September 27, 2013 - 1:56 pm
This week, researchers are hopeful after a common topical anti-fungal medication is found to kill HIV-infected cells, a transgender high school student experiences highs and lows after being named homecoming queen, and President George H.W. Bush is a witness at a same-sex wedding.
September 25, 2013 - 3:21 pm
Though many thought this issue was settled in the 1980s, a school system in Arkansas has demanded to know the HIV status of three siblings, saying their behavior poses a risk to students and staff.
September 23, 2013 - 2:52 pm
Released Monday, the report found that the number of new HIV infections is down, more people are getting the treatment they need, and fewer people died of AIDS-related illnesses in 2012, compared to the peak in 2005.
September 20, 2013 - 9:54 am
This week, Khloe Kardashian gets tested for STDs after learning of her husband’s infidelity, Jennifer Aniston does not want wax statues of STDs in her living room, and sex research goes primetime with a new series on Showtime.
September 19, 2013 - 4:42 pm
The new cfDNA test can detect 98 percent of Down syndrome cases and has a 0.5 percent chance of false positives, but the medical community is still approaching it with caution.
September 19, 2013 - 4:14 pm
In a wide-ranging interview, Pope Francis said the Roman Catholic Church spends too much time talking about abortion, contraception, and homosexuality and suggested that these might not be the most important aspects of church doctrine.
September 18, 2013 - 4:34 pm
Despite the recent HIV outbreak among porn stars, a bill to require condoms on set died in the California senate. So porn stars will head back to work on Friday without condoms, but with new STD testing rules.
September 17, 2013 - 2:47 pm
A new report from the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns of a post-antibiotic era in which none of the drugs we have work on gonorrhea and there are no new options.
September 13, 2013 - 1:26 pm
This week, filming stops yet again as two more porn stars test positive for HIV, researchers find that men with smaller testicles are more-involved dads, and it turns out that estrogen may play a bigger role in male libido than testosterone.
September 11, 2013 - 5:45 pm
The Internet has been abuzz this week with talk of the “pullout generation”—women who eschew modern birth control methods in favor of “coitus interruptus.” It’s a method that has been around since the dawn of time and has likely averted millions of pregnancies, but is it really good enough?