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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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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