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HIV/AIDS

Health

The Grindr Effect? Gay Men Again Battling Increasing STI Rates

by Thomas Alberts ● 12:45 PM June 14, 2014
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In a new study researchers have found that meeting men on smartphone apps can increase the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection (STI).

Clinton Fein

Yep, I’m Another Truvada Whore

by Clinton Fein ● 3:35 PM May 10, 2014
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Clinton Fein explores the pros and cons of the use of PrEP to prevent HIV, and concludes it is not — as critics claim — a “party drug,” and says if you must call him a “Truvada whore,” well, feel free — it’s worth it.

Celebrities

Watch: Trailer For Ryan Murphy’s ‘The Normal Heart’ With Mark Ruffalo, Julia Roberts

by David Badash ● 2:23 PM April 18, 2014
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A dramatic look at the early ’80s AIDS crisis, HBO made “The Normal Heart” into a film directed by Ryan Murphy for release next month. A preview.

HIV/AIDS

Breaking: Science May Have Just Created ‘Drug-Free Control of HIV’

by David Badash ● 5:53 PM March 5, 2014
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Scientists may have just found a way to treat HIV without drugs. No, this is not scam, it’s not coming from some crazy religious right nut.

HIV/AIDS

National GOP Leader: Gay People ‘Want Free Medical Because They’re Dying’ Of AIDS

by David Badash ● 6:31 PM December 9, 2013
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A GOP National leader says gay people “want free medical because they’re dying between 30 and 44 years old” from AIDS, and are marrying other gays to get health care.

HIV/AIDS

From Sequester To Shutdown: How Nation’s Top HIV/AIDS Organization Stays Open

by David Badash ● 7:00 AM October 2, 2013
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Thanks to the sequester and the shutdown, GMHC has been forced to reduce staff, lay people off, reduce meal sizes, reduce the food they distribute, and, if that weren’t bad enough, reduce mental health services.

Civil Rights

Were Arkansas Kids Banned From School Forced To Disclose Their HIV Status?

by David Badash ● 7:13 PM September 18, 2013
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Three siblings kicked out of an Arkansas public school system because they might be HIV positive are back in class — were they forced to reveal their status?

Discrimination

Georgia University Warning About HIV-Positive Man Transmitting HIV Comes Under Fire

by Todd Heywood at The American Independent ● 1:01 PM September 5, 2013
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On a Tuesday in August, Georgia Southern University issued an alarming “health alert” to its students. A “dominant” black man was “intentionally and knowingly” transmitting HIV.

HIV/AIDS

Minnesota Supreme Court Reverses Assault Conviction Of HIV Positive Man Who Had Unprotected Sex

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 3:45 PM August 22, 2013
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The Minnesota Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a man who infected his partner with HIV through unprotected sex, even though he first disclosed he was HIV positive.

HIV/AIDS

Opinion: How I Revolutionized My Understanding Of Life With HIV

by Guest Author ● 1:22 PM August 17, 2013
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Guest author Shannon Finucane warns that Americans “are not being adequately educated about HIV, and in the age of the sequester our access to critical services like HIV testing and effective prevention programming continues to decrease.”

HIV/AIDS

How The White House’s Working Group Can Help Us Achieve An AIDS Free Generation

by Guest Author ● 1:53 PM August 4, 2013
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Guest author Erica Rothschild explains how President Obama’s plan for including the DOJ, HUD and many other federal agencies as a part of a Working Group creating policies, programs and services can positively affect the lives of not only people living with HIV/AIDS, but also those most at risk of infection.

Health

In The War On HIV/AIDS, E.W. Jackson Fought Every Prevention Effort But One

by David Badash ● 8:32 AM May 28, 2013
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Early in the war on HIV/AIDS, E.W. Jackson virulently opposed condom distribution, safe sex-education, health clinics in public schools, and needle exchange programs.

HIV/AIDS

Not-So-Confidential HIV Testing

by Todd Heywood at The American Independent ● 2:20 PM March 5, 2013
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The Michigan health department has been secretly collecting information on people who test for HIV at federally funded clinics. For a decade.

HIV/AIDS

Newborn Baby Cured Of HIV Say Doctors In Medical First

by David Badash ● 1:16 AM March 4, 2013
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A newborn baby has been cured of HIV in a medical first. The child, who at less than two days old had already been diagnosed with HIV with five tests, was deemed cured of HIV by the age of two and a half.

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