When I received word that Gov. Snyder signed the ban on health care coverage for domestic partners I choked. At this point, it is impossible not to recognize the terrible insults that the LGBT community faces in Michigan.
On World AIDS Day -- and truly every day -- it's important to remember that our most powerful weapon in the fight against HIV/AIDS is -- and has always been -- our voice. So talk to someone you love or care for today about HIV.
As we worry about how to protect our children, we seem to lose track of the fact that they grow up to be sexually engaged youth. For eight years, we did not offer any options except abstinence-only sex education in the public schools.
It's important that we examine our own combination prevention strategy, because what's effective in sub-Saharan Africa will not necessarily be effective in the U.S. There are four things we can do right now to create our own AIDS-free generation.
There are those who will say these goals can't be achieved -- that we'll never see and end to AIDS. But we know that these goals are achievable. With the right political leadership we will, by 2015, see the beginning of the end of AIDS.
As a global community, we must redouble our efforts to increase access to care, education, and psycho-social support for those suffering from HIV/AIDS while research is underway to identify new prevention and treatment options.
When people are healthy, they can be productive. They work, earn an income, and buy products -- they build their economy. It's simple and logical, but to grow economies, the basic building block of health is necessary.
While STIs cross all racial lines, African Americans are disproportionately at risk for such common infections as chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and syphilis. African-American women must take the first step to protect our health: Talk about sex.
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.