It seems that the sweeping cuts that gutted family planning services for low-income Texans in 2011 aren't quite as popular as a clamorous minority would have led us to believe. Based on new poll results from Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, the majority of Texans -- across party, gender, and racia ... More >>
A Texas legislative session with a slew of freshman representatives brushed with the fervor of the Tea Party movement must surely be like red meat on a platter for groups like the Texas Freedom Network. The Texas Freedom Network has emerged as one of the most vocal opponents of the State Board of E ... More >>
Hey soldier!! Wrap that rascal!! Loose lips sink ships!! Careless talk costs lives!!! Loose women may also be LOADED with disease!! The WWII vibe is heavy these days in Houston, as health officials have announced a comeback of the Greatest Generation's STD, syphilis. The Houston Department of Heal ... 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 >>
The Swishahouse don has a new creation.
So there you are on your first date, and everything's going wonderfully: you have a cozy, romantic corner booth at the Golden Corral, and she looks positively beautiful. You think you'll both be spending the night together. After you settle the bill and walk toward the car, you find yourself in that ... More >>
Won't sell morning-after pill
Won't sell morning-after pill to man.
No Plan B for you, dudeIf you keep a Plan B morning-after pill around for emergencies, sometimes it's going to get used, which means you're going to have to go get a new one, right? And if you're a chivalrous dude, you'll offer to do the chore yourself. That's what Isaac Kurtz set out to do ... 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 >>
Standardized sex tests for Texas?Public schools in Washington D.C. are going to start administering a new standardized test to elementary, middle school and high school students. And this one's all about sex. It's the first of its kind in the U.S., but it probably won't be the last. Should s ... More >>
Birth control pills, for the low, low price of nothing.For hating on your babymaker so hard, the government sure is spending a lot of time down there. Just ask Planned Parenthood: there's a lot of womb-shaming here in Texas. But finally, finally, a governmental body may start meddling on beha ... 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 >>
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 email@example.com ... 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
There's a lot of money to be made in adoptions. Jennalee Ryan moved to Texas to continue doing that.
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 >>
Buried at the end of last week was the news that Rick Perry signed an order to require all schoolgirls to be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, aka HPV, aka the cause of genital warts, aka a leading cause of cervical cancer in women. We would make fun of Perry, an avowed conservative Chri ... 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.
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
The Aurora Picture Show takes another look at those high school health films
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
Brentwood's protests have given way to a calmer acceptance of AIDS patients living there
Hundreds of thousands of Texas children, including 250,000 newborn babies, are routinely vaccinated against hepatits B each year. Why? Good question.
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
A Fort Bend County school district decrees that sex ed should start with abstinence and end with fidelity