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Glennisha Morgan

Salt-N-Pepa Star Hits NYC For HIV/AIDS Awareness

HuffingtonPost.com | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 01.19.2013 | Gay Voices

“Howard Stern Show” producer Gary Dell’Abate unveiled “The Arches Of Hope,” an interactive art installation and social media campaign to rai...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Has AIDS Met Its Match?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.18.2013 | Science

Researchers may have discovered a way to protect against the transmission of HIV--a worldwide epidemic that now infects about 35 million people. No...

The Discrimination Virus: Are You Infected?

Tyler Curry | Posted 03.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

Discrimination is like a virus, infecting the masses before anyone knows what hit them. I was exposed to a new strain of the D virus just recently, after I wrote an piece called "HIV-Positive, Unapologetic and Fabulous."

The Face Of Honesty

Marten Weber | Posted 03.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

On a cold winter day in Manchester, England, I met Patrick Ettenes, an HIV activist and writer for Out Northwest. What really made me want to meet him was his statement on the phone that "HIV is the best thing that ever happened to me!"

Offering Care On The Battlefield Of The HIV/AIDS Epidemic: An Interview With Designer Michael Bastian

Marjorie Hill, Ph.D. | Posted 03.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Marjorie Hill, Ph.D.

Recently I sat down with designer Michael Bastian, who received this year's Style Vault Award from my organization, Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), for his generous support and for his exemplary talent in the fashion industry.

30 Days Of Holiday LGBT Giving: The Pride Center

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.29.2012 | Gay Voices

Note: This holiday season, in lieu of a traditional holiday gift guide, we'll be featuring a different LGBT organization each day for our "30 Days Of ...

Don't Be Angry At Spencer Cox; Be Angry At The Stigma That Pushes Gay Men Into Drugs And Unsafe Sex

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 02.27.2013 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

It's high time for gay America finally to end the silence and speak out boldly about the plague of crystal meth addiction and abuse in our community that contributed to Spencer Cox's death -- and continues to destroy the lives of so many others.

The Deep End: Aftermath of Coming Out of the Closet as HIV-Positive

Tyler Curry | Posted 02.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

As I stand outside of my second closet door, I realize that my fears of coming out positive stem from being scared not to love again consider myself the consummate clumsy romantic, and I admit that I was scared to lose that part of myself.

Here I Am: Reflections on the Year That Was and What Will Be for the Global Fund

Lucy Chesire | Posted 02.20.2013 | Impact
Lucy Chesire

If 2011 was the year of realizing changes were needed and 2012 was the year those changes were made, 2013 is the critical year of getting funds to put those changes into action.

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...

HIV-Positive, Unapologetic And Fabulous

Tyler Curry | Posted 02.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

Don't get me wrong: As I begin to drag this conversation out of the closet and take it with me to hang out with the boys, I plan on doing so with a healthy amount of self-tanner, copious doses of sarcasm and a shot of tequila every now and then.

Sparking Difficult Conversations As We Move Toward An AIDS-Free Generation

Janet Weinberg | Posted 02.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Janet Weinberg

We have the tools to curb the HIV/AIDS epidemic, but we continue to stumble in addressing the social and structural determinants that drive new infections. Only by confronting homophobia, racism, sexism and other social inequalities will we be able to fully implement our toolbox.

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...

My First HIV Test

JR Tungol | Posted 02.09.2013 | Gay Voices
JR Tungol

Before I left Chicago, I promised my friend that I would get tested once I got to New York. He said I shouldn't wait any longer. His insistence touched me, though I did wait three more months. My neurotic mind needed all that time to review every sexual encounter I'd ever had.

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.

A Hard Act to Follow

Hlubi Mboya | Posted 02.05.2013 | Impact
Hlubi Mboya

I'm proud to say I spent some of the best years of my life being someone else. For ten years, I played Nandipha Sithole, an HIV-positive character on Isindingo, one of South Africa's most loved television dramas.

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...

We Must Act Now To Achieve An AIDS-Free Generation

David Furnish | Posted 01.31.2013 | Gay Voices
David Furnish

Each of us can do something right now to help end the epidemic. Get tested, and urge your doctor to adopt HIV testing as a standard of care. Encourage others, especially young people, to get tested, too. Speak out for comprehensive sexual health programming in your schools.

Fighting Social Stigma Is Key To Ending HIV/AIDS

Chad Griffin | Posted 01.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Chad Griffin

Social stigma, whether it be homophobia in the world at large or HIV-related stigma within the gay community, limits our ability to tackle HIV/AIDS at all levels. This holds particularly true for LGBT Americans. Too often the LGBT community itself has reinforced AIDS-related stigma.

World AIDS Day: 25 Years of Progress

Dr. Mphu Keneiloe Ramatlapeng | Posted 12.01.2012 | Impact
Dr. Mphu Keneiloe Ramatlapeng

The progress made since those early days in Lesotho -- both here and around the world -- is worth celebrating on this 25th World AIDS Day. This day is a time of hope for the HIV community.

Ending HIV in the United States: The Ultimate Challenge

Scott W. Royal, Ph.D. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Scott W. Royal, Ph.D.

The stigma associated with HIV is only partially to blame. More problematic is the difficulty of reaching the most vulnerable members of the U.S. population who are living with HIV but unaware of their status: racial and ethnic minorities, the poor and disenfranchised, and people who are homeless.

World AIDS Day 2012: PEPFAR's Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

We cannot do it alone, but together we can make an AIDS-free generation a reality. The blueprint is driven by five key principles that are the foundation of PEPFAR's work with partner countries.

Surveillance Shows Improvements In HIV Prevention Awareness In Chicago

Bechara Choucair, M.D. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Bechara Choucair, M.D.

Our report demonstrates that since 2008, Chicago men who have sex with men (MSM) are testing for HIV more frequently, have greater knowledge of their own HIV status and have greater access to HIV antiretroviral therapies. Results are particularly strong and promising for young black MSM.

Be There for Each Other

Will Neville-Rehbehn | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Will Neville-Rehbehn

More than two decades after the HIV/AIDS crisis began, the Millennial generation has its own stories to tell about what the disease has meant to them.