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Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness and Georgia Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene (Getty) Queer Eye‘s Jonathan Van Ness stepped in to school Marjorie Taylor Greene after she attempted to draw comparisons between anti-vaxxers and those living with HIV. The infamously dreadful Republican congresswoman took to Twitter on Thursday (14 October) after learning that NBA athletes who
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House Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. (Win McNamee/Getty) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has cited pressuring pharmaceutical giant Gilead to bring down the cost of pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, as one of her biggest achievements in her first term in Congress. The New York congressperson reflected on her career after her January 2019 nomination in a Twitter video. “During committee
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As with COVID-19, mass testing could be crucial in finally eliminating new HIV transmissions. (Getty) HIV testing should become a routine part of healthcare conducting on an opt-out basis, the UK’s independent HIV Commission has recommended in a report released on World AIDS Day. Conservative MP and former health minister Steve Brine and Labour MP
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CNN’s Anderson Cooper has condemned Trump’s “recklessness” while carrying a deadly disease, pointing out that HIV positive people can be jailed for the same offence. The president remains evasive about when he first tested positive for COVID-19, raising questions about how many people he might have knowingly exposed. The White House has declined to confirm
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Researchers found that, across two years, drag use and levels of sexual compulsivity decreased while using PrEP. (Stock photograph via Elements Envato) People who use PrEP, a daily pill which prevents HIV transmission, are less likely to take illicit drugs and engage in compulsive sexual thoughts and acts, researchers said. Researchers in the Netherlands found
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Health secretary Matt Hancock unveiled the National Institute for Health Protection (NIHP) while speaking at the Policy Exchange think tank on Tuesday, August 18. (MattHancock/ Twitter) Following the announcement that Public Health England is to be replaced by a new National Institute for Health Protection, leading HIV and sexual health organisations have warned that the
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Black LGBT+ lives land in the intersection of racism and homophobia. (Getty/Hollie Adams) Queer Black American men suffer disproportionate levels of police discrimination, which in turn may contribute to increased risks of HIV, depression and anxiety, a study has found. Research by Rutgers University, published in Social Science & Medicine, asked over 1,100 queer Black
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A health board in Scotland has claimed to be the first region in the world to “effectively eliminate” hepatitis C. NHS Tayside, one of 14 NHS Scotland boards, started pioneering efforts to tackle the blood-borne virus in 2012. After targeting people who inject drugs — an approach the health board developed because 90 per cent
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PrEP. (Justin Sullivan/Getty) A life-saving trial of the preventative HIV drug PrEP will be rolled out across Northern Ireland in a two-year pilot programme. PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) is the most effective protection against HIV transmission. It is provided on the NHS in Scotland and in Wales but has not been as easily accessible in England and Northern
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A court order was issued for the LGBT+ Ugandans’ immediate release (image supplied) 19 LGBT+ Ugandans who were arrested, whipped and interrogated under “bogus” coronavirus charges have been released following sustained pressure from human rights groups. Their release was ordered by a Ugandan court on Monday (May 18) after public prosecutors were forced to withdraw
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Spain’s public health services have been pelted by more than 1,000 cases of the new coronavirus strain, COVID-19. (STRINGER/AFP via Getty Images) As the coronavirus death toll continues to surge, a Spanish drug typically used to manage HIV was successfully used to ‘cure’ a man with COVID-19, giving health experts “hope”. Scientists across the world
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