Yesterday, the Voice reported on something both terrifying and gross: drug resistant head lice. Turns out, some strains of these bugs have gotten so used to common treatments over the years that their exoskeletons have grown thicker and as a result, they're hardier and can survive all but the harshe ... More >>
For the last few years, Momma's Hip Hop Kitchen has celebrated the beginning of International Women's Month by bringing some of New York's best female MCs and poets to the Bronx's Hostos Community College, raising awareness for HIV/AIDS and placing before audiences that cross otherwise rigid boundar ... More >>
HPV: Have you heard of it? You probably have, because in the last few days and weeks it's been talked about a lot -- often incorrectly -- by people like Michele Bachmann and, most recently, tweeted about by Ayelet Waldman, wife of novelist Michael Chabon. In Bachmann's case, she's using HPV v ... More >>
The cover of this morning's New York Post (right) includes the headline "Hotel Maid in HIV Shock," in reference to the woman who accused IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn of an attempted rape in Manhattan last weekend. The article was the American media's ugliest foray into icky case so far, on ... More >>
In a breaking news development, Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr. is giving up his anti-LGBT "March for Morality" plans and will, in fact, be earning money for the AIDS Walk this Sunday instead.
Actually, he won't. But a cardboard cut-out of Diaz will be raising money for GMHC in his place!
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Jr and Sr on a happier occasionLooks like it isn't just HIV positive New Yorkers whose parade Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz, Sr. is intent on raining upon.
When it came out last Friday that Diaz Sr. would be holding an anti-gay marriage rally on May 15, gay rights activists were furious becau ... More >>
Hot on the heels of (but completely unrelated to) Sesame Street's "There's an App for That" there really is an app for that...that being that unpleasant burning sensation. Doctors and technology experts in the UK are developing tiny computer chips that you'll be able to plug into your compute ... More >>
Foursquare, the application that allows people to broadcast their location to others, is offering a digital "badge" for checking in at STD-testing clinics. The promotion is part of MTV's "GYT: Get Yourself Tested" campaign to take away some of the embarrassment of doing just that. The only pr ... More >>
Happy World AIDS Day. Mayor Bloomberg was hosting an Annual World AIDS Day Breakfast at Gracie Mansion when 10 activists from Housing Works conducted a sit-in outside, and chanted "People with AIDS under attack, what do we do? Act up, fight back!" and "Bloomberg, billionaire, people with AIDS, he ... More >>