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  • 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 The lawmakers say the administration should change what they say is an "outdated" policy.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.
  • CDC: Homosexual men account for 61% of new HIV infections but only 2% of population

    08/19/2011 12:24:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 77 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 18, 2011 | PATRICK B. CRAINE
    WASHINGTON, D.C., August 18, 2011 ( - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has estimated that homosexual men account for 61% of the new HIV infections in the United States while they only amount to about 2% of the country’s population. Earlier this month, the CDC released estimates for HIV infections from 2006-2009 showing that new infections remained stable at around 50,000 for each of the four years. Homosexual men accounted for 29,300 of the estimated 48,100 new infections in 2009, and homosexual men aged 13 to 29 accounted for 27% of the new cases. The only group in which...
  • Governor Brown Signs Legislation - SB 48 - homosexual-bisexual-transsexual "role models"

    07/14/2011 12:17:37 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 103 replies · 1+ views
    Perverts ^ | 14 July 2011 | Governor Jerry Brown; Senator Mark Leno
    7-14-2011 SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. announced today that he has signed the following bill: • SB 48 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Pupil instruction: prohibition of discriminatory content.
  • AIDS: Thirty Years Later

    07/10/2011 4:27:43 PM PDT · by fwdude · 44 replies
    AARP The Magazine ^ | July/August 2011 | Michael Anft
    It announced itself among the young. Five otherwise healthy men in Los Angeles had been stricken by a rare, debilitating form of pneumonia. Baffled doctors reported the news in June of 1981, and, soon after, other scientists revealed a medical mystery of their own: young men with a skin cancer usually found among the elderly. Within 18 months, the federal government linked the afflictions to a new disease that it named "acquired immune deficiency syndrome," or AIDS. By 1983, when scientists isolated the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as the cause, 1,300 Americans had died — most of them under 40....
  • Study: 1 in 5 urban gay and bisexual men got HIV

    09/23/2010 9:57:06 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 101 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 23, 2010 | MIKE STOBBE
    ATLANTA (AP) -- A government study found one in five sexually active gay and bisexual men is infected with HIV, and nearly half of those infected don't know they have the disease. The study is considered the largest to look at urban gay and bisexual men at high risk for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
  • Obama urges all Americans to get tested for AIDS/HIV

    06/25/2010 4:55:24 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 163 replies · 1+ views
    Obama urges all Americans to get tested for AIDS/HIV By Michael O'Brien - 06/25/10 03:24 PM ET President Barack Obama urged all Americans on Friday to be tested for HIV. Obama released a statement this afternoon marking National HIV Testing Day on Sunday, and encouraged people to get tested to learn their HIV status, the virus that contributes to AIDS. "As we mark this day, I would like to renew my call for all Americans to help reduce the risk of infection by getting tested for HIV and learning their HIV status," Obama said in a statement. "And research shows...
  • Does HIV mean certain death? (AIDS and Global Warming have one thing in common: HARD-LEFT POLITICS!)

    10/28/2009 8:32:21 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 105 replies · 4,090+ views
    The Spectator ^ | October 24, 2009 | Neville Hodgkinson
    Does HIV mean certain death? In the quarter century since the world was introduced to the idea that a new sexually transmitted virus was the cause of Aids, HIV has been generally regarded as one of the biggest killers of our time. HIV/Aids has not been the mass disease in Britain that people were led to believe in the 1980s, but the death toll from immune deficiency diseases ascribed to HIV in Africa has been staggering. The scale of death there is an ongoing tragedy that tests the moral resolve of the rich world. How much do we care? Enough...
  • Let’s Put Health Care Rationing On the Table: Don’t Treat AIDS

    08/19/2009 10:46:12 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 25 replies · 1,731+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 8/18/09 | Bill Levinson
    Rationing and triage (in which only people to whom immediate medical treatment means a life or death difference receive it) apply in disaster and battlefield situations in which there are simply not enough resources for everybody. We state up front that we do not believe that the American medical system is anywhere near this point, especially because 30 to 60 cents of every health care dollar are squandered on waste and inefficiency. These include administrative costs, inefficiencies such as doctors and nurses having to walk or wait to get or record information, and easily preventable medical mistakes such as medication...
  • Official Cites Value of Cyberspace to Warfighting Operations

    04/08/2009 6:19:00 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 227+ views
    AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE ^ | April 8, 2009 | Gerry J. Gilmore
    Note: The following text is a quote: Official Cites Value of Cyberspace to Warfighting Operations By Gerry J. Gilmore American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, April 8, 2009 – Maintaining and protecting the U.S. military’s worldwide computer network is a vital component of national security, a senior official said here today. “For the United States military, cyberspace is a warfighting domain and it is critical to our operations,” Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters. “And so, we do have to aggressively protect our networks and our ability to work in cyberspace.” It also is important, Whitman said, that the Defense...
  • Electricity Grid in U.S. Penetrated by Spies

    04/07/2009 7:38:04 PM PDT · by Snoopers-868th · 173 replies · 6,558+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 8, 2009 | SIOBHAN GORMAN
    WASHINGTON -- Cyberspies have penetrated the U.S. electrical grid and left behind software programs that could be used to disrupt the system, according to current and former national-security officials. The spies came from China, Russia and other countries, these officials said, and were believed to be on a mission to navigate the U.S. electrical system and its controls. The intruders haven't sought to damage the power grid or other key infrastructure, but officials warned they could try during a crisis or war.
  • Smart-grid hackers could cause blackouts

    03/22/2009 5:53:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies · 805+ views
    cnet ^ | March 21, 2009 12:03 PM PDT | Zoë Slocum
    Deployments of smart grids should be slowed until security vulnerabilities are addressed, according to some cybersecurity experts, citing tests showing that a hacker can cause a major blackout after breaking into a smart-grid system. The idea behind smart grids, a burgeoning energy sector in which even Google is playing a role, is that automated meters and two-way power consumption data can be used to improve the efficiency and reliability of an electrical system's power distribution. A washing machine in a household hooked up to a smart meter, for instance, could be set up to run only at lower-cost, off-peak hours,...
  • Detailed Study on Spread of H.I.V. in U.S.

    09/11/2008 8:01:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies · 400+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 12, 2008 | GARDINER HARRIS
    An unusually detailed study of people newly infected with H.I.V. in the United States has confirmed that the majority of new cases occur among gay and bisexual men and that blacks are most at risk. But the data show that whites and blacks tend to be infected at different times in their lives with the virus that causes AIDS. Most new infections of white gay and bisexual men occur when the men are in their 30s and 40s, the study found, while black gay and bisexual men are more likely to be infected in their teens and 20s. The results...
  • Throwing money at HIV has left many men at grave risk (solution: give gay lobby more money)

    08/11/2008 9:19:13 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 30 replies · 380+ views
    Canberra Times ^ | August 6, 2008
    Throwing money at HIV has left many men at grave risk August 6, 2008 AS GOVERNMENTS around the world directed billions of dollars at programs that aimed to prevent HIV among general populations, a giant wave of infections moved like a tsunami through communities of gay men in Asia, Africa and Latin America, new figures show. Men who have sex with men are now nearly 20 times more likely to be infected with HIV than the general population, yet they often receive as little as 1 per cent of global funding...
  • Root cause of AIDS being ignored, says activist

    08/07/2008 12:26:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 33 replies · 192+ views ^ | Aug. 7, 2008 | Jim Brown
    Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality is calling on church and political leaders to confront the unhealthy lifestyle choices contributing to the majority of the country's HIV infections. The 17th International AIDS Conference will wrap up in Mexico City on Friday (August 8). In attendance is California mega-church pastor Rick Warren who says HIV-AIDS is a "global pandemic" that the church can help solve by "show[ing] compassion, kindness and the love of Christ." However, Peter LaBarbera says while he commends the idea of a church-based effort to fight AIDS in Africa, he is troubled that many church and...
  • Deny the HIV to AIDS connection and you'll be attacked, crushed, and ruined

    07/22/2008 9:56:23 AM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 101 replies · 1,079+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | July 22, 2008 | Clark Baker
    By Clark BakerLast June, I posted this report about US hospitals and how many rely on fraud, preventable injuries and infections to patients to compensate for losses due to our government’s insistence that private hospitals treat and care for uninsured and underinsured citizens, indigents, and illegal aliens. [Photo: Dr. Robert Gallo]I learned how hospitals destroy good physicians and how predatory hospital chains like Tenet, Kaiser Permanente, and Adventist pressure local physicians already in successful private practice to join their groups. Those who refuse are targeted for sham peer review by corporate administrators and MDs who accuse non-compliant physicians as...
  • Top "Gay" Organization Comes Clean: "HIV is a gay disease."

    02/14/2008 1:56:50 PM PST · by NYer · 129 replies · 358+ views
    LifeSite ^ | February 14, 2008
    p>WASHINGTON, February 14, 2008 ( - In a public statement last Friday, Matt Foreman, outgoing Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, rattled the homosexual activist community by joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pro-family organizations and a growing number of homosexual activists willing to admit that homosexual behavior is both extremely high-risk and primarily responsible for the spread of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. Addressing the topic of AIDS, Foreman drastically deviated from the "gay" lobby's party line by admitting, "Internally, when these numbers come out, the 'established' gay community seems to have a...
  • Homosexual Leader Calls AIDS 'a Gay Disease'

    02/15/2008 5:27:35 AM PST · by jimluke01 · 26 replies · 1,327+ views
    Cybercast News ^ | 02-15-08 | Pete Winn
    ( - In a startling admission, the head of a major homosexual activist group said HIV/AIDS is a "gay disease." The comments were made last Friday at the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's (NGLTF) national conference in Detroit by Executive Director Matt Foreman. "Folks, with 70 percent of the people in this country living with HIV being gay or bi (sexual), we cannot deny that HIV is a gay disease," Foreman told his audience. "We have to own that and face up to that." Conservative organizations that work on the HIV/AIDS issue say they are shocked. "Foreman's comments are...
  • Rare and Aggressive H.I.V. Reported in New York

    02/11/2005 11:29:28 PM PST · by neverdem · 53 replies · 1,932+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 12, 2005 | MARC SANTORA and LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN
    A rare strain of H.I.V. that is highly resistant to virtually all anti-retroviral drugs and appears to lead to the rapid onset of AIDS was detected in a New York City man last week, city health officials announced on Friday. It was the first time a strain of H.I.V. had been found that both showed resistance to multiple drugs and led to AIDS so quickly, the officials said. While the extent of the disease's spread is unknown, officials called a news conference to say that the situation is alarming. "We consider this a major potential problem," said Dr. Thomas R....
  • David Frum's Diary (Does Arafat have AIDS?)

    10/29/2004 11:24:48 AM PDT · by veronica · 32 replies · 5,610+ views ^ | 10-29-04 | David Frum
    Another Question Speaking of media bias, here’s a question you won’t hear in our big papers or on network TV: Does Yasser Arafat have AIDS? We know he has a blood disease that is depressing his immune system. We know that he has suddenly dropped considerable weight – possibly as much as 1/3 of all his body weight. We know that he is suffering intermittent mental dysfunction. What does this sound like? Former Romanian intelligence chief Ion Pacepa tells in his very interesting memoirs that the Ceaucescu regime taped Arafat’s orgies with his body guards. If true, Arafat would a...
  • Syphilis Relapse: Cases soar in New York City (gay men ushering in disease’s resurgence)

    04/13/2004 12:49:31 PM PDT · by dead · 19 replies · 253+ views
    Village Voice ^ | April 16th, 2004 10:30 AM | Sharon Lerner
    In 1998, syphilis rates were so low the Centers for Disease Control announced a plan to completely eliminate the disease. The agency began an all-out prevention campaign, stepping up syphilis surveillance in New York City and the few counties across the country where it still existed. By 2000, the sexually transmitted infection was at its lowest point since 1941. Soon, the country's top doctors predicted, the dread illness that afflicted Henry VIII, Ivan the Terrible, and even a pope would be nothing more than an unpleasant memory, gone the way of smallpox and other eradicated diseases. But just six years...