The full interview with Sean Strub, founder and editor of Poz Magazine and Senior Advisor to the Positive Justice Project is now available. Sean talks to me about HIV criminalization, pre-exposure prophylaxis, post-exposure prophylaxis, the demonization of people with HIV and more.
I found him fascinating- I think you will, too.
A couple of posts from the blogosphere seem ready to ask just that.
There has been much focus on Scott Lively again in the past day as well. For his involvement in the “Kill the Gays” Bill, read the following post. I wrote to Mr. Lively about a year ago and we have maintained a mostly respectful exchange over the months. I will not directly quote him; that is my part of the bargain for keeping this communication open.
Michael Hamar posted a provocative article on Bilerico this morning entitled “65 Years After Auschwitz And The Christianists Have Learned Nothing.” Excerpt:
The hatred and malicious denigration of others can lead to shocking horrors, yet conservative Christians in the USA and their minions and hangers overseas (such as in Uganda) have apparently learned nothing from the nightmare of the Nazi regime and its deadly propaganda campaign against Jews. We hear much about supposedly “protecting marriage” from the Christian right, but their true agenda is denigrating LGBT citizens and keeping us a hated class of individuals.
Read it here. And I mean read it. Then add your voice to the conversation.
I’ve been busy with clients and doing an interview (which includes editing- my first crack at it) with Jason Marsden, Executive Director of the Matthew Shepard Foundation, to air on SameSexSunday.
I have to say, it was fascinating- both the interview and the process. We discussed the Wyoming legislature’s attempt to repeal a 130 year-old law recognizing all legal marriages performed elsewhere- and right now, that includes same-sex marriages. We talked about being a gay, rural kid and country-style activism, and finally, about what the Matthew Shepard Foundation is up to.
Like I said good stuff. I’ll put up the links when I get them.
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The LA Times reports:
While the overall stroke rate in the United States has declined in the last decade, the rate among people infected with the AIDS virus has climbed sharply, researchers reported Wednesday. Although the reason for the increase is not clear, many experts suspect that it is related to the use of protease inhibitors to control replication of the virus. While the drugs, as part of cocktails of antiretroviral medications, have proved remarkably effective in controlling the virus and prolonging patients’ lives, they have also interfered with the patients’ lipid metabolism, increasing the levels of cholesterol and lipids in patients’ blood and altering the distribution of fats in their bodies. Some experts suspect the drugs have also led to an increase in heart attacks among HIV-positive individuals, but that has not been demonstrated.
We’ve known that these drugs are life-saving- but at a price. It’s important to discuss this with your doctor if you have any concerns, and notice this:
The researchers cautioned HIV physicians to be particularly alert to symptoms that might indicate that a patient is at above-normal risk for a stroke. They noted, however, that even with the increased risk, the absolute risk of stroke was still very low, less than 0.2%.
And word of a new find in HIV’s behavior in the body is leading to greater understanding of how it works- and therefore closer to stopping it. Article here.
From the Bilerico Project today:
“Gregory Smith from the Bilerico Project, joined the SameSexSunday team with an insightful interview about challenging possibly dangerous HIV prevention tactics with POZ Magazine founder Sean Strub. Listen to part of the interview during the podcast, or you can hear the entire interview on SameSexSunday’s YouTube Channel.”
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“I’m going to fulfill my promise to the people of Montana, that to the best of my ability I will defund Obamacare if we’re not able to repeal it,” Rehberg said in a telephone news conference.
Word remains to be heard on the defunding of his own cadillac health coverage. Full article here.