HIV/AIDS

  • Museum Shares Stories of HIV Positive Millennials

    Wesley Alphonse has never known life without HIV.

  • My HIV Diary Returns: Teaching while Humping

    My third major leather event of the year has yielded yet another rewarding and even sexy time for me. If you follow my Facebook page, you know that I wrote about hooking up with my first transgender man at the Cleveland Leather Annual Weekend.

  • National HIV/AIDS & Aging Awareness Day is Sept. 18

    National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day focuses on the challenges facing the aging population with regards to HIV prevention, testing, care, and treatment. The campaign targets people with HIV who are aging with the disease or already over 50 years old at the time of their diagnosis. The increasing number of grandparents becoming the primary guardians for children who have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS are also included.

  • National HIV/AIDS Awareness and Aging Day

    This Friday, Sept. 18 is the Eighth annual National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day. There will be a two-tier focus this year. The first will look at the challenges that come with being HIV positive in an aging community. The other highlights the importance of knowing your status.

  • National Minority AIDS Council Hosts “Strong Communities”

    Daniele Houston of the National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) hosted an interactive meeting with members of Broward’s HIV infected and affected communities in April. NMAC selected Broward and nine other metro areas. All 10 had high rates of HIV infection and were in states that refused to expand Medicaid. This meeting functioned as a feedback loop between NMAC and Broward. It introduced Broward to NMAC. It also provided NMAC with information about Broward’s HIV epidemic.

  • National Trans HIV Testing Day is Wednesday, April 18

    National Transgender HIV Testing Day is a day of awareness for the transgender community around HIV and AIDS. In the United States, more than a million adults identify as transgender. Transgender women are at high risk of having HIV and of contracting HIV. 

  • National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is April 10

    HIV/AIDS is a problem for young people in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, at least 21 percent of the estimated HIV infection cases diagnosed in 2013 were under the age of 25. Many teens who are infected don’t know it. In Florida, 16 percent of all new HIV infections reported in 2014 were among persons under the age of 25.

  • NBA Ref Kennedy Tells Yahoo He is Gay After Rondo's Slur

    — Veteran NBA referee Bill Kennedy has told Yahoo Sports he is gay after Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo directed a gay slur at him during a game.

  • Nearly $80,000 in Grants for AIDS Research to GWU

    A local foundation awarded The George Washington University researchers nearly $80,000 to further their work to eradicate AIDS in those already infected.

  • New Effort To Halt Spread Of HIV In The Caribbean

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A handful of sex workers sit on discarded cardboard along a filthy sewer channel, sharing food and razors to shave their legs and faces as they prepare for the night's labor on the streets of Jamaica's capital.

  • New Grant to Fund HIV Self-Testing Intervention for Black Men in NYC

    New York Blood Center's Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute (LFKRI) Laboratory of Social and Behavioral Sciences has received a three-year, $2 million grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) to develop and test an HIV self-testing intervention for young, Black, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men.

  • New Grant Will Help Study HIV in the Trans Community

    Trans women of color face highest rates of new HIV infections

  • New Group Launches to Combat Misinformation on HIV

    After 30 years there is still a lot of misinformation floating around about HIV. And that’s where the Prevention Access Campaign comes into the picture. The recently launched organization hopes to combat the false and misleading information surrounding the HIV community and replace it with facts.

  • New HIV cases soar in Florida

    The number of reported HIV cases in Florida has jumped 23 percent so far this year, the biggest increase in a continuing upward trend that began in 2012 after several years of decreases.

  • New HIV/AIDS Health Care Center Opens in St. Pete

    AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has announced that it is adding another new HIV/AIDS health care center delivering state-of-the-art HIV/AIDS medical care and services to patients regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay, this time, with its first clinic in St. Petersburg, FL, where AHF has been operating an AHF Pharmacy and one of its fundraising Out of the Closet thrift stores since May 2017 and where the need for care and services remains great.

  • New Insurance Rights for Same-Sex Couples

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Addressing gay and lesbian concerns, the Obama administration Friday moved to expand health insurance access for same-sex couples and close a loophole that threatened to leave some HIV/AIDS patients without coverage.

  • New Research-Backed Campaign to Kick HIV Conversation Into Gear

    Greater Than AIDS is getting real about HIV.

  • New Short Film Highlights HIV Criminalization

    “No one should ever knowingly put another person at risk of harm, but the ability to disclose is not quite as simple as that,” said Sean Strub, President of the Sero Project, an advocacy group fighting for decriminalization of HIV/AIDS.

  • News Analysis: CDC Drops ‘Unprotected Sex’ in Favor of ‘Sex Without Condoms’

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will no longer use the phrase ‘unprotected sex’ in research. Instead it will use the phrase ‘sex without condoms’ to reflect increased HIV prevention options such as Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Post-exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), serosorting, etc.

  • News Analysis: Conviction Of HIV+ Army Colonel Could Have Larger Implications On HIV Criminalization In US

    Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth Pinkela of the U.S. Army was sentenced to one year in military prison and recommend for dismissal from service on charges of exposing a younger lieutenant to HIV.