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HIV/AIDS

Breaking: Science May Have Just Created ‘Drug-Free Control of HIV’

by David Badash ● 5:53 PM March 5, 2014
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Scientists may have just found a way to treat HIV without drugs. No, this is not scam, it’s not coming from some crazy religious right nut.

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On Our Radar – The Just Us Lounge – The Gay Bar With The Holiday Heart

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 8:59 AM November 24, 2013
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A gay bar in Biloxi Mississippi has survived in a sea of homophobia by being an island of community spirit. Today, the Just Us Lounge is On Our Radar.

News

Listen: Tea Party Group Founder Calls For Class Action Suit Against Homosexuality

by David Badash ● 9:44 AM October 18, 2013
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Tea Party Unity’s Rick Scarborough is calling for a class action lawsuit against homosexuality — just like attorneys general of 46 states brought against the top four tobacco manufacturers in the 1990s.

HIV/AIDS

From Sequester To Shutdown: How Nation’s Top HIV/AIDS Organization Stays Open

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM October 2, 2013
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Thanks to the sequester and the shutdown, GMHC has been forced to reduce staff, lay people off, reduce meal sizes, reduce the food they distribute, and, if that weren’t bad enough, reduce mental health services.

Civil Rights

Were Arkansas Kids Banned From School Forced To Disclose Their HIV Status?

by David Badash ● 7:13 PM September 18, 2013
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Three siblings kicked out of an Arkansas public school system because they might be HIV positive are back in class — were they forced to reveal their status?

Bigotry Watch

Bryan Fischer And Peter LaBarbera Team Up To Declare HIV Is A ‘Gay Disease’

by David Badash ● 5:36 PM September 17, 2013
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Two anti-gay activists “explain” that HIV/AIDS is a “gay disease.” Their reasoning: a CDC slide that shows the vast majority of young males who are HIV positive are infected through sex with another male.

Civil Rights

Three Students Banned From School Because They Might Be HIV Positive (Video)

by David Badash ● 1:58 PM September 15, 2013
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Apparently, Arkansas thinks it’s 1985. Three students, all siblings, have been banned from attending classes by the Pea Ridge Public School District, until and unless they can prove they do not have HIV.

Discrimination

Georgia University Warning About HIV-Positive Man Transmitting HIV Comes Under Fire

by Todd Heywood at The American Independent ● 1:01 PM September 5, 2013
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On a Tuesday in August, Georgia Southern University issued an alarming “health alert” to its students. A “dominant” black man was “intentionally and knowingly” transmitting HIV.

Bigotry Watch

Here’s That Pat Robertson ‘AIDS Ring’ Video He Forced YouTube To Pull Down

by David Badash ● 8:56 AM August 28, 2013
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Yesterday the Internets went crazy over Pat Robertson’s highly offensive comments that murderous gay people in San Francisco have special rings that cut unassuming people when they shake hands.

News

Robertson Digs In: ‘AIDS-Infected Activists Were Deliberately Trying To Infect People Like Me’

by David Badash ● 6:08 PM August 27, 2013
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Pat Robertson’s publicist is working overtime to push back on his vile comments that gay people have special rings they use to infect unsuspecting victims with HIV.

HIV/AIDS

Minnesota Supreme Court Reverses Assault Conviction Of HIV Positive Man Who Had Unprotected Sex

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 3:45 PM August 22, 2013
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The Minnesota Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a man who infected his partner with HIV through unprotected sex, even though he first disclosed he was HIV positive.

HIV/AIDS

Opinion: How I Revolutionized My Understanding Of Life With HIV

by Guest Author ● 1:22 PM August 17, 2013
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Guest author Shannon Finucane warns that Americans “are not being adequately educated about HIV, and in the age of the sequester our access to critical services like HIV testing and effective prevention programming continues to decrease.”

HIV/AIDS

How The White House’s Working Group Can Help Us Achieve An AIDS Free Generation

by Guest Author ● 1:53 PM August 4, 2013
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Guest author Erica Rothschild explains how President Obama’s plan for including the DOJ, HUD and many other federal agencies as a part of a Working Group creating policies, programs and services can positively affect the lives of not only people living with HIV/AIDS, but also those most at risk of infection.

Bigotry Watch

Father Sets 22 Year Old Son On Fire Because He Is Gay And HIV Positive

by David Badash ● 3:08 PM April 17, 2013
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A man named Hitler Baneo Núñez reportedly poured gasoline on his 22-year old son, Roberto, and set him on fire, because he is gay and HIV positive. Roberto’s life was saved by neighbors and his aunt.