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America's Favorite Sex Therapist on Ditching Shame, Sex With Men, and Just What is Normal Sex

In this exclusive interview, psychologist Chris Donaghue talks about ditching the term "normal," embracing real bodies and secret desires, and developing healthy sexualities. Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more

For my 62nd Birthday...

For my 62nd birthday, I gave myself the challenge of learning to play guitar and accompany myself in public. And I did it! With only five days practice. It helps to have a song with only one chord in it. And this next year will be the...Show More Summary

New Birthday Video.

Today is my birthday. I'm 62 and so I present a new song and a new video to go along with it.

New Video: Someone I Never Could Be

New song. New video. Happy birthday to me! (Sad song but I'm not sad).

Recovering From Meth, Rebuilding a Sex Life

For more than a decade I was an active crystal meth addict. They were the darkest years of my life. I suffered numerous relapses as I struggled to get clean, and my woeful journey back to crystal meth was always the same. Read more....

An introduction to HTTPS, by 18F and DigitalGov University

Editor’s Note: Earlier this year, White House issued a directive [PDF 258 KB] on HTTPS and a blog about the importance of the issue for federal government sites. Today we share resources to learn about and implement HTTPS.  18F uses HTTPS for everything we make, and the U.S. government is in the process of transitioning...

Throwback Thursday: Talking to My Doctor about PrEP

Editor’s Note: National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day was observed earlier this week, and promotional materials for the day included information on PrEP. This post is a follow-up to one from 2014, giving one individual’s personal perspective on PrEP. Here is an update to that conversation. In August 1999, I wrote an article  [PDF 63.4...

Dumping AIDS: Why a 29-year-old AIDS Walk Changed its Name

It's time to for us to ditch AIDS — the word, the disease, and the stigma. Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more

Indiana Subway Sued for Firing HIV-Positive Employee

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the franchise in Sheridan, Ind. fired the employee after he told his boss that he is HIV-positive. read more

Rebuilding a Healthy Sex Life After Meth Addiction

Understanding my struggle with crystal meth addiction and the impact meth had on my sex life — before and after I kicked the habit — has changed my life for the better. Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more

Millions More People Should be on HIV Meds (or PrEP) Than Previously Thought

New guidelines recommend immediate antiretroviral therapy for all HIV-positive people, and PrEP for those at risk. Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more

CDC Supports New WHO Early Release HIV Treatment and PrEP Guidelines

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Contact: Media Relations, Office of Communication (404) 639-3286 CDC welcomes today’s announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO) of new Early Release HIV Treatment and Pre-Exposure...Show More Summary

HHS announces $685 million to support clinicians delivering high quality, patient-centered care

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $685 million in awards to 39 national and regional health care networks and supporting organizations to help equip more than 140,000 clinicians with the tools and support needed to improve quality of care, increase patients’ access to information, and reduce costs. The Transforming Clinical Practice...

Obama Administration Earmarks $300 Million To Fight HIV Among Young African Women

The initiative hopes to reduce HIV rates 40 percent among girls and young women in 10 sub-Saharan African nations by the end of 2017. Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more

Statement From Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D., U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy on Translating the Vision Into Action: Fast-Tracking to an AIDS-free Generation

Imagine a world where we have everything we need to reduce new HIV infections by 90 percent. Imagine the creation of an AIDS-free generation, the end of HIV as a public health threat. An AIDS-free generation. This is not a distant dream – it is the extraordinary moment before us right now. This week at...

Photos: Sexy Nearly Naked Performers Raise $20,000 to Fight HIV

Fifth annual Solo Strips events featured 15 performers stripping down to support Broadway Cares and Aid for AIDS of Nevada. read more

#HIVisSocial: 4 days + 20 influencers + 40 conversations at USCA

Organized by NMAC, the U.S. Conference on AIDS  (USCA) is the largest community-led domestic conference on HIV/AIDS each year. It is a unique opportunity to strengthen the gap between our real and virtual connections. NMAC and Social Media Lab One of our goals is to demonstrate how digital tools can expand the reach of...

Nearly Half of HIV-Positive Americans Aren’t on Medication

A new study suggests half of the country's poz community isn't getting the antiretroviral therapy essential for positive health outcomes. Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more

Bill Gates Gives $6 Million to Develop HIV Vaccine, but Scientists Say Decades May Be Needed for Cure

A new study shows that scientific breakthroughs needed for curative therapies can involve thousands of researchers and take decades — or even a century. Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more

HCV Current Initiative: Addressing the National Epidemics of Prescription Opioid misuse and Hepatitis C through Unique Partnerships

Recently, there has been a spotlight on America’s prescription opioid misuse and overdose epidemics.  However, too often, people remain unaware of the related hepatitis C virus (HCV) epidemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported an estimated 150% increase in new HCV infections from 2010 to 2013 and, further, that most of the...

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