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Aids Epidemic

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.

Addressing Disparities, Promoting Health Equity and Ending HIV/AIDS

Jeffrey Levi | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Levi

We've come a long way in the battle against HIV/AIDS. However, we must remain vigilant: We cannot ignore the startling statistics of new HIV infections of gay and bisexual men, especially among black and Hispanic men.

Keith Haring Work Gets VIP Sale

AP | Posted 03.30.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Sotheby's is holding an exhibition in New York of 32 artworks by the late pop artist Keith Haring. Most of the art is available for privat...

How The Internet Has Truly Changed Activisim

Kate Otto | Posted 05.27.2012 | Impact
Kate Otto

There are many ways in which our digitized world has allowed us to raise awareness like never before, but ACT UP's legacy reminds me that the Internet can give us the easy way out sometimes.

Grannies Revisit Motherhood Because Of Uganda's HIV Epidemic

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri | Posted 05.08.2012 | Impact
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

In 2008 we began to help our students' caretakers, their elderly grandmothers. What began as a handful of guardians has blossomed into a program assisting over 6,200 grannies who are self-organized into 91 groups in three districts.

Book Blames Colonialism For Birth Of AIDS In Africa

Posted 04.30.2012 | Black Voices

It sounds like a scene out of the 1995 film "Outbreak," but authors Craig Timberg and Daniel Halperin are touting some real-life evidence that pinpoin...

Testing For HIV Together: The New Gay Relationship Milestone?

AP | By CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 01.19.2012 | Gay Voices

CHICAGO -- Newly dating and slightly anxious, two men bared their arms for blood tests and pondered the possibility that one of them, or both, could b...

WATCH: Local 'Rent' Production Promotes 'Vulgarity,' Critics Say

Posted 02.25.2012 | Arts

"I can't repeat some of the things people say on camera." Says George Green, Executive Artistic Director of the Lake City Playhouse in Idaho when aske...

'Test and Treat:' What Newt Should Have Said on AIDS

Michael Weinstein | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Michael Weinstein

The status quo is unacceptable. The most direct path to ending this epidemic is the "Test and Treat" approach: increase testing to find those with HIV, link them to care, and get them on treatment.

End Mother to Child Transmission -- Together, We Can Make a Difference

Gisele Bundchen | Posted 03.18.2012 | Impact
Gisele Bundchen

Today, more than 1,000 babies are born with HIV every day in the developing world. As a mother, this statistic really breaks my heart, especially when as many as 98% of these cases could be prevented.

World AIDS Day, 9/11 and Miss Fire Island

John Polly | Posted 01.31.2012 | Gay Voices
John Polly

Suddenly we jumped from Miss Fire Island 1983 to Miss Fire Island 1998. Um, what? At first, I was like, "Are all those queens from the '80s and '90s really so busy they can't be here?" Then I got it: the missing queens weren't missing. They were gone.

What You need To Know About World AIDS Day 2011

Rehema Trimiew | Posted 11.30.2011 | World

AIDS is still a global epidemic, however we have not given up hope that we can eradicate it. This year, the movement to end HIV/AIDS continues on Worl...

WATCH: New HIV/AIDS Documentary Series Takes Poignant New Look At The Epidemic

Posted 11.25.2011 | Gay Voices

The HIV/AIDS epidemic gets a hard-hitting overview in a poignant new documentary series. Debuting Nov. 25, "30 Years From Here" uses personal acco...

AIDS Epidemic Is Stabilizing, Though Many Remain Untreated: UN

AP | By MARIA CHENG | Posted 11.21.2011 | Healthy Living

LONDON -- The AIDS epidemic is leveling off and the number of people newly infected with the virus that causes it has remained unchanged since 2007, t...

The Beginning of the End of AIDS?

Deborah Dugan | Posted 11.30.2011 | Impact
Deborah Dugan

Every generation is known for something. Will this be the one to deliver an AIDS Free Generation in 2015? It can be.

President Obama, Will You Heed Archbishop Tutu's Call to Action?

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 11.29.2011 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Are we confident that U.S. leadership on HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis will acknowledge the evidence about what is possible and rise to this challenge? Will President Obama heed Archbishop Tutu's call to action and do his part to end AIDS?

Whatever Happened To The AIDS Vaccine?

Mitchell Warren | Posted 11.29.2011 | Healthy Living
Mitchell Warren

We don't yet have a blueprint for an effective vaccine to roll-out. But, as presented this week in Bangkok ... the science of an AIDS vaccine is vibrant and vital.