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(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has told aides and allies that he is considering removing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross after a Supreme Court defeat on adding a citizenship question to the census, NBC News reported (nbcnews.to/2XPQJ4B) on Monday. Trump retreated on Thursday from adding a contentious question on citizenship to the 2020 census, but insisted he was not giving up his fight to count how many non-citizens are in the country and ordered government agencies to mine...

Over the years, there’ve been some pretty awful characters serving in Congress. But no one was as terrible as William Dannemeyer. Only his fellow Republican counterpart in the Senate, Jesse Helms, came anywhere near as close to him for the sheer viciousness of his anti-LGBTQ hatred. Dannemeyer, who died this week at the age of 89, built his career on demeaning, belittling and attempting to punish LGBTQ Americans. During his 14 years in the House of Representatives, Dannemeyer led an...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. House committees are considering a one-week delay for former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s planned July 17 testimony to allow more time for lawmakers to question him, sources told Reuters on Friday. Mueller, who oversaw the federal investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, may now testify July 24, sources familiar with the plan said on the condition of anonymity while talks continue. Mueller was scheduled to appear on Wednesday...

Scientists from Temple University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center say they have successfully eliminated the HIV virus from live mice in a groundbreaking procedure that combines gene editing and antiretroviral medication. Now they’re hoping to get approval to test the “cure” on humans. The team of scientists managed to remove HIV from nine out of 23 mice infected with the virus. The animals had been modified so their immune systems would resemble humans’. Kamel Khalili, one of the study’s...

HIV virus (image via Depositphotos) For the first time, researchers have found a way to eliminate HIV from living animals. The approach combines two new technologies: slow-release antiretroviral therapy (known as LASER ART) which first suppresses the virus, then gene editing (known as CRISPR-Cas9) which effectively ‘slices out’ HIV-infected DNA. Dr. Kamel Khalili, at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, told the local CBS News affiliate that, “For the first time, we were able to eliminate completely replication competent...

Photo by streegar on Unsplash HIV rates are on the rise for straight people while they’re declining for LGBT people… at least in Australia. The 2018 surveillance report by the Kirby Institute has given us an updated look at the situation around HIV and STIs in Australia. Turns out, infection rates in the country are at an 18-year low. There were 835 new HIV diagnoses in 2018, which marks a 23% decline within the past five years. Then splitting that up...

The Advocate, out Olympian Gus Kenworthy revealed he has raised $153,000 for his upcoming AIDS/LifeCycle ride.Kenworthy, 27, has pledged to raise $1 million to help fund programs at the Los Angeles LGBT Center and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.AIDS/LifeCycle is a 550 mile ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. It has raised more than $200 million for HIV and AIDS research and education since its start in 1993. Riders will begin cycling on June 2.Kenworthy, who came out in 2015,...
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AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) released its 2018 International Condom Day Anthem: "Tried & True", starring Chester Lockhart, featuring Detox, Manila Luzon, and a surprise cameo by Todrick Hall! The ‘Always in Fashion’ song, written by Danny Fernandez and produced by Ellis Miah, titled, “Tried & True,” is a parody of Ed Sheeran’s Grammy-winning hit, “Shape of You.” The music video of “Tried & True” hs us traveling through the past few centuries and showing that a condom has always been in...
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The poignant story appeared on the AIDS Memorial Instagram page A heartbreaking posting to the @the_aids_memorial Instagram account is going viral and provoking comment. The account features images of people who died from HIV-related illness, along with memories recalled by loved ones. Every posting is poignant but also often celebratory – remembering the many lives lost to AIDS. This includes many gay men. A posting this week came via Steve Sobota, remembering his friend John Tenenbaum. The posting ran as follows ‘#JohnTenenbaum born Oct 18,...
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It’s been 20 years since Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris, and UK network ITV aired a documentary on Monday night marking this dark anniversary. In one moving scene from the documentary, Elton John explains to Prince Harry how his mother changed attitudes toward gay people and people with AIDS and destroyed stigma by being one of the first high-profile figures to touch someone with AIDS without wearing gloves. “It was considered to be a gay disease....
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Legacy Community Health in Houston has been working on a citywide campaign called END (Ending New Diagnoses) of HIV/AIDS, which aligns with Hillary Clinton's strategy announced this week. In response to the news, Legacy senior director of communications Kevin Nix wrote on the company website, "Given Houston’s challenges with the epidemic, Legacy is rededicating ourselves to the fight by taking this year to develop a citywide 'End the Epidemic' strategic plan, thanks to a grant from the Ford Foundation and AIDS United,...
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Actors, musicians, models, and athletes gathered this week at the Kiehl’s Flagship store in New York. Hosted by Kiehl’s CEO and President Chris Salgardo, they kicked off the seventh annual Kiehl’s LifeRide for amfAR. The 11-day motorcycle ride through the Northeast raises money and awareness for the organization’s fight against AIDS. Mini-facials and hand massages were offered as well as tattoos by Luke Wessman to celebrate the biker theme. An arrangement of refreshments in the form of protein bars and...
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HIV activist Jack Mackenroth has launched a new social media campaign to help raise 1 million dollars to stop the HIV/AIDS epidemic and help find a cure. Hashtag campaign #WeAreAllClean features guys taking selfies dyring hot shower to help combat the stigma associated with the disease. The hashtag is a response to the phrasing of the question "Are you clean?" which implies that if a sexual partner is HIV positive, he or she is "dirty." The campaign, launched by Jack Mackenroth,...
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She was so out-of-touch with reality, it was baffling. UPDATE: Clinton tweeted the following apology just hours after making her comment. The original story appears below Clinton's tweet. https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/708403247795539968?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw PREVIOUSLY: Hillary Clinton seems to need some reminding about what happened in the early days of the AIDS epidemic. The Democratic presidential candidate made polarizing, inaccurate - not to mention offensive - comments on Friday about the role that the Reagans, specifically Nancy Reagan, played in combatting the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. Speaking to MSNBC...

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