How Is It Possible To Be HIV Positive and "Absolutely Healthy"?

When Charlie Sheen announced earlier this week on the Today show that he is HIV positive, he added that through antiretroviral treatment, his viral load is now undetectable. “My medical team could only shake their heads as each and every blood test returned levels revealing a state of remission,” he wrote. In going… »11/19/15 4:35pm11/19/15 4:35pm


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

Charlie Sheen's Former Co-Worker Jenny McCarthy on His HIV Status: 'Ick!' 

Actress and knower of science Jenny McCarthy recently shared her opinions about Charlie Sheen’s announcement that he is HIV-positive. Like her opinions on vaccines, McCarthy had incisive commentary, coupled with her signature dry wit. “Ick!” McCarthy said on her radio show, Dirty, Sexy, Funny. »11/19/15 10:20am11/19/15 10:20am

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

Obama Administration Will Spend $300 Million on Reducing HIV Rates Among African Women

The Obama administration said today that it is dedicating an additional $300 million to reduce HIV infection rates among women and girls in 10 African countries. The Associated Press reports that the administration is aiming at “25 percent infection reduction in females between ages 15-24 by the end of next year and a… »9/26/15 1:45pm9/26/15 1:45pm

After NYC Reduced Funding For STD Clinics, STD Rates Skyrocketed

In March of this year, the most popular free STD clinic in New York City was shut down. BuzzFeed reports it was the third closing of a major NYC clinic in five years, and one of the many “discreet changes” to public health services made since 2010. Turns out, when you spends less money on STD prevention, STD rates go… »8/31/15 12:10pm8/31/15 12:10pm

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