Posts tagged "hiv"

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 church. She claim…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2010

Jenna Jameson Weighs In On The Adult Industry HIV Outbreak

"It was like a ticking time bomb before something like this happened." --Porn star Jenna Jameson weighs in on the latest HIV outbreak in the adult movie industry. Condom use is not required and oftentimes discouraged. "I think a lot of the women feel pressure to not use condoms because they're in fear of not…

By: Susannah Breslin / October 15, 2010

German Pop Star On Trial For Knowingly Infecting A Man With HIV

No Angels was the German answer to the Spice Girls. Formed in 2000, one of the band's members was the beautiful Nadja Benaissa. Who, sadly, is no angel. Nadja was a crack addict at age 14, and got preggers at 16. And that's when she found out that she was HIV positive. She hid thi…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 17, 2010

Common Acne Drug Keeps HIV Dormant

Scientists at Johns Hopkins have found that minocycline, an antibiotic used to treat acne since the 1970s, can be used as an added defense against HIV. The drug targets immune cells in which the virus remains dormant and prevents them from replicating and reactivating. Minocycline, according to the researchers, is a great weapon in keeping…

By: Annika Harris / March 26, 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

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

Meet Kami, The First HIV-Positive Sesame Streeter

Even though the days are sunny and the air is sweet, things aren’t always perfect on "Sesame Street" … especially in South Africa. There is a new kid on the block there and she’s teaching her neighbors about some of the tough realities of life. Meet Kami (short for the Setswana word “Kamogelo” which mea…

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 17, 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 day-in and…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 11, 2009

Evil Insurance Companies Are Dropping Coverage For Women Who’ve Been Raped

Last week, the Huffington Post made our blood boil when they reported on a horrifying trend—that insurance companies are denying benefits for women who've been raped, and even dropping their coverage altogether. How can they get away with such a thing? Because, when a woman is raped and it's unknown whether the assailant used a…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 27, 2009

These 5 Women Were Given HIV By The Same Man

Today's episode of "Oprah" was both upsetting and inspiring. The five women in the clip above all contracted HIV from the same man -- their boyfriend, Philippe Padieu, who was secretly wooing (and sleeping with) all of them (and then some!) at the same time. He knew he had HIV, yet didn't tell any of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 20, 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 image, after…

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

Sweet! Scientists Decode The HIV Genome

For the first time ever, researchers have decoded the complete HIV virus genome. This wasn't an easy feat, because HIV carries its genetic information on RNA instead of DNA which is more complex because it's 3D. This is a very big deal because now scientists will have a much better understanding of how HIV works.

By: Nikki Dowling / August 6, 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 minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, expressed…

By: Catherine Strawn / August 3, 2009

Oh No! A New HIV Strain Has Been Discovered

While treating a 62-year-old Cameroonian woman in Paris, scientists discovered a new strain of HIV. This strain is from gorillas, not chimpanzees, and cannot be detected by conventional HIV tests. Scientists suspect the woman caught the virus from another human, not by eating infected meat. But, since it doesn't show up in conventional tests, the…

By: Nikki Dowling / August 3, 2009

HIV Positive Travelers Finally Allowed To Visit The United States

For the past 22 years, the U.S has banned HIV-positive visitors from entering our illustrious and diverse country. Other progressive lands with such rules: Iraq, Saudia Arabia, China, Libya, and the Sudan. But the government has finally lifted the ban and surprisingly, it was George W. Bush who signed the bill that put the repeal…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 8, 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 hundreds of people with a condom on and get…

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 considering doubling…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 2, 2009