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What Does a Post-HIV Gay Culture Look Like?

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 08.26.2015 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

What exactly will sex between men look like after HIV is effectively contained or eradicated? How will it affect gay male culture? And is that the goal of safe sex education and advocating for the use of PrEP?

How Does Someone Who Is HIV+ Have An HIV- Wife And Kids?

Andrew Pulsipher | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrew Pulsipher

"If you are HIV+, how can your wife and children be HIV-?" This is the question I am most frequently asked. There are several aspects to this question that need to be broken down.

Black Lives Matter, ACT UP and the Urgency of Violence and Death

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

The Black Lives Matter protest was disruptive, loud, tense and passionate. The first thing that came to my mind was ACT UP, a group I was a part of, which engaged in similar kinds of protest and disruption, including against Democratic presidential candidates. The urgency of the protest was similar as well: People are dying, and no one in power seems to be doing anything to stop it.

I Need a Hero: Reducing Viral Loads Without Superpowers

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.

I didn't read comic books as a child. It seemed all they had to offer was a lot of aggression, which was scary to me back then. I was wrong, of course...

This Exhibit Is Made With The Blood Of Queer Men — Blood The FDA Refuses To Take

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.18.2015 | Gay Voices

A powerful exhibit is making its way to The American University Museum and it's comprised of pieces made from the donated blood of gay, bise...

Despite Controversy, Zachary Quinto Still Wants To Be Part Of The Gay 'Conversation'

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.17.2015 | Gay Voices

Zachary Quinto, who stars in the new action film “Hitman: Agent 47,” is one of the hardest-working and most varied actors in Hollywood. H...

Why Magic Johnson's 55th Birthday Is A Huge Milestone For HIV/AIDS Awareness

Mic | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 08.14.2015 | Sports

Basketball legend and business mogul Magic Johnson turns 56 on Friday. That may seem like a fairly innocuous milestone. But back in 1991, when Johnso...

I've Lived 34 Years With HIV

Andrew Pulsipher | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrew Pulsipher

I know HIV has a negative stigma, but it doesn't have to and I want to help change that. It is a treatable disease and you can live a normal life with it. I am proof of that. There are many miracles in the world and I believe my life is one of them.

Where Is the Modern HIV Story?

Charles Sanchez | Posted 08.11.2015 | Gay Voices
Charles Sanchez

Society desperately needs to see a fresh image of HIV. Despite the fact that the people with HIV can live healthy, normal lives, the negative stigma around people with HIV is incredibly powerful and prevalent.

5 Steps to a Healthy Gay Vacation

Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 08.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D.

From personal experience, I know how easy it is to let caution fall by the wayside. HIV is a throw of the dice -- you can have unprotected sex once, or a 1,000 times and not contract HIV or an STD. Don't assume that you are immune though, as I unfortunately did. This year, the same way many of us use a checklist for travel packing, let's include a pre-vacation sexual health checklist.

For 'Back On Board,' Greg Louganis Looks Back On His Legacy, LGBT Rights

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 08.02.2015 | Gay Voices

An amazing sign of progress on LGBT rights — and an example of how the entrenched homophobia in corporate America of years past has changed dra...

2020 Vision: Our Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 07.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Valerie Jarrett

The Updated Strategy will enable our nation to become a place where new HIV infections are rare, and where every affected person will have access to life-extending care, regardless of their circumstances.

Legends Of New York's Latex Ball Celebrate The History Of Voguing

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 07.25.2015 | Gay Voices

It's been 25 years since the Gay Men's Health Crisis created the annual Latex Ball in 1990 in response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic. Th...

French Teen's HIV Infection Under Control For 12 Years, Even Without Drugs

AP | James Gerken | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living

An 18-year-old French teen born with the AIDS virus has had her infection under control and nearly undetectable despite stopping treatment 12 years ag...

'Start Talking. Stop HIV.' GIF Campaign Raises Awareness About HIV Education And Stigma

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.19.2015 | Gay Voices

HIV awareness has now taken on a new and exciting face: GIFs displayed in Times Square in New York City.  Creative studio YoMeryl recently compos...

Preventing New HIV Infections, Saving Lives

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 07.19.2015 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

Globally, fewer children are being newly infected with HIV than ever before. This is according to data released earlier this week by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. Yet, we are not on track to reach the Global Plan's goal of a 90 percent reduction by the end of 2015.

The Next Phase of an American Legacy: John Kerry, Global Health and Financing for Development

Deborah Derrick | Posted 07.14.2015 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

This week's Financing for Development (FfD) Conference - a major gathering to advance the post-2015 development agenda - will be critical in deciding how the world's governments and private sector and civil society partners will contribute to international development in the future.

Meeting the Challenge of the HIV Continuum

Harvey Makadon, M.D. | Posted 07.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Harvey Makadon, M.D.

If we have learned anything over the 30-year course of the AIDS epidemic, it is that we would be foolish to put all of our HIV prevention eggs in the treatment basket.

Black Pastors Across America Will Preach About HIV/AIDS This Sunday

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.11.2015 | Religion

  The black church has always been a place of power for the African-American community. It was where black leaders secretly preached the gospel ...

What Does It Mean To Be #Free2Love?

Tyler Curry | Posted 07.07.2015 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

HIV Equal Online presents #Free2Love, a new video about being empowered to love who you want through the use of Truvada.

Too Hot: HIV/AIDS in the South

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. | Posted 07.07.2015 | Impact
Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.

I am no sun worshipper. To graduate from the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in South Carolina, however, I did adapt to the summer heat. After boot camp, I was glad to be in the shade again.

Two Current Fronts of the American Health Care Wars: Hepatitis C and Cancer

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

It's clear that health care in the U.S. remains in a state of crisis. Millions of people still don't have health insurance, and pressures remain great to repeal reforms that have extended even bare-bones insurance benefits to the uninsured and underserved.

Fighting San Francisco's Hidden Inequality: The Distribution of HIV/AIDS Resources

Michael Tomlin-Crutchfield | Posted 07.02.2015 | Black Voices
Michael Tomlin-Crutchfield

One day I hope to see more programs like those that have made San Francisco a success in the fight against HIV/AIDS go beyond the city's borders and provide hope for those who need it most -- not just those wealthy enough to reside in the city limits.

Cuba Is The First Country To End Mother-Baby HIV And Syphilis Transmission

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2015 | World

HAVANA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization on Tuesday declared Cuba the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syph...

This Dad Just Biked 545 Miles For His Gay Son

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices

Despite a celebratory weekend for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) commmunity, one dad's sobering story is reminding us how far we st...