Showing posts with label HIV. Show all posts
Showing posts with label HIV. Show all posts

24 November 2017

AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin and the Fight Against HIV

John Jahn
Shepherd Express


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ezs note:  This is a scholarly, well-written article, including the origins of the AIDS virus from SIV (Simian Immunodeficiency Virus).  This is far more than the stock AIDS article, even though it is written for a general audience.  Please read it if you can.

15 March 2017

People With HIV Are Panicking Due To Tanzania's Crackdown On Gays

Amy Fallon
WABE


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31 October 2016

Tanzania suspends some HIV programmes for gay men, says health minister

Press
Reuters


Tanzania

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ezs note:  If you want to help, write a respectful letter or e-letter to President John Pombe Magufuli, urging him to give AIDS therapies to same-sex couples, and to release those who are imprisoned.  Thanks.

15 October 2016

For Our Communities, HIV Is Too Important to Ignore

Brent A. Wilkes and Mary Beth Maxwell
Advocate


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ezs note:  Please, if you haven't had your HIV test, or it's been some time since you've had one (one year or more) go and have one now.  You'll be glad you did!

26 September 2016

18 May 2016

Large-scale HIV vaccine trial to launch in South Africa

Press
National Institutes of Health

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ezs note:  We have to be careful - after all, it won't be until 2020 that we receive the results - but it could be that this vaccine is promising.  In the meantime, please use medicines that are useful NOW.

26 April 2016

An HIV Prevention Pill for Transgender Persons

Scott LaFee and Lisa Loeb Stanga
UC San Diego Health


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ezs note:  As always, before you take Truvada, talk with an experienced physician about the benefits and contraindications.  Also, refrain from sex before beginning treatment.  Thanks!

15 April 2016

CDC Statement on National Transgender HIV Testing Day

Jonathan H. Mermin and Eugene McCray
The Body



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ezs note:  Yeh, yeh... I've heard them all before... the latest is that you'll get tested when the full Moon crosses with Jupiter. Cut the crap. Get tested now.  I did! 

13 March 2016

04 August 2015

New Policy Brief from WHO Addresses HIV and AIDS Among Transgender People

Press
HRC

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24 July 2015

CDC awards $3.8 mill to local agencies for 5 year HIV prevention partnership

Press release
Windy City Times

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ezs note:  If you live in the Chicago area, and are African-American or Chicano/Chicana, please take advantage of the following programs.  Be happy and healthy!

23 July 2015

HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis Popular in High-Risk Patients

Marcia Frelick
Medscape

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ezs note:  Be happy - just be careful!  Consult with a COMPETENT doctor about alternatives before you have sex.

17 April 2015

Sex work and violence (India)

Sohaila Abdulali
Live Mint

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25 February 2015

This Daily Pill Virtually Eliminates The Risk Of HIV Infection, Two New Studies Confirm

ZACK FORD
thinkprogress

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ezs note:  I am cautiously optimistic regarding the use of Truvada.  It certainly wouldn't hurt.  Be aware, though, that there is a virus in Cuba which is more stubborn than the old HIV/AIDS virus.  Be safer and ask your doctor.