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The Day I Told Oprah About Overcoming the Shame of Being HIV-Positive

Malcolm 'MJ' Harris | Posted 10.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Malcolm 'MJ' Harris

Loved ones kept encouraging me to be more open about my status as a path to healing my shame, but the thought literally petrified me. Would people judge me? Would my status distract them from the accomplishments I had made?

Die Another Day: Finding Common Ground in PrEP

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. | Posted 09.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.

Had I been given the option when I was HIV-negative, I don't know for sure that I would have chosen PrEP. My decision would have depended on key factors (as it does now for those who have the choice). That said, I would have wanted the chance to have a choice. That much I do know.

Come Out Against Stigma, Live Out Proud

Paul Kawata | Posted 09.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Paul Kawata

Come out against the stigma facing everyone who is LGBT and living with HIV.

For Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 9/27: Becoming Men of Memory and Hope

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

For this Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, let's remind ourselves of all we have lost in the thirty-three years of the epidemic. But let's also remember all we've gained, how we've grown as individuals and a community, and why we have so much to live for.

Only One Person Has Been Cured Of HIV, And Now A New Study Could Explain Why

Posted 09.25.2014 | Healthy Living

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer Published: 09/25/2014 02:03 PM EDT on LiveScience To this date, only one person is thought to have been cured o...

Laughing Until the End: Inside Joan's Last Act

Charlie Ferrusi | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlie Ferrusi

I wish I had known Joan Rivers. Something about her always intrigued me. At 22 years old, I sit here writing this on a quiet plane back to New York, laughing hysterically to myself.

Living With HIV: New Horizons

Greg Louganis | Posted 09.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Greg Louganis

A friend from the 50-something "group" and I discussed the challenges facing the population of long-term HIV/AIDS survivors. I find that this generation of people living with HIV is a big issue, what with housing and living expenses on top of insurance and medical maintenance.

Building Momentum for Sexual and Reproductive Health in the Post-2015 Dialogue

Ward Cates | Posted 09.18.2014 | Impact
Ward Cates

Sexual and reproductive health, which includes access to family planning and HIV prevention and treatment, is increasingly being linked to progress across all areas of development.

My Child Has HIV And You Don't Know It

Scary Mommy | Posted 09.17.2014 | Parents
Scary Mommy

My HIV-positive child has legal protections that mean we don't have to tell you --schools, camps, parents, or anyone except doctors and dentists--about her HIV-positive status.

Criminalization of LGBT People and Those Living With HIV Threatens Global Progress Against AIDS

Kenneth H. Mayer, M.D. | Posted 09.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Kenneth H. Mayer, M.D.

A decade-long public health partnership between the U.S. and African countries should have clarified, by words, actions and example, that human rights are critical to success in stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS throughout the world, particularly in those countries hardest hit by the epidemic. Any new public health partnerships must make this a priority.

Amazon, Twitter and Instagram Will Click4Life to Fight AIDS, Will You?

Carolin Silbernagi | Posted 08.28.2014 | Impact
Carolin Silbernagi

Last year, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) signed off on a program that would change the way we use the Internet forever.

Great News On Trans Health

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.17.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with bloggers Liz Margolies and Scout, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stor...

Time After Time: Long-Term Survivors of HIV

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. | Posted 08.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr.

By any measure, Julie Lewis certainly qualifies as a long-term survivor of HIV. Marking 30 years of living with the virus is an achievement for anyone. However, as the mother of Ryan Lewis, one half of the Grammy Award-winning hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Julie realized she could mark the occasion with a lot of fanfare, enough to be able to give back.

Black Gay Men, Advocacy, Memory and the South

Charles Stephens | Posted 08.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Charles Stephens

One can look historically, without resorting to nostalgia. As black people and certainly as black gay men we should know as well as anyone that history is more horror than romance. Anyway, nostalgia in American culture, more often than not, is a function of the privileged.

Online Foreplay and Bringing Sexy Back

Brandon Andrew Robinson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Brandon Andrew Robinson

Online foreplay is a conversation that allows individuals to mutually share their fantasies and sexual wants. Users can erotically turn each other on while trying to express their desires and sexual practices. This online foreplay becomes a way to negotiate one's sex life.

AIDS 2014: A Week of Heartbreak, Hope, and Renewed Commitment

Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D. | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Amb. Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

A number of critical gaps remain. For one, as the UNAIDS Gap report highlights, an estimated 19 million of the 35 million people living with HIV/AIDS globally do not know their HIV-positive status.

Finally Some Good News For LGBT Ugandans

Posted 08.10.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices, in a partnership with bloggers Liz Margolies and Scout, brings you a round up of some of the biggest LGBT wellness stor...

Why My First Gay Games Is a Homecoming

Nathan M. Schaefer | Posted 08.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Nathan M. Schaefer

The games being held in Ohio is a personal symbol of progress. Here is this huge event that takes years to plan that is proudly being hosted in the place where I grew up (a very different message from the one I received when the state changed the constitution to ban same-sex marriage).

Going Beyond 'Band-Aid' Care

Leana Wen, M.D. | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Leana Wen, M.D.

An MRI here, a prescription there -- these are Band-Aids, not lasting solutions. Our communities need innovative approaches to pressing issues like homelessness, drug addiction, obesity, and lack of mental health services. To help the patient, we must also address the health of the community.

Why Are Rates Of HIV Skyrocketing For Young Gay And Bi Men?

Posted 07.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live will take a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories from the past week. Check back every F...

Anna Almendrala

Don't Get Too Excited About The 'HIV-Killing' Condom Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.21.2014 | Healthy Living

A groundbreaking new condom that uses an antiviral gel as added protection against HIV, herpes and HPV may soon hit the shelves in Australia. But some...

On the "A" w/Souleo: An Unforgettable Surprise Birthday Celebration on Social Media

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 09.22.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

For Jennifer Hamilton it wasn't enough to be the only one wishing her husband a happy birthday. She decided to try and get the whole world to say it along with her.

A Year After Windsor, Let's Finish What We Started: The Fight to End HIV/AIDS

Roberta Kaplan | Posted 09.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Roberta Kaplan

despite so much progress in terms of the equality of gay people under the law, we have not seem the same kind of improvement in connection with the very issue that provoked the most recent wave of the LGBT movement in the first place -- the fight against HIV and AIDS.

World Health Organization Recommends PrEP: Prevention or Perpetuating Stereotypes?

Jaga N.A. Argentum | Posted 09.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Jaga N.A. Argentum

Anyone who engages in risky sexual behavior should take extra precautions, be it through PrEP or otherwise. While I'm certain that the WHO acknowledges this, their message nevertheless helps perpetuate the falsehood of HIV being a "gay disease."

Remembering My Friends Joep Lange and Jacqueline van Tongeren, Lost on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

Han Nefkens | Posted 09.20.2014 | World
Han Nefkens

Joep and Jacqueline are gone, but what they've left behind isn't just the long list of projects and activities they fostered. It's also the warmth and love that we, their friends and family, received from them, and that lives on in us. And that is an enormous consolation at this time of bewilderment and grief.