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

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.29.2014 | 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...

World Health Organization Recommends PrEP: Prevention or Perpetuating Stereotypes?

Jaga N.A. Argentum | Posted 07.21.2014 | 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."

AIDS-Free Generation Will Not Be Achieved Without More Investment in Harm Reduction

David J. Olson | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
David J. Olson

In 2010, the United Nations announced that an AIDS-free generation was achievable if we focused on the most disadvantaged communities.

Anti-PrEP Scare Tactics

Peter Staley | Posted 07.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Peter Staley

Anti-PrEP hysteria is hitting new lows, with attempts to frighten early adopters of Truvada PrEP, the pill that is highly effective at blocking HIV infections.

Global Health Needs More Strange Bedfellows, Unorthodox Partnerships

David J. Olson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
David J. Olson

t used to be that a donor would sit down with the ministry of health to work out the design and implementation of a new global health initiative, with no significant input or involvement of other stakeholders. Those days, thankfully, are long gone.

Should All Gay and Bisexual Men Take PrEP?

Jason Cianciotto | Posted 07.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Cianciotto

Did the World Health Organization (WHO) really declare that all gay men should take Pre-exposure Prophylaxis? With my social media feeds showing multiple articles with similar titles in such a short timeframe, I knew this was an issue that called for a response from GMHC.

Mapping the HIV Epidemic to Improve Prevention and Care

Patrick Sullivan | Posted 07.10.2014 | Impact
Patrick Sullivan

Today, more Americans are aware of their HIV status than ever before, however one in six Americans with HIV do not know that they are HIV-positive. HIV testing saves lives.

Integrating Health Care Systems To Save Lives

Dr. Chewe Luo | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Dr. Chewe Luo

Healthy women and healthy babies build healthy communities. We all know this. But we also know that many of the systems in place to keep women and children healthy are fragmented and don't adequately address the needs of those they are built to serve.

It's Time to Harness the Power of the Pulpit

Dr. Amy Nunn | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Nunn

By enlisting each and every clergy member in candid conversations about the epidemic, we can harness the power of the pulpit to mobilize the African-American community around HIV/AIDS.

AIDS Killed My Mother's Generation, But My Children Can Be AIDS-Free

Martha Cameron | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Martha Cameron

In 2003, I learned I was HIV-positive on a return visit to Zambia. In that moment I felt entirely hopeless as my mother had just recently passed away, too. I had the support of my family and those that I worked with, but no guarantee for my future. Would I, too, be part of the lost generation in Zambia?

Fingers to Ashes: The Millennial Disconnect with HIV

Tyler Curry | Posted 06.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

While the level of danger has waned over the past three decades, the threat of HIV still remains. Unlike the generations first affected by the virus, the millennial age is now armed a wealth of information and a variety of prevention tools to change the course of HIV for good.

Truvada and the Case for Condom Use

Renato Barucco | Posted 06.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

Here we go again: to PrEP or not to PrEP?

An Update From Uganda

Nourish International | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact
Nourish International

This post was written by Nourish International student interns from Penn State University and Duke University, currently working with Community Concer...

The Neverending Epidemic: And How We Can End It

Jim Eigo | Posted 06.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Jim Eigo

With the recent release of its Clinical Guidelines for PrEP, and a new campaign to encourage at-risk populations to talk about sex, CDC might be poised for a more activist role in HIV prevention.

Controversial HIV Prevention Drug Is 'A Good Thing,' Says Longtime AIDS Activist

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.27.2014 | Gay Voices

Longtime AIDS activist Robert Levithan revealed his thoughts on controversial HIV prevention drug Truvada in an interview with HuffPost Live this week...

How's Your (Sexual) Health

Dana Van Gorder | Posted 07.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Van Gorder

Sexual health is about much more than avoiding the possible negative consequences that can come from sex; it is about overall well-being, about caring for ourselves and others.

Where's My Hammer? Did You See My Blusher?

Matthew Rose | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices
Matthew Rose

It's been five years since I began my journey into the field of HIV prevention advocacy. And since the beginning, the metaphor of a "toolbox" or "makeup bag" for HIV prevention has stuck with me.

BB and Me: Close Calls

Matthew Terrell | Posted 07.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

I remember how skinny Charlie was when he took off his clothes to hop into Randy's hot tub. He'd clearly lost weight while he was sick, and his developing man-muscles were much more defined now. His small frame, with its taught skin and toned muscles, both alarmed me and titillated me.

Talking About Hepatitis B and HIV: Working to End the Stigma

Jeffrey Caballero | Posted 07.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Caballero

Co-authored by Isha Weerasinghe, AAPCHO hepatitis B policy fellow Have you ever felt like you could be in someone else's shoes? That's what Mei felt ...

HIV Can End

Matthew Terrell | Posted 07.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Terrell

Despite the tantalizing headlines about this or that new possible cure, I do not believe that HIV will be solved by the magic wand of science.

Porn Producer Speaks Out On How PrEP HIV Prevention Pills Could Affect The Industry

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has officially encouraged the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medications as a method of HIV pre...

New CDC PrEP Guidelines Could Transform HIV Prevention

Sean Cahill, Ph.D. | Posted 07.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Sean Cahill, Ph.D.

The new CDC guidelines build on a review of the data from several studies in recent years that showed that HIV-uninfected individuals who take specific antiretroviral medications -- a practice known as pre-exposure chemoprophylaxis (aka "PrEP") -- could significantly lower their risk of becoming infected.

Health Officials Encourage Use Of Pill For HIV Prevention

Reuters | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living

CHICAGO, May 14 (Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Wednesday issued new recommendations urging healthcare workers to consider offering an HIV prev...

My 10 Years of Living With HIV in Nigeria

Adebisi Alimi | Posted 07.13.2014 | Impact
Adebisi Alimi

On that morning in May, I had just arrived at the conference when friends asked if I had ever been tested for HIV.

Selling Circumcision for HIV Prevention at the Epicenter of the Global Epidemic

Charles Ebikeme | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Charles Ebikeme

For Zimbabwe's most famous poet and musician, Albert Nyathi, poetry has always come first, but now he acts as a local champion of voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), hoping to inspire the men of his country -- both sons and fathers alike -- to undergo the procedure.