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‘It was a gaping hole that could never be filled.’ – Prince Harry, on losing his mum Princess Diana [celebitchy]
… and he kindly dedicates new children’s center to Princess Di [socialite life]
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It’s World AIDS Day: Remember the ones we’ve lost, and remember to play safe, always! [kenneth]
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RUH-DICULOUS! It seems as if the world has resorted back to it’s tried and tested habits of using FEAR to control the populace! Well, in Indonesia, the public health authority published hundreds of posters that claimed HIV can be transmitted through mosquito bites, swimming, saliva, food, and sneezing!
Public outcry caused them to be removed immediately, while Senior health ministry official Muhammad Subuh called them “an “honest mistake,” saying the company that printed the posters forgot to print the word “not” and therefore pretty much reversed the sentiment of the campaign.”
Yikes. Pretty crazy (and dangerous) that nobody caught that before they went public!?
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Tina Fey‘s new sitcom is moving from NBC to Netflix [popbytes]
Apple goes RED for World AIDS Day [joemygod]
President Obama: ‘The US remains committed to ensuring no one is left behind in the fight against HIV & AIDS.’ [towleroad]
Johnny Depp gives a total of ZERO fucks that his recent movies have all been flops [socialite life]
Chris Pratt dripping wet. That is all. [kenneth]
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Sir Elton John spoke at an HRC dinner in Washington, DC this past weekend with his partner David Furnish and he used the speech as a way to call out gays who aren’t looking after their health by getting tested or getting tested often enough.
“This is the critical moment in our fight, and so many of us don’t seem to care. Even in our own community. Especially in our own community. Only 30 percent of gay and bisexual men have had an HIV test in the past year.”
Elton says that not only do gay men not get tested, but that over 60% don’t even discuss HIV with their doctor, and made a point of arguing that just because HIV is not a death sentence anymore does not mean we should ignore it and that it still remains to be an epidemic.
“No one’s going to save us but ourselves. It’s on us to put an end to HIV.”
We agree with Elton. There definitely needs to be a resurgence in education about safe sex among younger folks, and a class review for people of any age. The conversation needs to continue to happen. We think it’s great that Elton is using his fame to address something that effects such a large part of the community, and not to mention his work with The Elton John AIDS Foundation. For more information on his work there check out ejaf.org!
Interesting news on the HIV prevention front! It seems as if WHO (the World Health Organization) has officially gotten onboard with HIV-prevention drugs as an additional precaution for people at risk, even if you are responsible and consider yourself safe. From Slate Mag:
Last week, the World Health Organization recommended unequivocally that all HIV-negative men who have sex with men take HIV-preventing drugs like Truvada. The new guidelines build on a similar proposal from the CDC, but they go a step further, suggesting that even gay men who regularly use condoms should take these drugs as a backup measure. If doctors and men who have sex with men follow these guidelines, WHO estimates that about 1 million new infections will be prevented.
For more info on the announcement, the issues some safe-sex abiding folks are facing when asking for prescriptions from their doctors, and other questions answered, visit Slate‘s article here.
And FYI people — that doesn’t mean you can go out and be unsafe and irresponsible without any repercussions! DUH! Prove that terrible stereotype wrong by keeping it safe!