FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg announced today in a statement that the FDA has lifted its outright ban (in FDA-speak, "indefinite deferral") on gay men donating blood, shifting their policy to allow donations from gay men who have not had sex with other men in the past year:
Here's a crazy thought; legalizing prostitution could reduce the number of international HIV infections for female sex workers by at least a third in several countries. Health experts presented this new research drawn from Canada, India and Kenya during the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia on…
AIDS prevention has been on a sort of rollercoaster in the past year or so, with exciting progress followed quickly by disappointing results. The drug Truvada showed promise in blocking transmission of the virus, but then an African trial had to be stopped because the drug wasn't protecting the women who took it. Now,…
It's been thirty years since the discovery of the AIDS virus, and while they've included immeasurable tragedy, there are some reasons to be optimistic.
In the discussion of one porn performer testing positive for HIV, a detail has been overlooked: the performer crossed over from gay porn to straight, which matters to the extent that the two industry sectors have very different safety norms.
• A Queens woman is suing a wig store after she suffered an injury at the hands of one of the mannequins. The plastic head fell onto her feet, leaving her unable to "make a fist with her toes."
Earlier today, British researchers announced a disappointing setback in the fight against HIV: The anti-HIV gel PRO 2000 was found to be completely ineffective against preventing HIV.
Big news this morning: A new vaccine tested in Thailand reduces the risk of HIV infection by 31%, giving scientists hope that a vaccine against the epidemic is indeed possible.
There's a heartbreaking account in this week's New York Times magazine about Swaziland's "truck-stop girls." And the sad thing is, this is one of the better stories.
Liesl Gerntholtz of Human Rights Watch has a great OpEd in the Boston Globe tracking how women's lack of property rights in some African countries directly affects their ability to feed themselves and their children.