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Main Forums => AIDS Activism => Topic started by: Almost2late on December 16, 2017, 12:23:39 pm

Title: Trump's war on transgender people may distort facts about HIV's most vulnerable
Post by: Almost2late on December 16, 2017, 12:23:39 pm
By eliminating words from being used by the CDC, the Trump administration is hindering the agencies effectiveness... I find this very problematic and feel there's a fascist plot under all this shit..

Just some of the WP article..
"HHS has also removed information about LGBT Americans from its website. The departmentís Administration for Children and Families, for example, archived a page that outlined federal services that are available for LGBT people and their families, including how they can adopt and receive help if they are the victims of sex trafficking.

At the CDC, the meeting about the banned words was led by Alison Kelly, a senior leader in the agencyís Office of Financial Services, according to the CDC analyst, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to speak publicly. Kelly did not say why the words are being banned, according to the analyst, and told the group that she was merely relaying the information.

Other CDC officials confirmed the existence of a list of forbidden words. Itís likely that other parts of HHS are operating under the same guidelines regarding the use of these words, the analyst said.

At the CDC, several offices have responsibility for work that uses some of these words. The National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention is working on ways to prevent HIV among transgender people and reduce health disparities. The CDCís work on birth defects caused by the Zika virus includes research on the developing fetus"...