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Homophobia in 1980s linked to HIV testing reluctance, study finds

Homophobia in the 1980s may be linked to a reluctance in older gay men to get tested for HIV, a study has found. The study, carried out by Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Glasgow, analysed data from 2,436 men living in Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Wales, to examine testing behaviour among different age groups of men. Researchers found that homophobia dating back to the 1980s and the Section 28 clause – an amendment to the Local Government Act 1988 banning local authorities and schools...
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Trump Promises His Supporters: I Will Be ‘Curing Childhood Cancer’ And AIDS ‘Very Shortly’

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); President Trump made several eyebrow-raising claims at his Thursday night campaign rally in Ohio, promising his supporters that he was on the verge of announcing a cure for childhood cancer. “The things we’re doing in our country today, there’s never been anything like it,” Trump told his thousands of supporters at the U.S Bank Arena. “We will be ending the AIDS epidemic shortly in America, and curing childhood cancer very shortly,” he claimed. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Trump just promised to cure cancer. Yes,...
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Ohio Children’s Hospital to Offer Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy for Kids

The Center for Gender Affirming Medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital will offer a new multidisciplinary approach that specializes in the treatment of all patients – regardless of sex. As part of the Adolescent Medicine department, the Center for Gender Affirming Medicine will offer care and a variety of services to transgender patients and LGBTQ+ youth. On staff will be gender-affirming medical providers as well as a social worker, nurse coordinator, mental health therapist, and endocrinologist. Patients must be age 7 and up to receive care at this facility. Among the...
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Border Patrol Official: It’s Trump Admin Policy To Separate HIV-Positive Parents From Their Kids

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); A top Border Patrol official told lawmakers at a Thursday House Judiciary Committee that his agents are authorized to separate parents from their children if the parents are HIV positive because “it’s a communicable disease under guidance.” Border Patrol chief of law enforcement Brian Hastings said during an exchange with Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) that such separations are permitted under guidelines that cover communicable diseases. When Raskin asked if HIV status was enough to separate a parent from their child, Hastings replied, “It is. It’s...
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