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Hivaids Prevention

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...

Black Gay Men Positively Out: Many Men, Many Closets (Part 1)

Craig Washington | Posted 08.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Craig Washington

Stigma cannot be dislodged unless more HIV-positive people come out of our viral closets and break down the barricades of fear and silence. It is no secret that black gay men bear the highest HIV burden. Our condition demands that we unleash the radical.

Share (RED), Save Lives: Help End Mother-To-Child Transmission Of HIV Now

Anu Gupta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Anu Gupta

Johnson & Johnson is partnering with (RED) to raise awareness of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and to unlock up to $100,000 for the Global Fund To Fight AIDS. Each like, tweet or pin of this infographic gets us $1 closer to keeping HIV-positive mothers alive and helping to ensure that their children are born healthy and HIV-free.

The HIV Shame Game: What Role Do You Play?

Tyler Curry | Posted 08.07.2013 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

HIV-positive men aren't victims, vampires, zombies or martyrs. The social and psychological factors surrounding infection are complex, difficult and impossible to simplify into one category. The language we use to isolate one another is just the one element of the shaming that goes on within the gay community.

Dan Savage Explains Why Sex Education Must Include LGBTs

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 06.04.2013 | Gay Voices

(Warning: The above video contains graphic language.) Author and sex advice columnist Dan Savage, who recently asserted that gays are better at sex...

Study Reveals Why HIV Rates Are Soaring Among Gay Black Men

Posted 06.01.2013 | Black Voices

While black gay and bisexual men comprise a segment of the United States population more likely to be infected with HIV than any other, the group has ...

Is Undetectable HIV Stigmatizing Gay Sex?

Posted 05.31.2013 | Gay Voices

As Tyler Curry, founder of Needle Prick Project, recently wrote: "An HIV-positive person can achieve undetectable levels after undergoing antiretrovi...

Making 'Patient Protection' Essential in Obamacare

Brian Hujdich | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Brian Hujdich

Congress needs to act now to fix these flaws. If it fails to do so, people living with HIV -- as well as millions of other Americans -- could be denied essential health care services and treatments.

Girls Are the Key to Solving Poverty

Maria Eitel | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Maria Eitel

2013-04-23-theraiseforwomenchallenge300x60.jpgWe cannot leave girls out of the equation. Why? Because adolescent girls are uniquely disadvantaged, yet they have the most potential to make the greatest change.

The Man in the Front Row

Lewis DeSimone | Posted 06.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Lewis DeSimone

The recent past has been remarkable for the gay community. It's a great time to be gay, better than any previous time in history. And we are still dying. And that story still needs to be told.