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  • Beaver County Sees Uptick In STD Numbers Among Young People

    03/12/2018 5:07:09 PM PDT · by tired&retired · 37 replies
    CBS Pittsburgh ^ | March 9, 2018 | John Shumway
    Dr. DiCenco says the numbers in a state health department alert about STD’s and HIV among 15-24 year olds in Beaver County are “quite concerning and we, in our practice, have seen an uptick in the number of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia cases.” The state alert says the cases of Gonorrhea among 15-24 year old men and women were up 34 percent in 2017 compared to 2016. HIV was up almost threefold. “The HIV rate increasing 300 percent is very concerning,” says Dr. DiCenco. So why are the numbers among young people rising? Students on the Carnegie Mellon Campus had these...
  • FBI’s Aussie Trump-Russia Tipster Linked to Firm U.S. Intel Chiefs Have Distrusted for Years

    03/07/2018 2:00:36 PM PST · by detective · 8 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 06 Mar 2018
    Alexander Downer — the Australian diplomat whose tip to the FBI about a London pub conversation led to the massive probe of allegations of collusions between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia — is himself closely tied to a Chinese firm experts say is deeply involved in espionage against America. Just last month, all six top U.S. intelligence bosses warned Americans against using digital telecommunications equipment produced by Chinese smartphone producer Huawei.
  • HIV, syphilis cluster affecting at least 125 discovered in Milwaukee, WI

    03/06/2018 3:28:40 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 57 replies
    JSOnline ^ | March 6, 2018 | James E. Causey and Mary Spicuzza
    125 people, including some high school students, have contracted HIV, syphilis or both in one of the largest sexually transmitted infection “clusters” discovered in Milwaukee, health care advocates confirmed to the Journal Sentinel. “This is an epidemic people are not talking about, and it leads to people taking unnecessary risks,” said Melissa Ugland, a public health consultant who works with a number of local organizations that focus on public health. There has been no announcement to the general public from the Milwaukee Health Department as of Tuesday. Fewer than 10% of the 125 people who tested positive are Milwaukee Public...
  • Australian diplomat whose tip prompted FBI’s Russia-probe has tie to Clintons

    03/05/2018 4:21:11 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/05/2018 | John Solomon and Alison Spann
    The Australian diplomat whose tip in 2016 prompted the Russia-Trump investigation previously arranged one of the largest foreign donations to Bill and Hillary Clinton’s charitable efforts, documents show. Former Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer’s role in securing $25 million in aid from his country to help the Clinton Foundation fight AIDS is chronicled in decade-old government memos archived on the Australian foreign ministry’s website.
  • Researchers confirming AIDS passed to humans from chimps in Central Africa So Much For Bill Cosby

    01/17/2002 12:38:00 PM PST · by Outraged At FLA · 103 replies · 412+ views
    Here is some of what is posted on the page: Jan. 17 — The chimpanzee version of the AIDS virus appears to be extremely rare in wild chimps, which suggests the apes evolved a way to deal with the killer virus generations ago, researchers said on Thursday. The study also confirmed earlier theories that AIDS passed to humans from chimps in Central Africa, they said SCIENTISTS HAVE long known nonhuman primates carry their own version of the AIDS virus. But so far, it has been found only in captive chimpanzees. No one knows how prevalent or geographically or genetically diverse ...
  • AIDS denialists ‘clearly ahead’ as Russian govt struggles with HIV epidemic

    01/10/2018 2:18:38 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 13 replies
    The number of new HIV/AIDS cases is on the rise in Russia, with less than half of the 900,000 HIV-positive people receiving treatment. The movement denying the deadly disease’s very existence is gathering pace too. Although the number of newly-diagnosed and AIDS-related deaths continue shrinking worldwide, the opposite is happening in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, with Russia accounting for almost two thirds of new contractions in the region. "For quite a long while, for five years, not nearly enough attention has been paid to the HIV/AIDS issue. There has not been enough funding,” director of the Federal HIV Research...
  • Trump Fires HIV/AIDS Council In Its Entirety By FEDEX Letter, Report Claims

    12/29/2017 9:07:52 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 122 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Dec 29, 2017 | Callum Paton
    President Donald Trump fired the remaining members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) Wednesday, reportedly informing them without explanation with a letter delivered by FedEx. The mass dismissal of the advisers marked another nadir in the administration’s dealing with the council. In June, six members resigned from PACHA writing in an open letter, published in Newsweek, saying the Trump White House was pushing for legislation that would harm people living with HIV. Scott A. Schoettes, a Chicago-based HIV/AIDS activist and one of the members of the advisory panel who resigned over the summer, tweeted yesterday that the remaining...
  • MEDICAL ADVANCE: Doctors agree that when HIV is under control, unprotected sex is OK

    12/05/2017 7:36:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | 12/5/17 | Lenny Bernstein
    Last year, Chris Kimmenez and his wife asked their doctors a simple question. Could Chris, who has been HIV positive since 1989 but keeps the virus in check through medication, transmit it sexually to Paula?They were pretty sure they knew the answer. Married for more than 30 years, they had not always practiced safe sex, but Paula showed no signs of having the virus.Their physicians were less certain.“They had a conversation, and they did some research on it,” Kimmenez said. “They came back to us and said there may still be a risk, but we’re comfortable enough” that unprotected sex...
  • HIV breakthrough as cancer drug could hold secret to curing the virus

    12/01/2017 6:12:44 AM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies ^ | 00:05, 1 DEC 2017 Updated10:52, 1 DEC 2017 | ByAmy-Clare Martin
    Doctors using a treatment called nivolumab on a lung cancer patient with Aids noticed a “drastic and persistent” decrease in infected white blood cells A new cancer drug could “cure” HIV, a revolutionary study suggests. Doctors using a treatment called nivolumab on a lung cancer patient with Aids noticed a “drastic and persistent” decrease in infected white blood cells. The findings have raised hopes that drugs could one day eradicate the HIV virus, which attacks the immune system and cur­­rently has no cure. At present, those infected must take anti-HIV drugs for the rest of their lives to stop the...
  • Toronto chefs open Canada’s first HIV-positive restaurant to dispel stigmas

    11/08/2017 1:11:46 PM PST · by Antioch · 47 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | Wed., Nov. 8, 2017 | MAIJA KAPPLER
    While working as a sexual health educator in Calgary several years ago, artist and activist Mikiki would often gently correct clients who said they had never met a gay person. Actually, you probably have but just didn’t know it, Mikiki would explain. Today, living and working in Toronto, Mikiki says similar conversations happen frequently about HIV. “When people say, ‘I don’t know anybody who’s HIV-positive,’ I’m like, ‘If you live in Toronto, you actually do,’ ” says Mikiki.
  • Gay British Hairdresser Accused Of Deliberately Spreading HIV/AIDS And Taunting Victims

    10/09/2017 9:40:12 PM PDT · by Trillian · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6:41 PM 10/09/2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    A gay British hairdresser is accused of deliberately infecting his sexual partners after he sent them a text saying “I have HIV LOL.” One of his former lovers testified before the Lewes Crown Court in Britain last week that Daryll Rowe, a hairdresser, sent him a text indicating that he was infected with the deadly illness. The 26-year-old is accused of demanding unprotected sex from at least ten male partners, claiming to be free of the virus. He is also accused of tampering with the condom when they insisted he used one. The practice, which is referred to as “stealthing,”...
  • In California, Sex Triumphs Over Death: Knowingly exposing someone to AIDS is no longer a felony

    10/09/2017 8:44:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/09/2017 | Michael Walsh
    In its rush to destroy itself, California has gone and done this: Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Friday that lowers from a felony to a misdemeanor the crime of knowingly exposing a sexual partner to HIV without disclosing the infection. The measure also applies to those who give blood without telling the blood bank that they are HIV-positive. Modern medicine allows those with HIV to live longer lives and nearly eliminates the possibility of transmission, according to state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) and Assemblyman Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), authors of the bill.“Today California took a major step toward treating...
  • Intentionally Infecting Others with HIV No Longer a Felony in California

    10/09/2017 7:00:12 AM PDT · by ctpsb · 52 replies ^ | 10/09/2017 | Thomas D. Williams
    In a controversial move, California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill lowering the crime of deliberately exposing a sexual partner to HIV from a felony to a misdemeanor.
  • How the anal cancer epidemic in gay and bi HIV-positive men can be prevented

    10/07/2017 12:19:17 PM PDT · by PROCON · 80 replies ^ | Sept. 26, 2017 | Various
    Almost 620,000 gay and bisexual men in the United States were living with HIV in 2014, and 100,000 of these men were not even aware of their infection. These men are 100 times more likely to have anal cancer than HIV-negative men who exclusively have sex with women. Yet, no national screening guidelines exist for anal cancer prevention in any population. Anal cancer is predominantly caused by chronic or persistent human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. HPV infection can lead to the development of anal precancer which, if remains undetected or not adequately treated, may lead to anal cancer. Likewise, HPV infection...
  • Knowingly exposing others to HIV will no longer be a felony in California

    10/07/2017 11:22:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 90 replies
    L A Times ^ | Oct. 6, 2017, 4:18 p.m.
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Friday that lowers from a felony to a misdemeanor the crime of knowingly exposing a sexual partner to HIV without disclosing the infection. The measure also applies to those who give blood without telling the blood bank that they are HIV-positive.... Supporters of the bill said women engaging in prostitution are disproportionately targeted with criminal charges, even in cases where the infection is not transmitted. Republican lawmakers including Sen. Joel Anderson of Alpine voted against the bill, arguing it puts the public at risk. “I’m of the mind that if you purposefully inflict another...
  • Yes, I’m Dependent on Weed

    09/17/2017 8:14:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 98 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | September 15, 2017 | Andrew Sullivan
    Do I smoke too much pot? It’s a question I’ve asked myself over the years, and it raised its uncomfortable head this week as I absorbed the results of the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The first thing to note about the report is the good news. One of the major and legitimate fears of those who have opposed legalization is that teen use would increase. Weed is genuinely harmful to the developing adolescent brain and those of us who passionately advocated legalization argued that making it legal would actually make it harder for teens to get...
  • Record 512 HIV cases diagnosed in the State in 2016 [Ireland]

    09/07/2017 11:49:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Irish Times ^ | Sun, Sep 3, 2017, 14:42 | Seán Dunne
    The number of people diagnosed with HIV in Ireland is rising amid concerns that ambivalence about the disease is putting increasing numbers of people at risk. A record 512 cases of HIV were diagnosed in the State last year. Rates have been rising steadily since 2011, with experts saying “complacency and risk-taking” among a younger generation is contributing to the rising numbers. “This generation hasn’t grown up with the legacy or even the reality of HIV,” said HIV Ireland executive director, Niall Mulligan. “It was a massive issue in the 1980s and we were aware of it. We were very...
  • Atlanta's 'third world' HIV epidemic isn't getting any better, CDC says

    09/01/2017 7:09:05 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 56 replies via WPXI ^ | September 1, 2017 | Wendy Corona
    ATLANTA - Black gay men are contracting HIV in Atlanta in epidemic proportions, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which stated in 2016 that one in two black men would contract the disease. Christian Dacus is a youth HIV policy advisor with Georgia Equality. He said personally, the spike in the number of HIV cases for gay black men in Atlanta is not surprising to him because of the stigma. “It's been spun in such a negative way that HIV is a punishment for your sins,” Dacus said. Dacus cited non-acceptance from religion and family, and living...
  • HIV's Cut-and-Paste Inspires Cancer Cure

    08/28/2017 10:59:26 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 10 replies
    American Council on Science & Health ^ | 8/23/2017 | Lila Abassi
    Cancer cells are smart. Very smart. They can evade the immune system using several different methods that shield them from detection. Thanks to the brilliance of scientists such as Jeff Bluestone, Jim Allison and Carl June, the rapidly flourishing field of cancer immunotherapy is providing an avenue for the immune system to overcome cancer's subversion. Revising features of immune cells enables the immune system to recognize cancer cells for what they are – and destroy them. Carl H. June, MD, is a professor of immunology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He developed what is known as...
  • Aetna reveals HIV status of thousands in mass mailing

    08/24/2017 11:53:58 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 25 replies
    Briebart ^ | August 25, 2017 | UPI
    Healthcare insurer Aetna inadvertently revealed thousands of people’s HIV statuses in a mailing about new medication options to about 12,000 people last month, according to the Legal Action Center and the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania. The mishap occurred after Aetna mailed the notice in an envelope with a name and address window large enough to show the beginning of the letter, which addresses the patient and their usage of HIV medication.