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Facebook Yanks Bolsonaro Video Claiming Vaccines Cause AIDS

Facebook Yanks Bolsonaro Video Claiming Vaccines Cause AIDS

By David Biller | Oct 25, 2021

Facebook and Instagram have removed a live broadcast that Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro delivered that claims UK vaccine recipients are developing AIDS.

'Queer Eye' Star Responds to Marjorie Taylor Greene Comparison of HIV Status to COVID Vaccination

'Queer Eye' Star Responds to Marjorie Taylor Greene Comparison of HIV Status to COVID Vaccination

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 19, 2021

"Queer Eye" star Jonathan Van Ness jumped in when Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted a comparison between Magic Johnson's HIV status and an unvaccinated NBA player being benched.

Activist Shawn Lang, Former Leader at AIDS Connecticut, Dies

Activist Shawn Lang, Former Leader at AIDS Connecticut, Dies

Oct 19, 2021

Shawn Lang, a longtime Connecticut activist for people living with HIV and AIDS, as well as those impacted by opioid addiction and domestic abuse, has died. She was 65.

Portugal to Stamp Out Anti-Gay Prejudice in Blood Donations

Portugal to Stamp Out Anti-Gay Prejudice in Blood Donations

Oct 9, 2021

Portugal's parliament approved four bills Friday that enshrine in law the country's rules and procedures on blood donations, amid reports people are being turned away due to their sexual orientation.

Combining HIV Vaccine with Immunotherapy May Reduce Need for Daily Medication

Combining HIV Vaccine with Immunotherapy May Reduce Need for Daily Medication

Oct 5, 2021

A new combination treatment for HIV can strengthen a patient's immune response against the virus even after they stop taking traditional medications.

Biden to Name African-Born Doctor to Lead HIV/AIDS Response

Biden to Name African-Born Doctor to Lead HIV/AIDS Response

Sep 28, 2021

President Joe Biden said Monday that he intends to nominate Dr. John N. Nkengasong to coordinate the U.S. response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic worldwide.

Spreading HIV is Against the Law in 37 States, with Penalties Ranging Up to Life in Prison

Spreading HIV is Against the Law in 37 States, with Penalties Ranging Up to Life in Prison

Sep 24, 2021

Despite the fact that HIV is now a treatable medical condition, the majority of U.S. states still have laws on the books that criminalize exposing other people to HIV.

7 Facts to Consider for HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

7 Facts to Consider for HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day

Sep 18, 2021

September 18 marks HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. Recent data suggests that despite great progress in curbing the transmission of HIV, our older population is still at risk, both for infection and death.

Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Higher Among People Living with HIV

Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Higher Among People Living with HIV

Sep 15, 2021

Sudden cardiac death — which occurs minutes after the heart suddenly stops beating — is far more likely to strike people living with HIV, according to a national study of U.S. veterans.

J&J: Potential HIV Vaccine Falls Short in Mid-Stage Study

J&J: Potential HIV Vaccine Falls Short in Mid-Stage Study

Aug 31, 2021

A potential HIV vaccine being developed by Johnson & Johnson did not provide protection against the virus in a mid-stage study, the drugmaker said Tuesday.

Watch: National AIDS Memorial Releases Mini-Documentary, 'Substance Users, the Recovery Community & AIDS'

Watch: National AIDS Memorial Releases Mini-Documentary, 'Substance Users, the Recovery Community & AIDS'

Aug 28, 2021

A new documentary released by The National AIDS Memorial brings to light the stories of people living with HIV and the complex intersection of drug addiction and recovery.

New Study Reveals Continued Stigma and Discomfort Around HIV

New Study Reveals Continued Stigma and Discomfort Around HIV

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 27, 2021

A new survey looking at stigma around HIV has found a pervasive blend of ignorance and discomfort when it comes to the virus and people living with it — and it's getting worse.

To Reach Marginalized Communities, HRC Foundation Launches At-Home HIV Testing Initiative

To Reach Marginalized Communities, HRC Foundation Launches At-Home HIV Testing Initiative

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 24, 2021

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has launched an initiative to allow people in marginalized communities to overcome health care disparities by testing for HIV at home.

New HIV Vaccine, Based on COVID-19 Vaccine Research, Heads for Trials

New HIV Vaccine, Based on COVID-19 Vaccine Research, Heads for Trials

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 20, 2021

Moderna is set to begin Phase I trials of two promising vaccines against HIV, using technology it developed in its successful efforts to create a vaccine against COVID-19.

DaBaby's Rant Only Scratches of Stigma Often Faced by People Living with HIV

DaBaby's Rant Only Scratches of Stigma Often Faced by People Living with HIV

Aug 10, 2021

A clinical psychologist takes a deeper look at the harm caused by DaBaby's homophobic and racist rant.

Watch: Illinois Decriminalizes HIV Status, Introduces Other LGBTQ Protections

Watch: Illinois Decriminalizes HIV Status, Introduces Other LGBTQ Protections

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 3, 2021

The governor of Illinois has signed into law a slate of four bills that decriminalize the status of HIV positive people and extend protections to the LGBTQ community.

New Gov't Initiative Tackles HIV at Local Level

New Gov't Initiative Tackles HIV at Local Level

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 27, 2021

There may be new hope on the horizon for bringing the AIDS epidemic to a close: The Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative, launched in 2019, takes a locality-based approach.

83-Year-Old Man Diagnosed with HIV; Risks Not Confined to the Young

83-Year-Old Man Diagnosed with HIV; Risks Not Confined to the Young

By Kilian Melloy | Jul 18, 2021

The recent HIV diagnosis of an 83-year-old man — thought to be one of the oldest people diagnosed as living with the virus — shows that risks remain real even for the elderly.

UNAIDS Report: The Double Jeopardy of HIV and COVID-19

UNAIDS Report: The Double Jeopardy of HIV and COVID-19

Jul 14, 2021

The 2021 UNAIDS Global AIDS Update highlights evidence that people living with HIV are more vulnerable to COVID-19, but that widening inequalities are preventing them from accessing COVID-19 vaccines and HIV services.

How Gay Neighborhoods Used the Traumas of HIV to Help Cities Fight COVID

How Gay Neighborhoods Used the Traumas of HIV to Help Cities Fight COVID

Jul 6, 2021

According to new research, gay neighborhoods have been particularly well-equipped to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

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