Welcome to the World AIDS Day edition of Sex Ed in the News. What is now known as HIV has maintained a top and center place in the world sexual health field since the early-80’s. With millions currently infected, millions dead, and the situation in sub-Saharan Africa continuing to wreck havoc on all areas of life and public health, balanced by a tremendous and continuous serge of information and health break throughs, the news around AIDS is always lively.
Do mobile dating apps increase HIV?
The answer may depend on where you live. Mobile dating apps in the United States, particularly those geared towards sexual minorities, are working hard to come up with innovative and effective ways to decrease HIV transmission. However, research in Asia suggests that mobile dating apps there may be the cause of an increase in HIV transmission.
Finding a vaccine able to stop the spread of HSV is a huge accomplishment in and of itself – but the potential impact on an HIV vaccine is even more enticing.
The reaction to Charlie Sheen’s announcement that he is HIV positive has been harsh, judgmental, and without kindness. The impact that the judgment about Sheen as a public figure will have on individuals without his financial resources and public face is not yet clear.