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Alzheimer's will be as manageable as HIV within 10 years, predict Nobel Prize-winning scientists

Alzheimer's will be as manageable as HIV within 10 years, predict Nobel Prize-winning scientists
- Such a discovery prevents HIV-infected people from developing AIDS, which occurs when the immune system is so severely damaged it cannot fight off illnesses. Patients now take a single tablet every day that contains multiple drugs as soon as they diagnosed. This is a lifelong treatment. Since 2012 ...

Urgent Action' Needed to Prevent HIV in Black Americans

Urgent Action' Needed to Prevent HIV in Black Americans
- Nearly half of all Americans who qualify for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) because they are at elevated risk for HIV infection are black, but only 1% of those who are actually using PrEP are black, new data show. And this disparity is not because black Americans aren't being tested.

The Assassination of Gianni Versace episode 2: separating fact from fiction

The Assassination of Gianni Versace episode 2: separating fact from fiction
- Versace's illness is never explicitly named in the drama, but the suggestion from the dialogue in the series is that Gianni Versace was HIV positive. This is a theory that was originally posited by journalist Maureen Orth in her book Vulgar Favours – the basis for much of the drama in The Assassination of ...

NHRC Notice to Yogi Government over HIV Positive Prisoners

NHRC Notice to Yogi Government over HIV Positive Prisoners
- Reportedly, during the tests conducted by the Uttar Pradesh State AIDS Control Society in 70 jails of the state, 265 prisoners were tested HIV positive till December last year. These cases have been reported from the jails in Bareilly, Allahabad, Gorakhpur, Lucknow, Faizabad, Agra, Meerut, Varanasi and ...

Mr Nice finally publicly reveals his HIV status

Mr Nice finally publicly reveals his HIV status
- Tanzanian veteran singer Mr Nice has finally been forced to open up about rumors claiming that he is HIV positive. The singer who was once among the top celebrities in East Africa has been said to be living with the virus since 2002. This is shortly after his career had picked up giving him an opportunity ...

Researchers find new way to defeat HIV latency

Researchers find new way to defeat HIV latency
- While medical science has transformed HIV/AIDS from a deadly disease to a chronic one, there are still millions of people living with the virus. HIV's ability to become dormant makes it invisible to both the immune system and treatments. Researchers have dedicated years to deciphering the mechanisms ...

Professor to speak on history of sexual minority rights in Zimbabwe

Professor to speak on history of sexual minority rights in Zimbabwe
- Cornell and the Program in LGBT Studies have the honor of presenting this lecture by one of the most groundbreaking and prolific scholars of gender and sexuality in Africa,” said Naminata Diabate, assistant professor in comparative literature. “Professor Epprecht has a long background in African ...

LGBT Ugandans Plan First Pride Since Brutal 2016 Crackdown

LGBT Ugandans Plan First Pride Since Brutal 2016 Crackdown
- Isaac Mugisha, co-ordinator of Pride Uganda, is determined and optimistic that Ugandan LGBTs will hold a Pride event in Kampala later this year, without it being shut down by the authorities. If the event does go ahead, it will be the first Pride held successfully in the East African country since 2015.

French drama on Vietnam's LGBT community to be screened

French drama on Vietnam's LGBT community to be screened
- French drama on Vietnam's LGBT community to be screened ... A scene from Les Ombres Et Les Lèvres (Gays and Lesbiens), a play on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Việt Nam written and directed by ... Her plays have been staged in France, Switzerland and Africa.

Empty churches, not 'remarried' divorcees is western church's main problem

Empty churches, not 'remarried' divorcees is western church's main problem
- An African cardinal said he is “astonished” to see the church in the west fixated on “remarried” divorcees and on welcoming homosexuals and not on the bigger problem of empty churches. In a March 2 interview with the Austrian public service broadcaster ORF ...

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