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

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2015 | 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 06.30.2015 | 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...

Erin Schumaker

Where You Live Helps Determine Whether You'll Survive HIV/AIDS

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living

One of the biggest misconceptions about the AIDS epidemic in the United States is that it's over. This belief is also part of why the disease is so da...

How Syringe Exchanges Help Stem the Spread of HIV

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

It's important for communities to understand that you can't just open a syringe exchange and expect people to come; you have to build up trust. The most successful programs protect confidentiality by avoiding the collection of names or other identifying information.

Why I ACT UP

Victoria Noe | Posted 06.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Victoria Noe

When you think of ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), you probably think of gay men. You probably think of Peter Staley and the others in How to Survive a Plague. And you probably think that what they did was all in the past.

Why The Fight Against HIV/AIDS Still Continues

C. Virginia Fields | Posted 06.13.2015 | Black Voices
C. Virginia Fields

As Black leaders, it is our duty to preserve our communities. In doing so, we must tackle issues that are at hand and be honest with our constituents. Individuals like Mario Cooper paved the way for us to address the disproportionate impact HIV/AIDS is having on minorities.

How The AIDS Discussion Reflects The 'Diminishing Of Black Lives'

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 06.10.2015 | Black Voices

We may be closer than ever to "the beginning of the end of the AIDS epidemic," but Phill Wilson, president and CEO of the Black AIDS Institute, says i...

Why The HIV Prevention Drug, PrEP, Remains So Divisive Among The LGBT Community

Posted 06.10.2015 | Gay Voices

  Many in the gay community have been divided on the HIV/AIDS prevention drug Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP, since it was first introduced in...

My Son Died of AIDS 2 Years Ago: I'm Riding 545 Miles So Others Won't

Jim Key | Posted 06.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Jim Key

David Flanagan won't ever forget the HIV/AIDS-related death of his son Josh, complete with bedsores, a collapsed lung, and health care workers who seemed to know little about how to treat him.

Air Force Captain: Hook-Up Apps Are Helping Me End AIDS

Jim Key | Posted 06.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Jim Key

U.S. Air Force Captain Anthony Interrante, 34, refused to let a Middle East deployment stop him from riding in this year's AIDS/LifeCycle or from finishing the 545-mile ride as one of the top fundraisers. How does a critical-care flight nurse serving in Afghanistan raise more than $59,000 to fight HIV? "Easy," he says. "I mostly used Grindr and Scruff."

Is AIDS Literature Dead?

John Whittier Treat | Posted 06.02.2015 | Gay Voices
John Whittier Treat

Does anyone read fiction about AIDS anymore? The years when HIV/AIDS ravaged gay America, with no good treatment or cure in sight, are now over, and with them the decade of remarkable writing by gay men (and those close to us) that chronicled that time.

This Poster Contains A Single Drop Of HIV Positive Blood

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living

White posters have been distributed all over São Paulo, Brazil -- and each one contains a drop of HIV-positive blood. The campaign is thanks to t...

Medical Researcher Allen D. Allen Is Waiting...

Gordy Grundy | Posted 05.29.2015 | Science
Gordy Grundy

Much of our lives are spent waiting. We wait for our hopes, plans and actions to develop, progress and mature. Allen D. Allen is a retired medical res...

A Look At The Face Of HIV/AIDS: Then and Now

Tyler Curry | Posted 05.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

Ever wonder what your life would be like if you were born at a different time? As a man living with HIV, it is something I think about often. This video is dedicated to the longterm survivors and the ones we lost in the fight.

Do Tops And Bottoms Have Different Risks When It Comes To HIV?

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 05.31.2015 | Gay Voices

If you're a gay man, there may be different levels of risk to contracting HIV based on the kind of sex that you have. #AskTheHIVDoc is a new web se...

The Importance of Finding Your Tribe (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 05.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

2015-05-22-1432338746-5872862-2015052214323122322116311RobertandGarysmall.jpgThroughout Robert Scott's life, he had an alcoholic father, became overweight and addicted to drugs, and was affected by the AIDS crisis in San Francisco in the 1980s. Reflecting on his life, he realizes one thing: the importance of finding one's tribe.

3 Crowdfunding Causes Millennials Should Support

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Kyle McCarthy

Everyday the crowdfunding industry is gaining more and more popularity worldwide. Through crowdfunding, individuals can utilize the power of the crowd to start a business, bring a product to market, produce a record, and even fundraise for amazing causes.

I'm Coming Out: Underrepresented LGBT Perspectives on HIV/AIDS

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. | Posted 05.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.

As an HIV-positive gay man, I believe that coming out is never-ending. I will hopefully continue to meet new people until my last day. And I will probably come out to them about something--my status, my orientation, my tattoos--every time.

Andrew Pulsipher Is HIV Positive, But His Wife And Kids Are Not. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 05.20.2015 | Healthy Living

33-year-old Andrew Pulsipher is HIV positive. He has a wife and three kids, and all of them are HIV negative. Pulsipher, who lives in Phoenix, Ari...

Proposed FDA Blood Donation Policy Perpetuates Stereotypes and Stigma

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 05.15.2015 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

The FDA's proposed policy change for blood donations by gay and bisexual men--from lifetime deferral to eligibility after a year of sexual abstinence--still makes no sense and will continue to stigmatize gay men.

How My Story in Human Rights Began

Gina Cuneo-Ramos | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Gina Cuneo-Ramos

I believe every vote makes a difference, the choices we make today impact tomorrow, and one person can change the world.

New Development Goal Falls Short of Protecting Those Most at Risk

David J. Olson | Posted 05.08.2015 | Impact
David J. Olson

The only way to make HIV prevalence go down and end AIDS once and for all is to ensure that the needs of such groups are addressed explicitly in health policies, especially with the Sustainability Development Goals which will guide international development efforts for the next 15 years.

5 Steps to Making Women a Priority in the Next National HIV/AIDS Strategy

Erin McKelle | Posted 05.08.2015 | Impact
Erin McKelle

Advocates for women have pointed out the error of the first NHAS in not addressing the urgency of the HIV epidemic for Black women, among whom HIV rates are far higher than any other group of women.

Is Armenia Close to Ending AIDS?

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

I was in Armenia very recently to learn about the country's response to its epidemic and came away undoubtedly pleased with progress on a number of fronts but concerned on others.

Magazine Printed In HIV+ Blood Wants To End Social Stigma

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 04.30.2015 | Gay Voices

A men's magazine hopes to end the social stigma surrounding HIV by printing with ink made from HIV-positive blood. A new campaign from the German ...