Posts tagged "hiv/aids"

Frisky PSA: Safe Sex Is Fun Sex!

Have you been tested lately? California health officials announced yesterday that an actress in the porn industry has been diagnosed with HIV––just another reminder to be safe when you’re having fun in bed. This is the first publicized case of HIV from the industry since 2004 (although the California health records show 22 HIV case…

By: Justine Fields / June 12, 2009

National Women And Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Today, March 10, is National Women And Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day — a day to raise awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls. In 1990, women only made up 11 percent of new AIDS cases, but by 2005, that number had more than doubled to 26 percent. AIDS is now the leading…

By: Annika Harris / March 10, 2009

Popping Pills Instead Of Wrapping Up

Here’s a story: Johnnie was so tired of using condoms because they were a buzz kill and felt unnatural to him. He was planning a weekend of debauchery and had heard of an alternative to wearing condoms called PrEP that would hopefully protect him from contracting HIV. He knew he could purchase the drug from…

By: Annika Harris / January 14, 2009

“Philadelphia” Extra Still Living With HIV After 19 Years

In 1993, 15 years ago, the movie “Philadelphia” was released. Director Jonathan Demme wanted the film, which was the first big production to deal with AIDS, to reflect reality, so he cast dozens of people with HIV/AIDS in the movie, mainly as extras. Sadly, most of these extras died within a year of the movie’…

By: Catherine Strawn / November 21, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: No Sex In Space Movie & Male Birds’ Singing

Virgin Galactic, the company planning on taking wealthy tourists to the edge of the atmosphere, has turned down a $1 million-offer for a sex-in-spacce movie. [Fox news]
The Indian Health Minister wants to legalize homosexuality, which is currently a crime with the punishment of life in prison, so that they can focus on fighting HIV/AIDS.

By: Catherine Strawn / October 3, 2008

Daily Squeeze: HIV Rates, Teen Choice Awards, Jodie Sweetin

Gossip Girl and the Jonas Brothers each received six surfboard trophies at Sunday’s Tenth Annual Teen Choice Awards. [Washington Post]
According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released on Saturday, the United States has significantly underreported the number of new H.I.V. infections occurring nationally each year. The annual infection rate is 40…

By: Annika Harris / August 4, 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…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 17, 2008

Illegal Sex Workers In India Elligible For Life Insurance

Commercial sex workers in India now have the option of purchasing life insurance policies even though their line of work is illegal in the country. When a few sex workers approached the Life Insurance Corporation of India, the company agreed to provide coverage provided the sex workers get routine medical check-ups since they’re at a…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 22, 2008