iOS app Android app

Hivaids Prevention

Is Our Indifference Making Us Sick?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 04.17.2015 | Gay 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 03.17.2015 | 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 03.16.2015 | 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 04.06.2015 | Gay 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.

Boil the Water

Zeke Stokes | Posted 02.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Zeke Stokes

I grew up in an age in which contracting HIV was tantamount to a death sentence. Thankfully, that's no longer the case. But it's no longer the case so long as someone is tested, diagnosed, and receives a continuum of treatment. In the U.S., we are currently missing the mark by a mile.

Generations of HIV

Alex Garner | Posted 02.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Alex Garner

Each generation of gay men has the distinct experience of being uniquely impacted by HIV. One of the best-understood and often explored generational experiences of HIV is the early years -- a time when the disease violently and unexpectedly emerged in the community.

Heroes Among Us: Walking Every Day to Fight HIV

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

As we mark continued progress in reaching an AIDS-free generation, I want to introduce you to Guilhermina Marcos. She is among nearly 200 lay counselors, who go door-to- door, bringing HIV testing and counseling services to Mozambicans where they live.

These Amazing Individuals Have Dedicated Their Lives to the Fight Against AIDS

Erin Kelly | Posted 12.01.2014 | Gay Voices

There are some amazing people that dedicate their entire lives to preventing AIDS and HIV. But, on December 1st, World AIDS Day, everyone has an oppor...

On the Response to My OUT 100 Interview

Zachary Quinto | Posted 01.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Zachary Quinto

I am thrilled that the comments I made in my cover interview for OUT 100 have generated a spirited dialogue about HIV/AIDS -- and the advent of a whole new class of preventative life saving medication. I am less thrilled that they were almost entirely misconstrued. Perhaps I could have been more articulate -- but my comments were never meant to be incendiary or judgmental.

Stop Picking On Zachary Quinto

Peter Staley | Posted 01.13.2015 | Gay Voices
Peter Staley

Sure, there's some unhelpful finger-wagging here that won't win Quinto any brownie points with many young gay men, but can anyone deny that complacency is now a major driver of new HIV infections in this group? Quinto has learned his history, with evident respect, which puts him light-years ahead of most gay men his age.

Miley Cyrus' Risque Dress Stood Out, But Her $500,000 Donation To Fight AIDS Stole The Show

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.31.2014 | Impact

It wasn't just Miley Cyrus' daring dress that turned heads on Wednesday -- the 21-year-old's massive donation toward the fight against AIDS also got p...

Highways, HIV And Health Care In Uganda

Savannah Russo | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
Savannah Russo

The inconvenient truth is that highways that carry the materials and goods we all depend on also transport the high impact diseases that are decimating African communities and economies.

Positive News: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Since Jan. 1, 2013, The Pollination Project has been giving daily micro grants to emerging projects and inspiring people all over the world. Here are the extraordinary people and projects that our Daily Giving Community is honored to support this week.

Context and the Blue Pill of Prevention

Joseph Lunievicz | Posted 12.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Joseph Lunievicz

Stories offering a white, affluent, gay, male-centric perspective have hit the street running. The term 'Truvada whore' is already an early soundbite from mainstream media. But don't be fooled. The first voices may be the loudest, but they are not the most important.

San Francisco May Be First City To Give Out Free HIV-Prevention Pills

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living

The day after San Francisco supervisor Scott Wiener came “out of the PrEP closet” on The Huffington Post as a user of the revolutionary HIV-preven...

Don't Call It a Comeback: The Resurgence of HIV Among Young Gay Men

Tyler Curry | Posted 11.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

When same-sex marriage became the singular virtual focus of the gay community, HIV virus received the break it needed to stage a comeback among gay and bisexual youth who were too busy fighting in courtrooms to worry about the bedroom.

Pedro Zamora's Torch

Judd Winick | Posted 10.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Judd Winick

We were so heartened to hear that the National AIDS Memorial Grove had renamed their college-scholarship program the Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship. It is dedicated to continuing Pedro's legacy by supporting the academic efforts of emerging young leaders who share Pedro's passionate commitment to ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

African-American Sisters Aging With HIV and Co-Morbidities

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.30.2014 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

Imani* was 32 when she contracted HIV. Having watched many of her sister-friends die as a result of the virus, Imani did not expect to reach middle ag...

A Lesson in Health: Scaling Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

As a seventh-grade teacher at Kopong Primary School in Botswana, Mothusi Joseph Kgomo has many responsibilities. He teaches the children reading, math and science. And on a warm day in October, he became an example of how they can help protect themselves from HIV by undergoing a voluntary medical male circumcision.

Stigma and Discrimination Are Killing Gay Men -- News From the International AIDS Conference

Linda_Villarosa | Posted 09.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Linda_Villarosa

What is the effect of the new, repressive anti-LGBT laws around the world? "We have evidence to show that the law is killing people."