An HIV diagnosis is no longer the death sentence it once was. With early detection and proper treatment, those infected with the virus can fight off AIDS for decades -- unless, that is, the patient happens to be in a relationship with 37-year-old Larry Dunn of Irving. Prosecutors say that Dunn murd ... More >>
Anthony Duane Horne, 25, an HIV-positive man, was charged with aggravated assault for spitting on two Dallas police officers, The Dallas Morning News and Dallas Voice reported yesterday. According to police, when a Dallas County Hospital employee tried to put a spit mask on Horne, who was being book ... More >>
Dallas wants to close the book on abstinence-only education. Texas keeps getting in the way.
The LGBT Resource Center at Texas A&M University, like its cousins at the University of Texas and the University of Houston, is an innocuous arm of school bureaucracy that offers an array of resources to gay and transgendered students. There is a guest speaker program, a lending library, networking ... More >>
Teenagers, volatile bundles of hormones that they are, are going to have sex. That's an iron law of nature, as unchangeable as the fact that lions like to eat zebras. It's also a fair bet that, unless they are taught otherwise, these teenagers are going to have sex in an completely unsafe and irresp ... More >>
At right you see former First Lady Laura Bush, cheerily painting a door at a health clinic in Zambia. The photo was taken earlier this month by a staffer at the Bush Institute, part of the press surrounding the former first couple's visit to Africa earlier this month. It's also included in today's D ... More >>
Today is World AIDS Day and just one of the ways we're observing the 30th anniversary of AIDS -- an issue important to many of us here at the Mixmaster, in the Dallas arts community, and, of course, everywhere -- is creating our own little panel on the digital (2015) Quilt, sponsored by One and (Red ... More >>
Barbara Rios/Science Photo LibraryThe number of young people in Dallas contracting HIV and AIDS is increasing, KTVT-Channel 11 reported Monday, and those young people, ages 13 to 24, now make up 25 percent of all new diagnoses. And those stats were compiled before the state decided to gut fam ... More >>
In the wake of this morning's news that Dallas County may, at long last, overturn its 13-year-old no-condom distribution policy due to the rise in number of AIDS and HIV cases, it's worth revisiting the ghosts of Christmas past. Because in April 1995, The New York Times came to town to question why ... More >>
Run a 5K to spite AIDS
On Sunday, September 14, Bun B, Mike Jones, David Banner, Pleasure P and a host of other artists take over the Palladium Ballroom for 97.9 the Beat's Hip Hop for HIV concert. It's easy to assume that the money collected from ticket proceeds would be donated to HIV and AIDS-related charities, right ... More >>
Fort Worth’s smartest, most animated, most illin’-est* hip-hop crew P.P.T. just sent out the video to its latest single, “Down South Girl,” from the group's Idol Records release Tres Monos in Love. Waco hip-hop band Strange Fruit Project lent a huge hand to P.P.T. by producing the video and ... More >>
Let your neck breathe for charity
Brad Pitt's been wanting to play Dallas electrician and Dallas Buyer's Club founder Ron Woodroof for five years. In an October 18, 1992, Dallas Morning News story I cannot find online, Bill Minutaglio wrote a farewell to Ron Woodroof, who Minutaglio described as a "combative ex-electrician who had a ... More >>
A shift in AIDS funding from services to drugs threatens poor patients
With The Normal Heart, Uptown Players find gentle new beats in angry drama
The effective liberal
Plus: Time To Talk; Only Rock and Roll
Plus: The Turkey Test; New Sheriff in Town
Action Jaxon (97.9 The Beat)
AIDS Outreach Center has family fun and a family fund-raiser
Join the "Evolution"
Toast the Resource Center
The latest AIDS medications give life to the dying--but what kind of life?
Fight AIDS one step at a time
Advocates say University Park paramedics shunned a man with AIDS--at an AIDS awareness rally
The paintings of John Wilcox create a tension disguised as minimalism
After his younger brother died of AIDS, Joseluis Partida dedicated his life to warning people about the disease. But the politics of being gay and Hispanic made it tougher than he ever imagined.
A convicted killer flees arrest on insurance fraud charges
Texas health officials say that mandatory childhood vaccinations against hepatitis B will prevent the spread of life-threatening illness. But which is riskier--the disease or the vaccine?
October 29 - November 4, 1998
Cryptosporidium kills AIDS victims in Dallas. Who will the pathogen claim next?
The Yellow Boat sails a sweet, troubled journey
A new family of drugs may offer AIDS patients a new lease on life
In a town that knows cheerleading, folks are flipping for a relentlessly upbeat gay squad