Category: HIV/AIDS

  • New Strain of HIV Surfaces in Cameroon

    A new strain of the virus that causes AIDS has been discovered in a woman from the African nation of Cameroon. It differs from the three known strains of human immunodeficiency virus and appears to be closely related to a form of simian virus recently discovered in wild gorillas via Associated Press.

  • CDC Moves to Routine HIV Testing

    Glimmer of hope/integity: [A}n expected move by the Centers for Disease Control to make HIV testing a part of routine physical exams. This is a dramatic shift from the current standards, and it would have implications for current barriers to testing as well as the ever-present debate about anonymous HIV testing. Via Law Dork via […]

  • Michelangelo Signorile Smacks Up Andrew Sullivan

    I’d read Sullivan’s article in The Advocate but hadn’t realized it was he that wrote it. But in retrospect I think it makes total sense now. Go read Sully’s article and then read Michael’s rebuttal, Dear Bareback Andy: You’re glamorizing illness, for your own selfish reasons, for your own ego… It’s funny because you link […]

  • Dan Savage's Modest Proposal

    Dan Savage proposes a new way to curb self-destructive sex: [M]y radical plan to curb unsafe sex among gay men is modeled on a successful program that encourages sexual responsibility among straight men: child-support payments. If the state can go after deadbeat dads and make them pay child support why can’t it go after deadbeat […]

  • Love and Protect Week

    James (of the hot blog and relish) sent on an announcement for Love and Protect week – January 7th through the 13th: We may be out of the closet but we’re not out of the bushes yet. If you penetrate, a condom is a safe and easy barrier from things that can make us sick. […]