Category Archives: HIV

HIV Prevention and D.C. Statehood

While stopping COVID-19 isn’t going well in D.C., there is good news on the HIV front (boldface mine): The District has experienced a 79% reduction in newly diagnosed HIV cases since 2007, according to a newD.C. Health Department report. That … Continue reading

Posted in DC, HIV

Facebook Is a Conservative News Organization: The PreP Edition

It’s becoming increasingly obvious that Facebook should be thought of as a conservative publication–the editorial decisions are rightwing, as Jacob Silverman has noted (boldface mine): If it’s not clear already, then it must be said: Facebook is a right-wing company, … Continue reading

Posted in HIV, I For One Welcome Our Silicon Valley Overlords, Internet, Public Health

We Dodged A Bullet With Former HHS Secretary Price

Admittedly, it’s not Tom Price, but his wife and Georgia lawmaker Betty Price (boldface mine): State Rep. Betty Price, a Republican from Roswell, suggested quarantining people living with HIV during a House study committee meeting addressing the barriers HIV-positive people … Continue reading

Posted in CDC, Civil Liberties, Conservatives, HIV, NIH, Public Health

Puerto Rico And Power

And I’m not referring to electricity. Paul Krugman writes a very good column about Trump’s neglect of our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico: The situation in Iowa remains horrifying. More than a third of the population has been without clean … Continue reading

Posted in HIV, Resistance Rebellion And Death, Statehood

How To Hollow Out A Public Health Success: The D.C. HIV Edition

Suppose from 2007 – 2014, the number of HIV/AIDS patients in your state dropped by seventy percent due to solutions such as needle exchange and making antivirals readily available and affordable for those who need them. Now imagine what happens … Continue reading

Posted in DC, HIV, Public Health

Texas Begins HIV Transmission Program

Not exactly sure how this saves lives (boldface mine): Amid an ongoing battle over Planned Parenthood’s participation in the state Medicaid program, Texas health officials are cutting off funding to a Planned Parenthood affiliate for an HIV prevention program. In … Continue reading

Posted in Blastocyst Liberation, Conservatives, Fucking Morons, HIV, Public Health | 3 Comments

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