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A View From a Son

Nick Lieberman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Nick Lieberman

AIDS is largely seen, in the United States at least, as something that happened, rather than something that can or will -- more polio than cancer, more Vietnam than Ukraine.

An AIDS-Free Generation

Rhonda I. Zygocki | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Rhonda I. Zygocki

Join us in realizing an AIDS-free generation -- a world where women are unburdened by HIV/AIDS and the threat of passing it on to their children. Together we can ensure that women like Unoma get the education and support they need.

This HIV-Positive Man Does Not Mind Serosorting

Matthew Ebert | Posted 05.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Matthew Ebert

I am HIV-positive, and I am 100-percent OK with serosorting. Serosorting is when HIV-positive or HIV-negative men choose to have sex only with other men who share their HIV status. Some men don't mind mixing it up, and I am one of them. But I am not every man.

Will HIV Ever Be Safe Enough for You?

Mark S. King | Posted 05.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Mark S. King

There is a classic episode of Oprah from 1987 that can still raise my blood pressure. That year, the tiny town of Williamson, West Virginia, became pa...

Ross Has An Important Message For You!

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.14.2014 | Gay Voices

TV personality Ross Mathews has announced a new partnership that aims to curtail rates of HIV through an easy and accessible at-home test. Having t...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Local Faith Leaders Can End the AIDS Crisis

David Barstow | Posted 02.15.2014 | Religion
David Barstow

In 2011, about 1.7 million people died from AIDS-related diseases, but 2.5 million people became infected by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, a net increase of 800,000 people living with HIV.

Busted for Sex: Get tested... Or Get Prosecuted

Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 02.11.2014 | Gay Voices
Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D.

If you are unable to inform sexual partners that they may be at risk for an STD, you should not be having sex. Failing to do so only puts your health at risk (and that of your partners) but, if you are HIV+, also subjects you to criminal prosecution!

New Achievements on AIDS Show Targets Matter -- So Let's Set New Ones

Mitchell Warren | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Mitchell Warren

On Monday, the President rightly noted the huge potential of research towards a cure for HIV, and committed $100 million to a new HIV Cure Initiative at the National Institutes of Health.

NSFW: 8 Men Strip Naked Before Wrestling In Jelly For A Cause

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Eight hunky men strip down before smearing their bodies in jelly for a nude wrestling session in this eyebrow-raising Swedish campaign apparently bein...

My Dad Died Of AIDS, But Here's Why We Told People He Died Of Cancer

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Photographer and AIDS activist Duane Cramer opened up about his father's diagnosis with HIV as well as his personal experience living with the virus i...

Putting HIV in Its Place (Part 2)

Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D.

If you are HIV-positive, I suggest that you embrace it with all its challenges and take a chance on disclosure. The pent-up stress released by living, having a smile on your face and moving forward is worth no longer hiding -- and it can't hurt your T cell count.

Dear Mr. President, Please Stop Wasting HIV Prevention Funding and Start Saving Our Lives

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

There you have it, on the record: the federal government's own top HIV prevention official, a gay man himself, admitting that homophobia at the highest levels of the U.S. government keeps gay and bisexual men from getting the targeted HIV prevention interventions they need.

Putting HIV in Its Place (Part 1)

Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D.

I call disclosure of my HIV status "coming out with none of the benefits." However, I found that putting HIV in its proper place in my life enabled me to move forward and was incredibly empowering. But I am not saying it was, or is, easy.

For Millions of People, Hope Lies in the Balance this December

Laurindo Garcia | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Laurindo Garcia

I received a text message from a friend today that he's headed to the beach next week; an unexceptional piece of information, except for the fact that last August "going to the beach" was the furthest thing from my his mind.

Playing on the Edges

Nancy Farese | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Nancy Farese

Imagine if there was a knock on your door and you opened it to find LeBron James. He smiles, walks into your living room, and begins discussing HIV.

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.

Putting Science at the Service of Humanity

Yvonne Chaka Chaka | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Yvonne Chaka Chaka

Singers like me don't often go to scientific conferences. Science and singing seem as far removed from each other as malaria is from mbaqanga1. But the scientific conference I am attending this week in Durban, South Africa, is no usual gathering of ivory tower academics. It is the malaria community's largest meeting in four years - the 6th MIM Conference (Multilateral Initiative on Malaria malaria).

Hepatitis C Treatment in Ukraine: A Victory For Patients

Andriy Klepikov | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Andriy Klepikov

Price is a game changer. Just look at the effects caused by the advent of low-cost airlines. Flying has never been cheaper and people who could not afford boarding a plane can now travel to places they had only dreamed of.

HIV: Let's End This Now

Ace Robinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Ace Robinson

With all the advancements in progressing science and reducing social ills, the end game for HIV has been declared by leaders within the movement and beyond. But as with any progressive movement, actualizing the final steps of eradication takes as much work as beginning it.

Redefine Positive: Updating HIV/AIDS Educational Resources in Public Schools

Jodie Howerton | Posted 11.23.2013 | Impact
Jodie Howerton

My 8-year-old son, Duzi, is HIV positive. He is not scary and he is not contagious. He takes a regimen of anti-retroviral medication every day and has an undetectable viral load. He is not a threat to anyone.