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‘Cure’ for HIV and HepC in Egypt

It is frustrating being a scientist in a political climate that is not supportive of science. But what we have to put up with in the US pales in comparison with something happening right now in Egypt: More from CNN: Egyptian army’s AIDS-cure claim gets harsh criticism Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Abdel-Atti is apparently a total…

The sequester and HIV/AIDS

This year, we have had some educational moments in HIV/AIDS treatment. 1. A paper Ive been meaning to blog about demonstrated that the sooner an HIV+ individual starts antiretroviral therapy, the better. Ideally, <4 months after infection: Enhanced CD4+ T-Cell Recovery with Earlier HIV-1 Antiretroviral Therapy 2. A baby might have successfully cleared HIV-1 infection…

Thanks to this, we now have this: Five female health workers vaccinating children against polio have been shot dead in Pakistan in a series of attacks blamed on Islamist militants. One victim was a 17-year-old schoolgirl volunteer. … … Pakistan, where there has been a severe backlash against immunisation for polio and other diseases since…

Dan Savage at OU! Judge Jones at OU!

Whos next, David Bowie?? Dan Savage will be THIS THURSDAY, November 29 at 7 pm: The event will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Oklahoma Memorial Union’s Molly Shi Boren Ballroom, according to the event’s Facebook page. Free food will be provided at 6:30 p.m. before Savage’s keynote at 7 p.m. A…

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I get migraine headaches. They crack me up– My mom and bro get them too– but we all have different triggers, different warning signs, different migraine course/severity, different solutions, it doesnt make any sense. I think mine are pretty funny.  I start out by feeling warm.  Not ‘hot’, but like, you know how when you…

HSUS: Like PETA with suits and deodorant

The polite way to describe my opinion of the Humane Society of the United states is ‘Im not a fan‘. For those of you who are unaware, HSUS has absolutely nothing to do with ‘the Humane Society’ that rescues animals in your community. HSUS has nothing to do with rescuing animals at all– they give…

I have no idea how I missed this insane bit of news last year:  The CIA organised a fake vaccination programme in the town where it believed Osama bin Laden was hiding in an elaborate attempt to obtain DNA from the fugitive al-Qaida leader’s family, a Guardian investigation has found. As part of extensive preparations…

Updates on the past few posts:

I have a some updates on a few stories I covered the past couple of weeks: Some people who proclaim to have ‘chronic fatigue syndrome’ show everyone just how NOT CRAZY they are… by transcribing my entire interview with Conspiracy Skeptic by hand (they cant hold a job you see– ‘brain fog’) and comparing me…

There are two groups of people I would be perfectly happy if they all just disappeared. Like, right now. 1– Politicians 2– Clergy/reverends/pastors/whatevers Even the shittiests, hipsterish of musicians contributes more to positive to society than those two groups of people. Stephanie Meyer has contributed more positive to society than those two groups of people.…

I *love* living in the internet era. Someone can give a talk in OKC on April 28th, and someone in Thailand can watch that talk while theyre doing the dishes on May 7th. LOVE IT! All the more reason skeptic/atheist/pro-science/pro-church-state-separation groups should be highlighting, encouraging, and supporting their local talent: