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Hiv Prevention

Away With AIDS! Advancing Our Perceptions Parallel to Current HIV Science

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick | Posted 04.21.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick

Advancements in HIV treatment can eliminate the threat of dying from AIDS but the community psyche is trapped in the past. In 2013 no one has to develop or die of AIDS. Why aren't we getting this message?

Stepping Forward About HIV Status

Michael J. Kaplan | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Michael J. Kaplan

We need a National HIV Coming Out Day. A day where we face the reality that America is living with HIV, that our friends and family need to be tested, that those infected can live better through treatment, and that we can get to an AIDS-free generation.

Ask MISTER CARL: 'Can I Go To Jail For Not Disclosing My HIV Status?'

Carl Sandler | Posted 04.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

HIV disclosure laws vary from state to state, with Iowa having arguably the strictest. But let's face it: You're going to have sex again, no matter what lawmakers say. You're going to have to do an honest examination of your personal ethics as an HIV-positive individual.

The Promise Of Equality: Fighting HIV Among African Americans

Ernest Hopkins | Posted 04.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Ernest Hopkins

By increasing HIV status awareness among disproportionately affected African-Americans, we can take full advantage of our new biomedical understanding of the value of treatment as prevention. This approach improves health outcomes for the individual, and for the greater community.

In Brazil, Taking HIV Prevention to the Streets, and to Cyberspace

David J. Olson | Posted 03.27.2013 | Impact
David J. Olson

Brazil is considered a model in HIV prevention and, according to UNAIDS, HIV prevalence in Brazil dropped from 0.4 percent of the population 15-49 in 2001 to 0.33 percent in 2011 and is now stable.

Cara Santa Maria

COUNTDOWN: 5 Coolest Science Stories Of The Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 01.19.2013 | Science

From a gross spider video gone viral to a new study about violent video games, the week was full of interesting science news. I had a chance to count ...

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.