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1308, 2019

Lack of current data on syphilis rates on Prairies slowing government, medical response, experts say

Syphilis rates are soaring to near-record levels across the Prairies, and Alberta has declared a provincewide outbreak of the sexually transmitted infection, but data from the federal public-health agency does [...]

1308, 2019

An openly gay candidate is running for president in Tunisia, a milestone for the Arab world

LGBTQ activist Mounir Baatour holds a rainbow flag after submitting his candidacy for the upcoming early presidential elections in Tunisia. (Hassene Dridi/AP) Lawyer Mounir Baatour officially announced his candidacy for [...]

1208, 2019

Porn That Takes Senior Sex Seriously

Bonnie and Joel in Guide to Wicked Sex: Senior Sex. Image: Wicked Pictures LOS ANGELES—Bonnie and Joel have known each other for over half a century. Now, they’re filming their [...]

1208, 2019

Popular anti-HIV drugs result in ‘10 years of weight gain in 2 years’ for some women

Two popular anti-HIV drugs led to a surprising weight gain in South African women. ANDRIY POPOV/ALAMY STOCK PHOTO A South African clinical trial that compared various combinations of anti-HIV drugs [...]

1208, 2019

How Do Men and Women Age Differently With HIV?

Istock (Model(s) used for illustrative purposes only) This $14 million research project aims to find out. Here’s why it’s based in Miami. The National Institutes of Health has awarded researchers [...]

1208, 2019

How voluntary licensing agreements are transforming HIV care

Dolutegravir pills used in the treatment of HIV. Photo by: REUTERS / Baz Ratner   BARCELONA — In 2014, ViiV Healthcare, a pharmaceutical company dedicated to ending the HIV epidemic, and the Medicines [...]

1208, 2019

Now free, HIV-positive wrestler sets his goals on the Olympics and education

Michael Johnson was released from prison 25 years early after a ‘fundamentally unfair’ trial. Now he wants to help others. Michael Johnson (center) spending time with friends Meredith Rowan and [...]

908, 2019

Trans man and trans woman marry in beautiful Indian wedding ceremony

Tista Das and Dipan Chakraborty married in a traditional Hindu ceremony. (Dibyangshu Sarkar/Getty) A transgender couple celebrated their love in Bengal’s first ever trans wedding. Tista Das, a transgender activist [...]

908, 2019

‘The people I’ve been missing all my life’: The forgotten history of the Pride Collective

Organized under many names over many years, we now know them as the Pride Collective, a resource group fuelled by the very same motivation of their founders: to create and [...]

908, 2019

Show Your Support for Prison Needle and Syringe Programs

PAN has endorsed the statement below, and we share this so others may consider doing so as well. From the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network: Three years ago, PAN signed a petition [...]