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The HIV Shower Selfie Challenge Raises Awareness and Funds Towards Ending AIDS #weareALLclean

The HIV Shower Selfie Challenge Raises Awareness and Funds Towards Ending AIDS #weareALLclean

  fundraising.housingworks.org Could this be the HIV equivalent to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge? We think so. The concept is the brainchild of well-known HIV activist, Jack Mackenroth who has partnered with Moovz, the leading global gay social app, to launch the project. It’s genius in its simplicity. We are now a selfie-obsessed culture and Mackenroth urges everyone

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TODAY IS NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY: FIND LOCATIONS IN YOUR AREA HERE

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) was first observed on June 27, 1995. This day was established as an annual observance to promote HIV testing. HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator This is a particularly important time for YOU to get involved! Take the Test, Take Control. Here are some ways you can get involved around National HIV

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Senate Approves HIV Organ Transplant Bill

By Hannah Slater, Guest Blogger at Think Progress  The Senate passed the HIV Organ Policy Equity Act (HOPE Act) by unanimous consent on Monday. The HOPE Act, if it becomes law, will strike the current policy that prohibits any use of HIV-positive organs and create a science-based review process to determine whether transplants between HIV-positive donors and positive recipients

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Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2013: Benefit for Non-Profit Organizations That Improve the Lives of People Living With HIV/AIDS and the LGBTQ Community

Jeffrey Fashion Cares was established in 1992 in Atlanta, GA, by Jeffrey Kalinsky, fashion pioneer and community leader. He launched the first-ever Jeffrey Fashion Cares event to heighten awareness of the plight of people living with HIV/AIDS and members of the LGBTQ community. When Jeffrey brought his fashion show and reception benefit to New York

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Fifth Annual National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Today marksNational Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, which the Centers for Disease Control has commemorated for the past five years as “a time for us to reflect on the heavy toll that HIV takes on gay and bisexual men across the country and to recommit to fighting the disease.” The CDC notes that although men who have

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“Blood Brother”: Powerful Story of a Group of Children Infected with HIV in India and a Guy Named Rocky : Video

  Blood Brother is the story of a group of children infected with HIV and Rocky Braat, a disenchanted young American that met them while drifting through India. They were left on the doorstep of a slum orphanage by their families: he had bounced between parents and jobs his whole life. He wanted to adopt

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UK Reminds its Public to Put a Condom on for Worry Free Sex: Video

Terrence Higgins Trust has launched a short film clip to remind the general public in the UK of the continuing importance of using condoms during sex. Condom Moment, was created on a pro bono basis by film company Loki and director Tom Geens to mark the charity’s 30th anniversary. There are currently 100,000 people living

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CDC’s “Let’s Stop HIV Together” Campaign Video

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Let’s Stop HIV Together national HIV awareness and anti-stigma campaign features the stories of 22 individuals living with HIV and the steps they are taking to encourage others in the fight against HIV. Learn more at www.ActAgainstAIDS.org. Get the Facts. Get Tested. Get Involved. This video can

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FDA Approves OraSure, First-Ever In-Home HIV Testing Kit

In my humble opinion with so many errors still being made with false testing, going public seems premature. The FDA has approved OraSure, the first-ever at-home HIV testing kit. It allows individuals to swab their gums and obtain test results in less than an hour. Still, the FDA notes that regardless of the outcome, the test’s

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National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), June 27

National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) is an annual campaign coordinated by the National Association of People with AIDS to encourage people of all ages to “Take the Test, Take Control.” Too many people don’t know they have HIV. In the United States, nearly 1.2 million people are living with HIV, and almost one in five don’t know

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Many Shades of Gay Celebrating Diverse Lifestyles: Make Your Own Avatar & Get Tested

                        Many Shades of Gay is about celebrating the rich, colorful and diverse lifestyles within the gay community. The campaign communicates that no matter who you are or how you see yourself, getting an HIV test every six months is an important part of

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Why Homophobic Doctors Are Dangerous by The Healthy Bear Dr George: Video

The Healthy Bear reports: I was only two weeks ago I reported of the homophobic band of doctors “Doctors For The Family” in my report “Doctors In The Dark” with their submission that included Victoria’s Deputy Chief Of Psychiatry Dr Kuruvilla George against changes to allow equity to gay and lesbian people. Sadly I know that homophobia

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A Social Network for HIV+ Gay Men is Bridging Oceans:: POSITIVELYFRISKY.COM

HIV+ Gay Men, confronting a common stigma, once found themselves socially isolated from the broader community. Frankly, it is hard to make new friends when most people at social events don’t understand the true nature of their affliction. As with others, the development of niche social networks on the Internet has removed many of the obstacles to building friendships

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Project Runway’s All-Star Mondo Guerra, Accidental HIV Activist, Unscripted

Returning to television with Project Runway All Stars, reality television’s nicest role model spoke to  Neal Broverman from hivplusmag.com about his transition from fashion hopeful to impassioned activist. Facing down Heidi Klum, Isaac Mizrahi, Michael Kors, and Nina Garcia is one thing, but standing at a podium in front of hundreds of people is quite another, TV star

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Rachel Zoe, Featured in PSA For HIV Vaccine Awareness “Voices For A Vaccine” (Video)

A PSA spot aimed to raise awareness for a possible vaccine for HIV via real stories thru the faces of celebrities. We lose 2 million people annually to HIV/AIDS. We need to fund innovative approaches to HIV vaccine and therapeutic HIV vaccine research. Released just last night, Rachel Zoe stars in the HIV/Aids series “Voices for

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Magnetic Couples – Gay Couples Study: Prevention Opportunities for Serodiscordant Couples (Videos)

Smart, honest and forward thinking! This is not your typical HIV conversation. On November 14, 2011, Magnet hosted “Magnetic Couples: When Opposites Attract”. The forum aimed to provide information about new research and findings about prevention opportunities for serodiscordant couples. Audience members also heard about “ground level” experiences from researchers and clinicians. Serodiscordant (sero-discordant) is a

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SF: World AIDS Day “Untitled” Screening at Magnet 12/1

Today at 12:00pm until Friday at 12:00am at Magnet SF: “This World AIDS Day, Magnet and Bridgemen invite you to interact with our gay history and see the impact of HIV on it. We are pleased to host this screening of Untitled. Screenings will be held on the hour every hour starting at Noon until Midnight. We do this

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City By City: World AIDS Day Events 2011

Today is a day to go out and be visible and join others who are remembering those lost to AIDS. Today World AIDS Day, the world is taking time to remember and regroup. AIDS may not be a death sentence any longer (for those who are able to receive reasonable health care), but there is

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It Gets Betterish – AIDS Test (Video)

Brent thinks he might have AIDS, so he and his buddy, Eliot, get tested together. This video, will make you laugh (hysterically), also touches on some very serious issues. Anyone who has ever had sex and then panicked afterwards out of fear of possible infection of HIV needs to watch this. Awareness doesn’t awlays have

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Three Out Of Four Americans With HIV Don’t Receive Regular Health Care

  HIV does not discriminate, but  health care does. Medical progress now ensures that HIV/AIDS is no longer a death sentence, but only for those who can access good medical care. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that almost three out of four Americans with HIV are not receiving enough medicine or regular health care

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HIV Rate Rises Sharply Among Gay Men in Israel

We are still in battle against HIV. It is not the hot topic of the day, but should be. It is a sad state of affairs when messy politics trumps air time over devastating health issues. We as humans need to re-evaluate. In a 2010 study of 2,000 Israeli gay men, 20% reported that they

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Do You Know What Your Sex Score Is? Take Sexual Survey

The survey talked about below is based out of the UK, so I give you permission to lie on one questions, and that is, if you do not live in the UK, you can click the yes button that says  you do, and carry on. Be honest answering the personal sexual questions asked. There is

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UK: New HIV Prevention Campaign Asks Businesses to Help Promote Condom Use

HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust launches a nationwide poster campaign today, urging gay and bisexual men to use condoms during sex. Some might say this is old news, but until the number of people infected through sexual conduct each year is zero, this topic is acute and relevant. World AIDS day 2011

Queer & Odd News: Are Your HIV Drugs Aging You? Penis Surgery, BESTIALITY, Accused nude dude…

PAT ROBERTSON: NOT TO GET ‘WEIRD,’ BUT THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT CRACKS ARE A SIGN FROM GOD   Evangelist Pat Robertson this week suggested that cracks in the Washington Monument from Tuesday’s earthquake are a sign from God. Before making his point, he had a disclaimer: he doesn’t want to “get weird” when he talks about the

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Accidental Bear Kicks Off Video Series “Ask the Doctor” with The Healthy Bear’s Dr George

Accidental Bear Website starts off its, “Ask the Doctor” web series and teamed up with Dr George Forgan-Smith from The Healthy Bear Website based in Melbourne Australia. The focus of discussions will be to answer questions pertaining to men’s health issues. This edition 1 topics: jock itch, sports drinks, top concerns for sexually active gay

SF CA: Raising Awareness for Hepatitis C

I am immune to everything since my morning routine consists of bathing in bleach, removing all body hair, gargling with Raid, slipping a full body condom  on, elbow high gloves, protected glasses and I only breathe pure oxygen from a tank I wheel behind ,e in a red wagon. Hep still scares me though. Read

The Late Great Fashion Designer Alexander McQueen Keeps on Giving

(via news.pinkpaper.com) Alexander McQueen bequeathes £100,000 to Terrence Higgins Trust The late fashion designer Alexander McQueen has bestowed £100,000 of his fortune to gay men’s charity Terrence Higgins Trust. The donation is one of four £100,000 gifts he donated in his will, this week. Other organisations who also received the sum are: Battersea Dogs and Cats Home,

Knock a Pair of Testicles Back and Forth: Interactive Website Encouraging Folks to Get Tested for HIV

This gives a whole new meaning to AMAZEBALLS! Thank you Unicorn Booty for making my entire summer by turning me on to this. Kevin Farrell at Unicorn Booty said it best, ” Hot DAMN. The French are infinitely hipper than Americans. Need proof? Check out this absolutely incredible interactive website encouraging folks to get tested for HIV

Handpicked News: Planned Parenthood Defunded, HIV-carrier gives birth, Picket Betty Ford's Funeral, Sean Connery Nude

HIV-carrier gives birth to healthy twins A week after Hadassah University Medical Center announced the birth of its first healthy baby fathered by an HIV carrier, Rambam Medical Center reported on Monday its first two births of healthy babies, whose mother is HIV positive. The Hadassah baby was made possible by the special rinsing of semen to remove the

India Health Minister Calls Homosexuality Disease

I propose a punishment for his verbal diarrhea: Put the minister in a cage full of lions and tigers after rubbing him down with raw meat, all the while gay-homesexuals surround the cage bumping and grinding the Born This Way by Ms Gaga, Lady Gaga if you’re nasty. AB (via AP Press) NEW DELHI— India’s health

Handpicked News: Wingnuts Say, Abducted Lesbian Syrian Blogger, He’s HIV-Positive, “Hate Group”

  AIDS/LifeCycle Stories: Young Man Calls Mom At Rest Stop To Tell Her He’s HIV-Positive At Rest Stop 3 on the third day of the Ride, Kenny approached the embedded Press Corps, which IFD is a part of, and informed us that he was about to call his mom to tell her for the first time

LENNOX SLAMS WORLD LEADERS OVER HIV POLICY

Singer ANNIE LENNOX has urged world leaders to change their policy on tackling HIV in a bid to conquer the virus. The former Eurythmics star is a leading campaigner for women’s rights and Aids prevention, and she was invited to address the HIV Priorities for Positive Change: In Women’s Words conference at the United Nations

‘Am I undatable because I’m HIV+?

I will leave this one to the expert. By Joe Kort, relationship expert @ 356 GAY Question: I have a good job.  I am athletic and health oriented.  I am the boy next door.  I live right outside of one of the largest and gayest cities in the world.  I have awesome family and friends.Oh, and I happen

Gay and Celibate for 10 yrs; Donate Blood in Britain

First off this counts out anyone I know. I am dumbfounded by laws that are made that make no sense and deemed useless. How do they expect to collect the data of these supposed men who claim to have 10 yrs of celibacy. Maybe they will add a new segment on the Maury Povich Show

HIV post-exposure Prophylaxis for Free

Have you fallen off the safety wagon? Extend hands, palms down, *** SMACK*** Living life without judgement is quite an effort. I equate this PEP to the day after pill for women, but dealing with HIV infection is leaps and bounds heavier than giving birth to an unwanted bastard. This article raises many questions? What

A Splash of Good News: HIV continues retreat in SF

The only good news to ever hear about HIV infection would be that there is a cure. But the encouraging news about the steady decline in new infections, i’ll take. Wrap it up men, don’t share needles and all the other stuff you know your not suppose. AIDS isn’t funny. There’s no other way to say

California to create new rules for condoms in adult films

Ok, ear muffs! You cock your responsibility. Whether you are pounding out the veal in your bed, on the kitchen counter, in a sex club or in front of the camera, the bottom line is, its ups to you to cover up your willie. New rules and regulations are fantastic on paper and for those

1 In 5 Don’t Know (care that) Bareback Sex Can Transmit HIV.

I’m sorry but I’m going to call bullshit. There is a great need for continuing education on the spread of HIV, but I think there is a lot more going on. People think  ” its not going to happen to me” ,or ” Im a top, i’ll never get it” or ” I’m immune. I

Real Gay Men Use Female Condoms

Ok, I get where it goes and what the female condoms purpose is, but I can’t really imagine it. Won’t it get pushed in? ( I’m blushing). Anything further or extra that helps our gay brothers stay safe , I say AMEN. The biggest trick is to get gay men using them. Will there be

Gay Blood Ban Unfairly Outing Cops?

So, let me get this straight . You don’t want our rich with love blood for saving lives but you allow it to be beat out of us by fag bashings world wide. The minds ruling the world seriously need a reality check. —————————————————————————– Via Queerty Is Britain’s Gay Blood Ban Unfairly Outing Cops? Britain’s Gay

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