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19 Reasons Middle-Age Gay Men Need to Get Over Their Midlife Crises

David Toussaint | Posted 02.11.2016 | Queer Voices
David Toussaint

Because Silence = Death was not a fad, and your political representation, your tweets, your "relationship status," your commercials, your honeymoons in Vegas, your Disney Days, your dating and hookup sites, your TV channels, your pop stars, your newscasters, your suburban homes and your publishing world are proof that you're loud and alive.

Let's End the HIV Epidemic: We Have the Means. Now Let's Use Them.

Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D.

Is there any hope that HIV prevention might change with a new president? What are the presidential candidates and party positions on this public health crisis?

Zika Is a Wake-Up Call for All of Us

Mandeep Dhaliwal | Posted 02.05.2016 | World
Mandeep Dhaliwal

If we do not take climate change and the impact that environmental degradation has on disease vectors seriously and if we do not address gender inequality and improve the daily conditions for people living in poverty, public health at-large will be increasingly at risk.

Drug Resistance To Popular HIV Treatment Could Spell Trouble

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.29.2016 | Healthy Living

(Reuters Health) - Resistance to a key HIV drug is common worldwide and could mean trouble for treating and preventing the virus that causes AIDS, ac...

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Craig Stewart | Posted 01.22.2016 | Books
Craig Stewart

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Congress Lifts the Ban on Federal Funding for Syringe Exchange Programs

Tessie Castillo | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Tessie Castillo

Last month Congressional Republicans rallied behind an effort to lift a decades-old ban against federal funding for syringe exchange programs.

Obama Emphasizes Malaria In State of the Union, But Not This Way Deadlier Disease

The Huffington Post | LaurenWeber | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama highlighted the U.S.'s ability to stop malaria and HIV/AIDS in tonight's State of the Union, but left out tuberculosis less th...

Black Lives Matter: Fighting Violence and HIV

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. | Posted 01.05.2016 | Black Voices
Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.

I don't identify as black, but my genes would beg to differ, or at least offer evidence for me to reconsider my self-labeling as a white Latino. My light skin color is less revealing than it may seem. My family tree provides a more complex picture of my racial identity.

Here's An Amazing And Easy Way You Can Help Combat HIV Stigma

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

HIV Smart, a new nonprofit organization, is working to combat stigma surrounding HIV while stamp out misinformation being fed to the public about pre...

Kentucky Q&A on Syringe Exchange Programs

Tessie Castillo | Posted 01.04.2016 | Impact
Tessie Castillo

In early 2015 Kentucky shocked the nation by becoming the first Southern state to officially legalize syringe exchange programs. Since then the news has covered the successful roll-out of a couple different syringe exchange programs through local health departments, but has also reported some backlash coming from the legislature.

2015: Year of the Arsonist

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Like African Americans, women, immigrants and religious minorities before us, LGBT people have faced a backlash ever since we first stood up for ourselves. Organizations come and go, and the focus of our efforts changes; but the work of democracy continues.

The 25 Best and Worst Sex Moments From 2015

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

It seems like sexuality is the one field with more of an ideological divide than politics. This year there is greater tolerance than ever to the many sexuality identifications and definitions. At the same time, there are many movements that promote failing programs and invisible walls of discrimination.

Charlie Sheen Opens Up About His HIV Diagnosis In New Interview

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 12.23.2015 | Entertainment

Charlie Sheen opens up about his HIV-positive diagnosis in a new interview with The National Enquirer.  Sheen, who revealed his diagnosis o...

Why I'm Still Heartbroken Over The End Of A Friendship, 20 Years On

Debbie Slevin | Posted 12.15.2015 | Fifty
Debbie Slevin

Once upon a time, I had a friend who was very important to me. I actually had two friends who were important. We had been a threesome during much of high school, Annie, Michael and me. Just before we turned 40, Michael, who had been HIV-positive for a number of years, moved into full-blown AIDS.

Award-Winning Magazine Honors Long-Term Survivors Of HIV

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

POZ magazine recently published it's annual POZ 100 list, which highlights and supports the work of HIV/AIDS advocates. For the 2015 POZ 100...

Why New HIV-Prevention Strategies For Gay, Bi Men Are Still Necessary

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

(Reuters Health) - New strategies to reduce risky sexual behaviors among young gay and bisexual men with human immunodeficiency virus may be needed t...

Unlicensed Doctor Infected More Than 100 Cambodian Villagers With HIV

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.03.2015 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court sentenced an unlicensed medical practitioner to 25 years in prison Thursday after finding him res...

Millenials and HIV/AIDS as Told by Memes

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Stephanie R. Caudle

Across the world many are pausing to commemorate World AIDS Day. It is estimated that 1 in 5 people who have HIV/AIDS. Those stats are both saddening...

How HIV Became a Treatable, Chronic Disease

The Conversation US | Posted 12.03.2015 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

In 2015, the lifespan of a person living with HIV is approximately the same as someone not living with HIV, an impossibility in the early days of the epidemic. But we should also resolve to be part of the generation that stops this virus in all populations. The time to act is now.

HIV-Positive Americans Can Now Get Life Insurance After Major Provider Changes Policy

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.02.2015 | Healthy Living

Prudential Insurance has become the first major American insurer to allow HIV-positive people to buy traditional life insurance policies. The landmar...

Newly Unearthed Tapes Reveal Reagan Administration's Shocking Response To HIV/AIDS

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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8 Common Misconceptions About HIV And AIDS

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living

There's plenty to be proud of in the fight against HIV and AIDS this year. Today is World AIDS Day, when we'll celebrate campaigns like New York Gov....

How Dogs Transform The Lives Of People With HIV

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living

In 2010, Dr. Robert Garofalo, an adolescent medicine specialist who has dedicated his career to treating HIV-positive kids, found out he was HIV-posit...

This Is The First Story The New York Times Ever Wrote About HIV/AIDS

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 12.01.2015 | Healthy Living

In the summer of 1981, The New York Times published a piece largely believed to be the first major news story about HIV/AIDS.  Penned by veteran ...

To End AIDS, We Must Value the Lives Most At Risk

Janson Wu | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Janson Wu

HIV disproportionately targets the most socially and economically vulnerable in our society. That is why, if we are to reach our goal of getting to zero, we must focus on counteracting the many ways our governments, institutions and society devalue the lives of those who are most marginalized.