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Hiv Prevention

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.

Would You Post Your HIV Status Online? Why I Publicly Tested Myself for HIV

Verneda White | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Verneda White

Only time will tell to what extent the use of in-home HIV testing will become widely practiced, but for today if you are focused, read, prepared, and use support, in-home HIV testing is a great way to take knowing your status (literally) into your own hands.

Geographic Technology Helps Put Ethiopia on Map of Global Health Success

David J. Olson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Impact
David J. Olson

In just six years, DKT Ethiopia has transformed its system for tracking contraceptive sales from pins and pencils to computers and satellites and, in the process, helped create a family planning and HIV prevention success story in the Horn of Africa.

Coming Out Of The HIV/AIDS Closet

Gary Nelson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Gary Nelson

Without PWA (people with AIDS) participating in all levels of HIV/AIDS awareness, education, research and support programs, there is no passion and therefore no motivation to move forward. Even if you work behind the scenes, it makes a difference.

How I Joined The Movement For Global Health Equity

Lauren Smith | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Lauren Smith

While I'd been studying the health care system with a powerful research lens, it wasn't until I heard my father's voice break as he described his ongoing battle with this broken system that I truly understood the purpose of my work.

Fighting HIV the MTV Way

Georgia Arnold | Posted 06.18.2013 | Impact
Georgia Arnold

One thousand days might seem like a lifetime for your typical MTV viewer, living their life from day to day, but it's really not much more than the blink of an eye in the long and exacting struggle against HIV/AIDS.

Bravery Tapes: Garifuna Courage in the Face of HIV

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
Jens Erik Gould

In the Garifuna communities of Honduras, it's an act of courage to admit to being HIV positive. With a grant from the Pulitzer Center, photographer David Rochkind and I interviewed people who overcame fear and discrimination to go public with their diagnosis and help educate others.

Taking the Fight Against HIV, TB and Malaria in Zimbabwe to the Next Level

Henry Madzorera | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
Henry Madzorera

The Global Fund's replenishment this year is another important chance to gather resources to advance the work we are doing in Zimbabwe and the work that many others are doing around the world.

3 Things to Know About PrEP for HIV

Renato Barucco | Posted 06.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Renato Barucco

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is a fantastic opportunity -- as resource in the ever growing tool box of HIV prevention.

Can I Have a Redo On My HIV Test Please?

David Duran | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices
David Duran

Killing the shame and stigma surrounding HIV is the first step to getting everyone tested and on medication to then ultimately have the majority of infected individuals at undetectable levels.

AIDS Meds Are No Match For The HIV In My Mind

Andrew Miller | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Andrew Miller

Even when my weekends had begun with North Fork Riesling and hydroponic hash and ended with cheap beer and speedballs, I kept the sex barrier-inclusive. The irony that I was being "safe" while on enough drugs to kill me was lost on me; that's how ingrained my fear of HIV was.

What Male Circumcision Taught Us About the Future of Funding for Global Health

Karl Hofmann | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Karl Hofmann

The story of male circumcision in Southern and Eastern Africa illustrates the power of private investments, and their ability to unlock the funding that is needed to bring existing health solutions to the hardest to reach areas of the developing world.

Safe Breast Milk: Closing in on the 'Last Mile' of HIV Prevention for Infants

Pierre M. Barker, M.D. | Posted 05.21.2013 | Impact
Pierre M. Barker, M.D.

There is great hope that we can finally stop infants from getting infected with HIV by their mothers. But first, countries with high rates of HIV infection must work out how to deliver reliable health programs to protect babies form their mothers' infected breast milk.

Why Some Guys Don't Wear Condoms

Marten Weber | Posted 05.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

I spoke to 40 gay men in seven countries, either online or in person. All of them made it clear in their online profiles that they eschew the use of protection. None of them is HIV-positive. Here is the list of reasons why they don't use condoms.

The Face of AIDS Today

Derek Brocklehurst | Posted 05.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Derek Brocklehurst

Though I have remained HIV negative, the virus is, and continues to be, a part of who I am. I'm a registered nurse working in clinical trials in hopes of finding a cure for HIV. Yes, I said the "C" word. It's controversial and politically charged, but that's how revolutions begin.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Cookie Johnson: 'You Can Live A Normal Life With HIV'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 03.09.2013 | Black Voices

In just another ten years, Cookie Johnson's life as an HIV-awareness advocate would have outpaced, her humble upbringing in Detroit, her stint as a de...

Listening to Women's Voices on HIV Prevention

Mitchell Warren | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

Women and girls have been at the center of the HIV prevention research agenda for more than a decade. Women account for half of new HIV infections worldwide, in part because there are too few prevention options that they can control.

Renewing a Global Commitment: Zero Tolerance to Gender-Based Violence

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 05.07.2013 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

As the heads of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), we are firmly committed to advancing gender equality and responding to the unique health needs of women and girls.

HIV, Infants, Science and Sequestration

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

The sequestration's full effects are not all clear, but it will severely impede scientific progress across the country, along with various public health programs.

Dr. Sonjia: A Multicultural Dr. Ruth for the 21st Century

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 05.05.2013 | Miami
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Dr. Sonjia Kenya considers herself a multicultural Dr. Ruth for the 21st Century. She is a certified sexologist and serves as sex columnist for the South Florida Sun Post. She recently authored the book Sex In South Beach.

From Survivor to South Africa to Fight HIV

Nicole Delma | Posted 05.05.2013 | Impact
Nicole Delma

Ten years ago, I had the amazing opportunity to compete on Survivor: Pearl Islands. I've learned through the Survivor community and the subsequent opportunities to give back to charity that doing good feels good -- and getting others involved feels even better.

The Global Search for Education: Girls

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.05.2013 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"My argument in favor of educating girls is more practical. We should do it because it is an incredibly powerful tool for ending global poverty."

WATCH: Is Unprotected Sex Becoming The Norm Amongst Gay Men?

Posted 02.27.2013 | Gay Voices

With the rising trend of "barebacking" re-entering the gay community, many are asking if there is a correlation between unprotected sex and an increas...

He Is a Straight Man... and He Is a Bottom

Renato Barucco | Posted 04.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

They exist. Many gay men might refuse to believe it. Many straight women might refuse to even think about it. But they exist.

I'm HIV-Negative

Mark Adnum | Posted 04.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Adnum

If HIV-negative men were more assertive about their status, they could take on a fairer share of responsibility in regard to HIV prevention. HIV-positive men have their own status to manage. It's not their responsibility to manage yours too, but it seems that they're expected to do so.