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Pope Praises Chastity As An Anti-HIV Strategy

Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis has praised church workers in Africa who promote chastity as a key way to prevent the spread of HIV. Francis was s...

Why This HIV Prevention Drug Is 'A Flame-Thrower On A Fuel Depot' Among Gays

AP | DAVID CRARY | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — It's the Truvada conundrum: A drug hailed as a lifesaver for many people infected by HIV is at the heart of a rancorous debate among...

HIV/AIDS Advocacy Group Raided For 'Training Homosexuals' In Uganda

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 04.04.2014 | Gay Voices

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police raided the offices of a United States-funded project known to offer AIDS services to homosexuals, a government...

Making History: Celebrating 5 Years of Marriage Equality in Iowa

Donna Red Wing | Posted 04.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Donna Red Wing

As we look back, we'll be able to say that we had a part to play in this history. We'll be able to say that it started here, in the Heartland -- it started here in Iowa.

My Status Is Not A Secret

Posted 04.02.2014 | Gay Voices

A compelling new campaign launched today that seeks to bring visibility to and humanize the experiences of those living with HIV. Called "My Status...

Asking for More for Young Black Gay Men

Matthew Rose | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Rose

These goals seek to further the abilities of these young men, who grew up in a world that gives them ample examples of the price of business as usual. However they sit at a point of change, to move the needle is a different direction.

We Have Consensus Houston!

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

One of the unreported key events in the mainstream media at the recently concluded 57th session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) in Vienna was the coming together of scientists from all over the world.

Beyond "Poz" and "Neg": Five HIV Statuses, Plus a New One

Renato Barucco | Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

To have a meaningful conversation about HIV status, people should corner intentions and sexual partners in the realm of actuality, by keeping it to-the-point and asking the following questions.

An Evolved Opinion on Truvada

David Duran | Posted 03.27.2014 | Gay Voices
David Duran

It's 2014, and as opinions on a variety of subjects change and evolve, I'm not ashamed to say that I might have come off a bit conservative in my thoughts regarding how PrEP is used.

The Needle Prick Docu-Series: Defining HIV Stigma

Tyler Curry | Posted 03.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

Everyone fears the prick of the needle, but a conversation about HIV is just the medicine we need to fight HIV today.

This HIV-Positive Man Does Not Mind Serosorting

Matthew Ebert | Posted 03.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

I am HIV-positive, and I am 100-percent OK with serosorting. Serosorting is when HIV-positive or HIV-negative men choose to have sex only with other men who share their HIV status. Some men don't mind mixing it up, and I am one of them. But I am not every man.

State Rep. Under Fire For Claiming Gay Men 'Purposely Infected' Women With HIV

Posted 03.17.2014 | Gay Voices

Wyoming's newest Republican lawmaker is making headlines for claims he made about the gay community and HIV/AIDS in a book he penned over 25 years ago...

The Adventures of Dab the AIDS Bear

Stephanie Mott | Posted 03.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

Not too many years ago, during the AIDS crisis, Dab Garner took teddy bears and gave them to young men who were dying alone because even doctors and family members wouldn't have anything to do with them.

A Balm In Gilead

Matthew Ebert | Posted 03.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

All those faces smiling back at me in their colorful brochures do not reassure me that HIV transmission is being minimized.

Officials: Pharmacists Used HIV Patients To Make Millions

| Posted 03.12.2014 | Crime

By Gustavo Solis and Mathew Katz FORDHAM — Police arrested the owners of a Bronx pharmacy, along with its head pharmacist, for bilking million of...

'Undetectable' Is the New 'Negative'?

David Duran | Posted 03.10.2014 | Gay Voices
David Duran

The more we open up and discuss what it means to be HIV-positive with an undetectable viral load, the more society, especially those within our own community, will begin to understand, learn and accept.

Postcard From Vienna: Europe's Stance on International Drug Policy

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Michel D. Kazatchkine

Europe is a major consumer of drugs, and thus a major driver of the drug market. It is also the home of some of the best examples of evidence-based, people-centered, public health-driven policies and was a leader in the early and large-scale implementation of harm reduction.

Studies Show Big Advance In HIV Prevention

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living

Exciting research suggests that a shot every one to three months may someday give an alternative to the daily pills that some people take now to cut t...

Shocking Number Of Americans Believe AIDS Could Be Punishment From God

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 02.28.2014 | Religion

All signs point to the fact that, on the whole, the U.S. is moving toward a much more tolerant stance on same-sex marriage and LGBT issues, in general...

Gay-on-Gay Shaming: The New HIV War

Peter Staley | Posted 02.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Peter Staley

HIV-related stigma is worse than ever. Not the external kind, where a society is panicked about the new plague. Thankfully, the days of being shunned by hospital orderlies or funeral homes are over. But I'd prefer that kind of stigma over today's internal stigma, where a community shuns its own.

The Best Health-Themed Movie of 2013: And the Winner Is...

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 02.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Never let important messages in films go overlooked by your admiration for the acting and writing. Let films such as these be a gateway for helping us all to live healthier and more enjoyable lives.

The War to Defeat AIDS Must Continue

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I have heard some people refer to our current era as one in which HIV/AIDS and the discrimination surrounding it no longer pose major physical and social barriers. Unfortunately, nothing can be further from the truth even though much has improved since those terrible early years.

Duo Behind Controversial Barebacking Film On Their Movie's Mission

Posted 02.20.2014 | Gay Voices

The director and star of "Chaser," the new short film about the barebacking community, spoke to HuffPost Live this week about the research and prepara...

Ross Has An Important Message For You!

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.14.2014 | Gay Voices

TV personality Ross Mathews has announced a new partnership that aims to curtail rates of HIV through an easy and accessible at-home test. Having t...

Can Marijuana Stop the Spread of HIV?

The 420 Times | Posted 04.15.2014 | Green
The 420 Times

The study, published last week in the journal AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, concludes that daily administration of THC in the animals slowed the spread of HIV in their stomachs, where the virus thrives.