treatment for leukemia. The donor was, thanks to genetics, immune to HIV—and the immunity seemed to have passed to Brown, who no longer needed antiretroviral therapy to control the HIV. Doctors eventually declared him cured. In 2013, doctors at Harvard Medical School reported similar...
  • Third Positive HIV Test In Porn Industry Sparks Talk Of An ‘Outbreak’ — Dozens Quarantined

    09/07/2013 4:40:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Radar Online ^ | September 6, 2013 | Amber Ryland
    A third porn star has tested positive for the deadly HIV virus, leaving dozens in the adult film industry quarantined, is exclusively reporting. Female porn star Cameron Bay was the first to test positive last month, and her boyfriend and fellow porn star, Rod Daily, announced on Tuesday that he had also tested positive for HIV — but there’s a third infected porn star — a male performer who has done crossover work. “Drumroll please!! I’m 32 years old and I’m HIV positive. Acute HIV, which means I recently was infected. For that I am blessed,” Daily tweeted. [Snip]...
  • Missouri man David Mangum exposed 300-plus to HIV, police say

    09/05/2013 5:20:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    ABC15 ^ | 9/05/13
    Prosecutors in rural Missouri have charged a man with exposing his partner to HIV and say he may have exposed more than 300 other people to the virus that causes AIDS. **SNIP** Mangum was arrested after his former partner told police that Mangum had lied to him about his status, a police affidavit states. He was arraigned Thursday morning in Stoddard County, about 160 miles south of St. Louis, with bail set at $250,000. The former partner has tested positive for HIV, according to police.
  • Rapist may have HIV from Greater Manchester victim

    09/03/2013 7:25:26 PM PDT · by Orange1998 · 20 replies
    Richard Thomas was sentenced to five years and four months after admitting raping the woman at her home in Leigh, Greater Manchester. He knew she was ill but did not know she had HIV and collapsed when police told him, Liverpool Crown Court heard.Thomas, 27, of Sandringham Drive, Leigh, raped the woman after she had taken a sleeping tablet. 'His own fault' He said he had been drinking heavily and taken drugs, and could not recall the attack but believed the woman, the court heard. Thomas had let himself into the house uninvited in the middle of the night and...
  • HIV is God’s Curse Upon the Porn Industry

    08/24/2013 1:01:42 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 35 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 24, 2013 | JP
    “Cameron Bay” got a shout-out this week from the Almighty. He reminded the 28-year-old porn actress that His Word does not return void. That, truly, “the wages of sin is death.” Miss Bay confirmed this past Wednesday that she was tested for HIV and found positive. She said yesterday she’s “still coming to terms” with her test result. Well, here are the terms: When you sell your body (and soul) to the devil, as the porn actress did, you have hell to pay. And not only in this life, cursed with a preventable, incurable disease, but also in the afterlife,...
  • Weiner sext partner Sydney Leathers may have been exposed to HIV by porn costar

    08/23/2013 4:36:51 AM PDT · by Caipirabob · 14 replies
    Sydney Leathers in a promotion for her porno, 'Weiner And Me,' where she had unprotected sex with an actor who may have been exposed to the HIV virus. Anthony Weiner’s sexting buddy Sydney Leathers went all the way to ensure she does not have HIV, and she has the three tests to prove it. The young woman whose raunchy, online-only relationship with Weiner sunk his mayoral campaign had an HIV scare this week, the result of her new porn career
  • Porn industry shuts down with immediate effect after 'female performer' tests positive for HIV

    08/22/2013 10:01:45 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 186 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 22 August 2013 | James Nye
    The adult film industry in San Fernando Valley in California, announced a moratorium on the making of porn films Wednesday after an actor tested positive for HIV. The performer was not immediately identified and officials didn't say when the positive test was recorded. The actor's sex partners are currently being tested by doctors with Adult Production Health and Safety Services, which works with the porn industry.X-Biz, an adult industry trade magazine, reported that the performer with the HIV-positive test is female and new to the industry says the Los Angeles Daily News.
  • 82 lawmakers ask for end to ban on gay men donating blood

    08/05/2013 12:45:42 PM PDT · by fwdude · 145 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/05/13 | Ramsey Cox
    More than 80 lawmakers have called on the Obama administration to allow gay men to donate blood. The lawmakers say the administration should change what they say is an "outdated" policy. Eighty-two lawmakers in the House and Senate signed on to the letter, including Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). Enzi was the only Republican to sign the letter. They said Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius should re-evaluate blood donation criteria that ban gay men from donating blood for life.
  • Obama quietly institutes mandatory HIV testing

    07/19/2013 12:31:21 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Ron · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 19, 2013 | Thomas Lifson
    With almost no public notice, President Obama has issued an imperial decree executive order requiring universal HIV testing. Yasmeen Abutaleb of Reuters published a blandly-title dispatch, "Obama orders stepped up effort against U.S. HIV/AIDS epidemic" that takes seven paragraphs before getting to what should be the lead:

    07/19/2013 2:45:08 PM PDT · by deandg99 · 18 replies
    The D.C. Clothesline ^ | 07/19/2013 | Tim Brown
    Barack Obama issued an executive order on July 16, 2013 titled “HIV Care Continuum Initiative” which he claims will be a national movement and federal involvement in the war on HIV/AIDS. According to the executive order, recommendations are that HIV testing be administered for “all individuals ages 15 to 65 years” and this will be overseen by the US Preventative Services Task Force, coordinating with, you guessed it, criminal Kathleen Sebelius’ Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Facts Are Stubborn Things []

    08/04/2009 3:45:39 PM PDT · by Cindy · 554 replies · 8,546+ views ^ | 6:55 AM | Posted by Macon Phillips
    THE BRIEFING ROOM • THE BLOG THE BLOG TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2009 AT 6:55 AM Facts Are Stubborn Things Posted by Macon Phillips Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, "facts are stubborn things." Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to "uncover" the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions. In this video, Linda Douglass, the communications director for the White House’s Health Reform Office, addresses one example that makes it look like the President intends to...
  • Executive Order -- HIV Care Continuum Initiative

    07/18/2013 11:13:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 23 replies - Office of the Press Secretary ^ | July 15, 2013 | Executive Order signed by Barack Obama
    NOTE The following text is a quote: The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 15, 2013 Executive Order -- HIV Care Continuum Initiative EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - ACCELERATING IMPROVEMENTS IN HIV PREVENTION AND CARE IN THE UNITED STATES THROUGH THE HIV CARE CONTINUUM INITIATIVE By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to further strengthen the capacity of the Federal Government to effectively respond to the ongoing domestic HIV epidemic, it is hereby ordered...
  • Executive Order -- HIV Care Continuum Initiative

    07/18/2013 6:54:39 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 40 replies ^ | July 15, 2013 | White House
    EXECUTIVE ORDER - - - - - - - ACCELERATING IMPROVEMENTS IN HIV PREVENTION AND CARE IN THE UNITED STATES THROUGH THE HIV CARE CONTINUUM INITIATIVE By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to further strengthen the capacity of the Federal Government to effectively respond to the ongoing domestic HIV epidemic, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. Addressing the domestic HIV epidemic is a priority of my Administration. In 2010, the White House released the first comprehensive National HIV/AIDS Strategy (Strategy),...
  • Greece reintroduces forced HIV testing

    07/14/2013 8:24:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 12 July 2013 | Henriette Jacobsen
    A controversial measure that allows the police to detain people and force them to be tested for HIV has been reinstated by the new Greek health minister, Adonis Georgiadis. In one of his first decisions as health minister, Georgiadis last week re-introduced the Public Health Decree 39A, which imposes measures such as obligatory testing for hepatitis, HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and communicable diseases, according to the Greek media Enet. Health organizations say the decree stigmatizes drug users, sex workers and undocumented migrants in particular. The text also states that any occupants of housing which “may cause danger to...
  • ‘Epidemic’: HIV rates, already sky-high, continuing to climb among gay men, warns CDC

    07/08/2013 2:34:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 103 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 8, 2013 | THADDEUS BAKLINSKI
    WASHINGTON, DC, July 8, 2013 ( - A fact sheet released at the end of June by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warns that HIV rates, already at epidemic proportions, are continuing to climb steadily among men who have sex with men (MSM). "Gay and bisexual men remain at the epicenter of the HIV/AIDS epidemic," says Jonathan Mermin, the director of the CDC's division of HIV/AIDS prevention. The CDC notes that while homosexual men make up only a very small percentage of the male population (4%), MSM account for over three-quarters of all new HIV infections, and nearly...
  • Defiling the Lord’s Day With Gay Pride Parades

    06/30/2013 8:22:38 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 14 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | June 30, 2013 | JP
    From Chelsea in New York City to Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. to Boystown in Chicago to the Castro in San Francisco, homosexuals across the country are celebrating gay pride today. Their orgiastic parades – at which men in various stages of undress often can be seen groping on each other while prancing down the street – will probably be especially uproarious this year in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s twin rulings this past week effectively legalizing same-sex marriage. It’s “a victory for American democracy,” proclaimed President Obama. “This was discrimination enshrined in law,” he said. “It treated...
  • Sebelius: HIV Testing Necessary to 'Make Good Decisions About Your Health'

    06/29/2013 8:06:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies ^ | June 27, 2013 | Susan Jones
    ( - Thursday is the 19th annual "National HIV Testing Day," and Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is urging everyone to be tested for the preventable disease that is spread by contact with body fluids, mainly through sex, and especially among homosexual men."HIV testing is so important because it gives you the information you need to make good decisions about your health," Sebelius said in her announcement. "If you test negative, you can take steps to stay that way (which may include periodic testing if you engage in high-risk behaviors)."Notably, Sebelius said nothing about avoiding "high-risk behaviors" in...
  • Bid to cure HIV ramps up

    06/28/2013 4:22:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Nature News ^ | 26 June 2013 | Erika Check Hayden
    Clinical trial will aim to replicate virus-expunging therapy that worked in US infant. HIV-positive mothers who take anti­retroviral therapies while pregnant can be prevented from transmitting the virus to their babies 99% of the time — a resounding success story in the decades-long fight against the virus. But what about infants whose mothers do not receive the drugs? Energized by the case of the ‘Mississippi baby’ — who seemed to be cured of HIV after aggressive treatment was begun within hours of birth — researchers are hoping to show that these infants, too, can get off to a healthy start....
  • Government hiring 'independent' study of HIV

    06/17/2013 1:36:14 PM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 32 replies
    WND ^ | June 16, 2013 | Steve Peaock
    If one believes the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the reason certain populations in the U.S. report more cases of HIV isn’t a mystery. Except to the Obama administration. The administration seems perplexed about why homosexuals – whom it defines as “men who have sex with men”– along with racial and ethnic minorities, transgender persons and youths 13-29 continue to represent the “overwhelming majority” of the 50,000 new HIV cases reported annually in the U.S. So now the Obama administration, through the CDC, is working to amass a list of researchers who could investigate and publish, independently of the...
  • Obama at LGBT event: Nation at ´turning point´

    06/13/2013 8:42:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/13/13 | Justin Sink
    President Obama told attendees at an LGBT Pride Month celebration that the U.S. needs to get marriage equality "done now," but that he believed the nation had reached a "turning point" on gay rights. "We´re not going to have to wait that long," Obama said. "From Minnesota to Maryland, from the U.S. Senate to the NBA, it´s clear we´ve reached a turning point." The president said that progress could be traced "from the courage of those who stood up." "Eventually America gets it right. That doesn´t mean we can be patient," Obama said.
  • Syphilis rates at ‘epidemic proportions’ among Vancouver gay/bisexual men

    06/12/2013 12:49:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    life site ^ | Thaddeus Baklinski
    VANCOUVER, June 10, 2013 ( - Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) have issued a warning that syphilis infections in homosexual and bisexual men have soared to their highest levels in more than 30 years in the Vancouver area. According to the warning, 2012 saw 371 new cases of syphilis reported in British Columbia. Eighty percent of those cases were diagnosed in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, which stretches from Metro Vancouver northward along the coast to Bella Coola, and were confined almost entirely to the male homosexual community. According to VCH's syphilis...
  • UN goal to halt spread of AIDS will be met by 2015

    06/11/2013 4:35:11 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2013 6:49 PM EDT
    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the overall U.N. goal of halting and reversing the spread of AIDS will be met by the target date of 2015. But the U.N. chief told the General Assembly Monday that despite the “important progress,” more must be done to target AIDS in countries and communities where it is still spreading—and this will require additional funds. …
  • Russia's AIDS Epidemic: It's America's Fault (of Course)

    05/28/2013 10:27:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 27, 2013 | Kim Zigfeld
    HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is raging out of control in Vladimir Putin's Russia. It is perhaps the single most devastating hallmark of the demographic crisis that has his nation by the throat. Instead of contending with it forthrightly and energetically, Putin is ignoring the crisis in favor of a neo-Soviet Cold-War confrontation with the West. In a 2011 report issued on World AIDS Day, the United Nations stated the stunning reality: "The Russian Federation and Ukraine account for almost 90% of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region's epidemic. Injecting drug use remains the leading cause of HIV infection in...
  • Cahokia assistant teacher charged with sexual contact, transmitting HIV to teen

    05/14/2013 9:24:15 AM PDT · by Clintons Are White Trash · 12 replies
    St. Louis Post Disgrace ^ | 5/14/13 | Valerie Hahn
    CAHOKIA • A Cahokia High School assistant teacher and coach has been charged with having sexual contact with a teenage boy and transmission of HIV. Mario L. Hunt, 35, of the 1900 block of Florence Street in Cahokia, was charged in St. Clair County on Monday with criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual abuse transmission of HIV. The offenses happened with a 17-year-old boy during the first six months of 2011.
  • Number of Tuberculosis Cases Rises in the UK Due to Immigration

    05/07/2013 10:32:21 AM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 13 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 7 May 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    "The increase in the rate of TB in the UK, which contrasts with most other European countries, may, at least in part, be due to the fact that a high proportion of UK cases occur in the foreign-born, coupled with a comparatively large number of foreign nationals from countries with a very high incidence of TB." Who wrote that? One of the far-right "nazi grouplets", as the Marxist site Searchlight would call them? A racist, a xenophobe? No, it is the conclusion of a scientific study published in the world's most authoritative database of peer-reviewed medical research, the US National Library...