Tag Archives: AIDS

Why is the Obama administration still funding anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups?

TweetOver at The Nation, Andy Kopsa has a damning long-read about how the Obama administration is still funding anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups–despite the President’s promises that, under his watch, tax payer money wouldn’t go towards groups that discriminate, proselytize, or are just plain ineffective.  Tweet
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Infographic: The US’s anti-prostitution pledge is hindering the war on AIDS

TweetThe Nation has some interesting infographics on the effect of the US’s anti-prostitution pledge. The US provides nearly 60 percent of global funds to fight the AIDS epidemic–money that low-income countries absolutely depend on. But, as Melissa Gira Grant explains, for the last decade, it’s comes with the catch–pushed by conservative Rep. Chris Smith but supported by some [...]
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Scientists say a baby girl born with HIV has been cured

TweetA turning point in HIV/AIDs medicine yesterday–scientists have found a baby girl that they believe has been cured of HIV through the application of heavy doses of anti-viral drugs within the first 2 days of birth. via NPR, The fact that the newborn tested positive for HIV within 30 hours of birth is a sign [...]
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You can now test for HIV at home

TweetThe Food and Drug Administration has approved OraQuick, a product that allows you to test for HIV in your own home. An over-the-counter test already existed but required you to prick your finger and send the blood sample to a lab.  But the new test allows users to take a swab from the inside of [...]
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HIV-reducing vaginal microbicide stalled without funding

TweetIt’s one thing when we don’t know how to solve some of the world’s most difficult problems, like HIV and AIDS infection rates. It’s another when we actually have a realistic solution (or one of many), and we simply can’t figure out how to allocate resources to fund it. Reading that money is the only [...]
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