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Ace Robinson
Ace Robinson is Director of Health Education, Prevention, and Public Policy and Advocacy at the Lifelong AIDS Alliance.

Robinson holds a Master of Public Health with a concentration in International Health Promotion and a focus in Communicable Disease from the University of Cape Town, in addition to a Bachelor of Chemistry from Duke University.

Entries by Ace Robinson

Medical Myths Are Killing Us

(1) Comments | Posted March 3, 2015 | 11:45 AM

In the past few months, I -- and many of my colleagues in the field of public health -- have been absolutely horrified by the seemingly growing number of preventable illnesses in this country. And by that, I mean illnesses that were less common in the past than today. For...

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Ebola Response: How AIDS Prepared Us

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2014 | 1:31 PM

Ebola is the new catch-phrase to garner the world's attention. It is a virus that has struck fear into the hearts and minds of West Africans for decades. The virus is contracted through bodily fluids. It leads to non-specific symptoms such as fever and malaise, meaning people can...

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Why I Fled St. Louis

(2) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 9:17 PM

Why I fled St. Louis at 18 years old and fear for my boys that I left behind:

For the past week, I have not been able to get much sleep since learning of the killing of Michael Brown in broad daylight in the suburbs of St. Louis. Clearly the...

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HIV: Two Steps Forward and Just One Step Back

(1) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 2:16 PM

This week, we learned that a young child from Mississippi who has been known in Infectious Disease research circles as the "Mississippi Baby" now is HIV-positive. She quickly became synonymous with hope for HIV Cure research. This child was born to an HIV-positive mother who did not know...

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HIV Criminalization and Stigma

(4) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 10:16 AM

Enough is enough.

We have seen the horrid consequences of stigma and demonization of those persons with the smallest voice since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. The founder of one of the leading organizations battling against the spread of HIV, the Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR), Dr. Mathilde Krim,...

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HIV: Let's End This Now

(2) Comments | Posted October 2, 2013 | 5:40 PM

It takes strong, valiant, and courageous men and women to begin a movement. A movement develops from the hearts and minds of many individuals with a common goal. The motivations and past experiences that bring each thought or social leader forward have a plethora of histories. The crusade to end...

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If We Knew Then What We Know Now...

(2) Comments | Posted March 7, 2012 | 4:35 PM

Would we have stopped AIDS? It is a valid question to ask, as the world has been aware of this epidemic for over 30 years. GMHC was passionately and courageously created 30 years ago by a group of gay men who did not know how far-reaching and devastating this disease...

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