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Rise Up To HIV: There's No Shame About Being HIV-Positive (PHOTOS)

Kevin Maloney | Posted 03.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Kevin Maloney

Are you currently facing stigma? Well, know this: You matter, your life matters, and you are filled with purpose! You are no less of a person because you have HIV. Your dreams are not infected. Don't let HIV take away your power; instead, become empowered and rise up to HIV!

Crowdfunding an HIV Vaccine: Insane or Genius?

Zachary Barnett | Posted 02.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Zachary Barnett

What could other nontraditional approaches do for our ability to fight AIDS? What will the next great leap forward be, and how can we make sure it gets tested ASAP?

What HIV Looks Like: Andrea Johnson

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 12.20.2012 | Black Voices

In 2007, 53,200 new cases of HIV were reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), though that number would drop off by more than...

HIV-Positive, Unapologetic And Fabulous

Tyler Curry | Posted 02.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

Don't get me wrong: As I begin to drag this conversation out of the closet and take it with me to hang out with the boys, I plan on doing so with a healthy amount of self-tanner, copious doses of sarcasm and a shot of tequila every now and then.

WATCH: What HIV Looks Like ... Through The Eyes Of A Teen

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 12.11.2012 | Black Voices

By some estimates, sexual health for minority teens is looking up. A survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in July reveale...

What HIV Looks Like: Benita Terrell

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 12.10.2012 | Black Voices

At some point in their life, one in 16 African-American men and one in 32 African-American women will receive a diagnosis of HIV. In 2000, Benita Terr...

What HIV Looks Like: Sabrina Heard

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 12.01.2012 | Black Voices

In its now 31-year history, HIV has never faced the kind of threats to its existence as it has in 2012. From groundbreaking antiretroviral drugs to an...

HIV-Positive? This World AIDS Day, Come Out And Start A Conversation

Mondo Guerra | Posted 01.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Mondo Guerra

When I went on Project Runway, I didn't really plan on getting into the subject of my HIV status. But when I revealed my HIV status, a weight was lifted off my shoulders. It turned out to be one of the most important conversations I had ever had. It changed my life.

The Story Behind the New Tattoo on My Right Wrist

Brad Crelia | Posted 01.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Brad Crelia

Sitting in the doctor's office after class a few weeks ago, I had a sense of what was coming. But a thousand cups of coffee couldn't have gotten my blood going any more than it was that day.

WATCH: Is There Pride In Being HIV-Positive?

Mark S. King | Posted 01.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark S. King

I believe one antidote to stigma is pride, and by taking pride in our HIV status, we can foster a feeling of responsibility and openness -- to seek medical care, disclose our status to our partners and serve as models for those who are too afraid of HIV to even get tested.

Harlem Woman Sues Doctor For Telling Her She Has HIV

| Posted 10.10.2012 | New York

By James Fanelli, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer NEW YORK CITY — A Harlem woman who didn't want to know whether she had contracted HIV is suing her do...

WATCH: Are People Afraid Of Dating Someone Who Is HIV Positive?

Posted 09.19.2012 | Gay Voices

HIV and AIDS have historically had a negative stigma attached to them, and when it comes to dating individuals who are HIV positive, there are still t...

A Day With HIV

Jeff Berry | Posted 11.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Jeff Berry

A few years ago, we at Positively Aware came up with the idea of A Day with HIV, an anti-stigma photo campaign that has begun to tear down the walls of shame and silence that surround HIV by showing that, even in the face of HIV, life goes on.

Out About HIV

Alex Garner | Posted 11.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Alex Garner

We can bring about the same kind of change for HIV. People living with HIV have no reason to be ashamed or embarrassed. HIV is a disease, and having it doesn't make us dirty, worthless or immoral. It simply means we have a virus.

Dating And Fear In The Age Of HIV: 'I'd Like To Sleep With You -- And I'm HIV-Positive'

Carl Sandler | Posted 11.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

The dearth of proud, openly positive gay people online in most cities is a lost opportunity for all of us. More open disclosure can lead toward better, more informed, and safer sex. It would also go far toward removing some of the shame we have toward the disease.

A Life With TB And HIV

Chrysula Winegar | Posted 09.18.2012 | Impact
Chrysula Winegar

Many people think tuberculosis is a "poor man's disease" and that those who are infected with tuberculosis must also have HIV. For Alice this was true, but it is certainly not always the case.

He Brought It Upon Himself

John Rankl | Posted 09.09.2012 | Gay Voices
John Rankl

One morning, two of my doctors had just finished evaluating me. They had left the room and routinely sat down at their computer stations to type their medical notes. I could easily hear their conversation. I heard one doctor say to the other, "Oh well, he brought it upon himself."

The Stupid Question: "Are You Clean?"

Mark S. King | Posted 08.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Mark S. King

Can we please remove this insulting, dangerous and unproductive question from our lexicon? There is an alternative to The Stupid Question.

Larry Bird And Magic Johnson Talk About Johnson's HIV Announcement

Posted 04.12.2012 | TV

When Magic Johnson held a press conference announcing that he was HIV-positive in 1991, popular perception was that this was essentially a death sente...

On World AIDS Day, HIV-Positive Iowans Continue To Face Stigma

Cedar Falls, IA Patch | Alison Gowans | Posted 12.01.2011 | Healthy Living

It has been 30 years since the first cases of human immunodeficiency virus, HIV, were discovered in America, but Tami Haught, president of PITCH (Posi...

School Denies HIV Positive Boy Admission, Faces Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 12.02.2011 | Education

This 13-year-old from Delaware County, Pa. seems like the perfect candidate for a private boarding school: He's an honor student, is active in sports,...

'My Mortality Is A Source Of Strength'

Bren Shucart | Posted 08.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Bren Shucart

Every day I am aware of this ticking in the back of my head that makes me hungry to touch the stars before my time runs out. That hunger can be a fuel to propel you toward your dreams.

HIV-Positive Chilean Mothers Claim To Be Forcibly Sterilized, Abused In Hospitals (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As nations around the world commemorate World AIDS Day, a group of HIV-positive women in Chile has come forward with more sobering news, claiming they...

Namibian Women With HIV Sue Government Over Forced Sterilization

AP | PATIENCE NYANGOVE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WINDHOEK, Namibia — Supporters of three HIV-positive women in Namibia who say they were sterilized without their consent held protests to suppor...

HIV Rates In US: Some Places Have Higher Infection Rates Than Africa

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Recent research published in The New England Journal of Medicine shows that within certain populations in America, the prevalence of HIV-infected peop...