HIV

The Associated Press

Gene-Editing Chinese Scientist May Face Death Penalty

He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist who stunned (and horrified) the world by claiming he edited the DNA of unborn children to make them immune to HIV, is reportedly in state custody and may face the death penalty for his actions.

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CDC: Percentage of High Schoolers Who Have Had Sex Drops to 40 Percent

According to the report, the percentage of young people who have ever had sex has dropped from 48 percent in 2007 to 39.5 percent in 2017. Additionally, the percentage of youth reporting having four or more sexual partners decreased five percentage points, from 15 percent in 2007 to 9.7 percent in 2017.

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Texas Clinics Possibly Exposed Patients to HIV, Hep C, Say Officials

Officials in Galveston County, Texas, say nearly 10,000 patients of a health clinic may have been exposed to potentially life-threatening viruses including HIV and Hepatitis due to faulty serialization procedures. State and local officials are attempting to determine if any patients were actually infected.

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U.S. Porn Production Temporarily Halted Amid HIV Scare

The Free Speech Coalition (FSC), the United States porn industry’s leading trade group, is urging the shutdown of all adult film production following concerns that an adult film performer has possibly tested positive for HIV.