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HIV-Positive Men Read Mean Grindr Messages For One Important Reason

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.25.2015 | Gay Voices

“I wouldn’t want anything to do with an ugly pile of HIV like you.” “Sluts like you deserve it.” “You&rsqu...

The Internet Didn't Give A Damn About HIV Patients This Week

Josh Robbins | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Josh Robbins

If this is what it is like in 2015 to come out of the closet as living with HIV, and this is the best we can expect from the Internet, I question why many don't understand if HIV stigma still exists. To the Internet: Nobody deserves HIV. Nobody deserves feeling stigmatized.

Former 'Who's The Boss?' Star Danny Pintauro Reveals He's HIV-Positive

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 09.28.2015 | OWN

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This Poster Contains A Single Drop Of HIV Positive Blood

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living

White posters have been distributed all over São Paulo, Brazil -- and each one contains a drop of HIV-positive blood. The campaign is thanks to t...

British Pastor 'Humbled' By The Love She Got After Telling Her Congregation She Is HIV-Positive

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 05.22.2015 | Religion

A British pastor took the brave step of telling her congregation that she was HIV-positive -- and got what she called a "humbling" response from her l...

Andrew Pulsipher Is HIV Positive, But His Wife And Kids Are Not. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living

33-year-old Andrew Pulsipher is HIV positive. He has a wife and three kids, and all of them are HIV negative. Pulsipher, who lives in Phoenix, Ari...

Solidarity and Celebration for Mothers Living with HIV

Florence Ngobeni-Allen | Posted 06.28.2015 | Women
Florence Ngobeni-Allen

As a mother, wife and health counselor living with HIV in South Africa, I know about the fears that a woman can feel when she thinks about disclosing her HIV status to loved ones.

Rejected: The Struggles of Dating With HIV

Tyler Curry | Posted 01.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

You are going to be rejected. It is true, and it is going to happen eventually. Someone is going to shut you down before they get to know you because you are living with HIV. It sucks, it isn't fair, and there is nothing that you can do about how they feel. But you can stop equating rejection with loss.

The Day I Told Oprah About Overcoming the Shame of Being HIV-Positive

Malcolm 'MJ' Harris | Posted 06.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Malcolm 'MJ' Harris

Loved ones kept encouraging me to be more open about my status as a path to healing my shame, but the thought literally petrified me. Would people judge me? Would my status distract them from the accomplishments I had made?

How Do You Find Joy After a Positive HIV Diagnosis? This Poet Has an Answer! (VIDEO)

J Mase III | Posted 09.30.2014 | Gay Voices
J Mase III

What messages do we send people about being HIV-positive? One of my favorite poets, Timothy DuWhite, explores the concept of finding joy while dealing...

What Not to Do If You Are Dating and HIV-Positive

Tyler Curry | Posted 09.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

There is one surefire way of turning every future love scenario into a bloodbath, no matter how much of a match the two of you may be, and that is being HIV-positive and desperate for a date.

HIV Disclosure for Young People: Are We Asking Too Much of Them?

Pierre Brouard | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Pierre Brouard

When Ugandan teenager Jackline Kemigisha was sexually abused at the age of 15 and infected with HIV, the health professional who diagnosed her disclosed her status to her family without Jackline's consent. The results were extreme.

Southern Indiana, AIDS and 'The Normal Heart'

J. Patrick Redmond | Posted 07.28.2014 | Gay 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.

HIV-Positive Woman Addresses Her Decision To Get Pregnant

OWN | Posted 02.11.2014 | OWN

In 2010, the "Oprah Show" audience met Bridget, a woman with a high-paying career, a beautiful home in Los Angeles and a loving husband... or so she t...

Why I Think HIV-Positive Guys Make Great Boyfriends

Gary Nelson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Gary Nelson

I'm sure that my HIV-positive friends have some down days like everybody else. But what I see in them is a passionate push to move forward and get past the bad stuff. There's a courage, an optimism, and a strength, oddly coupled with a sweet vulnerability that, quite frankly, I find attractive.

Why Are Some HIV-Positive Gay Men Grateful for Their Disease?

Mike Alvear | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

If I hear one more HIV-positive man tell me he's "grateful" for the disease because it made him a more peaceful, loving, open, honest person, I'm goin...

The Kids Are All Right!

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Savas Abadsidis

Thomas Wilson is one of a handful of remarkable young people working to change the face of HIV. A member of the Young Adult Program at St. Luke's Hospital in NYC, Wilson and his colleagues have responded to cuts in federal funding to their program by launching an ambitious Indiegogo campaign.

Shining a Light on Stigma in a Web 2.0 World

Laurindo Garcia | Posted 03.17.2014 | Impact
Laurindo Garcia

I gulped down some courage, reminded myself of the original intent of the photograph and then passed the phone back to my new friend with my "no shame in being HIV+" pic in full view.

'Would You Have Sex With a Guy If You Knew He Was HIV-Positive?'

Mike Alvear | Posted 03.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

Like any thinking man, I take into consideration a constellation of factors before I dive into bed with anyone. Every gay man should have a personal blueprint for deciding what to do when they meet a poz guy they're attracted to. Here's mine.

Hey CDC, You Can Suck My...

Peter Staley | Posted 02.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Peter Staley

This is infuriating for what it leaves out. It seems to assume folks can know who is not "HIV-infected." It also fails to mention treatment as prevention, or the implications of an undetectable viral load.

The 2013 POZ 100: Celebrating Unsung Heroes Fighting To End HIV/AIDS

Posted 12.01.2013 | Gay Voices

For this year’s POZ 100, POZ magazine asked individuals and organizations to nominate an HIV-positive person in their community who is an unsung her...

The 2013 POZ 100: Celebrating Unsung Heroes

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.

The HIV/AIDS community has many heroes. Our best-known heroes range from celebrities and activists to politicians and researchers. But I believe that the overwhelming majority of our heroes are in our midst. The people on this year's list may not consider themselves heroes, but we do.

Putting HIV in Its Place (Part 2)

Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D.

If you are HIV-positive, I suggest that you embrace it with all its challenges and take a chance on disclosure. The pent-up stress released by living, having a smile on your face and moving forward is worth no longer hiding -- and it can't hurt your T cell count.

WATCH: PSA Takes Sexy, Dramatic Route To Talk About HIV And Relationships (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Non-profit organization Impulse Group has released a new PSA that encourages gay men everywhere to know their statuses and exercise the proper precaut...

Rejecting the 'Poz' Label

Tyler Curry | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

I am a mandatory member of the "poz" club, but it would be impossible for me to accurately represent or even speak to every "poz" man out there. I never intended to. One's HIV status tells about as much about that person's character and disposition as the state where they were born.