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What Makes Jesus Mad as Hell?

Rev. Mel White | Posted 08.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Rev. Mel White

With very few exceptions, clergy and lay leaders representing 2.5 billion Christians worldwide are still defending their tired old beliefs that homosexuality is a sickness and a sin, beliefs based on biblical misuse and scientific ignorance.

Gene Therapy Seems Safe, May Help Control HIV

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living

Scientists have modified genes in the blood cells of HIV patients to help them resist the AIDS virus, and say the treatment seems safe and promising. ...

Does Treatment As Prevention Care for the HIV-positive?

Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.P.H. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.P.H.

I would like to think that those advocating treatment as prevention ultimately have the health of HIV-positive individuals in mind first and foremost. But my immersion into the UK system this last month has led me to wonder about the motivation that underlies this approach.

Radioimmunotherapy Can Destroy HIV-Infected Cells, Study Shows

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

A type of treatment already used against cancer is also effective at killing HIV-infected cells, according to a new study in blood samples. Researc...

HIV/AIDS: NYC, Community Viral Load and Individual Responsibilities

Renato Barucco | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Renato Barucco

The entire city suffered physical, emotional, and financial damage. The epidemic will stop being a threat when every New Yorker will sustain a shared response to this communal and ongoing public health challenge.

Recovering Your Balance After the Doctor Breaks the News (And Your World Turns Upside Down)

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
John-Manuel Andriote

You and I can let ourselves be defined and weighed down by a medical diagnosis or any other of our lives' difficult experiences. We can keep our world flipped over if we choose to. Or we can choose to claim our power and live while we are alive.

As HIV Drugs Spread Hope, Africa's Health Systems Struggle

Jeffrey Misomali | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jeffrey Misomali

I walked slowly through a maze of queues into the clinician's small office stacked high with patients' files. It was 7:30am on a cold winter morning and the facility was crowded with people.

Keeping the End in Sight: Beyond Open Enrollment

Neil G. Giuliano | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
Neil G. Giuliano

There is no doubt that new health coverage plans and programs under the Affordable Care Act can improve the lives of millions. But let's be clear: This stage of implementation is just a step in the process toward the broader goals of improving health care access, engagement in care, and health outcomes for all.

WATCH: The Deadly Advice Of A Pastor To An HIV Patient

Posted 08.24.2013 | Religion

Dr. Tim Lahey was treating an HIV patient who seemed to be winning the battle against the disease -- he was taking medicine regularly and his immune s...

Access to HIV Treatment -- Raising the Bar

Michel Sidibé | Posted 09.07.2013 | Impact
Michel Sidibé

The path to zero -- zero new infections, zero discrimination, and zero AIDS-related deaths -- is clearer today than ever before. Universal access to antiretroviral therapy can help pave the way.

Treat HIV Early To Stop Spread, WHO Says

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living

LONDON -- Young children and certain other people with the AIDS virus should be started on medicines as soon as they are diagnosed, the World Health O...

Talking About HIV: Can We Get a Little Help From Visible Friends?

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick

As the moment of levity passed, his smile faded because I wanted to know why he'd chosen to use a fictional HBO character as a next of kin in an official health record. I knew his silence meant he was still struggling with his diagnosis and worse, he probably hadn't told anyone.

Is This The Key To Preventing Missed Doctor Visits Among HIV Patients?

Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living

For people living with HIV, strict adherence to appointments and medication regimens is vital to managing their condition and keeping it from progress...

HIV Patients Refused Medical Privacy by the University of California, in Spite of California Lawmaker Requests

Mike Spradley | Posted 08.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Mike Spradley

Alex and the other patients who took the time to speak with me said that they all requested to be called by their first name only, but that when they were called, their full names were used regardless of their expressed wishes.

30 Years in the Fight Against AIDS

Richard Besser, M.D. | Posted 07.30.2013 | Impact
Richard Besser, M.D.

On Friday, I have the honor of moderating an incredible panel discussion on the progress that has been made to understand AIDS, how that was accomplished, and what it will take to finally end the AIDS epidemic.

Historic Gains In the Fight Against HIV Are Within Reach and Within Budget

Tim Hallett | Posted 05.27.2013 | Impact
Tim Hallett

The scientific advances and the programs that have been developed over just the last few years now provide an historic opportunity to drive HIV to levels that we had previously not dared to hope for.

'Not Enough Money' Is No Excuse for Africa's HIV Treatment Gap

Nicci Stein | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Nicci Stein

Think about those who are living with HIV and cannot access the life-saving medications that are freely available in richer countries. This is surely what will happen more often if we don't keep our promise to get people living with HIV onto medications and keep them in treatment.

In The Days Before 'Test And Treat'

Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.P.H. | Posted 06.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.P.H.

In my upcoming book, The AIDS Generation, I share the life stories of 15 remarkable gay men who bravely navigated the pioneering days of the AIDS epidemic, a time when many of us had very limited understandings of the disease and few viable options for fighting the virus.

WATCH: A Hollywood Family Devastated By AIDS

OWN | Posted 04.03.2013 | OWN

In the early 1980s, "Starsky & Hutch" star Paul Michael Glaser and his wife Elizabeth were enjoying life as parents to two young children following th...

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.

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.

Scientists: Baby Born With HIV Apparently Cured

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.03.2013 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON -- A baby born with the virus that causes AIDS appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from...

Running the Anchor Leg

Neil Lowe | Posted 04.23.2013 | Black Voices
Neil Lowe

Our country and our community need to create an environment where people with HIV can freely disclose our HIV status in a fashion that is appropriate for us and without fear of discrimination, stigma or reprisal.

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?

Cutting Off Essential Health Care for HIV Patients: The Latest Managed Care Scheme

David Balto | Posted 02.05.2013 | Los Angeles
David Balto

The holiday season is a time to reflect on and cherish our relationships with family, friends, and others that we see every day. But for thousands of HIV patients in Los Angeles, this holiday season will mean the loss of the critical relationship they have with their local specialty pharmacist.