Archive for November, 2012

New Frontier in Combating HIV and AIDS
By November 30, 2012 Read More →

New Frontier in Combating HIV and AIDS

December 1 of 2012 will be the 25th International HIV/AIDS Awareness Day as declared by the World Health Organization and UNAIDS commission. More than being a notable benchmark it is also a significant watershed in combating the proliferation of the virus. All around the world the number of new cases are going down with increase […]

Posted in: Op-Ed, World AIDS Day
Chile in the Vanguard of Monitoring AIDS Therapy
By November 30, 2012 Read More →

Chile in the Vanguard of Monitoring AIDS Therapy

SANTIAGO – In Chile, not only do all people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS receive treatment, but the country also has advanced mechanisms for monitoring outcomes of the antiretroviral therapy. By Marianela Jarroud “Treatment is available in many other parts of the world, but no one knows whether or not it is working,” Marcelo Wolff, an infectologist […]

The PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation
By November 30, 2012 Read More →

The PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation

NEW YORK – Today, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the release of “The PEPFAR Blueprint: Creating an AIDS-free Generation.” Modeling contained in the report shows that by applying the tools and knowledge we have, it is possible to have a generation with no new HIV infections, no AIDS-related deaths and no children […]

HIV/AIDS Qualifies As “Chronic Condition” Under Affordable Care Act
By November 30, 2012 Read More →

HIV/AIDS Qualifies As “Chronic Condition” Under Affordable Care Act

Scoring Major Victory in Fight Against HIV/AIDS SAN FRANCISCO — On the eve of World AIDS Day, the Obama administration announced that HIV/AIDS will be one of the chronic conditions eligible for enhanced federal reimbursements through Medicaid, garnering strong praise from San Francisco AIDS Foundation and HIV/AIDS leaders around the country. Today’s announcement means people living […]

Major HIV study released on MSM and HIV
By November 29, 2012 Read More →

Major HIV study released on MSM and HIV

Structural Factors Play Major Role in Access to HIV Services for Gay Men Worldwide Global study finds homophobia, comfort with service provider, and community engagement make significant impact on access to condoms, lubricant, HIV testing, and HIV treatment Oakland, Ca – A large-scale study of gay men and other men who have sex with men […]

Posted in: World AIDS Day
AP’s discouraging “homophobia” is discouraging
By November 29, 2012 Read More →

AP’s discouraging “homophobia” is discouraging

The editors at the Associated Press Stylebook have announced that they are “discouraging” use of the word “homophobia.” The AP Stylebook is the widely used guide that media use to standardize terms and general usage. Why should the LGBTQ community be in a kerfuffle about it? Because the editors made their decision without consultation with the nation’s leading LGBTQ […]

34 Years Ago Today San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, Mayor George Moscone Assassinated
By November 28, 2012 Read More →

34 Years Ago Today San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, Mayor George Moscone Assassinated

By Nathan James The world has turned over many, many times since those heady days in 1978 when Harvey Milk, the first openly gay candidate to be elected to major public office in the United States, took his place in City Hall among those who ran the city. Milk, 48, was a seminal figure in […]

Unapologetic and Unafraid of Being Herself, Frenchie Davis tells it, the way it is
By November 27, 2012 Read More →

Unapologetic and Unafraid of Being Herself, Frenchie Davis tells it, the way it is

Since Star Search first aired in 1983, there have been over twenty different talent-based Reality TV shows. From these shows, few people are memorable. Of those, even fewer have real talent. Frenchie Davis, in a rare move, has appeared on two talent shows, most recently The Voice, and she isn’t apologizes for her choices. It’s […]

Tawadros Chosen as New Pope of Egypt’s Coptic Christians
By November 25, 2012 Read More →

Tawadros Chosen as New Pope of Egypt’s Coptic Christians

CAIRO — Egypt’s Coptic Christians have a new leader. Bishop Tawadros has been chosen to succeed the late Pope Shenouda and to shepherd one of the world’s oldest Christian communities during precarious times. By Elizabeth Arrott At Cairo’s Abbasiya Cathedral, the final choice came down to a young boy, led to the altar where three […]

Posted in: Religion
Young Zimbabweans Demand Input in HIV Policies
By November 25, 2012 Read More →

Young Zimbabweans Demand Input in HIV Policies

Tonderai Kanyere waits for his results after he was tested for HIV and Aids in Harare HARARE — Young people in Zimbabwe, a country with one of the world’s highest rates of HIV and AIDS, have told their government officials that the country can only meet its 2015 goal of a zero HIV infection rate […]

Posted in: Health