Results tagged “aids” from Last Word

"By the end of this decade I believe we will have reached a defining moment in the history of HIV vaccination research." -- Professor Jonathan Weber, of Imperial College London, in an interview with ITV News. Professor Weber predicts that the next six years will prove the most illuminating over whether current research could eventually lead to an HIV vaccine. ... [Read]

"When you take a drug and you take a drink and you mix those two together, you think you're invincible... I came out of this HIV negative... I was the luckiest person in the world." Elton John to Matt Lauer, regarding his unsafe-sex practices at the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. On the two-part interview, to be broadcast on ... [Read]

Gay radio talker Michelangelo Signorile interviewed Tennessee state Senator Stacey Campfield about his pending, "Don't Say Gay" bill. That measure would essentially prevent any discussion by teachers about gay lives or references to homosexuality. What Signorile got in response was pretty stunning. The Tennesse senator let loose a plethora of ignorant comments about the "nature" of homosexuality, bestiality, and the combination ... [Read]

"[AIDS] is a disease that must be cured not by a miraculous vaccine, but by changing hearts and minds, and through a collective effort to break down social barriers and to build bridges of compassion." Elton John said so, as reported today by The Guardian, in explaining the reason for his writing a new book, Love Is the Cure, to ... [Read]

''Homosexuality will not be promoted, encouraged or supported in Uganda.... It is never, ever, a standard practice in the civilised world for a diplomat to address the press of a country in which he or she is serving on how the host country is handling affairs of its land.... It is clear to government and whoever cares to understand ... [Read]

"We have to stand against any efforts to marginalize and criminalize and penalize members of the LGBT community worldwide." Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, speaking at the White House World AIDS Day press event in reference to U.S. funding of HIV/AIDS programs in Africa and the controversy surrounding a proposed "Anti-Homosexual Bill" introduced in Uganda's Parliament that would criminalize homosexuality ... [Read]

''The fundamental dignity of every person, our right to be free, and the freedom to make moral choices are gifts endowed by God, our creator. However, it is not my personal calling as a pastor in America to comment or interfere in the political process of other nations.'' Saddleback Church leader Rick Warren responding to a request from Newsweek ... [Read]

"In the past the government relied on [non-governmental organizations] to reach out to the gay community.... Now there's a change, in that some local health bureaus feel they are able to reach out to the community themselves.'' Bing Lan, director of outreach organization Aibai, speaking with Reuters about the decision of the government of Dali, a city in China, to ... [Read]

[Has working with AIDS changed your view about homosexuality?] Absolutely. Much more, uh, sympathetic understanding the pains and reactions. I have understood that so many people today, uh, get stigmatized for different things. Now of course, I have Biblical beliefs about homosexuality. But when somebody's dying on the side of the road, you don't walk up to 'em and ... [Read]