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Boil the Water

Zeke Stokes | Posted 12.09.2014 | Gay Voices
Zeke Stokes

I grew up in an age in which contracting HIV was tantamount to a death sentence. Thankfully, that's no longer the case. But it's no longer the case so long as someone is tested, diagnosed, and receives a continuum of treatment. In the U.S., we are currently missing the mark by a mile.

Generations of HIV

Alex Garner | Posted 12.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Alex Garner

Each generation of gay men has the distinct experience of being uniquely impacted by HIV. One of the best-understood and often explored generational experiences of HIV is the early years -- a time when the disease violently and unexpectedly emerged in the community.

Heroes Among Us: Walking Every Day to Fight HIV

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

As we mark continued progress in reaching an AIDS-free generation, I want to introduce you to Guilhermina Marcos. She is among nearly 200 lay counselors, who go door-to- door, bringing HIV testing and counseling services to Mozambicans where they live.

These Amazing Individuals Have Dedicated Their Lives to the Fight Against AIDS

Erin Kelly | Posted 12.01.2014 | Gay Voices

There are some amazing people that dedicate their entire lives to preventing AIDS and HIV. But, on December 1st, World AIDS Day, everyone has an oppor...

On the Response to My OUT 100 Interview

Zachary Quinto | Posted 11.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Zachary Quinto

I am thrilled that the comments I made in my cover interview for OUT 100 have generated a spirited dialogue about HIV/AIDS -- and the advent of a whole new class of preventative life saving medication. I am less thrilled that they were almost entirely misconstrued. Perhaps I could have been more articulate -- but my comments were never meant to be incendiary or judgmental.

Stop Picking On Zachary Quinto

Peter Staley | Posted 11.13.2014 | Gay Voices
Peter Staley

Sure, there's some unhelpful finger-wagging here that won't win Quinto any brownie points with many young gay men, but can anyone deny that complacency is now a major driver of new HIV infections in this group? Quinto has learned his history, with evident respect, which puts him light-years ahead of most gay men his age.

Miley Cyrus' Risque Dress Stood Out, But Her $500,000 Donation To Fight AIDS Stole The Show

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.31.2014 | Impact

It wasn't just Miley Cyrus' daring dress that turned heads on Wednesday -- the 21-year-old's massive donation toward the fight against AIDS also got p...

Highways, HIV And Health Care In Uganda

Savannah Russo | Posted 12.21.2014 | Impact
Savannah Russo

The inconvenient truth is that highways that carry the materials and goods we all depend on also transport the high impact diseases that are decimating African communities and economies.

Positive News: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Since Jan. 1, 2013, The Pollination Project has been giving daily micro grants to emerging projects and inspiring people all over the world. Here are the extraordinary people and projects that our Daily Giving Community is honored to support this week.

Context and the Blue Pill of Prevention

Joseph Lunievicz | Posted 12.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Joseph Lunievicz

Stories offering a white, affluent, gay, male-centric perspective have hit the street running. The term 'Truvada whore' is already an early soundbite from mainstream media. But don't be fooled. The first voices may be the loudest, but they are not the most important.

San Francisco May Be First City To Give Out Free HIV-Prevention Pills

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living

The day after San Francisco supervisor Scott Wiener came “out of the PrEP closet” on The Huffington Post as a user of the revolutionary HIV-preven...

Don't Call It a Comeback: The Resurgence of HIV Among Young Gay Men

Tyler Curry | Posted 11.08.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

When same-sex marriage became the singular virtual focus of the gay community, HIV virus received the break it needed to stage a comeback among gay and bisexual youth who were too busy fighting in courtrooms to worry about the bedroom.

Pedro Zamora's Torch

Judd Winick | Posted 10.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Judd Winick

We were so heartened to hear that the National AIDS Memorial Grove had renamed their college-scholarship program the Pedro Zamora Young Leaders Scholarship. It is dedicated to continuing Pedro's legacy by supporting the academic efforts of emerging young leaders who share Pedro's passionate commitment to ending the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

African-American Sisters Aging With HIV and Co-Morbidities

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.30.2014 | Black Voices
Irene Monroe

Imani* was 32 when she contracted HIV. Having watched many of her sister-friends die as a result of the virus, Imani did not expect to reach middle ag...

A Lesson in Health: Scaling Up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision

Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Leslie Mancuso, PhD, RN, FAAN

As a seventh-grade teacher at Kopong Primary School in Botswana, Mothusi Joseph Kgomo has many responsibilities. He teaches the children reading, math and science. And on a warm day in October, he became an example of how they can help protect themselves from HIV by undergoing a voluntary medical male circumcision.

Stigma and Discrimination Are Killing Gay Men -- News From the International AIDS Conference

Linda_Villarosa | Posted 09.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Linda_Villarosa

What is the effect of the new, repressive anti-LGBT laws around the world? "We have evidence to show that the law is killing people."

World Health Organization Recommends PrEP: Prevention or Perpetuating Stereotypes?

Jaga N.A. Argentum | Posted 09.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Jaga N.A. Argentum

Anyone who engages in risky sexual behavior should take extra precautions, be it through PrEP or otherwise. While I'm certain that the WHO acknowledges this, their message nevertheless helps perpetuate the falsehood of HIV being a "gay disease."

This Is What The Victims Of Flight 17 Did For AIDS Research

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living

AIDS researchers, activists and advocates en route to the 20th International AIDS conference in Melbourne, Australia are among those believed to have ...

New Momentum on PrEP, But Critical Needs Are Overlooked

Mitchell Warren | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

If the rest of the world follows America's lead, PrEP could become an important global health success story. It is already being rolled out faster than earlier public health advances, from vaccines to tampons. To realize PrEP's potential, several specific things need to happen now.

Should All Gay and Bisexual Men Take PrEP?

Jason Cianciotto | Posted 09.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Jason Cianciotto

Did the World Health Organization (WHO) really declare that all gay men should take Pre-exposure Prophylaxis? With my social media feeds showing multiple articles with similar titles in such a short timeframe, I knew this was an issue that called for a response from GMHC.

The Power of HIV/AIDS Prevention: Using a 21st Century Toolkit to Reverse the Epidemic

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 06.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Knowledge is power when it comes to knowing your HIV status. So learn more about HIV/AIDS and how to prevent it, get tested and encourage others to do the same.

Truvada and the Case for Condom Use

Renato Barucco | Posted 08.10.2014 | Gay Voices
Renato Barucco

Here we go again: to PrEP or not to PrEP?

Some Corner of a Foreign Field, Part II: British and Commonwealth War Cemeteries on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.18.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

If Rupert Brooke, the British World War I poet whose sonnet The Soldier immortalised the sacrifice made by the hundreds of thousands who fell in 'some...

The AIDS Walk/Run: Learning How to Run

William Dameron | Posted 06.15.2014 | Gay Voices
William Dameron

I would like to say that when I signed up for the Southern Maine AIDS 5k Run/Walk it was a noble, well thought out decision, but truthfully, it was more cavalier.

CDC Locks Out Black Providers in New AIDS Technical Assistance Announcement

Phill Wilson | Posted 06.03.2014 | Black Voices
Phill Wilson

On March 19, the CDC awarded $115 million over five years to 21 organizations Not one of the new CDC grantees is a Black organization. The effect of this decision is that Black organizations have been locked out of leading technical assistance and capacity building in this country for the next five years.