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Hivaids Awareness

A New Development Framework for Emerging Powers

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 03.10.2014 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

Emerging powers are well positioned to have an enormous impact on the regions in which they reside as well as on the global stage. They should maximize this impact in positive and mutually beneficial ways, helping to lead and support strategies for global and regional growth.

HIV/AIDS: Why Knowing Is Everything

Posted 12.02.2013 | Impact

On World AIDS Day, it helps to know the facts -- and know your status. We've teamed up with Walgreens to show you how testing and treatment has dr...

Moving Beyond the Taboo: HIV/AIDS and the Black Community

Roslyn M. Brock | Posted 09.29.2013 | Black Voices
Roslyn M. Brock

African-Americans make up just under 14 percent of the United States' population but represent 44 percent of all new HIV cases. If Black America was its own country, it would rank 16th in the world for HIV rates.

Why I Blog About HIV

Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 09.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D.

My intention in blogging here is to present another way of looking at reducing HIV infections, given that all data indicate that current approaches are not working. I have very strong opinions based on my experiences, and I trust and hope that you will have some too.

'HIV Does Not Define Who I Am' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Krystie Yandoli | Posted 06.24.2013 | Teen

Like any typical middle schooler, Paige Rawl enjoyed playing soccer, participating in show choir and cheerleading. But after confiding in a friend abo...

Where The Hell Is Our Community?

Michael J. Kaplan | Posted 06.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael J. Kaplan

It feels like talking about HIV/AIDS has been set aside because it requires conversations about more difficult topics, like sex, drugs and poverty. We've de-sexed "gay" to win political wars about marriage and, as a result, abandoned confronting an STI that is devastating our community.

INFOGRAPHIC: HIV in Black America: A Visual Breakdown

Posted 03.20.2013 | Black Voices

The good news: HIV rates among black women are down. The bad news: New infection rates among black men continue to rise. And with African Americans ac...

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.

San Diego: 'America's Finest City', Except for Those with HIV/AIDS

Elizabeth Brosnan | Posted 05.09.2013 | Impact
Elizabeth Brosnan

I began my career in HIV and quickly learned that in the shadows of affluence lies the truth about San Diego . . . a region lacking the resources to address the dire health needs of our most vulnerable residents.

HIV and the Power of Escape

Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.P.H. | Posted 05.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.P.H.

For the men of the AIDS Generation when death was an inevitability, sex and substances provided an escape, not only from the realities of AIDS, but also from the stigma and discrimination experienced by so many of us growing up as gay men.

Building a New Generation of Leadership in the Fight Against AIDS

Josh Tjaden | Posted 03.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Josh Tjaden

Disclosing one's HIV-positive status is like coming out all over again. Many of my friends experienced embarrassment, misunderstanding, stigma and cruelty, even from their closest friends and family members.

Continuing the Family Legacy in AIDS Activism

Joseph Neese | Posted 04.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Joseph Neese

A crucial part of achieving an AIDS free generation is recruiting a new contingent of HIV and AIDS activists to carry on the work that my uncle began. That is why I joined GMHC's Millennial Committee which is developing new, young donors.

#RealTalk About HIV/AIDS In The Black Community

Posted 02.08.2013 | Black Voices

It's only been two months since the first ever at-home HIV testing kit hit pharmacy shelves. And while it was designed with the stigma around HIV and ...

WATCH: 5 Answers To Straight Women's Questions About Gay Sex (Graphic Language)

The Huffington Post | JR Tungol | Posted 02.06.2013 | Gay Voices

Straight women, behold! All your questions (or at least five of them) -- and dare we say, fascinations -- about gay sex have been answered in a new...

Rise Up To HIV: There's No Shame About Being HIV-Positive (PHOTOS)

Kevin Maloney | Posted 03.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Kevin Maloney

Are you currently facing stigma? Well, know this: You matter, your life matters, and you are filled with purpose! You are no less of a person because you have HIV. Your dreams are not infected. Don't let HIV take away your power; instead, become empowered and rise up to HIV!

'Avenue Q' And Logo TV Team Up For HIV Awareness PSA Campaign

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2013 | Gay Voices

The popular Tony Award-winning Broadway show "Avenue Q" and Logo TV are teaming up for a national public service announcement -- or "puppet service a...

A Bigger Love

Concetta Bertoldi | Posted 03.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Concetta Bertoldi

As a psychic medium I am blessed to know that our loved ones never leave us. Harold is still with me and I know is working from the Other Side to "steer" many blessings to those he continues to watch over on this side.

Santa Distributing Clean Needles, Female Condoms in the Bronx

Robert Cordero | Posted 12.17.2012 | New York
Robert Cordero

One way New York State is considering streamlining its Medicaid costs is by expanding needle-exchange centers to help drug users prevent getting HIV and hepatitis C. But that may take federal funds, and Congress reinstated a ban on such funds last year.

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.

When Unprotected Sex Is No Longer Negotiable: A Note for World AIDS Day

Verneda White | Posted 12.01.2012 | Impact
Verneda White

Each of us as women, teens, and girls must reach a point where we feel empowered from within to insist on using protection every time. Empowered to speak up, to start the conversation about using condoms or other methods, whereby engaging in unprotected sex is no longer negotiable.

Now We Have a Fighting Chance Against HIV

Vanessa Cullins | Posted 01.31.2013 | Black Voices
Vanessa Cullins

With new investments in the health of our communities and the advent of technology that can educate and communicate with more people than ever before, we have the tools to end the HIV epidemic and in particular curb the toll it takes on the African-American community.

HIV and Young Black Gay Men: Finding the Courage to Stand for Their Lives

Lawrence Stallworth, II | Posted 01.31.2013 | Black Voices
Lawrence Stallworth, II

Secrecy and fear shouldn't go hand in hand with being young, black and gay. And a sense of self-worth and positive vision for the future are keys in motivating and enabling people to protect themselves.

A World Free of HIV and TB?

Margaret McGlynn | Posted 01.31.2013 | Impact
Margaret McGlynn

Any truly effective response against either disease will have to be comprehensive: one that scales up existing programs for prevention and care while quickly rolling out new biomedical tools and strategies to reduce transmission -- especially vaccines.

From Despair to Hope

Michel Sidibé | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact
Michel Sidibé

Last week UNAIDS released two reports -- its annual World AIDS Day report "Results" and the bi-annual "Global Report on the AIDS Epidemic." Both reports have one message: The pace of progress is unprecedented.

Mom Learns Husband Secretly Gave Her HIV, Protects Baby From Infection

Collins Chinyama Kaumba | Posted 11.28.2012 | Impact
Collins Chinyama Kaumba

Euphemia holds her daughter, Medo, who was born HIV-negative, because she took special precautions to protect the child. Soon after Euphemia married, she discovered something her husband hadn't told her.