Category Archives: HIV

When the War on Planned Parenthood Makes People (Very) Sick

A few years back, when the rightwing assault on Planned Parenthood kicked into high gear, I explained why I supported Planned Parenthood: For the younger readers–and by younger, I mean those in their twenties–it’s hard to describe the AIDS-related paranoia … Continue reading

Posted in Conservatives, Drugs, HIV, News Media, Public Health

The Governor Pence Scandal No One Is Talking About

It really hasn’t been a great week for the state of Indiana, with the worst hit being the signing of ‘right’ to discriminate (against gays) legislation. But what’s lost in all of that is Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has decided … Continue reading

Posted in Basic Human Decency, Conservatives, HIV, Public Health | 3 Comments

A Legal and Scientific Issue with HIV ‘Fingerprinting’?

The consensus sequence is the real problem.
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Posted in Genetics, HIV, Public Health, The Rule of Law | 6 Comments

Review: “The Effects of Circumsion on the Penis Microbiome”

It turns your bacteria Jewish. Seriously, the strong finding of this article was completely ignored. Anyway….
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Posted in HIV, Microbiology, Microbiome | 16 Comments

What the 1,000 Foot Ban Means for Needle Exchange

What a de facto ban on federal funding for needle exchanges means.
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Posted in Drugs, HIV, Public Health, Viruses | 2 Comments

To Be Scientifically Literate, You Do Have to Know Things

A scientifically literate person not only understands the scientific method, but also knows some science.
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Posted in Creationism, Education, HIV, Hypotheses, The War on Science | 16 Comments

Conservative Oppositional Disorder Harms Public Health

Note to conservatives: propose an alternative public health solution or shut up.
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Posted in Basic Human Decency, Conservatives, HIV, Influenza, Public Health, The War on Science, Vaccination | 4 Comments