In Germany, Sex Workers Feed a Meter →
The city of Bonn has begun collecting taxes from prostitutes with an automated pay station similar to a parking meter, proving again that German efficiency knows few if any bounds.
Taiwan Hospitals Fined for Transplanting Organs... →
Taiwan’s department of health on Wednesday said it fined two hospitals $5,172 each for wrongly transplanting the organs of a man with HIV to five patients.
Porn Industry Condom Fight Moves to Florida →
The AIDS Healthcare Foundation filed complaints with federal and Florida state health officials Wednesday, two days after the disclosure that an adult film performer tested HIV-positive. The complaints call upon the Florida Department of Health and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration to investigate the incident and “take all appropriate steps to ensure that workers in the...
Panel Hears Grim Details of Venereal Disease Tests →
Gruesome details of American-run venereal disease experiments on Guatemalan prisoners, soldiers and mental patients in the years after World War II were revealed this week during hearings before a White House bioethics panel investigating the study’s sordid history. From 1946 to 1948, American taxpayers, through the Public Health Service, paid for syphilis-infected Guatemalan prostitutes to have...
Pre-chewed food may pose HIV threat to infants →
A new study from South Africa found that more than two-thirds of mothers and other caregivers pre-chew food for their infants — possibly putting those babies at risk of HIV if the caregiver is HIV-positive.
Dean Clinic in Madison, WI Says Risk is Small That... →
Officials at the Dean Clinic in Madison say the risk is “small” that hundreds of diabetics could get HIV or some other blood-borne illness. That’s after a nurse educator re-used the handles of insulin demonstration pens and finger-stick devices over the last five years.
L.A. Area Porn Filming Halted After Performer... →
An adult film performer has tested HIV-positive, prompting a temporary shutdown of productions across the Los Angeles area until further testing is completed.
HIV in the Middle East & North Africa: Hidden... →
HIV epidemics are emerging among men who have sex with men in the Middle East and North Africa, researchers say. It’s a region where HIV/AIDS isn’t well understood, or studied.
Why Condoms Break & Slip Off →
When people refer to “old reliable” it usually means someone or something that they can depend on. Based on studies and information available, one could dub condoms or rubbers with that nickname. It is one of the cheapest and easiest ways to fight STDs and/or HIV. The success rate for birth control for condoms is 85 percent.
Better sexual education needed in US for students... →
Americans are fickle people when it comes to the subject of sexual intercourse. We love to hear about who is sleeping with whom and who is not getting any. Sex comes up in popular culture every day on TV, in movies and in songs, but it is taboo in our culture to bring up topics like sexually transmitted diseases. We have built a society that treats sex like a glamorous secret act but refuses to...
Tour Address AIDS' Toll on Black Women →
A national organization trying to bring attention to the disproportionate toll that AIDS takes on black women in the U.S. made Baton Rouge its first stop in a regional tour last month.
Scientist Target Antibodies That Work Against Many... →
The search for a vaccine against HIV/AIDS has been disappointing, in part because the virus cleverly changes to elude the antibodies of the human immune system. Now, scientists have identified antibodies that may be effective against a broad range of HIV mutations.
Florida Court Holds that HIV Disclosure Law Only... →
An appellate court in Florida has ruled that the state’s HIV disclosure law can only be used to charge heterosexuals, saying that the law does not apply in the case of a woman accused of having sex with another woman but failing to disclose her HIV-positive status
Judge Cleared for Giving State Officials Acorns... →
A Pennsylvania judge has been cleared of violating judicial conduct standards after he gave two women hollowed-out acorns containing unwrapped condoms, an official said on Friday
HIV/AIDS Funding Delay Causes Problems for D.C.... →
Congressional delay in passing a federal budget and internal glitches at the agency responsible for awarding HIV/AIDS safety net funds have held up critical dollars that pay for basic medical care and essential support for more than 500,000 people living with HIV/AIDS, officials and advocates said Friday
Same sex households up 60%; 1 in 5 have kids →
As states from New York to Iowa allow same-sex marriage, and the Pentagon lifts the ban on gays in its ranks, Florida gay-rights advocates see hope in new census figures for domestic partner benefits here – and maybe even marriage.
Do all guys want anal sex? →
15 men respond honestly about whether all guys want anal sex.
New Rapid HIV, HCV Tests May Improve Point-of-Care... →
A new HIV rapid test platform, designed to deliver test results in 10 minutes, may also detect HIV earlier in the course of infection than currently available rapid tests, new research findings suggest.
Lady Gaga Explains Mermaid Sex in "You and I"... →
Lady Gaga packs a lot of visual punch into her “Yoü and I” video. She plays the piano, she plays a man named Jo Calderone, she furiously dances in a corn field and a barn, and she even goes under some unusual procedures.
Does a Married Couple Have to Live Together? →
Great post from @nakedwithsocks. What are your thoughts? Should married couples have to live together?
Is twitter bad for relationships? Lance Gross Seem... →
Proposal would mandate condoms in LA porn films →
Adult film performers would be required to use condoms in order for porn filmmakers to obtain Los Angeles city permits under a measure that AIDS activists hope to put on the city’s June 2012 ballot.
Poverty a strong factor for HIV in Atlanta and... →
The HIV infection rate for low-income heterosexuals from Atlanta and 23 other cities is 10 to 20 times higher than the overall rate for the nation, according to a study released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Heterosexual HIV Rates Higher Among Poor, Jobless →
Poverty, joblessness, and limited education may play an important role in HIV risk among heterosexuals, the CDC reported. In its first survey among heterosexuals, the agency found that HIV prevalence was higher among those with low socioeconomic status.
b condoms: A Sexy Approach to Safe Sex and Social... →
Check out the Atlanta Post article on the b condoms team!
How to Close the Race Gap in HIV →
US Scientists Expand Scope of HIV Vaccine Study →
The world’s largest ongoing HIV vaccine study has been expanded to consider multiple ways a vaccine might boost immune response to the AIDS virus.
HIV Diagnoses in Black Men Varies on Testing... →
Diagnosing African-American men with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can vary depending on the type of test administered, a new study in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine has found.
Qantas Passengers Get Some Mile-High Sex Ed →
Qantas passengers might now have a reason to stay awake on long-haul flights. A documentary about the female orgasm is now available for viewing on all of the carrier’s international flights, reports news.com.au. The French film, “The Female Orgasm Explained,” seeks to show the intricacies of the female orgasm and features old pornos, graphics and sound effects.
Battlelines are Drawn in NYC: Some Catholic... →
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York called a new city requirement that sex education be taught at all public middle and high schools “troubling” on Wednesday, and some Catholic officials said they would advise Catholic parents not to let their children participate.
TIME: Sexual Dysfunction More Likely Among Men... →
A new study by researchers at Cornell and the University of Chicago finds that when a guy’s female partner gets too chummy with his male buddies, he is more likely to suffer from symptoms of sexual dysfunction.
Ghana Launches New HIV Policy →
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning has launched its HIV and AIDS work place policy document with the slogan “Championing HIV/AIDS Working Environment’, in Accra, today.
New Lab-on-a-Chip is an HIV Test That Fits in Your... →
It’s being called a “lab on a chip.” A credit card-sized plastic chip can test blood samples – as little as 1 microliter – for HIV and syphilis, and it only takes 20 minutes to do it.
High Levels of PrEP Efficacy Demanded by Gay Men... →
PrEP would need to provide near perfect levels of protection against infection with HIV in order for the majority of gay men to see it as a replacement for condoms for receptive anal sex, results of a US study published in the online edition of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes suggest. However, men who have difficulty talking about safer sex were significantly more likely to...
New York City Will Mandate Sex Education →
For the first time in nearly two decades, students in New York City’s public middle and high schools will be required to take sex-education classes beginning this school year, using a curriculum that includes lessons on how to use a condom and the appropriate age for sexual activity.
Will Obama Oppose Cuts To HIV/AIDS Programs in... →
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney stopped short Monday of saying that President Obama would oppose any cuts to federally funded HIV/AIDS initiatives that would emerge in Congress as a result of the debt agreement.
New virus developed to target and destroy HIV →
In what he could represent an important step toward curing HIV, a USC scientist has created a virus that hunts down HIV-infected cells.
Pregnany Doubles the Risk of Female-to-Male HIV... →
Pregnancy increased the risks of female-to-male HIV transmission twofold among over 3300 serodiscordant couples from seven African countries, Nelly R Mugo and colleagues reported in a prospective study published in the advance online edition of AIDS.
HIV-positive teen arrested, charged for having... →
Edmonton police have filed criminal charges against a 17-year-old girl accused of having unprotected sex without disclosing her HIV-positive diagnosis.