HIV/AIDS

  • Column: Aging With HIV – 'We Can’t Beat The Clock'

    On March 29, every chair was taken at the World AIDS Museum & Educational Center, 1201 NE 26th St, Wilton Manors, FL, for a presentation by Dr. Patrick Kenney of Midland Medical, titled “HIV & AGING (Including info about PrEP).”

  • Column: Coping with HIV in a Hurricane

    “Surviving Irma” was the topic for discussion at the Pozitive Attitudes weekly HIV support group at the World AIDS Museum (WAM) recently. A group of 20 or so men infected, or affected, by HIV—mostly middle aged—sat in the museum’s sleek, open gallery space and regaled tales of South Florida’s latest hurricane with a mixture of sadness, frustration, and humor—a permutation of perspective perhaps cultivated over decades of surviving a Plague.

  • Column: HIV Stigma is Natural, and Still Wrong

    On this World AIDS Day, someone just got blocked on a dating app, because he posted his HIV-positive status.  Your friend who proudly displays his bumper sticker proclaiming equality just lost interest in his handsome neighbor, because he found out the guy is living with HIV.  We’re three decades into the HIV epidemic, yet stigma is everywhere.

  • Column: New Project Shares Stories of Those Who Lost Parents to AIDS

    A new project by two daughters of gay dads aims to reveal a part of history that has rarely been told before: the stories of people like themselves who lost parents to AIDS.

  • Column: The Sound and Fury of the PrEP Debate (and the Facts to Win it)

    “We don’t know the side effects of this drug. It’s too expensive. Insurance won’t cover it. It hasn’t been studied enough. It will encourage slutty behavior. And why the hell don’t people just use condoms?”

  • Column: Transnational Human Rights and HIV

    World AIDS Day 2017.

  • Commemorating National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day

    October 15 is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). The 2016 theme is “We'll Defeat AIDS con Ganas!('With our wholehearted efforts'). The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), the Hispanic Federation and many other organizations organize this day.

  • Community Announcement: Another Study Finds High Adherence to PrEP

    Sub-analysis underscores the value of PrEP in protecting women’s health

  • Compass to Host HIV Survivors Event on Tuesday

    Compass, the LGBT Community Center of the Palm Beaches, will recognize HIV Long-Term Survivors Awareness Day with a presentation and dinner. It begins at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5. The event is free and open to the public. It is requested that all guests register in advance (the link is below.)

  • Congressional Candidate Comes Out As HIV Positive

    Bob Poe, running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Florida's 10th District, has come out as HIV positive.

  • Cruising for Clinics: Coalition Unites for Ryan White Program

    Social workers, clinicians and health care advocates took a cruise of the Intracoastal Waterway last Friday night to bring attention to a federal program considered vital for HIV/AIDS care.

  • Cuomo Plan Aims To Sharply Lower New York HIV Rate

    NEW YORK (AP) _ New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is unveiling a sweeping plan to reduce HIV infections and AIDS rates below epidemic levels in the state.

  • Cuomo Task Force Pushes Him On AIDS Goal

    A task force set up by Governor Andrew Cuomo to recommend ways the state can eliminate AIDS as an epidemic in New York within five years is hoping it can convince the governor and the Legislature to go even further.

  • December 2017 SFAN Report

    This report discusses the monthly meeting of the South Florida AIDS Network (SFAN). SFAN is the advisory for the RWC program of the Florida Department of Health in Broward (FL-DOH RWC). Broward has one other HIV planning body that meets monthly, the HIV Planning Council (HIVPC). The HIVPC is the planning body for the Ryan White Care (RWC) Program of Broward County (Broward-RWC).

    This SFAN meeting occurred on World AIDS Day. In honor of World AIDS Day, Joey Wynn, SFAN Chair, presented recognition awards for service to the HIV communities. Lisa Agate, Evelyn Morales, and Shirley Scott received these awards for their years of service.

  • December Report from SFAN

    The South Florida AIDS Network (SFAN) functions as the networking and advisory body for the Florida-Department of Health (FL-DOH), Ryan White Care (RWC) grant in Broward County. Its monthly meetings are open to the public.

  • Decreased Funding and Drug-Resistant Infections Suggest Impending AIDS Outbreak

    According to international reporting site Foreign Policy, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, or UNAIDS, estimates there are 36.7 million people living with HIV today, and more than half of them are on drugs that hold the virus at bay — preventing it from becoming full-blown AIDS as well as preventing the virus from spreading to sexual partners or through drug use. 

  • Deondre Moore Tells His Story as a Greater than AIDS Ambassador

    When, at 19 years old, Deondre Moore told his mother he was HIV-positive, she begged him not to tell his story. Deondre calls himself a mama’s boy. And at the World OutGames on Saturday, he had the slideshow to prove it. Moore told visitors about his life back home, focusing on faith, support, and family.

  • Does TV Have A Responsibility To Show Only Safe Gay Sex?

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  • Douglas M. Brooks Appointed as New Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy

    Douglas M. Brooks

    Last week President Obama announced that Douglas M. Brooks, MSW, would lead the Office of National AIDS Policy. Brooks is an openly gay African American man living with HIV and an expert in the community.

  • Dr. Gerald Pierone Reflects Back on His Decades of Serving HIV Community

    As a young medical student, Dr. Gerald Pierone had ambitions to save the world from infectious disease, imagining himself traveling to Africa to treat patients, developing brand new lifesaving vaccines, and helping eradicate disease.