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Prince Harry's Live HIV Test Had A Major Impact

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.27.2016 | Healthy Living

We’ve seen the way members of the British royal family can be an influence for good, but this might be the one of best examples yet. Orders for a n...

Miss Universe Gets an HIV Test to Promote National HIV Testing Day

Apicha Community Health Center | Posted 06.23.2016 | Queer Voices
Apicha Community Health Center

Wurtzbach was tested using an Alere Fourth Generation rapid test that used a finger prick to collect the sample.

HIV Testing Is Essential, But Not Enough

Brandon Brown | Posted 06.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Brandon Brown

Despite CDC recommendations, significant barriers to HIV testing remain. We need new and better ways to reach older adults with HIV testing, and to integrate the continuum of care into HIV testing. National HIV Testing Day is the ideal time to get started on this.

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.

I am a Latinx Transgender Woman With HIV and I'm Still Standing

J. Mercedes Cardona | Posted 04.18.2016 | Queer Voices
J. Mercedes Cardona

At the age of 35, I decided to live in my truth full time. I learned to stop caring about what people thought. It was liberating. From the first moment I said "I am trans," my heart felt a thousand times lighter, though new obstacles came my way.

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....

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.

Teens Are Having Sex, But They're Not Being Tested

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.25.2016 | Healthy Living

Only one-third of sexually active young adults and less than one-quarter of sexually active high schoolers have been tested for HIV, according to a ne...

What Does a Post-HIV Gay Culture Look Like?

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
J Nelson Aviance

What exactly will sex between men look like after HIV is effectively contained or eradicated? How will it affect gay male culture? And is that the goal of safe sex education and advocating for the use of PrEP?

ICYMI: The Perils Of A Bad Mug Shot And Why STD-Testing Condoms Might Not Be That Awesome

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, first-person essays by individuals affected by stigmatized diseases and disorders c...

Erin Schumaker

Where You Live Helps Determine Whether You'll Survive HIV/AIDS

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

How Incentivizing People Is A Weapon In The Fight Against HIV

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact

Young people will change their habits between the sheets, if it means a chance to win big bucks. New research by the World Bank is shedding light o...

HIV Home Screenings May One Day Be As Common As Pregnancy Tests

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Britain's first at-home HIV testing kit, which gives results in 15 minutes with 99.7 percent accuracy, went on sale April 27. The BioSure HIV Self-...

The HIV Test at 30: More Essential Than Ever

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 04.29.2015 | 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.

Boil the Water

Zeke Stokes | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Heroes Among Us: Walking Every Day to Fight HIV

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

As we mark continued progress in reaching an AIDS-free generation, I want to introduce you to Guilhermina Marcos. She is among nearly 200 lay counselors, who go door-to- door, bringing HIV testing and counseling services to Mozambicans where they live.

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.

Living Life to the Fullest With HIV at 61 and Beyond

Patricia Shelton | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty
Patricia Shelton

We all think at one time or another "it isn't my problem." I too was one of those who was glad when someone had a crisis or problem and it wasn't me. The year 1991 changed my way of thinking and living.

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

Noël Gordon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

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.

What Makes Jesus Mad as Hell?

Rev. Mel White | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Mel White

With very few exceptions, clergy and lay leaders representing 2.5 billion Christians worldwide are still defending their tired old beliefs that homosexuality is a sickness and a sin, beliefs based on biblical misuse and scientific ignorance.

Mapping the HIV Epidemic to Improve Prevention and Care

Patrick Sullivan | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Patrick Sullivan

Today, more Americans are aware of their HIV status than ever before, however one in six Americans with HIV do not know that they are HIV-positive. HIV testing saves lives.

The Results: What If I Test Positive+ for HIV?

Verneda White | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Verneda White

On this National HIV Testing Day #NHTD I share my recent experience not to excuse my decision making, but to encourage others who may find themselves in a similar situation to take action.

From the Front Line Against HIV: Time to End the Federal Syringe Ban

Christine Rodriguez | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Christine Rodriguez

The ban on federal funds for syringe services programs (SSPs) wrests control from injection drug users -- an abject failure of government to support evidence-based public health, and a rejection of the domestic and global goal of an AIDS-free generation.

It's Time to Harness the Power of the Pulpit

Dr. Amy Nunn | Posted 08.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Nunn

By enlisting each and every clergy member in candid conversations about the epidemic, we can harness the power of the pulpit to mobilize the African-American community around HIV/AIDS.