HIV is not a punishment for bad behavior. It’s an illness. And it’s not OK to act like it is a punishment for some crime, even when the “criminal” is a public jackass like Sheen, because that just reinforces the HIV stigma our culture is already swimming in.
The new law spells out what young people across the state must learn and includes information about “sexual harassment, sexual assault, adolescent relationship abuse, intimate partner violence, and sex trafficking.”
Reports that a drug that treats toxoplasmosis went from $13.50 to $750 per pill caused outrage among medical experts, politicians, and the public.
A complaint filed with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination accuses Mutual of Omaha of denying long-term care insurance to a man taking HIV medications.
A new study found that no one taking pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV became infected over the course of three years. But the rates of other STIs were still high.
Researchers from France recently presented the results of a case in which a girl born with HIV who was treated early in life has remained in remission without medication for 12 years. Experts are excited but cautious because similar cases have ended with HIV being detected in patients blood again.
Although strong policies provide important backing for schools’ decisions about curricula, they do not automatically translate into implementation at the classroom level.
A small human study has found that infusing a person’s blood with HIV antibodies can cut the amount of virus in their body even if they are not taking antiretroviral drugs.
One in four people living with HIV in the United States are women. So why is HIV prevention medication overwhelmingly only targeted at men who have sex with men?
Thanks to restrictive laws and limited health-care options, halting the spread of HIV and hepatitis C is often a losing battle—one that puts women substance users in particularly high danger.