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Pima County to offer PrEP meds to 'significantly reduce' odds of HIV

The Pima County Health Department is making Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis services available to prevent the transmission of HIV to people who may be at risk of exposure. ... Read more»

Archbishop Desmond Tutu: Father of South Africa’s 'rainbow nation' dies at 90

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu has died at the age of 90 - but the principles of ethical and moral integrity defended by the man who carved out a permanent place in the hearts and minds of millions live on.... Read more»

Legalization brings legitimacy to needle exchange programs in Arizona

Arizona lawmakers in May passed legislation with bipartisan support legalizing syringe access programs, and Gov. Doug Ducey signed the measure days later. The law takes effect Sept. 28, 90 days after the June 30 conclusion of the legislative session.... Read more»

Epidemic nonsense: Tucson TV station claims '1 in 4 Latinos have HIV'

Tucson TV station KGUN-9 breathlessly promoted a claim that "1 in every 4 Latinos are HIV positive and don't even know it" on Tuesday night. That's of course completely false.... Read more»1

Immigrant song: Venezuelan HIV/AIDS victims provide insight into life in a collapsing economy

Venezuelan HIV/AIDS victims find life-saving treatment in Peru, relying on nonprofits to connect them to options.... Read more»

NASA prioritizing global health research on the Int'l Space Station

Small start-ups and multinational corporations alike are getting the chance to do groundbreaking research in Low Earth Orbit. ... Read more»

3 days of free screening lead up to National HIV Testing Day

Community organizations across Tucson are offering free and confidential HIV testing Thursday, Friday and Saturday, marking the 21st annual National HIV Testing Day. In Pima County, more than 1,000 people are believed to be infected and unaware of it, while about nearly 16,000 across the state were living with HIV/AIDS in 2013.... Read more»

Möda Provŏcateūr

Raising money in style: Fashion show benefits SAAF

The 11th Annual Möda Provŏcateūr show, benefiting the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation, will feature Tucson fashion designers, salons and dancers at the Tucson Convention Center on Sunday.... Read more»

CDC: U.S. has severe epidemic of STIs

Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued two new studies of sexually transmitted behavior just in time for Valentine's Day. And, let's just say... the results ain't pretty.... Read more»

Moda Provocateur

Fashion show helps AIDS foundation

The ninth annual Moda Provocateur fashion show drew a full house at the TCC's Grand Ballroom on Sunday night to raise money for the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation. (with photo gallery)... Read more»

AIDS deaths at lowest level since 2005

AIDS-related deaths are down 21 percent from their peak in 2005, according to a report released today by UNAIDS, the joint United Nations program on HIV and AIDS. The number of new HIV infections is also down 21 percent from its peak in 1997.... Read more»

HIV-infected organs given to patients at Taiwan hospital

A hospital in Taiwan mistakenly transplanted HIV-infected organs into five patients, the Associated Press reports. The organs all came from one patient who died last week.... Read more»

Uganda's anti-gay bill fails

Ugandan lawmakers failed to debate a new anti-gay law Friday, proposed by an ambitious evangelical member of Parliament, that calls for the death penalty for some homosexual acts.... Read more»

Opinion

Time to stop 'Kill the Gays' law in Uganda

With all the natural disasters occurring recently—earthquakes, tsunamis, and tornadoes—it’s easy to miss the man-made disaster about to occur in Uganda. But it will destroy countless lives. And unlike the natural disasters, we can do something to stop it.... Read more»

Wanderlust: Government condoms 'too small' for some

Urban South Africans are so saturated with safe sex messages that experts are beginning to wonder whether people are starting to block them out. ... Read more»

2010 World Cup

World Cup welcome: A billion condoms and 40,000 sex workers

Arguably, the soccer World Cup is to the sex industry what the holiday season is to candy shops. A temporary surge of excited people feeling collectively festive, willing to pay for a bit of extra indulgence.... Read more»