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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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HIV awareness is at an alarming low with one in five believing you can catch the virus from kissing somebody

Various organisations have put extensive work into education around HIV in recent years, but a new survey has shown that misinformation about the virus is rife. The creators of home test INSTI conducted the research ahead of World AIDS Day next week. Shockingly, 40 per cent of those surveyed think there is a cure for HIV. The survey also revealed that one in five people think that HIV/AIDS was a disease of the 1990s and is no longer an issue. Alarmingly, 25 per cent of people don’t know that the...
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HIV diagnoses in New York City are at their lowest since records began

Less than 2,000 people in New York City were diagnosed with HIV last year, making it the lowest number of diagnoses since records started in 2001. Data released in the 2018 HIV Surveillance Annual Report showed that 1,917 people in the city received a HIV diagnosis in 2018, down 11 per cent from the previous year. By comparison, 5,859 people were diagnosed with the virus in 2001. HIV rates dropped among most groups, including men and women, black, latino, white, Asian and Native American populations. Furthermore, 87 per cent of...
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Trump gives World AIDS day proclamation and fails to mention LGBT people. Again

Donald Trump’s proclamation for World AIDS Day 2019 made no mention of LGBT+ people, despite the fact that the community is one of the most severely affected by the disease. The US president has made similar proclamations on the other two World AIDS Days he has been in office, 2017 and 2018, and he also failed to mention LGBT+ people on both of those occasions. Trump wrote: “We pause to solemnly remember those worldwide who have lost their lives to HIV and AIDS-related illnesses. “As we mourn this tragic loss...
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28% Of Millennials Admit To Avoiding Hugs, Being Friends With People Living With HIV: Poll

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Twenty-eight percent of HIV-negative millennials said that they have avoided hugging, talking, or being friends with someone who is HIV-positive, according to a new study from the Prevention Access Campaign and the pharmaceutical company Merck. Thirty percent of HIV-negative millennials (people between the ages of 23 and 36) said they would avoid interacting socially with someone with HIV. One in three Black and Latinx millennials reported avoiding even shaking hands or sharing drinks or utensils with someone with HIV. The study also included members of...
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