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Robin Wilkey

Local Researchers Make Stunning AIDS Breakthrough

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.24.2013 | San Francisco

Researchers at Stanford University have created HIV-resistant T-cells, a breakthrough that, if proven successful in humans, could potentially stop the...

Glennisha Morgan

Salt-N-Pepa Star Hits NYC For HIV/AIDS Awareness

HuffingtonPost.com | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 01.19.2013 | Gay Voices

“Howard Stern Show” producer Gary Dell’Abate unveiled “The Arches Of Hope,” an interactive art installation and social media campaign to rai...

The Legacy of Dr. King and Our Struggle to End AIDS

Paul Kawata | Posted 03.20.2013 | Impact
Paul Kawata

As our nation celebrates the legacy of Dr. King and the second inauguration of President Obama, NMAC stands ready to fight for the vision of equality and justice that both of these men embody.

How GMHC's Savor Dinner Nourishes People Living With HIV and AIDS

Wilson Rodriguez | Posted 03.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Wilson Rodriguez

Isolation. Stigma. Shame. Words I would have not connected to cooking until I came to work at GMHC 10 years ago. Our clients deserve the best and I purchase the best quality of food I can get.

A Gay Kenyan's Gang Rape (Part 1): The Blessing

Nick Mwaluko | Posted 03.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Nick Mwaluko

On the morning of Dec. 11, 2007, Anthony Adero decided to leave his hometown forever and head to the capital, because he wanted to kiss a man for the first time in his life.

Honey Boo Boo's 'Uncle Poodle': I'm HIV Positive

Posted 01.16.2013 | Gay Voices

Honey Boo Boo's beloved "Uncle Poodle" has revealed he's HIV positive. Uncle Poodle -- whose real name is Lee Thompson -- tells Atlanta's Fenuxe m...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Has AIDS Met Its Match?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.18.2013 | Science

Researchers may have discovered a way to protect against the transmission of HIV--a worldwide epidemic that now infects about 35 million people. No...

Hundreds May Have Been Exposed To HIV, Hepatitis At VA Hospital

AP | CAROLYN THOMPSON | Posted 03.15.2013 | Healthy Living

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Federal authorities warned against the infection risks of using insulin pens on more than one patient, and officials on Monday a...

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions For People Living With HIV

Jeff Berry | Posted 03.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Jeff Berry

You may think that people with HIV are no different from anyone else, and you're right, for the most part. But if you are living with HIV, here are a few ideas for resolutions you may want to think about for the coming year, in no particular order.

'Snake In The Grass' Sentenced For Infecting Woman With HIV

Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

A Texas man who had unprotected sex multiple times with a woman, despite knowing that he carried HIV, received a 15-year prison sentence for infecting...

Don't Be Angry At Spencer Cox; Be Angry At The Stigma That Pushes Gay Men Into Drugs And Unsafe Sex

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 02.27.2013 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

It's high time for gay America finally to end the silence and speak out boldly about the plague of crystal meth addiction and abuse in our community that contributed to Spencer Cox's death -- and continues to destroy the lives of so many others.

Crowdfunding an HIV Vaccine: Insane or Genius?

Zachary Barnett | Posted 02.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Zachary Barnett

What could other nontraditional approaches do for our ability to fight AIDS? What will the next great leap forward be, and how can we make sure it gets tested ASAP?

HIV-Positive, Unapologetic And Fabulous

Tyler Curry | Posted 02.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

Don't get me wrong: As I begin to drag this conversation out of the closet and take it with me to hang out with the boys, I plan on doing so with a healthy amount of self-tanner, copious doses of sarcasm and a shot of tequila every now and then.

LOOK: Sexy Santas Drop Trou In The Castro For A Good Cause

Posted 12.17.2012 | Gay Voices

Santa Claus -- hundreds of him, in fact -- came to San Francisco's Castro District in a Speedo. The neighborhood's annual "Santa Skivvies Run" was...

The Legacy and Love of Aloisea Inyumba

Francine LeFrak | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Francine LeFrak

When I was in Rwanda last, I asked a five-year-old girl what she would like to be when she grows up. She enthusiastically responded, "President!" The response was so surprising, and a true testament to the type of country Rwanda has become.

There's No Shame In PrEP

Alex Garner | Posted 02.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Alex Garner

You have to ask yourself if you are truly committed to combatting stigma. If you aren't, if you want to wield stigma as a weapon to impose your point of view, then you are part of the problem. To stigmatize PrEP or the people who take it will only lead to more HIV infections.

A Generation Free of AIDS?

ZP Heller | Posted 01.31.2013 | Impact
ZP Heller

In particular, HIV/AIDS continues to have a disproportionate impact on women and children. HIV/AIDS is said to be the chief cause of death for women of reproductive age worldwide.

It's World AIDS Day... Does Anyone Care?

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 01.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

As we observe World AIDS Day, I find it perplexing that few seem willing to embrace or even mention the epidemic that so greatly affected and altered the LGBT community. What is it about that era that frightens us so?

HIV-Positive? This World AIDS Day, Come Out And Start A Conversation

Mondo Guerra | Posted 01.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Mondo Guerra

When I went on Project Runway, I didn't really plan on getting into the subject of my HIV status. But when I revealed my HIV status, a weight was lifted off my shoulders. It turned out to be one of the most important conversations I had ever had. It changed my life.

We Must Act Now To Achieve An AIDS-Free Generation

David Furnish | Posted 01.31.2013 | Gay Voices
David Furnish

Each of us can do something right now to help end the epidemic. Get tested, and urge your doctor to adopt HIV testing as a standard of care. Encourage others, especially young people, to get tested, too. Speak out for comprehensive sexual health programming in your schools.

Fighting Social Stigma Is Key To Ending HIV/AIDS

Chad Griffin | Posted 01.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Chad Griffin

Social stigma, whether it be homophobia in the world at large or HIV-related stigma within the gay community, limits our ability to tackle HIV/AIDS at all levels. This holds particularly true for LGBT Americans. Too often the LGBT community itself has reinforced AIDS-related stigma.

World AIDS Day: 25 Years of Progress

Dr. Mphu Keneiloe Ramatlapeng | Posted 12.01.2012 | Impact
Dr. Mphu Keneiloe Ramatlapeng

The progress made since those early days in Lesotho -- both here and around the world -- is worth celebrating on this 25th World AIDS Day. This day is a time of hope for the HIV community.

World AIDS Day 2012: A Roadmap for Ending HIV/AIDS

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

This World AIDS Day is a celebration of the achievements that have been made and the acceleration of progress in recent years, providing proof that ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic is not only feasible but achievable.

Ending HIV in the United States: The Ultimate Challenge

Scott W. Royal, Ph.D. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Scott W. Royal, Ph.D.

The stigma associated with HIV is only partially to blame. More problematic is the difficulty of reaching the most vulnerable members of the U.S. population who are living with HIV but unaware of their status: racial and ethnic minorities, the poor and disenfranchised, and people who are homeless.

World AIDS Day: Mobile Messaging Limits Mother-to-Child Transmission

Dr. Mitchell Besser | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Dr. Mitchell Besser

For pregnant women around the world, a healthy pregnancy thrives first on information. From what to eat, to what are normal signs of pregnancy, to how a baby grows and develops inside the womb - these messages, the knowledge they impart to an expectant mother, the confidence they bring to her, and the actions that result lead to a safe pregnancy and a healthy mother and baby.