iOS app Android app

Hivaids Prevention

Series on Women Changing the World: Mercy Annapoorni, India

Elly Pradervand | Posted 02.22.2013 | Impact
Elly Pradervand

When we last spoke with our laureate, Mercy Annapoorni, she was busy empowering 6,000 rural women from the Virudhunagar and Sivakasi regions of Tamil ...

What HIV Looks Like: Andrea Johnson

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 12.20.2012 | Black Voices

In 2007, 53,200 new cases of HIV were reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), though that number would drop off by more than...

Santa Distributing Clean Needles, Female Condoms in the Bronx

Robert Cordero | Posted 12.17.2012 | New York
Robert Cordero

One way New York State is considering streamlining its Medicaid costs is by expanding needle-exchange centers to help drug users prevent getting HIV and hepatitis C. But that may take federal funds, and Congress reinstated a ban on such funds last year.

No Childhoods Lost to HIV

Jake Glaser | Posted 02.13.2013 | Impact
Jake Glaser

We are taking a stand -- for ourselves and for the children just like us around the world. Every child deserves an opportunity to grow up, to have a fifth birthday, to have a first kiss, to follow their dreams -- and if they want, to have a family of their own someday.

Sparking Difficult Conversations As We Move Toward An AIDS-Free Generation

Janet Weinberg | Posted 02.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Janet Weinberg

We have the tools to curb the HIV/AIDS epidemic, but we continue to stumble in addressing the social and structural determinants that drive new infections. Only by confronting homophobia, racism, sexism and other social inequalities will we be able to fully implement our toolbox.

WATCH: What HIV Looks Like ... Through The Eyes Of A Teen

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 12.11.2012 | Black Voices

By some estimates, sexual health for minority teens is looking up. A survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in July reveale...

There's No Shame In PrEP

Alex Garner | Posted 02.05.2013 | Gay Voices
Alex Garner

You have to ask yourself if you are truly committed to combatting stigma. If you aren't, if you want to wield stigma as a weapon to impose your point of view, then you are part of the problem. To stigmatize PrEP or the people who take it will only lead to more HIV infections.

What HIV Looks Like: Benita Terrell

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 12.10.2012 | Black Voices

At some point in their life, one in 16 African-American men and one in 32 African-American women will receive a diagnosis of HIV. In 2000, Benita Terr...

To End or Not to End AIDS: Is There Really Any Question?

Regan Hofmann | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Regan Hofmann

We are at a critical tipping point in the AIDS pandemic. New evidence shows that quick, aggressive action now can herald in the endgame of AIDS.

Can Ukraine Lead the Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Eastern Europe and Central Asia?

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 01.31.2013 | Healthy Living
Michel D. Kazatchkine

A rounded Ukrainian success story would bring hope to hundreds of thousands of people infected with HIV in neighboring countries, where progress remains far too slow.

What HIV Looks Like: Sabrina Heard

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 12.01.2012 | Black Voices

In its now 31-year history, HIV has never faced the kind of threats to its existence as it has in 2012. From groundbreaking antiretroviral drugs to an...

Engaging Churches to 'Get to Zero'

Elder Stacey S. Latimer | Posted 01.30.2013 | Black Voices
Elder Stacey S. Latimer

The church is the cornerstone of black community, and as communities of faith increases their HIV/AIDS knowledge base and engage the process to end AIDS, so shall we see a significant decline in transmission rates for black people.

Now We Have a Fighting Chance Against HIV

Vanessa Cullins | Posted 01.31.2013 | Black Voices
Vanessa Cullins

With new investments in the health of our communities and the advent of technology that can educate and communicate with more people than ever before, we have the tools to end the HIV epidemic and in particular curb the toll it takes on the African-American community.

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.

We Must Act Now To Achieve An AIDS-Free Generation

David Furnish | Posted 01.31.2013 | Gay Voices
David Furnish

Each of us can do something right now to help end the epidemic. Get tested, and urge your doctor to adopt HIV testing as a standard of care. Encourage others, especially young people, to get tested, too. Speak out for comprehensive sexual health programming in your schools.

We Can't Get to Zero Until We End the Drug War

Jag Davies | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Jag Davies

Throughout the world, research has consistently shown that drug criminalization forces people who use drugs away from public health services and into hidden environments where HIV risks become significantly elevated.

Getting to Zero AIDS Cases in America -- Can We Do It?

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick | Posted 11.28.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick

Saturday, December 1st is World AIDS Day. The theme this year highlights our public health goal of "Getting to Zero" -- that is, zero new cases of HIV. We couldn't be further from this goal, especially in the black community.

Cascade Helps Keep People Coming Back for HIV Treatment

Ward Cates | Posted 01.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Ward Cates

Last year, we celebrated 30 years of progress in the fight against AIDS. This year, let's celebrate World AIDS Day by looking forward. We've challenged ourselves by setting an ambitious goal of an AIDS-free generation. Let's examine where we are on our way to that goal.

Public Health Triumph: US Preventive Task Force Recommendations Lift Critical Barriers to Routine HIV Screening

Dr. Amy Nunn | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Nunn

The new USPSTF score of an "A" for HIV testing means that there is now broad public health consensus that HIV screening should now be as routine as blood pressure screening for Americans.

Good News -- For a Change: Infographics That Inspire

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 01.21.2013 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

In today's world, bad news about poverty, disease and disaster abounds. Good News -- For a Change highlights major strides in the fight against global poverty that are making a real difference in people's lives.

Truvada Whores?

David Duran | Posted 01.12.2013 | Gay Voices
David Duran

The FDA has approved Truvada, an HIV treatment medication, to be taken by uninfected people to protect against HIV. For men who engage in unsafe sex with other men, is this just an excuse to continue to be irresponsible?

WATCH: How Effective Is The New 'Miracle Drug' At Preventing HIV?

Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices

Truvada, a new drug which is said to "knock out the HIV virus before it can establish itself in the body" and is reportedly able to provide a roughly ...

A Pill To Prevent HIV

Carl Sandler | Posted 01.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

I asked a young friend if he had heard of Truvada, the drug recently approved by the FDA for use as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, against HIV. It's a pill to prevent HIV transmission. Like most people I know, he hadn't ever heard about PrEP. Sadly, I'm not surprised.

LOOK: Amazing Photo Series Captures 'A Day With HIV'

Posted 10.24.2012 | Gay Voices

On Sept. 21, more than 170 people from around the world took photographs which, presented together, tell the collective story of the trials and triump...

Robin Smalley: Turning Personal Loss Into Global Gain

Harriet Cabelly | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
Harriet Cabelly

"What a gift I was given -- to find the passion of my life at 48 years old when I'd had a successful career."