Posts Tagged ‘Aids’
  • One Million HIV test for World AIDS Day 2008
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    Posted November 14th, 2008 at 7:13 pm
    Yesterday, Thursday, November 13, 2008, while walking out of the Metro Insurgentes, in La Zona Rosa, people wearing red t-shirts that had www.onemilliontests.org written on the backs of their t-shirts caught my attention. I stopped to talk to a group of ladies sitting, waiting for the rest to the crew arrive to get started.  One of the young ladies had only one arm which I remembered reading about her, Amarata Gomez from Oaxaca.  She was fun but very serious on what their work for the...
  • Vulnerable to H.I.V., Resistant to Labels
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    Posted August 7th, 2008 at 11:34 pm
    This story reminds me of that saying: I am NOT gay, but my boyfriend is. Sad but true, some men have sex with men, more than once, but do not consider themselves gay. PLEEEZ Jennifer Szymaszek for The New York Times A 29-year-old man who goes by the name Eduardo says he contracted H.I.V. after his only sexual encounter with a man. He professes no attraction to men. August 7, 2008 Vulnerable to H.I.V., Resistant to Labels New York Times:  By MARC LACEY MEXICO CITY — The 29-year-old is ...
  • Mexico Lauded for Anti-Homophobia Efforts
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    Posted August 7th, 2008 at 11:20 pm
    Mexico Lauded for Anti-Homophobia Efforts by Kilian Melloy EDGE Contributor Thursday Aug 7, 2008   The 17th International AIDS Conference is meeting in Mexico City, and thanks to a government educational campaign--and a law granting civil unions to gay and lesbian families--acceptance of GLBT people has grown in Mexico, despite the country’s traditional homophobic Latino culture. New Kerala.com reported on the story in an Aug. 7 article, saying that where a few years ago a...
  • High prices overshadow advances
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    Posted August 4th, 2008 at 6:00 am
    Photo by: CUARTOSCURO/ALBERTO VERA High prices overshadow advances By TAMIL KENDALL Special to The News As the first Latin American country to host the International AIDS Conference, Mexico's policies will be under the spotlight next week. The high prices the government pays for the drugs that keep those living with HIV alive, in particular, will be the subject of much debate. But the country should do well under the world's gaze. Mexico and the Mexican National AIDS Program can be proud o...
  • H.I.V. Study Finds Rate 40% Higher Than Estimated
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    Posted August 3rd, 2008 at 6:59 am
    This is NOT good news. Please read below. August 3, 2008 H.I.V. Study Finds Rate 40% Higher Than Estimated By LAWRENCE K. ALTMAN MEXICO CITY — The United States has significantly underreported the number of new H.I.V. infections occurring nationally each year, with a study released here on Saturday showing that the annual infection rate is 40 percent higher than previously estimated. The study, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that 56,300 people became newl...
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