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Republican governor stops HIV prevention campaign because he doesn’t like condom packaging

A free condom campaign in Utah, that was part of an HIV-prevention programme, has been called off because the governor thinks it promoted “sexual innuendo”. The “H is for Human” campaign had planned to hand out 100,000 free condoms to try to lower rates of HIV transmission in the state, as part of a programme funded by the Utah department of health. The campaign had hired an advertising firm to come up with sex-positive and pun-filled slogans for the condom packaging, in order to encourage people to take the condoms...
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Wendy Williams apologises after crudely mocking Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘cleft lip’ live on air

Wendy Williams has been caught in a crossfire of criticism after crudely mocking Joaquin Phoenix’s “cleft lip” after saying she finds him “oddly attractive” live on air. The 55-year-old discussed the Oscar-nominated Joker actor on January 7 after his Golden Globes win. In a slot on The Wendy Williams Show, she fawned over Phoenix’s “piercing eyes”, but her comments on his upper lip prompted backlash. Wendy Williams criticised after crudely imitating a cleft lip.  “When he shaves off his moustache, he’s got a hairline fracture,” she said, “he’s got one...
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Journalist fired after claiming a man launched a ‘HIV attack’ by spitting in a police officer’s mouth

CBS New York has confirmed that a reporter who named a man and revealed his HIV status in a dangerously misleading report has been dismissed. The journalist was sacked after writing an article suggesting that a man put a police officer at risk of acquiring HIV by spitting in his mouth after he had been arrested for stealing a yoghurt at LaGuardia Airport. The alleged incident was described as a “HIV attack” in a tweet penned by the reporter, who also wrote that the “suspect admitted they spit into an...
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Model Kenny Ethan Jones explains the ‘physical and psychological pain’ of having periods as a trans man

British model Kenny Ethan Jones has spoken out about getting periods as a trans man to advocate for transgender-inclusive menstrual healthcare. Jones – who made history in 2018 as the first man to front a period-stigma campaign, with Pink Parcel – has spoken out about the pain of menstruation in an interview with NBC News. He highlighted that the pain of menstruation is psychological as well as physical, and talked about the safety concerns and lack of access to menstrual products for trans people who get periods. “I didn’t believe...
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Trump’s attempt to fire HIV-positive airmen was just blocked a second time

The Trump administration’s latest bid to have two HIV-positive airmen discharged from service has been blocked by courts for a second time. The two men, referred to by the pseudonyms Roe and Voe, were given discharge orders in 2017 on the basis that they couldn’t be deployed to the Middle East due to their HIV-positive status. Both men are on antiretroviral treatment, have no symptoms, and have been pronounced physically fit to deploy by their doctors. Their discharges were blocked by a preliminary injunction in February last year, which the...
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