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  • Middle-aged people with HIV and no hepatitis co-infection have a twofold increase in the risk of liver fibrosis

    02/23/2021 1:33:29 PM PST · by fwdude · 12 replies
    AIDSMap ^ | 26 January 2021 | Michael Carter
    Having HIV almost doubles the risk of liver fibrosis, according to European research published in the online edition of the Journal of Infectious Diseases. Investigators in Denmark and the Netherlands compared rates of liver fibrosis between people living with HIV and people without HIV. Importantly, none of the participants had hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV). All were aged between 50 and 70 years and liver fibrosis was present in 12% of people with HIV and 7% of HIV-negative comparison group. Risk factors for fibrosis among people with HIV included increasing age, higher body mass index (BMI),...
  • Microbiologist Traces Possible Origin of AIDS Epidemic to WWI Soldier

    01/30/2021 9:34:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 30 | Isabel Vincent
    AIDS likely made the leap from chimpanzees to humans because of a starving World War I soldier who was forced to hunt the animals for food, according to a new book. The unknown “Patient Zero” was part of an invasion force of 1,600 Belgian and French troops who, along with 4,000 African aides, had traveled from Leopoldville in the Belgian Congo to a remote outpost in Cameroon, says Canadian microbiologist Jacques Pepin, who once worked as a bush doctor in central Africa in the 1980s. Pepin, a professor in the Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at Universite de Sherbrooke...
  • How the KGB Convinced the World That AIDS Was a Pentagon Invention

    01/30/2021 9:41:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    The covert disinformation campaign was secretly codenamed ‘Operation INFEKTION’. In July 1983, an Indian newspaper in New Delhi published an article alleging “U.S. experiments” were the likely cause of a new mysterious disease dubbed ‘AIDS’. Five years later, CBS anchor Dan Rather announced to millions of concerned Americans allegations that their own military might have been behind the deadly virus. On that very day, a few KGB operatives in the secret agency’s Lubyanka headquarters in Moscow likely praised each other for a job well done. The story about U.S. military experiments that might have produced AIDS caught up slowly but...
  • #GaysOverCovid: Maskless Parties Lead to Rift Within LGBTQ Community

    01/09/2021 9:40:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Msn ^ | 1/9/2022 | David Douglas and Caroline Radnofsky and Dan Avery and Kalhan Rosenblatt and Brooke Sopelsa
    Long before the final countdown to the new year, the party was raging in the Mexican resort city of Puerto Vallarta."Ring in the New Year at White Party Puerto Vallarta: UNITY where restaurants, gyms, bars and clubs are open and ready to welcome you to the ultimate New Years weekend getaway!!!" read the online invitation for American party promoter Jeffrey Sanker's annual New Year's Eve circuit party, a large all-night dance event for gay men. Local officials were putting pressure on Sanker as the party neared, according to the Los Angeles Blade. Puerto Vallarta hospitals were at or near 100...
  • Biden campaign promises included decriminalizing HIV exposure

    01/02/2021 7:52:15 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 37 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | January 1, 2021 | Caitlin McFall
    President-elect Joe Biden has promised to "advance LGBTQ equality" by reversing decades-old criminalization of HIV exposure and transmission laws that have no "scientific basis" and contribute to stigmas.
  • Biden/Harris Support Legalizing Exposing Others to HIV

    12/29/2020 2:28:38 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    Decriminalize HIV exposure and transmission laws. In 2018, 26 states in America had HIV exposure criminal laws. These laws perpetuate discrimination and stigma towards people with HIV/AIDS, and there is simply no “scientific basis” for them. As President, Biden will support legislation like the REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act, which promotes best practice recommendations for states.
  • FDA funding study around blood donations from gay men: report

    12/16/2020 5:29:08 AM PST · by karpov · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 15, 2020 | Jordan Williams
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is funding a study around blood donations by gay or bisexual men. ABC News reported on Tuesday that the study, Assessing Donor Variability and New Concepts in Eligibility (Advance), is underway, and aims evaluate whether donor deferral criteria can be based on individual risks assessment. The study aims to present data to the FDA by late 2021. The study could lead to the complete removal of restrictions around donations by gay or bisexual men, according to the news outlet. “The FDA remains committed to considering alternatives to time-based deferral by generating the scientific evidence...
  • Wikileaks just dumped all of their files online. Hillary's emails, Vegas shooting by FBI sniper...

    12/15/2020 10:11:11 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 138 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 12/15/2020
    Wikileaks just dumped all of their files online, Everything from Hillary Clinton's emails, Vegas shooing done by ab FBI sniper, Steve Jobs HIV letter, PedpPodesta, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Bilderberg, CIA agents arrested for rape, WHO pandemic.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 12/13/2020

    12/13/2020 9:52:17 PM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/13/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    A full weekend of protest in Bainbridge Island, Washington. A round the clock demonstration at the home of Democrat Governor Jay Inslee who's imposed coronavirus restrictions and controls... Four people stabbed two police officers hurt following ANITFA attacks on supporters of President Trump Saturday evening in Washington... One person shot and four police officers hurt as ANTIFA attacked pro-Trump demonstrators in Olympia, Washington yesterday... The Proud Boys supporter of President Trump arrested and accused of shooting an ANTIFA member yesterday in Olympia, Washington identified as Forest Machala, a federal government employee... "Achtung" Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel pushing for a new...
  • Covid-19 vaccine: Australia stops trials after volunteers develop antibodies for HIV

    12/13/2020 7:42:40 AM PST · by Golden Eagle · 64 replies
    Hindu Business Line ^ | December 12, 2020 | Prashasti Awasthi
    Australia had to suspend the development of a Covid-19 vaccine candidate after numerous volunteers in the early-stage trials developed antibodies for HIV, as per media reports. The official statement from the scientists revealed that some patients demonstrated antibodies towards fragments of an HIV protein (gp41). The researchers consulted the Australian Government. Following which they decided to not move ahead with phase 2 and 3 clinical trials. The vaccine was one of four candidates that Australia had committed to buy. It also placed the order for 51 million doses of the experimental vaccine. The university said there is no possibility the...
  • We Had the Vaccine the Whole Time

    12/08/2020 9:22:49 AM PST · by karpov · 52 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | December 7, 2020 | David Wallace-Wells
    You may be surprised to learn that of the trio of long-awaited coronavirus vaccines, the most promising, Moderna’s mRNA-1273, which reported a 94.5 percent efficacy rate on November 16, had been designed by January 13. This was just two days after the genetic sequence had been made public in an act of scientific and humanitarian generosity that resulted in China’s Yong-Zhen Zhang’s being temporarily forced out of his lab. In Massachusetts, the Moderna vaccine design took all of one weekend. It was completed before China had even acknowledged that the disease could be transmitted from human to human, more than...
  • Colorado’s First Gentleman Marlon Reis Treated With Dexamethasone, Remdesivir For Coronavirus

    12/08/2020 5:21:24 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 15 replies
    CBSDenver ^ | December 7, 2020 | Jennifer McRae
    Colorado’s First Gentleman Marlon Reis Treated With Dexamethasone, Remdesivir For Coronavirus By Jennifer McRaeDecember 7, 2020 DENVER (CBS4)– The governor’s office provided an update on Colorado’s First Gentleman Marlon Reis on Monday afternoon, a day after he was taken to the hospital. On Sunday, Gov. Jared Polis drove Reis to the hospital after he experienced shortness of breath and slightly worsening cough from coronavirus. Reis has received dexamethasone for inflammation and remdesivir. He also hasn’t required oxygen. Reis has normal oxygen saturation and is said to be in good spirits. He looks forward to returning home soon. In a statement...
  • Colorado First Gentleman Marlon Reis hospitalized with worsening COVID-19 symptoms

    12/07/2020 3:19:29 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 61 replies ^ | Dec 06, 2020 | Blayke Roznowski
    Colorado First Gentleman Marlon Reis hospitalized with worsening COVID-19 symptoms Both the First Gentleman and Gov. Jared Polis were diagnosed Saturday By: Blayke RoznowskiDec 06, 2020 DENVER, Colo. — Gov. Jared Polis' office said First Gentleman Marlon Reis is now in the hospital due to worsening COVID-19 symptoms. Both Reis and Gov. Jared Polis tested positive for COVID-19 last Saturday. At the time, Polis said both of their symptoms were mild. Over the last 24 hours, Reis started to experience a slightly worsening cough and shortness of breath eight days after being diagnosed with COVID-19, according to the press release....
  • Look who's rubber stamping foreign vote-counting (George Soros)

    05/21/2013 8:34:36 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    WND ^ | May 20, 2013 | Aaron Klein
    The foreign-headquartered company that recently purchased the leading U.S. electronic voting firm is boasting that it was highlighted in a report on how technology is making the election process more efficient, secure, transparent, accessible and reliable. The report, WND has learned, was authored by a firm with links to billionaire activist George Soros. The information comes after WND reported two weeks ago that SCYTL recently acquired the software division of a non-profit election organization tied to Soros’ Open Society Institute. Yesterday, WND reported SCYTL announced its technology will be deployed at more U.S. jurisdictions ahead of the 2014 midterm elections....
  • What Americans should do to prevent HIV/AIDS (barf alert)

    10/06/2020 6:24:25 AM PDT · by karpov · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 5, 2020 | Candice A. Sternberg
    Amid the coronavirus pandemic, many states are in varying states of opening. As states open, we should not forget about our sexual health. COVID-19 has impacted American sexuality, although the impact may be different depending on a person’s age, relationship status, or sexual preferences, etc. Due to the stressors of COVID- 19, people may find themselves engaging in behavior that they did not before the pandemic. For example, some teenagers may turn to sex to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. Unprotected sex could lead to serious health consequences, such as contracting HIV. There are, however, medications on the market that...
  • Two different cases of PrEP failure despite high adherence underline that such events are rare, but should not be ignored

    09/21/2020 11:41:13 AM PDT · by fwdude · 31 replies
    AIDS Map ^ | 4 September 2020 | Gus Cairns
    Two reports of HIV infection occurring despite apparent adequate adherence to PrEP, confirmed by drug level testing, are the first reliably documented cases to be published in peer-reviewed journals since 2018. The most recent case was reported by Dr Matthew Spinelli in Clinical Infectious Diseases. It concerns a 44-year-old gay man in Texas and appears not to be due to poor adherence, but to infection with an HIV virus with an unusual combination of resistance mutations. Two characteristics of the case make it hard to argue against this being a genuine case of PrEP breakthrough. Firstly, samples of blood and...
  • “Unprecedented” Transmission of Highly Drug-Resistant HIV in France

    09/11/2020 5:06:55 PM PDT · by fwdude · 38 replies
    POZ ^ | September 12, 2020 | Benjamin Ryan
    French researchers are concerned after identifying a young man in France who contracted a strain of HIV that has superlatively extensive resistance to antiretroviral (ARV) treatment for the virus. Typically, the more that HIV mutates and develops resistance to a broad range of ARVs, the less “fit” it becomes—meaning it does not replicate or transmit as effectively. Consequently, there has been little documented transmission of such highly resistant strains throughout the history of ARV treatment. So the discovery of this new transmission, which investigators described as an “unprecedented event” in a letter in The Lancet, is a worrisome surprise. The...
  • Newnan woman arrested for not disclosing HIV status.

    08/09/2020 8:41:07 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 15 replies
    The Newnan Times-Herald ^ | August 5, 2020 | Staff
    Police arrested a Newnan woman who is accused of having sex without disclosing that she's HIV positive. Rebekah Diane Fleming, 25, is charged with two counts of reckless conduct by someone with HIV.
  • Blood donations by people taking drugs to treat, prevent HIV could be ‘cause for concern’

    08/06/2020 7:05:36 AM PDT · by fwdude · 22 replies
    Healio News ^ | July 28, 2020 | Jennifer Southall
    Blood donations from people on antiretroviral therapy to treat HIV or pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV infection could increase risk for HIV transfusion transmission if tests cannot detect the virus in the donations, study results showed. ... “The potential or cause for concern is that ART and PrEP by definition are taken to alter the course of HIV infection; thus, the use of ART or PrEP could impact our ability to detect HIV infection in donated blood because blood tests for HIV measure the presence of viral RNA or antibodies to HIV infection.”
  • Stigma around HIV still rampant in U.S., study finds

    07/30/2020 8:45:26 AM PDT · by fwdude · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 27, 2020 | Oscar Lopez, Thomson Reuters Foundation
    MEXICO CITY, July 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly nine out of 10 Americans believe there is still stigma around HIV, while 59% think it is important to be careful around people who are HIV positive, a study published on Monday found. Half the 2,506 American adults questioned in the survey, for media advocacy group GLAAD and pharmaceutical company Gilead, felt knowledgeable about HIV, while six out of 10 believed it could be treated. “People living with HIV today are leading long, healthy lives ... but the stigma that they face has persisted for far too long and leads to...