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Lawmakers call on HHS to end ban on blood donations from gay, bisexual men

| Monday, December 15, 2014
Blood-donor
Eighty congressional lawmakers sent a letter Monday to Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell, calling for the Department to replace the FDA's lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men with a policy based on individual risk factors.

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FDA advisory panel has no plans to reconvene, vote on ending gay blood ban

| Sunday, December 14, 2014
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The Blood Products Advisory Committee will not reconvene to continue discussions or to recommend that the FDA end its lifetime ban on blood donations from men who have sex with men.

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‘Religious zealot’ pastor who wishes all gays were dead defends sermon

| Sunday, December 7, 2014
Steven Anderson
The pastor who declared that putting gay people to death would lead to an “AIDS-free world by Christmas,” defends his anti-gay sermon, in which he also claims "all homos are pedophiles."

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Arizona pastor predicts ‘AIDS-free world by Christmas’ if all ‘homos’ are killed

| Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Steven Anderson
TEMPE, Ariz. -- A pastor in Tempe, Ariz. said Sunday that if humanity wants to have an “AIDS-free world by Christmas,” then gays should be put to death as God has ordered in the scriptures.

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Report: New HIV diagnoses on steady decline in Chicago

| Wednesday, December 3, 2014
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CHICAGO -- Chicago health officials say new HIV diagnoses in the city have been steadily declining over the past 13 years. The Chicago Department of Public Health released a new report Monday to coincide with World AIDS Day. The report cites a 41 percent decline in new HIV cases since 2001.

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New HIV diagnoses hit all-time low in New York City

| Tuesday, December 2, 2014
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NEW YORK -- The number of new HIV diagnoses in New York City has reached an all-time low. The city's Department of Health released the news on Monday - World AIDS Day.

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World AIDS Day: For the countless many, gone too soon

| Monday, December 1, 2014
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Thirty-three years ago, on June 5, in 1981, the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta published a report of five cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) among previously healthy young men in Los Angeles. All of the men were described as “homosexuals” — two had died.

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White House commemorates World AIDS Day with Presidential Proclamation

| Sunday, November 30, 2014
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President Barack Obama on Friday issued the following Presidential Proclamation in advance of World AIDS Day on Monday, an annual observance to raise awareness and commemorate those who have lost their lives to one of the most destructive epidemics in recorded history.

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AIDS. Remember me?

| Sunday, November 30, 2014
AP (File)
On the morning of my 30th birthday, I checked my then-partner, Shane Sawick, into the hospital. He would not come out. Shane died just two weeks later, suffering from Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML); one disease, among many, battled in his long war against AIDS. Once in the hospital, the illness quickly progressed, and in just a matter of days, he could no longer speak, blink, nor respond in any way. Through it all, though, his mind still raced, and processed, and thought...

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UK politician: Gays have 20,000 sex partners in their ‘short, miserable lives’

| Friday, November 28, 2014
Lord Christopher Monckton
LONDON -- The former leader of the right-wing UK Independent Party and one-time advisor to Margaret Thatcher, has declared that gay men have up to 20,000 sexual partners in their "short, miserable lives" before dying young of AIDS-related illnesses.

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