BY Emma Tilden in General on Jun 19, 2014 |
On Monday, the FDA approved the first pill created to prevent the transmission of HIV infections to those who are at high risk of exposure to the disease. The medication, Truvada, is already used with other anti-retroviral drugs to treat HIV-positive patients. Their recent approval means that the FDA now recommends Truvada as part of a comprehensive HIV prevention plan. Patients still should, of course, practice safe sex (use condoms, avoid ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in General on May 06, 2014 |
Did you just drop your panties and realize you forgot to stop by Duane Reade on your way home? Have no fear my feisty friends, because L. will readily send a bicycle delivery woman or man anywhere in Manhattan to hand you a box of high quality condoms in an hour or less, for a flat rate of $8. Could it get any better than that? Yes, because for every condom you buy, a condom is distributed to high-need areas, adhering to L.'s 1-to-1/buy-one-give-one ... Read More
BY Nina K. Guzman in General on Dec 17, 2013 |
If you are sexually active in New Orleans, this outrageous title could be a reality. The New Orleans Police Department recently started enforcing a "loitering for prostitution" statute that allows anyone whom the police suspect of prostitution to be arrested if they are carrying condoms.
The ironic part is that this statute was put in place to lower Louisiana's high levels of HIV and AIDS, but all it's doing is scaring sex workers—the very ... Read More
BY Adrienne Tooley in Feminizzle on Sep 05, 2013 |
Trigger Warning: This post contains a description of sexual assault that may be triggering for survivors.
A British man named Richard Thomas was just sentenced to five years and four months in prison for raping a woman while she slept. But that wasn’t the only consequence of his actions. A BBC news article reports that Thomas reportedly collapsed when the police informed him that he might have contracted HIV from his victim.
Test results will ... Read More
BY Katharine Ernst in Feminizzle on Jul 02, 2013 |
Well I never thought I’d see the day. An Obama-Bush combo. But it's happening now with these ladies over in Tanzania. Michelle Obama and Laura Bush are opening a summit aimed towards promoting women’s health in and the well-being of Africa. Michelle, while visiting Tanzania during the Obama African tour, met up with ex-First Lady Laura to open up the African First Ladies Summit in Dar Es Salaam.
The strange Obama-Bush pairing emphasizes how ... Read More