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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 01.22.2015 | 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 01.08.2015 | 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 01.06.2015 | 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 01.06.2015 | 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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Spike in Tiny Number of Gay Men on PrEP Abandoning Condoms Hardly Represents 'All' Gay Men

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 02.11.2015 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

A Dec. 8 blog post in the San Francisco Business Times has sparked another furor over gay men using the HIV drug Truvada to prevent infection with the deadly virus. "San Francisco men shed condoms in favor of Gilead's HIV prevention pill," alleges the title of SFBT reporter Ron Leuty's opinion piece.

Time's 'Person of the Year' Spotlights the Crucial Role of Ebola Survivors

Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 02.10.2015 | Science
Raymond A. Smith, Ph.D.

The news that Time magazine has named responders to the Ebola crisis as their Person of the Year casts an overdue light on an underutilized strength in the battle: individuals who have been infected and survived.

Boil the Water

Zeke Stokes | Posted 02.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Zeke Stokes

I grew up in an age in which contracting HIV was tantamount to a death sentence. Thankfully, that's no longer the case. But it's no longer the case so long as someone is tested, diagnosed, and receives a continuum of treatment. In the U.S., we are currently missing the mark by a mile.

It's Time to Allow Gay Men to Donate Blood

Otávio Dias | Posted 02.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Otávio Dias

Why are gays banned from donating blood even if they are not HIV-positive and have safe, protected, judiciously considered sex?

An AIDS Quilt Songbook: Sing for Hope

David Browning | Posted 02.04.2015 | Arts
David Browning

I'm happy projects like this take a step toward educating people, and take many steps toward supporting AIDS/HIV services and research organizations through sales proceeds.

Empowering Youth and Creating Change

Global Kids | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Global Kids

Dave Lyons, photo courtesy of Julie Hassett-Sutton/Frantic via Global Kids I started attending Global Kids meetings when I was 12. They took me in ...