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International AIDS Conference: Using Tech And Social Networks To Fight AIDS

Kenneth H. Mayer, M.D. | Posted 07.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Kenneth H. Mayer, M.D.

The 21st International AIDS Conference that is taking place in Durban, South Africa, will showcase the numerous creative, innovative, effective ways in which HIV treatment and prevention are being expanded.

What Does Safe Sex Mean When Hooking Up?

Alex Garner | Posted 06.03.2016 | Queer Voices
Alex Garner

If the terms safe sex has lost all meaning it shouldn't be a cause for alarm. It should be seen as an opportunity to shift the conversation away from safety and responsibility and instead talk about pleasure and desire.

Drumbeats, HIV and Walking Toward the Light

Shannon Weber | Posted 04.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Shannon Weber

Whenever I consider hiding part myself, when I encounter my own shame or doubt, I am reminded of hugging Pete on the sidewalk outside the cafe and asking, "What would it be like to walk towards the light?"

The Fight in 2016 for Those with HIV/AIDS

Toni Newman | Posted 04.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Toni Newman

Maitri Compassionate Care in San Francisco is celebrating its 29th year of service to the underpriviledged with advanced AIDS. Maitri is the only AIDS...

Jamal Hailey: Being a Frontline Soldier in the War on HIV is Personal, Part One

Wyatt O'Brian Evans | Posted 03.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wyatt O'Brian Evans

Jamal Hailey has his own personal stake in the war on HIV he's helping to wage: two of his family members have succumbed to the virus.

HIV Loses. Love Wins. Again

Ace Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ace Robinson

We never discussed it directly, but it was clear that Michael was living with HIV. Even though I knew a couple of friends who were living with the virus, I really did not know anything about it except the basics that you learn in high school.

Investing in Community Health Workers Is Essential for Improving HIV Health Outcomes

Jane Wathome | Posted 12.18.2015 | Impact
Jane Wathome

On December 1st we celebrated World AIDS Day. This year the focus is on expanding access to HIV prevention, treatment, and care, and the potential to achieve sustainable epidemic control and end AIDS as a public health threat.

On World AIDS Day report on black community still grim

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

Dec. 1 was World AIDS Day! And international theme for 2015 is "Getting to zero; end Aids by 2030." The national theme for this year is "The time to...

This World AIDS Day, Let's Redefine What It Means to Be a Man

Gary Barker, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gary Barker, Ph.D.

Women's bodies have some genetic advantages over men's. But the vast majority of this life expectancy gap is related to how we are raised and what is expected of us as real men.

STDs Rising: NYC's Epidemic of Neglect

Matthew Ebert | Posted 08.21.2015 | New York
Matthew Ebert

In 2010, New York City's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) quietly cut the most important and effective tool we have to end the AIDS epidemic --namely, HIV testing.

Why Voicing Uneducated Opinions Has Lasting Consequences

Ben Nicoara | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ben Nicoara

A lack of formal gay sex health education has left behind a large population of people who are reckless and misinformed. We know they're making poor decisions because condom usage rates are dropping and HIV infection rates are skyrocketing.

Fathers, Let's Talk About Love, Respect And HIV

Femi Kuti | Posted 06.21.2016 | Impact
Femi Kuti

As fathers, it is our duty to explain even the most difficult issues to our children. This Father's Day, let's focus on HIV.

International Study Demonstrates Benefits of Early HIV Treatment

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. | Posted 05.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Anthony S. Fauci, M.D.

A large, randomized, international clinical trial provides important new evidence that starting antiretroviral therapy early in HIV-infected people leads to better health outcomes compared to deferring therapy until the immune system begins to decline.

Ebola: The Overlooked Sexually Transmitted Disease

Mardia Stone | Posted 05.23.2016 | World
Mardia Stone

It is documented that Ebola virus remains in the sperm and breast milk of survivors, for up to 90 days or longer, indicating that the virus is sexually and maternally transmitted. Aid agencies distribute condoms to men who recovered from Ebola, disregarding reported failures in adherence to "don't have sex for 3 months."

How Incentivizing People Is A Weapon In The Fight Against HIV

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.14.2015 | Impact

Young people will change their habits between the sheets, if it means a chance to win big bucks. New research by the World Bank is shedding light o...

Unzipped Episode 1: First Gay Experiences (VIDEO)

Tyler Curry | Posted 05.07.2016 | Queer Voices
Tyler Curry

Do you remember the first guy you ever had a crush on? Watch as nine gay men discuss their first experiences with love, sex and everything in between in Unzipped, a new web series by HIV Equal Online.

Is Our Indifference Making Us Sick?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Victor M. Feraru

Currently the NIH is exploring new approaches to getting more people tested, diagnosed early and put on treatment and into ongoing care. Many believe that getting early treatment is conducive to stopping HIV's spread.

Hopeful Horizons: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.10.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two years ago, The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Since we started, over 50 individuals and families have joined in, each giving $1 or more a day to support the grantees.

From a Statistic to a Story: How Mentoring Can Change the Way We Talk About Women in Africa

Deborah Dugan | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact
Deborah Dugan

Women have enormous potential to improve the economic future of Africa if they gain sustainable employment, and entrepreneurship offers a substantial opportunity for them to achieve greater economic stability.

Local Solutions: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.25.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two years ago, The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Since we started, 50 individuals and families have joined us, each giving $1 or more a day to support grantees in 55 countries. Here are the extraordinary people we supported this week.

Committing to the End of AIDS

Joel Goldman | Posted 04.11.2015 | Impact
Joel Goldman

The Board of UNAIDS, the coordinating body for global HIV policy and programming, gathered in Geneva in December to rally support for a remarkable goal: The end of AIDS as a global health threat by 2030.

The Significance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Debra Y. Fraser-Howze | Posted 04.09.2015 | Black Voices
Debra Y. Fraser-Howze

Now in its 15th year, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is meant to spark conversations within our community and promote education about the disease, but why? With observance days like National HIV Testing Day and World AIDS Day, why is it important to have a day dedicated to the Black population?

A Court Will Decide Whether Or Not Gay Sex Constitutes 'Intercourse'

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb 4 (Reuters) - The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments on Wednesday on the definition of...

On the Road to Ending HIV

Alice Ouedraogo | Posted 04.04.2015 | Impact
Alice Ouedraogo

The project was founded on the recognition that, in addition to traditional prevention strategies, such as condom use, the underlying causes of risky behavior need to be addressed. Additionally, there needs to be widened access to HIV services if the next generation is to be AIDS-free.

Living With HIV for 32 Years

Angela Pretto | Posted 03.01.2015 | Impact
Angela Pretto

I lived so many years of my life feeling like a victim. I've had a hard life, and have been through lots of difficult things, including being infected with HIV more than 30 years ago. I hated the world. I was scared of it and I didn't trust many people.