Jack Mackenroth is at it again! After a successful record breaking online campaign to raise money for Housing Works during their annual Braking AIDS Ride from Boston to New York City, he is keeping true to what he knows works best...selfies.
The queer saints gather to break bread together, to keep Sabbath, to pray, to watch and witness, to hope, believing in the Beloved Community of unconditional grace that we have not yet seen in fullness -- only in a glass darkly in our queer koinonia. This is true love for God, without self-interest, with nothing left to gain.
The 25th anniversary of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 was a fitting occasion to mark the progress that has been made towards ending this disease globally and to identify the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
Our nation and our science have come a long way since HIV/AIDS began mysteriously claiming lives in the United States. Unfortunately, many of our laws haven't kept up.
As we redouble our commitment to eradicate AIDS on the occasion of World Aids Day last week, perhaps the global health community will also step up to the Alzheimer's crisis.
World AIDS Day, at the beginning of every December, is a reminder for Christians across the world who mark this same time as Advent -- when we await a child who will save us. This year, and every year, we must be the people of faith who save the children all across the world.
It is entirely possible -- but not inevitable -- that this generation will be the last to suffer from the disease. The only variable is whether there is the will to make it happen.
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.
In the United States and Europe, people living with AIDS received treatment to keep them alive, but there was a widely held view that treatment was too expensive and too difficult to be provided successfully in the developing world.
The truth is that in many ways, here at home, we've ended 1985's meaning of "AIDS as we knew it." It's not an unspoken word -- nor is it an automatic death sentence. And since PEPFAR, we're on the road to do the same globally. But now we have to end the era of AIDS -- period.
Everyone has a role to play in ending this epidemic. So how can you take responsibility for helping us get to an AIDS-free generation? Get an HIV test. Encourage a friend to get tested. Talk to your kids about safe sex. Reach out to a friend who's infected and tell them you care.
Since July 2012, the Here I Am Campaign has been receiving stories from communities around the world, whose lives have been greatly impacted by the Gl...
The African proverb "it takes a village" is often used to describe how the upbringing of a child is the responsibility of the extended family -- a communal effort. And as there is nothing more precious than the life of a child, it's beyond justification that every day 700 babies are needlessly born with HIV. Over the past 32 years, AIDS has killed more than 35 million people, many of them children. So when it comes to looking at what it will take to win the fight to end AIDS, the saying "it takes a village" has never had more meaning.
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.
We've come so far since the days of unnecessary dying, even without yours truly as a doctor. We don't need to fear diseases like HIV, malaria or TB as death sentences anymore, but challenges we have the power to overcome.
At the 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, my grandmother, Elizabeth Taylor, gave some simple and on-point sexual advice: "Straight sex, gay sex, bisexual sex: use a condom -- whoever you are." Since her death, I've been striving to continue the fight against HIV/AIDS.