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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Gay men are 2% of population but 55% of AIDS cases: CDC

Aug 24, 2016 by

By Ben Johnson, LifeSite: Although homosexual men are a tiny sliver of the U.S. population, they account for the majority of all Americans living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced. Men who have sex with men (MSM) are two percent of the population but make up 55 percent of people who were HIV-positive in 2013, according to a CDC fact sheet released last Wednesday. More than nine out of 10 new HIV diagnoses (92 percent) come...

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How the HIV-prevention drug could break the NHS

Aug 10, 2016 by

by Ross Clark, Spectator: If the NHS ever comes to be dismantled it won’t be because a heartless Tory government has decided that, for reasons of neoliberal ideology, it ought to be replaced by private insurance schemes. It will be because the unreasonable and limitless demands placed on it by those who claim to be its friends have inflated its budget to a level that public funds can simply no longer sustain. That moment was brought a little closer last week by a victory in the High Court for...

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Why I, as a gay man, think this is morally wrong

Aug 4, 2016 by

by Andrew Pierce, Mailonline: At the end of a pre-release screening of an award-winning film about the Aids epidemic in San Francisco in the 1980s, there was a stunned silence. It was only broken by a few muffled sobs. The movie, We Were Here, featured the stories of people who watched their friends and lovers suffer agonising deaths. They had contracted Aids after being infected by the HIV virus. In total, about half of the Californian city’s gay male population were infected and more than...

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