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Where the Hell Is Our Community?

(47) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 9:25 PM

Where the hell is our community?

I've been reading And the Band Played On, and for some reason, it feels more like a commentary on today's news than a historical account of the discovery of AIDS. As I read about the emerging infections on both coasts, along with Kaposi's...

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Stepping Forward About HIV Status

(5) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 2:32 PM

Last month I attended a summit about raising HIV/AIDS awareness in the gay community. It was a spirited discussion, as we all sought to determine where we might best invest our efforts to have the most impact.

Much has changed in this world since I first tested HIV positive...

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Fighting Social Stigma Is Key to Ending HIV/AIDS

(3) Comments | Posted December 1, 2012 | 8:42 AM

On the 25th annual World AIDS Day, we note how much the world has changed for LGBT Americans and for all those facing HIV and AIDS. In the early days of the epidemic, as now, advocates committed themselves to raising awareness about this truly global challenge. But today's advocates have...

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HIV Stigma: Standing in the Way of an AIDS-Free Generation

(18) Comments | Posted November 30, 2012 | 10:40 AM

So close, but yet so far.

These are the words that come to mind when I think about Dec. 1 -- World AIDS Day -- a day when survivors and supporters pause to reflect on a pandemic that over the last 30 years has killed more than...

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