Ryan M.

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Latest Marvel Comics Superhero: A Muslim Pakistani-American Teen Girl

Look under the costume of Marvel Comics’ latest superhero and you might get a big surprise.<p>Kamala Khan is a teenage Muslim girl with Pakistani …

Comics

Dual Beer Glass, Craft Beer, Glassware

Dual Beer Glass<p>This is the first specialty glass released by the Pretentious Beer Glass Company. It is a cylindrical beer glass with two separate chambers inside that combine into one towards the lip. I first began working on this design after having a bartender incorrectly pour a Half and Half, …

Obamacare a Major Gain for HIV Patients

HIV pa­tients are among those with the most to gain from the Af­ford­able Care Act, as long as new cov­er­age of­fer­ings don’t come at the ex­pense …

HIV Cures: Where We Are, Realistically

An infectious-diseases specialist breaks down the reported breakthroughs<p>AP<p>Newswires remain abuzz around two reports of "functional" HIV cures. The first, of a Mississippi baby treated with potent cocktail of anti-HIV drugs within 31 hours of HIV diagnosis, was touted as "proof of principle that we …

HIV-Positive and As Sexy As I Want to Be

Now, before we begin, you can go ahead and unravel that tight wad your panties have wound themselves into. This blog post is not intended to promote the transmission of HIV, and in no way is it meant to glamorize HIV/AIDS. Is it even possible to glamorize such an abysmal disease? I think not. But I …

Odd Blood: Serodiscordancy, or, Life With an HIV-Positive Partner

<i>The pills are $2,000 every month. The doctor visits never end. And there's always the possibility the virus could spread. Otherwise, it's not so different.</i><p><i>Andrii Muzyka/Shutterstock</i><p>Chad, my boyfriend, types to me from the Hyatt on New Jersey Avenue, "I am hiv positive." We study the screen …

Scientists Just Figured Out What The Protein That Lets HIV Into Our Cells Looks Like

It's called CCR5 and it inserts itself into the cell membrane, making a hole in it.<p>Those holes only open up if the protein on the outside has the right structure. HIV just happens to have the right proteins on the outside of its shell to open up this hole and sneak into the cell, where it overtakes …

Immune System

Porn production moratorium lifted as HIV outbreak said to be 'under control'

A pornography industry trade group has declared an HIV outbreak to be under control and lifted a two-week production moratorium on Friday.<p>The Free Speech Coalition said filming could resume but that performers must be tested for sexually transmitted diseases every 14 days rather than the previous …

A New Frankenstein Molecule Makes HIV Self-Destruct

We've made huge advances towards conquering HIV, the immune-system-crippling virus that causes AIDS. But this disease still exists, causing nearly …

Coming Out Against HIV Stigma

One of the most common emotions that people experience upon learning that they are HIV-positive is shame. It's a destructive and paralyzing emotion that serves no purpose with HIV. Speaking out is one of the best antidotes to shame. When people speak openly and unashamedly about their HIV status, …

HIV cure dealt a setback

The search-and-destroy mission against the HIV virus just got much more complicated.<p>New research suggests that HIV's genetic program is far more abundant in certain dormant T-cells of infected patients and is potentially more capable of unleashing its deadly instructions than previously thought.<p>The …

Holiday 2013: Five Trends To Watch

Gone are the days of clear trends in buying habits or popular gift items. Today’s shoppers are pickier and more informed than ever while gifts are more need-based and better researched, thanks to mobile technology.<p>There’s no early front runner for a hot toy, or sure-to-sell-out gift item, but there …

COPS: CHRIS BROWN ARRESTED IN D.C. BRAWL

Bad boy rapper CHRIS BROWN collared by cops in Washington D.C. after a brawl broke out.<p>AP reported that District of Columbia police spokesman Paul …