Every Thursday, the riders, roadies and volunteers on the AIDS/LifeCycle put on an extravagant show that both visually unites the riders and brings awareness to the forefront of that day’s ride. Today also marked the first day that I wore a dress – a fabulous, shimmering kimono that I instantly […]
If you are a gay male in America, one in five of your male friends has HIV. And one in ten of your friends doesn’t even know that they have it. USA TODAY reports that one in three of these new infections are diagnosed so late in the infection that […]
Somewhere between San Francisco and Los Angeles is a pack of 3,200 bicyclists, roadies and volunteers – as well as a group of embedded journalists who are covering the madness. Somewhere amidst this madness is me, Nick Vivion, your esteemed Unicorn Booty representative and do-gooder. I’m here capturing the stories […]
AIDSvu.org has put together an exceptional interactive infographic of HIV infection rates in America. The static image we’re using here shows just how widespread this illness is in our country, but you really haven’t seen anything until you play around with their interactive version over HERE.
Timothy Ray Brown is being hailed by the global medical community as the first HIV-positive person to ever be successfully cured of the disease. A potential HIV vaccine has been big news lately, with one research group ready to take their vaccine into human clinical trials, but this medical miracle […]
Oregon Health & Science University’s Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute has created a vaccine that has managed to prevent rhesus monkeys from becoming infected by HIV. The vaccine has proved to be so successful, that it is being readied for human clinical trials. It looks like an HIV vaccine could […]
We stumbled across Christian Oliveira’s story this morning. Homeboy is skipping out on his graduation from Rutgers University (so is my sister, Christina!) this year in order to participate in the New York City AIDS Walk on behalf of his HIV-positive pal, Jay. I can hardly do his story justice […]
Black magic rituals involving the rape and murder of albino men and women in the African nation of Tanzania are being blamed for the deaths of hundreds. Just reading our own headline sends shivers down our spine. Over one million of Tanzania’s 40 million people are infected with HIV or […]
Pharmaceutical juggernaut Johnson & Johnson is accused of blocking access to life-saving medications for AIDS victims in developing countries (Re: no money) around the world. J&J holds patents to three medications that it refuses to grant to the Medicines Patent Pool, which is credited with treating 6 millions AIDS patients […]
England has decided to lift its ban on gay men donating blood – but only for males who have not engaged in gay sex in at least 10 years. The reason for the 10-year delay is that this reduces the possibility of a status-unknown donor accidentally passing on HIV. With […]
We’ve been accused of sensationalizing news in the past, so let’s begin with a disclaimer: This actually gave me a nightmare. There. Let’s move on. Mad props to the insanely talented Ivan Konstantinov and his team at Visual Science for crating the most insanely detailed computer graphic of HIV the […]
Republican Rep. Janna Taylor has begged the Montana courts to not prevent the death penalty. Apparently Montana prisons are rife with cases of HIV positive prisoners killing prison guards with self-fashioned HIV spitballs. And we must kill these would-be killers! Except that’s not at all how HIV is transmitted. Taylor […]
And remember, get tested!