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The Death of HIV Activism?

David Duran | Posted 02.05.2014 | Gay Voices
David Duran

Who is putting together the group of people who want to tell the drug companies to make HIV drugs accessible to everyone?

The Needle Prick Docu-Series Trailer

Tyler Curry | Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

What would happen if we all started talking honestly and openly about what HIV means without judgment or pretense?

'Hot' Papers Point to Key Research on HIV/AIDS

Christopher King | Posted 02.02.2014 | Science
Christopher King

To identify significant, recent work in HIV/AIDS, Thomson Reuters focused on a particular variety of highly cited report: the "hot" paper -- published in the last two years and cited at a level notably higher than papers of comparable type and age published in the same journal.

Ask MISTER Carl: 'My Boyfriend Is HIV-Positive -- Do I Have to Tell My Parents?'

Carl Sandler | Posted 02.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

With more and more serodiscordant couples (that is, couples in which one partner is HIV-positive and the other is HIV-negative) dating and dealing with issues of disclosure to friends and family, you're certainly not the only one experiencing this very delicate predicament.

Obama Reveals $100 Million HIV Research Initiative

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced a new initiative at the National Institutes of Health in pursuit of a cure for HIV, saying his ad...

On the Greatest Generation: The Black Gay '80s

Charles Stephens | Posted 02.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Charles Stephens

Those men, those sons of Audre Lorde, all writers and activists -- Joseph Beam, Essex Hemphill, Marlon Riggs, Craig Harris, Donald Woods, Assoto Saint, and others -- provide so much perspective that it's a shame that in our current HIV/AIDS moment, their legacy is nearly extinct.

Sex, Lies and HIV: When What You Don't Tell Your Partner Is A Crime

ProPublica | Sergio Hernandez | Posted 12.02.2013 | Gay Voices

Nick Rhoades was clerking at a Family Video store in Waverly, Iowa, one summer afternoon in 2008 when three armed detectives appeared, escorted him to...

A World in Transition: Sharing in the Responsibility for HIV and AIDS

Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez | Posted 01.31.2014 | World
Dr. Ariel Pablos-Mendez

We have a lot to celebrate today. And, while our work in HIV and AIDS is not over, we have a tremendous opportunity to demonstrate shared responsibility by making smart transitions, identifying strong, strategic partnerships and leveraging new opportunities that will help countries further their goals and their own responses to their epidemics.

HIV Has Found a New Ally -- Complacency

Georgia Arnold | Posted 01.31.2014 | Impact
Georgia Arnold

We have made historic progress; there is no doubt about that. But the illusion that we have finally subdued HIV is a dangerous one. Every single day there are still 6,000 new infections. About 40 percent of these new infections are in young people. This is an unacceptable reality.

LOOK: Straight And Gay Hunks Strip Down For World AIDS Day 2013

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.27.2014 | Gay Voices

As we recognize, celebrate and remember during this year's World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, Element Magazine is attempting to enhance visibility surrounding HI...

The 2013 POZ 100: Celebrating Unsung Heroes Fighting To End HIV/AIDS

Posted 12.01.2013 | Gay Voices

For this year’s POZ 100, POZ magazine asked individuals and organizations to nominate an HIV-positive person in their community who is an unsung her...

On This World AIDS Day, I Celebrate Black Gay Men

Steven-Emmanuel Martinez | Posted 01.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Steven-Emmanuel Martinez

My greatest fear is that other young gay men of color will allow themselves to forget that their lives matter. Out of this conviction grows a powerful force -- a combination of logic and emotion -- that has convinced me that not only am I my brother's keeper, but that I am my brother.

Striving for the AIDS End Game: Translating Research Promise Into Public Health Success

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. | Posted 01.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.

The collective efforts of health care practitioners, patients and researchers around the world have brought new promise to the decades-long fight against HIV/AIDS. By sustaining and accelerating this fight, and striving toward the "end of AIDS," lives can be saved and suffering averted for decades to come.

The Formula for Getting to Zero? Testing, Treating... and Talking

Harvey Makadon, M.D. | Posted 01.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Harvey Makadon, M.D.

Much has changed for LGBT equality in the short 10 years since Massachusetts became the first state to marry same-sex couples. But vestiges of the ugly past remain in the stark disparities that exist for gay and bisexual men and transgender women in their vulnerability to HIV/AIDS.

Closer Than Ever to An AIDS-Free Generation

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 01.31.2014 | Impact
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

New HIV infections are declining globally and life expectancy is rebounding in many countries. Because of PEPFAR, more than 5 million HIV-positive people are working, studying, teaching, learning -- contributing to their communities -- who would otherwise be dead or dying.

NYC Hospital Told Wrong Patients They Had HIV, Says Whistle-Blower

| Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

By James Fanelli EAST FLATBUSH -- Bad lab work at a Brooklyn hospital caused numerous patients to be told they had HIV when they didn't and that th...

Giving Thanks for the Chance to Save Millions of Lives

Deborah Derrick | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

While it's important to feel gratitude for what we've accomplished, it's precisely because of these advancements that we can't put current efforts on cruise control. We've put ourselves on a course where we can save millions of lives every year through targeted global health investments

Emma Mustich

This Boy's Mom Wants Everyone To Know The Truth About Her Son | Emma Mustich | Posted 11.19.2013 | Parents

Jodie Howerton's son, Duzi, 8, has always known he has HIV. "He knows that his birth mother died of AIDS," Howerton said. "And he knows that if he ...

The Beautiful Sadness of Dallas Buyers Club

Mark S. King | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark S. King

A river of infected blood runs through Dallas Buyers Club. So too do bruises that won't heal and purple skin lesions and flakes of dry, reddened skin. And that's kind of beautiful. Because that's what AIDS looked like in 1985. I had never seen AIDS shown this way in a film.

The 2013 POZ 100: Celebrating Unsung Heroes

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.

The HIV/AIDS community has many heroes. Our best-known heroes range from celebrities and activists to politicians and researchers. But I believe that the overwhelming majority of our heroes are in our midst. The people on this year's list may not consider themselves heroes, but we do.

Gay Prison Youth Gets Raw Deal

Matthew Ebert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

I want to tell you about my friend Eli. Heʼs 22; he's been incarcerated since he was 20, for theft and credit card and check fraud; and heʼll get out in 2016, when he's 25. Now heʼll get out HIV-positive. Eli reminds me of me.

Putting HIV in Its Place (Part 2)

Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D.

If you are HIV-positive, I suggest that you embrace it with all its challenges and take a chance on disclosure. The pent-up stress released by living, having a smile on your face and moving forward is worth no longer hiding -- and it can't hurt your T cell count.

WATCH: This Guy Wants You To 'Wear A F***ing Condom!'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.13.2013 | Gay Voices

When vlogger J. Merridew learned that HIV rates are on the rise among gay men, he felt compelled to address to issue using his YouTube account. "I ...

Family Planning and HIV: New Evidence That Integration Works

Ward Cates | Posted 11.13.2013 | Impact
Ward Cates

An AIDS-free generation. Eliminating pediatric HIV infections and keeping mothers alive. Providing 120 million more women with more convenient choices of effective contraceptives to avoid unintended pregnancies.

WATCH: PSA Takes Sexy, Dramatic Route To Talk About HIV And Relationships (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.11.2013 | Gay Voices

Non-profit organization Impulse Group has released a new PSA that encourages gay men everywhere to know their statuses and exercise the proper precaut...