Posts tagged "aids"

Safe Sex: Coming To A Cell Phone Near You!

As sexting gets more popular, safe sexting gets a grant! A series of modern sex ed soap operas have been filmed and distributed via cell phones thanks to an endowment and the commitment of a New Jersey nurse and professor. Rachel Jones, the RN behind the video productions, has spent her career committed to preventing…

Simcha / January 5, 2009

Star Trek Goes Gay, Finally

Back in the ’90s, “Star Trek: The Next Generation” commissioned an episode involving gay characters in love. The script for “Blood And Fire” was about a deathly bloodworm epidemic, a metaphor for the AIDS crisis, and it was also the first time the multi-cultural show would have included homosexuals in any of their…

Simcha / December 19, 2008

World AIDS Day Marks 20th Anniversary Of Togetherness

Today, December 1, marks the 20th anniversary of World AIDS Day, the day when individuals and organizations from around the world work together to bring attention to the global AIDS epidemic. In 1988, AIDS was causing more deaths in the United States than there were in the Vietnam War and an estimated five to 10…

Annika Harris / December 1, 2008

Quickies!: Jennifer Aniston Closes The Chapter On Friends

Jennifer Aniston said she has closed the chapter on Friends, so there won’t be a film. Now if only the rest of the world would too. [Pop Eater]
Self-medication, anyone? Alcohol, candy and cigarette companies are reporting healthy sales, despite our economy. [Money.AOL]
A woman who has never shown symptoms of infection with the AIDS…

Annika Harris / August 13, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Special Police Bras, Circumcision And AIDS, And Smart Spiders

Thousands of German policewomen have received “bulletproof bras.” Basically, they’re just bras that say “Polizei” (police) and don’t have metal parts, which could impale the wearer if hit by a bullet. [Reuters]…

Catherine Strawn / August 6, 2008

STFree Gives You A License to Lay

Do you have a license to lay? Brooklyn-based STF(ree) is making private issued cards so your potential lovers can check the results of your last two AIDS/HIV tests. No lying, no guessing, no putting off the inevitable. All you have to do is fill out their enrollment form and ask your doctor to send your…

Simcha / July 30, 2008

U.S. Ban On People With HIV Could Be Repealed

Did you know that people with HIV who want to visit the U.S. or move to the U.S. from another country basically can’t? For about 20 years, there has been a ban making it really hard for people with the virus to enter the country, even for health conferences. They’ve been able to apply for…

Catherine Strawn / July 17, 2008

Microbicides: Condoms May Become A Thing Of The Past

While sticking a bunch of microbicides up your hoo-ha may seem like a bad idea, turns out it may save your vaj from the likes of HIV and other STD’s. Researchers are currently conducting clinical trials at UCLA’s AIDS Institute for microbicides, a shield you would schmear in your vajane. Nowadays, women must rely o…

Simcha / July 8, 2008

Condoms And Conjugal Visits: Possible Solutions To Stop The Spread Of HIV/AIDS

Marcus Day, the adviser to the Association of Caribbean Heads of Corrections and Prison Services, is recommending prisons in the Caribbean implement condom distribution programs (despite concerns from the religious community that this will promote sex between men). A slightly more innovative course of action he’s suggesting is conjugal visits for married prisoners. Marcus said…

Catherine Strawn / June 17, 2008

STD Prevention Factoid!

Drinking a cap-full of bleach will not stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. It will, however, turn your insides into mulch. Guess they didn’t teach teens in Florida that in abstinence education class. [ABC Action News]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 8, 2008

Gay Blood Is As Good As Any, Darnit!

Happy Hump Day! We here at The Frisky would like to salute the hump and its oh-so-important role in our lives. However, who you like to hump shouldn’t dictate whose lives you can save. Unfortunately, the FDA doesn’t agree. We were totally shocked when our gay boyfriend told us he couldn’t participate in a blood…

Simcha / March 19, 2008

Broadway Bids Rent Adieu

Musical Theater buffs, break out the Kleenex. After nine hundred thirty thousand, one hundred eighty minutes the curtain is closing on Rent. Nearly 12 years ago the rock version of Puccini’s La Boheme opened on Broadway to both critical and mass acclaim — the story about AIDS in the 1990’s deeply resonated with crowds all…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 16, 2008
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