My thing is that Cipha Sounds is not the only on-air personality that has said something incredibly dumb,racist, and or stupid. My thing is when he apologizes in this video, he says it was “totally taken the wrong way”. Cipha what other way could this joke be taken except in the way it has been received across the board? For that right there he needs to be fired because he should of just admitted that he said something wrong and apologized and then shut up instead of making it seem like we did not get the joke. Sorry Cipha Sounds your career is over.
This is very alarming and should be posted on every so-called urban website that caters to the African-American audience. I have checked a bunch of them and I see absolutely no coverage. I guess what Kat Stacks is doing is more important.
via USA TODAY
ATLANTA (AP) — Health officials estimate that 1 in 22 black Americans will be diagnosed with the AIDS virus in their lifetime — more than twice the risk for Hispanics and eight times that of whites.
There has been alot of reports lately about us being close to Aids cures and vacines. The other day on twitter C Tha God posed the question of what will be your reaction to the cure of Aids. Something to think about but lets not start fantasizing just yet. Read about this new gel below:
Blood samples from HIV tests sit in a hospital lab in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 8, 2004. Results of a South African study raising hopes for an anti-HIV gel will be presented tomorrow in Vienna. (Getty Images)
(Newser) – A new gel drastically lowers the risk that female users will contract HIV and herpes during vaginal sex, marking a breakthrough in AIDS prevention second in significance only to an effective vaccine. “This is a potential game changer,” an expert not involved in the research tells the Wall Street Journal. The colorless, odorless gel contains tenofovir, an antiretroviral drug already in use in pill form.
via LA Times
State regulators are expected to vote Thursday on a petition asking them to require porn industry performers to use condoms and to take other safety measures. The six-member California Division of Occupational Safety and Health standards board appears likely to create an advisory committee to report back on whether the law should be changed and how it could be accomplished.
The board, appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, has up to six months to act on a Dec. 17, 2009 petition filed by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation that seeks to change state law to require safe-sex protections for adult-film workers, including mandatory condom use and more stringent safety training and testing for sexually transmitted diseases.
Earlier this month, staff members recommended that the board create an advisory committee to consider amending the law “in order to give greater protection to employees in the adult film industry.”
Fellas please chime in?
The federal government has spent nearly half a million dollars to fund a study to find out why some men would prefer not to wear condoms during sex.
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, a branch of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded a $423,500 grant to researchers at The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction.
The Bloomington, Ind., based research team will use the funding to study “barriers to correct condom use,” according to a release from the institute.
“This project aims to advance our understanding of, among other factors, the role of cognitive and affective processes and condom application skills in explaining problems with condom use in young, heterosexual adult men,” reads an excerpt of the study, which will be funded through May 2011.
But critics aren’t so sure that this is the way the government should be spending taxpayer dollars.
A deathblow to the industry?
Los Angeles County officials released public health data this afternoon indicating that 16 previously unpublicized cases of HIV had been confirmed in adult film industry performers since 2004 when an outbreak shut down porn production for a month.
The 2004 cases — involving a male porn star, three actresses he had worked with and an unrelated case in a transsexual performer — drew intense scrutiny to safety practices in the industry.
The newly released data brings the number of known HIV cases in adult film performers to 22 since 2004, including a porn actress who tested positive late last week. At least 10 of those cases involved men who had sex with other men, according to health officials.
In all, 16 men and 5 women who worked as adult film industry performers contracted HIV between 2004 and 2008, according to Los Angeles County Department of Public Health data requested by The Times.
Between 1998 and 2003, 14 confirmed HIV cases were reported among adult film performers, according to the health department.
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A new report by D.C. health officials says that at least 3 percent of residents in the nation’s capital are living with HIV or AIDS and every mode of transmission is on the rise.
The findings in the 2008 epidemiology report by the D.C. HIV/AIDS Administration point to a severe epidemic that’s impacting every race and sex across the population and neighborhoods.
Scheduled to be released Monday, the report says that the number of HIV and AIDS cases jumped 22 percent from the nearly 12,500 reported in 2006. Almost 1 in 10 residents between ages 40 and 49 are living with HIV, and black men had the highest infection rate at almost 7 percent.
The report says that the virus is most often transmitted by men having sex with men, followed by heterosexual transmission and injection drug use.
man from President Obama’s hometown of Chicago has been arrested for allegedly sending Obama and his staff envelopes containing HIV-infected blood, in the hopes of killing or harming them.
It’s only the second time ever that HIV-infected blood has been sent with malicious intent through the U.S. mail system, a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service said.
In the weeks leading up to Obama’s inauguration, Saad Hussein, an Ethiopian refugee in his late 20s, sent an envelope addressed to “Barack Obama” to offices of the Illinois government in Springfield, Ill., according to court documents. The envelope contained a series of curious items, including a letter with reddish stains and an admission ticket for Obama’s election-night celebration in Chicago’s Grant Park.
Court documents said Hussein, who takes drugs to treat a mental illness, later told FBI agents he is “very sick with HIV” and cut his fingers with a razor so he could bleed on the letter. Hazmat teams were called in after the envelope was opened, and offices of the Illinois Department on Aging and the Department of Revenue were locked down for nearly two hours, locking 300 staffers in their offices, court documents said.
Hussein, with his brother acting as an interpreter, told FBI agents he was actually “an admirer” of Obama and was “seeking help from the government,” according to court documents. He also told them he was hoping to obtain tickets to the Inaugural ceremonies in Washington, the documents said. Days after sending the letter to Obama, Hussein allegedly placed two more letters in the mail, one addressed to “Emanuel,” an apparent reference to Obama’s current Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel. The two letters contained what appeared to be dried blood, the court documents said. Continue reading
Philadelphia rapper Freeway has been tagged to help kick-off “The Rebirth of Hip-Hop” concert series to bring awareness to humanitarian issues.
Hosted by radio personality DJ Envy, the events will help heighten awareness of HIV/AIDS, homelessness and poverty, in association with Habitat for Humanity and Life Beat Aids Awareness Organization.
Aside from Envy and Freeway, the first concert will feature various independent artists including Sinsay, Triple C’s Torch, Lexx9Eleven, DJ Bedtyme, Sic Osyrus and many more throughout the night. Participants will also be eligible to compete for a variety of grand prizes.
“The Rebirth of Hip-Hop” concert begins Wednesday, January 28 at 9 p.m. in New York’s Don Hills Concert Hall 511.
In related news, Roc-A-Fella’s Free and Beanie Sigel recently hit the stage with Nike to provide fans a “Brotherly Love Concert” in Philadelphia last month.
Presented by Nike’s All Conditions Gear (ACG), the show’s aim was to promote unity amongst Philly rappers and also featured appearances by Jadakiss, E-Ness and more.
Anti-retroviral drugs used to treat HIV/Aids are being bought and smoked by teenagers in South Africa to get high.
Reports suggest that the drugs are being sold by patients and even healthcare staff for money.
Schoolchildren have been spotted smoking the drugs, which are ground into powder and sometimes mixed with painkillers or marijuana.
Aids patients themselves have been found smoking the drugs instead of taking them as prescribed.
Anti-retrovirals are used to boost the immune system of people with HIV and to suppress the virus in the blood.
“I couldn’t believe it. I was shocked at first, these were school boys in their school uniforms,” documentary-maker Tooli Nhlapo told the BBC World Service’s Outlook programme.
“They take a pill and grind it, until it is a powder. Some also mix it with painkillers and others mix it with marijuana,” said Ms Nhlapo. “They showed me how they roll it and smoke it.”
When the South African Broadcasting Corporation documentary-maker first investigated the story, she was told to wait until school finished, so she could actually see how young some of the users were.
“I thought I was going to go to a tavern and see older drug addicts doing this, but I was shocked when I saw school children,” she said. Continue reading
This is truly sick.
HIV-positive men told a Dutch court on Wednesday how a three-member gay gang tried to infect them with the AIDS virus at sex orgies.
“I feel fear, anger, sadness and anxiety,” one of the alleged victims testified before the district court in Groningen on the third day of the week-long trial.
“I have lost a lot of weight,” lamented the student, who is infected with HIV.
NEW YORK (Oct. 1) – The AIDS virus has been circulating among people for about 100 years, decades longer than scientists had thought, a new study suggests. Genetic analysis pushes the estimated origin of HIV back to between 1884 and 1924, with a more focused estimate at 1908.
Previously, scientists had estimated the origin at around 1930. AIDS wasn’t recognized formally until 1981 when it got the attention of public health officials in the United States.
The new result is “not a monumental shift, but it means the virus was circulating under our radar even longer than we knew,” says Michael Worobey of the University of Arizona, an author of the new work.
The results appear in Thursday’s issue of the journal Nature. Researchers note that the newly calculated dates fall during the rise of cities in Africa, and they suggest urban development may have promoted HIV’s initial establishment and early spread.
Conspiracy theories and claims of a cure for HIV/AIDS have been floating around for years. Though there have been claims of cures from around the world, nothing concrete has been covered by the mainstream press.
These doctors from Houston may have finally stumbled onto something that herbalists have been saying for decades.Sad part is that these guys are in need of funding and that seems to be a sticking point. More below:
The HIV Virus invades a white blood cell...
via FOX 11 AZ
HOUSTON — There is real hope that what’s happening in a Houston lab might lead to a cure for HIV.
“We have found an innovative way to kill the virus by finding this small region of HIV that is unchangeable,” Dr. Sudhir Paul of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston said.
Now might be the time for New Yorkers to take advantage of the free condom campaign the city promotes. A new study by the city’s Health Department found more than a quarter of adult residents are infected with the herpes virus.
According to the study, 26 percent of city residents have the virus that causes genital herpes, an incurable sexually-transmitted infection that can cause painful genital sores and can double a person’s risk for HIV.
Nationally, 19 percent of the population has the infection, according to the department.
More specifically, the study showed that the rate is higher among women than men – 36 percent compared to 19 percent – and was higher among blacks than whites – 49 percent versus 14 percent, respectfully.
Contrary to popular belief, a study released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention says teens are having less sex and doing less drugs than their counterparts who were cutting up in the 90′s. Research also says that teens these days are prone to wear condoms more than those in the 90′s and strap on seat belts.
About 48 percent of high school students were no longer virgins in 2007, down from 54 percent in 1991. Meanwhile, just 15 percent said they’d had four or more sexual partners, down from 19 percent in 1991.
And 62 percent of sexually active students said they’d used a condom the last time they had sex, up from 46 percent in 1991.
via Dallas News
An HIV-positive man with a history of spitting at police officers and biting fellow jail inmates was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday.
Willie Campbell’s sentence came one day after the same Dallas County jury convicted the 42-year-old of harassment of a public servant for spitting into the eye and open mouth of Dallas Officer Dan Waller in May 2006.
As Mr. Campbell was being arrested for public intoxication, he began to resist and kicked at the computer screen in the police vehicle, Officer Waller testified during the two-day trial.
“He turns and spits,” Officer Waller said. “He hits me in the eye and mouth. Then he told me he has AIDS. I immediately began looking for something to flush my eyes with.”
A new saliva-based test is said to detect HIV in under twenty minutes according to reports by Canadian researchers. The tests were used to determine whether 1,222 mothers in an Indian labor ward were positive or negative.
“In such cases, it is vital to determine the HIV status of the mother very quickly to prevent transmission to the child during delivery. Many Indian women do not receive prenatal care and therefore do not get tested for HIV during pregnancy,” study leader Dr. Pant Pai says in a statement.
“Testing in the labor ward is the last chance to prevent HIV transmission to the newborn baby. Also Indian patients often refuse blood collection, while saliva collection poses no problem.”
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