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Jonathan Van Ness Reminds People Of George H.W. Bush's AIDS Crisis Shortcomings

Jonathan Van Ness Reminds People Of George H.W. Bush's AIDS Crisis ShortcomingsAs George H.W. Bush was eulogized on Wednesday, Jonathan Van Ness posted on



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China AIDS group 'really regrets' role in gene-editing

China AIDS group 'really regrets' role in gene-editingThe head of a Chinese AIDS support group expressed deep regret Friday for helping a scientist recruit participants for a controversial experiment claiming to have created the world’s first genetically-edited babies. The medical trial, which was led by Chinese scientist He Jiankui, purports to have successfully altered the DNA of twin girls, whose father is HIV-positive, to prevent them from contracting the virus. The founder of the Baihualin (BHL) China League, who calls himself “Bai Hua”, reportedly introduced 50 families to He’s team for clinical trials.



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Abortion restrictions tied to foreign aid threaten fight against AIDS, report says

Abortion restrictions tied to foreign aid threaten fight against AIDS, report saysThe Trump administration’s policy on global health assistance — an approach that originated in the Reagan era and later fell out of favor — forbids aiding organizations that provide or promote abortions. A recent report makes clear it’s harming efforts to curb AIDS and other diseases around the world.



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Abortion restrictions tied to foreign aid threaten fight against AIDS, report says

Abortion restrictions tied to foreign aid threaten fight against AIDS, report saysThe Trump administration’s policy on global health assistance — an approach that originated in the Reagan era and later fell out of favor — forbids aiding organizations that provide or promote abortions. A recent report makes clear it’s harming efforts to curb AIDS and other diseases around the world.



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Trump Aids Racists' Political Ambitions

Trump Aids Racists' Political AmbitionsRachel Maddow looks at the history of Ku Klux Klan in American politics and its quest for power and points out that it was no accident that Donald Trump helped give racists legitimacy with his remarks about the deadly rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.



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China promotes traditional medicine to combat AIDS

China promotes traditional medicine to combat AIDSChina will double the number of AIDS patients it treats with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), officials have said, part of a broader push to increase the use of the ancient practice in the country's medical system. The promotion of TCM is part of a five-year plan from the State Council, China's cabinet, to tackle HIV/AIDS. "The number of people living with AIDS who are treated with traditional Chinese medicine should be twice what it was in 2015," the State Council said on its website Sunday.



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Gay prince on front line of India’s war against AIDS

"Prince" Manvendra Singh Gohil, India's first gay royal and AIDS activist, speaks with an AFP reporter during an interview in New Delhi.From setting up his own charity to hanging condoms on trees, Manvendra Singh Gohil has dedicated himself to fighting the scourge of AIDS since coming out 10 years ago as India's first openly gay royal. A member of a royal warrior clan and heir apparent to the throne of Rajpipla in deeply conservative Gujarat state, Gohil uses his fame and status to educate the gay community about safe sex and their rights in a country where gay sex is a criminal offence. "People say homosexuality is a part of western culture.



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US life expectancy drops for first time since AIDS crisis peak

US life expectancy drops for first time since AIDS crisis peakLife expectancy in the United States dropped last year for the first time since the peak of the HIV/AIDS crisis more than 20 years ago, as deaths rose from nearly every major cause, federal data showed Thursday. The total US population's life expectancy in 2015 was 78.8 years, a decrease of 0.1 year from 2014, said the report by the National Center for Health Statistics. Deaths from eight of the top 10 causes mounted, including spikes in accidental deaths among children and deaths from Alzheimer's disease in the elderly.



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Vigils, campaigns mark World AIDS Day

People light candles to mark World AIDS day in Quezon city, Metro Manila, Philippines(Reuters) – From awareness campaigns to candle-lit vigils, people around the globe are marking World AIDS Day on Thursday. Each year, people across countries gather on Dec. 1 to promote awareness about the fight against HIV/AIDS and remember those who lost their lives. The hashtag #WorldAIDSDay trended on Twitter as users posted messages and pictures of red ribbons supporters wear to mark the occasion, as well as of people around the world lighting candles for commemoration events. According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), some 36. …



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Young gay men at the frontline of AIDS prevention in China

HIV testing kits are seen in a vending machine in a university in ChengduYoung gay men are the frontline of China's battle to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, with new cases in the group increasing fourfold, one of the fastest rates of any segment of the population. More than 2,300 students between 15 and 24 tested positive for HIV/AIDS in the first nine months of this year, according to data from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDCP) that was cited by the official Xinhua News Agency late on Wednesday. By the end of September, more than 654,000 people were living with HIV/AIDS in China, Xinhua said.



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