When HIV first showed up in the 1980s, there were many questions, but few answers -- so people started making up their own. Old assumptions die hard, unfortunately; many of these myths still thrive today, despite plenty of evidence that they are not true.
In reality, sex-positive education that supports both HIV-positive and HIV-negative people in living their best sex lives can help us stay healthy and joyful.
There is real racism in our health care system, Kenyon Farrow writes -- and we need more black people to work with us to transform systems, not believe in false prophets.
South African activists, health care workers and scientists "were faced with a horrific epidemic and did the right thing," Glenda Gray and James McIntyre. "En masse they spoke truth to power. They were relentless in their pursuit of scientific evid...
When It Comes to Charlie Sheen's 'HIV Cure' Doc, 'Maverick' Is Just Another Word for Quack: A Blog Entry by Althea Fung
The word "maverick" was the frequent butt of comedian Bill Maher's 2008 election jokes, notes Fung. Now he's calling a man who claims to have cured cancer and AIDS a "medical maverick," as if he's to be taken seriously.
"Drug companies are greedy," opines Heather Boerner, "but that doesn't mean you shouldn't consider PrEP."
Dr. Eugenie Scott shares theories about science denialism that could explain why people reject PrEP, as well as vaccines and climate change data.
Magic Johnson took to the radio to set the story straight and put to bed years worth of rumors. For the record: He is not cured of HIV.
In the light of the death of Victor Pond, a loved one writes about the danger of HIV denialist rhetoric.
Diagnosed in 1996, at the apex of his career in boxing, Morrison fought back against the notion that his HIV would develop into AIDS and end his life. The fighter quickly fell into a deep and intractable pattern of denial that would kill him 17 years...