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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]