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Former ’90s kid actor Blake McIver has deleted every single one of his social media accounts after making an AIDS joke on Twitter. At 5:13 AM yesterday morning, McIver tweeted: “So is Pose just Glee with a viral load now?” Occasional Queerty contributor and longtime HIV/AIDS activist Mark S. King was quick to put McIver on blast. “I have #HIV antibodies older than you, sir, and never in my life has punching down been hilarious — or a good career move,” King responded. Others were equally...

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...

According to the Kirby Institute’s 2018 surveillance report on HIV, viral hepatitis, and sexually transmissible infections in Australia, the HIV infection rate in the country has hit an 18-year low. “It’s the lowest number we’ve seen in 18 years,” said professor Rebecca Guy, the head of the Kirby institute’s Surveillance, Evaluation, and Research Program to the Sunday Morning Herald. The country has seen only 835 new cases of HIV transmission in the previous year, marking a 23% decline over the last...

When the Stonewall riots erupted during the steamy pre-dawn hours of June 28, 1969, they quickly transformed what had been a small but longstanding push for queer equality into a mass movement. Multiple organizations were born in the wake of street protests triggered by the police raid of a Mafia-owned gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village. It’s tempting to portray what came next as a march of relentless progress, but that characterization ignores the episodic nature of social...

Photo: Bob LeahyWhen Toronto drag queen Jade Elektra, aka HIV positive activist Alphonso King, Jr., stepped to the stage of the 2019 Toronto AIDS Vigil on Tuesday night, she knew she had a message. It wasn’t simply that she would become the first drag performer to sing live at the event. For Jade, it was all about the song itself. And now, that song has become a viral sensation, as it were. Jade simply took the Nat King Cole classic, “Unforgettable,” and made the tiniest...

When Toronto drag queen Jade Elektra, aka HIV positive activist Alphonso King, Jr., stepped to the stage of the 2019 Toronto AIDS Vigil on Tuesday night, she knew she had a message. It wasn’t simply that she would become the first drag performer to sing live at the event. For Jade, it was all about the song itself. And now, that song has become a viral sensation, as it were. Jade simply took the Nat King Cole classic, “Unforgettable,” and...

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