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HIV positive man arrested for prostitution; Bucks County DA warns of health risks

Bucks County District Attorney Matthew D. Weintraub is warning of possible health risks following the arrest of a Yardley man for prostituting himself while knowing he had HIV.

Mark Andrew Kernan, 57, who resides at 1406 Yardley Commons, was arraigned Wednesday on felony charges including prostitution, possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and criminal use of a communication facility. Read More

AIDSfree appeal: Freida Pinto – Fight against HIV is everyone’s responsibility

Freida Pinto

Freida Pinto ( Dave Benett )

Freida Pinto today hailed hailed the importance of the issues addressed in the Evening Standard’s Global Forum and thanked readers for the support shown to the AIDSfree appeal.

The Slumdog Millionaire star, born and raised in Mumbai, said: “Hearing the stories about at-risk transgender women in Delhi and the punishing discrimination they often face is yet another reminder that the LGBT community in India has some catching up to do with our global mission of acceptance and tolerance. Read More

How long can a person live with HIV?

group of mixed age and ethnicity male friends

 

The increase in life expectancy for people living with HIV has direct links to improvements in medical therapy, which includes antiretroviral medications.

These medications help suppress levels of HIV in the blood and slow damage resulting from the infection. This suppression helps prevent progression from HIV to AIDS, or stage 3 HIV. Read More

Man arrested for allegedly infecting boy, 13, with HIV

Nigerian Police officers used to illustrate the story

The police in Lagos have arrested a 32-year-old man accused of infecting a 13-year-old boy with HIV after several sessions of anal sex. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Imohimi Edgal, told journalists on Thursday at the State Police Command’s Headquarters that the suspect was exposed after the boy was sighted sneaking out of his room.  Read More

CRH, AVAC train journalists on biomedical HIV prevention in Nigeria

Mr. William Rashidi (seated second from right) and other participants at the seminar. 

The imperative of continuous medical research and efforts, accompanied by comprehensive enlightenment and educational programmes, toward curtailing the intractable HIV/AIDS pandemic in the world cannot be over emphasised.

This is the reason organisations around the world such as the WHO, AVAC, USAID, PEPFAR, CRH and so on devote much energy and resources to fights against the scourge.

Latest effort towards this is the invention of a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for prevention. PrEP is the use of antiretroviral medications (ARVs) to reduce the risk of infection in people who are HIV- negative so as to stay uninfected irrespective of their sexual behaviours. Read More

New York City council speaker Corey Johnson could run for Mayor (Jason Carter Rinaldi/Getty)

New York City council speaker Corey Johnson could run for Mayor (Jason Carter Rinaldi/Getty)New York City could get an openly gay Mayor, as council speaker Corey Johnson launched a campaign to back his potential run for the office.

Johnson, the out-and-proud Speaker of New York City Council, confirmed he is considering a run to replace the city’s term-limited Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose is set to leave the office in 2021. Read More

 

The potential candidate officially launched a Corey 2021 campaign well in advance of the election, which is slated for November 2021.

Data of 14,200 diagnosed with HIV in Singapore leaked online

Personal information belonging to 14,200 individuals diagnosed with HIV has been leaked online by an American living in Singapore and who had illegally accessed the data through his partner. The data of another 2,400 people listed as part of a contact tracing process also has been exposed online, according to local authorities.

Singapore’s Ministry of Health said in a statement Monday that confidential data from its HIV registry had been illegally accessed and leaked by Mikhy K Farrera Brochez, a US citizen residing in Singapore on an employment pass. The affected individuals included 5,400 Singaporeans and 8,800 foreigners who had been diagnosed with HIV up to January 2013 and December 2011, respectively.  Read More