Tag Archives: HIV

FLORIDA: HIV-Positive Man Arrested After Alleged Rape At Orlando Gay Hotel

Orlando police say they’ve arrested an HIV-positive man after he allegedly raped a male patron in a hotel room at the famed Parliament House. Kenneth Creuzer, 48, told investigators the door to the man’s room was open, so he walked in and assaulted him as he lay on his stomach, a police report states. Leaving a door ajar and the …

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Day Four At The 2012 AIDS Conference

This is JMG reader Mark King’s fourth installment in his series of reports from AID Conference 2012 in Washington DC. Today he investigates the giant “global village” of exhibitors in the main hall.

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HIV Eradication Breakthough?

Interesting news out of the AIDS Conference. Scientists in the United States said Wednesday they had used a cancer drug to flush out the AIDS virus lurking dormant in trial patients’ white blood cells — a tentative step towards a cure. The ability of the HIV genome, or reproductive code, to hide out in cells and be revived after decades …

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Day Three At The 2012 AIDS Conference

JMG reader Mark King continues his coverage of AIDS Conference 2012 with an installment that covers the protests that have surrounded the event, including when 13 activists were arrested for tying condoms and syringes to the White House fence. You’ll like the way King intermingles archival protest footage with what’s going on this week.

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Elton John Tells AIDS Conference: I Shouldn’t Be Here, I Should Be Dead

Elton John spoke yesterday at the 2012 AIDS Conference in Washington DC, telling the audience, “By all rights I shouldn’t be here today. I should be dead – six foot under in a wooden box. I should have contracted HIV in the 1980s and died in the 1990s, just like Freddie Mercury, just like Rock Hudson. Every day I wonder, …

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On The Female Condom

One group at the AIDS Conference in DC is trying to bring attention back to the female condom for gay men. Via press release: ‘Strange,’ ‘unnatural,’ even ‘squishy’ sounding – these are just a few of the comments overheard in discussions around female condoms. Yet, listen to those who have actually used them and the conversation changes: ‘thinner,’ ‘more pleasurable’ …

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Day Two At The 2012 AIDS Conference

JMG reader Mark King continues his informative series about the goings-on at AIDS Conference 2012. Today King teams up with openly HIV-positive Project Runway star Jack Mackenroth and chats with openly HIV-positive Voice contestant Jamar Rogers, who is one of the faces of the CDC’s just-launched anti-stigma campaign.

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AIDS Conference: Hillary Clinton Lauds Circumcision As HIV Preventive In Africa

In a wide-ranging AIDS Conference 2012 opening speech on numerous HIV/AIDS topics, this morning Secretary of State Hillary Clinton praised the campaign to circumcise adult male Africans as a preventive for HIV infection. An excerpt via White House press release: On male circumcision, we’ve supported more than 400,000 procedures since last December alone. And I’m pleased to announce that PEPFAR …

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Conan The Bacterium

Some of the most interesting items pop up on the Department of Defense’s official YouTube channel. Clip description: Scientists at the Uniformed Services University say a bug dubbed Conan the Bacterium holds the key to creating vaccines for numerous deadly diseases such as HIV and cancer. Conan has already proven effective in killing MRSA in mice at NIH.

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Day One At The 2012 AIDS Conference

JMG reader Mark King reports from the first day of the 2012 International AIDS Conference. I’ll have coverage later today of Sec. Clinton’s opening speech.

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British Columbia Launches Campaign To Test Every Sexually Active Person For HIV

British Columbia has launched an ambitious campaign to give an HIV test to every person who has ever been sexually active. The sweeping approach is an attempt to catch the estimated 1 per cent of people who are unaware they are HIV-positive and aren’t taking advantage of an effective treatment program that is available provincially. A key component of the …

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Blacks AIDS Group Issues Grim Report

Yesterday the Black AIDS Institute issued a grim report that will surely be the subject of much discussion at next week’s International AIDS Conference. HIV-AIDS is affecting black gay men in the United States on a scale unseen among any other group in the developed world, said a report issued Wednesday ahead of the International AIDS Conference. So grave is …

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HIV Criminalization May Hinder Testing

A new study out of Canada indicates that a recent spate of prosecutions for HIV status nondisclosure may lead some men to never get tested at all. Todd Heywood reports at the Advocate: [A] significant minority of men who have sex with men said that a series high-profile criminal prosecutions related to HIV nondisclosure had impacted their willingness to get …

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Fischer: Drug Use Causes AIDS

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CDC Launches HIV Stigma Campaign

The Centers for Disease Control has launched a new national campaign intended to lessen the stigma of living with HIV. Via press release: Let’s Stop HIV Together features HIV-positive Americans from all walks of life –including “The Voice” star Jamar Rogers, POZ magazine editor , and young HIV advocate Hydeia Broadbent – standing in solidarity with their friends and family, …

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Circumcision Advocates Press To Make It A Priority In The African AIDS Battle

The International AIDS Conference will be held later this month in Washington DC and advocates of circumcision as an HIV preventive plan to pressure attendees to consider making the surgery a “priority” in the battle against AIDS in Africa. Via press release: Voluntary medical male circumcision is one of the most effective HIV prevention tools available today. Countries where VMMC …

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Gawker Offers Reward For Name Of Person Who Infected Magic Johnson

Saying that the new PBS documentary AIDS In Black America doesn’t tell the full story, the gossip site Gawker is offering a reward for the name of the person who infected Magic Johnson with HIV. For more than 20 years, Magic Johnson has been HIV positive—but it’s never been revealed who he contracted it from. Last night on PBS’s Frontline …

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Billboard Of The Day

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British AIDS Group Calls For Home Testing

Noting that some Brits have already begun attempting to order the OraQuick in-home HIV testing kit from America, the National AIDS Trust has called upon the British government to approve the test as well. “It will be far better for the Government to legalise and ensure the quality of such kits and that proper information, advice and support are available …

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FDA Approves In-Home HIV Test

Back in May I told you that the FDA was evaluating an in-home HIV test. Today OraSure Technologies received approval to begin selling the test kit to drugstores and online. The FDA announced today’s decision with a press release and a warning: The OraQuick In-Home HIV Test is designed to allow individuals to collect an oral fluid sample by swabbing …

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