The Centers for Disease Control this week released a report on a Houston case of HIV transmitted through lesbian sex. Rare, but true. According to the report (which did not name any names), one of the partners, a 46-year-old woman, had been fighting an HIV infection since 2008, but stopped her trea ... More >>
We've come along way from the plague years when HIV was a death sentence. We're living in the days when some believe a cure is on the horizon and when the tests to find out if you've contracted the disease are getting faster and more precise. It's becoming ever more clear that the key to dealing wi ... More >>
The history and survival of ACT UP.
The Food and Drug Administration's approval Monday of a pill shown to reduce the risk of contracting HIV is a "game-changer," according to AIDS Foundation Houston's director of prevention services. The pill, Truvada, was shown to "cut the risk of infection in healthy gay and bisexual men by 42 perc ... More >>
Today is World AIDS Day. The theme this year is "Getting to Zero," focusing on zero AIDS related deaths. In hopes of achieving this goal, there has been many a celebrity to endorse AIDS awareness and various charities around the world. Quite a few musicians have used their celebrity status ... More >>
Drop and give us twenty...minutes to test youWalgreens is all kinds of sexy lately. In March, it became the first pharmacy to carry the female condom, a plastic pouch that gives females the power of putting up their own STI-barrier. Now for the first time ever, Walgreens is offering free HIV ... More >>
Not that much of an exaggerationIn the maelstrom of suckage that is the state's $15 billion budget deficit, potential cuts to one program might literally be a death-blow. The Texas HIV Medication Program, which covers treatment for approximately 15,000 people with HIV/AIDS, is facing cuts th ... More >>
The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email firstname.lastname@example.org ... More >>
No! Not...that guy!Yesterday was the 23rd annual World AIDS Day, dedicated to raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and remembering those who have succumbed to the disease. It's a sobering occasion. Over 25 million have died of the disease since 1981, and some 33 million live with the infection n ... More >>
Richard Misrach's photographs document the ordeal.
Local musicians and dancers support HIV/AIDS education
Former Project Runway contestant Jack Mackenroth's been to Houston before, although he doesn't remember us. "I know I've been to Dallas, Austin and Houston, but in my brain, I can't remember which is which. So I look around while we're driving and I think, 'This looks familiar,' but I don't know fam ... More >>
Per the UPI, word is filtering out of the scientific press that a trio of pathologists led by Dr. Sudhir Paul at the University of Texas Medical School here in Houston has pinpointed the Achilles Heel of the virus that causes AIDS. The vulnerable spot is hidden in a protein essential for the Human ... More >>
The treatment is called post-exposure prophylaxis. So why do so few medical groups in Houston know about it?
Local mogul J. Prince wants Houston to cover up
Music for a good cause
The folks over at AIDS Foundation Houston released the results of the 18th Annual AIDS Walk Houston yesterday: Fifteen thousand Houstonians participated and they raised more than $900,000. That money will be distributed to AIDS Foundation Houston and 19 other local HIV/AIDS service organizations. F ... More >>
Texas prisons say they canít allow condoms because they donít allow sex. So they donít need condoms. They just need $12 million a year to treat all the HIV-positive prisoners.
Theatre New West presents Larry Kramer's revenge -- and his testament
Author J.L. King exposes men On the Down Low
The 1936 Olympics in Berlin revealed the tip of the Nazi iceberg
Activists fight the state's plan to slash drug help for HIV patients
No increase in federal funding for the HIV-positive indigent puts Texas patients in a real bind
Texas can't decide whether to pay for drug-resistance tests that could prolong the lives of those with HIV. For John Termine, it's already too late.
Former drug czar Lee Brown has trouble negotiating a question about why there's no needle-exchange program for addicts in Houston
Linen companies refuse wellness center's dirty laundry
Love proves stronger than fear in these couples where one partner tests positive for HIV, the other negative for the dread disease.
With a local Democratic Party official at the helm, an AIDS agency nears collapse
A comical Waltz delicately reflects the early days of the AIDS epidemic
Brentwood's protests have given way to a calmer acceptance of AIDS patients living there
An AIDS charity event's enormous expenses are alienating some activists
Was Walter Waldhauser/ Michael Davis tipped about his latest arrest warrants?
Joe Fuentes has no staff, no office, no documentation of the people he says he's helped, but hey, he's a good guy. Let's give him half a million dollars-plus.
When it comes to AIDS funding, process takes precedence over children in Harris County
As HIV spreads among blacks and Hispanics, agencies that serve those communities say they're being shortchanged
Now, back in Houston, she's in the fight of her life. Struggles of Beneva Williams Nyamu
Queen for a Day benefits a good cause and gives local bands a chance to rock you
A battle with the city's premier bank leaves a former VP with the means to do good
One woman's mission, and a three-night stand, benefits AIDS organizations
In the French Savage Nights, HIV provides the catalyst for a fierce, complex love story