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New blood donation rules for gay and bi men in the UK has not changed rates of infected blood

New blood donation rules that allow gay and bisexual men to give blood if they have abstained from sex for three months have not changed rates of infected blood. Just seven out of 2 million blood donations made in England, Scotland and Wales in 2018 were infected with HIV, Katy Davison of Public Health England revealed in a presentation in San Antonio, Texas, New Scientist reports. The number was up from the year before – by just one. Six donations were infected with HIV in 2017, during which time gay...
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Trump Omits LGBTQ People In World AIDS Day Proclamation For Third Year In A Row

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); President Trump has once again omitted any recognition of LGBTQ people as among the groups primarily affected by the epidemic in his proclamation Wednesday recognizing World AIDS Day. For the third year in a row, Trump omitted any recognition of LGBTQ people even as he touted his administration’s “unprecedented initiative” to eliminate at least 90 percent of new HIV infections in the United States within 10 years. “Through this initiative, we will continue to lead the charge in applying the latest science to better diagnose,...
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Top Democrats Rip Trump On World AIDS: ‘This President Is No Ally Of People Living With HIV’

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The Democratic National Committee (DNC) ripped into President Trump on World AIDS Day over administration policies that party leaders said are hurting people living with HIV. “This president is no ally of people living with HIV, who are disproportionately LGBTQ and people of color,” DNC Chairman Tom Perez, DNC Disability Council Chairman Tony Coelho, and DNC LGBTQ Caucus Chairman Earl Fowlkes said in joint statement Sunday. “His administration has proposed cutting global HIV-prevention programs and attacked health care services that people living with HIV rely...
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Top Democrats Rip Trump On World AIDS: ‘This President Is No Ally Of People Living With HIV’

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); The Democratic National Committee (DNC) ripped into President Trump on World AIDS Day over administration policies that party leaders said are hurting people living with HIV. “This president is no ally of people living with HIV, who are disproportionately LGBTQ and people of color,” DNC Chairman Tom Perez, DNC Disability Council Chairman Tony Coelho, and DNC LGBTQ Caucus Chairman Earl Fowlkes said in joint statement Sunday. “His administration has proposed cutting global HIV-prevention programs and attacked health care services that people living with HIV rely...
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World AIDS Day – Remembering Those We Lost: The Story Of The AIDS Memorial Quilt

On this World AIDS Day, we remember the millions who have died before their times; we celebrate the remarkable scientific achievements that have given us tools to fight back and to envision a brighter future; and we recommit to taking the next actions needed to bring about the end to HIV as a public health threat. It was more than three decades ago, during the height of the AIDS epidemic, a small group of strangers gathered at a San Francisco storefront to document the names and lives of their loved...
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