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Hiv Prevention

The HIV Test at 30: More Essential Than Ever

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 03.02.2015 | Impact
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

Compared with 30 years ago, people who test positive for HIV -- and their partners -- have many more options. And, the benefits of HIV testing have only increased.

Let's Have "The Talk": African Youth Are Not Shying Away From Sex

Barry Segal | Posted 02.17.2015 | Impact
Barry Segal

Sex education has typically been an extracurricular activity in Ugandan schools, and not part of the syllabus. This is often how rumors and myths spread among uninformed youth.

The Significance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Debra Y. Fraser-Howze | Posted 02.09.2015 | Black Voices
Debra Y. Fraser-Howze

Now in its 15th year, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is meant to spark conversations within our community and promote education about the disease, but why? With observance days like National HIV Testing Day and World AIDS Day, why is it important to have a day dedicated to the Black population?

First Build Gay Men's Resilience; HIV Prevention Will Follow

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 01.22.2015 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

A recently published study connects the dots between the disproportionate rate of mental health problems among gay and bisexual men and their equally disproportionate rate of HIV infection.

Elder Women As Agents Of Change

Savannah Russo | Posted 01.17.2015 | Impact
Savannah Russo

From handing out condoms on township streets, to encouraging neighbors, community leaders and friends to attend the meetings held at GAPA, these elder women are becoming the social fabric tying together their community in a band of resistance against HIV/AIDS.

Family Support Groups Foster Hope In Uganda

Savannah Russo | Posted 01.06.2015 | 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.

Living With HIV for 32 Years

Angela Pretto | Posted 03.01.2015 | Impact
Angela Pretto

I lived so many years of my life feeling like a victim. I've had a hard life, and have been through lots of difficult things, including being infected with HIV more than 30 years ago. I hated the world. I was scared of it and I didn't trust many people.

Can Safer Sex Be Sexy? (VIDEO)

DaShawn Usher | Posted 02.17.2015 | Gay Voices
DaShawn Usher

Each video in Impulse Group NYC's Ask & Tell series showcases the candid responses of five New York City gay men to often-thought-about but rarely-voiced questions on topics ranging from sex and protection to health, stigma, HIV status and more.

Spike in Tiny Number of Gay Men on PrEP Abandoning Condoms Hardly Represents 'All' Gay Men

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 02.11.2015 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

A Dec. 8 blog post in the San Francisco Business Times has sparked another furor over gay men using the HIV drug Truvada to prevent infection with the deadly virus. "San Francisco men shed condoms in favor of Gilead's HIV prevention pill," alleges the title of SFBT reporter Ron Leuty's opinion piece.

Why Gay Men Make Great Hosts

Matthew Terrell | Posted 02.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

As gay men have become more liberated--open about their sexuality and interested in exploring the extents of its expression--they have become increasingly at risk for infection.

How San Francisco Is Getting to Zero On HIV

Mehroz Baig | Posted 02.09.2015 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

San Francisco, once the epicenter of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, has since made great strides in reducing HIV transmission and implementing prevention policies. On this year's World AIDS Day, San Francisco's Getting to Zero Coalition unveiled a draft strategic plan.

PEPFAR, Nike Foundation and Gates Foundation Partnership Restores Hope for an AIDS-free Future for Girls

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 02.08.2015 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

No girl anywhere dreams of living with HIV. It's time we come together to prevent HIV and accelerate our efforts to achieve an AIDS-free generation -- and enable girls everywhere to live their dreams.

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.

26th World AIDS Day: Get in There, Do Something, Change Things

Eric Paul Leue | Posted 02.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Eric Paul Leue

While a few still wage a lonely and wasteful fight against science and progress itself, it is time to acknowledge that we finally have the opportunity to move on from a monotonous, one-way conversation and use our new tools as catalysts for serious and much-needed change.

Zachary Who? Ken Mayer Boldly Goes Beyond Hype in the Age of PrEP

Mike Mennonno | Posted 02.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Mike Mennonno

World AIDS Day is a good day to remember not only those we've lost, but those working hard to eradicate the disease for future generations.

The Biggest HIV/AIDS Research Breakthroughs Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living

There’s a lot to be optimistic about in the global fight against HIV and AIDS. By the end of 2013, 12.9 million people were taking life-saving anti-...

Fifty Cents A Father

Tin Tin Sint | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Tin Tin Sint

In Malawi, 40,000 babies are born with HIV every year. Without any intervention, two-thirds of these children will not reach their first birthday. With the use of antiretrovirals, the transmission of HIV from mother to baby can be reduced, but many times the first step towards health is through the support of the community.

World AIDS Day and the Digital Red Ribbon

Carolin Silbernagi | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Carolin Silbernagi

With today being World AIDS Day, we thought it was the perfect time to talk to you about who we are, what we're doing and why we're doing it.

Young People Most Affected by HIV Finally Gain Seat at the Table

David J. Olson | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
David J. Olson

Tailored and integrated youth-friendly HIV and sexual and reproductive health services for adolescents -- including those from the most marginalized groups -- must be prioritized if we are to bring about an end to AIDS.

Wake Up This World AIDS Day

Joseph Lunievicz | Posted 01.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Joseph Lunievicz

How many times in the history of the AIDS pandemic have we not seen what was right in front of us? If we wait until 2020 to see that the vast majority of people living with HIV are indeed 50 and older we will simply be too late.

These Amazing Individuals Have Dedicated Their Lives to the Fight Against AIDS

Erin Kelly | Posted 12.01.2014 | Gay Voices

There are some amazing people that dedicate their entire lives to preventing AIDS and HIV. But, on December 1st, World AIDS Day, everyone has an oppor...

We Can't Wait Five Years to See if the AIDS Response Is on Track

Mitchell Warren | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

We just can't wait five years to see if the AIDS response is on track. We need ambitious, yet feasible, short-term targets and strategies to be just as well-defined, and just as rigorous, as the longer-term goals that UNAIDS has worked to advance.

Looking to a New Era for Women's HIV Prevention

Zeda Rosenberg | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
Zeda Rosenberg

While there is much progress to celebrate in HIV treatment and prevention, protecting women remains a major challenge. AIDS is the number-one killer of women ages 15 to 44 worldwide.

In Our Fight Against HIV, LGB is Not Enough ... We Must Include the "T"

Jason Cianciotto | Posted 01.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Jason Cianciotto

Advocacy for the health and safety of LGBT communities can't just be about adding the "T" at the end of our priorities. The needs and experiences of transgender people must be at the forefront of our agenda.