NOTE TO READERS: When this project lost substantial funding at the end of 2018, I lost the ability to continue publishing criteria-driven news story reviews and PR news release reviews - once the bread-and-butter of the site going back to 2006. The 3,200 archived reviews, while still educational, are getting old and difficult for me to technically maintain on the back end of the website. So I am announcing that I plan to remove these reviews from the site by April 1, 2021. The blog and the toolkit - two of the most popular features on the site - will remain. If you wish to peruse the reviews before they disappear, please do so by the end of March 2021. After that date you may still be able to access them via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine -



Vox says experimental HIV vaccine is ‘promising.’ But is it?


Reuters–along with many other news sites–parrots erroneous news release on HIV testing via USB stick


Vaginal ring for HIV prevention: a few details would have elevated good coverage to great

1 5/5/2015

Coverage of “better” HIV self test doesn’t support the claim

1 2/23/2015

Gilead’s Pill Can Stop HIV. So Why Does Almost Nobody Take It?


Drug also halts HIV in straight couples


Taking meds before exposure cuts HIV risk for heterosexuals


Gene therapy raises hope for a future AIDS cure


CDC To Doctors: Anti-HIV Pill No Magic Bullet Against Virus


German doctors declare “cure” in HIV patient