“LGBT Health Hazards” book to come out in paperback next month

Dec 19, 2016 by

from MassResistance: Our groundbreaking book, The Health Hazards of Homosexuality, which has been available since October as an digital-edition book through Amazon, is being readied for release as a paperback edition. We expect it to be available in about a month. We wanted to announce it right away because so many people have been asking us about this. Breaking a 20-year silence . . . Acceptance and even celebration of homosexuality and its associated LGBT behaviors is being pushed into our...

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Abstinence, Evidence, and Analogies

Dec 15, 2016 by

by Rebecca Oas JD, Turtle Bay & Beyond: In August, I wrote about a comment published in The Lancet arguing that UN resolutions should stop promoting abstinence and fidelity as central components of HIV prevention. The authors of that comment positioned themselves as proponents of evidence over ideology: “With scientific evidence rather than dogma, countries should adopt and implement a progressive agenda to end AIDS and ensure sexual health and wellbeing for all.” This trope of science...

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HIV ‘game-changer’ now on NHS

Dec 5, 2016 by

by James Gallagher, BBC: A drug that dramatically reduces the risk of being infected with HIV will now be given to patients by the NHS in England. The health service lost a court battle in the summer after arguing responsibility for paying for it should fall to local authorities not the NHS. Now at least 10,000 people will be given the “Prep” drug in a three-year-long clinical trial. NHS England says this will help them understand how to offer it more widely. Pre-exposure...

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Pope Francis Calls for ‘Responsible Behavior’ to Stop AIDS

Dec 1, 2016 by

by Thomas D Williams, Breitbart: On the eve of the World AIDS Day, Pope Francis urged people to adopt “responsible behavior” to halt the proliferation of the disease. Noting that Thursday, December 1, is World AIDS Day, Francis invited those present for his General Audience Wednesday to pray for the millions of people affected by AIDS, and urged that “all adopt responsible behavior to prevent a further spread of this disease.” Being a sexually communicable disease especially prevalent among...

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Controversy swirls around AIDS drug in UK

Oct 9, 2016 by

by Michael Cook, MercatorNet: When a conservative Christian journalist writes a story about a highly-praised AIDS drug headlined “Killing Grandma for Gay sex” and an AIDS activist describes it as a “profit-driven sex toy for rich Westerners”, you know that you’ve uncovered an ethical controversy. This month the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) issued a published an evidence summary on the use of Truvada, a lucrative Gilead drug for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis...

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PrEP: a flawed prevention strategy for HIV/AIDS

Oct 6, 2016 by

by Peter Saunders, MercatorNet: The High Court of the United Kingdom recently that the National Health Service in England can fund a drug that can reduce the chance of people catching HIV whilst engaging in high-risk sexual activities. NHS England had previously argued that local municipal councils should provide PrEP (“pre-exposure prophylaxis”) as “health prevention” is their responsibility. But Mr Justice Green said that NHS England had “erred” and that both it and the local authorities...

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