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Hiv Prevention

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.

The City of Love Could Lead the Way Toward Ending HIV Transmission

Dr. Robert Grant, MD, MPH | Posted 12.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Dr. Robert Grant, MD, MPH

As we enter our fourth decade without a cure for HIV, public interest in ending new infections has seemed to wane. Now's not the time to stop talking about AIDS. With important new treatment and prevention tools in our arsenal, San Francisco could be the first U.S. city to end HIV transmission.

Highways, HIV And Health Care In Uganda

Savannah Russo | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
Savannah Russo

The inconvenient truth is that highways that carry the materials and goods we all depend on also transport the high impact diseases that are decimating African communities and economies.

Gay American Men Shockingly Ignorant About HIV/AIDS, Kaiser Study Finds

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 12.10.2014 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

More distressing than the profound lack of knowledge about HIV/AIDS among the 431 adult men who participated in the survey is the fact that it reveals a startling failure -- even an absence -- of HIV education among gay and bisexual men, despite the fact that we account for the nation's highest number of those living with or at risk for HIV.

An Important HIV Prevention Option

Karen E. Mark, MD, PhD | Posted 12.01.2014 | San Francisco
Karen E. Mark, MD, PhD

Approximately 5,000 Californians become newly infected with HIV every year -- almost 14 every day. These HIV infections are preventable using tools that we currently have available, and PrEP is one of these important tools.

Die Another Day: Finding Common Ground in PrEP

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. | Posted 11.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.

Had I been given the option when I was HIV-negative, I don't know for sure that I would have chosen PrEP. My decision would have depended on key factors (as it does now for those who have the choice). That said, I would have wanted the chance to have a choice. That much I do know.

4 Conversation-Starters for Gay and Bisexual Men, By Gay and Bisexual Men

Noël Gordon | Posted 11.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Noël Gordon

As gay and bisexual men, it can be overwhelming -- and in some cases, downright exhausting -- to keep HIV at the front of our minds and on the tip of our tongues. But talking about it, with a friend, a doctor or a potential partner, can ease our anxieties and potentially change our thinking and our actions for the better.

For Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 9/27: Becoming Men of Memory and Hope

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 11.26.2014 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

For this Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, let's remind ourselves of all we have lost in the thirty-three years of the epidemic. But let's also remember all we've gained, how we've grown as individuals and a community, and why we have so much to live for.

Coming Out of the PrEP Closet

Scott Wiener | Posted 11.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott Wiener

I recently decided to be public about my use of PrEP in order to raise awareness about this relatively new tool for preventing HIV. It's important to encourage people at risk for HIV to talk to their medical providers about all the tools and methods available for preventing infection, including PrEP, and to choose the methods that are best for them.

A Prescription for Ending the HIV Epidemic

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

Substantial progress has been made to expand HIV testing efforts and increase the percentage of Americans with HIV who are aware they're infected -- from 75 percent in 2003 to 84 percent in 2010 -- but simply knowing your status isn't enough.

Bareback Culture, HIV, and Our Gay Future

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 11.04.2014 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

If you make an informed decision to practice barebacking, then so be it. I can't say I will never do the same. However, short-term pleasure, a sense of belonging, and the excitement of abandoning homonormative sociosexual practices cannot be divorced from either a willful rejection of long-term health or a romanticized concept of what HIV infection leads to.

Using Sex to Sell HIV Prevention

Tyler Curry | Posted 10.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

The idea is that using healthy, sexual images in HIV messaging will dilute the fear of contracting the virus and further increase the risk of infection for my peers and the younger gay men on the up and up. On its face, this argument makes sense. But make no mistake: It is completely and fundamentally flawed.

PrEP'd and Ready

Michael LaMasa | Posted 10.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael LaMasa

PrEP has magnificent potential to prevent infection. It has the potential to provide many with a chance at a more comfortable life, but I would encourage the gay population to be responsible and remember that none of us are invincible, no matter what powers we think we possess.

Pedro Zamora's Torch

Judd Winick | Posted 10.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Judd Winick

We were so heartened to hear that the National AIDS Memorial Grove had renamed their college-scholarship program the Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship. It is dedicated to continuing Pedro's legacy by supporting the academic efforts of emerging young leaders who share Pedro's passionate commitment to ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Catherine Pearson

New 'Tampons' Could Protect Women Against HIV

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women

Traditionally, women's options for lowering their risk of contracting HIV have been relatively limited: Use condoms or don't have sex. Don't inject dr...

Born Free Africa

Ann Paisley Chandler | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact
Ann Paisley Chandler

Born Free Founder/Chairman John Megrue, Anna Wintour and Diane Von Furstenberg agreed that the clear goal and momentum behind eradicating mother-to-child transmission of HIV by December 2015 was one that the general public could get behind and embrace.

Anna Almendrala

Don't Get Too Excited About The 'HIV-Killing' Condom Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living

A groundbreaking new condom that uses an antiviral gel as added protection against HIV, herpes and HPV may soon hit the shelves in Australia. But some...