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World Aids Day 2012

On World AIDS Day, We Look to the Future

Sen. Chris Coons | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Sen. Chris Coons

Scientific advances and their successful implementation -- as well as the leadership of the United States -- have brought us to the brink of an AIDS-free generation. The last 10 years have seen tremendous progress and millions of lives saved -- and we can't stop fighting now.

What's Your Story?

Jeff Davidoff | Posted 02.02.2013 | Impact
Jeff Davidoff

In that instant, something snapped in my heart and in my head. I realized that I was either part of the solution, or I was the problem. There was no in between. Standing on the sidelines was no longer an option. It was time for me to act.

A World AIDS Day in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Chip Lyons | Posted 01.31.2013 | Impact
Chip Lyons

Every December, World AIDS Day provides an important moment to pause and reflect on the progress we've made during yet another year fighting the AIDS pandemic.

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.

Curtis M. Wong

Why Ricky Martin Wants To Come Out -- Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.28.2013 | Gay Voices

His sizzling turn in Broadway's "Evita" may earn him a nightly standing ovation, but as he enters his dressing room at New York's Marquis Theater, Ric...

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.

A World Free of HIV and TB?

Margaret McGlynn | Posted 01.31.2013 | Impact
Margaret McGlynn

Any truly effective response against either disease will have to be comprehensive: one that scales up existing programs for prevention and care while quickly rolling out new biomedical tools and strategies to reduce transmission -- especially vaccines.

It's World AIDS Day... Does Anyone Care?

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 01.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

As we observe World AIDS Day, I find it perplexing that few seem willing to embrace or even mention the epidemic that so greatly affected and altered the LGBT community. What is it about that era that frightens us so?

Ending AIDS? Not Without Ending Tuberculosis

Dr. Lucica Ditiu | Posted 01.31.2013 | Impact
Dr. Lucica Ditiu

As the world's attention has been fixated on the fight against HIV and AIDS, something ironic and perverse has happened. We have failed to invest enough resources to mount an effective fight against tuberculosis (TB), the number-one killer of people living with HIV.

HIV-Positive? This World AIDS Day, Come Out And Start A Conversation

Mondo Guerra | Posted 01.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Mondo Guerra

When I went on Project Runway, I didn't really plan on getting into the subject of my HIV status. But when I revealed my HIV status, a weight was lifted off my shoulders. It turned out to be one of the most important conversations I had ever had. It changed my life.

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.

Fighting Social Stigma Is Key To Ending HIV/AIDS

Chad Griffin | Posted 01.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Chad Griffin

Social stigma, whether it be homophobia in the world at large or HIV-related stigma within the gay community, limits our ability to tackle HIV/AIDS at all levels. This holds particularly true for LGBT Americans. Too often the LGBT community itself has reinforced AIDS-related stigma.

'How AIDS Ends': A Look Into The Future

Neil G. Giuliano | Posted 01.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Neil G. Giuliano

A world without AIDS. Have you thought about it? What will you do when you learn the disease has been defeated? Who will you call to talk about it? It will not have happened in time for so many; who will you remember?

World AIDS Day 2012: A Roadmap for Ending HIV/AIDS

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 12.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

This World AIDS Day is a celebration of the achievements that have been made and the acceleration of progress in recent years, providing proof that ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic is not only feasible but achievable.

HIV/AIDS And Forgiveness: How Judith Shaw Forgave Herself And The Man Who Infected Her

Posted 12.01.2012 | Religion

Judith Shaw's boyfriend and father of her daughter sat her down some years ago and gave her the news that would change her life: "He said, 'I need...

World AIDS Day Facts, Ways To Help

Posted 12.01.2012 | Impact

World AIDS Day, held each year to commemorate the millions of lives affected by the AIDS epidemic, has a new mission: “Getting to Zero” by 2015. ...

The Fight of My Life: One Doctor's Crusade Against Pediatric AIDS

Mark W. Kline, M.D. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Mark W. Kline, M.D.

For most children, a birthday or holiday is a day of hope and joy. But for many children you probably do not know, December 1, World AIDS Day, may be the most important date on the calendar, signifying commitment and unity in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

The Needle Prick: Reluctant Social Commentary Of A Newly HIV-Positive 20-Something

Tyler Curry | Posted 01.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

For the successful gay 20-something, the threat of HIV can almost seem outdated, a scary memory that our community is lucky to forget. This dangerous fallacy is what led me to get gobsmacked with a dose of reality during my routine, "socially responsible" STD test.

World AIDS Day 2012: PEPFAR's Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation

Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD | Posted 01.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Ambassador Eric Goosby, MD

We cannot do it alone, but together we can make an AIDS-free generation a reality. The blueprint is driven by five key principles that are the foundation of PEPFAR's work with partner countries.

Surveillance Shows Improvements In HIV Prevention Awareness In Chicago

Bechara Choucair, M.D. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Bechara Choucair, M.D.

Our report demonstrates that since 2008, Chicago men who have sex with men (MSM) are testing for HIV more frequently, have greater knowledge of their own HIV status and have greater access to HIV antiretroviral therapies. Results are particularly strong and promising for young black MSM.

MTV's 'I'm Positive' Spotlights Personal Stories To Educate Young People About HIV/AIDS (VIDEO)

Dr. Drew Pinsky | Posted 01.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Dr. Drew Pinsky

If we want to achieve an AIDS-free future, we need to educate young people about HIV/AIDS. That's why I teamed with MTV, the Kaiser Family Foundation, Gilead Sciences and Octagon Entertainment to help produce I'm Positive, a 60-minute special airing this Saturday night.

HIV Stigma: Standing in the Way of an AIDS-Free Generation

Michael J. Kaplan | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Michael J. Kaplan

Today, an HIV diagnosis is not the death sentence it was considered to be in the 1980s, or even when I myself was diagnosed as late as 1992.

To End AIDS Among Black Gay And Bi Men, There's A Need For Action

Daniel Tietz | Posted 01.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Daniel Tietz

The fight against HIV will never be effective if we only address HIV without also responding to the structural issues that affect the lives of black gay and bisexual men, including limited access to affordable housing, homelessness, extreme poverty, poor education options, etc.

HIV: The War Still Rages

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 01.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Charles Karel Bouley

AIDS is still here. It still kills. It is no fun to live with it, and you don't want it. It is not a way off the streets, and it's not worth one night of really hot bareback sex because condoms turn him off. There's not one bit of sex with anyone that's worth the lifetime of complexity that is AIDS.

For World AIDS Day: Dance Music Helps Keep Us Balanced, Pressing On

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 01.29.2013 | Impact
John-Manuel Andriote

I invite you to consider a different take on the mourning we'll do for those we've lost, the men and women working to end the epidemic, and how we approach the challenges still ahead. This year, I thought I would talk about dancing and dance music.