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Aids Generation

Bridging the Gay Generation Gap

Charlie Ferrusi | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlie Ferrusi

Together we must open our minds, bridge the intergenerational gap, and for God's sake, please put down the finger.

Does Treatment As Prevention Care for the HIV-positive?

Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.P.H. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.P.H.

I would like to think that those advocating treatment as prevention ultimately have the health of HIV-positive individuals in mind first and foremost. But my immersion into the UK system this last month has led me to wonder about the motivation that underlies this approach.

Surviving a Death Sentence

Adrian Brooks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Adrian Brooks

We went in for our test results together. It was May 1985. Still, after three years of reluctant monogamy enforced by the dread of a sex-borne plague stalking San Francisco, I feared for my lover of seven years. Christopher was younger and had been far wilder.

The HIV Generation Gap

Tyler Curry | Posted 11.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

Just like in any battle, some of the long-term survivors of HIV can sometimes hold a bit of resentment toward those who avoided the worst part of the fight. And this sentiment is quite understandable. The early days of HIV are comparable to very few other epidemics in modern history.

The Amazing Advocates of the 2013 U.S. Conference on AIDS (VIDEO)

Mark S. King | Posted 11.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark S. King

In my vlog recap you'll meet a lot of people addressing HIV stigma in various ways. You're also going to meet advocates of the celebrity variety (for example, Mondo Guerra of Project Runway), as well as those doing the work on the ground in communities large and small.

HIV and Aging: A Time for Celebration?

Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.P.H. | Posted 11.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.P.H.

On Sept. 18 the United States government observes National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. On such an occasion one is left to ponder whether the aging of the HIV-positive population is a cause for celebration. Is this day intended to be a celebration?

Is This My Beautiful Life?

Peter Staley | Posted 07.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Peter Staley

Many of us AIDS-generation survivors in some way have unprocessed grief, or guilt, or an overwhelming sense of abandonment from a gay community that turned its back on us and increasingly stigmatizes us, all in an attempt to pretend that AIDS isn't its problem anymore.

The First AIDS Generation: Grappling With Why We're Alive And What It Means

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

All of us who were in the trenches of the AIDS war are today dealing with the grief and the survivor guilt. Many are grappling with deeper scars and something akin to post-traumatic stress. But unlike for veterans of other wars, there isn't any built-in support system for us.

In The Days Before 'Test And Treat'

Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.P.H. | Posted 06.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.P.H.

In my upcoming book, The AIDS Generation, I share the life stories of 15 remarkable gay men who bravely navigated the pioneering days of the AIDS epidemic, a time when many of us had very limited understandings of the disease and few viable options for fighting the virus.

HIV and the Power of Escape

Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.P.H. | Posted 05.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.P.H.

For the men of the AIDS Generation when death was an inevitability, sex and substances provided an escape, not only from the realities of AIDS, but also from the stigma and discrimination experienced by so many of us growing up as gay men.