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Aids Epidemic

Can New York End the AIDS Epidemic?

David Sandman | Posted 07.18.2016 | New York
David Sandman

In July 1981--35 years ago this month--The New York Times ran a now infamous headline: "Rare Cancer Seen in 41 Homosexuals." The story also reported,...

Hillary Clinton Meets With HIV/AIDS Activists At Campaign Headquarters

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 05.13.2016 | Queer Voices

Hillary Clinton sat down with HIV/AIDS activists at her campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday, where they discussed how to eradicat...

This Is Why Hillary Clinton's Comments About Nancy Reagan Still Matter

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 03.12.2016 | Politics

Hillary Clinton may have quickly apologized for her comments on Friday praising fellow former First Lady Nancy Reagan for her "effective" and "low key...

How Thabo Mbeki's Character and his AIDS Denialism are Intimately Linked

The Conversation Africa | Posted 03.03.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Katherine Furman, London School of Economics and Political Science Former South African president Thabo Mbeki's character was a salient feature of hi...

Living With HIV -- The Answer Is Kindness

Chanler Jeffers | Posted 02.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Chanler Jeffers

If you're not personally called to help HIV/AIDS, that's okay. Your life's journey has prepared you to focus on other things. Our world is a broken place, so follow your heart, and serve where you feel you can do the most good. As you do that, though -- remember my friend David, and others like him.

Before AIDS: Was It Really a Naughty and Undisciplined Time?

Thom Nickels | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Thom Nickels

When AIDS became a full blown epidemic in 1981-82, times were so frightening that many wished that they could just fall asleep and then wake up when it was over.

This Is The First Story The New York Times Ever Wrote About HIV/AIDS

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living

In the summer of 1981, The New York Times published a piece largely believed to be the first major news story about HIV/AIDS. Penned by veteran healt...

My Father Died of AIDS and I Almost Didn't Know

Melissa Konstantatos | Posted 12.01.2015 | New York
Melissa Konstantatos

He must have felt alone his final days in that dark room. I don't think anyone close to him truly knew what he was going through. They were too busy trying to hide the truth.

Strengthening Families Affected By the AIDS Epidemic

Lynn M. Croneberger | Posted 10.08.2015 | Impact
Lynn M. Croneberger

As we work towards World AIDS Day on December 1, the next milestone in the journey to realize an AIDS-free generation in 2030, it is critical to provide holistic support services for impacted children and families.

Faderman's the Gay Revolution a Must Read

Lew Whittington | Posted 09.18.2015 | Books
Lew Whittington

Her cogent investigative style encompasses the breadth of a hidden, disparate and despised community that transformed itself into a powerful civil-rights movement.

Legends Of New York's Latex Ball Celebrate The History Of Voguing

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It's been 25 years since the Gay Men's Health Crisis created the annual Latex Ball in 1990 in response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic. The event has con...

Erin Schumaker

Where You Live Helps Determine Whether You'll Survive HIV/AIDS | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living

One of the biggest misconceptions about the AIDS epidemic in the United States is that it's over. This belief is also part of why the disease is so da...

How The AIDS Discussion Reflects The 'Diminishing Of Black Lives'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.10.2015 | Black Voices

We may be closer than ever to "the beginning of the end of the AIDS epidemic," but Phill Wilson, president and CEO of the Black AIDS Institute, says i...

New Memoir Goes Inside The AIDS Panic Of 1980s New York City

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Brad Gooch had moved back to New York's Chelsea neighborhood with his current partner, HuffPost's own Rev. Paul Raushenbush, when memories of his time...

Neo Soul Singer Jaguar Wright: Homophobia Was Shaken Out of Me When I Was 12

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Pollo Del Mar

"I'm a fag hag," declares Jaguar Wright proudly with a warm laugh. "Yes, baby! I love the kids - love the kids - and the kids love me."

Why The AIDS Epidemic Matters To Black Lives

Kenyon Farrow | Posted 02.07.2015 | Black Voices
Kenyon Farrow

We'll know all Black lives will matter when all forms of Black suffering, including those from HIV and AIDS, aren't hidden in shame and silence.

Golden Globe Speeches Highlight Trans Issues, AIDS Epidemic, Civil Rights

BuzzFeed | Kelley L. Carter | Posted 01.12.2015 | Impact

In a surprising twist, the Golden Globes acceptance speeches weren’t always about winners reciting a litany of agents, managers, and enablers. Inste...

The Importance of World AIDS Day

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 02.01.2015 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

This World AIDS Day, we recognize the importance of prevention and bringing an end to this disease by knowing one's HIV/AIDS status through getting tested regularly and often. The hope for an HIV-free world rests on all of our shoulders.

Media, M.D.

David Rejeski | Posted 01.04.2015 | Media
David Rejeski

Imagine if some media pressure was more equally applied to "forgotten" health issues. The increased media spotlight could affect the government's approach to funding, research, and communication about prevention -- shifts that could potentially impact thousands of lives annually.

Ebola vs. AIDS, Obama vs. Reagan

Peter Staley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Peter Staley

Compare and contrast: Ebola vs. AIDS, Obama vs. Reagan. Anyone who continues to defend President Reagan's response to AIDS is ignoring a history of gross negligence compared with the response to other disease outbreaks in the U.S.

PrEP'd and Ready

Michael LaMasa | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael LaMasa

PrEP has magnificent potential to prevent infection. It has the potential to provide many with a chance at a more comfortable life, but I would encourage the gay population to be responsible and remember that none of us are invincible, no matter what powers we think we possess.

Kissing Doesn't Kill

Matthew Ebert | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matthew Ebert

Face facts, Truvada will be in everyone's bloodstream in about 15 minutes, so why argue over it? On two fronts we can assault this virus -- the POZ and the NEG, the dirty and the clean. Can we cut the crap and get in one line?

President Of The Black AIDS Institute: Gay Men In New York Did Not And Do Not Matter

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The recent release of the much-anticipated film "The Normal Heart," which follows a gay activist trying to raise awareness in the early years of the A...

Southern Indiana, AIDS and 'The Normal Heart'

J. Patrick Redmond | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
J. Patrick Redmond

I don't know why I'm HIV negative while my friends and a few former lovers are not. I simply don't know. The Normal Heart doesn't answer the kinds of questions I'm asking. It does however, for me, reveal the randomness, the chance of life.

The War on AIDS Is Not Over

William Lynch III | Posted 07.05.2014 | Impact
William Lynch III

The AIDS epidemic in America is still far too real. And the risk factors have taken on a new face: race and poverty.