In 1997, the Florida Legislature passed a law that made it a felony for a person with any STD, including HIV, to have sexual intercourse without informing their partner of their status beforehand. Problem is the only thing legally considered "sexual intercourse" in the State of Florida is your st ... More >>
We're not quite allergic to The Daily Beast's trademark city ranking listicle yet, but their latest has us feeling a little sick. According to their statistics, Miami is America's sixth sickest city. No, that's not "sick" as in "perverted" or "sick" as in bro-talk for "awesome," though we have a ... More >>
Roughly a week before Florida was set to exhaust all funding for its life-saving AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), non-profit pharmacy Welvista has agreed to help the cash-strapped state by providing poor Floridians with free anti-retroviral medications.As we wrote last week, the funding snafu ... More >>
Florida's AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) runs out in two weeks. The problem is, new funding doesn't kick-in until April. That shortfall has left legislators and activists scrambling to secure extra funds to keep anti-retroviral medication flowing to the Sunshine State's 10,600 ADAP recipient ... More >>
Feral cats using the sands of Miami Beach as a giant communal litter box has led to an increasing outbreak of hookworm. The Miami-Dade Department of Health has confirmed that three new cases of hookworm have appeared in humans. Great, we've now got hookworm, cholera and dengue fever war ... More >>
Dr. Gary Kompothecras, an influential political donor to Gov. Charlie Crist, is at the center of a controversial study.The U.S. Supreme Court today is scheduled to hear a case that could have a wide-ranging impact on hundreds of lawsuits that claim there is a direct link between autism and vaccin ... More >>
Nina Mathews on flickr Eat me at your own risk.Last year it was peanut butter. Last month it was eggs. Who knows what food-borne illness outbreak will hit us this month. Seems like outbreaks are coming at us faster than New Jersey-based reality TV shows these days. But besides satisfying ... More >>
Last November, a patient being treated for Legionnaire's Disease was found to have stayed at the EPIC Hotel in downtown Miami. Two weeks later, a second patient, treated after contracting Legionnaire's Disease, was traced back to the EPIC as well. And then, there was a third. The Miami-Dade County H ... More >>
via KitbagLooks like we shouldn't be quite so worried about a third world disease roaring back into Miami-Dade yet (take that Tom Tancredo). Health officials reported yesterday that a case of Dengue Fever had popped up in a Miami Beach man, but now they say his test results have come back negativ ... More >>
Almost two months after the first case was reported, and about a month since anyone cared, the World Health Organization has declared swine flu is officially the first flu pandemic in 41 years!So far, H1N1 has killed 144 people, a small number compared to the millions who died during the last fl ... More >>
We had our fun popping the balloon of the swine flu, excuse me, H1N1 hysteria, but we never once told you to abandon your hourly ritual of hand sanitizer cleansing. Since Miami is a major hub of international travel, especially to Latin America, it always made sense to us that the strain of flu ... More >>
viaGive us your poor, your tired, but apparently not your HIV We don't have to familiarize any locals with the wet foot, dry foot policy, aka The Cuban Adjustment Act. Any Cuban who makes it to American soil is allowed to seek residency. Well, not any Cuban migrant. Not if that Cuban is HIV . & ... More >>
A federal jury this week convicted two doctors and two assistants of bilking Medicare for millions of dollars by setting up a bogus HIV clinic in Miami, the State Attorney's office tells Riptide, the latest conviction in a racket that's quickly become the Magic City's seamiest new claim to crooked f ... More >>
Florida's educational system leaves a lot to be desired.
At Miami-Dade County's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the answer would be No
Miami's gay community parties on despite the specter of a growing HIV/AIDS threat
In the black church, treating the spirit doesn't always mix well with treating AIDS
The City of Miami and developers are targeting an AIDS group's venerable thrift store
Food for Life Network
White Party Week is one of the nation's biggest AIDS fundraisers and wildest bashes -- a problem or a godsend, depending on whom you ask
They're poor, black, and HIV-positive. Their product? The AIDS medications intended to cure them.
Health Crisis Network's stunning financial meltdown has spurred an outpouring of concern and a raft of rumors
What happens to a young artist's work when he or she is struck down by AIDS? Good question.
Once a uniquely innovative clinic devoted to HIV and AIDS patients, Miami Beach's Stratogen Health surrenders to the corporate buyout
Miami Beach police have no idea why the city paid off a victim of alleged gay bashing
AIDS educators are targeting a new group -- deaf gay men
AIDS activist Rhaynetta Cheatham finally succumbs to the illness
Even through her own struggle with the disease, Rhaynetta Cheatham has worked tirelessly to bring AIDS awareness where it's most needed: Miami's black community
The county's AIDS umbrella group draws fire from a Metro official -- and loses its executive director
A UM nurse told a patient about a positive preliminary HIV test result -- and that was the last thing she did
In the battle against AIDS, some people say shouting is more effective than talking. And if you don't agree, watch out!
He allegedly fondled and caressed patients against their will. AIDS patients. No wonder he is known as Doctor Scumbag.
If you believe your lover infected you with the AIDS virus, what's to stop you from telling the world?
A bumbling justice system has allowed self-proclaimed AIDS miracle worker Basil Wainwright to continue peddling hope -- with harrowing results
If it's about John Doe having AIDS, you'd better not talk. You're probably not supposed to know in the first place.