Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Welcome to Your Dad's STDs: Syphilis on the Rise In Houston

    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 >>

  • Film

    September 20, 2012

    David France on the Plague Years

    The history and survival of ACT UP.

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    That New HIV Drug is Great (if You Can Afford it)

    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 >>

  • Music

    May 10, 2012

    Michael "5000" Watts and Trillstep

    The Swishahouse don has a new creation.

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    STD App: Does Your Date Have More Claps Than the Coliseum? There's an App for That.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Lawsuit: Dr. Michael Brown Gave Me Herpes

    A woman has sued former hand doc Michael Brown for allegedly knowingly giving her anal and vaginal herpes. Filed in a New York County court under the pseudonym "Chris Stevens," the lawsuit claims that Brown was already taking medication for herpes while he was seeing a businesswoman he met in Aspen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    World AIDS Day: Artists Who Have Contributed to the Cause

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    10 Texas Answers to a High School Sex-Ed Test

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Free Birth Control: 5 Places To Spend Those Savings Outside Of Your Womb

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Free HIV Testing at Walgreens: Five Reasons To Get Tested

    Drop and give us twenty...minutes to test you​Walgreens 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Budget Cuts May End State HIV Program

    Not that much of an exaggeration​In 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Join Team Chile, Help Fight AIDS

    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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Houston Rabbi's STD iPhone App Sure To Liven Up Seders

    Fighting STDs through religion and iPhones‚ÄčA bunch of Jewish chicks from Houston don't want you to get an STD. Houston rabbi Amy Weiss, along with her Initiative for Jewish Women, has created the LoveSmarts iPhone app, which might be the only app with a Space Invaders-style game where you zap the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Day Of The [Digital] Dead

    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 >>

  • Culture

    September 16, 2010
  • Culture

    September 9, 2010

    Katrina Graffiti

    Richard Misrach's photographs document the ordeal.

  • Culture

    January 21, 2010
  • Calendar

    November 5, 2009

    The Illuminations Project

    Local musicians and dancers support HIV/AIDS education

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Project Runway Star Talks Houston, AIDS & Stigma

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008

    Have Houston Doctors Cracked the AIDS Virus?

    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 >>

  • News

    June 5, 2008

    There's a Morning-After Drug to Prevent HIV Infection

    The treatment is called post-exposure prophylaxis. So why do so few medical groups in Houston know about it?

  • Music

    March 6, 2008


    Local mogul J. Prince wants Houston to cover up

  • Calendar

    August 9, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 3, 2007

    Good News for AFH

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2007

    No, Thanks. We'll Take Cancer.

    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 >>

  • News

    September 21, 2006

    Penal Violations

    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.

  • Calendar

    August 10, 2006
  • Calendar

    July 22, 2004

    Brotherly Love

    Author J.L. King exposes men On the Down Low

  • Calendar

    November 27, 2003

    Achtung, Baby

    The 1936 Olympics in Berlin revealed the tip of the Nazi iceberg

  • News

    January 23, 2003

    Getting THMPed

    Activists fight the state's plan to slash drug help for HIV patients

  • News

    July 4, 2002

    Getting Ugly

    No increase in federal funding for the HIV-positive indigent puts Texas patients in a real bind

  • News

    July 4, 2002

    Med Check

    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.

  • News

    April 25, 2002

    Needling the Mayor

    Former drug czar Lee Brown has trouble negotiating a question about why there's no needle-exchange program for addicts in Houston

  • Calendar

    April 4, 2002

    Niche Kitsch

    The Aurora Picture Show takes another look at those high school health films

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Nonprofit

    Montrose Clinic

  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Throwing In the Towel

    Linen companies refuse wellness center's dirty laundry

  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Positive Love

    Love proves stronger than fear in these couples where one partner tests positive for HIV, the other negative for the dread disease.

  • News

    May 10, 2001

    Clinic at Death's Door

    With a local Democratic Party official at the helm, an AIDS agency nears collapse

  • News

    December 30, 1999


    Brentwood's protests have given way to a calmer acceptance of AIDS patients living there

  • News

    July 1, 1999
  • News

    June 24, 1999

    Killer On The Loose

    Was Walter Waldhauser/ Michael Davis tipped about his latest arrest warrants?

  • News

    June 3, 1999

    Immune to Reason

    Hundreds of thousands of Texas children, including 250,000 newborn babies, are routinely vaccinated against hepatits B each year. Why? Good question.

  • News

    February 26, 1998

    What a deal!

    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.

  • News

    December 26, 1996

    Unembraceable You

    When it comes to AIDS funding, process takes precedence over children in Harris County

  • News

    July 11, 1996
  • News

    April 25, 1996

    In Denial

    As HIV spreads among blacks and Hispanics, agencies that serve those communities say they're being shortchanged

  • News

    March 9, 1995
  • News

    September 8, 1994

    Time and Money

    A battle with the city's premier bank leaves a former VP with the means to do good

  • Music

    July 21, 1994

    Torch Song Trilogy

    One woman's mission, and a three-night stand, benefits AIDS organizations

  • Film

    March 31, 1994

    New Wave AIDS

    In the French Savage Nights, HIV provides the catalyst for a fierce, complex love story

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