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D.C. Rolls Out New HIV Test That Could Increase Chance of Cure

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
John-Manuel Andriote

To be functionally cured means that after a few years of treatment, someone could theoretically stop their medication. Although HIV would still be found in the DNA of their cells, it would not reproduce, circulate in the blood and bodily fluids, and destroy the immune system.

Report: Many Poor Heterosexuals In U.S. Cities At Risk For HIV Infection

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2013 | Black Voices

* 2.3 percent of those tested were infected * Nearly half of those infected had never been tested March 14 (Reuters) - S...

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...

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.

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.

Confessions Of An HIV-Positive Total Bottom

Nicholas Snow | Posted 04.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Nicholas Snow

I don't support marriage equality simply for other people. I want to walk down the aisle one day. But in the community in which I live, Palm Springs, Calif., I find that there is an immense shortage of single, available, poz-friendly, sober-friendly total tops.

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?

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.

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!"

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...

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.

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...

HIV/AIDS and the Latino Community

Vanessa Gonzalez-Plumhoff | Posted 02.02.2013 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Gonzalez-Plumhoff

There is no reason why any small town boy or girl should feel that HIV/AIDS is a world away. It's not, and I don't want them to wait to find out just how close it really is until it's too late.

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...

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.

Cascade Helps Keep People Coming Back for HIV Treatment

Ward Cates | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Ward Cates

Last year, we celebrated 30 years of progress in the fight against AIDS. This year, let's celebrate World AIDS Day by looking forward. We've challenged ourselves by setting an ambitious goal of an AIDS-free generation. Let's examine where we are on our way to that goal.

Public Health Triumph: US Preventive Task Force Recommendations Lift Critical Barriers to Routine HIV Screening

Dr. Amy Nunn | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Nunn

The new USPSTF score of an "A" for HIV testing means that there is now broad public health consensus that HIV screening should now be as routine as blood pressure screening for Americans.

Routine HIV Screening Backed By Influential U.S. Health Panel

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, Nov 19 (Reuters) - An influential U.S. panel has called for routine HIV screening for all Americans age...

WATCH: Magic Johnson: New HIV Home Test 'A Game Changer'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 10.16.2012 | Black Voices

With a portfolio of business ventures that now includes a stake in the Los Angeles Dodgers and the new cable network Aspire, Earvin Magic Johnson's la...

Coming Out For A Second Time

David Duran | Posted 11.19.2012 | Gay Voices
David Duran

I am not ashamed of my HIV-positive status, and I don't hide the fact that I have HIV, but I have never taken the time to write my personal viewpoint, mostly due to fear: fear of the response from the ignorant, or from people who are just hateful.

WATCH: Are People Afraid Of Dating Someone Who Is HIV Positive?

Posted 09.19.2012 | Gay Voices

HIV and AIDS have historically had a negative stigma attached to them, and when it comes to dating individuals who are HIV positive, there are still t...

Dating And Fear In The Age Of HIV: 'I'd Like To Sleep With You -- And I'm HIV-Positive'

Carl Sandler | Posted 11.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

The dearth of proud, openly positive gay people online in most cities is a lost opportunity for all of us. More open disclosure can lead toward better, more informed, and safer sex. It would also go far toward removing some of the shame we have toward the disease.