HIV/AIDS

  • CDC Earmarks $185M for HIV Prevention Efforts

    On September 8, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that they will lead new programs totaling more than $185 million in HIV prevention funding for men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people, with a particular focus on addressing the needs of MSM of color. The multi-faceted strategy will respond to the severe burden of HIV among MSM and transgender men and women through three new programs enabling health departments and local HIV prevention partners to deliver the most effective HIV prevention tools.

  • CDC Launches New HIV Campaign ‘Start Talking. Stop HIV.’

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants gay and bisexual men to start talking to stop AIDS with a new HIV/AIDS awareness campaign.

  • CDC Releases Annual STD Surveillance Report

    In the battle against HIV/AIDS, many people often forget or dismiss other sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, which go undiagnosed and can increase the likelihood of contracting HIV. Toward the end of December 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released their 2013 data of STDs in the United States. The data are based on state and local STD case reports from a variety of private and public sources. They indicate that the majority of these cases are not being reported in STD clinics, but rather in private physician offices or health organizations.

  • CDC Report Shows Mixed Result on HIV/AIDS

    A new report by the CDC shows a nationwide increase in HIV cases among gay and bisexual Latino men [up 20 percent] as well as gay and bisexual men ages 25 to 34 [up 35 percent].

  • CDC Unleashes New Campaign For HIV Treatment

    You can live well with HIV. That’s the centerpiece behind a new federal campaign aimed at getting people living with HIV to get moving. The Centers for Disease Control is calling its new campaign the “first of its kind”—and gave it an equally snazzy name: HIV Treatment Works.

  • CDC: Circumcision Benefits Outweigh Risks

    U.S. health officials on Tuesday released a draft of long-awaited federal guidelines on circumcision, saying medical evidence supports having the procedure done and health insurers should pay for it.

  • Charlie Sheen Exalts PRO 140; Rest of HIV Community Prudent

    (EDGE) Early this month, Charlie Sheen spoke out about how he made the transition from a ticking time bomb taking hands-full of HIV pills, to "normal," in just four days.

  • Charlie Sheen Says He is HIV-Positive; Has Been Blackmailed

    Former "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen has HIV.

  • China Rolls Out Plan To Control ‘Epidemic’ HIV Rates

    China has a plan to stop the spread of HIV among men.

  • Christian Radio Host Denies Existence of 'Heterosexual AIDS' in America

    (EDGE) Dennis Prager, the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) radio host who blamed California's record drought on a "worship of nature," took his science denying to a new level when he dismissed "heterosexual AIDS" as liberal "hysteria," Right Wing Watch reports.

  • Cigna Changes Plan Amid HIV Controversy

    The health insurance company Cigna has agreed to change its prescription drug policy to ensure that Florida consumers with HIV and AIDS can access their medications, Florida insurance officials said Friday.

  • City Bans New Cell Towers For Now

    Concerned over the safety of residents and the aesthetic impact, commissioners approved a 180-day moratorium on new telecommunications towers and antennas.

  • Clinton, Sanders meetings with HIV/AIDS Activists Go in Different Directions

    Both meetings between HIV/AIDS activists and Secretary Hillary Clinton (May 12 in Brooklyn) and Senator Bernie Sanders (May 25 in San Bernardino) seemed to end the same way – with promises by both to increase the focus and funding for HIV/AIDS.

  • CNN's HIV/AIDS Fast Facts Up to November 24, 2014

    (CNN) -- Here's a look at AIDS and HIV globally, with a special focus on Africa.

  • Coalition Urges Senators to Reject Latest Trumpcare Bill

    (EDGE) A coalition of 115 groups that includes numerous LGBTQ rights and HIV/AIDS service organizations sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee on Monday expressing opposition to the Graham-Cassidy bill that many fear will take healthcare away from millions of Americans, including LGBTQ individuals and those living with HIV/AIDS.

  • Column: A Dog's Tale

    Historians and anthropologists say that our relationship with humans started 15,000 years ago when, with the development of agriculture, your forebears became more sedentary.

  • 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.