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A few interesting items have recently come up in the news and in the scientific literature about various methods for preventing the transmission of HIV. First up is a study (1) published in PLoS Medicine this week that demonstrated the effectiveness of a combination of antiretroviral drugs in preventing viral transmission in a monkey model…

Not that HIV/AIDS is an important issue or anything… but it appears that Republican presidential hopeful John McCain hasn’t been thinking much–or at all–about HIV prevention. The New York Times blog The Caucus reports that when asked about the subject at a recent campaign rally in Iowa, McCain looked completely stumped: Did he support the…

As 2008 approaches, many of the Republican contenders for the Presidency will try to paint themselves as moderates. An article in today’s Washington Post, though, underlines why we should be weary of their empty rhetoric. Romney, who is expected to formally enter the presidential race today in Dearborn, Mich., has been particularly aggressive. In October…