White House to Unveil New HIV Strategy

  • metta

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    Jul 30, 2015 7:40 AM GMT
    White House to Unveil New HIV Strategy


    http://www.advocate.com/health/hiv-aids/2015/07/29/white-house-unveil-new-hiv-strategy
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    Jul 30, 2015 3:15 PM GMT
    what does "Enabling people with HIV access to earlier testing" even mean?

    Free testing is already available around the country.There is even a home test. People are already enabled to "early testing"; although of course there is no way to know that they are people with HIV until after they take the test.

    I suspect somehow golfing and legacy building is involved.


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    Jul 30, 2015 6:30 PM GMT
    desertmuscl saidwhat does "Enabling people with HIV access to earlier testing" even mean?

    Free testing is already available around the country.There is even a home test. People are already enabled to "early testing"; although of course there is no way to know that they are people with HIV until after they take the test.

    I suspect somehow golfing and legacy building is involved.




    You really are a republican tool, aren't you?

    "HIV Testing: The past five years have seen the development of new HIV diagnostic tests and expanded testing efforts. In addition, screening all persons aged 15 to 65 years for HIV is now a grade “A” recommendation of the independent U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. This means that, as of April 2014, new health plans under the Affordable Care Act must offer HIV screening without cost sharing.""

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/07/30/fact-sheet-national-hivaids-strategy-updated-2020

    As far as Legacy building....



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    George W. Bush's Legacy on Africa Wins Praise, Even From Foes

    Though there was controversy over some of the qualifications for PEPFAR funds -up to 20% was to be spent on abstinence-focused prevention programs, and the funds could not be used for needle-sharing programs (Since then Obama has decreased the Religious based abstinence requirement, making it much more effective) - most HIV/AIDS activists credit the program for being instrumental in turning the tide on AIDS.

    Before PEPFAR, an estimated 100,000 people were on anti-retroviral drugs in sub-Saharan Africa. By the time Bush left office in 2008 that number had increased to about 2 million.

    In 2005 Bush started a $1.2 billion initiative to fight malaria. He defended the request for funding in 2007, saying, "There's no reason for little babies to be dying of mosquito bites around the world."

    At Thursday's ceremony, President Clinton said in his travels throughout Africa he had "personally seen the faces of some of the millions of people who are alive today" because of Bush's policies.

    Even some of Bush's most ardent critics have admitted that his foreign policy legacy on Africa continues to have a lasting effect.

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/04/george-w-bushs-legacy-on-africa-wins-praise-even-from-foes/
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    Jul 30, 2015 6:37 PM GMT
    U.S. Push for Abstinence in Africa Is Seen as Failure Against H.I.V.

    FEB. 26, 2015



    Only the push for abstinence is considered a "failure" in that it has been a waste of economic resources.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/27/health/american-hiv-battle-in-africa-said-to-falter.html?_r=0
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    Jul 30, 2015 6:52 PM GMT
    https://www.aids.gov/federal-resources/national-hiv-aids-strategy/nhas-update-5-things.pdf
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    Jul 30, 2015 9:35 PM GMT
    If the insane-monster known as the U.N. aka Bloodshed Inc. would like to do something constructive, for a change; perhaps, if any intelligence is to be found there, they would consider supplying, globally, free condoms to every Man, Woman, & Child who wants them.

    Would that be too complex-or-expensive for them ?
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    Jul 31, 2015 5:25 AM GMT
    wellwell saidIf the insane-monster known as the U.N. aka Bloodshed Inc. would like to do something constructive, for a change; perhaps, if any intelligence is to be found there, they would consider supplying, globally, free condoms to every Man, Woman, & Child who wants them.

    Would that be too complex-or-expensive for them ?



    Do you not know what's happened since 1985.

    "If the insane-monster known as the U.N. aka Bloodshed Inc. would like to do something constructive, for a change...." What is that supposed to mean? It's an absurd comment.

    Here's the UNAIDS 2015 progress report on the Global Plan

    http://www.unaids.org/sites/default/files/media_asset/JC2702_GARPR2015guidelines_en.pdf

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    Jul 31, 2015 6:11 AM GMT
    timmm55 said
    desertmuscl saidwhat does "Enabling people with HIV access to earlier testing" even mean?

    Free testing is already available around the country.There is even a home test. People are already enabled to "early testing"; although of course there is no way to know that they are people with HIV until after they take the test.

    I suspect somehow golfing and legacy building is involved.


    You really are a republican tool, aren't you?




    He "evolved" into supporting anything near gay rights after Biden forced him into it. What crap. You are a tool for believing his B.S.

    Golfing is likely involved and you are a sheep.




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    Jul 31, 2015 6:41 AM GMT
    desertmuscl saidwhat does "Enabling people with HIV access to earlier testing" even mean?

    Free testing is already available around the country.There is even a home test. People are already enabled to "early testing"; although of course there is no way to know that they are people with HIV until after they take the test.

    I suspect somehow golfing and legacy building is involved.


    How about "creating an atmosphere of acceptance where higher-risk men don't feel ashamed to test regularly?"

    That's how I interpreted it.
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    Jul 31, 2015 12:07 PM GMT
    desertmuscl said
    timmm55 said
    desertmuscl saidwhat does "Enabling people with HIV access to earlier testing" even mean?

    Free testing is already available around the country.There is even a home test. People are already enabled to "early testing"; although of course there is no way to know that they are people with HIV until after they take the test.

    I suspect somehow golfing and legacy building is involved.


    You really are a republican tool, aren't you?




    He "evolved" into supporting anything near gay rights after Biden forced him into it. What crap. You are a tool for believing his B.S.

    Golfing is likely involved and you are a sheep.






    Moron
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    Jul 31, 2015 2:33 PM GMT
    desertmuscl saidwhat does "Enabling people with HIV access to earlier testing" even mean?

    Free testing is already available around the country.There is even a home test. People are already enabled to "early testing"; although of course there is no way to know that they are people with HIV until after they take the test.

    I suspect somehow golfing and legacy building is involved.




    I suspect it's mandatory HIV testing with ACA since this guy does not have freedom in his vocabulary.
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    Jul 31, 2015 6:18 PM GMT
    Alpha13 said
    desertmuscl saidwhat does "Enabling people with HIV access to earlier testing" even mean?

    Free testing is already available around the country.There is even a home test. People are already enabled to "early testing"; although of course there is no way to know that they are people with HIV until after they take the test.

    I suspect somehow golfing and legacy building is involved.




    I suspect it's mandatory HIV testing with ACA since this guy does not have freedom in his vocabulary.


    It's only been free since 2014 with the ACA. So free HIV testing is being included in the revamp of the updating of the 2010 HIV strategy to the 2014 strategy.
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    Jul 31, 2015 11:55 PM GMT
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    Alpha13 said
    desertmuscl saidwhat does "Enabling people with HIV access to earlier testing" even mean?

    Free testing is already available around the country.There is even a home test. People are already enabled to "early testing"; although of course there is no way to know that they are people with HIV until after they take the test.

    I suspect somehow golfing and legacy building is involved.




    I suspect it's mandatory HIV testing with ACA since this guy does not have freedom in his vocabulary.


    It's only been free since 2014 with the ACA. So free HIV testing is being included in the revamp of the updating of the 2010 HIV strategy to the 2014 strategy.


    But "free testing" is a choice that is not good enuf and not Obama's style. There needs to be a penalty for not testing.
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    Aug 01, 2015 8:07 PM GMT
    Alpha13 said
    timmm55 said
    Alpha13 said
    desertmuscl saidwhat does "Enabling people with HIV access to earlier testing" even mean?

    Free testing is already available around the country.There is even a home test. People are already enabled to "early testing"; although of course there is no way to know that they are people with HIV until after they take the test.

    I suspect somehow golfing and legacy building is involved.




    I suspect it's mandatory HIV testing with ACA since this guy does not have freedom in his vocabulary.


    It's only been free since 2014 with the ACA. So free HIV testing is being included in the revamp of the updating of the 2010 HIV strategy to the 2014 strategy.


    But "free testing" is a choice that is not good enuf and not Obama's style. There needs to be a penalty for not testing.


    I would like to see mandatory testing in High School, through sex education.

    I think there should be a penalty for people like you who misrepresent such an important issue. It isn't just the US, it's a world wide strategy.
  • SuntoryTime

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    Aug 05, 2015 11:55 PM GMT
    timmm55 said
    desertmuscl said
    timmm55 said
    desertmuscl saidwhat does "Enabling people with HIV access to earlier testing" even mean?

    Free testing is already available around the country.There is even a home test. People are already enabled to "early testing"; although of course there is no way to know that they are people with HIV until after they take the test.

    I suspect somehow golfing and legacy building is involved.


    You really are a republican tool, aren't you?




    He "evolved" into supporting anything near gay rights after Biden forced him into it. What crap. You are a tool for believing his B.S.

    Golfing is likely involved and you are a sheep.






    Moron


    It must suck for tham. Constantly having to stick up for people who'll dine with them and take their money but then turn around and try to persuade people to vote against their very existence. It must have warped their brains pretty hard.
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    Aug 06, 2015 12:02 AM GMT
    Higher risk taking men, emboldened by the New parigdime of Prep-inspired 'we are now bullet proof' from any harm so dam the consequences let's tell everyone to come and 'breed me'. That attitude is being normalised and that is very concerning

    They get tested very regularly it's compulsory as part of being prescribed Prep. Those who don't have Prep have equal access to confidential regular testing.

    There is no shame in getting a regular STI test here in my my country Australia, nor can I remember there ever being any in my 20 yrs as an out and proud gay man.

    If gay men feel a shaming around testing, I can only conclude that localised cultural factors are the prevelant issues and not just those of conservatives poring scorn and judgement but liberal minded local community leaders encouraging anti establishment attitudes which do not bode well for encouraging citizens to access medical facilities for testing
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    Aug 06, 2015 2:08 AM GMT
    Sydneyrugbyjock73 saidHigher risk taking men, emboldened by the New parigdime of Prep-inspired 'we are now bullet proof' from any harm so dam the consequences let's tell everyone to come and 'breed me'. That attitude is being normalised and that is very concerning

    They get tested very regularly it's compulsory as part of being prescribed Prep. Those who don't have Prep have equal access to confidential regular testing.

    There is no shame in getting a regular STI test here in my my country Australia, nor can I remember there ever being any in my 20 yrs as an out and proud gay man.

    If gay men feel a shaming around testing, I can only conclude that localised cultural factors are the prevelant issues and not just those of conservatives poring scorn and judgement but liberal minded local community leaders encouraging anti establishment attitudes which do not bode well for encouraging citizens to access medical facilities for testing




    stigma still a barrier to HIV testing


    "The report also suggests that stigma and discrimination remain key barriers to address for people living with HIV.

    'Fear of testing positive remains a deterrent for almost a third of men, leading to some delays in testing,' said Ian Down."

    https://www.afao.org.au/news/early-treatment-acceptable,-stigma-still-a-barrier-to-hiv-testing#.VcK7l7X0ePw

    Your first paragraph is the picture of PrEP stigmatizing!
    You don't get it, PrEP is for both people who are already at high RISK having unsafe sex (Negative and not using a condom) and for those who want to be extra careful by using PrEP, condoms and other risk reduction techniques.

    "Our results strongly support the scale-up of PrEP," Liu said. "PrEP adherence was higher among those who reported higher risk behaviors, which likely increased the cost-effectiveness and impact of PrEP."

    "....having more condomless sex was associated with better adherence, showing that people at more risk were most likely to use PrEP consistently. Liu said that odds of achieving protective drug levels did not differ based on age, education level, or alcohol or drug use.

    People who started PrEP did not have more sex partners, but they were more likely to have condomless sex as their length of time on PrEP increased. The number of participants testing positive for STDs declined during the first six months on PrEP, but then rose again to almost the starting level.

    "People are ready for a conversation about STDs," Grant said. "PrEP provides an opportunity for people to be tested and treated for STDs."

    http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=70790