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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…

Ami Angelowicz | November 17, 2009 - 8:40 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 11, 2009 - 1:40 pm

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…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | October 27, 2009 - 2:10 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 20, 2009 - 8:20 pm

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 | August 25, 2009 - 11:40 am

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 | August 19, 2009 - 5:20 pm

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…

Nikki Dowling | August 6, 2009 - 4:10 pm

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 | August 3, 2009 - 4:50 pm

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.

Nikki Dowling | August 3, 2009 - 3:39 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 8, 2009 - 4:40 pm

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 | July 3, 2009 - 3:15 pm

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 | July 2, 2009 - 4:20 pm

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 | June 24, 2009 - 7:20 pm

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 | June 22, 2009 - 4:10 pm

Swaziland Introduces The “Love Test” To Fight AIDS

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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 | June 19, 2009 - 3:50 pm

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 | June 4, 2009 - 9:45 am

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 | May 29, 2009 - 11:00 am

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 | May 28, 2009 - 2:15 pm

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 | May 8, 2009 - 7:30 pm

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 | April 16, 2009 - 6:00 pm