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.

A New Condom With Anti-HIV/STI Lube is OK’d in Japan & AustraliaThe first of their kind, the LifeStyles Dual Protect condoms are lubricated with what’s known as VivaGel lubricant, which includes 0.5 percent astodrimer sodium. Lab studies have show that the lubricant inactivates up to 99.9 percent of HIV, herpes simplex virus and HPV.

A New Condom With Anti-HIV/STI Lube is OK’d in Japan & Australia

The first of their kind, the LifeStyles Dual Protect condoms are lubricated with what’s known as VivaGel lubricant, which includes 0.5 percent astodrimer sodium. Lab studies have show that the lubricant inactivates up to 99.9 percent of HIV, herpes simplex virus and HPV.

What pisses me off about syphilis testing/treatment in NYCIn his latest blog, Mike Barr asks:
If we have a vaccine against Lyme, why do we not have one for syphilis yet? (They are both spirochete infections).
If there is a Morning After (PEP) treatment for syphilis that exists, why is it never used or distributed?
If there are better ways to give out penicillin-G treatment (in Europe, they use pills. The U.S. still uses multiple shots that can cause people to have trouble walking for up to 3 days!) why don’t we do it?

What pisses me off about syphilis testing/treatment in NYC
In his latest blog, Mike Barr asks:

  1. If we have a vaccine against Lyme, why do we not have one for syphilis yet? (They are both spirochete infections).
  2. If there is a Morning After (PEP) treatment for syphilis that exists, why is it never used or distributed?
  3. If there are better ways to give out penicillin-G treatment (in Europe, they use pills. The U.S. still uses multiple shots that can cause people to have trouble walking for up to 3 days!) why don’t we do it?
One More Study Shows PrEP Doesn’t Lead to Riskier SexPrEP was approved in 2012 as an HIV prevention tool that can reduce the risk of transmission by more than 90% if used correctly. However, the antiretroviral has remained controversial, and sparsely used, in no small part because of concerns that it will lead to sexual risk bingeing.

One More Study Shows PrEP Doesn’t Lead to Riskier Sex

PrEP was approved in 2012 as an HIV prevention tool that can reduce the risk of transmission by more than 90% if used correctly. However, the antiretroviral has remained controversial, and sparsely used, in no small part because of concerns that it will lead to sexual risk bingeing.

Comic Book Teaches Middle School Students About Sex Ed


A new comic book is teaching sex education to middle school students in the Nunavut territory of Canada. Titled Choices, it covers sexual health issues, relationships, gender identity, sexually transmitted infections and alcohol use. The comic tells the stories of a group of Inuit classmates and includes their native Inuktitut phrases.