After years of studying all the studies about circumcision, the American Academy of Pediatrics last year updated its policy about circumcision of infant boys. Whereas it had previously been neutral on the matter, the organization started recommending the procedure, advising that the benefits outweig ... More >>
Valyn Calhoun posted a photo of himself, looking pale and weighing 95 pounds. "I put up a picture of my body," the 29-year-old wrote. "It may scare some, but this is something I see everyday."Calhoun, a photographer who runs in Fort Lauderdale's music and art scenes, contracted HIV and hepatitis C, ... More >>
Hard to believe it's been 25 years since a group of folks gathered in San Francisco to commemorate and remember loved ones who had passed away from AIDS. This small gathering gave birth to the AIDS Quilt, which eventually gave birth to World AIDS Day -- officially observed every December 1. On Satu ... More >>
Good news, all you women who don't want to die! Several lovely things are happening to help you stay alive this month: If you have insurance, as of today (or soon, depending on your plan), you'll no longer face copays for numerous reproductive health screenings, contraceptives, breastfeeding supplie ... More >>
Are you addicted to drugs? Will you be anywhere near Boca Raton tomorrow? Do you want $300? If so, say no more, drug person, because Barbara Harris has an answer.Harris runs Project Prevention, a nonprofit that's gone all over the country giving drug addicts $300 each -- to get sterilized. She says ... More >>
Last week, a committee of experts recommended that the Food and Drug Administration approve the first drug for protecting against HIV transmission.On the surface, it sounds like great news. But as The Pulp reported in January, some doctors have serious concerns that the pill is not as effe ... More >>
Florida lawmakers tackled lots of pressing issues this past legislative sessions. They debated whether the barking tree frog should be the Sunshine State's official amphibian. They clashed over making it a crime to pick up pecans that have fallen from privately owned trees. The e ... More >>
The Health Regulation Committee on Wednesday voted seven to zip in favor of SB 1116, a proposal to give parents of sixth-graders information on the human papillomavirus vaccine, which helps protect females from cervical cancer. As discussed yesterday, the original version of the bi ... More >>
Rick Perry tried making it mandatory. Michele Bachmann insinuated that it causes mental retardation. One of the world's top bioethicists bet Bachmann $10,000 to prove this claim. The human papillomavirus vaccine -- which helps protect women from certain strains of HPV that cause cervical cancer - ... More >>
Could a whole coalition of highly accomplished, super educated doctors and researchers -- the ones who work at and advise the Gates Foundation, the World Health Organization, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Harvard School of Public Health -- all be wrong? Or are their critics hinderin ... More >>
Congressman Allen West sent out his weekly newsletter Monday, barraging his constituents with an almost predictable combination of hyperpatriotic mumbo-jumbo and misguided, pseudo-academic posturing about his favorite book in the history of words, the United States Constitution.Once you get past ... More >>
Flickr user: Sully PixelMore than 3,600 Floridians are on a government waiting list for AIDS medicine -- the longest list in the country, according to the national nonprofit the AIDS Institute. Of the needy patients, 886 live in Palm Beach and Broward counties.The medicine, which keeps patients h ... More >>
BSODaniel Hay LewisThe Broward Sheriff's Office has now released a new "detailed" report on the arrest of Daniel Hay Lewis, claiming that Lewis stated he had AIDS several times before attempting to bite a deputy.Lewis, a Hallandale Beach resident, was arrested May 30 while allegedly trying to ste ... More >>
BSODaniel Hay LewisApparently it's getting tough for the state to continue prosecuting someone for criminal transmission of HIV when its suspect isn't HIV-positive.Daniel Hay Lewis -- accused by police of attempting to bite a cop in the process of trying to steal $12,000 worth of garden products ... More >>
broadwaymusicalhome.comElton John: Rocket Man and advocate of Florida's HIV/AIDS program.Just about everyone has had something to complain about with Gov. Rick Scott lately, and you can add Sir Elton John to that list.On behalf of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, John wrote a letter to the governo ... More >>
West is offended by Planned Parenthood clinics in black neighborhoods.The federal budget deal congressional leaders inked late Friday avoided funding cuts to Planned Parenthood, but a future Senate floor vote on the issue still looms. The Juice has given you U.S. Rep. Allen West's views on the or ... More >>
West doesn't want the clinics in black neighborhoods.At a town hall meeting this week, U.S. Rep. Allen West said he found it "offensive" that many Planned Parenthood programs are located in black neighborhoods.Judith Selzer, vice president of public policy for South Florida's chapter of Planned P ... More >>
Allen West doesn't want women to get prenatal vitamins, either.U.S. Rep. Allen West managed to sound relatively sane for the first hour of his town hall meeting in Palm Beach last night. He used lots of pie charts and graphs to outline bedrock GOP talking points about slashing spending and cuttin ... More >>
Calvin Williams was allegedly killed by his lover.This spring's murder of L.C. Swain Middle School teacher Calvin Williams brought to light a harsh truth about AIDS among African-American men. For many in South Florida, sex on the down-low is a deadly gamble.According to Riviera Beach police repo ... More >>
That's a video from this past April, which gives you some context for the briefing yesterday on Capitol Hill by SIECUS -- the organization that promotes sex education and attacks the abstinence-only curricula that gained momentum during the Bush years.Obama's election brought a halt to that momentu ... More >>
Photo by Judith Selzer Planned Parenthood CEO Lillian Tamayo makes it official in Pembroke PinesDouglas Marshall, director of business development for Planned Parenthood of South Florida and the Treasure Coast, has no shortage of distressing accounts of patients he has helped. After the ri ... More >>
Sex-ed teachers want to know: How do you get hormones to listen to reason?
FAU's wild Darwinians are at it again. And this time, they want to measure your nutsack.
To bead or not to bead, that is the question.
And the band plays on
Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart brings back a time of acting up
Planned Parenthood benefit rocks Respectable Street
Sunrise Health Center
Our intrepid reporter probes the gay orgies that have helped to spark a runaway syphilis outbreak
Whether or not the state helps out AIDS sufferers, last week's botched protest says much about the HIV community's problem
The Penis' Responses to the Vagina Monologues
What's a man to do if he doesn't want his balls hanging around? Simple: Just find someone to cut them off.
Seven years ago Bill Wetzel got testicular cancer and became sterile. Luckily he had already made a deposit at the sperm bank.
Despite the risk, HIV-positive gay men are engaging in unsafe sex in the wake of improved AIDS medications. Don't believe us? Check out South Florida's "backroom bars."
Members of a student group insist bad behavior, not HIV, causes AIDS, and that controversial message is testing academic freedom
A federal grant earmarked for "African-Americans" with AIDS has care providers in Broward debating linguistics rather than logistics.
Local activists were hoping people would flock to see the AIDS Memorial Quilt. They didn't.
The closure of a publicly funded children's dental clinic has low-income patients down in the mouth
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