The Utah Supreme Court heard arguments last Tuesday in an appeals case involving a 13-year-old girl who had “consensual sex” with her then-12-year-old boyfriend and ended up an accused sex offender.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After analyzing medical records of women who died of breast cancer, researchers at Harvard University concluded that early mammograms can save lives. Other experts disagree. What should women do?
On this episode of Reality Cast, I discuss how sex education in some states has improved, and the right wing’s response to those changes. In another segment, I chat with Stephanie Zvan, associate president of Minnesota Atheists, about the fight to end sexual harassment in the atheist/skeptic movement.
This week, Zurich builds drive-in sex boxes for sex workers and their clients; a second porn star tests positive for HIV, bringing more calls for condoms on set; and researchers find condoms can increase healthy bacteria in the vagina.