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What Do Proposed Budget Cuts Mean For Infectious Diseases?

What Do Proposed Budget Cuts Mean For Infectious Diseases?
- Looking for a broader perspective than what I see in my practice, I spoke with leaders of the IDSA (Infectious Diseases Society of America and the HIVMA (HIV Medical Association). They, too, are similarly deeply concerned. Here are likely infectious disease impacts if this budget is to be enacted.

You can honor Billy Graham, but not in the US Capitol

You can honor Billy Graham, but not in the US Capitol
- My friend's father quickly turned off the television and said to my friend's mother, "Tammy needs to talk to Billy Graham! He is a real Christian." My childhood friend, many years later, was diagnosed as HIV-positive. His parents still do not know and we've often reflected on this moment from our childhood.

Inside 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace's' Story of High Fashion, Homicide and HIV

Inside 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace's' Story of High Fashion, Homicide and HIV
- The show also includes a very powerful HIV storyline. Gianni Versace is revealed as being HIV positive at a time in history when homophobia and AIDS panic were rampant. Not only is Versace portrayed as HIV positive, he is shown to be at times so weak from advanced sickness that he needs help ...

What if … Zero Discrimination Day 2018

What if … Zero Discrimination Day 2018
- No one should ever be discriminated against because of their HIV status, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, language, geographical location or migrant status, or for any other reason. Unfortunately, however, discrimination continues to undermine efforts to achieve a ...

Prosecution of non-disclosure of HIV status: Potential impact on HIV testing and transmission ...

Prosecution of non-disclosure of HIV status: Potential impact on HIV testing and transmission ...
- Background Non-disclosure criminal prosecutions among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) are increasing, even though transmission risk is low when effective antiretroviral treatment (ART) is used. Reduced HIV testing may reduce the impact of HIV “test and treat” strategies.

Chinese condoms are too small' says Zimbabwe's health minister

Chinese condoms are too small' says Zimbabwe's health minister
- The southern African region has the highest incidence of HIV and we are promoting the use of condoms,” Parirenyatwa was quoted as saying. “Youths now have a particular condom that they like, but we don't manufacture them. We import condoms from China and some men complain they are too ...

Ageing And HIV

Ageing And HIV
- Antiretroviral drugs, introduced from 1996, have taken us a long way from the dark days of the 1980s and early 1990s, when people were dying of HIV/AIDS in the UK on a daily basis. There is no difference now between the lifespan of HIV positive and HIV negative men who have sex with men (MSM) in ...

UNAIDS in Egypt commemorates day of anti-HIV stigma

UNAIDS in Egypt commemorates day of anti-HIV stigma
- The campaign aims to raise awareness and help people understand more about the epidemic, and thus stop discrimination against people living with HIV, Khamis said in a statement released by the UN Joint Team on AIDS to mark Zero Discrimination Day. According to a factsheet released by UNAIDS, ...

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