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  • Evidence Suggests HIV Treatment Adherence Declines Over Time

    10/16/2019 12:34:34 PM PDT · by fwdude · 13 replies
    Poz.com ^ | October 13, 2019 | Benjamin Ryan
    Overall, privately insured people with HIV have inadequate adherence to their daily antiretroviral (ARV) regimen during their first year on treatment and proceed to adhere more poorly as years pass, the National AIDS Treatment Advocacy Project reports.
  • Clinton Foundation-Linked Fraudsters Arrested: Shady Duo Poised To RAT Out Bill & Hillary

    10/16/2019 11:16:11 AM PDT · by bitt · 76 replies
    TRUEPUNDIT ^ | 10/15/2019 | ADMIN
    Two of the Clinton Foundation’s shady international partners have been arrested for fraud. And experts and law enforcement officials in the United States say this spells potential big trouble for Bill & Hillary Clinton and their own shady ‘charity’ known as the Clinton Foundation. Authorities in India have arrested businessmen brothers Malvinder Singh and Shivinder Singh in an alleged fraud case — one of many linked to this duo. The Singh brothers are former promoters of Fortis Healthcare and Ranbaxy Laboratories and are no newcomers to sweeping allegations of fraud. It is believed untold millions of dollars in kickbacks were...
  • Elton John Praises Ellen After Backlash...Offers Praise For Bush, Trump

    10/15/2019 11:49:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 10/15/19 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    ....Elton John has come to the defense of his friend Ellen DeGeneres after the talk show host was swarmed with left-wing criticism.... The “Rocket Man” singer piggybacked off DeGeneres’ message of tolerance and even offered praise for Mr. Bush and President Donald Trump for humanitarian efforts addressing HIV/AIDS globally.
  • Buttigieg thinks it’s perfectly fine to NOT tell a sexual partner you’re carrying HIV

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

    10/04/2019 1:10:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    WJLA ^ | October 4, 2019 | AP
    BOONSBORO, Md. (AP) — Authorities say an HIV-positive man has been charged with raping a boy on the Appalachian Trail in western Maryland. The Herald-Mail reports that 43-year-old Jason Henry Cochrane of Millersville is charged with sex abuse of a minor, second-degree rape and other counts in Washington County. A judge earlier this week ordered Cochrane held without bond while he awaits trial. Maryland Natural Resources Police said in court documents that officers were called Saturday morning to the Pine Knob Shelter on the Appalachian Trail near the border with Frederick County.
  • HIV Cases Soar (among gay and bisexual men) in the Philippines, as Dating Apps Spread

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

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

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

    08/07/2019 10:14:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    WRLB ^ | AUG 7, 2019 | Anjelicia Bruton
    Americus Police Department says they’ve interviewed Brandi Yakeima Lasiter, the woman who made the viral video stating that she may have given HIV to multiple partners. In a news release, APD says detectives interviewed Lasiter on August 6. Lasiter now says that she does not have the HIV virus and that she made the video because she was angry at the people she named. She provided documentation of a blood test from September 2018 that showed she was not HIV positive. Lasiter has voluntarily submitted to a blood test to verify her status of not being infected with HIV. The...
  • Woman accused of urinating on potatoes at West Mifflin Walmart turns herself in

    07/30/2019 2:20:43 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 87 replies
    WTAE ^ | 4:38 PM EDT Jul 30, 2019 | Nick Matoney
    WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. — A woman who allegedly urinated on potatoes at a Pittsburgh-area Walmart store turned herself in and will face charges, police said Tuesday. Grace Brown will be charged with criminal mischief, open lewdness, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, West Mifflin police said.
  • Most Americans have never had HIV test, less than 30% of those ... at risk have been tested

    07/25/2019 9:03:39 AM PDT · by fwdude · 104 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 28, 2019 | Kassidy Vavra
    Most Americans have never been tested for HIV, and less than 30% of those that are most at risk for contracting the virus have been tested in the past year, according to a report from the CDC released Thursday. Released Thursday on National HIV Testing Day, the report, published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, analyzed data from 2016-2017 as said in a statement from the CDC. An estimated 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV, according to the CDC. Of those living with the virus, 1 in 7 do not know they had HIV. Those...
  • Texas Included in Trump's HIV Eradication Plan

    07/19/2019 7:36:50 AM PDT · by bgill · 16 replies
    spectrum ^ | July 18, 2019 | Karina Kling
    Central Texas has one of the highest rates of HIV infections. This week, federal officials visited the state to talk about a strategy for combatting HIV. HIV is disproportionately affecting states in the south Health officials are targeting 7 states HIV eradication is part of Trump's larger plan It's part of the Trump administration's larger plan to significantly reduce the number of new infections of the virus over the next 10 years. Texas is expected to play a critical role. “This is the most exciting time to be able to end the epidemic. We have all the tools we need...
  • WATCH: Drag queen on all fours roars, growls incoherently at library ‘pride’ event for teens

    06/27/2019 8:43:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 26, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    SEATTLE, June 26, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — A public library in Washington state was the platform for a drag show and "pride celebration designed by teens for teens" that featured a man dressed in drag who roared incoherently while on all fours. One parent called it “demonic.” “This is what demonic possession looks like. (Watch to the end.) I know a lot of y’all don’t believe in the spiritual realm, but thanks for bearing with me anyway. In my opinion, this is it. On all fours. Growling. At the teen pride event at the public library,” wrote one parent about the...
  • Al Sharpton dishes on his drastic weight loss secrets

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

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

    05/16/2019 2:24:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 16, 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., attempted to make a case for universal health care on Thursday after a tense confrontation over the HIV prevention drug known as PrEP. During a congressional hearing, Ocasio-Cortez pressed Gilead Sciences CEO Daniel O'Day on why his company's drug -- Truvada for PrEP -- cost so much more in the United States than in Australia. She later answered her own question on Twitter, saying that the U.S. health care system was to blame. "Spoiler: Because Australia has universal health care," she tweeted. During the hearing, O'Day responded to Ocasio-Cortez by noting how the drug was under...
  • 'Rogue doctor' gives over 400 children HIV after using a contaminated needle in Pakistan

    05/16/2019 5:23:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Dailt Mail ^ | 05/16/2019 | George Martin
    Officials have accused a doctor of causing the epidemic after repeatedly using a single contaminated syringe. Dr Muzaffar Ghangharo, who officials said is himself living with HIV, has been in police custody since the outbreak began in April but denies the allegations. 'We are working on war footing to examine the suspects as well as those wishing to get themselves tested after a large number of cases were reported from Larkana and other districts,' Dr Memon said. Anger and fear continue to swell in the desperately poor village hit hard by the epidemic, which authorities say could also be linked...
  • Trump: My Administration just secured a historic donation of HIV prevention drugs from Gilead.

    05/09/2019 6:17:59 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 9, 2019 | Donald J. Trump
    Great news today: My Administration just secured a historic donation of HIV prevention drugs from Gilead to help expand access to PrEP for the uninsured and those at risk. Will help us achieve our goal of ending the HIV epidemic in America!
  • End to Aids in sight as huge study finds drugs stop HIV transmission

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

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