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Is Moldova Leading the World on Harm Reduction in Prisons?

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

Recently in Moldova visiting government officials, I was invited to visit the prison 15 in Cricovia which houses some 550 inmates. A 30 minute ride ...

An AIDS-Free Generation Requires Stigma-Free Faith Communities

David Barstow | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
David Barstow

How do we reduce stigma? That's where local faith communities come in.

What Was It Like Practicing Medicine in the Early 1980s, When People Started Dying Because of HIV/AIDS?

Quora | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Abraham J. Layon, MD This is a question that brings back nightmares. What was it like to car...

James Nichols

WATCH: A Moving Look At An AIDS Memorial 50 Miles Long

HuffingtonPost.com | James Nichols | Posted 02.01.2014 | Gay Voices

A new documentary is currently in production that explores the impact and legacy of the iconic AIDS Memorial Quilt. Originally conceived in 1987 as...

Our Shared Responsibility: Ending AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 01.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

The 25th anniversary of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1 was a fitting occasion to mark the progress that has been made towards ending this disease globally and to identify the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Dr. Strange Glove (Or How I Learned to Love Condoms and Stop Dropping Those Bombs)

Matthew Ebert | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

Recently I met a younger guy who is HIV-negative, and I don't want to risk transmission, so I decided to start loving the condom and learned to stop dropping those mind bombs that kept me down on the farm.

Mike Alvear, Why Are Some HIV-Negative Guys Writing About HIV When They Have No Clue?

Matthew Ebert | Posted 03.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

Who are you to call me a victim? Ever hear of the Denver Principles? In the early 1980s, a group defining themselves as the People With AIDS Caucus rejected the word "victim," and HIV-positive people still do. I am not a victim, nor is my virus a burden to me any more than it is to you.

Invisible Children 404: Russia's LGBT Youth Are Making a Stand

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

Today, UN AIDS says the number of people living with HIV in Russia (990K) is larger than in the higher-populated Brazil, China, or Indonesia.

The Kids Are All Right!

Savas Abadsidis | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Savas Abadsidis

Thomas Wilson is one of a handful of remarkable young people working to change the face of HIV. A member of the Young Adult Program at St. Luke's Hospital in NYC, Wilson and his colleagues have responded to cuts in federal funding to their program by launching an ambitious Indiegogo campaign.

Three Things to Know About Cervical Cancer

National Council of La Raza | Posted 03.25.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

This month is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. It is particularly important to us here at NCLR because of the impact it has on the Latina community.

Determined To Find A Way To Send Comfort, A Suburban Mom Begins By Knitting One Bear -- Now Thousands Of Others Are Sending Love To Children In Africa

Posted 08.18.2014 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don't have to han...

Dr. Cary's Academy Award Nominations for Best Health Movie

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

You have not heard about these nominations, because the Academy really doesn't have a category of Best Health-Themed Movie of the Year. But as a physician, I know that what everyone sees on the big screen causes us to think about our personal lives and experiences and informs many of our conversations.

Support H.R. 1843: REPEAL HIV Discrimination Act

Matthew Ebert | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

A person diagnosed with a chronic, treatable medical condition should not be ruled by a different set of criminal laws.

WATCH: Time Travel Through LGBT History In This Beautiful New Music Video

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Openly gay and HIV+ singer-songwriter John Grant has released a compelling new music video for his pro-LGBT track "Glacier" from his sophomore album "...

'Would You Have Sex With a Guy If You Knew He Was HIV-Positive?'

Mike Alvear | Posted 03.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Mike Alvear

Like any thinking man, I take into consideration a constellation of factors before I dive into bed with anyone. Every gay man should have a personal blueprint for deciding what to do when they meet a poz guy they're attracted to. Here's mine.

Reason to Celebrate in the New Year: $12 Billion to Fight AIDS, TB & Malaria

Deborah Derrick | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

The announcement by President Obama that the U.S. will commit $1 for every $2 matched by other donors worldwide -- up to $5 billion -- was further illustration of this leadership.

After God Is The Condom: Sexual Health In Nigeria

Chika Oduah | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Chika Oduah

His lifestyle's sexual vibrancy and its seeming carelessness came to mind. He got scared. That's when he decided that God sometimes needs help.

Is Discrimination on Grindr Killing Gay Sex?

Mathew Rodriguez | Posted 03.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Mathew Rodriguez

How did a tool that was meant to facilitate conversation become the prime example of the gay community's -- like the rest of humanity's -- worst tendencies, like racism, sexism, misogyny, ageism, ableism, fat shaming, elitism, transphobia, homophobia and serophobia?

New Year's Resolution: Wiping Out HIV

Rebecca Haag | Posted 03.05.2014 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Haag

Here in Massachusetts, we have succeeded in dramatically reducing the number of new diagnoses of HIV from 1,369 in 1999 to 657 in 2011.

My 2014 Resolution: Dump Hookup Sites

Matthew Ebert | Posted 02.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

I'm over it, Scruff'd Up, Groun'd down to a pulp. Sick of watching the pretty boys win the CraigsLust lottery and me sitting at home with a copy of Janis Ian's, At Seventeen. So I'm doing something about it.

Hey CDC, You Can Suck My...

Peter Staley | Posted 02.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Peter Staley

This is infuriating for what it leaves out. It seems to assume folks can know who is not "HIV-infected." It also fails to mention treatment as prevention, or the implications of an undetectable viral load.

Farmer Gives Bull AIDS

Matthew Ebert | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

When Antonio's eyes closed for good last fall, mine opened wide and saw the light. There is so much work yet to be done, not only here on the farm but in the streets of your town. The hearts and minds of all those at risk must be won over, or they too will become someone else's grief.

A New Year and a New Day: Freeing Our Communities From Shame, Fear and Stigma

C. Virginia Fields | Posted 02.18.2014 | Black Voices
C. Virginia Fields

Black communities continue to be ravaged by the spread of HIV, and complacency and denial are dangerous and unacceptable.

Raising Hope for Those Living With Hepatitis C

Rebecca Haag | Posted 02.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Haag

Early diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis C is critical to ending the epidemic. With sofosbuvir and simeprevir, combined with evidenced-based behavioral health interventions such as needle exchange and peer support we can -- and will -- save lives.

Kathleen Miles

Porn Shoots Resume After Third Shut Down This Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

A national moratorium on adult film production was lifted Friday. The Free Speech Coalition, the porn industry's trade group, placed the moratorium...