Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2014

    Chlamydia and Syphilis Cases Have Doubled in Miami Recently

    Cases of chlamydia and syphilis have more than doubled in Miami-Dade in recent years, and more than half of those infected last year were between the ages of 18 and 25. And we wonder what happens when MTV stops airing PSAs reminded kids to wrap it up every commercial break, and starts airing Teen ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 24, 2014
  • News

    May 2, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    African-Americans Need to Prevent STDs and Pregnancy

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke talks about the importance of safe sex. When New York-based prophylactics company b Condoms approached me about doing a safe-se ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 25, 2013
  • Calendar

    April 25, 2013
  • Calendar

    April 11, 2013
  • Film

    January 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Elton John Slams Rick Scott and His Surgeon General in New Memoir

    It's not Saturday night, but apparently the time is right for fighting between Elton John and Gov. Rick Scott. In his upcoming memoir, Sir Elton criticizes the unpopular pol for attempting to cut funds to Florida's AIDS Drug Assistance Program. Elton even wrote a letter to the governor, and the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 10, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Ronald Reagan High Student Sues After School Newspaper Used His Photo To Illustrate STD Story

    A former student at Ronald W. Reagan/Doral Senior High School has filed a lawsuit against the district, claiming that his face was used to illustrate a school newspaper article on sexually transmitted diseases in teenagers. After the article, kids teased him with the nickname "STD Boy".

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    HIV Porn Scandal: Brazzers' Parent Company Responds

    ​The American porn industry has voluntarily shut itself down after a male performer working in Florida tested positive for HIV. Yesterday, the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which fights for the use of condoms in adult movies, issued a press release claiming the performer worked for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Chlamydia and Syphilis on the Rise Amongst South Florida Seniors

    ​News flash: old people still like to bone. Unsurprisingly, as people who came of age in the wild child, free love era of the '60s and early '70s start to near their golden years the rates of new STD infections amongst the old is skyrocketing. In fact, cases of chlamydia and syphilis amongst those ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    With Thousands of Lives On the Line, Florida Considers Stricter Restrictions On HIV Drug Assistance

    ​As the HIV/AIDS epidemic enters its fourth decade, powerful antiretroviral drugs give patients hope at living long and relatively normal lives, but those drugs come with a hefty price tag and many patients rely on government assistance programs to obtain them. Florida's AIDS Drugs Assistance Prog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Human Rights Watch Slams Florida, Southern States in New Report on HIV

    Anti-retrivorals are particularly hard to get in Florida, says Human Rights Watch​In a report on HIV released this morning, Human Rights Watch criticizes Florida and other southern states for neglecting the epidemic and, in some cases, fueling the deadly disease.The report, "Southern Exposure: Hum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    AIDS Drug Wait-list Could Be Deadly for Miami-Dade Minorities

    Florida budget cuts are putting AIDS pills out of reach​A new statewide waiting list for antiretroviral drugs is putting thousands of Florida's poorest AIDS patients in serious danger, according to a top doctor at the University of Miami.The list is particularly devastating for Miami-Dade minoriti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Out of the Closet Marks World AIDS Day With 12-Hour HIV-Testing Marathon

    More than 90,000 Floridians are living with HIV/AIDS, especially here in Miami-Dade, where one in every 98 Hispanic men, one in every 60 non-Hispanic white men, and one in every 29 African-American men are living with the disease. Luckily, HIV isn't necessarily an automatic deat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    HIV Rate Increases in Florida as AIDS-Related Deaths Decline

    The Herald has done a pretty good job of outlining the results of Man Up: The Crisis of HIV/AIDS Among Florida's Men, by the Florida Department of Health, but the numbers are pretty shocking and worth repeating. And yeah, if you haven't been tested lately, maybe you make an appointment.1 out of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Florida Lab Makes Potential HIV Breakthrough

    A leading research lab in Port St. Lucie thinks it might have made a potential breakthrough in the treatment and eradication of HIV. Current medications suppress the virus to undetectable levels in patients' bodies, allowing them to live relatively normal, long lives. However, the crafty little ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    CNN Profiles Miami's "Kool-Aid Kids," Children Born with HIV

    Every week at Jackson Memorial Hospital, teens and young adults who were either born with HIV or infected at a young age meet. They call themselves the Kool-Aid Kids. They've defied the odds and lived to a time when HIV is a manageable, albeit chronic, disease. CNN recently profiled them, and today ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    On Day 99, Obama Hires HIV Czar

    A quick followup of sorts to our post Monday highlighting the Obama administration's inaction on HIV/AIDS during his first 100 days in office. Yesterday it was announced the president has chosen Dr. Eric Goosby to head PEPFAR. Goosby served in the Clinton administration as deputy director of the Nat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Obama's First 100 Days and Barely Any Action on HIV/AIDS

    Wednesday will mark the culmination of President Obama's first 100 days in office, and he's done a lot: passed a massive stimulus package, ordered the closure of Gitmo, made a momentous change in travel policy to Cuba, had some pirates shot, and got a dog named Bo. Though, one area where he's moved ... More >>

  • News

    March 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Florida Inventor Has Condom Idea

    Florida businessman-turned-inventor Doug Sturlingh just filed patent papers for a product he believes will "change the world." It's called the Genital Shield, and -- though the name is a bit of a boner-shrinker -- he believes it will eventually rid the planet of STDs. His target consumer: responsibl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    Replace Sex Ed with Horror Ed

    viaThere is too little Smiling Condom Clip Art in the world. A new study shows that one in four US teenagers will contract a STD, mainly because they're not using condoms. The study surveyed groups of kids in Atlanta, Providence, and Miami, and found that teens who had unprotected sex thought that e ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 1, 2007

    Here’s to Your Health

    When Magic Johnson speaks, we all should listen

  • Culture

    October 18, 2007

    Looking for Mr. Positive

    Urban legend or reality, The Bugchasers seeks a spotlight

  • Calendar

    April 26, 2007

    Dancing From the Heart

    MCDC brings real issues to the stage

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2006
  • Calendar

    June 22, 2006
  • Calendar

    April 20, 2006
  • News

    April 13, 2006

    Practice Safe Sex

    Miami residents may not be seeking the care they need

  • Calendar

    August 12, 2004
  • News

    June 24, 2004

    The Unwanted Test

    It wasn't part of the school curriculum, and for one girl who is HIV-positive, it was a bad idea

  • News

    November 20, 2003

    Sex and Consequences

    The new South Beach lifestyle: Same as the old South Beach lifestyle

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2003

    At the Viral Front

    The continuing war on HIV/AIDS

  • News

    October 17, 2002

    Notes from the Dead Zone

    The politics of AIDS funding in black Miami

  • News

    August 22, 2002


    Even if this anabolic steroid is only a support drug in the war on HIV, why take it off the market?

  • City Life

    May 16, 2002


    The Center for Positive Connections

  • News

    April 5, 2001

    Don't Tell, Don't Ask

    A teenager born with HIV was never told of her status until it was too late. How this happened, and why, is now a matter of national debate.

  • Dining

    February 24, 2000


    Saying Grace over Life's Food

  • News

    December 10, 1998
  • News

    December 10, 1998

    The Doctor is Out

    Beset by internecine battles, troubled leadership, and funding cuts, the local office of the Florida Department of Health is in need of intensive care.

  • News

    August 13, 1998

    Size Matters

    That's the motto among gay men in Miami Beach who have fueled a rage for illegal steroids -- health considerations be damned

  • News

    April 30, 1998

    Fall from Grace

    Health Crisis Network's stunning financial meltdown has spurred an outpouring of concern and a raft of rumors

  • News

    August 14, 1997

    Good Work, Now You're Fired

    Once a uniquely innovative clinic devoted to HIV and AIDS patients, Miami Beach's Stratogen Health surrenders to the corporate buyout

  • News

    August 22, 1996

    Rhaynetta's Cause: The Epilogue

    AIDS activist Rhaynetta Cheatham finally succumbs to the illness

  • News

    May 30, 1996

    Rhaynetta's Cause

    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

  • News

    April 4, 1996

    The Bureaucracy to End All Bureaucracies

    The county's AIDS umbrella group draws fire from a Metro official -- and loses its executive director

  • News

    April 6, 1995


    In the battle against AIDS, some people say shouting is more effective than talking. And if you don't agree, watch out!

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