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Why Are Rates Of HIV Skyrocketing For Young Gay And Bi Men?

Posted 07.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live will take a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every F...

Anna Almendrala

Don't Get Too Excited About The 'HIV-Killing' Condom Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living

A groundbreaking new condom that uses an antiviral gel as added protection against HIV, herpes and HPV may soon hit the shelves in Australia. But some...

On the "A" w/Souleo: An Unforgettable Surprise Birthday Celebration on Social Media

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 07.23.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

For Jennifer Hamilton it wasn't enough to be the only one wishing her husband a happy birthday. She decided to try and get the whole world to say it along with her.

A Year After Windsor, Let's Finish What We Started: The Fight to End HIV/AIDS

Roberta Kaplan | Posted 07.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Roberta Kaplan

despite so much progress in terms of the equality of gay people under the law, we have not seem the same kind of improvement in connection with the very issue that provoked the most recent wave of the LGBT movement in the first place -- the fight against HIV and AIDS.

World Health Organization Recommends PrEP: Prevention or Perpetuating Stereotypes?

Jaga N.A. Argentum | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Jaga N.A. Argentum

Anyone who engages in risky sexual behavior should take extra precautions, be it through PrEP or otherwise. While I'm certain that the WHO acknowledges this, their message nevertheless helps perpetuate the falsehood of HIV being a "gay disease."

Remembering My Friends Joep Lange and Jacqueline van Tongeren, Lost on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

Han Nefkens | Posted 07.24.2014 | World
Han Nefkens

Joep and Jacqueline are gone, but what they've left behind isn't just the long list of projects and activities they fostered. It's also the warmth and love that we, their friends and family, received from them, and that lives on in us. And that is an enormous consolation at this time of bewilderment and grief.

Katy Perry, UNICEF Inspire Us To 'Unconditionally' Show Love For Those With HIV

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact

Knowing you are loved -- no matter what -- can make a world of difference to those living with HIV/AIDS and battling hurtful stigmas associated with...

HIV Diagnosis Rate Fell By Third In US Over Decade

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds...

Dancing Around HIV: When Do You Know If You've Ever Done Enough?

Jeff Berry | Posted 07.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeff Berry

There are some days when I embrace the work, my activism, and keeping up with the latest about HIV/AIDS. And there are other days when I want to forget about it all and just escape. Because no matter what I do it never seems like it's enough, or that I could somehow be doing it better, or that maybe I waited too long to decide to act.

Dine Out, Fight AIDS, in Greater New Orleans, Thursday, July 17th, 2014 (AUDIO / VIDEO)

Nicholas Snow | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Nicholas Snow

On Thursday, July 17, New Orleans' NO/AIDS Task Force and participating restaurants are presenting Dining Out For Life.

Global Health Needs More Strange Bedfellows, Unorthodox Partnerships

David J. Olson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
David J. Olson

t used to be that a donor would sit down with the ministry of health to work out the design and implementation of a new global health initiative, with no significant input or involvement of other stakeholders. Those days, thankfully, are long gone.

Should All Gay and Bisexual Men Take PrEP?

Jason Cianciotto | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Cianciotto

Did the World Health Organization (WHO) really declare that all gay men should take Pre-exposure Prophylaxis? With my social media feeds showing multiple articles with similar titles in such a short timeframe, I knew this was an issue that called for a response from GMHC.

HIV: Two Steps Forward and Just One Step Back

Ace Robinson | Posted 07.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Ace Robinson

HIV care, treatment and research seem to be more often taking two steps forward with each step back. For the first few decades after HIV was isolated and characterized, we far too often took two steps backward with each step forward.

Strong Enough: Fighting Stigma and Discrimination

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.

HIV stigma--and the discrimination that often results from those negative and unfair beliefs--challenges all of us living with the virus to find the strength to live our lives with dignity and hope. The good news is that we all can strive to find that strength.

Our Culture Is Our Survival

Charles Stephens | Posted 07.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Charles Stephens

In the days following National HIV Testing Day where many of us made grand pledges to rid our communities from HIV once and for all, we must look to culture.

Leadership to End AIDS -- Cuomo's Got It, Where's Schumer? Leahy? Mikulski? Obama?

Matthew Kavanagh | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Matthew Kavanagh

This week leadership in the fight to end AIDS (and seemingly to do most things that take political will) has shown up outside our nation's capitol. Governor Cuomo yesterday announced a credible, ambitious, and politically courageous plan to end the AIDS epidemic in New York.

Little Black Gay Boys (VIDEO)

Craig Stewart | Posted 06.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Craig Stewart

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A Family's 'One-In-A-Million' Experience With HIV

OWN | Posted 06.27.2014 | OWN

On "Our America with Lisa Ling," Lisa Ling explores the social and economic forces driving the disproportionately high rate of HIV infection in black ...

The Power of HIV/AIDS Prevention: Using a 21st Century Toolkit to Reverse the Epidemic

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Knowledge is power when it comes to knowing your HIV status. So learn more about HIV/AIDS and how to prevent it, get tested and encourage others to do the same.

Global Initiatives for HIV/AIDS Prevention

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.26.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Every city faces a different local context when it comes to fighting HIV/AIDS, and strategies must cater to local needs.

Why HIV Is Spreading In The Poorest Areas Of Washington, D.C.

OWN | Posted 06.26.2014 | OWN

Daphnie is a 56-year-old woman in Washington, D.C. who has been living with HIV for nearly two decades. In the district's poorest wards, HIV infection...

A World Without AIDS for American Women

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Listed here is a roadmap of high priority policies across all sectors of society for achieving an America without HIV/AIDS for women.

Man Gets At Least 75 Years In Jail After Infecting 15-Year-Old Girl With HIV

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2014 | Crime

AUSTIN, Texas, June 18 (Reuters) - A 31-year-old Dallas man with HIV who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl was sentenced to a...

Less Than Half Of America Has Been Tested For HIV. Here's Why.

Shari Margolese | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact

By Shari Margolese HIV has been a serious health concern for Americans for over 30 years. And yet only about 45 percent of Americans have ever ...

HIV-Positive Couple Had 3 Kids All Free Of Disease. One Of The Main Reasons? Dad's Role

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.15.2014 | Impact

Hubert and Jeanne Mwangaza have both been HIV-positive since they married and started a family together years ago. Now, they have three children, and ...