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  • FDA moves to end the lifetime ban for gay men to donate blood
    FDA moves to end the lifetime ban for gay men to donate blood
    As noted back on Dec. 1, the Food and Drug Administration was looking into joining most of the rest of the world in easing the ban on blood donation for gay men. Though there were rumbles that the FDA would keep the ban in place, Washington Post...
  • Doctor murder rap: Local doctor in major trouble, might have caused HIV wave
    Doctor murder rap: 106 patients get HIV, man charged with murder for syringe use
    A doctor may be getting a murder rap after accidentally causing a big HIV outbreak in a Cambodian village for poor syringe use. A medical practitioner without his license is being accused of negligence this week, which resulted in approximately...
  • China's shame: Chinese village expels 8-year-old HIV positive boy
    China's shame: Chinese village expels 8-year-old HIV positive boy
    A Chinese boy, 8, abandoned by his mother at birth, was ostracized and expelled by his small communalvillage afterthe boy'sguardianslearned his mother had passed the HIV virus to her son at birth. Over 200 villagers reportedly signed the...
  • Fighting AIDS with Facebook and Twitter
    Fighting AIDS with Facebook and Twitter
    A new study by researchers at the UCLA AIDS Institute and Center for AIDS Research reported that social media such as Twitter and Facebook, combined with behavioral psychology, might have value for the fight against AIDS by encouraging high-risk...
  • Mentally ill disproportionately singled out for HIV testing
    Mentally ill more likely to be tested for HIV
    People with mental illness are being tested more often for HIV than people without mental illness, according to a new study.Researchers analyzed a nationally representative sample of almost 22,000 adults from 2007 that is an update of federal...
  • Crying baby
    CDC: Benefits of circumcision outweigh risks
    In first-ever federal guidelines on circumcision, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised healthcare professionals to counsel uncircumcised men and the parents of male newborns on the benefits of the procedure. While stopping...
  • How safe is our blood supply?
    FDA considers lifting ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men
    Tucked into an amendment to the meeting agenda for the Dec. 2 and Dec. 3 meetings of the Blood Products Advisory Committee (BPAC) is a notification that the committee will be considering lifting its longstanding ban on blood donation by men who...
  • FDA to consider removing blood donation ban for gay men
    FDA to consider removing blood donation ban for gay men
    This week, the Food and Drug Administration could decide to lift a ban that has been standing for 31 years. The ban, which was implemented in 1983, currently bars gay men from donating blood, despite the advances that have been made in blood...
  • Food vital to AIDS treatment
    WFP hails vital tool in AIDS treatment
    World AIDS Day is Monday, December 1st. This global crisis is linked closely with another: hunger.The UN World Food Programme (WFP), the largest hunger relief organization, feeds about 1.3 million people who live with HIV and tuberculosis. WFP...
  • HIV in America in 2011
    Small progress made in fight against HIV
    The Centers for Disease Control released a report titled "Vital Signs: HIV Diagnosis, Care, and Treatment Among Persons Living with HIV — United States, 2011" on Nov. 25. While the data is three years old, the study shows that some...
  • HIV immunity mystery solved
    HIV immunity mystery solved
    Some people, although only a few, are naturally immune to the HIV-1. HIV-1 is responsible for the AIDS epidemic that has swept the world. While scientists and physicians were aware that some people were naturally immune to HIV and therefore could...
  • Zachary Quinto: ‘AIDS has lost the edge of horror’ for today’s generation
    Zachary Quinto: ‘AIDS has lost the edge of horror’ for today’s generation
    From the Broadway stage to the big screen, actor Zachary Quinto is on the rise and is just getting started. On Tuesday (Nov. 11) Out magazine released its 20th anniversary issue of Out100 in which Quinto is honored as the magazine’s Artist...
  • Rare HIV transmission from manicure instruments reported
    Rare HIV transmission from manicure instruments reported
    The only known case of a person contacting human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from improperly cleaned manicure tools was reported in the Nov. 10, 2014, edition of the journal AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. Elaine Monteiro Matsuda from Santo...
  • Evidence of spontaneous cure for HIV found in France
    Evidence of spontaneous cure for HIV found in France
    To date, only one person, Timothy Ray Brown has been thought be cured of HIV asfter receiving bone marrow transplants to treat his leukemia from a donor resistant to the horrible disease.* However scientists at the Institute of Health and Medical...
  • Get to Stepping and Fight HIV
    Get to Stepping and Fight HIV
    Back in 2006 Bono and Bobby Shriver founded (RED) in the hopes of engaging businesses and people in the fight against AIDS. Since its inception the organization has partnered with well-known companies such as Apple, Starbucks, Galaxy Chocolate (UK...