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Hiv Awareness

Using Sex to Sell HIV Prevention

Tyler Curry | Posted 08.27.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

The idea is that using healthy, sexual images in HIV messaging will dilute the fear of contracting the virus and further increase the risk of infection for my peers and the younger gay men on the up and up. On its face, this argument makes sense. But make no mistake: It is completely and fundamentally flawed.

My Status Is Not A Secret

Posted 04.02.2014 | Gay Voices

A compelling new campaign launched today that seeks to bring visibility to and humanize the experiences of those living with HIV. Called "My Status...

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...

Why I Blog About HIV

Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 09.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D.

My intention in blogging here is to present another way of looking at reducing HIV infections, given that all data indicate that current approaches are not working. I have very strong opinions based on my experiences, and I trust and hope that you will have some too.

HIV-Positive and Clean as a Whistle

Tyler Curry | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

Coming out as an HIV-positive man was just the bath that I needed. Immediately, I felt cleansed of the shaming and prejudice that may or may not reside behind the smiles of the friends and strangers around me.

Is Unprotected Sex the New Normal?

Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D.

Just because more and more gay men are having unprotected (bareback) sex doesn't make it right! It just shows a lack of education and awareness of risk.

HIV: Gay Again

Jim Eigo | Posted 08.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Jim Eigo

On Dec. 19, 2012, the CDC released a report, "Estimated HIV Incidence in the United States, 2007-2010." To gay readers who'd lived through the AIDS epidemic, the document presented a landscape eerily like the early plague years, when AIDS was a gay disease.

'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.

Share (RED), Save Lives: Help End Mother-To-Child Transmission Of HIV Now

Anu Gupta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Anu Gupta

Johnson & Johnson is partnering with (RED) to raise awareness of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and to unlock up to $100,000 for the Global Fund To Fight AIDS. Each like, tweet or pin of this infographic gets us $1 closer to keeping HIV-positive mothers alive and helping to ensure that their children are born healthy and HIV-free.

Where The Hell Is Our Community?

Michael J. Kaplan | Posted 06.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael J. Kaplan

It feels like talking about HIV/AIDS has been set aside because it requires conversations about more difficult topics, like sex, drugs and poverty. We've de-sexed "gay" to win political wars about marriage and, as a result, abandoned confronting an STI that is devastating our community.

INFOGRAPHIC: HIV in Black America: A Visual Breakdown

Posted 03.20.2013 | Black Voices

The good news: HIV rates among black women are down. The bad news: New infection rates among black men continue to rise. And with African Americans ac...

#RealTalk About HIV/AIDS In The Black Community

Posted 02.08.2013 | Black Voices

It's only been two months since the first ever at-home HIV testing kit hit pharmacy shelves. And while it was designed with the stigma around HIV and ...

Rise Up To HIV: There's No Shame About Being HIV-Positive (PHOTOS)

Kevin Maloney | Posted 03.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Kevin Maloney

Are you currently facing stigma? Well, know this: You matter, your life matters, and you are filled with purpose! You are no less of a person because you have HIV. Your dreams are not infected. Don't let HIV take away your power; instead, become empowered and rise up to HIV!

'Avenue Q' And Logo TV Team Up For HIV Awareness PSA Campaign

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2013 | Gay Voices

The popular Tony Award-winning Broadway show "Avenue Q" and Logo TV are teaming up for a national public service announcement -- or "puppet service a...

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...

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...

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.

WATCH: Are People Afraid Of Dating Someone Who Is HIV Positive?

Posted 09.19.2012 | Gay Voices

HIV and AIDS have historically had a negative stigma attached to them, and when it comes to dating individuals who are HIV positive, there are still t...

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.

Real Talk: When Did We Stop Talking About HIV?

Rob Smith | Posted 09.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Rob Smith

When we avoid talking about the issue of HIV/AIDS, we push it back into the shadows. In those shadows is where HIV/AIDS does more damage than it can ever do to a community that is vigilant about addressing both the virus and their experiences surrounding it, regardless of HIV status.

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.

WATCH: Nicki Minaj And Ricky Martin Promote MAC Viva Glam

Posted 02.16.2012 | Latino Voices

Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin are teaming up to promote MAC Viva Glam and have just started a new campaign to bring HIV/AIDS awareness to Latin America...