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A Court Will Decide Whether Or Not Gay Sex Constitutes 'Intercourse'

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2015 | Gay Voices

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb 4 (Reuters) - The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday on the definition of...

Family Support Groups Foster Hope In Uganda

Savannah Russo | Posted 03.08.2015 | Impact
Savannah Russo

Annet Mbabazi is living with HIV, but her 18-month-old son, Pobruce, is HIV-free. I met the mother-baby pair at the health center in Ibanda District, in Southwestern Uganda, where Annet participates in a family support group.

San Francisco May Be First City To Give Out Free HIV-Prevention Pills

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living

The day after San Francisco supervisor Scott Wiener came “out of the PrEP closet” on The Huffington Post as a user of the revolutionary HIV-preven...

This Is What The Victims Of Flight 17 Did For AIDS Research

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living

AIDS researchers, activists and advocates en route to the 20th International AIDS conference in Melbourne, Australia are among those believed to have ...

HIV-Positive Couple Had 3 Kids All Free Of Disease. One Of The Main Reasons? Dad's Role

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.15.2014 | Impact

Hubert and Jeanne Mwangaza have both been HIV-positive since they married and started a family together years ago. Now, they have three children, and ...

30 Years After Discovery of HIV Virus: The Vital Role of the Social Sciences

Kim Blankenship | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Kim Blankenship

AIDS is as much a social disease as it is one determined by a virus. It is simply not possible to prevent, treat or cure it without understanding and addressing its social dimensions. For this, we need the tools of the social sciences.

Annexation of Crimea: What Will Happen to 14,000 Drug Users?

Andriy Klepikov | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Andriy Klepikov

The annexation of Crimea by Russia this week is likely to have far-reaching consequences for an already much marginalized group within society.

New Studies Unlock Mystery Of How HIV Causes AIDS

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - U.S. scientists have discovered the basic mechanisms that allow HIV to wipe out the b...

WATCH: This Guy Wants You To 'Wear A F***ing Condom!'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.13.2013 | Gay Voices

When vlogger J. Merridew learned that HIV rates are on the rise among gay men, he felt compelled to address to issue using his YouTube account. "I ...

Uganda President Publicly Tested For HIV, 'Leading By Example'

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 11.08.2013 | Impact

KAMPALA, Uganda -- KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's president tested for HIV in public on Friday to encourage millions of untested people to check th...

Concentrated HIV Epidemics Could Make AIDS Unbeatable, UN Expert Warns

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

* Marginalised groups have stubbornly high rates of HIV * U.N. special envoy sees major hurdles to ending AIDS * New app...

Promising HIV Vaccine May Take 10 Years To Perfect

| Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Fred Furtado (Click here for the original article) If a breakthrough in developing an HIV vaccine occurred today, scientists and drug compani...

Is The End Of AIDS Nigh?

Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living

New HIV infections among kids and adults around the world have dropped by a third since 2001, according to a new UNAIDS report. As of 2012, there were...

'Some Of Them Are Happy To Hear They Are Affected With HIV'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices

HuffPost Live recently discussed a group of men who welcomed their HIV-positive diagnoses in order to obtain housing and benefits that kept them from ...

Obama Orders Stepped Up Effort Against HIV/AIDS Epidemic

Reuters | Posted 09.15.2013 | Politics

By Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON, July 15 (Reuters) - After fresh criticism of his record on combating HIV/AIDS, President Barack Obama ...

Emerging Viral Threats: A Global Concern

Franco Nuschese | Posted 08.21.2013 | World
Franco Nuschese

One only needs to think for a moment about SARS and HIV-AIDS and try not to shudder. It's not just about health, it's also about how it affects economies and national security. Governments cannot carry the burden of viruses and disease by themselves.

Free HIV Tests In One Of New York's Busiest Parks?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.20.2013 | Gay Voices

New Yorkers go to Union Square for various reasons. Whether it be to peruse the farmer's market, doing a little shopping, or just to catch their next ...

WATCH: The Past 50 Years As A Gay Person Distilled Into One Video

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay Voices

Gay activist/artist Leo Herrera has released a video entitled "The Fortune Teller" which is comprised of videos and images from the past 50 years of ...

Alicia Keys: Women With AIDS 'Could Be My Sister'

AP | STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- Alicia Keys says she wants to spark a global conversation about HIV/AIDS. The Grammy Award-winning singer says that when she traveled t...

Hoax Tweet Shows Magic Johnson 'Donating Blood' For Charity

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.25.2013 | Impact

Note: If you see a picture of Magic Johnson getting an injection, it’s probably not because the star, who has HIV, is donating blood. Twitter wa...

Fiji High Commissioner: China Stepped in When US and UK Withdrew

Eddie Walsh | Posted 05.14.2013 | World
Eddie Walsh

In a speech last Tuesday, the Fiji High Commissioner to the United Kingdom maintained that "the (U.S.) and China to Pacific Islanders represent two sides of the same coin." Yet, his remarks expressed far more criticism of western engagement in the region than that of China.

World AIDS Day 2012: A Roadmap for Ending HIV/AIDS

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

This World AIDS Day is a celebration of the achievements that have been made and the acceleration of progress in recent years, providing proof that ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic is not only feasible but achievable.

Ending HIV in the United States: The Ultimate Challenge

Scott W. Royal, Ph.D. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Scott W. Royal, Ph.D.

The stigma associated with HIV is only partially to blame. More problematic is the difficulty of reaching the most vulnerable members of the U.S. population who are living with HIV but unaware of their status: racial and ethnic minorities, the poor and disenfranchised, and people who are homeless.

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. ...