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 6:30pm 7/18/14 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 10:00am 7/18/14 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 5:40pm 7/14/14 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 12:00pm 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 Aihuirun.com, who said the event was » 12/06/12 12:40pm 12/06/12 12:40pm