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Hivaids Awareness

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.

Change Your Behavior or Perish?

Leila de Bruyne | Posted 09.06.2012 | Impact
Leila de Bruyne

I hope the needs and feelings of vulnerable children with limited resources become a priority in prevention dialogue. While an emphasis can remain on stopping the transmission of HIV, let's also tell them medication has come a long way.

Open Wide -- HIV Testing in the Bedroom

Timothy Frasca | Posted 10.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Timothy Frasca

Asking a casual or an ongoing partner to take an HIV test right in the bedroom may sound shocking, and our participants' partners were often taken aback, to say the least. But for the most par, they understood the logic of the request.

The Living Room

Marjorie Hill, Ph.D. | Posted 10.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Marjorie Hill, Ph.D.

On Saturday, August 11, we reflect on the first meeting of Gay Men's Health Crisis' six founders in a living room. We think of the horrors they experienced, the courage they summoned as new activists and their historic legacy.

Real Talk: When Did We Stop Talking About HIV?

Rob Smith | Posted 09.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Rob Smith

When we avoid talking about the issue of HIV/AIDS, we push it back into the shadows. In those shadows is where HIV/AIDS does more damage than it can ever do to a community that is vigilant about addressing both the virus and their experiences surrounding it, regardless of HIV status.

Born Free: Delivering On The Promise Of The Global Plan Towards Elimination Of Mother To Child Transmission Of AIDS

Sally Osberg | Posted 09.23.2012 | Impact
Sally Osberg

We think of innovations as new technologies, but in healthcare, innovations are often as simple as a pregnant woman with HIV talking with a similarly-affected peer who has successfully navigated the treatment process.

National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day

Lawrence Stallworth, II | Posted 07.24.2012 | DC
Lawrence Stallworth, II

My generation is the first to never know a world without HIV and AIDS. But we will be the generation that will help the world believe in and achieve a future where this epidemic is only a memory.

Reducing The Misconceptions Surrounding HIV/AIDS

Isabelle Luzuriaga | Posted 09.12.2012 | College
Isabelle Luzuriaga

As a recent high school graduate and an unofficial ambassador for Accordia, I hope to set a good example for other young people who share my commitment to spreading the truth about HIV/AIDS.

10 Days, 10 Ways to Fight AIDS -- (RED)RUSH TO ZERO

Chrysi Philalithes | Posted 08.01.2012 | Impact
Chrysi Philalithes

Today sees the launch of the first ever (RED)RUSH. And what are we rushing towards? ZERO.

WATCH: Chicagoan Featured In New HIV Education Web Series

Posted 11.13.2011 | Chicago

A Chicagoan is among four individuals featured in a touching new web video series depicting the stories of HIV-positive people living in the United St...

What We Did

Robert Julian | Posted 01.31.2014 | Gay Voices
Robert Julian

At the insistence of terminally ill friends, we begged, borrowed, or stole opiates and sedatives, hoarding them until we had accumulated enough for a lethal dose. Sometimes it worked. When it didn't, we picked up the pillow on the bed. We allowed ourselves to become on-call murderers.