When Charles Martin took over the South Beach AIDS Project (SoBAP) in 2005, he revamped the nonprofit's outdated image by reaching out to young, gay blacks and Hispanics. He traveled to conferences around the world and pulled in state and federal grants to combat HIV.But in the past year, Martin and ... More >>
While onstage at Coachella this past April, goofball swag rapper Lil' B (AKA Brandon McCartney) announced to the world that his new album would be called I'm Gay. And everybody -- in the audience, on the internet, Based Gs in the kitchen doing the cookin' dance -- lost they shit.
In fact, the ba ... More >>
AIDS Wolf play a noise-rock variant in the grand tradition of Miami's own Harry Pussy.
That is, a blasting mix of guitar and drums that rocks as hard as it rumbles your eardrums. When you're dealing with hippies, it's free rock. And when you're dealing with art-damaged drug addicts, it's no ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Finding out oral sex may lead to higher incidences of certain types of cancer is like finding out puppies may give you a stroke or rainbows can blind you. It is just horrible. Yet, that's exactly what a new study suggests. The study links the up-tick in certain types of head and neck cancers to t ... 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 >>
Today is World AIDS day, and the single most important thing everyone can do personally is get tested regularly and play safe. The good news about HIV in America in 2008 is that if detected early most people can still look forward to a long, full life. The expected life span is nearing normal, and t ... More >>