Time to Step Up? U.S. Funded HIV Clinic Raided by Ugandan Cops
The Makerere University Walter Reed Project just had all of its condoms, lubes and medical manuals on HIV/MSMs and two employees seized by Ugandan authorities. Police were allegedly acting on a report that the clinic was “promoting homosexuality” which has been banned by national law since February.
NYC Tonight: “Fire in the Belly” Book Club w/ Visual AIDS
Love David Wojnarowicz? Bring your bio-book to The Bureau of General Services Queer Division @ 83a Hester Street in NYC at 7pm. Get ready to discuss awesome art, gay activism, the prolific east village scene and the early days of the crisis.
When People with HIV Became Suicide Bombers
In his latest blog, Mark King writes about the legend of Gaetan Dugas (aka: “Patient Zero,” the gay flight attendant who was among the first people with HIV in the U.S.) and how his dangerous, promiscuous reputation still somehow precedes the positive community.
3/8 people who contracted invasive meningococcal disease so far this year in LA County have died. But even in the middle of their new vaccine push for local MSMs, the LA County Health Department tried to keep them a secret. Why?
Anal Sex w/o a Condom = Less Than 2% risk for HIV, even if your boyfriend is positive.
Say Whaaaat? Get to the bottom in 'Against All Odds'
Sharecare Names Top 10 Social Healthmakers on HIV/AIDS:
Fool Us Once….
TAG’s Tim Horn blogs: “We’re being duped by our government agencies. We’re being hoodwinked by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We’re being bamboozled by pharmaceutical companies and research networks. In the April issue of TAGline, we highlight several missteps in research and policy that have required advocacy to remedy and ensure that the jokes don’t remain on us.”
Interesting article explaining the social stigma in the gay community about using Truvada. The once daily pill protects against HIV if a person has unprotected sex. But more women than men are using it.
"The facts about medical cannabis are frequently counterintuitive. On the medical side, cannabis stimulates appetite, but those who use it are on average thinner and have less of a chance of getting diabetes… because it helps regulate insulin. The smoke contains tars similar to tobacco, but there is no link to lung cancer among even the heaviest users… because it has a protective effect. States with medical cannabis laws have seen teen marijuana use drop since the laws were enacted and have fewer fatal traffic accidents. Just last week, a study by UT showed the rate of assault and property crimes doesn’t increase when states pass medical cannabis laws; it drops."
HIV, Men & Heart Disease
Positive Dudes: For every year you are on antiretrovirals to treat HIV, your risk of coronary artery blockage goes up by about 9%. For every decrease by 100 of your lowest-ever CD4 count, your risk of plaque buildup increases by 20%.