Bigger Condoms Coming Up Free in DC Residents of Washington, DC, are getting bigger condoms after complaining to city officials about the size and quality of condoms given out through its free program, the Washington Examiner reports.
Lubricants for Anal Sex May Increase Risk of HIV, STIs People who used lubrication during anal sex were three times more likely to have rectal sexually transmitted infections (STIs) than those who didn’t use lube, according to a study presented at the International Microbicides Conference in Pittsburgh.
The Lazarus Effect Documentary Premieres on HBO
The Lazarus Effect, a new documentary by Lance Bangs depicting how antiretroviral (ARV) drug treatments have changed the lives of four HIV-positive people living in Africa, premieres Monday, May 24, on HBO.
Ugandan HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Act Criticized The 2010 HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Act, introduced May 19 in the Ugandan Parliament, criminalizes HIV transmission, mandates HIV testing for certain people and requires medical personnel to disclose the HIV status of those people, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).
Smallpox Vaccine Is Linked to Decrease in HIV Cases Researchers believe the smallpox vaccine used to eradicate the disease worldwide offered some protection against HIV, according to a study published in the journal BMC Immunology and reported by BBC News.
HIV Care Denied to Most MSM in Asia-Pacific Region
Nearly 90 percent of men who have sex with men in the Asia-Pacific region are denied HIV care because of regional laws criminalizing male homosexual activity, according to a U.N.-backed report written about in BBC News.
May 17, 2010
Researchers Mark National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day Treatment alone won’t stop the AIDS pandemic—as is evident in the fact that for every person who begins HIV treatment, two to three others contract the virus. To prevent and end AIDS, a powerful vaccine is needed.
Brothers & Sisters Season Finale Ends on HIV Twist
The season finale of Brothers & Sisters ended with the revelation that a character was HIV positive. The surprising plot line brings up issues of nonprogressors, HIV testing protocol and the rates of HIV among gay men and the elderly, reports AfterElton.com.
Canadian Judge Rules HIV-Negative Man Not at “Significant Risk” In a groundbreaking HIV criminalization case, a Canadian judge ruled that an HIV-negative insertive partner is not at “significant risk of serious bodily harm” if he had unprotected anal sex with an HIV-positive receptive male partner, aidsmap reports.
Persecuted Chinese AIDS Activist Moves to U.S. Chinese AIDS activist Wan Yanhai and his family have left China for the United States because of increasing pressure and threats from the Chinese government, The New York Times reports.
May 7 Is World AIDS Orphans Day
May 7 is World AIDS Orphans Day, a grassroots campaign designed to create awareness and promote advocacy for the more than 15 million children worldwide orphaned by AIDS.
Study: HPV Prevention in Men May Help HIV Prevention
Men with human papillomavirus (HPV) have an increased risk of contracting HIV compared with men without HPV, according to a study in The Journal of Infectious Diseases and reported by the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill.
AIDS Denialist Ignored Scientific Misconduct Warnings
Controversial HIV scientist Peter Duesberg is being investigated at the University of California at Berkeley for ignoring warnings not to publish a paper refuting the effectiveness of antiretrovirals (ARVs) in treating HIV/AIDS, Nature reports.
Sex Ed Bills Advance in Pennsylvania and Louisiana A Pennsylvania sex education bill getting traction mandates that school boards in each district have the power to determine material for the curriculum but it must instruct students about HIV/AIDS and HIV prevention, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
May 03, 2010
Report: 1,001 People in 10 States on ADAP Waiting Lists AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) in 10 states have a combined total of 1,001 people on waiting lists as of April 30, according to a new report from the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD).