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  • NYC Doctors perform first ever heart transplant from an HIV-positive donor - hope breakthrough will help tame America's massive shortage of heart donations

    07/29/2022 5:02:01 PM PDT · by algore · 67 replies
    Doctors in New York City have performed the first ever heart transplant from a person who is HIV positive. An unnamed woman in her 60s who was suffering from advanced heart failure received both a heart and kidney transplant from the same HIV-positive donor in spring, doctors at Montefiore Health in the Bronx, New York City, announced this week. The woman also had HIV herself. Organ transplants from HIV positive donors had been banned in the U.S. until 2013. Now, they are allowed under the context of research, finding how a body will respond to the new organs. With over...
  • A Fourth Person Is Effectively 'Cured' of HIV, And It's The Oldest Patient Yet

    07/28/2022 10:46:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 28 JULY 2022 | DANIEL LAWLER
    HIV virions (red) budding and being released from an immune cell (blue). (NIH Image Gallery) AIDS researchers announced on Wednesday that a fourth person has been "cured" of HIV, but the dangerous procedure for patients also battling cancer may be little comfort for the tens of millions living with the virus worldwide. The 66-year-old man, named the "City of Hope" patient after the Californian center where he was treated, was declared in remission in the lead-up to the International AIDS Conference, which begins in Montreal, Canada on Friday. He is the second person to be announced cured this year, after...
  • China Approves Genuine Biotech's HIV Drug For COVID Patients

    07/25/2022 7:41:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07/25/22
    BEIJING, July 25 (Reuters) - China on Monday gave conditional approval to domestic firm Genuine Biotech's Azvudine pill to treat certain adult patients with COVID-19, adding another oral treatment option against the coronavirus. The availability of effective COVID vaccines and treatments is crucial in laying the groundwork for China's potential pivoting from its "dynamic COVID zero" policy, which aims to eliminate every outbreak - however small - and relies on mass testing and strict quarantining. The Azvudine tablet, which China approved in July last year to treat certain HIV-1 virus infections, has been given a conditional green light to treat...
  • New Health Threats for Communities Heavily Impacted by HIV

    07/19/2022 5:50:35 PM PDT · by fwdude · 18 replies
    POZ.com ^ | July 18, 2022 | Jeffrey S. Crowley and Greg Millett
    The HIV Prevention Policy Project of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, have jointly released a new brief on monkeypox and meningococcal disease, Monkeypox and Meningococcal Disease Outbreaks Signal New Health Threats for Communities Heavily Impacted by HIV and Demand Immediate Action. There is also an accompanying one-page summary. This brief adds to growing calls for more urgent action and estimates that U.S. monkeypox diagnoses will approach or top 11,000 by the time the first group of people in the United States are fully vaccinated under current two-dose guidelines that...
  • Contaminated Blood Scandal

    07/01/2022 3:26:31 AM PDT · by Blurp2 · 9 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 7/1/2022 | Bashir Mohamed Caato
    This was posted from a different source a few days ago (https://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/4074325/posts)... just wanted to point out one aspect of the whole deal: "Thousands of people in several other countries, including Japan, Canada and the US, were also infected in the 1970s. Some of them sued the companies that supplied the infected products and were paid millions of dollars. Several countries have convicted government officials and suppliers."
  • Sir John Major calls contaminated blood scandal 'incredibly bad luck' (NHS Scandal)

    06/27/2022 10:23:01 AM PDT · by RandFan · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | June 27 | BBC
    Former prime minister Sir John Major has described the contaminated blood scandal as "incredibly bad luck", drawing gasps from families watching him give evidence under oath to the public inquiry into the disaster. Up to 30,000 people contracted HIV and hepatitis C in the 1970s and 80s after being given blood treatments or transfusions on the NHS. Thousands have since died. Sir John later apologised for his choice of language. He said: "I obviously caused offence inadvertently this morning when I referred to the fact that it was awful that people had been fed infected blood and I referred to...
  • U.S. Military Officially Updates Its Policy Around HIV [Barf Alert]

    06/13/2022 4:34:51 PM PDT · by fwdude · 18 replies
    HIVPlusMag ^ | June 10, 2022 | Desirée Guerrero
    It was announced earlier this week that the U.S. Department of Defense has officially updated its policy around military service persons and HIV. These updates come in light of “significant advances in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment” of HIV since the original policy was put into place. The official memo from Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s office went on to state that “individuals who have been identified as HIV-positive, are asymptomatic, and who have a clinically confirmed undetectable viral load (hereinafter, ‘covered personnel’) will have no restrictions applied to their deployability or to their ability to commission while a service...
  • US military eases restrictions on HIV positive service members

    06/13/2022 1:37:40 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 54 replies
    ABC7 ^ | Sunday, June 12, 2022 | CNN Wire
    WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon will no longer automatically ban people who are HIV-positive from joining the US military as officers or deploying abroad. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin issued a memo this week updating HIV policies for the military "in view of significant advances in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention" of the virus. EMAIL U.S. & WORLD US military eases restrictions on HIV positive service members The policy changes follow a recent federal court decision that ruled Defense Department policies were unlawful. CNNWire Sunday, June 12, 2022 1:29PM EMBED <>MORE VIDEOS An investigation is underway after two women were killed...
  • Pete Buttigieg Quarantines After Testing Positive for Coronavirus

    06/06/2022 11:43:08 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/06/2022 | Charlie Spiering
    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced Monday he had tested positive for the coronavirus and will quarantine while working remotely from home. “I have tested positive for COVID-19 and am experiencing mild symptoms,” Buttigieg wrote on social media in a statement.
  • Even in Modern Era, People With HIV Are at Increased Risk for Dementia

    05/28/2022 5:03:49 PM PDT · by fwdude · 17 replies
    POZ.com ^ | May 27, 2022 | Heather Boerner
    People living with HIV were 60% more likely than their HIV-negative counterparts to be diagnosed with dementia in 2015 and 2016, according to a paper published in the journal AIDS. Jennifer O. Lam, PhD, of Kaiser Permanente Northern California, and colleagues culled through medical records of Kaiser members in California, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC, to identify 13,296 people living with HIV. These participants were matched by age, sex and race with 155,354 HIV-negative Kaiser members. All participants were older than 50, and nine out of 10 were men. The median age of the men, whether living with HIV or...
  • Police Revoked Job Offer After Learning Applicant Had HIV, Alleges Lawsuit [disease-with-its-own-civil-rights alert]

    04/28/2022 10:23:15 AM PDT · by fwdude · 16 replies
    POZ.com ^ | April 27, 2022 | Trent Straube
    The town of Clarksville, Indiana, is accused of unlawfully revoking a job offer to a qualified law officer after learning that he was HIV positive, according to a press release from the Department of Justice, which filed the lawsuit April 25. The lawsuit maintains that such HIV discrimination violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which considers HIV a disability. Title I of the ADA prohibits employers from discriminating against qualified individuals on the basis of disability. When the officer was offered the job in 2015, he had already been volunteering with the town’s police department for over a year...
  • Canada to lift restrictions on gay men donating blood [but not really]

    04/29/2022 4:42:38 PM PDT · by fwdude · 21 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 28, 2022 | The Associated Press via ABC News
    The blood service asked Health Canada to allow it to scrap questions about gender or sexuality, and instead base screening on higher-risk sexual behavior such as anal sex. Starting no later than Sept. 30, potential donors will be asked if they have had new or multiple sexual partners in the last previous months, no matter their gender or sexual orientation. Those who say yes will be asked if they have engaged in higher-sisk sex. If they have, they will need to wait three months after such activity before donating blood.
  • More Cardiac Abnormalities Seen in People Living With HIV

    04/26/2022 4:46:50 PM PDT · by fwdude · 7 replies
    POZ.com ^ | April 26, 2022 | Heather Boerner
    People living with HIV who are on antiretroviral treatment and have low to moderate heart disease risk scores nevertheless had baseline cardiovascular abnormalities at a rate three times higher than people without cardiovascular disease in the general population, according to data published in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. While heart disease is traditionally associated with aging, it affects people living with HIV at younger ages.
  • Hunter Biden urged brother’s widow to get tested for HIV during their affair

    04/25/2022 1:10:02 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 78 replies
    Nypost ^ | 04/25/2023 | Joshua Rhett miller
    Hunter Biden desperately insisted his brother’s widow, Hallie Biden, get screened for HIV as their torrid affair cooled off in the summer of 2018, emails show. Biden, 52, implored Hallie to be tested for HIV in an email sent to Beau Biden’s widow on July 27, 2018, about a month before he fathered an out-of-wedlock child with former stripper Lunden Roberts.
  • Should People With HIV Be Prioritized for Lung Cancer Screening? [Disease-with-its-own-rights barf alert]

    04/16/2022 5:00:50 PM PDT · by fwdude · 16 replies
    Poz.com ^ | April 15, 2022 | Heather Boerner
    For every 28 person living with HIV screened for lung cancer, one person was diagnosed with the malignancy in a small single-center study published in PLoS One. Screening did not lead to “overdiagnosis” and excess surgery. People living with HIV are more likely to smoke, and studies suggest that they have a higher rate of lung cancer compared with the general public. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends annual lung cancer screening for people ages 50 to 80 who have at least a 20 pack-year smoking history (the equivalent of one pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years).
  • CDC warns of meningococcal disease outbreak in Florida primarily affecting gay, bi men

    04/10/2022 2:45:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    the Hill ^ | 04/09/22 | SARAKSHI RAI -
    Florida’s Department of Health (FDOH) said on Thursday that the number of cases identified so far in 2022 surpasses the five-year average of meningococcal disease cases in the state. FDOH said its epidemiologists are investigating each case as well as contacting people with potential or direct exposure to known cases to provide them with information and treatment options. It urged college and university students, immunocompromised individuals, people living with HIV and men who have sex with men to get vaccinated against the disease immediately.
  • HIV drug stabilizes disease progression in metastatic colorectal cancer (Common lamivudine)

    04/05/2022 8:03:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 3 replies
    Medical Xpress / Massachusetts General Hospital / Cancer Discovery ^ | Mar. 5, 2022 | Katie Marquedant / Mihir Rajurkar et al
    New clinical research shows that lamivudine, a reverse transcriptase inhibitor widely used in HIV therapy, stopped disease progression in 25% of patients with fourth-line metastatic colorectal cancer. Findings from the trial raise the possibility of an unexpected promising direction in cancer treatment, not just colorectal cancer. The trial included 32 patients with advanced metastatic colon cancer whose disease progressed despite four lines of previous cancer treatments. The first nine patients received the standard HIV-approved dose of lamivudine. "After giving them only this one drug—nothing else—we saw signs of disease stability," says co-senior author David T. Ting, MD, of the Mass...
  • Are Covid ‘Vaccines’ Giving People AIDS? Immune System Functions Are Dropping Around 5% EACH WEEK in Those Who Were Vaccinated

    10/17/2021 3:23:59 PM PDT · by datura · 162 replies
    Based ^ | 10/17/21 | Ethan Huff
    The latest data from the United Kingdom’s PHE Vaccine Surveillance Report suggests that people who have been “fully vaccinated” for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) are losing about five percent of their immune systems per week.Doubly injected people between the ages of 40 and 70 have already lost about 40 percent of the immune system capacity from the moment they get injected. They then progressively lose more of it over time, with peak immune system loss for many expected to arrive by Christmas.“If this continues then 30-50 year-olds will have 100% immune system degradation, zero viral defence by Christmas and all...
  • Whilst you’ve been distracted by Russia-Ukraine, Worldwide data has confirmed the Vaccinated are developing Covid Vaccine induced Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

    03/06/2022 12:35:26 PM PST · by ransomnote · 42 replies
    dailyexpose.uk ^ | MARCH 6, 2022 | THE EXPOSÉ
    ransomnote: The Expose is over the target and taking flak, banned and censored - even Paypal turned against them in an effort to deprive them of funding. Please pray that the Expose receive the funds it needs to keep serving the public.AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) is the name used to describe a number of potentially life-threatening infections and illnesses that happen when your immune system has been severely damaged.People with acquired immune deficiency syndrome are at an increased risk for developing certain cancers and for infections that usually occur only in individuals with a weak immune system.Here we present...
  • Congress Slashes Proposed Funding for Overdose and HIV Prevention

    03/10/2022 5:53:51 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 5 replies
    https://filtermag.org ^ | March 10, 2022 | Alexander Lekhtman
    On March 9, Congress released its proposed final appropriations package for fiscal year 2022. If approved, it will drastically reduce money that lawmakers proposed last year for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help prevent HIV/AIDS and overdose, as the United States endures the worst overdose crisis in its history.