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  • MEDICAL ADVANCE: Doctors agree that when HIV is under control, unprotected sex is OK

    12/05/2017 7:36:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 28 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
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | 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...
  • Army chief on gender reassignment surgery: We took an oath to defend Constitution

    11/15/2017 5:23:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/15/17 | Rebecca Kheel
    The top military leader of the Army on Wednesday stood by the service of transgender soldiers after one received a waiver for gender reassignment surgery, amid the Trump administration’s ongoing debate over whether such troops should be allowed to serve. “We all, everyone in uniform, we took an oath; we took an oath of allegiance to the Constitution,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told reporters at the Defense Writers Group in response to a question from The Hill. “And embedded within that Constitution is an idea, and it’s an idea that says you and I, no matter whether...
  • 'Being Groomed': How Hollywood Preys Upon Young Male Actors

    11/05/2017 8:02:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    cbc radio ^ | Friday November 03, 2017 | Brent Bambury
    This week, two famous actors find themselves facing serious allegations of sexual misconduct. Dustin Hoffman was accused of groping writer Anna Graham Hunter on set. 775007998PB00005 Anthony Rapp Anthony Rapp at Comic-Con International 2017 in July. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images) And actor Anthony Rapp said Kevin Spacey manhandled him at a party and tried to seduce him. The alleged victims were 17 and 14 at the time. Hoffman and Spacey apologized for those specific incidents, but then others came forward with more allegations against each star. Spacey now faces allegations that he abused colleagues on set during the production of House...
  • 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,”...
  • No Longer a Felony to Deliberately Spread HIV in California

    10/09/2017 4:03:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | October 9, 2017 | Moonbattery
    Liberalism isn’t always about tightening restrictions, because some restrictions are good. For example, even as California introduces prison sentences for those who insist on referring to transsexuals with biologically correct pronouns, we read 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. By “knowingly,” they mean deliberately. To be prosecuted for a felony under the old law required intent to transmit HIV, which leads to the horrific disease AIDS. It gets worse: The measure also applies to those who...
  • Intentionally Infecting Others with HIV No Longer a Felony in California

    10/09/2017 7:00:12 AM PDT · by ctpsb · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 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.
  • 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...
  • 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
    theconversation.com ^ | 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...
  • In Russia, 80 People Die of AIDS Every Day

    09/13/2017 2:24:22 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 10 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Sep 13, 2017 | Staff
    HIV kills on average 80 Russians every day and the number is rising, statistics published earlier this week by the AIDS.Center foundation show. In the first six months of the year, more than 14,500 Russians died from the immunodeficiency virus, the foundation says, citing figures from the Federal Center for Fighting AIDS. This represents a more than 13-percent increase in HIV deaths compared to the same period last year.
  • 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
    WSBTV.com 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...
  • AIDS deaths are on the decline thanks to medications. But increasing drug resistance poses a danger

    07/22/2017 4:28:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    latimes.com ^ | Ann M. Simmons
    36.7 million The number of people with HIV worldwide. This figure is up from 36.1 million in 2015, largely because of the success in transforming the virus from a death sentence into a manageable illness. 19.5 million The number of people on anti-retroviral drugs used to suppress the HIV virus. The figure, up from 17.1 million in 2015, represents 53% of those infected. 1 million The number of AIDS-related deaths last year. This figure is down from 1.9 million in 2005, a 47% decline. 1.8 million The number of new HIV infections last year. That figure is down 16% since...
  • Six Experts Resign From President’s HIV/AIDS Advisory Panel in Protest

    06/19/2017 6:24:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 67 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 19, 2017 | Phil McCausland
    Six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) resigned in protest of the Trump administration, which they allege "has no strategy to address the on-going HIV/AIDS epidemic." Scott Schoettes, Counsel and HIV Project Director at Lambda Legal, explained in a Newsweek op-ed Friday that he and five colleagues decided to leave their posts on the council for a number of reasons. But their largest expressed gripe was that the Trump administration has not sought input from the council when formulating HIV policy.
  • Gay teens make up 92 percent of HIV cases in their age group

    06/08/2017 8:29:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 35 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 9, 2017 | Peter LaBarbera
    More than 9 in 10 new HIV cases among young men and boys ages 13 to 24 in the U.S. occur among homosexuals and bisexuals, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The April 25 CDC report, “HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men,” offers stark evidence of the extreme health risks associated with male homosexual sex, in particular receptive anal sex. Below are some of its findings: — Gay and bisexual men aged 13 to 24 accounted for an estimated 92 percent of new HIV diagnoses among all men in their age group...
  • Knowingly exposing others to HIV should no longer be a felony, state Senate says [CA]

    06/01/2017 1:53:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5/31/17 | Patrick McGreevy
    The state Senate on Wednesday voted to no longer make it a felony for someone infected with HIV to knowingly expose others to the disease by having unprotected sex without telling his or her partner about the infection.The crime would be downgraded to a misdemeanor, and the bill would also apply to people who donate blood or semen without telling the blood or semen bank that they have acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS, or have tested positive for human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, the precursor to AIDS.The measure, which next goes to the Assembly for consideration, was introduced by Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco),...
  • Bill Clinton health crisis - family gathering in Little Rock

    04/26/2017 4:03:21 PM PDT · by plain talk · 271 replies
    Event Chronicle ^ | April 26, 2017
    Sources say Bill Clinton is in rough shape. . Sources close to the Clinton family say that Slick Willy, 40th President of the United States and perpetual cheater, will be lucky to make it through the end of the week. The Clinton family, including extended relatives and members of the Rodham clan, have been filing into Little Rock all week where Bill is reportedly bedridden at the residence attached to his presidential library. The fact that they’re booking rooms and sticking around most likely means they’re expecting to have to stay for a funeral. The Clintons have said that they...
  • California Columnist: Stop Punishing People Who ‘Willfully Expose Others’ to HIV or AIDS

    04/27/2017 6:14:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Heat Street ^ | April 26, 2017 | Lukas Mikelionis
    An associate editor of the largest newspaper in Sacramento, California has published a bizarre article asking why is it still illegal to “willfully expose others” to AIDS. Erika D. Smith, the associate editor of The Sacramento Bee daily newspaper, wrote “The AIDS crisis is over. Why are people still going to jail over HIV?”