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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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

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…

Nikki Dowling |

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…

Carrie Wasterlain |

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…

Catherine Strawn |

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,…

John DeVore |

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…

Jessica Wakeman |

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…

Catherine Strawn |

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…

Catherine Strawn |

If You Are HIV Positive, You Probably Live Here

Of course, sexual health educators should still teach everyone to protect themselves against HIV/AIDS. But researchers have created an interactive online “HIV/AIDS Atlas,” which shows how only one-fifth of America’s…

Jessica Wakeman |

Chinese Sex Workers Told A Shot Will Protect Them From HIV

Embedded video from CNN Video

Okay, so I know pimps usually aren’t the nicest of guys. But in China, where there are now more than four million young female…

Justine Fields |

Swaziland Introduces The “Love Test” To Fight AIDS

Embedded video from CNN Video

An estimated 26 percent of the population of Swaziland in Africa is HIV positive. But instead of instilling fear with grim AIDS campaigns, the…

Carrie Wasterlain |

Rape Victim Turns Painful Past Into Promising Future For Young Women

An article on CNN yesterday turned me on to Zimababwe native Betty Makoni, CNN hero of the week. She is a teacher, a volunteer, and the executive director…

Carrie Wasterlain |

Past Sexual Partners Stay With You Like Unwanted Pubic Hair

Check out this ad for MTV’s Staying Alive global HIV and AIDS prevention campaign. What better way to visually represent how people’s past sexual partners stay with them forever and…

Catherine Strawn |

Branding HIV-Positive People?

Swaziland parliament member Timothy Myeni recently had a lightbulb zinger of an idea to solve his country’s HIV/AIDS problem. He wanted to brand all HIV-positive people on the butt(ox), so…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

New Vaginal Ring May Prevent HIV Infection And Pregnancy

Remembering to take birth control pills every day at the same time can be a hassle. Buying condoms adds another thing to our pages-long to-do list. Wouldn’t it be nice…

Annika Harris |

Quick Pic: Hilary Duff Turns On World’s Biggest Phallus

Yeah, too bad it’s just The Empire State Building — unless you’re into that sorta thing like this woman. But it was all for a good cause. The pop star…

Simcha |

We Could Wear A Tee Or Two From Designers Against AIDS

It takes a lot for us to be excited by clothes designed by celebs (we blame you, Jessica Simpson), but we could really get behind, not to mention inside, any…

Jessica Wakeman |

The Five Most Important Things You Should Know About: AIDS

AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and there is no cure. HIV weakens the body’s ability to fend off diseases and multiplies in lymph nodes. It…

Stephanie Armstrong |

The Five Most Important Things You Should Know About: HIV

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes AIDS in the later stages of the disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one million people in…

E.A. Anne |

German Pop Star Arrested For Possibly Giving Sex Partner HIV

German pop singer Nadja Benaissa was arrested Tuesday in Frankfurt, Germany, for allegedly having unprotected sex with three men without telling them she is HIV positive. One of the men…

Catherine Strawn |