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My Hep Story

When people think of my medical conditions there tends to be a pecking order… HIV gets top-billing, then hemophilia (raise your voices, my fellow thinbloods!)… and at the end of the line is poor ol’ hepatitis. Hep allowed me to share my story about how hepatitis has affected my life on their Hep Stories page. […]

PHOTOS: Men Get Half Naked on Twitter to Raise Awareness With #Pants2HIV

Men all over the U.K. are dropping trow thanks to a social media campaign that encourages nakedness on Twitter. read more

Gender-Based Violence is a Leading Cause of HIV in Women

Disagree if you will, but once you see what risk factors lead a woman or girl to HIV, it's hard to argue against my thesis: gender-based violence is the number one precursor to a woman being infected with HIV. read more

#TBT: Hey, Remember When AIDS Was A Mysterious "Gay" Cancer?

This news clip from 1982 shows just how far we’ve come. Contributor: Katie Peoples read more

University at Buffalo Receives Grants to Continue HIV Research

The University at Buffalo has received grants from the National Institutes of Health to continue HIV and AIDS drug development and research. Contributor: Jorge Rodriguez... read more

WATCH: HRC Supports #PreP Support, AHF Doesn't, and #Pants2HIV Takes on U.K.

HRC Endorses PrEP and GMFA encourages nakedness on Twitter using #Pants2HIV hashtag. read more

Children Living with HIV May Have Improved Treatment Options Thanks to New Licensing Agreement

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) applauds the new licensing agreement between the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and Gilead Sciences, Inc. to improve access to tenofovir alafenamide fumarate (TAF), a promising new HIV medication. Show More Summary

Human Rights Campaign endorses PrEP

The country's largest LGBT rights organization calls for expansion of access to the drug. Contributor: Katie Peoples read more

Myth or Truth: Can We Give Up Condoms?

Today's myth or truth: Does PrEP mean we can dispense with condoms? Contributor: Katie Peoples read more

Will the Seattle Case Represent a Sea Change in HIV Criminalization Laws?

In a majority of U.S. states, sex while HIV-positive can result in felony charges, regardless of condom use, type of sex, or viral load. read more

Have You Cried Lately? Here's Why You Should

Here's why you should: Crying relieves stress, tension, and pent up emotions that may be preventing you from having a balanced perspective. read more

Can the Catholic Church Help End HIV?

On National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, it's time to look at how we can really change HIV rates, and the stigma that boosts them, at home first with the help of the Pope and PreP. read more

¿Puede la Iglesia católica Ayudar en Acabar con el VIH?

En el Día Nacional Latino de Concientización del SIDA, es el momento de ver cómo podemos realmente cambiar las tasas de VIH y el estigma que les impulsa, primero en casa con la ayuda del Papa y PrEP. read more

PHOTOS: The Best Swag of the U.S. Conference on AIDS

Take a look at the pens, bags, foodstuffs, and more offered at the U.S. Conference on AIDS. read more

Myth or Truth: Will PrEP Create Drug Resistance?

Today we look at the question of whether taking Truvada for PrEP will create a resistant HIV strain. Contributor: Katie Peoples read more

Aaron Laxton's MY HIV Journey: "I Refuse to Live With HIV In Silence"

In this part of his video journal, Aaron explains that his videos are meant to inform, educate, and help those that do not know how to talk about it. read more

Primary Care Providers: Improve Care for Patients with Viral Hepatitis with ACT-First, a Free Online CME Course

Regular readers of this blog probably know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends hepatitis C (HCV) screening for everyone in the demographic group in the U.S. that is most likely to be infected—people born between 1945 and 1965. In addition, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) last year upgraded its...

USCA 2014: Reflections of 3 Black Voices Bloggers

The 2014 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA)  earlier this month was the largest HIV/AIDS-related gathering in the nation. During the conference, the AIDS.gov team provided daily social media coverage , policy updates, and technical assistance to conference participants in our social media lab. Show More Summary

Analysis: Opportunities Under the ACA for Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Among Women With HIV

An estimated 36 percent of women in the U.S. report having experienced intimate partner violence (IPV), also called domestic violence, but among HIV positive women 55 percent report such experiences. A new Kaiser Family Foundation  analysis  looks at opportunities to address IPV in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that could help women who are HIV positive...

Resources to Support Health Insurance Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment

As we approach the next open enrollment period for health care coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace (November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015), HIV service organizations and community-based groups are gearing up to help people at risk for and living with HIV as well as others to enroll in coverage. To assist groups and...

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