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A funding request by US President Donald Trump for an additional $300 million to fight HIV/AIDS in 2020 has been given the seal of approval by Congress. In a bipartisan agreement just before Christmas, House and Senate appropriation bill amenders agreed to keep the government running for 2020 and as part of that was the

In an effort to help curb Uganda’s HIV transmission rates, Africa’s leading HIV experts have issued a joint statement urging the government to end the criminalisation of homosexuality.  The International AIDS Society (IAS) Governing Council Africa regional representatives which include, Serge Paul Eholié from Côte d’Ivoire, Keletso Makofane from Harvard University, James G. Hakim from

Openly-gay Welsh Rugby legend, Gareth Thomas intends to help break HIV stigma after confirming that he is HIV positive. The 45-year old former rugby player shares his status for the first time publicly in an interview with Sunday Mirror, where he described the moment he found out. “I went for a routine sexual health test at

A new music video has been released marking Freddie Mercury’s 73rd birthday, and the work of the Mercury Phoenix Trust, which was set up in the singer’s name to help fight HIV/AIDS. Directed by Esteban Bravo and Beth David, the music video which features an animated video of Mercury’s 1985 track Love Me Like There’s

A team of Spanish researchers has discovered an HIV-resistant gene that could be good news in search of a cure for the virus. For members of a Spanish family, it was a muscular disease which they had to live with every day but for HIV patients, it’s a beacon of hope. Madrid researchers reported on

Donald Trump speaking at the White House (image via White House/Joyce N. Boghosian) President Trump made some surprising announcements at his Thursday night campaign rally in Ohio, promising to put astronauts on Mars, end the AIDS epidemic and cure childhood cancer “very shortly.” “We will come up with the cures to many, many problems to many, many diseases including cancer, and others, and we’re getting closer all the time,” Trump told rally attendees. “We will eradicate AIDS in America, and we’re...

At last night’s rally in Cincinnati, President Trump claimed that if he is reelected, he will cure AIDS and childhood cancer “very shortly.” His gullible supporters cheered after Trump told them, “The things we’re doing in our country today, there’s never been anything like it. We will be ending the AIDS epidemic shortly in America, and curing childhood cancer very shortly.” In reality, Trump has slashed funding for HIV and AIDS research and, in some cases, stopped ongoing research on a...

A pastor from New York City, Reginald Williams, is being charged with scamming HIV organizations out of more than $631,000. The funds were to be used for medications and treatments for those living with HIV/AIDS. The pastor from Charity Baptist Church of Christ in the Bronx along with two others, Bennie Hadnott and Naomi Barrera, were charged with grand larceny in the Manhattan Supreme Court this week. Creative Commons The group allegedly used the money they had scammed out of the...

The Trump Administration is citing HIV status as a reason to separate families at the border, according to Brian Hastings, chief of Customs & Border Patrol. Hastings made the remarks during a House Judiciary hearing on Thursday, July 25. During the hearing, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) asked Hastings point-blank if HIV status qualified as a reason to separate parents from children. “It is because it’s a communicable disease under the guidance,” Hastings said. When Raskin pressed Hastings about HIV not being...

A celebrity gala, hosted by Sir Elton John, has raised over $6 million to help HIV testing in Kenya. The money raised will go toward providing 400,000 self-test kits to young men in the country. The singer was taking a small break from his worldwide farewell tour, and he hosted the gala in Southern France. Funds were primarily raised through an auction, which saw items like a luxury Bentley and a signed piano along with a Gucci jacket used in the...

Nearly four years after openings its doors along Santa Monica Blvd., the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s West Hollywood location is now operating its own pharmacy on-site. Medications for shorter-term treatments, such as antibiotics, can be dispensed there and most often in seven-day increments. Clients can also pick up their refills at Center-WeHo instead of the Center’s main pharmacy located in the McDonald/Wright Building or at a retail pharmacy. “We’ve always been able to administer medication for clients, but we could...

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...

(stock photo via Depositphotos) Pharmaceutical company MSD has announced early but promising news regarding the first round of testing on humans for its PrEP implant, known as Islatravir, which could prevent HIV infection for up to a year. The news was shared at the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in Mexico City. The biennial conference is considered the world’s most influential meeting on HIV research and its applications. Currently, PrEP is available as a daily oral medication. But...

(stock photo via Depositphotos) Pharmaceutical company MSD has announced early but promising news regarding the first round of testing on humans for its PrEP implant, known as Islatravir, which could prevent HIV infection for up to a year. The news was shared at the 10th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in Mexico City. The biennial conference is considered the world’s most influential meeting on HIV research and its applications. Currently, PrEP is available as a daily oral medication. But...

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