Posts tagged "aids"

Today’s Lady News: Should Adult Film Stars Be Required To Use Protection?

News broke last week that an adult film star had tested positive for HIV. But adult film actress Madison Young tells Salon.com's Broadsheet blog that requiring actors to wear condoms would be "a mistake." Why? [Salon] An employee at Eddie Long's mega-church in Atlanta has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2010

AIDS Group Files Complaint Against Larry Flynt Over Condom-less Porn

AIDS activists have filed a workplace safety complaint against Hustler honcho Larry Flynt over the amount of condom-less sex in all of his skin flicks. On Thursday, activists descended upon Los Angeles' Division of Occupational Safety and Health office with 100 DVDs to show that only one scene in one porno showed a…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 27, 2010

A Banana A Day Keeps HIV Away?

Could bananas really be the key to stopping the spread of HIV? Some researchers believe they could be. They’ve discovered that BanLec, a type of lectin naturally found in bananas, binds to the sugary envelope that encases the HIV virus, thus blocking its entry into the body. It was even more effective in preventing the…
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 24, 2010

Beware Of Your Man’s Vacation To The Dominican Republic

A few years ago a big secret was revealed: American men would flock to Brazil for secret sex getaways. But now that this is known, the Dominican Republic has replaced Brazil as the sex tourism capital, according to Keith Murphy, who wrote "Fool's Paradise" for Essence. Men, especially black men, are traveling to the D.R.
By: Annika Harris / January 27, 2010

Two Very, Very Uncool Lies

Lying is bad enough in the first place. But if there are two things a person should never, ever lie about, they are AIDS and rape. So we are pretty horrified by these stories that came out today. First, porn star Jackie Braxton (aka “Fame”) is probably in hiding right now after she told a…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 19, 2010

Husband Injects Wife With HIV To Get Laid

Of all the crazy schemes men use to get laid, this one has got to rank at the most vile. That's both saying a lot and putting this catastrophe mildly. According to a report at The Huffington Post, a 35-year-old HIV-positive man in New Zealand injected his sleeping HIV-negative wife with the virus so she'd…
By: YourTango.com / December 13, 2009

New Pap Smear Recommendations Could Increase STDs Among Black Teens

Going to the gynecologist is never a pleasant experience, but most responsible women suck it up at least once a year to have an annual pap smear. The new pap smear recommendations say women should delay getting their first test until they're 21, regardless of whether they're sexually active. But for some…
By: Annika Harris / December 7, 2009

Stella McCartney’s Latest Design For Gap Comes In Your Size

If you couldn't squeeze into Stella McCartney's collection for GapKids, now's your chance to pick up a piece designed by her at the retailer. Stella created a T-shirt for Gap's (PRODUCT) RED line, with half of the profits from the $28 top going to fight AIDS. The V-neck tee is printed with…
By: Catherine Strawn / November 24, 2009

What’s The #1 Cause Of Death Of Women Around The Globe?

Ask an American to name the leading cause of death for child-bearing women across the globe and I reckon he or she might say "heart disease," "breast cancer" or maybe even car accidents. After all, those are some of the greatest killers for American women, ones we are warned to be aware of…
By: Jessica Wakeman / November 11, 2009

New HIV Vaccine May Make Huge Advances In Reducing Infection

Some exciting news in the medical world: a new HIV vaccine, called RV 144, has proved effective in reducing infection rates of the sexually transmitted disease by 31 percent. A combination of two previously tested vaccines, the formula was administered to some 16,000 people in Thailand as part of a three-year research program. Half…
By: Leonora Epstein / September 24, 2009

Tyrant Porno: All For A Good Cause?

Das Commitee, an advertising agency in Hamburg, Germany, has just unveiled their ads for World AIDS Day, which happens on Dec. 1. The three-part series features photos of Hitler, Stalin, and Saddam Hussein gettin’ busy with models next to the slogan “AIDS Is A Mass Murderer.” Yikes. I know it’s for a good cause, but…
By: Simcha / September 4, 2009

New HIV Awareness Campaign Hits Home

This new AIDS Awareness campaign from One Life finally uses sex to sell an effective message -- when you sleep with him, you're sleeping with everyone in his past. Click on over to Trendhunter to see a few more graphic images -- including a woman giving a blowjob to a handgun. One more…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 25, 2009

Nigeria Wants HIV-Positive Folks To Marry Each Other

In Nigeria, a government program is trying to stop the spread of AIDS by ... encouraging HIV-positive people to marry each other. The idea is that if they're married, they won't be as likely to spread the disease to others. And they're giving serious incentives for tying the knot. In exchange for an "HIV-marriage," the…
By: Nikki Dowling / August 19, 2009

Quickies!: New “Molecular Condom” May Prevent AIDS Transmission

A new “molecular” liquid condom has been developed that would prevent the transmission of AIDS during intercourse. The condom consists of a vaginal gel that turns semisolid in the presence of sperm, trapping the AIDS virus. [Medical News Today] – Sounds promising! "Twilight" has inspired clothing lines and greeting cards. Now,…
By: Carrie Wasterlain / August 11, 2009

2010 World Cup Could Result In An Increase In HIV

As South Africa prepares to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the country is getting some attention for some not-so-positive news. Along with a high number of rapes, the country has long struggled to keep HIV/AIDS in check. With tourists pouring in for the huge soccer competition next June, the health…
By: Catherine Strawn / August 3, 2009

Mind Of Man: Dating Someone With An Incurable STD

A reader sent me an email and asked me if I would ever date someone with an incurable STD. She had recently been diagnosed with the HSV virus (that’s herpes, y’all), and wanted my answer to be honest and not “PC.” So here it is goes, my unvarnished, gut reaction to the question:…
By: John DeVore / July 22, 2009

Teen Pregnancy Increased In The Past Few Years

"16 And Pregnant": it's not just an MTV reality show, it's also America's scary reality! A Centers for Disease Control report just came out which discovered teen pregnancy increased in recent years. Teen birth rates rose during 2006 and 2007, after having decreased from 1991 to 2005. More scary news i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 20, 2009

Lady Gaga Dislikes Pants But Supports The Wearing Of Rubbers

Earlier this week, Lady Gaga took time out from pantslessness and boob explosions to volunteer at AIDS charity Body Positive North West in Manchester, England. "I want to make it fashionable to have safe sex," she said. "You must be safe. You can have sex with hundred…
By: Catherine Strawn / July 3, 2009

Condoms Are A Rarity In U.S. Prisons

The Los Angeles County Sheriff is considering expanding a program that distributes condoms in a unit for gay men at Men's Central Jail. Currently, an outreach worker from nonprofit Center for Health Justice stops by once a week to give one condom per inmate to the 300 men in that unit. Now they're…
By: Catherine Strawn / July 2, 2009