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Proposed HHS rule would strip Obama-era protections for LGBTQ individuals

From The Washington Post by Ariana Eunjung Cha Citing concerns about religious freedom, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Friday proposed a new rule that would effectively eliminate discrimination protections for LGBTQ individuals in all its grant programs. The most immediate impact would likely be on the nation’s $7 billion federally funded child-welfare […]

HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) study confirms correlates of risk associated with decrease in HIV transmission

Immune responses that are associated with a decreased risk of infection are called correlates of protection (CoP). Clinical trials that measure vaccine-induced antibody and cell-mediated immune responses help to define CoP to HIV, which are necessary to assess the efficacy of a promising HIV vaccine candidate. A pilot study led by senior authorsGeorgia Tomaras and Peter […]

Human rights groups allege ICE, private detention companies, provide poor care to LGBTQ migrants and those with HIV

From The Washington Post by Robert Moore Several human rights groups on Wednesday demanded that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement release all LGBTQ detainees and anyone with HIV in the agency’s custody, saying the U.S. government has repeatedly proved incapable of providing adequate medical and mental-health care to them. The 14 groups also called on […]