The need to reduce cost of HIV/AIDS drugs imported into AFRICA.

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has urged African countries to produce HIV/AIDs drugs locally in order to reduce the amount of money spent on the importation of the drugs. 152 more words


5 Things Every African American Should Know About HIV/AIDS In 2016

Yes, it’s 2016 – nearly 35 years since the first cases of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. But, the sexually transmitted disease is just as dangerous today as it was years ago. 388 more words


Principles That Define This Archive

Yes, there has been something of a radio silence for a while on Our Viral Lives. But do not despair. Behind the scenes, I’ve been thinking deeply about the book project that will be finished (as a draft) next August, and some of the new components of the archive that will be launched once my M.A. 628 more words


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 more words

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 more words

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 more words


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 more words