Jun 27, 2012 20:00 EDT
Gay advocates are cheering the Supreme Court's Thursday ruling upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Gay rights advocates are cheering the Supreme Court's Thursday ruling upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In a 5-4 decision, the court rule that the law's individual mandate, which requires most Americans buy health insurance, is constitutional. President Barack Obama called the ruling a ?victory for people all over this country whose lives will be more secure because of this law and the Supreme Court's decision to uphold it.? The National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) applauded the court's decision, saying the law would ?have an enormous impact on access to high quality care for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and their families.? ?The ACA represents the largest reform to the healthcare system in over 40 years, and the most significant effort ever undertaken to address health disparities for LGBT patients seeking care. T
Jun 25, 2012 20:08 EDT
A pressure group that includes six former presidents called Tuesday for the United Nations to acknowledge that "repressive drug law enforcement" was driving an HIV/AIDS pandemic.
Jun 22, 2012 14:08 EDT
A top Vatican official called Friday on the international community to provide "free and efficient treatment" for AIDS in Africa, starting with pregnant women, mothers and their babies.
Jun 22, 2012 11:22 EDT
Male lawmakers in Zimbabwe on Friday underwent voluntary circumcision in a new public drive to curb the spread of HIV, which affects about one in 10 people in the southern African country.
Jun 21, 2012 20:00 EDT
Gay porn star Erik Rhodes wrote that he felt 'left out' and 'alone' before his death last week at age 30. Gay porn star Erik Rhodes wrote that he felt ?left out? and ?alone? before his death last week at age 30. News broke that the exclusive model for Falcon Studios was dead in a tweet from his own account: ?Erik Rhodes has left us this morning at 5:30am his family and boyfriend Riccardo are in deep pain, please respect this sad moment.? Rhodes too, it would seem, was also hurting before his death. The New York Times reported that the 6-foot-4 258-pound performer died in his Manhattan apartment from a heart attack. The paper also quotes Samuel Colt, a gay adult film star and a friend, as saying that Rhodes tested positive for HIV a few years ago. According to Colt, Rhodes discovered he was positive when he went to shoot a scene for Randy Blue. ?They said, 'Your test results came back, and you're HIV positive,'? Colt told the paper, then added that Rhodes filmed a solo scene for Randy B
Jun 21, 2012 20:00 EDT
Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts has said Indiana Rep. Dan Burton believed he would catch HIV from Frank. ?Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts has said Indiana Representative Dan Burton believed he would catch HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, from Frank. In 1987, Frank became the first House member to voluntarily announce he's gay. The 72-year-old Democrat and his longtime boyfriend Jim Ready are preparing to marry next month in Massachusetts, the first state to legalize gay nuptials. In an interview with The Huffington Post, Frank, who is preparing to retire, said he came out because his life was ?unacceptable.? ?I wanted to live my life on my own terms, and that meant being the person I am. I felt I was hiding,? he said. ?I was pleasantly surprised and welcomed with open arms by members of both parties, with the exception of Dan Burton, who refused to use the House gym after I announced I was gay,? Frank added. ?He thought he would catch HIV or something from me. The f
Jun 17, 2012 06:38 EDT
Indian pharmaceutical tycoon Yusuf Hamied revolutionised AIDS treatment more than a decade ago by supplying cut-price drugs to the world's poor -- and now he wants to do the same for cancer.
Jun 16, 2012 20:00 EDT
Anti-gay radio host Bryan Fischer is out to push Mitt Romney as far right as he and his supporters can, columnist Jane Mayer has said. Bryan Fischer, the anti-gay host of the AFA's Focal Point radio show, is out to push Mitt Romney as far right as he and his supporters can, columnist Jane Mayer has said. Fischer, whose rants have made him a darling among conservatives, is the subject of a Mayer profile titled Bully Pulpit in the current issue of the New Yorker. It's not a flattering picture she paints, either, which led Fischer to call the 10-page story ?a piece of tripe.? ?This is it. I am never ever gonna cooperate with an organ of the mainstream media for a profile on me ever again.? (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page. Visit our video library for more videos.) But while Fischer criticized Mayer for being ?unprofessional,? he didn't refute many of the facts in the profile. Mayer quotes Fischer blaming gays for ?six million dead Jews? since ?homosexuality gave us A
Jun 14, 2012 13:11 EDT
Inventors of a new drug for hepatitis B treatment, a tailor-made hearing aid and improved high speed data transfer were awarded a coveted European Patent Office prize here Thursday.
Jun 13, 2012 20:00 EDT
Tennessee state Sen. Stacey Campfield's portrait will remain on Vestal High School's Hall of Fame despite his anti-gay comments. Tennessee state Sen. Stacey Campfield's portrait will remain on Vestal High School's Hall of Fame despite his anti-gay comments. Some graduates of the southern New York high school had called on the school board to remove Campfield from the Hall of Fame. They argued that his views on homosexuality and the origins of HIV/AIDS disqualify him for the honor. Campfield is the chief sponsor of a bill dubbed ?Don't Say Gay,? which would outlaw the discussion of sexual minorities in Tennessee's public schools before the ninth grade. Appearing on Sirius XM's The Michelangelo Signorile Show to discuss the controversy surrounding his bill, Campfield asserted that ?AIDS came from the homosexual community? when host Michelangelo Signorile asked, ?What's harmful about [homosexuality]?? ?It was one guy screwing a monkey, if I recall correctly, and then having sex with men.
Jun 13, 2012 15:41 EDT
US pop star Prince has been refused permission by the mayor of Paris for a concert under the Eiffel Tower on July 14 because it would clash with Bastille Day celebrations, a close aide said Wednesday.
Jun 13, 2012 13:03 EDT
An American man whose HIV seemed to disappear after a blood marrow transplant for leukemia may be showing new hints of the disease, sparking debate over whether a cure was really achieved.
Jun 11, 2012 03:23 EDT
With woollen hats covering their heads from early morning chills, dozens of children troop into a courtyard for a bowl of hot cereal in South Africa's impoverished Alexandra township.
Jun 10, 2012 20:00 EDT
Massachusetts Senator John Kerry and Illinois Rep. Mike Quigley on Monday opened a new push to end a ban on gay men donating blood. Massachusetts Senator John Kerry and Illinois Rep. Mike Quigley on Monday opened a new push to end a ban on gay men donating blood. In 2010, Kerry led an unsuccessful fight to reverse the ban. The FDA currently imposes a lifetime ban on men who have had a sexual relationship with another man since 1977 from donating blood. But the agency only excludes people who have engaged in heterosexual sexual activity with a person know to have HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, for one year. Gay rights groups have said the policy creates an unfair double standard and that it stigmatizes gay men. Kerry and Quigley on Monday wrote to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) voicing support for a new pilot study reviewing the policy. ?We've been working on this a long time and I applaud Secretary Sebelius for taking this important step toward ending the life
Jun 10, 2012 13:27 EDT
Scientists on Sunday said they had found a key piece in the puzzle as to why a tiny minority of individuals infected with HIV have a natural ability to fight off the deadly AIDS virus.
May 31, 2012 06:36 EDT
One-year-old Katakane laughs and coos in the arms of her HIV-positive mother as a doctor tries to examine her at South Africa's largest public hospital, in Soweto township.
May 27, 2012 02:57 EDT
Starved of funds and medicine during decades of military rule, doctors at a clinic in Yangon offer their usual advice to one of Myanmar's newest HIV patients -- come back when you're sicker.
May 25, 2012 14:49 EDT
A star-studded Cannes gala attended by the likes of Kylie Minogue and Janet Jackson has raised a record-breaking nine million euros ($11 million) for AIDS research, organisers said Friday.
May 19, 2012 18:47 EDT
Nearly 40,000 people dressed in colourful costumes attended this year's Life Ball, Vienna's glitzy annual AIDS charity, Saturday, with actress Milla Jovovich and former US president Bill Clinton among those adding to the star factor.
May 16, 2012 16:33 EDT
Nearly half of transgender people in the Asia-Pacific region could have HIV as poor healthcare and high-risk lifestyles push infection rates to "critical levels", a UN report said Thursday.