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Truvada Whores?

David Duran | Posted 01.12.2013 | Gay Voices
David Duran

The FDA has approved Truvada, an HIV treatment medication, to be taken by uninfected people to protect against HIV. For men who engage in unsafe sex with other men, is this just an excuse to continue to be irresponsible?

WATCH: How Effective Is The New 'Miracle Drug' At Preventing HIV?

Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Truvada, a new drug which is said to "knock out the HIV virus before it can establish itself in the body" and is reportedly able to provide a roughly ...

A Pill To Prevent HIV

Carl Sandler | Posted 01.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

I asked a young friend if he had heard of Truvada, the drug recently approved by the FDA for use as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, against HIV. It's a pill to prevent HIV transmission. Like most people I know, he hadn't ever heard about PrEP. Sadly, I'm not surprised.

LOOK: Amazing Photo Series Captures 'A Day With HIV'

Posted 10.24.2012 | Gay Voices

On Sept. 21, more than 170 people from around the world took photographs which, presented together, tell the collective story of the trials and triump...

Robin Smalley: Turning Personal Loss Into Global Gain

Harriet Cabelly | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
Harriet Cabelly

"What a gift I was given -- to find the passion of my life at 48 years old when I'd had a successful career."

Prevention and Protection: The True Value of Condoms

Justin Hernandez | Posted 12.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Justin Hernandez

Yes, medications and treatments are available for HIV/AIDS, but the emotional and financial price hardly seems worth it when free condoms can be found at testing sites and bars all around the country.

David France's How to Survive a Plague Reveals How 6 Million Lived Through the AIDS Epidemic

Justine Browning | Posted 11.27.2012 | Gay Voices
 Justine Browning

The archival-based documentary directed by renowned journalist David France manages to be moving, disquieting and gratifying all at once.

Achieving Results for Every Woman and Every Child

Michel Sidibé | Posted 11.24.2012 | Impact
Michel Sidibé

The past two years have been significant for women's and children's health for many reasons. The unprecedented global momentum towards saving the lives of 16 million women and children is among the most remarkable.

Coming Out For A Second Time

David Duran | Posted 11.19.2012 | Gay Voices
David Duran

I am not ashamed of my HIV-positive status, and I don't hide the fact that I have HIV, but I have never taken the time to write my personal viewpoint, mostly due to fear: fear of the response from the ignorant, or from people who are just hateful.

Save for Health

Vivian Glyck | Posted 11.12.2012 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

Joining a Save for Health insurance cooperative is a great opportunity for the Kyevunze community. At least 70 households, about 450 individuals, must be interested and become members of a cooperative for the cooperative to be created and sustained.

Dating And Fear In The Age Of HIV: 'I'd Like To Sleep With You -- And I'm HIV-Positive'

Carl Sandler | Posted 11.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

The dearth of proud, openly positive gay people online in most cities is a lost opportunity for all of us. More open disclosure can lead toward better, more informed, and safer sex. It would also go far toward removing some of the shame we have toward the disease.

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: HIV-Positive Deportations

Marten Weber | Posted 11.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

You think that's fiction? Think again. This happens every day on this planet. According to UNAIDS, there are still 49 countries (50 if you include Taiwan) that impose restrictions on the entry, stay, and residence of people living with HIV based on their HIV status.

Change Your Behavior or Perish?

Leila Chambers | Posted 09.06.2012 | Impact
Leila Chambers

I hope the needs and feelings of vulnerable children with limited resources become a priority in prevention dialogue. While an emphasis can remain on stopping the transmission of HIV, let's also tell them medication has come a long way.

Moving Towards an AIDS-Free Generation

Vincent Guilamo-Ramos | Posted 11.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Vincent Guilamo-Ramos

The Obama administration's National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States specifically calls for a focus on the "groups and communities where the most cases of new infections are occurring." These groups are disadvantaged, ethnic minorities.

A Watershed Moment for Chicago's Gay Community

David Ernesto Munar | Posted 10.30.2012 | Chicago
David Ernesto Munar

We, the LGBT community and our allies, will not stand for this anymore. Throngs of us will descend on Soldier Field on Sept. 30, lift our voices and walk our miles to save the lives of our brothers and sisters.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Can This Video Game Help Curb HIV Rates Among Minority Teens?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 08.15.2012 | Black Voices

Despite reports last month that sexually risky behaviors are on the decline among African-American teens, researchers like Kimberly Hieftje, a member ...

HIV/AIDS: It's Not Just What You Do, It's Where You Live

Dr. Amy Nunn | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Nunn

A mounting body of scientific evidence shows that where you live, your race and your socioeconomic status -- not just behaviors -- strongly correlate with HIV infection.

HIV/AIDS in 2012: Is the End of the Epidemic in Sight?

Steve Davis | Posted 09.26.2012 | Impact
Steve Davis

The issues we face today, as a global community, have evolved, yet the epidemic remains fearsome for the millions of people living with HIV/AIDS around the world.

"Gay Day" at the International AIDS Conference (AIDS2012)

Mark S. King | Posted 09.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Mark S. King

Since less than 5 percent of the programming for AIDS 2012 is targeting to MSMs (Men who have Sex with Men), a special one-day pre-conference is held the day AIDS 2012 convenes to address the needs and issues of this population.

What a Difference a Decade Makes

Michel Sidibé | Posted 09.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Michel Sidibé

For the first time in many years, a new message is on the lips of the people on the frontlines -- together, we will end AIDS.

We Can End AIDS Redux

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 09.23.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Attending the opening session of the 19th International AIDS Conference was worth it. For two reasons (not including Sharon Stone). First, I got to hear what was said, and then more importantly, I got to hear what wasn't.

Partnerships and Industry Dedication Continue in the Global Fight Against AIDS

John J. Castellani | Posted 09.23.2012 | Impact
John J. Castellani

The determination to research and develop medicines to fight HIV/AIDS has contributed greatly to the steady decrease in AIDS-related deaths worldwide, from the peak of 2.1 million in 2004 to an estimated 1.8 million in 2009.

Sexually Risky Behavior On The Decline Among Black Teens

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2012 | Black Voices

(Adds details on CDC statistics) By Salimah Ebrahim WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) - Efforts to reduce risky sexual beha...

AIDS 2012: Measuring Progress by Lives Saved

Grant Colfax, MD | Posted 09.18.2012 | Impact
Grant Colfax, MD

As we remember the lives lost to this disease and commit to the vision of an AIDS-free generation, it's worth reflecting on how U.S. leadership and investments to combat HIV/AIDS are saving lives and turning the tide against the disease.

The Shocking Reality of HIV/AIDS Today and the Need for Renewed Commitment to Research and Funding

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 09.18.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

While many of us think the epidemic of HIV/AIDS has greatly diminished and is no longer the death sentence that it once was, certain communities and groups of people are suffering beyond belief.