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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 discrimin...

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 Zamb...

Widening the Use of Sport as a Tool for HIV/AIDS Prevention

Edwin Moses | Posted 12.11.2015 | Impact
Edwin Moses

There are about 1.2 million people living with HIV in the US, with 659,000 deaths from AIDS-related illnesses since the start of the HIV/AIDS epidemic...

Why New HIV-Prevention Strategies For Gay, Bi Men Are Still Necessary

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

(Reuters Health) - New strategies to reduce risky sexual behaviors among young gay and bisexual men with human immunodeficiency virus may be needed t...

Social Marketing Contributes 20% of All Contraception in Developing Countries

David J. Olson | Posted 12.03.2015 | Impact
David J. Olson

A DKT Indonesia midwife counsels a client in her clinic in Jember, East Java. In 2014, this network of nearly 5,000 midwife clinics helped DKT Indon...

8 Common Misconceptions About HIV And AIDS

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living

There's plenty to be proud of in the fight against HIV and AIDS this year. Today is World AIDS Day, when we'll celebrate campaigns like New York Gov....

South Africa Has Excelled in Treating HIV. It's Prevention That's a Disaster

The Conversation Africa | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living
The Conversation Africa

South Africa can be justly proud of its progress in HIV treatment. But the ongoing crisis of HIV prevention needs more focus, creativity and resources for research and programs. The country needs the kind of urgency and drive around HIV prevention that has given it a successful treatment program.

Black Gay Men Will End AIDS in Their Community

Ace Robinson | Posted 11.23.2015 | Black Voices
Ace Robinson

The majority of the statistics that are/were reality for Black gay men are out of their direct control. We have minimal impact on the environment in which we are raised and the types of prejudice we face during an interview or in the Board Room. But today, one of those predicted hurdles that must be continually overcome can be crossed off the list.

PrEP & Black Gay Men: Practicing What Your Preach by Taking Your Own Medicine

Ace Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ace Robinson

Have you ever looked at your life and realized that you are, in one way or another, just a statistic? Growing up as a Black gay man in America, you are inundated with statistics about who you are.

Charlie Sheen Deserves Your Scorn, But Not Because He Has HIV

Becky Allen | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Becky Allen

HIV is not a punishment for bad behavior. It's an illness. And it's not OK to act like it is a punishment for some crime, even when the "criminal" is a public jackass like Sheen, because that just reinforces the HIV stigma our culture is already swimming in.

What Is It Like to Be Cured of AIDS?

Daniel Lyons | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel Lyons

When Timothy Ray Brown underwent a bone marrow transplant in Berlin during the winter of 2007, he was unaware of the historical significance that the surgery would later have.

Local Initiative Makes National Gains: ManDate

Sheena C. Howard | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sheena C. Howard

ManDate enjoys no fanfare, no budget for advertising and no popular press coverage, however it has been successfully operating and serving the needs of gay Black men since its inception in 2010.

How San Francisco Is Taking On HIV, And Succeeding

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.08.2015 | Media

New York Times: San Francisco Is Changing Face Of AIDS Treatment New York Times: San Francisco Is Changing Face Of AIDS Treatment In 1992,...

Dating Apps, Not Billboards, Are the Secret to Winning the War on STIs

Carl Sandler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Carl Sandler

Sex is never the real danger and neither are apps. Shame and ignorance are. Apps present an opportunity to change the way we have sex, and as soon as we learn to harness their incredible power, we'll all be a lot safer.

37 Million People Worldwide Need HIV Treatment

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics

GENEVA, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Everyone with HIV should be given anti-retroviral drugs as soon as possible after diagnosis, meaning 37 million people wo...

How LGBT History Can Inspire Hope, Support Health, and Even Prevent HIV

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

We are heirs of what I call "LGBT America's heroic legacy," the acts and words of men and women who chose to stand up for their humanity, integrity, and fully equal American citizenship -- rather than accept the shame and silence they were told was their lot in life for being "different."

Her Story, My Journey

Diane Kruger | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Diane Kruger

The prospect of ending the epidemic for good will only be possible if we first end the disproportionate impact of HIV on young women and girls. This sobering reality is crystal clear in sub-Saharan Africa, where young women and girls are twice as likely to get HIV as their male peers.

PrEP Is Ready for Prime Time

Ace Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ace Robinson

Last night, Shonda Rhimes done did it again. While gripping a sizable portion of America to their seats to find out who killed Rebecca on How To Get Away With Murder, she dropped a bit of knowledge on Shondaland.

How New York Created A 'Blueprint' For The World To Beat Mother-To-Baby HIV Transmission

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 09.10.2015 | Media

The Conversation: New York state’s program to eliminate mother-to-child HIV transmission could work around the world While US m...

Truvada Protected 100 Percent Of Study Participants From HIV

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living

A study of 657 people taking PrEP, the daily pill that can prevent HIV, has found that not a single person contracted the potentially deadl...

Who Do You Trust?

Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D.

It is a lot easier for gay men to have sex then talk about it. Online hookup sites make it very easy with stats, HIV-status and pictures to find your man in a few clicks. Unfortunately for safer sex advocates, their message may come too late.