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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.

End HIV Now

Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D.

It is remarkable how little has been done to dispel myths about HIV-positive people. Changing these perceptions is one key to wiping out HIV. Meanwhile, the HIV-positive community, now numbering almost 2 million in the U.S., continues to grow every year by 50,000 people.

Public-Private Partnerships Are Vital to Creating an AIDS-Free Generation

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

The road to achieving an AIDS-free generation will not be easy, but strong partnerships, like the collaboration between PEPFAR and Chevron, illustrate how by joining forces, we can ultimately reach this goal.

Truvada Truths: The Money's in the Medicine

Steve Drum | Posted 10.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Steve Drum

Truvada is just one of the family of HIV drugs produced by Gilead Sciences, which medicates about 75 percent of people treated for HIV, and all of those treatment regimens retail between $1,000 and $2,500 for 30 tablets.

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.

HIV/AIDS: The Fight Isn't Over

Warner C. Greene, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 09.24.2013 | Impact
Warner C. Greene, M.D., Ph.D.

As a scientist, I've dedicated more than two decades of my career to stopping HIV/AIDS. And since the disease first emerged in 1981, we have made tremendous progress against it. But there's no better season than summertime -- as Pride events take place across the country -- to face facts.

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.

Hulu Adds HIV Doc, Positive Youth, to Their Roster

Austin Head | Posted 09.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Austin Head

It will be 10 years this August that I became HIV+... I was 19 years old. At the time, because of instilled prejudice, stigma and lack of information, I knew in my heart that I would become a social leper and would be dead before I reached my mid-20s.

Closing the HIV Treatment Gap: A Global Development Priority

Ray Chambers | Posted 09.02.2013 | Impact
Ray Chambers

Today, we have the knowledge and tools to send the HIV epidemic into irreversible decline. The key is getting everyone living with HIV, who is eligible for treatment, on antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), as soon as we possibly can.

Speak Up With Jimmy: Randi Zuckerberg Speaks Up for Causes (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 08.31.2013 | Media
Jimmy Nguyen

What causes lead Randi Zuckerberg to speak up? In part 5 of my interview with her, Randi talks about: voicing support for women in business stopping...

How Marriage Equality Helps Fight HIV

Neil G. Giuliano | Posted 08.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Neil G. Giuliano

When we promote and permit intolerance through bans on same-sex marriage, we enable and encourage feelings of marginalization, depression, and isolation among gay people. As a result, things like substance use, alcohol consumption, and sexual risk taking increase.

To Show Real Gay Pride, How About Reframing Safe Sex as What Proud, Healthy Gay Men Naturally Do?

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 08.17.2013 | Gay Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

When we have new generations who didn't watch their friends die horrific deaths from AIDS now dismissing condom use as "political correctness," and serious writers claiming that "hedonism" is what drives reckless sexual behavior, it's time for a reality check.

What Does It Mean to Be HIV-Positive Today?

Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D. | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Dick Keiser Jr., Ph.D.

It means that gay men's health agencies fail to recognize who are the responsible individuals for spreading HIV. The onus remains on those who are HIV-positive and ignores responsibility to educate HIV-negative men on valid risk reduction strategies.

Black Gay Men Positively Out: Many Men, Many Closets (Part 2)

Craig Washington | Posted 08.14.2013 | Gay Voices
Craig Washington

How do we reconcile the explicit messages we present to black gay men countering homophobia and HIV stigma with the messages we imply through our HIV closets? Where is the integrity in challenging gay men to relinquish their imbedded shame as we demonstrate and justify our own?

Undetectable Viral Load: As Safe as It Sounds?

Mark Adnum | Posted 08.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Adnum

Decades later, gay men continue to explore possibilities around HIV prevention; the epidemic also continues. Dr. Joseph Sonnabend, a physician and AIDS researcher and co-author of How to Have Sex in an Epidemic, shares his thoughts on the pros and cons of one of the latest approaches.

Immigration Reform: Basic Justice, Public Health Consequences

Iván Espinoza-Madrigal | Posted 08.13.2013 | Latino Voices
Iván Espinoza-Madrigal

Basic legal protections for immigrants would allow those who would benefit from HIV diagnosis, treatment, and other health care to safely come out of the shadows. Getting HIV and STIs diagnosed and treated has positive economic and public health consequences.

A Monumental Tribute To An HIV/AIDS Pioneer In NYC

Posted 06.12.2013 | Gay Voices

Prominent AIDS activist Spencer Cox was honored posthumously by St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York. The hospitals' multi-site Center for Com...