· · · · · 

Highly Contagious Strain of Meningitis Targets Men Who Have Sex With Men in NYC

A highly contagious strain of meningitis that has struck 22 men in New York City in the last three years, killing seven of them, has public health experts scratching their heads and looking for ways to get as many gay men vaccinated as possible.

A highly contagious strain of meningitis that has struck 22 men in New York City in the last three years, killing seven of them, has public health experts scratching their heads and looking for ways to get as many gay men vaccinated as possible.

· · · · · 

Study: New Therapy Shows Promise for HIV Prevention

Long-awaited results were released today in the New England Journal of Medicine of a study on the effectiveness of a single daily tablet for preventing HIV transmission among those at high risk of infection.

· · · · · 

Ducked! Or How Your Blogger Agreed To Face the Right-Wing Media Only to be Jilted

In a previous post, Amanda quotes conservative talk show host Dennis Prager. Amanda is invited on his radio program to explain but never gets the chance – until now.

· · · · · 

HIV: Still Not Just a “Gay Thing”

The myth that HIV is strictly a “gay thing” has re-emerged from the shadowy world of rumor and email forwarding and is poking its head out in the right wing media.

· · · · · 

AIDS and Silence: The Stigma Is Killing Us

We have a problem in the gay men’s community. Our silence about the epidemic slowly eating us away is killing us. As much as this might sound like it is some ancient diatribe written in the ’80s, it remains the reality today.

· · · · · 

Roundup: Circumcision and HIV, Patient Care and Catholic Teaching

Circumcision benefit doubted for gay men; Catholic hospital under fire for allowing abortion referrals and birth control prescriptions; Ohio top court mulls admission of medical files in Planned Parenthood case; U.S. Supreme Court refuses Missouri prison abortion rights case; Breast cancer vaccine within reach.

· · · · · 

Less Silence, More Science: Making Anal Sex Safer

One of the dangerous silences of global HIV prevention efforts has been the neglect of anal intercourse between women and men as well as the HIV prevalence among gay men and other men who have sex with men in Asia, Africa and other parts of the developing world.

· · · · ·