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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 03.25.2015 | 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 03.23.2015 | 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.

Raising the Youth Voice for the HIV Positive

Lebogang Keolebogile Maruapula | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Lebogang Keolebogile Maruapula

I want to talk about L'Orangelis. A young HIV Positive woman from Puerto Rico. She tells me about her continued fight with living with HIV, the constant stigma, discrimination and the feeling of always being cast aside.

Living With HIV: My Untold Story

Vanessa Mills | Posted 03.16.2015 | Fifty
Vanessa Mills

When I heard the words, 'your results came back HIV positive,' it felt as if I got punched in the stomach and my best friend had died. It was 1991 and I was a nurse at a local hospital. I still had a lot of living ahead of me, but after hearing those words, I went through every human emotion.

More Than a Woman: Transcending Gender and HIV

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. | Posted 02.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.

It was several years ago when I had my first experience with a friend coming out to me as transgender. I hadn't seen her for many years, but I was happy for her transition from the young man I had known to her new self.

Experimental AIDS Drug Stirs Talk Of Vaccine 'Alternative'

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.20.2015 | Science

For more than three decades, scientists have tried unsuccessfully to develop an effective vaccine for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. But now researc...

Outliving Ourselves: Long-Term Survivors of AIDS Come Together

Robert Levithan | Posted 02.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Robert Levithan

For some of us, AIDS was a call to action. We created support systems, or stormed the FDA with Act Up. We stayed fully in the mainstream of our lives. We continued to work, to have relationships, to build a future around a "new normal." Some of us lost our way.

Super-Cheap Gadget Tests For HIV Using Your Smartphone

The Huffington Post | Damon Beres | Posted 02.11.2015 | Technology

Testing for certain sexually transmitted diseases -- including HIV -- just got a whole lot easier.

Noncommunicable Disease - An Emerging Global Health Crisis

Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker | Posted 02.04.2015 | Impact
Ambassador Nancy G. Brinker

There is much the United States and its allies can do to help developing countries meet the NCD challenge at relatively modest cost. By placing the cancer crisis far higher on the global health agenda, we have it in our power to spare millions from needless suffering and death.

A Court Will Decide Whether Or Not Gay Sex Constitutes 'Intercourse'

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2015 | Gay Voices

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb 4 (Reuters) - The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday on the definition of...

Don't Let a Preexisting Condition Stop You From Signing Up for Health Care!

National Council of La Raza | Posted 02.03.2015 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

The end of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is less than two weeks away. Latinos have a lot to gain from enrollment, particularly those with preexisting conditions such as diabetes, asthma, cancer, and HIV.

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

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 02.02.2015 | 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 03.24.2015 | 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 03.10.2015 | 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 03.08.2015 | 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 03.08.2015 | 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 03.02.2015 | 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 02.23.2015 | 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 02.23.2015 | 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 02.17.2015 | 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 02.17.2015 | 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 02.17.2015 | 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 02.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart

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