AIDS was a terrifying mystery, and then we solved it. When researchers identified the human immunodeficiency virus as the reason why young, previously healthy people were developing rare cancers and wasting away, it was a triumph of medical science.
Earlier this month, the World Health Organization (WHO) released guidelines for helping to prevent the spread of HIV in key populations. The group, which also monitors the globe for pandemic outbreaks, says we have to decriminalize sex work and drugs if we want to stop HIV.
Originally published in the February 1993 issue of GQ. Annotations by the author appear throughout. For more, check out E. Jean Carroll's story about NBA groupies, published in 1992 as "Love in the Time of Magic."
For the first six years of the AIDS epidemic, the only advice available to patients was to wait. From 1981, when the first AIDS outbreak was recorded, until 1987, when the FDA approved AZT, the first antiretroviral medication, more than 40,000 Americans waited until their immune systems collapsed and their bodies…
In 1992 Paul Solotaroff wrote "The Skin Trade," a story for GQ about Roxbury, the famous L.A. nightclub. Looking back, Solotaroff doesn't think much of his story but I wanted to share its conclusion with you because it touches on the nature sports, celebrity and sex:
OK, it's a little weird. But a quick scan of Clowney's timeline indicates a noble purpose behind his action: He was making a public-service announcement about the importance of getting tested and subtly declaring himself clean and ready for some humping. I can support this. "Tweeting your HIV test" is the new "texting…
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A German (of course) AIDS awareness organization has released COCK OUT, in which players slip on a motion-sensing digital condom and use their thrusts to pummel a virtual HIV.
When an ex accused Alomar of knowingly exposing her to HIV, his then-girlfriend defended him. A year later, that girlfriend is now his wife, and she's divorcing him and accusing him of doing the HIV thing again. [NY Post]
The lawsuit filed in Brooklyn federal court on Tuesday by Ilya Dall tells of how Roberto Alomar allegedly refused to take AIDS tests, even though it was obvious that he was very sick.