Thursday, September 12, 2013
According to the International Business Times, a 27 year old man in Manchester (UK) name Richard Thomas collapsed and was admitted to the hospital after he was told by police that his victim he had raped a month ago, had HIV.
The Bolton News Report had stated before the crime that Thomas admitted to using drugs and drinking alcohol and has no recollection of what he had done. When Thomas had broken into the victims house she was had taken sleeping pills before the attack. Thomas admits to knowing the victim had a medical issue but did not know what the medical issue was
Counsel for Thomas, Virginia Hayton stated in court,
"It is his own fault, if he had not committed this offense he would not have placed himself in this position."
"...is remorseful and cannot understand why he did it and it is troubling him."
Thomas added after admitting to the rape, "She would not lie, she tells the truth. If she says I have done it, I have done it."
Judge Mark Brown sentenced Thomas to 5 years and 4 months in jail and was order to sign the sex offender registry for the rest of his life.
An HIV test has been administered to Thomas to find out whether he is HIV positive.
Monday, September 9, 2013
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LIVE WITH HIV? Positively Aware magazine wants you to think about that question. Because, whether you're positive or negative, we are all affected by HIV. On Sept. 21, take a snapshot of a moment from your everday life. Use your digital camera or cell phone camera, and capture a scene: Getting ready for work. Hanging out with friends. Spending a quiet moment alone. Caring for someone with HIV. The idea is to come up with your own response to the question, What does it mean to live with HIV? TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT Once you've taken your picture, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name (and the names of anyone else in your photo) and phone number (so that we can call to verify you are who you say you are), your HIV status (if you want), and a caption describing the scene, giving your location and the time you took the picture. Also, please indicate whether you want your name and HIV status included in the caption we publish. Photos can be in JPEG, TIF, or RAW file format, and must have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi at 4 x 5 inches. They can be color or black and white photos. Cell phone camera photos are acceptable, provided that they meet resolution requirements. Selected photos will appear in a special section of the November-December issue of Positively Aware. Additional photo submissions will be available for viewing at www.ADayWithHIVinAmerica.com. Remember: Picture Day is Sept. 21. Deadline is Sept. 23. Send photos and questions to email@example.com THIS WAS MY PICTURE FOR LAST YEAR IN 2012's A DAY WITH HIV IN AMERICA'S CAMPAIGN for POSITIVELY AWARE MAGAZINE
Monday, September 2, 2013
The Latest Information on TeenAIDS’ Guinness World Record Testing Youth
I want you to be the first to know that on September 7th, TeenAIDS will be setting an important Guinness World Record for the most youths tested “live” for HIV in a public venue at the same time. Our goal is to call attention to the rapidly growing youth epidemic (CDC), end the stigma against testing, and get many more teens aware of their status so they don’t unknowingly pass the unseen virus onto unsuspecting partners – and future babies. My press release is going out as soon as we've raised the needed funds to buy enough test kits ($39 each plus tax) and announce the number.
I need your financial help as soon as possible to buy these kits that are much too expensive for teens and college youth (your donation is tax-deductible).
What: The FDA approved the first over the counter sale of the test kits in mid-2012 for anyone 17 and older. Based on my knowledge of the problem, TeenAIDS became the only entity in the U.S. to bring testing directly to teens in public venues like busy city streets, at sports events, malls and skateboard parks. The test uses an oral swab that collects saliva, not blood and needles requiring lab work by medical technicians. In 20 minutes the results are ready with 99% accuracy. This new technology allows us to use the kits as an innovative breakthrough in the fight to stop youth HIV/AIDS. We want others to follow our example.