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Do Tops And Bottoms Have Different Risks When It Comes To HIV?

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 05.26.2015 | Gay Voices

If you're a gay man, there may be different levels of risk to contracting HIV based on the kind of sex that you have. #AskTheHIVDoc is a new web se...

The Importance of Finding Your Tribe (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 05.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-05-22-1432338746-5872862-2015052214323122322116311RobertandGarysmall.jpgThroughout Robert Scott's life, he had an alcoholic father, became overweight and addicted to drugs, and was affected by the AIDS crisis in San Francisco in the 1980s. Reflecting on his life, he realizes one thing: the importance of finding one's tribe.

3 Crowdfunding Causes Millennials Should Support

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Kyle McCarthy

Everyday the crowdfunding industry is gaining more and more popularity worldwide. Through crowdfunding, individuals can utilize the power of the crowd to start a business, bring a product to market, produce a record, and even fundraise for amazing causes.

I'm Coming Out: Underrepresented LGBT Perspectives on HIV/AIDS

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. | Posted 05.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.

As an HIV-positive gay man, I believe that coming out is never-ending. I will hopefully continue to meet new people until my last day. And I will probably come out to them about something--my status, my orientation, my tattoos--every time.

Andrew Pulsipher Is HIV Positive, But His Wife And Kids Are Not. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living

33-year-old Andrew Pulsipher is HIV positive. He has a wife and three kids, and all of them are HIV negative. Pulsipher, who lives in Phoenix, Ari...

Proposed FDA Blood Donation Policy Perpetuates Stereotypes and Stigma

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 05.15.2015 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

The FDA's proposed policy change for blood donations by gay and bisexual men--from lifetime deferral to eligibility after a year of sexual abstinence--still makes no sense and will continue to stigmatize gay men.

How My Story in Human Rights Began

Gina Cuneo-Ramos | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Gina Cuneo-Ramos

I believe every vote makes a difference, the choices we make today impact tomorrow, and one person can change the world.

New Development Goal Falls Short of Protecting Those Most at Risk

David J. Olson | Posted 05.08.2015 | Impact
David J. Olson

The only way to make HIV prevalence go down and end AIDS once and for all is to ensure that the needs of such groups are addressed explicitly in health policies, especially with the Sustainability Development Goals which will guide international development efforts for the next 15 years.

5 Steps to Making Women a Priority in the Next National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Erin McKelle | Posted 05.08.2015 | Impact
Erin McKelle

Advocates for women have pointed out the error of the first NHAS in not addressing the urgency of the HIV epidemic for Black women, among whom HIV rates are far higher than any other group of women.

Is Armenia Close to Ending AIDS?

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

I was in Armenia very recently to learn about the country's response to its epidemic and came away undoubtedly pleased with progress on a number of fronts but concerned on others.

Magazine Printed In HIV+ Blood Wants To End Social Stigma

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.30.2015 | Gay Voices

A men's magazine hopes to end the social stigma surrounding HIV by printing with ink made from HIV-positive blood. A new campaign from the German ...

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

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

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Solidarity and Celebration for Mothers Living with HIV

Florence Ngobeni-Allen | Posted 04.29.2015 | Women
Florence Ngobeni-Allen

As a mother, wife and health counselor living with HIV in South Africa, I know about the fears that a woman can feel when she thinks about disclosing her HIV status to loved ones.

Kentucky Snags Title of First Southern State to Legalize Syringe Exchange

Tessie Castillo | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Tessie Castillo

Tessie Castillo: Congratulations on S. 192! Can you describe the bill? JM: This bill will allocate money for substance use treatment, including in ...

Dana Liebelson

Indiana Governor Extends Needle Exchange Program As HIV Crisis Worsens

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) on Monday extended a short-term needle exchange program in order to respond to an exploding HIV crisis in so...

Indiana Sees Jump In New HIV Cases In Rural Outbreak

Reuters | David Bailey | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics

April 17 (Reuters) - An HIV outbreak in southeastern Indiana related to abuse of intravenous prescription drugs has jumped by 24 cases in the past wee...

Is Our Indifference Making Us Sick?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 04.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Victor M. Feraru

Currently the NIH is exploring new approaches to getting more people tested, diagnosed early and put on treatment and into ongoing care. Many believe that getting early treatment is conducive to stopping HIV's spread.

Why Sex Ed Is a Matter of Public Health

Dr. Gloria Brame | Posted 04.15.2015 | Education
Dr. Gloria Brame

We don't need studies to tell us that people who don't understand how to prevent pregnancy end up either as underage parents or abortion statistics. The key to reducing the need for abortions is reducing the number of pregnancies.

5 Urgent Ways to Make Black Health Matter

Ernest Owens | Posted 05.26.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

Fighting for black health progress is not mutually exclusive from the overall fight for making black lives matter. In fact, it might just be as pivotal to the overall movement as systematic equal opportunity and justice.

In Your Eyes: Healing HIV/AIDS Through Artistic Activism

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. | Posted 04.07.2015 | Impact
Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.

The power of art to inspire--and even heal--was wielded quite well during the 1980s and '90s at the heights of the AIDS crisis. The efforts of HIV activists were arguably enhanced by the widespread adoption of the pink triangle and the red ribbon as symbols of the fight.

Right Things. Right Places. Right Now.

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 04.07.2015 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

I've been privileged to lead PEPFAR for a year now, working with countries to achieve the potential of an AIDS-free generation, together.

Women and HIV in America: Making AIDS History

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 03.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

In observance of Women's History Month, there is much progress to mark for women and HIV/AIDS in America since the emergence of the epidemic three decades ago.

Indiana To Declare Public Health Emergency Over HIV Outbreak

AP | RICK CALLAHAN | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living

SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Faced with a growing HIV outbreak tied to intravenous drug use, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he's considering a ne...

Entrepreneurialism and National Security

Daniel Wagner | Posted 05.25.2015 | Business
Daniel Wagner

Entrepreneurs play an important role in national economic health and economic competitiveness. What is less recognized, and becoming increasingly important, is the role entrepreneurs also play in national security.

Twenty Years Ago Today...

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 05.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

It seems impossible that so much time has gone by, as so much of him and that experience remains within me, prompting memories such as this. I think of him often and relate to our children each year, as we unpack Shane's trove of nutcrackers, just who he was and what he meant to me.