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HIV-Related Breakthroughs, Habits and Statistics Point to Need for Preventive Medicine Education

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 01.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Wren Collins

The solution to combatting the ignorance and rising numbers of HIV infected individuals will always come down first and foremost to the practice of preventive medicine, which begins with education.

First Build Gay Men's Resilience; HIV Prevention Will Follow

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 01.22.2015 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

A recently published study connects the dots between the disproportionate rate of mental health problems among gay and bisexual men and their equally disproportionate rate of HIV infection.

Philadelphia Freedom: HIV and Incarceration

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. | Posted 01.08.2015 | Impact
Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.

In 2009, I had the privilege of speaking at the Arthur Kill Correctional Facility on Staten Island, New York, at their World AIDS Day event. I shared ...

Family Support Groups Foster Hope In Uganda

Savannah Russo | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Savannah Russo

Annet Mbabazi is living with HIV, but her 18-month-old son, Pobruce, is HIV-free. I met the mother-baby pair at the health center in Ibanda District, in Southwestern Uganda, where Annet participates in a family support group.

Supporting the HIV-Positive Community Requires New Tools for Ending Stigma

Sean Howell | Posted 01.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Sean Howell

When we at Hornet, a gay social network with 4.4 million users, launched our "Know Your Status" campaign in 2011, it was received with such fanfare that we decided to make it a permanent feature in our app. Now, in light of new science, the feature is evolving with significant enhancements.

Athletes and Ambassadors in 2014

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 12.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

2014 saw a mixture of advances and stark reminders of continued injustice. The gay journey in America proceeded on many paths in 2014. Here are highlights.

FDA Continues Blood Libel of Gay Men

James Peron | Posted 12.25.2014 | Gay Voices
James Peron

Previously, any gay man who ever had sex with another man, no matter how "safe" the sex, was deemed too risky to donate blood. Now they are banned only if they had sex within the last year. These regulations were put into place during the height of the HIV/AIDS hysteria.

Gay Men May Soon Be Allowed to Give Blood If They're Celibate

Sarah Toce | Posted 12.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah Toce

According to government figures, men who have had sex with other men represent about 2 percent of the U.S. population, yet account for at least 62 percent of all new HIV infections in the U.S.

Looking for Love on Grindr (VIDEO)

Spencer Macnaughton | Posted 12.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Spencer Macnaughton

Unlike many people, who view Grindr as an application meant for hookups, Jack West believes you can find love online. "Love is my Everest." Can he find love online? Watch.

Can Safer Sex Be Sexy? (VIDEO)

DaShawn Usher | Posted 12.18.2014 | Gay Voices
DaShawn Usher

Each video in Impulse Group NYC's Ask & Tell series showcases the candid responses of five New York City gay men to often-thought-about but rarely-voiced questions on topics ranging from sex and protection to health, stigma, HIV status and more.

Authorities Beg Villagers Not To Lynch Practitioner Suspected Of Spreading HIV

AP | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's prime minister appealed Thursday to villagers in northwestern Cambodia not to lynch an unlicensed medical pra...

Where It All Began...

Craig Stewart | Posted 12.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart

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Spike in Tiny Number of Gay Men on PrEP Abandoning Condoms Hardly Represents 'All' Gay Men

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 12.12.2014 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

A Dec. 8 blog post in the San Francisco Business Times has sparked another furor over gay men using the HIV drug Truvada to prevent infection with the deadly virus. "San Francisco men shed condoms in favor of Gilead's HIV prevention pill," alleges the title of SFBT reporter Ron Leuty's opinion piece.

Time's 'Person of the Year' Spotlights the Crucial Role of Ebola Survivors

Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 12.11.2014 | Science
Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D.

The news that Time magazine has named responders to the Ebola crisis as their Person of the Year casts an overdue light on an underutilized strength in the battle: individuals who have been infected and survived.

Boil the Water

Zeke Stokes | Posted 12.09.2014 | Gay 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.

It's Time to Allow Gay Men to Donate Blood

Otávio Dias | Posted 12.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Otávio Dias

Why are gays banned from donating blood even if they are not HIV-positive and have safe, protected, judiciously considered sex?

An AIDS Quilt Songbook: Sing for Hope

David Browning | Posted 12.05.2014 | Arts
David Browning

I'm happy projects like this take a step toward educating people, and take many steps toward supporting AIDS/HIV services and research organizations through sales proceeds.

Empowering Youth and Creating Change

Global Kids | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact
Global Kids

Dave Lyons, photo courtesy of Julie Hassett-Sutton/Frantic via Global Kids I started attending Global Kids meetings when I was 12. They took me in ...

This Week In Science: Seeing Infrared, Earth's Shield, and a Bug Smorgasbord

World Science Festival | Posted 12.05.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

Seven days; lots of science in the news. Here's our roundup of this week's most notable and quotable items.

New Film Takes A Look At The Personal Decision To Come Out As HIV-Positive

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.04.2014 | Gay Voices

A poignant new film is seeking funding for an authentic and realistic portrayal about what it means to live a life with HIV. "Pick Up" is a film fr...

Number Of Children Contracting HIV Is Dropping: New Report

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact

Though children are still less likely than adults to get HIV treatment, the number of kids contracting the virus has dropped considerably. Accordin...

Can the Adult Film Industry Lead the Way on HIV?

Peter Acworth | Posted 12.03.2014 | San Francisco
Peter Acworth

Last week, Michael Weinstein of the controversial AIDS Healthcare Foundation, launched an attack on the CDC, over the it's endorsement of PrEP drugs. He published an open letter entitled "What If You Are Wrong About PrEP?" I have to ask Mr. Weinstein: What if you are wrong about the adult film industry?

26th World AIDS Day: Get in There, Do Something, Change Things

Eric Paul Leue | Posted 12.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Eric Paul Leue

While a few still wage a lonely and wasteful fight against science and progress itself, it is time to acknowledge that we finally have the opportunity to move on from a monotonous, one-way conversation and use our new tools as catalysts for serious and much-needed change.

Halfway Home: A Training Guide For Finishing the Race To End AIDS

Erin Hohlfelder | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Erin Hohlfelder

More countries and private sector actors need to step up their contributions to HIV/AIDS if we're serious about controlling and ultimately ending the disease.

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-...