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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 07.10.2015 | 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...

Erin Schumaker

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


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...