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Aids Awareness

Bono: Apple Is 'F*****g Annoyingly Quiet' About Fact It's Raised $75 Million To Fight AIDS

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact

Bono has a playfully antagonistic relationship with his friends at Apple. The tech giant has raised an incredible amount for AIDS research, but, i...

Sterling: What Has Magic Johnson Done? Answer: A Ton For AIDS Awareness And Charity

CNN | Posted 05.15.2014 | Impact

Perhaps the oddest part of Donald Sterling's interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper was the way he unloaded on Magic Johnson. It was the second time ...

LOOK: A Personal Fight Against HIV/AIDS Stigma, One Day -- And Photo -- At A Time

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.01.2013 | Gay Voices

Sept. 21 marked the annual celebration of "A Day With HIV," a day each year that seeks to combat the stigma of HIV/AIDS through a collective series of...

'HIV Does Not Define Who I Am' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 06.24.2013 | Teen

Like any typical middle schooler, Paige Rawl enjoyed playing soccer, participating in show choir and cheerleading. But after confiding in a friend abo...

How I Didn't Get AIDS

Andrew Miller | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Andrew Miller

Most of my young gay friends are uninterested in the history of my membership in ACT UP, but a few, like Jake, are curious, even insistent. I answer their questions and try to explain what it was like to be 25 in the East Village in 1989.

Happy Birthday, Keith Haring!

Posted 05.06.2013 | Arts

In honor of Keith Harings' 55th birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the late artist's life and work. Today i...

Miami's Epidemic: Those Who Fight Back vs. Those Who Do Not Care to Know?

Victor M. Feraru | Posted 06.26.2013 | Miami
Victor M. Feraru

Hot temperature, beautiful scenery and transit folks looking for fun set the scene for those who visit South Florida. The hope of hedonist-fused decadence draws tourists and transplants from all over the world. But sometimes risky behavior comes with a price.

LisaRaye: On Increasing AIDS awareness

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 04.06.2013 | Entertainment
Bryan Cain-Jackson

It seemed like just a short time ago that actress LisaRaye McCoy and I conversed about the success of Single Ladies, her focus on spirituality and her physical reinvention with her fitness challenge.

How to Survive the Plague

Ira Sachs | Posted 04.06.2013 | Arts
Ira Sachs

Watching How to Survive a Plague reminds me that we have a voice, that we are stronger together than alone, and that we can be heard, if we don't let others silence us. It is history-telling at its best and a movie I can't forget.

What HIV Looks Like: Andrea Johnson

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 12.20.2012 | Black Voices

In 2007, 53,200 new cases of HIV were reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), though that number would drop off by more than...

WATCH: What HIV Looks Like ... Through The Eyes Of A Teen

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 12.11.2012 | Black Voices

By some estimates, sexual health for minority teens is looking up. A survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in July reveale...

What HIV Looks Like: Benita Terrell

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 12.10.2012 | Black Voices

At some point in their life, one in 16 African-American men and one in 32 African-American women will receive a diagnosis of HIV. In 2000, Benita Terr...

When Unprotected Sex Is No Longer Negotiable: A Note for World AIDS Day

Verneda White | Posted 12.01.2012 | Impact
Verneda White

Each of us as women, teens, and girls must reach a point where we feel empowered from within to insist on using protection every time. Empowered to speak up, to start the conversation about using condoms or other methods, whereby engaging in unprotected sex is no longer negotiable.

What HIV Looks Like: Sabrina Heard

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 12.01.2012 | Black Voices

In its now 31-year history, HIV has never faced the kind of threats to its existence as it has in 2012. From groundbreaking antiretroviral drugs to an...

Be There for Each Other

Will Neville-Rehbehn | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Will Neville-Rehbehn

More than two decades after the HIV/AIDS crisis began, the Millennial generation has its own stories to tell about what the disease has meant to them.

Why CEOs Oppose HIV Travel Bans: They’re Bad for Business

Chip Bergh | Posted 01.28.2013 | Impact
Chip Bergh

More than 30 million people could be denied entry, detained or deported from 45 countries worldwide. They are neither terrorists, criminals nor drug dealers. The reason? They live with HIV.

Why National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Still Matters

Steve Wakefield | Posted 11.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Steve Wakefield

HIV negative Black Gay Health Advocate does not sound like a business title. If anything, it sounds like a statistical category and one that doesn't have a lot of individuals in it. And while it doesn't fit well on a business card, it is who and what I am.

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.

Open Wide -- HIV Testing in the Bedroom

Timothy Frasca | Posted 10.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Timothy Frasca

Asking a casual or an ongoing partner to take an HIV test right in the bedroom may sound shocking, and our participants' partners were often taken aback, to say the least. But for the most par, they understood the logic of the request.

Why We Should Listen to GOP Women

Carrie Tuhy | Posted 10.28.2012 | Women
Carrie Tuhy

Never have the times or recent events called more for the connecting voices of women and their community of problem-sharers and problem-solvers.

A Step Backward for AIDS Prevention

Megan McLemore | Posted 10.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Megan McLemore

2012-08-27-scblog.pngLast year, President Obama recognized the progress against the HIV epidemic, but it was dealt a serious blow in January, when Congress reinstated a ban on federal funding of syringe exchange programs.

What The 2012 International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference Means For Global Health

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

The fight against HIV/AIDS is by no means over, but we are at the tipping point where we can look back and see that something once unthinkable IS possible and within reach.

A Legal Remedy?

Shereen El Feki | Posted 09.23.2012 | World
Shereen El Feki

Diverse laws, across multiple legal systems, have one thing in common: by punishing those who have HIV, or the practices that may put them on the frontlines of infection, they only serve to drive people further away from disclosure, testing and treatment -- fuelling, not fighting, the global epidemic.

Reflections on a Pandemic: From Despair to Hope

Kenneth H. Mayer, M.D. | Posted 09.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Kenneth H. Mayer, M.D.

At the XIX International AIDS Conference coming up this week in Washington D.C., the main question will be this: Do we have the political will to finally make antiretroviral drugs available to all who need them?

Bridging the HIV "Viral Divide" With Friendship

Mark S. King | Posted 09.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Mark S. King

Much has been written by me about the "viral divide" between those who are HIV positive and those who are not. But not today. Today, the CDC has a new campaign with hopes of bridging this divide.