Trans Rights - Beyond the Toilet

From a purely medical perspective, quality care for disease is crucial to the overall health of populations, and societies. We far to easily accept the purely binary paradigm society places on gender and race and forget the real issues of inclusion and “Unconditional Love”. 880 kata lagi

Synthetic Marijuana - K2, Spice, and addiction

Synthetic cannabinoids refer to a growing number of man-made mind-altering chemicals sprayed on dried, shredded plant material or vaporized to get high. Such “NPS” or “new psychoactive substances” are entirely illegal and the side effects have been quite scary, with reports of psychotic behavior and even death. 410 kata lagi

Pilot Scheme To Offer Gay Men Anti-Cancer Vaccine, As Championed By UK MP Mike Freer

In the UK, a scheme that was recommended by the JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation) last November is to be implemented this June. English MP Mike Freer, Chair of APPG on HIV and AIDS, who had been campaigning for the scheme for the last two years, is delighted with the news. 542 kata lagi


Tonight I watched Wilhemina’s War, a film about HIV/AIDS in the US South with a focus on how HIV affects Black women through an intersection of public policy, homophobia, anti-Blackness, and misogynoir.* Some scattered thoughts: 500 kata lagi

Gender Differences and Relationship Power Could be Key in Preventing HIV Among South African Adolescents

This study is the first known to examine gender differences in intimate partner violence and relationship power among adolescents in South Africa.

Millions of those infected with HIV worldwide are young women, ages 15-24, according to the World Health Organization. 122 kata lagi

Domestic Violence

Hope by Rick Reed (review)

Story tagline: Looking for hope in the crises around a mother’s death and one’s personal life

Personal comment:  Memories of slowing building hope during a key period in LGBT history, and an ex-lover who faced similar issues as the main character… 653 kata lagi

Book Review

HIV's rapid resistance to gene-editing cure technology

In a setback for a novel approach to curing HIV, researchers involved in a technique that uses enzymes to remove viral genes from the DNA of infected cells have found that HIV rapidly develops resistance to the guide molecules that target the correct part of the DNA sequence. 404 kata lagi