Health

Atlanta's HIV Rates Compared To Third World African Countries

There is an epidemic in the United States that has reached epic proportions and one ever-growing city in the Southeast has reportedly gotten so bad, that doctors are urging its residents to take preventative medicine to prevent its wildfire-like spread.

HIV/AIDS is not the death sentence it once was back in the 1980s, however, an explosion of HIV cases among African-Americans in Atlanta has reached that of some third world countries, according to the CDC.

Trump Administration Shuts Down Research For HIV Cure Using Fetal Tissue

The Trump administration has shut down at least one government-run study that uses fetal tissue implanted into mice even before federal health officials reach a decision on whether to continue such research, which is opposed by anti-abortion groups.

A senior scientist at a National Institutes of Health laboratory in Montana told colleagues that the Health and Human Services Department “has directed me to discontinue procuring fetal tissue” from a firm that is the only available source, according to an email he sent to a collaborator in late September.

Bi and Gay Black Men Have Fewer Sex Partners and Get Tested More Often Yet Still Have Higher HIV Rates

The system seems to still be failing bi and gay black men in keeping the HIV rate down despite their behavior.  

Numerous studies have shown that black gay and bi men have fewer partners, are tested for HIV more often, and are less likely to have unsafe sex than their white counterparts.

They are also 16 times more likely to face an HIV infection than their peers.

A recent study published in the Journal of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndromes seeks to uncover the cause for this odd correlation.

Syphilis On The Rise Amoung Gay and Bisexual Men

No one is entirely sure about the origins of syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum. The first recorded outbreak in Europe appeared during the 1495 invasion of Naples, where it led to widespread disease and death, particularly among troops on the French side. Later, disbanded armies helped to spread syphilis, the "great pox", across Europe, where the disease rapidly became endemic.

My Ex Died Of AIDS in 2016 Because He Refused To Take His Meds

In an opinion piece Michael Harris laments the loss of his ex boyfriend who died two years ago, not because he didn't have access to anti viral medication, but because he refused to take it.  This is his story: 

New Documentary Follows Trans Men As They Prep For A Body Building Competition

From surgeries and T parties to the struggles and joys of transitioning, follow four men as they prepare for Trans FitCon, the only bodybuilding competition exclusively for trans men. Glimpse the intimate relationships between these men and their partners, family, and children as they train throughout the year. This powerful documentary culminates in a triumphant gesture of acceptance and an understanding of the shared struggles among them as they take the stage and embody their true selves.

Directed by T Cooper

Singer Michael Buble Says His Penis Looks Bigger After Losing Weight

We can't say this is the first time we've heard this.  Michael Buble says that his most recent weight loss has had a profound effect on his junk’s appearance. 

New Study Exams How Drugs And Alcohol Affect Gay and Bisexual Men On PrEP

Research has shown that drug and alcohol use interferes with anti-retroviral medication adherence among gay and bisexual men (GBM) living with HIV. There is limited parallel examination of whether the same holds true for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) adherence among HIV-negative GBM.

6th Man Test Positive For HIV Despite Being On PrEP

Health care experts have been informed of a US man contracting HIV despite being on PrEP. He’s thought to be the first man in California – and only the third in the US – to contract HIV while adhering to a daily PrEP regime.

PrEP is medication that mimimizes the chances of someone acquiring HIV, even if they do not use condoms.

News of the case was presented at the annual IDWeek conference in San Francisco, which concluded over the weekend. The conference is run by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

How Much Weight Do Most People Gain In Happy Relationships

Cuffing season, the time of year when people couple up, is fast approaching. And turns out, that newfound relationship could take a toll on your waistline, according to a new survey.

Conducted by market research firm OnePoll for Jenny Craig, a study of 2,000 Americans — all in relationships — found that three quarters of people gained weight after finding love, Fox News reported. The average person had gained 36 pounds since meeting their partner, and 17 of those pounds were added within the first year of dating.