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

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Changing demographics….

U.S. Uses Fake HIV-Prevention Program in Secret Anti-Cuba Scheme
Apparently, the U.S. government has been secretly sending young Latin Americans to Cuba under the guise of health and civic programs—including an HIV-prevention workshop—in hopes of provoking political change in the country.
Advocates say the scheme could undermine international trust of U.S. global health efforts for years to come.

U.S. Uses Fake HIV-Prevention Program in Secret Anti-Cuba Scheme


Apparently, the U.S. government has been secretly sending young Latin Americans to Cuba under the guise of health and civic programs—including an HIV-prevention workshop—in hopes of provoking political change in the country.

Advocates say the scheme could undermine international trust of U.S. global health efforts for years to come.

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.


#thisreallyjusthappened

Rae Lewis Thornton: The Case of Mike Brown

“I have lots more to say about my life and HIV/AIDS for sure, but right now I have lots  to say about the micro topics surrounding the death of Mike Brown and the situation in Ferguson. On Friday, I wanted to tweet my usual #FuckinFriday hashtag focusing on HIV prevention, but was virtually paralyzed.

What could I say to young people about safe sex in a society where their life is not valued? Where right wing, racist trolls are seeking out the hashtag #Ferguson and tweeting that Mike was just another koon?

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statedept:

Today, August 19, is World Humanitarian Day. Last year alone, 155 aid workers were killed, 134 were kidnapped and over 170 were seriously wounded. World Humanitarian Day commemorates the aid workers who have lost their lives helping others in need – and recognizes the commitment to the life-saving work humanitarians carry out around the world every day.

statedept:

Today, August 19, is World Humanitarian Day. Last year alone, 155 aid workers were killed, 134 were kidnapped and over 170 were seriously wounded. World Humanitarian Day commemorates the aid workers who have lost their lives helping others in need – and recognizes the commitment to the life-saving work humanitarians carry out around the world every day.