Posts tagged "aids"

Frisky Rant: No One, Including Charlie Sheen, Deserves HIV

I never thought I’d say this, but I feel sorry for Charlie Sheen.

Sydney Leathers | November 20, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Charlie Sheen Confirms He Has HIV, Says He’s Paid $10 Million To Keep Diagnosis A Secret

This morning, Charlie Sheen appeared on “The Today Show” and, as expected, disclosed that he is HIV positive. The announcement comes after weeks of rumors making headlines in various newspapers…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 17, 2015 - 9:00 am

Study Shows HIV Prevention Drug Truvada Can Be 100 Percent Effective

A study at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco tracked 600 gay men for over two years as they used Truvada, also known as PrEP or “pre-exposure prophylaxis,” a drug taken

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 8, 2015 - 4:30 pm

President Obama Will Announce New AIDS Strategy

Plus, a woman in Hong Kong is accused of assaulting a police officer with her breast, and Nadia Lee Cohen builds a photography project in response to online censorship. All…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 30, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Dr. Suniti Solomon, India’s Pioneering HIV Researcher, Died This Week

Plus, did you know that marital rape was legal in the United States through the mid-80s? No wonder Donald Trump is still stuck in that decade…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 29, 2015 - 4:20 pm

French Teen’s AIDS Has Been In Remission For Over 10 Years

This is the longest case of AIDS remission after stopping treatment currently known.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 21, 2015 - 5:15 pm

Do Something New: Get Tested For HIV

Getting tested for HIV might be daunting, but it’s worth it.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 2, 2015 - 10:30 am

Village Wants HIV-Positive 8-Year-Old Kicked Out

The stigma of having HIV is alive and well in a small Chinese village: Its residents want to banish 8-year-old “Kun Kun” (a fake name being used to protect his…

Newser | December 19, 2014 - 5:45 pm

FDA Considers Lifting Antiquated Ban On Blood Donations From Gay Men

In 1983, the FDA put a policy in place that forbids any man who has had sex with another man since 1977 from donating blood. The policy, which still stands…

Claire Hannum | December 1, 2014 - 2:30 pm

37 Thoughts I Had After Receiving (False) Positive HIV Test Results

To my surprise, it turns out that my doctor doesn’t consider HIV an STD.  So that sweet relief I felt when she said my organ function was great and that…

Anonymous | October 3, 2014 - 11:00 am

Donald Sterling On Magic Johnson: “He Acts So Holy, He Made Love With Every Girl In Every City, And He Catches HIV”

Donald Sterling sure has a funny way of “apologizing” for making racist remarks and trying to get back into the good graces of the NBA. The Los Angeles Clippers owner…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 13, 2014 - 11:00 am

HBO’s “The Normal Heart” Visits The Start Of The AIDS Crisis

As a child of the ’90s who learned about HIV in elementary school (from a puppet, I believe), sometimes it’s difficult to imagine a world where HIV/AIDS was so misunderstood.

Jessica Wakeman | April 18, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Justine Sacco Finally Apologizes, Says She Is “Ashamed” Of Racist AIDS Tweet

Justine Sacco, the now-former communications executive at IAC, who lost her job for tweeting a racist AIDS joke just before flying to Africa, has finally issued an apology. She first…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 22, 2013 - 10:00 am

All Of Twitter Watched And Waited For Justine Sacco To Land In Africa Last Night After PR Exec Tweeted Racist AIDS Joke

Welp, that was interesting. Late yesterday, I told you about Justine Sacco, the IAC Communications Executive who tweeted a racist joke about AIDS shortly before departing on her flight to…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 21, 2013 - 10:00 am

Just No: IAC Communications Executive Justine Sacco Tweets Racist AIDS “Joke” Before Trip To Africa

Meet IAC Communications Director Justine Sacco! Or shall I say, probably soon-to-be-former IAC Communications Director, as I’m guessing Sacco is going to find out she’s in a whole mess of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 20, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Porn Industry Shuts Down As Yet Another Adult Film Performer Tests HIV-Positive

Another adult film actor has tested HIV-positive, making this anonymous person the fifth case in the industry this year. Filming has shut down for a third time since this summer as…

Claire Hannum | December 10, 2013 - 4:30 pm

“Dallas Buyers Club” Is Going To Make Me Have All The Feelings

The first trailer is out for the new film “Dallas Buyers Club.” The movie is based on the true story of Ron Woodruff, a Texas man who was diagnosed with…

Julie Gerstein | August 28, 2013 - 11:15 am

HIV-Positive? You Probably Don’t Want To Be In Kansas Anymore

My college best friend and I coined the term “bipolar week.”  It was used to describe a week filled with both overwhelmingly amazing events and truly terrible moments: winning a…

Sarah Gray | March 29, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Amazing News: Doctors Say They Have Cured Baby With HIV

Yesterday, doctors announced that they had, for the first time, cured a baby who was born with HIV, an incredible achievement that could lead to more aggressive treatments used on…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 4, 2013 - 9:40 am
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