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  • No, Teens Did Not Create a Working Condom That Changes Colors if You Have an STI, and Maybe They Shouldn’t

    Last week, the story broke about teens who had invented a new condom that could detect sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and alert a partner by changing colors. But this condom-and-STI-test-wrapped-in-one is not coming soon to a pharmacy near you. It’s an interesting idea, but that’s all it is: just an idea. It’s a thought with theory behind it on how it might work. It has not gotten past the concept stage. There is no operational prototype.

    06 July 2015 | RH Reality Check
  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation Gets Smacked Down by South African AIDS Activists

    AHF is now spreading Weinstein's anti-science views about PrEP in Africa, before a single pill has been dispensed. Once again, African lives will be lost because of the anti-science ravings of an arrogant American.

    12 June 2015 | Poz
  • The Independent claims HPV vaccine unsafe. Science says The Independent is wrong.

    The Independent is the latest newspaper to do a hack job on the safety of the HPV vaccine and stoke false concerns about safety by publishing this poorly researched and alarmist piece on Sunday written by Paul Gallagher.

    02 June 2015 | Dr. Jen Gunter (blog)
  • Maligned Study on Gay Unions Is Shaking Trust

    In 2012, as same-sex marriage advocates were working to build support in California, Michael LaCour, a political science researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, asked a critical question: Can canvassers with a personal stake in an issue — in this case, gay men and women — actually sway voters’ opinions in a lasting way? Last week, their finding that gay canvassers were in fact powerfully persuasive with people who had voted against same-sex marriage — published in December in Science, one of the world’s leading scientific journals — collapsed amid accusations that Mr. LaCour had misrepresented his study methods and lacked the evidence to back up his findings.

    26 May 2015 | New York Times
  • ‘Medic’ who says he can cure Ebola, Aids and autism with bleach enema is coming to the UK

    Jim Humble, who calls himself the Archbishop of the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing, is due to speak at the Spirit of Health conference in Seaford, East Sussex. But campaigners want organisers to prevent him from promoting his goods.

    10 April 2015 | Metro
  • CUREiculum

    The CUREiculum is a suite of tools that provides simple, accessible information on HIV cure research, organizing into a systematic format for ongoing or issue-specific learning. The CUREiculum was developed in a multi-collaboratory process by leading scientists, community educators and various advocacy organizations who recognized the need for increasing literacy in this exciting arena. The tools are designed for community educators, funders, media and other stakeholders. Fifteen key areas of HIV cure research have been developed into free standing modules.

    08 April 2015 | AVAC
  • Pakistan: Factory making fake Hepatitis C drug raided

    Assisted by the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA), personnel of the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) raided one of the local industries in Islamabad’s Kahuta industrial area here Saturday, leading to the discovery of unlawful manufacturing of Sofasbuvir tablets, which are used for the treatment of Hepatitis C, and Everlong tablets, the registration of which has long been withdrawn.

    04 March 2015 | The International News
  • Health News Review analysis of Bloomberg's coverage of PrEP

    This story takes as a given that the drug being discussed is 92% effective for preventing HIV infections. Exploring that statistic would have uncovered some fundamental concerns about the value of this treatment approach.

    24 February 2015 | Health News Review
  • Health News Review analysis of Reuters' coverage of new hepatitis C drugs

    We wish that more stories would bring some skeptical thinking to their coverage of expensive new hepatitis C treatments. The emphasis on short-term effects obscures the lack of long-term data about benefits.

    13 February 2015 | Health News Review
  • Aids denialism in London – It is really 2015?

    The latest in a 30-year long effort to mislead the public was an event in London earlier this month. The Frontline Club – a charitable foundation supporting journalism around the world – chose to lend its venue and name to the promotion of a 16-year old, long discredited book by Joan Shelton questioning the proven link between HIV and AIDS.

    09 February 2015 | Incidence 0
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