Last week, one of my twitter followers called me to task for writing an entire column on HIV and AIDS without focusing on the huge disparities by race/ethnicity. She was certainly correct about the critical role of such disparities. Yesterday–again on twitter–Chicago commissioner of public health Bechara Choucair drew my attention to an especially pertinent [...]
Archive for the ‘HIV/AIDS’ Category
This won’t matter politically, but the Affordable Care Act quietly improves public health by expanding coverage for hundreds of thousands of ex-prisoners and others under the control of the criminal justice system.
Hundreds of thousands of people could be helped through opt-out hepatitis C testing in correctional settings.
Mark Kleiman and I go Bloggingheads on drugs and HIV in the Russian Federation, poppy eradication in Afghanistan, Mexican drug violence, dealing with drug users and drug sellers in United States.
Another bad development in public health
President George W. Bush deserves much credit for PEPFAR. Republicans (and others) are tarnishing this legacy with punishing cuts to HIV/AIDS services around the world.
Anne Helen Petersen has written an intriguing, sad article about Rock Hudson and the gay agent who packaged him and other gay men as movie stars. She argues that Hudson’s sexuality actually made him more attractive to a certain segment of heterosexual women in the 1950s and 1960s precisely because he was handsome, charming, kind [...]
I’ve only seen one or two Elizabeth Taylor movies. I can only identify a few of her eight husbands, and that’s double-counting Richard Burton. I do know that Elizabeth Taylor did a lot for gay rights and for honoring the humanity of people living with HIV and AIDS. She is missed. Taylor caught some criticism [...]
Darrell Issa fires another know-nothing salvo at public health research