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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 11.20.2015 | Gay 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 11.13.2015 | Gay 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 10.21.2015 | Gay 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 10.05.2015 | Gay 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 10.01.2015 | Gay 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 09.25.2015 | Gay 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 09.01.2015 | Gay 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.

How Does Someone Who Is HIV+ Have An HIV- Wife And Kids?

Andrew Pulsipher | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrew Pulsipher

"If you are HIV+, how can your wife and children be HIV-?" This is the question I am most frequently asked. There are several aspects to this question that need to be broken down.

5 Steps to a Healthy Gay Vacation

Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 08.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D.

From personal experience, I know how easy it is to let caution fall by the wayside. HIV is a throw of the dice -- you can have unprotected sex once, or a 1,000 times and not contract HIV or an STD. Don't assume that you are immune though, as I unfortunately did. This year, the same way many of us use a checklist for travel packing, let's include a pre-vacation sexual health checklist.

Black Pastors Across America Will Preach About HIV/AIDS This Sunday

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.11.2015 | Religion

  The black church has always been a place of power for the African-American community. It was where black leaders secretly preached the gospel ...

What Does It Mean To Be #Free2Love?

Tyler Curry | Posted 07.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

HIV Equal Online presents #Free2Love, a new video about being empowered to love who you want through the use of Truvada.

Global HIV Epidemic Could See Resurgence If The New Infections Rate Continues

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2015 | Health News

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON, June 25 (Reuters) - The global HIV epidemic could see a resurgence in just ...

Erin Schumaker

Where You Live Helps Determine Whether You'll Survive HIV/AIDS | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living

One of the biggest misconceptions about the AIDS epidemic in the United States is that it's over. This belief is also part of why the disease is so da...

Ending HIV Transmission: What Babies Have Taught Us

Shannon Weber | Posted 06.22.2015 | Science
Shannon Weber

The 90% reduction in HIV transmissions to infants is one of the greatest public health success stories in recent history, made possible by advances in HIV medications. Success toward ending all HIV transmission is possible if we put recent discoveries to work on a massive scale.

Why The HIV Prevention Drug, PrEP, Remains So Divisive Among The LGBT Community

Posted 06.10.2015 | Gay Voices

  Many in the gay community have been divided on the HIV/AIDS prevention drug Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP, since it was first introduced in...

Unzipped Episode 5: What Scares You About HIV?

Tyler Curry | Posted 06.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

In this fifth episode of Unzipped, the guys talk about what scares them the most about HIV and what they do to protect themselves.

Elton John: Compassion, Abandoning Stigmas Keys To Ending AIDS

Vox | Elton John | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact

I have some good news. The single biggest change that could most radically improve our health-care systems is free. It can't be patented by any corpor...

Ebola: The Overlooked Sexually Transmitted Disease

Mardia Stone | Posted 05.26.2015 | World
Mardia Stone

It is documented that Ebola virus remains in the sperm and breast milk of survivors, for up to 90 days or longer, indicating that the virus is sexually and maternally transmitted. Aid agencies distribute condoms to men who recovered from Ebola, disregarding reported failures in adherence to "don't have sex for 3 months."