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Gay couple adopts baby living with HIV after she was rejected by 10 other families

A gay couple in Argentina have adopted a baby that was rejected by 10 other families because she is HIV positive. Damian Pighin and Ariel Vijarra decided to adopt as far back as 2011, and in 2014 they received a call to say that a newborn baby was ready to join their family, UNILAD reports. The girl had been born with HIV and had tragically been rejected by 10 other families. But her HIV-status did not matter to Pighin and Vijarra. Speaking to local media, Ariel said that he knew...
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At least 15 people have been diagnosed with HIV while waiting for access to PrEP on NHS

At least 15 people in England have received a HIV diagnosis after being denied access to PrEP, a drug that stops a person from contracting the virus. In England, people who want to access PrEP through the NHS must participate in a trial – however, places are restricted. Some of the trials are full and have been closed to new applicants. It is possible to access PrEP outside of the trial, however doing so would require people to pay a high cost to get the drug privately. One of the...
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Jonathan Van Ness meeting with Nancy Pelosi is, and we cannot stress this enough, gay rights

Jonathan Van Ness and Nancy Pelosi met in Washington DC and now they’re sharing their plan to pass the Equality Act. The Queer Eye star met with the speaker of the United States House of Representatives, to discuss the landmark piece of legislation, which would provide robust civil right protections for LGBT+ people. Van Ness, who has emerged as one of the loudest and most important spokespeople for the rights of LGBT+ people, shared a photograph on Instagram which captioned his conversation with Pelosi, starting with: “We have to pass the...
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Conspiracy theorist taken down swift and fast after trying to come for Jonathan Van Ness over his HIV diagnosis

A Conservative conspiracy theorist tried to shut down Jonathan Van Ness and Twitter came, bearing scientific research papers and logic, to tell him all the reasons why he’s wrong. The Queer Eye star opened about living with HIV in a candid interview with The New York Times last week, sharing that he is an out-and-proud “member of the beautiful HIV-positive community.” HIV advocates and healthcare providers welcomed Van Ness’ courage in being so open about living with HIV, while many in the LGBT+ community offered their support to the TV personality....
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