Today, we unveiled our gifting program – in time for Father’s Day, but for a long time after that. My pitch is here. I argued for a one-pill anti-HIV prophylaxis to be routine care for HIV-negative sexually active gay men, and over the counter if necessary, while wondering why the gay civil rights movement has … Continue reading The Best Of The Dish Today
A reader raises an interesting question on healthcare: I tend to agree that we should let the market drive innovation through rewarding solid research and groundbreaking results with profits that can feed further developments. What worries me is that when money is your motivator, what sort of research has a greater chance of being funded: … Continue reading Cures Or Treatments?
In the current HIV prevention discussion, this idea is well worth airing and perhaps pursuing: Why not put all HIV-negative men on a simple anti-retroviral regimen as a prophylaxis, rather than as a treatment? In any single case, the likelihood of possible transmission drops (because the drugs kill off the virus before it can take … Continue reading Drugs And Negs
Yep, it’s hard to believe. Some members of the religious right are opposing mandatory shots for teenagers to protect them against HPV, a virus that can cause cervical cancer. The Bush administration has put one of these people on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), at the CDC. The theocons don’t want to reduce … Continue reading THEOCONS VERSUS A VACCINE