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Magazine Printed In HIV+ Blood Wants To End Social Stigma

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.30.2015 | Gay Voices

A men's magazine hopes to end the social stigma surrounding HIV by printing with ink made from HIV-positive blood. A new campaign from the German ...

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Reducing HIV Among African American Communities

Sylvia Mathews Burwell | Posted 04.06.2015 | Politics
Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Each February 7, we mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). It's an opportunity for all of us to honor the memory of those we've lost, and to call attention to the fact that HIV continues to disproportionately affect African American men, women, and youth.

Boil the Water

Zeke Stokes | Posted 02.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Zeke Stokes

I grew up in an age in which contracting HIV was tantamount to a death sentence. Thankfully, that's no longer the case. But it's no longer the case so long as someone is tested, diagnosed, and receives a continuum of treatment. In the U.S., we are currently missing the mark by a mile.

Generations of HIV

Alex Garner | Posted 02.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Alex Garner

Each generation of gay men has the distinct experience of being uniquely impacted by HIV. One of the best-understood and often explored generational experiences of HIV is the early years -- a time when the disease violently and unexpectedly emerged in the community.

Jessica Prois

Males Circumcised To Reduce HIV Risk In Mozambique Shift Gender Norms Surrounding Sex

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Prois | Posted 11.14.2014 | Impact

MANHICA, Mozambique -- A group of boys and teens queued up outside a registration tent at a male circumcision clinic last week, looking almost as if t...

PrEP'd and Ready

Michael LaMasa | Posted 10.25.2014 | Gay 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.

World Health Organization Recommends PrEP: Prevention or Perpetuating Stereotypes?

Jaga N.A. Argentum | Posted 09.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Jaga N.A. Argentum

Anyone who engages in risky sexual behavior should take extra precautions, be it through PrEP or otherwise. While I'm certain that the WHO acknowledges this, their message nevertheless helps perpetuate the falsehood of HIV being a "gay disease."

Celebrating Those Who Give Life: Mothers' Day Reflections From Malawi

Hazel Namadingo | Posted 07.09.2014 | Impact
Hazel Namadingo

As you read this article, think of the things that your own mother did, does or is doing for you. Make a mental list; I am sure it's endless and that you will agree with me that there is need for something to be done to help our mothers thrive.

The AIDS Walk/Run: Learning How to Run

William Dameron | Posted 06.15.2014 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

I would like to say that when I signed up for the Southern Maine AIDS 5k Run/Walk it was a noble, well thought out decision, but truthfully, it was more cavalier.

Support H.R. 1843: REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act

Matthew Ebert | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

A person diagnosed with a chronic, treatable medical condition should not be ruled by a different set of criminal laws.

HIV Has Found a New Ally -- Complacency

Georgia Arnold | Posted 01.31.2014 | Impact
Georgia Arnold

We have made historic progress; there is no doubt about that. But the illusion that we have finally subdued HIV is a dangerous one. Every single day there are still 6,000 new infections. About 40 percent of these new infections are in young people. This is an unacceptable reality.

Dear Mr. President, Please Stop Wasting HIV Prevention Funding and Start Saving Our Lives

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

There you have it, on the record: the federal government's own top HIV prevention official, a gay man himself, admitting that homophobia at the highest levels of the U.S. government keeps gay and bisexual men from getting the targeted HIV prevention interventions they need.

WATCH: Alpine Hunks Strip Down For A Good Cause

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.03.2013 | Gay Voices

"Men In The Alps" is an annual charity calendar, the proceeds of which are donated to associations engaged in AIDS prevention and consultancy. Over th...

Saving the Lives of Women Worldwide

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 05.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Mother's Day is a celebration of life and reflects the importance of women to their families, communities and countries. However, worldwide HIV/AIDS robs women and girls of their potential and health.

To End or Not to End AIDS: Is There Really Any Question?

Regan Hofmann | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Regan Hofmann

We are at a critical tipping point in the AIDS pandemic. New evidence shows that quick, aggressive action now can herald in the endgame of AIDS.

We Must Act Now To Achieve An AIDS-Free Generation

David Furnish | Posted 01.31.2013 | Gay Voices
David Furnish

Each of us can do something right now to help end the epidemic. Get tested, and urge your doctor to adopt HIV testing as a standard of care. Encourage others, especially young people, to get tested, too. Speak out for comprehensive sexual health programming in your schools.

Fighting Social Stigma Is Key To Ending HIV/AIDS

Chad Griffin | Posted 01.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Chad Griffin

Social stigma, whether it be homophobia in the world at large or HIV-related stigma within the gay community, limits our ability to tackle HIV/AIDS at all levels. This holds particularly true for LGBT Americans. Too often the LGBT community itself has reinforced AIDS-related stigma.

The 25th Anniversary of World AIDS Day: How Water Filters and Bed Nets Can Help Fight HIV

Michael Seo | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Michael Seo

Beyond a discussion of cost savings and cost effectiveness, the real purpose behind World AIDS Day is saving human lives. The fight against HIV is far from over, but we can observe this World AIDS Day with optimism.

Architecting the End of AIDS

Desmond Tutu | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact
Desmond Tutu

History shows when we take action before the peak of disaster, enormous gains can be realized. If more world leaders support a bold plan like the "Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation," we could find ourselves on the flip side of the global disaster of AIDS that much faster.

WATCH: Young Woman Tells Friend She Has HIV

The Huffington Post | William McGuinness | Posted 11.27.2012 | College

Research suggests young Americans live this scene at higher rates in 2012 -- about 30 years after America itself struggled to come to terms with it. ...

A Step Backward for AIDS Prevention

Megan McLemore | Posted 10.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Megan McLemore

2012-08-27-scblog.pngLast year, President Obama recognized the progress against the HIV epidemic, but it was dealt a serious blow in January, when Congress reinstated a ban on federal funding of syringe exchange programs.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Can This Video Game Help Curb HIV Rates Among Minority Teens?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 08.15.2012 | Black Voices

Despite reports last month that sexually risky behaviors are on the decline among African-American teens, researchers like Kimberly Hieftje, a member ...

HIV/AIDS: It's Not Just What You Do, It's Where You Live

Dr. Amy Nunn | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Nunn

A mounting body of scientific evidence shows that where you live, your race and your socioeconomic status -- not just behaviors -- strongly correlate with HIV infection.

Queeries: Your Top 10 Sex Etiquette Questions In The Age Of AIDS

Steven Petrow | Posted 09.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Steven Petrow

As the XIX International AIDS Conference winds down, it's never been clearer how crucial it is that we remain honest, patient, and respectful of each other -- whether in the bedroom or in any other room you like.

Making AIDS History: Achieving an HIV-Free Generation

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 07.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Of great concern right now is that the remarkable progress toward ending AIDS that has been made over the past decades is being threatened by a decline in resources and the threat of budget cuts to support HIV research and services worldwide.