World AIDS Day: Christian teaching still needs to be heard

Nov 30, 2014 by

1st December is “World AIDS Day”, when this terrible disease and its continuing devastating effects, especially in sub Saharan Africa, can be highlighted again. There have been tremendous advances in the development of anti Retroviral medication over the past few years, which has wonderfully lengthened the lives of many of the estimated 35 million HIV positive people, so for example women previously with very short life expectancy can now look after their children who in the past would have...

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World AIDS Day: Christian teaching still needs to be heard

Nov 30, 2014 by

1st December is “World AIDS Day”, when this terrible disease and its continuing devastating effects, especially in sub Saharan Africa, can be highlighted again. There have been tremendous advances in the development of anti Retroviral medication over the past few years, which has wonderfully lengthened the lives of many of the estimated 35 million HIV positive people, so for example women previously with very short life expectancy can now look after their children who in the past would have...

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HIV diagnoses among gay men hit record high, despite overall decline

Oct 7, 2014 by

From Pink News: The number of HIV diagnoses is still increasing for gay men – despite an overall drop across the UK. Figures published today by Public Health England shows that 3,250 men who have sex with men were diagnosed with HIV in the UK in 2013 – the highest ever figure. The number is slightly from the previous high, 3,230 diagnoses in 2012. It also contrasts with the overall number of new diagnoses across the UK – which has fallen from 6,245 to 6,000. Read...

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CDC: Gay men make up only 2% of US, but 63% of all new AIDS cases

Oct 2, 2014 by

By Kirsten Andersen, LifeSite: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a new report that highlights the potentially lethal dangers of anal sex. In their most recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the health agency said that while men with same-sex attraction make up only 2 percent of the total population, they accounted for 63 percent of all newly-diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases in 2010.  More than half of all AIDS-sufferers in the U.S. are homosexual, and most of them contracted it...

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AIDS expert who defended pope on condoms renews push for behaviour modification

Sep 6, 2014 by

By Steve Weatherbe, LifeSite: In 2009, when he was still head of Harvard’s AIDS Prevention Research project, Edward C. Green shocked the world’s AIDS establishment by supporting Pope Benedict XVI’s now-famous warning that condoms could not solve Africa’s AIDS crisis. After that, both “frustrated” and “burnt out,”–so he told LifeSiteNews—by his decade-long fight against the condom fallacy, Green took himself out of the international spotlight. Until last month, that is. That’s when he...

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Community support for abstinence can assist in HIV prevention

Jul 22, 2014 by

By Rebecca Oas, Turtle Bay & Beyond: The Guttmacher Institute just published a report looking at community influences on the sexual activity of young people in a province of Kenya, and found that in communities that used abstinence education as the main HIV prevention message, young men were more likely to delay sexual activity.  Additionally, young people were more likely to abstain when AIDS was acknowledged as a cause of deaths in the community – when the connections between sexual...

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