Fascinating study about using radioimmunotherapy (RIT) and highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) in HIV cure research. In RIT, which has been used for a while to treat cancer, antibodies charged with radioactive isotopes target and destroy cancer cells, while leaving untargeted (healthy) cells unharmed. Read more here.
Michigan GOP Official: People With AIDS Lie to Get Health Care
Dave Agema: “Folks, they [gay people] want free medical because they’re dying [when they’re] between 30 and 44 years old. To me, it’s a moral issue. It’s a biblical issue. Traditional marriage is where it should be, and it’s in our [national] platform. Those in our party who oppose traditional marriage are wrong.”
Third HIV Shutdown of Adult Film Industry in 2013
Perhaps LA County will pay better attention to Measure B, the new, poorly regulated law which requires condom use in adult films.
…My problem today dating with HIV and Herpes isn’t fear of rejection. It’s finding a man who who wants to share a meal and listen to Mozart with me. Someone to cheer me on as I do this work around HIV/AIDS. Someone who isn’t ashamed to be dating “the woman with AIDS.”
"Criminalization is increasingly recognized as a significant obstacle to overcoming the HIV epidemic, particularly because it deters people from getting tested for HIV. If you don’t know you have HIV, you can’t be prosecuted on a criminalization charge."
No Evidence of Deliberate HIV Self-Infection by Greeks
So, the World Health Organization (WHO) said this in an official report that a lot of people believed:
"Half of new HIV infections being self-inflicted to enable people to receive benefits of €700 per month and faster admission on to drug substitution programmes.”
But, what that report should have said was that slightly more than half of new HIV cases in Greece are among those who inject drugs. Whoops.
David Weiss sends us an update on his status as an HIV/HCV positive man living in the aftermath of a natural disaster:
"We are lucky to have survived Superstorm Haiyan (or Yolanda - as they called it here in the Philippines) and are now cleaning up in the storm’s aftermath…I am now fighting off a massive infection on my right foot and it is difficult to walk. Fortunately, we have a good supply of various wide spectrum antibiotics and antiseptics, as this island is possibly one of the dirtiest environments imaginable. "
2013 Gifts That Give
Need some holiday shopping ideas? Then check out this list of suggestions from the POZ staff! These gifts spread holiday cheer while giving back to groups that raise money and awareness for HIV/AIDS.
PEPFAR Turns 10: Success at a Crossroads
As history’s largest international response to a disease hits a major milestone, there is cause both for celebration of great successes and for reflection on the challenges ahead.