HIV

GA State Rep: HIV Sufferers Should ‘Die More Readily’ Or Be Quarantined (VIDEO)

GA State Rep: HIV Sufferers Should ‘Die More Readily’ Or Be Quarantined (VIDEO)

Earlier this week, we got a very loud reminder that state elections matter at least as much as federal elections. A Republican state representative in Georgia who happens to be the wife of a former member of Donald Trump’s cabinet had a shockingly degrading suggestion for how to handle those suffering from HIV, the virus […]

SOURCES: Trump ‘Simply Does Not Care’ – 6 Members of Trump’s HIV/AIDS Advisory Council Have Quit (VIDEO)

SOURCES: Trump ‘Simply Does Not Care’ – 6 Members of Trump’s HIV/AIDS Advisory Council Have Quit (VIDEO)

Six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) have resigned in protest of the White House’s failure to support their work. When the Trump administration took power, it took down the Office of National AIDS Policy website. Additionally, President Trump has failed to appoint anyone to lead the White House Office of National […]

Mike Pence Created HIV Epidemic Because He ‘Prayed’ For Months Before Authorizing Needle Exchange (VIDEO)

Mike Pence Created HIV Epidemic Because He ‘Prayed’ For Months Before Authorizing Needle Exchange (VIDEO)

Earlier this week, the vice presidential candidates faced off in a debate. Most of the topics brought up were about foreign policy. One important subject that didn’t come up was public health issues. As Indiana’s Governor, Mike Pence ignored, and didn’t help with a statewide public health emergency. In 2011, the state saw a major cut in public […]

Oregon Moving Toward Human Trials On HIV Vaccine (VIDEO)

Oregon Moving Toward Human Trials On HIV Vaccine (VIDEO)

The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is recruiting volunteers to test its HIV vaccine. OHSU is also working on vaccines for tuberculosis, malaria, and hepatitis C. These human trials for the HIV vaccine could lead to trials being approved for these other diseases. The infectious diseases specialist running the trials, Dr. Marcel Curlin, had this to […]

Here’s What California Is Doing For HIV Positive Donor Requests (VIDEO)

Here’s What California Is Doing For HIV Positive Donor Requests (VIDEO)

California will now approve organ donors and allow transplants between HIV positive individuals, according to Medical Daily. Governor Jerry Brown signed the Senate Bill 1408, which will stop doctors and medical professionals from being penalized if they were to complete an organ transplant from an HIV-positive source. Organ transplants between two HIV-positive people make sense […]

Tinder: Now With More Gonorrhea

Tinder: Now With More Gonorrhea

Tinder is back in the news today with a recent report saying the app is directly related to a syphilis boom. First Rhode Island blamed the app and its pal, Grindr, for a 79 percent increase in syphilis in the overall population, and now the Brits are in on the action. According to the British Association […]

The Horrors Of Public Perception: HIV, Vaccinations, And Climate Change

The Horrors Of Public Perception: HIV, Vaccinations, And Climate Change

  There was a time when acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) was compared to the Holocaust. Thousands of young, healthy people suddenly succumbed to rare, aggressive cancers and diseases with no hope in sight. When the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was identified and linked to AIDS, it was a monumental victory for the medical community […]

Woman Given Ticket After Telling Police Officer She Has HIV

Woman Given Ticket After Telling Police Officer She Has HIV

Shalandra Jones of Detroit, Michigan, has finally received some justice. Jones was awarded $40,000 in a settlement on August 31 for the way she was treated during a traffic stop in the Michigan town of Dearborn in 2012. Due to her admission that she had HIV, police officer David Lacey subsequently gave her a ticket […]

WTF?! Judge Bans Woman From Breastfeeding Her Child…Because She Got A Tattoo!

WTF?! Judge Bans Woman From Breastfeeding Her Child…Because She Got A Tattoo!

An Australian judge has imposed a ban which prevents a woman from breastfeeding her infant son for a reason that has many advocates for breastfeeding up in arms. The reason: She recently got a tattoo. In his ruling, Judge?Matthew Myers wrote that when the woman received a tattoo in May, she: ?Exposed her 11-month-old baby […]

Fundie Pundit David Barton: There Will Never Be An AIDS Vaccine Because The Bible Says So

Fundie Pundit David Barton: There Will Never Be An AIDS Vaccine Because The Bible Says So

As I’ve mentioned several times, the easiest way to prove the religious right is lying when it claims it’s just standing up for the rights of Bible-believing Americans is to watch what they say in unguarded moments. Well, People for the American Way’s Right Wing Watch found a lulu of an example from this weekend. […]

5 Shocking Maps Reveal The Dangerous State Of Sex Education In America

5 Shocking Maps Reveal The Dangerous State Of Sex Education In America

A study by the Guttmacher Institute has revealed that sex education in the U.S. is dangerously lacking, and even shockingly non-factual and non-scientific in many cases. Many states don’t require any type of sex education in schools, and in many, if it is required, it’s not required to be medically accurate. Some key findings from […]

Pastor James Manning: Ebola Linked To Starbucks And ‘Oral-Rectum Lovemaking’

Pastor James Manning: Ebola Linked To Starbucks And ‘Oral-Rectum Lovemaking’

We live in an amazing world where we learn new and fascinating information every day. We recently discovered a new species of dinosaur, NASA is developing a survey satellite to search for exoplanets, bats have been found to jam each other’s echolocation to compete for food, and it has been “confirmed” that AIDS and Ebola […]

Alabama Pastor Admits In Sermon To Having AIDS, Knowingly Sleeping With Church Members

Alabama Pastor Admits In Sermon To Having AIDS, Knowingly Sleeping With Church Members

WBTV is reporting that a Montgomery, Alabama church has been rocked to the core after their now former pastor confessed from the pulpit that not only does he have full-blown AIDS, but he’s slept with multiple female church members without revealing that he has the deadly disease. On September 14, Juan Demetrius McFarland, the pastor […]

15-Year-Old-Girl Contracts HIV After Chat Line Encounters With An Older Man (VIDEO)

15-Year-Old-Girl Contracts HIV After Chat Line Encounters With An Older Man (VIDEO)

Straight from a horror movie for all parents, a 15-year-old-girl was infected with HIV after chat line encounters with an older Texas man began in 2012. On Tuesday, 31-year-old Matthew Louis Reese, pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child with a deadly weapon, aggravated sexual assault with serious bodily injury, and sexual assault […]

Students Kicked From School For Suspicion Of HIV

Students Kicked From School For Suspicion Of HIV

An Arkansas public school district has removed three students from the education system on the idea that those students may or may not be HIV-positive. The three siblings were prevented from attending classes this past Monday, when school officials told them they would not be allowed to attend without first providing documentation showing that each […]

Someone Cared Less About AIDS Than Reagan

Someone Cared Less About AIDS Than Reagan

There’s actually a president more uncaring about people with HIV/AIDS than late former President Ronald Reagan. South African Thabo Mbeki refused to acknowledge the connection between HIV and AIDS, at the very least. Mbeki’s utter dismissal of victims of HIV/AIDS nearly pushed former President Jimmy Carter to give him a beat down, according to Raw […]