Tag: HIV

I’m HIV-Positive. My Partner Is Negative. This Is How We Have Sex

For many, HIV is the ultimate boogeyman of the modern sex-scape. Years of horror stories have led some to fear contracting the virus so much that it becomes a constant phobia. It has also led to the stigmatization of HIV-positive individuals as toxic or wicked—and desexualized. Who, this line of thought goes, once struck with […]

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Dance teacher pleads guilty to rape, exposing teen to HIV charges

× Dance teacher pleads guilty to rape, exposing teen to HIV charges MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — A Tennessee dance teacher pleaded guilty to sex charges after authorities say he raped a student and exposed him to HIV. According to the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office, John Conner III met the then 16-year-old boy on social media […]

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Instagram Rejects a PrEP Awareness Campaign; Claims It Contains ‘Politics’

In a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday, Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg defended his decision to allow political ads on his platform, even those that contain lies and other misinformation. “I just think that in a democracy people should be able to see for themselves what politicians are saying, and I think […]

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When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: Georgia Woman Faces Charges After Viral HIV Video

Photo: iStock In what may be a case of “when keeping it real goes wrong,” an Americus, Ga., woman is in hot water after authorities say a ploy to get even with all the men she felt had done her wrong apparently went awry. According to the Washington Post, Brandi Yakeima Lasiter decided to take […]

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The Growing Toll of the Global Gag Rule

Xai-Xai, a peaceful coastal town a few hours north of Mozambique’s capital, sits in a province with the highest rate of HIV/AIDS in the country. One-quarter of the population in this region is HIV-positive, a figure which along with tuberculosis contributes significantly to high maternal-mortality rates. Sixteen percent of residents have malaria. In regions where […]

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