After spending a year studying 156 penises in Uganda, researchers say male circumcision reduces bacteria on the penis, and perhaps is the reason why circumcision can protect men from contracting HIV.Scientists have been studying the relationship between circumcision and rates of HIV for more than tw ... More >>
A federal judge in Kentucky has a set a trial date for the defamation lawsuit a Cincinnatti Bengals cheerleader filed against Scottsdale's own Hooman Karamian, a.k.a. "Nik Richie," of The Dirty (ahem) fame.U.S. District Judge William Bertelsman set a June 4 trial date for the lawsuit, which claim ... More >>
For as much awareness that has been brought upon HIV in recent years, it's still called an "unhuggable" disease because of the stigmas and misconceptions surrounding it -- though, no, hugging someone with AIDS will not cause you to catch it yourself (duh).In an effort to educate community member ... More >>
In anticipation of this weekend's (forecasted) rainy weather, I have compiled a list of the best locally generated songs to listen to during an Arizona monsoon. While plenty of bands nation and worldwide have created excellent songs to listen to during a storm, I am looking to some of Arizona's fin ... More >>
www.someecard.comAccording to a recently released study from Arizona State University's Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety, if you've been booked into a Maricopa Count jail, you're much more likely to catch a sexually transmitted disease than members of the general public.Accordi ... More >>
The man with his face blurred out is Eric Whitaker, the "star" of the porn website Backroom Casting Couch, which is unfortunate considering he has herpes.Sorry, ladies -- if you were hoping to star in one of Valley-based Backroom Casting Couch's "reality" porn flicks, we've got some bad new ... More >>
Put feet to the pavement for a good cause
Drink booze for a good cause at local bars
Brian Willner is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl with special needs.The Avondale Police Department -- after a two week investigation -- has arrested the director of the Aqua Fria High School's special education program after a 15-year-old student with special needs told her moth ... More >>
www.thedirty.com "Dirty" founder Nik Richie -- chest hair and all. Scottsdale's own Hooman Karamian, a.k.a. "Nik Richie," of The Dirty fame and his "dirty army" of club-going photogs have struck again. The latest victim: A Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader/schoolteacher.In a post on Kara ... More >>
www.ebaumsworld.comThe newest data is in: Burning piss and itchy bumps are on the rise in the Unites States -- again.The Centers for Disease Control announced today that reported sexually transmitted diseases increased to record levels in 2008.
Get schnockered in a good cause
Undecided about where to go to dinner tomorrow? Let Dining Out For Life help you figure out a place to dine for a good cause. The annual event, which happens all across the country on Thursday, April 30, benefits the fight against HIV and AIDS. In Arizona, Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS and Northlan ... More >>
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One screams, the other doesn't
Tweakers, straight and gay, are obsessed with sex. The result is that pregnancy and HIV-infection rates among meth-heads are increasing at alarming rates
Local AIDS charities ditch the walk for dinner and dessert, and leave J.D. Hayworth behind
Revivals fight complacency
When "gay bash" does not mean "festive party"
Dance performances benefit the NAMES Project
Coping with HIV and AIDS through art
Alternative Theatre Company gives Jeffrey a comic boost
Marla Wing is a political activist and a lot of other things. You figure it out.
State-funded sex abstinence classes for adults face financial turn-off
State misspent $350,000 of federal funds earmarked for HIV and substance-abuse services
City Hall Puritans crack down on sex businesses. Expect the courts to decide if the new laws are constitutional.
Some local groups are unhappy over the AIDS fund raiser
Jeff Ofstedahl became the Valley's most visible gay activist, turned Echo Magazine into a political force, and carefully planned his departure for four months of sailing and finishing a novel. Then his doctor called.
He's been the Valley's most prominent AIDS doctor. But now Ken Fisher faces charges that threaten his reputation and his career.
What led an AIDS patient to inject a substance manufactured from common dirt into her blood stream?
Pageant for senior women bars contestant with AIDS virus
Pills made from a Peruvian vine known as Cat's Claw are all the rage among Latino health buffs