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Scottish hairdresser charged with intentionally infecting men with HIV

LONDON -- probably one of the most bizarre stories we've written this year,  a Scottish-British hairdresser has found himself charged with 5 confirmed  counts of intentionally infecting men he met online with HIV (he also tried to infect at least five more).  According to authorities,  Daryl Rowe has "been intentionally infecting men he would meet off of Grindr with HIV for at least two years". On 15 November, his heinous crimes caught up with him as he became the first person to be charged with intentional HIV transmission in British history. Police say that Rowe would knowingly infect others with HIV  he met online "either by force;  knowingly and secretly removing the condom, or flat out tearing it during sex".   When his victims would initially refuse bareback sex,  he, would "bu...
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Johnson and Johnson: We have plausible HIV/AIDS cure

But we're still not convinced, and, even with one -- people especially gay men should still wear a condom.  Johnson & Johnson executives announced this week that after 10 years, they, uhm, have found what appears to be the first human-cure for HIV/AIDS.     The news comes after the CDC allegedly admitted after all this time that "undetectable people can't actually transmit HIV/AIDS". The announcement came from the Global Citizens Festival, although, they wouldn't quite say when and if the trials would  begin or when the vaccine would go public if trials were successful. For the past ten years, we have been working on an HIV vaccine, using an innovative technology platform, the same technology we are using to make vaccines for Ebola and Zika,” said Paul Stoffels, Chief Scientif...
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