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HIV Is At The Crossroads

Ace Robinson | Posted 07.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Ace Robinson

The incoming President of the International AIDS Society, Dr. Linda-Gail Bekker has challenged the world. She has repeatedly stated: "It's not over till it's over. Let's urgently roll up our sleeves and get back to work. There is so much work to do!"

HIV Is At The Crossroads

Ace Robinson | Posted 07.18.2016 | Queer Voices
Ace Robinson

Currently, we are at the lowest level of donor funding for HIV care since 2010. Thirteen of the top fourteen donors have reduced support in the battle against HIV in the past year.

Uptake of PrEP Among U.S. Women: Knowledge Is Power

Shannon Weber | Posted 06.21.2016 | Women
Shannon Weber

With 50,000 people in the US acquiring HIV every year, and at least one in five them women, how can we NOT invest in educating women and their health care providers about a pill that can stop HIV?

HIV+ Cyclists Strip Down For A Cause

David Duran | Posted 06.14.2016 | Queer Voices
David Duran

Thousands of cyclists and volunteer "roadies" on a 545-mile journey from San Francisco to Los Angeles will partake in "Red Dress Day," an over-the-top and fun AIDS/LifeCycle tradition where cyclists wear a red dress, representing a red AIDS-awareness ribbon, on wheels.

When 25 Million Africans Were Sentenced to Die

Rob Lovelace | Posted 06.07.2016 | Impact
Rob Lovelace

Preventing the next pandemic was the topic of Dr. Jim Kim's talk at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies last week, but if his solution was the only takeaway message audience members heard they weren't paying attention.

What Does Safe Sex Mean When Hooking Up?

Alex Garner | Posted 06.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Alex Garner

If the terms safe sex has lost all meaning it shouldn't be a cause for alarm. It should be seen as an opportunity to shift the conversation away from safety and responsibility and instead talk about pleasure and desire.

Shaping the Next Administration's Response to HIV in the U.S.

David Holtgrave | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
David Holtgrave

Reasonable people may disagree on the details of how best to address the U.S. epidemic through 2025, but we hope that everyone will agree it is time to truly "end AIDS" in the U.S., and that the next administration has an absolutely critical role to play in writing that history.

This Could Be The Next Big Breakthrough In Stopping HIV Transmission

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 04.28.2016 | Healthy Living

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Making PrEP possible For Youth

Shannon Weber | Posted 04.27.2016 | Impact
Shannon Weber

Providing sexual health services, including PrEP to youth is not only possible, but necessary. Embracing best practices, developing networks of care and advancing advocacy efforts can assure all youth have access to the HIV prevention methods that work for them.

How stigma can stymie Nigeria's efforts to extend HIV treatment

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.21.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Obinna Onwujekwe, University of Nigeria More HIV-positive Nigerians could take up antiretroviral treatment if services were provided at government-ow...

Making PrEP Possible for Women

Shannon Weber | Posted 03.09.2016 | Women
Shannon Weber

Let's ensure that every woman knows about and can access the only available HIV prevention tool that she completely controls. Women may benefit from PrEP irrespective of their reproductive goals

New Science And New Hope For Women's HIV Prevention

Zeda Rosenberg | Posted 03.09.2016 | Impact
Zeda Rosenberg

Stopping the spread of HIV infection in women is one of the most urgent priorities for improving the health, rights and well-being of girls and women around the world. It has also long been one of the most scientifically daunting and stubborn challenges. But on this International Women's Day, a different picture is emerging, one that brings new hope for women's HIV prevention into sharper focus.

The Myth of Consensual Sex

Corey Prachniak | Posted 03.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Corey Prachniak

It's not that I regularly choose to have condomless sex and need alternative protection. It's that I know I might not always get a say in whether or not I have sex, much less if a condom is used. When I offer that reasoning, I'm met with silence. And usually not a next date.

Guy Is 'Brave Enough' To Use Glory Hole In Provocative Safe Sex Ad

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A recent ad promoting safe sex is taking a provocative look at what it means to be courageous. A PSA for We The Brave, a movement for men's sexual hea...

It's Not Irresponsible to Like Bareback Sex

Jeremiah Johnson | Posted 02.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Jeremiah Johnson

The decision to have bareback sex has never meant that we are stupid, irresponsible, or immoral. It means that we are human, and that it is tremendously challenging (and sometimes impossible) to change our sexual desires and practices.

HIV Infection Despite PrEP: 6 Things You Need to Know

JD Davids | Posted 02.29.2016 | Queer Voices
JD Davids

Based on a new case, it is now known that consistent adherence to PrEP might not be enough to protect people from exposure to this particular HIV strain.

This Device Offers Hidden HIV Protection For Women

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.24.2016 | Healthy Living

Public health experts are excited about a vaginal ring's potential to protect high-risk women in sub-Saharan Africa from HIV. But the research that pu...

Charlie Sheen's Announcement Set An HIV Awareness Record

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.22.2016 | Healthy Living

When Charlie Sheen came forward with his HIV diagnosis in Nov. 2015, he said he revealed his status to put a stop to years of extortion and blackmail....

Can Charlie Sheen Help in Winning the Battle Against HIV?

Mehmet Oz, M.D. | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Mehmet Oz, M.D.

People are already interested in reading about and watching celebrities. Using their life experiences and health journeys as an expository case study not only is stealth public health education. Charlie Sheen did a good thing and has given us a platform. Let's use it.

Living With HIV -- The Answer Is Kindness

Chanler Jeffers | Posted 02.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Chanler Jeffers

If you're not personally called to help HIV/AIDS, that's okay. Your life's journey has prepared you to focus on other things. Our world is a broken place, so follow your heart, and serve where you feel you can do the most good. As you do that, though -- remember my friend David, and others like him.

Let's End the HIV Epidemic: We Have the Means. Now Let's Use Them.

Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D.

Is there any hope that HIV prevention might change with a new president? What are the presidential candidates and party positions on this public health crisis?

#BlackTransLivesMatter: Creating Accountability in the HIV Community

Shaan Michael Wade | Posted 02.09.2016 | Black Voices
Shaan Michael Wade

The 2011 Injustice at Every Turn: A Look at Black Respondents in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey exposed the high levels of discriminat...

Top 5 Stories Involving Black People and HIV in 2015

C. Virginia Fields | Posted 12.31.2015 | Black Voices
C. Virginia Fields

This year saw a remarkable number of advances in the fight against HIV infection, both medical and policy-related. Those advances have made it possible for us to set our sights on ending the epidemic, which disproportionately affects African Americans.

HIV Loses. Love Wins. Again

Ace Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ace Robinson

We never discussed it directly, but it was clear that Michael was living with HIV. Even though I knew a couple of friends who were living with the virus, I really did not know anything about it except the basics that you learn in high school.

The Social Marketing Legacy of Phil Harvey

David J. Olson | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact
David J. Olson

From 1992 to 2001, I did some of the most important - and fun - work of my life: I managed social marketing programs for the nonprofit PSI in Zambia, ...