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Hivaids Stigma

Should All Gay and Bisexual Men Take PrEP?

Jason Cianciotto | Posted 07.14.2014 | 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 War on AIDS Is Not Over

William Lynch III | Posted 07.05.2014 | Impact
William Lynch III

The AIDS epidemic in America is still far too real. And the risk factors have taken on a new face: race and poverty.

Overcoming Stigma and Shame: A Way Forward

C. Virginia Fields | Posted 04.14.2014 | Black Voices
C. Virginia Fields

The theme, "I Am My Brother's and Sister's Keeper - Fight HIV/AIDS!" calls on us to preserve and strengthen the health and well-being of our people by caring for and about one another and working together to reduce the disproportionately high rate of HIV/AIDS in the black community.

An AIDS-Free Generation Requires Stigma-Free Faith Communities

David Barstow | Posted 04.05.2014 | Religion
David Barstow

How do we reduce stigma? That's where local faith communities come in.

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.

Complacency and Stigma: Is HIV No Longer a Death Sentence?

Verneda White | Posted 01.30.2014 | Impact
Verneda White

Wesley's HIV status did not change my love for him, but his death five months after that phone call, coupled with the loss of a second friend in five years hits me every time I hear the words "HIV is no longer a death sentence."

Coming Out Against HIV Stigma

Alex Garner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Alex Garner

To come out about one's HIV status can be a risky prospect. We live in a world of stigma and intolerance, and all too often, coming out is met with anger, castigation and possibly even violence. But people still come out. That's what we do. We come out.

The Origin of HIV/AIDS Stigma and How to End It

Gary Nelson | Posted 11.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Gary Nelson

The gay community fails to find a cohesive voice and adopt a creed or set of beliefs to end the stigma of HIV/AIDS. Instead, some members of our community continue to buy into the noise of their given culture and, more or less, blame those with HIV/AIDS for getting sick.

Fearing Life With HIV: Using 'HIV-Negative' as a Substitution for 'Haven't Been Tested'

Preston Mitchum | Posted 10.09.2013 | Gay Voices
Preston Mitchum

I am embarrassed to admit that until June 27, 2013, I used "I'm HIV-negative" as a substitution for "I haven't been tested." Whereas I did not know my HIV status and could have been positive, I rejected William, a person who did the responsible thing by getting tested and telling me about his status.

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.

Skull and Crossbones: Projecting Onto Folks With HIV/AIDS

David Bedrick | Posted 09.07.2013 | Gay Voices
David Bedrick

People get sick but resist their own sense of frailty; people witness another's death but deny their own mortality; people age but fight against every visible reminder. As a result, they are compelled to project death and dying onto someone else, and people with HIV become prime targets.

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?

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.

Coming Out Of The HIV/AIDS Closet

Gary Nelson | Posted 06.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Gary Nelson

Without PWA (people with AIDS) participating in all levels of HIV/AIDS awareness, education, research and support programs, there is no passion and therefore no motivation to move forward. Even if you work behind the scenes, it makes a difference.

Rise Up To HIV: There's No Shame About Being HIV-Positive (PHOTOS)

Kevin Maloney | Posted 03.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Kevin Maloney

Are you currently facing stigma? Well, know this: You matter, your life matters, and you are filled with purpose! You are no less of a person because you have HIV. Your dreams are not infected. Don't let HIV take away your power; instead, become empowered and rise up to HIV!

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.

WATCH: Local 'Rent' Production Promotes 'Vulgarity,' Critics Say

Posted 02.25.2012 | Arts

"I can't repeat some of the things people say on camera." Says George Green, Executive Artistic Director of the Lake City Playhouse in Idaho when aske...

Fighting Stigma For 30 Years: The Faces Of HIV And AIDS

The Huffington Post | Jordan K. Turgeon | Posted 08.24.2011 | Healthy Living

On a December 2010 NPR segment, Dr. Sohail Rana, a professor of pediatrics and child health at Howard University, said those suffering from HIV and AI...