Category Archives: HIV

The Politics of Cholera and of the Great White Bwana

One of the constant refrains I always hear is that diarrheal diseases, such as shigellosis, cholera, and other bacterial dysenteries, could be easily solved if there were adequate potable water and sanitation. That’s completely correct. It’s also completely unrealistic, as a recent editorial argues.
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Posted in E. coli, Funding, Healthcare, HIV, Public Health, Vaccination | 2 Comments

Mitt Romney: Turning Massachusetts Into Mississippi, One Needy Person At a Time

Actually, the post title is unfair: Romney is quite capable of screwing over thousands of people at once. In order to further his Republican presidential bonafides by cutting spending, any spending, MA Governor Mitt Romney playing bookkeeping games so he could declare a fiscal state of emergency and unilaterally cut budget items.
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Posted in Conservatives, Education, Environment, Fucking Morons, Funding, HIV, Romney, Vaccination, We're Really Fucked | 3 Comments

Should HIV Home-Testing Kits Be Used?

There’s a very interesting article by Sheldon Campbell and Roger Klein in the October edition of The Journal of Clinical Microbiology about the pros and cons of home-testing for HIV.
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