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Donald Trump Jr. has shared online what is believed to be a screenshot of his father’s first post on his upcoming social media platform, Truth Social, with a design very similar to Twitter’s interface.

The screenshot of Donald Trump’s first message was posted by his eldest son on Twitter and Instagram, as Truth Social has not gone live yet.

“BREAKING: This was Donald Trump’s first post on Truth Social. Time for some Truth!!!” Trump Jr. wrote.

The apparent post from Trump reads: “Get ready! Your favorite President will see you soon!”

Liz Willis, vice president of operations of the Right Side Broadcasting Network, a conservative media company known for livestreaming Trump rallies, praised the beta launch of the site, which is still not available to the mass public.

“TRUTH Social (beta) has dropped and President Trump is active on his own account! The world is healing,” Willis tweeted.

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“Beta testing the new ‘Truth Social’ app and all I can say is, y’all are going to LOVE it! I can’t wait for everyone to join me,” she added. “Thank you, President Trump.”

However, others mocked Truth Social, created by the Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG), for mimicking Twitter in its design, as well as the fact Trump’s first post had to be promoted on social media sites he was banned from because it is still not ready to be fully rolled out yet.

Author and podcast host Jeremy Goldman accused Trump of “completely stealing Twitter’s interface” with Truth Social. “Now *that* is what committing to your brand looks like,” he tweeted.

Writer Kelly Scaletta added: “Donald Trump Jr. tells about Donald Trump Sr.’s first post on ‘Truth Social,’ as ‘Breaking news’ even though ‘Truth Social’ doesn’t exist yet, and it’s not truth. ON. BRAND.”

Author Grant Stern wrote: “Truth Social is so fucking successful the only place you can see it is on Twitter. LOL.”

Steve Hofstetter, a comedian who was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his philanthropic work, tweeted in reply to Trump Jr. “‘Truth Social’ looks like if Wish designed Twitter.”

Truth Social, which Trump announced last October after being banned from every other mainstream social media site over fears he would use them to incite more violence in the wake of the January 6 attack on the Capitol, was originally set to launch on February 21, coinciding with President’s Day.

Former Congressman Devin Nunes, a California Republican who resigned to become chief executive officer of TMTG in January, said the launch has been pushed back until the end of March.

Previous screenshots from an App Store listing showed that the platform appeared to be very similar in design to Twitter, with Trump Jr.’s post appearing to confirm Truth Social will look very much like the social media platform previously beloved by the former president.

Social media experts have questioned if Truth Social, eagerly awaited by Trump supporters, will be able to compete with mainstream social media sites when it launches.

“There’s a whole social network for beer enthusiasts where they can come together and post reviews of beers,” Kristina Lerman, a research professor of computer science at the University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute, told Time. “It’s great that such a community exists where like-minded people can meet each other. But that doesn’t mean that kind of niche community will be attractive to the mainstream.”

Joshua Tucker, co-director of NYU’s Center for Social Media and Politics, suggested that even if Truth Social does not break into the mainstream, it may “suck the air” of other right-wing platforms such as Gettr, Gab and Parler, and reduce their popularity.

“If Trump’s able to do that, it probably means the rest of those platforms fade away and we’re in a new world where we have the mainstream platforms and one really big right-wing platform,” Tucker said.

TMTG has been contacted for comment.

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Researchers revealed on Tuesday that an American, described as a middle-aged woman of mixed race, has likely been cured of HIV after undergoing a new transplant procedure using donated umbilical cord blood.

The patient, who needed a stem cell transplant for leukemia, reportedly developed a new HIV-resistant immune system following a breakthrough procedure in which she was genetically matched with umbilical cord stem cells that contained an HIV-resistant mutation.

She was part of a study that began in 2015 designed to monitor outcomes of 25 people with HIV in the U.S. who underwent a transplant, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Yvonne Bryson, an infectious disease physician at UCLA, who led the study, discussed their team’s finding along with the patient’s condition at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections this week.

“Today, we reported the third known case of HIV remission and the first woman following a stem cell transplant and using HIV-resistant cells,” Bryson said in a press conference.

“This case is special for several reasons: First, our participant was a U.S. woman living with HIV of mixed race, who needed a stem cell transplant for treatment of her leukemia. And she would find a more difficult time finding both a genetic match and one with the HIV-resistant mutation to both cure her cancer and potentially her HIV. This is a natural, but rare mutation.”

Bryson added that while this approach of using genetically-matched umbilical cord blood with HIV-resistant mutation opens the door to more diverse populations and studies, she confirmed there is no current routine screening in place in the U.S. for this mutation.

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Previously, only two men have been cured of HIV using a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. And while this is the third known case, according to Bryson’s team, of HIV remission in an individual who received a stem cell transplant of any kind, experts in the field caution that this method is not ideal for curing the many millions of HIV-positive people around the globe today.

Bryson said there could eventually be “approximately at least 50 [people] per year that may benefit from this.”

In an interview with Community Health Center, Inc., Dr. Anthony Fauci, the leading expert in infectious disease in the U.S., whose work in HIV care and treatment innovation spans four decades, said, “I don’t want people to think that now this is something that can be applied to the 36 million people [globally] who are living with HIV.”

“This person had an underlying disease that required a stem cell transplant. … It is not practical to think that this is something that’s going to be widely available,” Fauci added. “It’s more of a proof of concept.”

While there is no practical and applicable cure for HIV on a large scale, there have been incredible strides in HIV treatment over the years that allow individuals to live a normal and healthy life.

Known as U=U, or Undetectable=Untransmittable, if an HIV-positive person begins HIV treatment and brings the virus in their body to an undetectable level, the individual cannot transmit the virus to someone as long as they remain on said treatment or medication.

Last month, the The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first long-acting injectable drug for HIV prevention.

Until recently, the only medications licensed and approved by the FDA for HIV prevention or pre-exposure prophylaxis, most commonly known as PrEP, were daily pills, which slow the progression of an HIV infection in the body.

PrEP is usually taken daily so that it builds up in in a person’s system, to the point that if there is an HIV infection, it prevents the virus from replicating and spreading throughout the body.

When taken as prescribed, PrEP services reduce the risk of getting HIV from sex by about 99%, according to new data from the CDC. Now, individuals who feel at-risk of HIV infection have the option of taking the daily pill, or the new shot every two months, after two initiation injections administered one month apart.

On the vaccine front, Moderna recently announced that it’s launched early stage clinical trials of an HIV mRNA vaccine. ABC News previously reported that the biotechnology company teamed up with the nonprofit International AIDS Vaccine Initiative to develop the shot, which uses the same technology as Moderna’s successful COVID-19 vaccine.

Because bone marrow transplantation is a dangerous and risky procedure, it is considered unethical to perform on people with HIV, unless the person also has cancer and needs a transplant as part of their treatment.

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In a recent interview, Mary J. Blige opened up about the origins of her new song, “Rent Money,” which she explains was about how she had to go on tour to help support her very public divorce from Kendu Isaacs.

The release of Blige’s new album Good Morning Gorgeous and her Super Bowl LVI performance alongside Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, and Eminem has marked an exciting new chapter for The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul. On her new album, the third single “Rent Money” featuring Dave East, is inspired by a very specific time in her life, she told Angie Martinez on an iHeart Radio special this week.

In the song, Blige sings lyrics, “Look now my rent money due / I spent everything f—‘ with you, oh / They say you win some, you win some you lose / All I got is rent money due / f—‘ with you.”

In her sit-down with Martinez, she explained, “‘Rent Money” is [about] when I first got divorced. I had to give up all this alimony, and I didn’t have no more money to give because he had spent it all. So, I had to go, you know, I had to go on tour, and make all the money back to pay the alimony.”

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She continued, “I didn’t have no money to pay my rent and all this other stuff. But it’s also a metaphor like, I didn’t have my soul. I was just drained of everything. So it was time for somebody to pay; sometimes you just feel like somebody gotta pay.”

Blige was paying her ex Martin “Kendu” Isaacs $30,000 per month in temporary spousal support between 2016 when she first filed to when they settled in 2018, theGrio reported. The former couple settled out of court in March of 2018, avoiding a potential week-long trial.

In a recent cover story for Elle, Blige opened up about how she started building her self-confidence while she was still married and that it inspired the title track of her new album.

She explained, “During Mudbound and when I was married, I was feeling so low. I had to pay myself the highest compliments, even if I didn’t believe it, just so I could build myself up…I would do it in the morning, because that’s the time when your hair is not done and you don’t have on makeup. You’re just kind of dealing with yourself for real.”

Good Morning Gorgeous is available to stream now.

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Music superstar Mary J Blige is having a bit of a chuckle these days. It turns out that the woman Mary claims her ex-husband Kendu was cheating with – has DUMPED him. The beautiful alleged former side chick left Kendu high and dry – and had a baby with another man.

What goes around, comes around?

May J Blige’s Ex Kendu’s Mistress DUMPS HIM; Has Baby By ANOTHER MAN!!!
Four years ago, Mary J. Blige filed for divorce from Kendu Isaacs. In an interview a few years later, Mary told The Breakfast Club that Kendu was cheating on her with her young protégé – Starshell. According to Mary, she asked Kendu to stop the relationship, and when he refused – she filed for divorce.

MTO News can now confirm that Starshell, 37, and Kendu, 52, are no longer together. Starshell has “dumped” Mary’s ex – and is living her best life with her new man.

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Maybe now that Kendu was no longer connected to Mary J. Blige, he served little purpose???

Either way Starshell has found the love of her life and according to her IG page, the pair recently got married. The couple also have a child together.

Here are some pics of Starshell and her new bae who also appears to be her age, and living her best life. Look at God…..

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