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Making PEPFAR: A Triumph of Medical Diplomacy

Harold Varmus examines the early history of PEPFAR.

Published
07 February 2014
From
Science & Diplomacy
Anti-homosexuality Bill is a threat to public health, doctors tell Museveni in full page Uganda newspaper ad

In an open letter appearing today in a Uganda newspaper, more than 60 doctors and eight organizations, provide answers to questions posed by President Yoweri Museveni on homosexuality in a December 28 letter. The President wrote the letter as he considered the fate of the Anti-Homosexuality bill the nation’s Parliament voted to pass before Christmas.

Published
07 February 2014
From
Science Speaks
‘Not quite normal’ – exploring poor mental health in gay men

Although legal and social equality for gay people is further advanced in the Netherlands than in most other countries, Dutch gay men have much higher rates of

Published
06 February 2014
By
Roger Pebody
Overcoming barriers to partner notification of HIV

Overcoming barriers to partner notification of HIVMedical Xpress(Medical Xpress)—Among the most difficult barriers to preventing the spread of HIV are those that hamper the notification of sexual and needle-sharing partners that they have been exposed to the infection. In a new study, Yale researchers investigate ...

Published
05 February 2014
From
Medical Xpress
Henry Waxman, the Unsung Hero in the Fight Against AIDS

Rep. Henry Waxman chaired the House Subcommittee on Health and the Environment during the early years of the AIDS crisis in the United States.

Published
05 February 2014
From
Politico
With Uganda anti-gay bill alive, clinicians, researchers seek to answer President Museveni’s questions on science, homosexuality

When Uganda President Yoweri Museveni considered the latest version of an “anti-homosexuality bill” the nation’s parliament passed just before Christmas, he had, as the cliche has it, more questions than answers.

Published
05 February 2014
From
Science Speaks
California Porn Film Company Is Fined $78,000 for Condom Policy, Other Workplace Safety Violations

The Star Tribune reported that California state safety officials fined a San Francisco-based pornography company $78,000 for allowing performers to have on-camera intercourse without using condoms.

Published
04 February 2014
From
CDC National Prevention Information Network
What Was It Like Practicing Medicine in the Early 1980s, When People Started Dying Because of HIV/AIDS?

This is a question that brings back nightmares. What was it like to care for Patients with - as it was called at the time - GRID (gay-related immune deficiency) syndrome? Sheer terror, interspersed with a heavy dose of denial.

Published
04 February 2014
From
Huffington Post
Uganda President Museveni Will Likely Sign Anti-Homosexuality Law

While international media praises Ugandan President Museveni for “blocking” the Anti-Homosexuality bill—in reality he’s politically weak, trying to appease both sides, and will likely sign the bill.

Published
03 February 2014
From
Political Research Associates
Homo-“phobia” in sub-Saharan Africa: How much more time are we going to postpone the real therapy of the “disease”?

Homophobia, like all human phobias, requires therapy. It would thus be more appropriate to consider homophobia as a social construct, a complex, and treat it as such. To do this, we must put our societies “on the couch” and let them express their suffering. This can happen in various ways but in any case a well-defined strategic plan for the long term seems needed. In this process, the role of the state and the international community must be, first and foremost, to organize, promote and guarantee free expression, without violence.

Published
31 January 2014
From
International Health Politics

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