Progress over Tragedy

Arriving in Melbourne, Australia in high spirits over the work to be done, organizers and delegates were set back with the tragic loss of Joep Lange, MD, of the Netherlands, former president of the International AIDS Society (IAS, which organizes the international conference) and other leaders in the fight against the epidemic when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine on July 17.

Can Hepatitis C Be Sexually Transmitted?

As a hepatitis C health educator, I think it’s fair to say that the question of sexual transmission of HCV is one of the more common ones I’m asked. And unlike sexually transmitted infections like syphilis or gonorrhea, where we can say definitively that they are indeed STIs, the answer to the HCV question is most definitely complicated.

Out of Bounds

During the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, Greg Louganis made history when he became the first and only male diver to ever win two individual gold medals in consecutive Olympic Games. What no one knew at the time was that he had tested HIV-positive just six months earlier.