LGBT Rights

Why Gay Discrimination Is A Global Health Hazard

By | Tue, 06/24/2014 - 17:00

Laws that discriminate against LGBT people are on the rise in other parts of the world even as they're being repealed in the United States. Experts say these laws have public health consequences.

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AIDS Expert Fired For Calling Gay Sex A Public Health Threat

By | Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:55

In 2012, an AIDS expert in Jamaica testified in favor of laws criminalizing homosexual behavior. Last week, his university removed him from the helm of a health institute, saying the community had lost confidence in him.


CDC Reports Rare Case Of Lesbian HIV Transmission

By | Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:49

A Texas woman tested HIV-positive while donating plasma; her female sexual partner had been previously diagnosed with HIV.


Researcher Quits After Confessing To Faking AIDS Vaccine Findings

By | Thu, 12/26/2013 - 17:34

Dr. Dong-Pyou Han of Iowa State University admitted to falsifying results in research to develop an HIV/AIDS vaccine. Prior to his admission, the findings were hailed as a medical breakthrough.

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Former PR Exec's Tasteless AIDS Tweet Reflects Age-Old Stigma Toward Disease

By | Sun, 12/22/2013 - 13:52

An executive at a prestigious PR firm ignited controversy with a tweet about AIDS in Africa, reflecting how the disease garners stigma.

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AIDS Mystery Solved: 2 US Studies Show How HIV Progresses To Final Stage

By | Thu, 12/19/2013 - 19:29

Scientists have discovered the fundamental mechanism whereby HIV wipes out the immune system and progresses into AIDS.


Does Truvada, The HIV-Prevention Pill, Increase Sexually Risky Behavior?

By | Wed, 12/18/2013 - 17:00

Researchers provide more proof that regular use of Truvada can reduce an individual’s risk of contracting HIV while also showing that use of the pill does not equate to an increase in risky sexual behavior.


Health Predictions For 2014

By | Fri, 12/13/2013 - 13:52

Based on expert opinion, slowly building trends, and economic numbers, expect these six issues to be the top drivers of news in the area of health throughout the coming year.


Microchip Diagnoses HIV/AIDS Instantly: Tricorder-Like Test Could Aid Millions With Disease

By | Wed, 12/04/2013 - 14:00

A new, inexpensive microchip quickly diagnoses patients with HIV/AIDS and could lead to a simple finger stick test for the disease.


Adolescent AIDS Rate Surges To 2.1 Million Worldwide

By | Fri, 11/29/2013 - 15:14

Nearly 2.1 million adolescents worldwide were living with HIV at the end of last year with girls accounting for nearly two-thirds of new infections.


Aggressive New HIV Strain In West Africa Develops Into AIDS More Rapidly

By | Fri, 11/29/2013 - 13:12

A new aggressive strain of the HIV virus has been discovered in West Africa, and researchers say the recombinant virus can progress from infection to illness (AIDS) in just about five years.

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Child Support Grants Help South African Girls Avoid HIV Infection From ‘Sugar Daddies’

By | Wed, 11/27/2013 - 17:46

South African teenage girls who come from a household receiving child support grants are less likely to contract HIV from older men.


Professor Awarded $100K Grant To Redesign Condom

By | Thu, 11/21/2013 - 14:59

How can we make condoms stronger and more likely to be used? Scientists are looking into two new materials right now: graphene and superlastomers


Florida School District With Unusually High HIV Rate Set To Mandate Sex Education Classes

By | Thu, 11/14/2013 - 16:11

A Florida county that has the highest HIV/AIDS rates in the country hopes to curb those cases by implementing sex ed in the classroom.


France Approves At-Home HIV Tests: Will Self-Testing Catch On?

By | Fri, 11/08/2013 - 14:31

France approved at-home HIV tests, which will become commercially available beginning in 2014.