A Tampon-Like HIV Prevention Method for Women?So this is really cool: New research shows that tiny water-soluble electrospun fibers can quickly dissolve and deliver an antiretroviral to the vagina. They act as pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV and can act in as little as six minutes. Scientists say the cloth could also be used for various bacterial, fungal and other viral infections. 
Photo: Medical News Today

A Tampon-Like HIV Prevention Method for Women?

So this is really cool: New research shows that tiny water-soluble electrospun fibers can quickly dissolve and deliver an antiretroviral to the vagina. They act as pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV and can act in as little as six minutes. Scientists say the cloth could also be used for various bacterial, fungal and other viral infections.

Photo: Medical News Today

Huge Concerns Over New HIV Criminalization Law in Uganda

So, President Yoweri Museveni has just signed “The HIV and AIDS Prevention Control Act of 2014” into law in Uganda, and it’s a discrimination doozie. Here’s what it says:

  • HIV+ people can get 10 years in prison plus a fine for “intentional transmission of HIV”
  • Or, they’ll get 5 years in prison for “attempted transmission of HIV”
  • There will be mandatory testing in Uganda for pregnant women
  • And, the government will have the ability to release a person’s HIV status to the public without their consent.


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Treatment News: HIV Researchers are Now Using Tobacco To Cultivate a New Microbicide
As is typically the case when a widely available consumer product finds its way into HIV research headlines, confusion may arise as to whether tobacco itself is the next antiretroviral, vaccine or microbicide. In this research, tobacco is just being used as a breeding ground for an HIV-fighting agent that is not itself related to the plant.
Tobacco products have not been shown to prevent or treat HIV.

Treatment News: HIV Researchers are Now Using Tobacco To Cultivate a New Microbicide

As is typically the case when a widely available consumer product finds its way into HIV research headlines, confusion may arise as to whether tobacco itself is the next antiretroviral, vaccine or microbicide. In this research, tobacco is just being used as a breeding ground for an HIV-fighting agent that is not itself related to the plant.

Tobacco products have not been shown to prevent or treat HIV.

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How to Help a Suicidal Friend

The news of Robin Williams is a reminder that depression is not something to ignore. This Stuff Mom Never Told You video offers advice on what to do when friends or family say they want to commit suicide. 

And if you need immediate help, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Donors Are Only Reaching 7% of Global Harm Reduction Needs
Harm reduction is smart: It helps drug users kick their addictions. It prevents HIV. It protects everyone from the spread of STIs. It promotes safe sex. It provides valuable education to the community. It saves governments money. It improves public health, worldwide. It helps stop, not fuel the injection drug epidemic.

Donors Are Only Reaching 7% of Global Harm Reduction Needs

Harm reduction is smart: It helps drug users kick their addictions. It prevents HIV. It protects everyone from the spread of STIs. It promotes safe sex. It provides valuable education to the community. It saves governments money. It improves public health, worldwide. It helps stop, not fuel the injection drug epidemic.

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I Love My Boo campaign features real young men of color loving each other passionately. Rather than sexualizing gay relationships, this campaign models caring, and highlights the importance of us taking care of each other. Featured throughout New York City, I Love My Boo directly challenges homophobia and encourages all who come across it to critically rethink our notion of love.

GMHC is the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. Building on decades of dedication and expertise, we understand the reality of HIV/AIDS and empower a healthy life for all. GMHC fights to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected.

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