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  • A Teacher’s First Encounter with Gay Activism

    03/30/2016 3:56:08 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 30, 2016 | TOM MCLAUGHLIN
    Homosexuality became an issue early in my teaching career with the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, which coincided with my return to the classroom from an administrative position in 1979. The outbreak was a major news story and I covered it in the current events portion of my classes. We had only one nurse for six schools in our Fryeburg, Maine district and she asked if she could come into my social studies classes so we could teach sex education together. She believed my presence would make it easier on the boys. She was a conservative, Catholic woman and...
  • Germany: Migration Crisis Becomes Public Health Crisis

    11/08/2015 5:18:08 AM PST · by george76 · 31 replies
    Gatestone Institute. ^ | November 8, 2015 | Soeren Kern
    German hospitals are increasing security to protect doctors and nurses from violent attacks by migrants who are unhappy with the medical treatment they are receiving. Critics are warning that German taxpayers will end up paying billions of euros to provide healthcare for a never-ending wave of asylum seekers. This is in addition to the billions of euros already being spent to provide newcomers with food, clothing and shelter. In addition to the massive economic and social costs, as well as the burden of increased crime, including a rape epidemic, Germans are now facing the risk of being exposed to exotic...
  • Feds Scramble for Risky Vaccine

    10/23/2014 8:26:43 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/23/14 | Cliff Kincaid
    Whether the mandatory vaccines work or not, they will most likely be covered under Obamacare By failing to impose a travel ban, the Obama administration allowed a carrier of Ebola from Liberia into the United States, where he infected two nurses, one of whom was allowed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to travel on a plane. But don’t worry. The publication Politico says the system “is working.” The “experts” say they still don’t know how or why two nurses treating the Ebola carrier contracted the disease. So-called “revised guidelines” for handling Ebola have now been issued by the...
  • British Smokers Being Denied Treatment by State-Run Healthcare Service

    08/11/2014 3:20:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 91 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 8/11/2014 | David Atherton
    Scotland's second largest health board, NHS Lothian, will not be giving further treatment to smokers for non-urgent cases, with referrals from GPs being refused. Dr. Zahid Raza said: "In Edinburgh, we will not see patients at the clinic that are still smoking. Evidence shows that they would not do well with the treatment." He also went onto say: "We try to avoid intervention and, in around 80 percent of cases, a smoker’s condition will improve just simply by stopping smoking and smoking other lifestyle changes."Dr Jean Turner of the Scotland Patients Association said that she was "extremely disappointed", adding: "I'm...
  • REM's Michael Stipe delayed HIV test to stay out of the, um, Reagan-Bush internment camps

    07/05/2014 10:42:18 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 50 replies
    Cain TV ^ | Monday June 30th, 2014 | Dan Calabrese
    You remember those, right?If you ever wonder where delusional left-wingers get their ideas that what is happening in the world, it's useful to know your history. They didn't just start believing crazy things when George W. Bush won the Florida recount, or when dastardly Republicans started criticizing Barack Obama. They've been this way for a long time.And as is so often the case, the insanity is influenced and often led by figures in pop culture. REM front man Michael Stipe provided a perfect example in a recent statement about why, back in the 1980s, he decided not to get tested...
  • Woman Says Letter Warned Magic Johnson Told He Had Aids Virus Two Months Before Doctor Knew

    04/29/2014 6:43:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel ^ | November 1992 | Frank Deford
    Last year, Magic Johnson found out that he had the virus that causes AIDS in his body... ...hounded by a new wave of rumors that he must be bisexual, fearing the rejection of NBA players and aware that a $2 million lawsuit from a onetime lover that accuses him of giving her HIV was sure to burst public, Johnson last week rescinded his decision to return to the Los Angeles Lakers.... Of all the turmoil that drove Johnson back out of basketball, it is the grievous lawsuit in Michigan filed by a woman called only Jane Doe that threatens most...
  • Campaign against UN Women to decriminalise pimping, buying sex

    01/04/2014 1:31:55 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies
    zeenews.india.com ^ | January 03, 2014
    Kolkata: A group of organisations have launched a campaign against a move by UN Women, a United Nations organisation dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, to decriminalise pimping, buying sex and brothel-keeping. "Such a move will fuel huge sex-trafficking as those who buy and sell women will get off scot free," Ruchira Gupta of Apne Aap Women Worldwide, an anti-sex trafficking NGO, told reporters here today. More than 1,000 individuals and organisations representing victims and survivors, women and dalits have signed a petition that the NGO would submit to UN Women in Delhi on January 7. The...
  • High School Sex Ed Indoctrination Reaching Dangerous Levels

    12/09/2013 5:25:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    I was astonished recently when one of my stepdaughters arrived home from public high school in Washington state with a red ribbon painted on her cheek. Sex education in the schools – which conservatives have tried to limit to abstinence-only – has now gone well beyond simple education. Today's students are being coerced into promoting and acting out the politically correct views taught them. It is being done so sneakily, using the authoritative stamp of approval by the public schools, that even my conservatively raised children were cajoled into participating. There was no way to pull your child out of...
  • Gay men push to end 30-year blood donation ban

    12/02/2013 7:39:21 AM PST · by Gritty · 81 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 1, 2013 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    A push by activists to ease the 30-year-old blanket ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men faces a key test this week as a federal panel hears results of the latest research. The findings will be released amid growing pressure from politicians and advocates, including college students, to change the policy. Critics say the ban is a hangover from the early, fear-filled days of AIDS, stigmatizing gay men and ignoring advances in treatment and detection in the decades since...
  • AIDS proves stubborn in Europe as new HIV infections rise

    11/27/2013 6:08:28 AM PST · by massmike · 20 replies
    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/ ^ | 11/27/2013 | Kate Kelland
    Some 131,000 people were newly infected with HIV in Europe and nearby countries in 2012, an 8 percent rise from a year earlier and a worrying reversal of a recent downward trend in AIDS cases in the West. Michel Kazatchkine, the United Nation's HIV/AIDS Special Envoy in Eastern Europe, told Reuters in an interview this month that HIV epidemics are becoming more concentrated in marginalized groups such as sex workers, drug users and gay men, and could defy global attempts to combat AIDS if no progress is made in turning them around.
  • Can a foot cream really do battle with HIV?

    10/08/2013 8:30:25 AM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    CNET.com ^ | September 24, 2013 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    A study has found that the antifungal drug Ciclopirox kills HIV in cell cultures -- and the virus doesn't bounce back when the drug is stopped. But the research has yet to be performed on people. A drug commonly prescribed to treat nail fungus appears to come with a not-so-tiny side effect: killing HIV in cell cultures.In a study performed at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, not only does the drug Ciclopirox rid infectious HIV from cell cultures, but the virus also doesn't bounce back when the drug is withheld. The same group of researchers had previously shown that Ciclopirox...
  • Some gay-rights activists regret focus on marriage

    07/18/2013 1:40:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 18, 2013 2:57 PM EDT | David Crary
    Even as it celebrates victories in the push for same-sex marriage, America’s gay-rights movement is experiencing self-criticism and internal divisions over its approach to other thorny issues. Some activists say the nationwide marriage campaign, while worthwhile, has diverted energy and resources from causes that may be harder to market—such as rights for transgender people and advocacy to combat HIV and AIDS. “I wish we were spending a little more time working on these other issues and not just making marriage the centerpiece,” said Terry Stone of CenterLink, a nationwide coalition of more than 200 community centers that serve lesbians, gays,...
  • Bid to cure HIV ramps up

    06/28/2013 4:22:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Nature News ^ | 26 June 2013 | Erika Check Hayden
    Clinical trial will aim to replicate virus-expunging therapy that worked in US infant. HIV-positive mothers who take anti­retroviral therapies while pregnant can be prevented from transmitting the virus to their babies 99% of the time — a resounding success story in the decades-long fight against the virus. But what about infants whose mothers do not receive the drugs? Energized by the case of the ‘Mississippi baby’ — who seemed to be cured of HIV after aggressive treatment was begun within hours of birth — researchers are hoping to show that these infants, too, can get off to a healthy start....
  • Russia's AIDS Epidemic: It's America's Fault (of Course)

    05/28/2013 10:27:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 27, 2013 | Kim Zigfeld
    HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is raging out of control in Vladimir Putin's Russia. It is perhaps the single most devastating hallmark of the demographic crisis that has his nation by the throat. Instead of contending with it forthrightly and energetically, Putin is ignoring the crisis in favor of a neo-Soviet Cold-War confrontation with the West. In a 2011 report issued on World AIDS Day, the United Nations stated the stunning reality: "The Russian Federation and Ukraine account for almost 90% of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region's epidemic. Injecting drug use remains the leading cause of HIV infection in...
  • Doctors say infant cured of HIV at UMC

    03/03/2013 4:49:57 PM PST · by grandpa jones · 90 replies
    WAPT ^ | 3/3/13
    JACKSON, Miss. —Doctors at the University of Mississippi Medical Center said they have cured a baby suffering from HIV and the breakthrough is reverberating worldwide. Related Woman says ex kidnapped her 18-wheeler overturns off of I-20 3 arrested in Jackson drug bust Grenade launcher found during drug bust Fire hydrant testing begins in West... "There is excitement around this," said Dr. Deborah Persaud of John's Hopkins Children's Center. Doctors across the country are heralding the medical breakthrough in Jackson. "We have, perhaps inadvertently, but in fact, cured the child," said Dr. Hannah Gay, associate professor of pediatrics. "We don't know...
  • HIV Vector Licks Leukemia

    12/10/2012 6:20:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies
    A gene therapy that uses infusions of patients’ own T cells genetically engineered to attack their tumors enjoyed its first successful and sustained demonstration of clinical-trial success in nine of 12 leukemia patients—two of whom have been in remission for more than two years. The therapy was pioneered by the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, whose researchers will present latest results from the study today at the American Society of Hematology (ASH)'s Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta.According to Penn Perelman, the results pave the way for a potential paradigm shift in the treatment of these types of...
  • Elton John: AIDS Epidemic Fueled by Stigma Violence Indifference - I Have News for Elton John

    07/24/2012 11:11:49 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 27 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-23-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    How does that work? When I think of an epidemic being "fueled," I think of what is causing the epidemic. In the case of AIDS, it is not caused by "stigma," "violence" unless that violence involves something physical that would pass on the HIV virus, or "indifference" unless a person chooses to be indifferent to the danger of the disease.John was speaking at a conference.  Science and money would not be enough to beat the epidemic, he said: "We need love. If that word makes you a bit uneasy – if you associate it with Disney and schmaltz, let's call...
  • Quicklime provides a hot way for rapid HIV detection

    03/04/2012 1:54:16 AM PST · by neverdem · 1 replies
    Chemistry World ^ | 1 March 2012 | Simon Hadlington
    US researchers have developed a rapid testing kit for HIV, which uses nothing more sophisticated than quicklime to power it. The device, which relies on heat generated from the hydration of calcium oxide, should be useful in situations where there is no electricity, such as in rural areas in developing countries. The new device can detect HIV in the field at an early stage of infection To contain the spread of HIV and to treat carriers of the virus effectively, it is important to diagnose the condition at the 'point of care' - rather than in a remote laboratory. HIV...
  • George Bush's Africa AIDS Achievement Big But Ignored

    12/02/2011 5:48:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 2, 2011 | Editor
    World Health: At a star-studded gala Thursday, President Obama drew big praise from AIDS activists and NGOs for expanding AIDS-fighting programs. But the real accomplishment rests with his predecessor, President Bush. After quietly helping to save 30 million lives from the scourge of AIDS across the African continent, it would seem that higher honors would be in store for Bush, whose AIDS initiatives there have been an astonishing success. Obama, to his credit, acknowledged Bush in his World AIDS Day speech Thursday, as have serious-minded Africa advocates including rock singer Bono. But among the garden-variety NGOs, media elites or activist...
  • Gamers Help Fight AIDS: Online players solve a tough problem that had scientists stumped for a...

    11/22/2011 12:44:25 AM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    Reason ^ | December 2011 | Peter Suderman
    Online players solve a tough problem that had scientists stumped for a decade. For more than 10 years, health researchers have been stumped by an enzyme that helps retroviral infections like AIDS reproduce. Biologists studying the enzyme were unable to model its shape, a crucial first step in figuring out how to beat it. Recently scientists turned the problem over to an unusual team of collaborators: video gamers. Using Foldit, a free online protein folding game developed at the University of Washington in 2008, those gamers competed to see who could produce the most accurate virtual model of the real-life...