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 12:00pm 3/05/14 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 10:13pm 12/02/13 10:13pm

Anderson Cooper Destroys Pat Robertson's Dumbass AIDS Rambling

I assume you've already heard about Pat Robertson's genius new "Don't Shake Hands with a Gay Because He'll Probably Poke You with an AIDS Needle in His Magic Ring" theorem. If you haven't, you're welcome! Gahd, gays, what is your prahblem!? THE GOOD CHRISTIANS JUST WANT TO SHAKE HANDS WITH YOU 4 JESUS! (And to feel… » 8/30/13 1:00pm 8/30/13 1:00pm

'Worse Than AIDS' Gonorrhea Strain Is Not, in Fact, Worse Than AIDS

Every now and again, the media likes to run with a time-honored story: GONORRHEA OMG YOU'RE ALL GOING TO DIE. The latest round of gonorrhea fear-mongering started with a strain of the STI called HO41. First discovered in a female sex worker in Japan, HO41 was thought to be in North America. Everyone freaked out. But… » 5/07/13 12:45pm 5/07/13 12:45pm

This Kansas Bill to Quarantine HIV-Positive People Is Beyond Fucking…

I've been trying for a couple of days to figure out how to even talk about this without throwing my computer out the window and then burrowing my body into some soft mud underneath my back porch and just hiding there forever. I hope this approach doesn't seem trivializing, but I'm simply speechless. So here are some… » 3/29/13 9:30am 3/29/13 9:30am

That Baby 'Cured' of HIV Maybe Never Had It to Begin With

That celebratory "game-changer" we experienced last week—the news that a 2 1/2-year-old Mississippi girl born with HIV had been cured—might have been a bit premature. It seems that gist of the case was reported on in the media before it was actually presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic… » 3/13/13 4:30pm 3/13/13 4:30pm

China's First Jack-Off Competition Leaves Ladies Out of the…

A banner reading "China's first jack-off competition" welcomed participants and voyeurs alike to, well, China's first jack-off competition. The public display of self affection went down in Shenzhen, China, on Dec. 1, World AIDS Day. It was sponsored by sex toy manufacturer, who said the event was » 12/06/12 12:40pm 12/06/12 12:40pm

Wider Cellphone Use Among India’s Sex Workers Threatens HIV-Prevention…

India, which has been a surprising success story in AIDS prevention throughout the aughts, might be on the verge of a serious health crisis thanks to the more widespread use among sex workers of cellphones, those fragile, rectangular amulets of modern independence. Though India's sex trade used to be largely localized… » 11/25/12 2:00pm 11/25/12 2:00pm

Does the Porn Industry Have the Secret to Successful HIV Prevention?

For the past 30 years, the Center for Disease Control and AIDS awareness advocacy groups have worked hard to advertise condoms as being paramount to reducing the risk of contracting HIV. So the assumption is that actors in the adult film industry, who do not use condoms, are not having "safe sex." But about 350,000… » 11/06/12 12:40pm 11/06/12 12:40pm

New Ad Urges You to Use a Condom Since Someone Else Might Be Mayor of…

These new PSAs for the AIDS Council, put together by the McCann Worldgroup Helsinki ad agency, equate getting busy to checking in on Foursquare. A heterosexual couple touch each other and get undressed; right before he pulls off his skivvies, a map icon pops up with the info, "Cathy Mills and 34 others were here."… » 10/19/12 7:45pm 10/19/12 7:45pm