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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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High Court rules in favour of NHS providing ‘HIV prevention drug’ but big questions remain

Aug 3, 2016 by

by Peter Saunders, Christian Medical Comment: The High Court has today ruled that the NHS 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 councils should provide PrEP...

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