In the larger scale, the newly FDA-approved home HIV test will prove to be a worthy foot soldier in the battle against AIDS. But as in any war using a novel weapon, there will be individual tragedies along the way that will question its ethical utility.
Black people bear the brunt of this epidemic. We are 13% of the population, but about half of the estimated 1.2 million Americans living with HIV/AIDS, nearly half of new HIV cases, and half of annual AIDS-related deaths in this country are Black.
To honor my late family, I have opted to speak out on AIDS. Change begins with me. I am on a personal campaign to encourage women to get tested and to replace ignorance with knowledge; shame with liberty.
As Pride celebrations across the country reach full swing, we invite you to take a moment for some campy fun. Make and share an avatar at Many Shades of Gay. It's simple and easy, and your efforts will help us change the way we think about HIV testing in our community.
Preventing new HIV infections among children is not only the right thing to do, but also a smart investment -- stretching each dollar we invest to save as many lives as we can, both today and tomorrow. This is a hopeful moment in global health.
For many years, my friend and colleague Don E. Messer has challenged the Church to break the conspiracy of silence about the global AIDS crisis. As we approach the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., I am particularly grateful
Today's children, even in the rural reaches of Haiti, are well versed in HIV prevention and the use of condoms. In a society of women relatively unafraid to assert themselves but plagued by unfaithful husbands, how useful is this education?
The proposed Medicaid changes will be a signal this administration is retreating in the fight AIDS. For the thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS in Illinois who rely on Medicaid, let's hope Gov. Quinn reconsiders.
What is the greatest gift we can give a mother this Mother's Day? There are many answers, but one is a healthy life for her and her child. This Mother's Day, let's sharpen our resolve to ensure mothers everywhere have children who are born HIV-free.
When we claim the power of our heritage, behave like people who know our own resilience and strength because we have had to exercise it simply to survive, nothing in the world can pull us back down into anyone's crab bucket.
Pornography is a major source of sexual information on the "mechanics" of sex, especially anal intercourse. Although it appears to negatively affect some young men's body image, porn also seems to play a role in setting behavioral expectations.
Our hope is that the correct actions are taken so that in a few decades, we do not look back and wonder why the tools that we have today were not utilized. There is no viable excuse for knowing now what we already know and still not doing the right thing.
At the end of the night, everyone was more educated about the cause, and felt inspired to stay involved with the fight against pediatric AIDS. Involvement of this magnitude proves that this community cares.
My participation in the Dance Marathon at UCLA was life-changing. In a room full of American students my age, I was able to see that regardless of where we come from, we are all passionate about saving lives.
This is not the first time Russia has attempted to censor civil society voices for public health. At the UN General Assembly talk on HIV last March the Russian delegation tried to stop a Ukrainian drug user from speaking about HIV prevention.
Now is the time for governments rich and poor, donors, providers, researchers, and advocates to find new resources -- and make smarter use of them -- to begin to end the most deadly epidemic of our time.