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Hiv Epidemic

A Prescription for Ending the HIV Epidemic

Dr. Jonathan Mermin | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jonathan Mermin

Substantial progress has been made to expand HIV testing efforts and increase the percentage of Americans with HIV who are aware they're infected -- from 75 percent in 2003 to 84 percent in 2010 -- but simply knowing your status isn't enough.

A World Without AIDS? A Promising Approach Is Bringing Vietnam Closer

Ward Cates | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Ward Cates

For those of us who work in the field of HIV, words like "eradication" or "elimination" are not commonly used. Yet, new evidence and tools suggest that getting to zero might just be possible if we look at HIV through a fresh lens and focus our limited resources in strategic ways.

To Those Who Stood Against AIDS Apathy: Thank You

David Furnish | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
David Furnish

The government regulatory bodies were insisting on such a slow testing process that they were effectively condemning to death anybody who was diagnosed with HIV. As far as the authorities were concerned, the message was, "Go die quietly." They clearly hadn't met Larry Kramer.

The Dance of Policy and Practice: Changing India With the Global Fund

Sonal Mehta | Posted 04.02.2013 | Impact
Sonal Mehta

Real policy change typically requires evidence of potential impact. How does civil society in all its fragmentation create a body of data to demonstrate that a certain approach can work?

Who Are Our Angels In The Epidemic?

Janet Weinberg | Posted 02.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Janet Weinberg

On Saturday, Dec. 8, we bore witness to our "angels in America" -- our continuum of GMHC families. First stop: the Harlem Children's Zone, the location of the annual holiday party for families that GMHC works with who are living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Love in the Time of HIV

Susan Wile Schwarz | Posted 07.21.2012 | Impact
Susan Wile Schwarz

Today's children, even in the rural reaches of Haiti, are well versed in HIV prevention and the use of condoms. In a society of women relatively unafraid to assert themselves but plagued by unfaithful husbands, how useful is this education?

Opportunity Knocks Twice: New Tools Could Control the HIV Epidemic

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 09.02.2011 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

The American people have led the fight against global HIV for nearly a decade. Africans will know who we are as a people and what we stand for if we continue to stand with them.

HIV-Positive Chilean Mothers Claim To Be Forcibly Sterilized, Abused In Hospitals (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As nations around the world commemorate World AIDS Day, a group of HIV-positive women in Chile has come forward with more sobering news, claiming they...

How I Survived A Plague

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 07.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

I survived a plague. Acquaintances, friends, co-workers and lovers dead. A myriad of others infected. Who could have foreseen the years of public apathy and private sorrow? Somehow, though, I stand here today having survived the AIDS epidemic, and I still marvel at how.