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“Hideaway” Is Mykki Blanco’s Artful Exploration of HIV Stigma

Rapper, performance artist, and activist Mykki Blanco released her debut studio album, ‘Mykki,’ in late 2016. Now, in collaboration with director Daisy Zhou, she’s turning a standout track, “Hideaway,” into an artful examination of the effect of HIV stigma on romantic partnerships on the occasion of National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Video from W magazine

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“F*ck W/Out Fear” is the Message of New Los Angeles LGBT Center Campaign

Campaign website features unique risk assessment tool to help gay/bisexual men determine how strong a candidate they are for PrEP F*ck w/out Fear is the message of a new campaign by the Los Angeles LGBT Center, officially launching on Sunday, January 8, to raise awareness for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) as a safe and effective tool […]

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Op-Ed: Obama’s Plan Will Lead to the Eradication of HIV in this Country with the Help of PrEP

The president’s newest HIV strategy focuses in part of increasing use of PrEP. Here’s why that’s a good thing. by Carl Sciortino for hivplusmag.com Recently, HBO aired the documentary Larry Kramer inLove and Anger, a chronicle of the iconoclastic AIDS activist, playwright, and author who co-founded Gay Men’s Health Crisis, the world’s first AIDS service organization, and later, […]

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FDA Approves “Functional HIV Cure” for Human Trials

Medical Daily have reported: A possible “functional cure” for HIV has recently been granted FDA approval for further human testing. The method uses genetic modification to cause a specific mutation in the white blood cells of HIV patients which mirrors those found in the naturally immune. It has so far shown to be both receptive […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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‘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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]