The Media Freakout Over Charlie Sheen's HIV Status Is a Shameful '80s Flashback

On Tuesday morning, Charlie Sheen officially announced that he was HIV positive, confirming a story that many of us had read about on news and gossip sites a full day prior. Sheen’s diagnosis was treated as a salacious story—the Hollywood bad boy gets his comeuppance for years of drug use and sex workers. It was a… »11/19/15 3:20pm11/19/15 3:20pm


France Will Allow Men Who Have Sex With Men to Donate Blood Starting Next Year

In a world in which HIV is no longer a certain death sentence or a crisis, many countries are relaxing the blood donation bans put in place to prevent gay men from donating potentially infected bodily fluids. France is the latest nation to announce that it will allow homosexuals to donate blood more freely, joining… »11/04/15 2:50pm11/04/15 2:50pm

HIV-Positive People in China Hired to Harass Residents Out of Homes

A real estate company in China is accused of hiring six HIV-positive people to "harass" residents into leaving a housing compound so it could be destroyed, paving the way for a profitable re-development. The HIV-positive people were apparently told to wave their "AIDS identity cards" at the residents to frighten them… »12/31/14 10:50am12/31/14 10:50am

California Health Officials Issue Alert After Porn Actor Contracts HIV

Two weeks after the porn industry lost an appeal against a law requiring performers to wear condoms, California public health officials have announced that they believe a porn actor contracted HIV on a shoot out-of-state. An actor who tested negative for HIV just before the shoot had unprotected sex with several… »12/30/14 11:30am12/30/14 11:30am

Science Magazine Cover's Depiction of Trans Sex Workers Sparks Outrage

For the cover of its special HIV/AIDS issue, Science magazine chose to use an image of transgender sex workers in Jakarta. While the purported intent of doing so was to raise awareness about this "key affected population," many have taken issue with the fact that the photo in question is pretty damn objectifying and… »7/18/14 6:30pm7/18/14 6:30pm

108 Top AIDS Researchers Killed in Malaysia Airlines Crash [Updated]

The Malaysian plane that was shot down over the Ukraine yesterday by a group that has yet to take responsibility contained over 100 of the world's leading AIDS researchers en route to a conference in Melbourne, Australia. Someone may literally have shot the cure for AIDS out of the sky. Great fucking job, humanity. »7/18/14 10:00am7/18/14 10:00am

Where AIDS Comes From, According to a Very Misinformed Republican

AIDS, AIDS, AIDS. Where does it come from? Why does it happen? What is it even? If you're ever taken a health-ed class, you know a little bit about this mystery disease that has stumped scientists for decades. Like the fact that it's not just for gay people or that it doesn't just come from anal sex. But a Minnesota… »7/14/14 5:40pm7/14/14 5:40pm

Scientists Find Preventative AIDS Injection That Works in Monkeys

In an amazing breakthrough in AIDS research, scientists at both Rockefeller University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta have developed antiretroviral injections that, when given once a month, have been shown to suppress AIDS symptoms and protect against the virus in monkeys. While a human… »3/05/14 12:00pm3/05/14 12:00pm

Obama Launches $100 Million Dollar HIV Research Initiative

Just one day after the 25th World AIDS Day, President Obama announced an initiative to find a cure for HIV infections that would be funded by $100 million shifted from existing spending. "The United States should be at the forefront of new discoveries into how to put people into long-term remission without requiring… »12/02/13 10:13pm12/02/13 10:13pm