Category: Health

HIV out of control in US patients

In these few days leading up to World AIDS Day on December 1st, the CDC has released a report that in US patients infected with HIV, 3 out of 4,  don’t have the virus under control with treatment. The CDC reports that only 28% of those infected with HIV have the virus “under control” meaning... Read more »

New Gene Therapy Using Disabled HIV Cell May Help Cure Cancer

A patient suffering from Leukaemia recently underwent a new type of therapy at the University of Pennsylvania that used a disabled HIV to cure him of the cancer. According to an article in the NY Times, William Ludwig had stopped treatment for his Leukaemia because chemotherapy had stopped working.  The doctors removed about a billion T-Cells from his body and modified... Read more »

Experimental vaccine found to "clean" body of HIV

Would you exchange the herpes virus, a variant of which you probably already carry, to erradicate HIV? An experimental vaccine could potentially swap one virus for another – well not really swap, more like use one virus to eradicate HIV. The vaccine works with Cytomegalovirus (CMV) which is a member of the herpes family, interestingly enough the... Read more »

'What's Love Got To Do With It' Community Forum

LifeLube is at it again with the new community forum ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It?’ at the Center on Halsted on Tuesday, September 21. has been brining open community forums to the city for quite some time now, always offering up great conversations on timely topics.  Now they’re going to take on the... Read more »

Your Participation is Requested for HIV Prevention Survey

Photo Credit: roboppy via Flickr CC Your help is needed for a survey.for HIV Prevention Strategies for the MSM Global Forum. From the survey: We are looking for gay men, MSM and providers from all over the world to take part so that we are able to better understand the HIV prevention knowledge and needs... Read more »

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day, do you know your status? This past week was Get Yourself Tested Week,  with events and programs in 10 cities across the country to get the word out on HIV testing. It’s important that you know your status and with the improvements in testing you no longer need... Read more »

Community Forum: Love in the age of Grindr

Project Crysp and LifeLube are at it again by starting a community conversation about sex – this time they’re tackling the digital age with their forum ‘Love in the Age of Grindr’ set for May 19th. ‘Love in the Age of Grindr’ will discuss hooking up, shacking up, U-hauls, friends with benefits and various ways... Read more »

Chicago finally makes top 10...for our penises

Click to see higher resolution Apparently the boys in Chicago are packing some heft in their pants, but not as much as those boys in New Orleans. Speciality condom manufacturer and reseller Condomania recently took at look at what guys were buying to see who has the biggest one of all, and although we’re not number... Read more »

Bananas may inhibit HIV

Photo Credit: clarity via Flickr CC First it was the husk of the banana plant being made into underwear and now researchers have found that a chemical in bananas inhibits HIV. recently shared a post about that researchers at the University of Michigan Medical School found that a naturally occurring chemical, mannose-specific lectins, could... Read more »

HIV can hide in bone marrow

Researchers have discovered that HIV can hide in bone marrow.  Here’s a snip from the AP report:  “The virus that causes AIDS can hide in the bone marrow, avoiding drugs and later awakening to cause illness, according to new research that could point the way toward better treatments for the disease. Finding that hide-out is... Read more »