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Aids Epidemic

AIDS in Africa and Black America

Kwei Quartey | Posted 12.13.2012 | World
Kwei Quartey

Thirty years ago, the CDC reported the first cases of HIV/AIDS in the U.S. Initially thought to be a disease of gay white men, AIDS is now a global epidemic. Thirty-three million people worldwide were living with AIDS in 2010, with sub-Saharan Africa bearing the brunt.

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.

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 ...

The Living Room

Marjorie Hill, Ph.D. | Posted 10.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Marjorie Hill, Ph.D.

On Saturday, August 11, we reflect on the first meeting of Gay Men's Health Crisis' six founders in a living room. We think of the horrors they experienced, the courage they summoned as new activists and their historic legacy.

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.

From The Sports Desk: Chasing An End To AIDS

David Ernesto Munar | Posted 09.25.2012 | Chicago
David Ernesto Munar

Conquering AIDS is now not unlike conquering a marathon -- it's a long road, no doubt, but with dedication, perseverance and sheer muscle (the political and fiscal kind) it's imminently doable.

Seeing the End of AIDS Takes More Than Just Hope

Georgia Arnold | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Georgia Arnold

Is there truly the political will, the communal will, and the global funding to really change the course of this epidemic to get to where we need to be? While HIV is still not curable, it is treatable and certainly preventable.

Turning the Tide Together: How the Local Church Helps Fight the Aids Epidemic

Don Golden | Posted 07.24.2012 | Impact
Don Golden

In the past the Church has unfortunately missed many opportunities to reach out in compassion to those living with HIV/AIDS. But now that is changing; the Church is accepting and loving them and using their local organizational influence to make a difference.

Battle of the Glam Rock Fairies 2012: Jobriath A.D. vs. Adam Lambert

Tomas Mournian | Posted 07.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Tomas Mournian

Caught by the military police, Campbell spent six months in a military psych hospital, suffered a nervous breakdown and began writing the songs that lead to his later reemergence as "Jobriath."

Fighting AIDS on Fire Island

Denise Roberts Hurlin | Posted 09.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Denise Roberts Hurlin

I'm the first to admit I'm not your typical Fire Island Pines visitor. I go to the legendary gay enclave as founding director of Dancers Responding to AIDS. But even more, I go because my heart still breaks when I learn of friends who have recently tested positive for HIV.

The Worsening and Under-noticed AIDS Epidemic in Black America (WATCH)

SnagFilms | Posted 09.15.2012 | Black Voices
SnagFilms

While such support is a necessary and honorable, the SnagFIlms documentary Out of Control: The AIDS Epidemic in Black America shows us how AIDS continues to be a deeply damaging disease in the United States, and more specifically, in the Black Community.

March To Keep The Promise On AIDS

Richard Giannone | Posted 09.15.2012 | Religion
Richard Giannone

After three long decades that changed AIDS from a gay to universal disease, the entire country should join LGBT people join at the Washington Monument to reassert our commitment to AIDS prevention, treatment and, above all, cure.

WATCH: Is The End Of AIDS In Sight?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.13.2012 | Black Voices

In the time it takes to read this article, someone in the United States will contract HIV and, according to recent statistics, there's a 50 percent ch...

Researchers Show Newfound Optimism On AIDS

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 07.07.2012 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- An AIDS-free generation: It seems an audacious goal, considering how the HIV epidemic still is raging around the world. Yet more than 2...

National HIV Testing Day: 9 Reasons Not To Skip It (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 06.26.2012 | Black Voices

On the eve of National HIV Testing Day 2012, the stakes are exceptionally high for African-American men and women. Since last year's efforts by th...

Friday Friends: I Feel Pride

Christopher Caen | Posted 08.22.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

It's Pride Weekend here in the 49-acre woods, and everyone's dance card is filling up faster than a Marina District bar at happy hour, and yes that goes for me too.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Beyond Voguing: 'Paris Is Burning' Ball Scene Offers New Insight In 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.20.2012 | Black Voices

"A house? Let's see if we can put it down sharply. They're family," Dorian Corey says, 25 minutes into the iconic 1990 film "Paris Is Burning." "This ...

Zambia: Only I Remain

Chinemu | Posted 08.19.2012 | Impact
Chinemu

To honor my late family, I have opted to speak out on AIDS. Change begins with me. I am on a personal campaign to encourage women to get tested and to replace ignorance with knowledge; shame with liberty.

WATCH: Powerful New AIDS Documentary Is The First Of Its Kind

Sarah Medina | Posted 06.14.2012 | San Francisco

A powerful new documentary chronicles the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco, which plagued the city's flourishing gay community in the early...

'We Were Here': Remembering the AIDS Epidemic of the 1980s

David Weissman | Posted 08.13.2012 | Gay Voices
David Weissman

We Were Here has taken me on an incredible journey of rediscovery -- of forgotten details of terrible suffering, of moments of extraordinary generosity, but, mostly, of a kind of bewilderment that this whole nightmare actually happened.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

What You May Not Know About The Fight Against AIDS

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 05.22.2012 | Black Voices

It's been a big month in the fight against HIV and AIDS. On May 10, a panel of federal advisers gave a thumbs up to the first drug shown to prevent HI...

Make Every Day Mother's Day

Michel Sidibé | Posted 07.09.2012 | Impact
Michel Sidibé

There are three simple things we can all do to ensure babies everywhere can be born free from HIV. Together we can go from 390,000 children becoming infected with HIV each year to zero.

Giving Power to Couples to End the AIDS Epidemic

Michel Sidibé | Posted 07.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Michel Sidibé

For the AIDS response, couples' testing and counselling should be one more turning point to expand options to strengthen the impact of HIV prevention and treatment.

A Mother's Day Tribute For Women In Need

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri | Posted 07.02.2012 | Religion
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

Happy Mother's Day to every mother on this planet. We acknowledge your sacrifice, your hardships and your undying love. We only hope that we can give back a fraction of what you have given to us.