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Looking for Love on Grindr (VIDEO)

Spencer Macnaughton | Posted 12.19.2014 | 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 12.18.2014 | 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 12.19.2014 | 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 12.17.2014 | 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 12.12.2014 | 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 12.11.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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 12.08.2014 | 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 12.05.2014 | 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 12.05.2014 | 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 ...

This Week In Science: Seeing Infrared, Earth's Shield, and a Bug Smorgasbord

World Science Festival | Posted 12.05.2014 | Science
World Science Festival

Seven days; lots of science in the news. Here's our roundup of this week's most notable and quotable items.

New Film Takes A Look At The Personal Decision To Come Out As HIV-Positive

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.04.2014 | Gay Voices

A poignant new film is seeking funding for an authentic and realistic portrayal about what it means to live a life with HIV. "Pick Up" is a film fr...

Number Of Children Contracting HIV Is Dropping: New Report

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact

Though children are still less likely than adults to get HIV treatment, the number of kids contracting the virus has dropped considerably. Accordin...

Can the Adult Film Industry Lead the Way on HIV?

Peter Acworth | Posted 12.03.2014 | San Francisco
Peter Acworth

Last week, Michael Weinstein of the controversial AIDS Healthcare Foundation, launched an attack on the CDC, over the it's endorsement of PrEP drugs. He published an open letter entitled "What If You Are Wrong About PrEP?" I have to ask Mr. Weinstein: What if you are wrong about the adult film industry?

26th World AIDS Day: Get in There, Do Something, Change Things

Eric Paul Leue | Posted 12.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Eric Paul Leue

While a few still wage a lonely and wasteful fight against science and progress itself, it is time to acknowledge that we finally have the opportunity to move on from a monotonous, one-way conversation and use our new tools as catalysts for serious and much-needed change.

Halfway Home: A Training Guide For Finishing the Race To End AIDS

Erin Hohlfelder | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Erin Hohlfelder

More countries and private sector actors need to step up their contributions to HIV/AIDS if we're serious about controlling and ultimately ending the disease.

The Biggest HIV/AIDS Research Breakthroughs Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living

There’s a lot to be optimistic about in the global fight against HIV and AIDS. By the end of 2013, 12.9 million people were taking life-saving anti-...

Great Concern for Adolescents and HIV/AIDS

Craig McClure | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Craig McClure

As we celebrate the unprecedented footing gained in ending the AIDS epidemic this, the 26th World AIDS Day, I have some alarming facts to share.

Fifty Cents A Father

Tin Tin Sint | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Tin Tin Sint

In Malawi, 40,000 babies are born with HIV every year. Without any intervention, two-thirds of these children will not reach their first birthday. With the use of antiretrovirals, the transmission of HIV from mother to baby can be reduced, but many times the first step towards health is through the support of the community.

World AIDS Day and the Digital Red Ribbon

Carolin Silbernagi | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Carolin Silbernagi

With today being World AIDS Day, we thought it was the perfect time to talk to you about who we are, what we're doing and why we're doing it.

AmfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole: We're 'Dead Set' On Finding A Cure For AIDS By 2020

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living

You probably have heard Kenneth Cole's name in conjunction with his eponymous shoe brand, but the designer has another impressive title on his resume:...

Now Is the Time to Scale Up PrEP in Los Angeles

Craig E. Thompson | Posted 12.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Craig E. Thompson

A revolution is underway in HIV prevention, and for the first time since the start of the AIDS epidemic in 1981, many in the HIV/AIDS community, including medical providers and health officials, say that an end to AIDS could be in sight.

Wake Up This World AIDS Day

Joseph Lunievicz | Posted 12.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Joseph Lunievicz

How many times in the history of the AIDS pandemic have we not seen what was right in front of us? If we wait until 2020 to see that the vast majority of people living with HIV are indeed 50 and older we will simply be too late.

Lila Shapiro

The Most Celebrated, Mistrusted Little Pill in the World

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 12.01.2014 | Gay Voices

Longtime friends Peter Staley, left, and Sean Strub pose for a portrait in Strub's home in Milford, Pennsylvania. Truvada, the HIV preventive drug, si...

Resurgence Of HIV In Uganda Fueled By 'Side Dishes,' Or Secret Lovers: Researchers

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The dreadlocked 26-year-old, a reformed thief and onetime drug peddler, Hood Katende is now an anti-AIDS activist respected i...