Tag Archives: HIV/AIDS

What We Missed

Tweet Via. In his newly-released budget plan, Paul Ryan tells the 99% to go fuck themselves. Parents of transgender youth make an It Gets Better video. A new report by the National Women’s Law Center shows that women are paying way more than men for health insurance — one billion dollars more for those getting [...]
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Quick hit: New Nigerian law would criminalize merely supporting gays and lesbians

TweetEarlier this year, the Ugandan parliament re-opened debate on its now internationally infamous “Kill the Gays” bill. Now, we can add Nigeria to the list of countries proposing to ban being gay. The Guardian reports that a new bill making it illegal to marry someone of the same sex, or to witness such a wedding [...]
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World AIDS Day

TweetToday is World AIDS Day, an annual event to raise awareness about the AIDS pandemic. Millions of people are living with AIDS, and HIV continues to spread. Check out these sobering statistics from the World Health Organization, including AIDS deaths last year: Socioeconomic factors play a huge role in who is exposed to HIV/AIDS and [...]
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Court overturns “Prostitution Pledge”

TweetYesterday a federal appeals court overturned a provision of the 2003 U.S. Global Leadership Act Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria which required US groups seeking funding for international HIV/AIDS work to pledge to denounce prostitution. The suit was originally filed by Alliance for Open Society International and Pathfinder International in 2005 after they both adopted [...]
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Microbicide Gel That Prevents HIV Could Also Increase Sexual Pleasure!

TweetRemember that awesome microbicide gel that was found to be 39% effective in reducing HIV but was facing funding difficulties? The gel contains the drug tenofovir, an antiretroviral drug used widely in the treatment of HIV, and is designed to be used vaginally both before and after penile-vaginal penetration. HIV and women’s groups were hailing [...]
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