The Pills That Kill Cause the simple man baby pays for the thrills, the bills, the pills that kill… John Mellencamp, Pink Houses “In a conference call with a dozen company executives, one brushed aside her fears about the quality of the AIDS medicine Ranbaxy was supplying for Africa. Show More Summary
In 1994, then-US Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders attended a United Nations conference on AIDS. In response to a question about the appropriateness of promoting masturbation among youth as a form of low-risk sexual activity, Elders responded, “I think that it is part of human sexuality, and perhaps it should be taught.” … Read More
He said at Tuesday’s news conference that he wanted to be cautious and sure before upping the ante in Syria. Even though his secretary of state had said chemical weapons have been used by government forces – the so-called crossing of the “red line” – President Obama said he wanted to be sure. But now [...]
Justine Greening, the International Development secretary, has announced that direct UK aid to South Africa – which is currently worth £19 million – will end in 2013. At a conference of African ministers and business leaders in London, she laid out her reasons: "South Africa has made enormous progress over the past two decades, to [...]
Air Pollution photo from Shutterstock The UN recently outlined its development goals for 2030 at a conference in Olso, where Director General of the U.N. Industrial Development Organization Kandeh Yumkella stated that air pollution is a bigger killer than
At a press conference held yesterday afternoon, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation confirmed two meningitis-related deaths from December and announced that they will be offering free vaccines. The two men were both 30 years old and died within a week of each other. They were: Rjay Spoon (right), a 30 year-old gay man from Downtown Los [...]
A little-noticed plank of the Independent Democratic Conference's campaign finance reform proposal released this week would enhance the breakaway conference's long-term electoral prospects. In early 2011, the four Democratic membersShow More Summary
The press conference was called to talk about problems with Medicaid reimbursement rates paid to Minnesota doctors. When the questioning turned to Rep. Bachmann’s ethics problems from her 2012 presidential campaign, aides closed in blocking reporters and photographers and ushered her out of the room. Aide Deb Steiskal blocked Star Tribune reporter Rachel Stassen-Berger, left [...]
At AIDS 2012, the international AIDS conference, youth advocates announced the inauguration of National Youth HIV + AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) to be marked on April 10, 2013. In establishing this observance, Advocates for Youth and the eleven other founding partners are recognizing the key role of youth in our collective response to HIV. The...
When the questioning at a press conference turned to Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-MN) ethics problems from her 2012 presidential campaign, "aides closed in blocking reporters and photographers and ushered her out of the room," the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Sen. Pat Toomey is close to a deal with Sen. Joe Manchin on background checks for gun show and Internet gun sales, his office said Tuesday night. The two are planning a joint press conference for Wednesday morning. A Toomey spokesperson on Tuesday told NBC News that the tw …
The New York City AIDS Memorial's Board of Directors unveiled new renderings for the final design of the memorial at a press conference Wednesday night. Said organizers via press release: The effort to build the memorial, which started in 2011...
We were on our way home from Labour's conference in Llandudno and let's face it, it wasn't my finest hour as a driver. Or as the man who came to our aid with two big spades put it: "Stick to the politics in future, cariad!" I'm unashamedly...Show More Summary
On March 22 President Obama pledged to provide $200 million to Jordan to help with the "nearly half a million refugees who have fled the civil war in neighboring Syria." Obama made this pledge at "a press conference with King Abdullah...Show More Summary
During the 2013 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Atlanta earlier this month, I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Jonathan Mermin, Director of CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention. We discussed some of the important research findings being shared at the conference and their implications for our efforts to respond effectively...
Ahead of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's three-day policy conference in Washington DC, Oakland-based Jewish Voice for Peace and Avaaz.org blanketed the DC Metro with provocative anti-AIPAC posters. The $100,000 marketing campaign features images of young Jews with the words: “AIPAC does not speak for me. Show More Summary
While at the 2013 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) this week, I was pleased to sit down with Dr. Grant Colfax, Director of the White House Office of National HIV/AIDS Policy. We discussed the role science plays in helping us achieve the vision of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy as well as some of...
There’s amazing news coming out of the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Atlanta. Writes Ron Winslow in the Wall Street Journal: A Mississippi baby born with the AIDS virus appears to have been cured after being treated with an aggressive regimen of drugs just after her birth 2½ years ago, an unusual [...]
Researchers say a newborn baby born with HIV has been functionally cured of the disease. Could it lead to a cure for HIV? At the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Atlanta, scientists led by Dr. Deborah...Show More Summary
Click here to view this media President George W. Bush's former chief strategist Matthew Down is slamming the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) for snubbing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) while inviting former Alaska Gov. Show More Summary