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International Aids Conference

The Big Business of Hepatitis C and HIV

Tyler Curry | Posted 07.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

Thursday was panning out to be a seemingly ordinary day in the goings on of the International AIDS Conference when the shouts of a group of protesters began rumbling throughout the halls. It would appear that, with signs reading "Gilead Kills," these protestors were up in arms over the pharmaceutical company that holds the overwhelming majority of HIV medications.

Couture Condom Dresses Teach Haute Lesson In Safe Sex

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact

Given the option to learn about sex ed from an anatomically correct diagram, or a sizzling dress, most would likely choose the latter –- which is wh...

Stepping Up the Pace Means Leaving Nobody Behind

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 07.17.2014 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

Despite the remarkable progress achieved globally, the prevalence and incidence of HIV among these groups remains far higher than in the general population in almost all regions of the world due to restricted access to information, prevention and treatment.

Better and Smarter Investments in the HIV Response

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

Scientific advances and our experience on the ground now give us the historic opportunity to end HIV as an epidemic and turn it into low-level endemicity. But to complete the job we need to be much smarter.

The Top 10 Global Health Moments of 2012

Marshall Stowell | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
Marshall Stowell

In the year-end issue of Impact, we announce the top 10 global health milestones of 2012. We asked some of the world's most renowned leaders in global health to comment on why these moments made the list. What we heard was insightful and, in many cases, encouraging.

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.

Show Me The 'Get To Zero' Money!

Marjorie Hill, Ph.D. | Posted 12.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Marjorie Hill, Ph.D.

What was captivating about the 2012 International AIDS Conference was the vision of an AIDS-free generation that was often invoked. We have the tools to get to "zero new HIV infections," though I am not convinced we have the collective commitment yet. And we definitely don't have the money.

Your Start-Up Life: Why Diversity and Freedom Are Good For Business

Rana Florida | Posted 11.26.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

Frank Toskan tends to shy away from the media and rarely boasts about his success, even though he was responsible for opening some 300 MAC Cosmetics stores worldwide in just 15 years. This is the first in-person interview he's granted in more than 15 years.

Jesus Wept for AIDS

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 10.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Uganda was once a model for proactive advocacy for prevention and treatment, but it now denies treatment to men who have sex with men -- and AIDS is ravaging more people than ever.

The Living Room

Marjorie Hill, Ph.D. | Posted 10.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Marjorie Hill, Ph.D.

On Saturday, August 11, we reflect on the first meeting of Gay Men's Health Crisis' six founders in a living room. We think of the horrors they experienced, the courage they summoned as new activists and their historic legacy.

We Need to be More Strongly Committed to Ending AIDS

Akilah Bolden-Monifa | Posted 09.28.2012 | Black Voices
Akilah Bolden-Monifa

African Americans represent half of all new HIV/AIDS cases in the United States. And if black America were a country, it would have the 16th-highest HIV/AIDS epidemic rate in the world.

Sex Workers Unite After Getting Banned From D.C. AIDS Conference

Posted 07.30.2012 | Impact

Though sex workers weren't even permitted to participate, they managed to take a stand at the International AIDS Conference. World leaders, politi...

Lila Shapiro

HIV And Young Black Gay Men: New Study Shows Group To Be Most At Risk

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 07.31.2012 | Gay Voices

WASHINGTON -- For years, there was a widespread perception that AIDS just affected gay, white men and heroin users. The perception was never reall...

Faith at the International AIDS Conference

Katherine Marshall | Posted 09.27.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

There are some issues that this pandemic challenges religious communities to confront and they do not seem to get any easier. Above all, to my mind, is the role of women.

Will The Latest Preventive Measures Help Curb HIV Among Blacks?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.27.2012 | Black Voices

Between the crisis levels of HIV among African-American women in D.C. and the disease's impact on black gay men, the conversations taking place at thi...

Not Just Drugs: What It Will Take to Stop Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV

Pierre M. Barker, M.D. | Posted 09.26.2012 | Impact
Pierre M. Barker, M.D.

The ambitious goals set by the global health community to stop mother-to-child transmission will not be achieved until two essential health system challenges -- access to care and efficiency of care delivery -- are overcome.

Sex, God, Race, And AIDS

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 09.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

As African Americans get infected with HIV and die at shocking rates, we must all take stock, assess, and act. White LGBT people must intentionally break racial barriers that create de facto segregation. Worship together, socialize together, serve together, and be honest together.

Queeries: Your Top 10 Sex Etiquette Questions In The Age Of AIDS

Steven Petrow | Posted 09.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Steven Petrow

As the XIX International AIDS Conference winds down, it's never been clearer how crucial it is that we remain honest, patient, and respectful of each other -- whether in the bedroom or in any other room you like.

From The Sports Desk: Chasing An End To AIDS

David Ernesto Munar | Posted 09.25.2012 | Chicago
David Ernesto Munar

Conquering AIDS is now not unlike conquering a marathon -- it's a long road, no doubt, but with dedication, perseverance and sheer muscle (the political and fiscal kind) it's imminently doable.

Marching In The Light Of God: Faith At The International AIDS Conference

Erica Shaps | Posted 09.25.2012 | Religion
Erica Shaps

Although the hundreds of participants from around the globe and their religious practices were as diverse as the clothing they wore, all united with a common purpose and conviction: a commitment to eradicating AIDS inspired by their values.

Spiritual AIDS Quilts Offer Messages Of Loss And Love

Posted 07.25.2012 | Religion

During the 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., sections what is known as the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be shown around the city...

Seeing the End of AIDS Takes More Than Just Hope

Georgia Arnold | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Georgia Arnold

Is there truly the political will, the communal will, and the global funding to really change the course of this epidemic to get to where we need to be? While HIV is still not curable, it is treatable and certainly preventable.

"Gay Day" at the International AIDS Conference (AIDS2012)

Mark S. King | Posted 09.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Mark S. King

Since less than 5 percent of the programming for AIDS 2012 is targeting to MSMs (Men who have Sex with Men), a special one-day pre-conference is held the day AIDS 2012 convenes to address the needs and issues of this population.

Born Free: Delivering On The Promise Of The Global Plan Towards Elimination Of Mother To Child Transmission Of AIDS

Sally Osberg | Posted 09.23.2012 | Impact
Sally Osberg

We think of innovations as new technologies, but in healthcare, innovations are often as simple as a pregnant woman with HIV talking with a similarly-affected peer who has successfully navigated the treatment process.

What a Difference a Decade Makes

Michel Sidibé | Posted 09.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Michel Sidibé

For the first time in many years, a new message is on the lips of the people on the frontlines -- together, we will end AIDS.