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Hiv Infections

Don't Call It a Comeback: The Resurgence of HIV Among Young Gay Men

Tyler Curry | Posted 11.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

When same-sex marriage became the singular virtual focus of the gay community, HIV virus received the break it needed to stage a comeback among gay and bisexual youth who were too busy fighting in courtrooms to worry about the bedroom.

LGBT Equality Reduces the Spread of HIV -- But It's Not Enough to End the Epidemic

Rebecca Haag | Posted 11.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Haag

In states with populations that are openly hostile to LGBT people and express that hostility by enacting bans against the rights of same-sex couples to marry, we see statistically significant increases in HIV diagnoses among gay and bisexual men.

The Alarm Has (Really) Sounded

Wyatt O'Brian Evans | Posted 10.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Wyatt O'Brian Evans

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is sounding the alarm even louder. The national public health institute warns that HIV rates -- which remain at epidemic proportions -- are continuing to rise steadily among men who have sex with men (MSM).

In the Dead Zone

Robert Julian | Posted 08.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Robert Julian

Still clutching my wad of soggy Kleenex, I sit in the overflow ward of the emergency room while Patrick's body is prepared for the coroner. I stare silently at the row of vacant beds until the social worker returns. "Have you given any thought to the possibility of organ or tissue donation?" he inquires.

Report: Many Poor Heterosexuals In U.S. Cities At Risk For HIV Infection

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2013 | Black Voices

* 2.3 percent of those tested were infected * Nearly half of those infected had never been tested March 14 (Reuters) - S...

Crowdfunding an HIV Vaccine: Insane or Genius?

Zachary Barnett | Posted 02.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Zachary Barnett

What could other nontraditional approaches do for our ability to fight AIDS? What will the next great leap forward be, and how can we make sure it gets tested ASAP?

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...

There's No Shame In PrEP

Alex Garner | Posted 02.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Alex Garner

You have to ask yourself if you are truly committed to combatting stigma. If you aren't, if you want to wield stigma as a weapon to impose your point of view, then you are part of the problem. To stigmatize PrEP or the people who take it will only lead to more HIV infections.

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...

Cascade Helps Keep People Coming Back for HIV Treatment

Ward Cates | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Ward Cates

Last year, we celebrated 30 years of progress in the fight against AIDS. This year, let's celebrate World AIDS Day by looking forward. We've challenged ourselves by setting an ambitious goal of an AIDS-free generation. Let's examine where we are on our way to that goal.

Out About HIV

Alex Garner | Posted 11.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Alex Garner

We can bring about the same kind of change for HIV. People living with HIV have no reason to be ashamed or embarrassed. HIV is a disease, and having it doesn't make us dirty, worthless or immoral. It simply means we have a virus.

Dating And Fear In The Age Of HIV: 'I'd Like To Sleep With You -- And I'm HIV-Positive'

Carl Sandler | Posted 11.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

The dearth of proud, openly positive gay people online in most cities is a lost opportunity for all of us. More open disclosure can lead toward better, more informed, and safer sex. It would also go far toward removing some of the shame we have toward the disease.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Can This Video Game Help Curb HIV Rates Among Minority Teens?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 08.15.2012 | Black Voices

Despite reports last month that sexually risky behaviors are on the decline among African-American teens, researchers like Kimberly Hieftje, a member ...

Sexually Risky Behavior On The Decline Among Black Teens

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2012 | Black Voices

(Adds details on CDC statistics) By Salimah Ebrahim WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) - Efforts to reduce risky sexual beha...

WATCH: Is The End Of AIDS In Sight?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.13.2012 | Black Voices

In the time it takes to read this article, someone in the United States will contract HIV and, according to recent statistics, there's a 50 percent ch...

National HIV Testing Day: 9 Reasons Not To Skip It (INFOGRAPHIC)

Posted 06.26.2012 | Black Voices

On the eve of National HIV Testing Day 2012, the stakes are exceptionally high for African-American men and women. Since last year's efforts by th...

Protecting Mothers and Children From HIV: A Call to Action

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 08.11.2012 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

Preventing new HIV infections among children is not only the right thing to do, but also a smart investment -- stretching each dollar we invest to save as many lives as we can, both today and tomorrow. This is a hopeful moment in global health.

Giving Mothers a Very Special Gift

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 07.12.2012 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

What is the greatest gift we can give a mother this Mother's Day? There are many answers, but one is a healthy life for her and her child. This Mother's Day, let's sharpen our resolve to ensure mothers everywhere have children who are born HIV-free.

Marking World AIDS Day

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 01.31.2012 | Black Voices
Rep. Barbara Lee

This year marks 30 years after the first discovery of AIDS cases in the United States. While we have come a long way, we have much more work to do. Our country's global leadership will never be more important than at this pivotal moment.

Stopping AIDS Together

Modesto Tico Valle | Posted 01.08.2012 | Chicago
Modesto Tico Valle

These next few years are the most critical yet in our long race to a cure for AIDS. The LGBT community and our allies must sound the alarm again, just as we did nearly 30 years ago.

New HIV Infections In U.S. Holding Steady

AP | STEPHANIE NANO | Posted 10.03.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — The number of Americans newly infected with the AIDS virus each year has been holding steady at about 50,000, according to a governme...

AIDS Summit at the UN: Not Enough Talk About Sex

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 08.13.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

World leaders gathered at the United Nations to mark the 30th anniversary of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Adrienne Germain and Alexandra Garita discuss the declaration and the controversies that arise whenever sex is a key part of an agenda.

New HIV Infections Drop Since 2001, UN Says

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 08.03.2011 | Healthy Living

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations AIDS agency on Friday urged increased funding for early treatment of people with HIV following a new interna...