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SCOTUS decision supports LGBT behavioral health

Friday, we celebrated a historic occasion, as the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that the Constitution requires LGBT couples be allowed to marry no matter where they live, and marriages performed in one state must be recognized in every other. This ruling is particularly well-timed as it provides us with a poignant ending for...

CDC awards $216 million to community-based organizations to deliver the most-effective HIV prevention strategies to those in greatest need

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today that it has awarded $216 million over five years to 90 community-based organizations (CBOs) nationwide to deliver effective HIV prevention strategies to those at greatest risk, including people of color, men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender individuals, and people who inject drugs. “The organizations...

Can Activism Therapy Help People With HIV Find Happiness?

Sometimes it is speaking out for others that eventually gives us the to tools to speak up for ourselves. Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more

Cuba Becomes First Nation Certified to End Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

The World Health Organization calls it one of the greatest public health achievements. Contributor: Katie Peoples read more

STUDY: Could an Extra Year of School Reduce HIV Risks?

Researchers say that one year of additional education dramatically reduces someone's chance of acquiring HIV. Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more

HIV Vaccine Nears Human Trials

New studies demonstrate how a series of vaccinations could fight off an HIV infection. Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more

WATCH: What to do if You're a Victim of HIV Insurance Discrimination

This video shows you how to file a complaint with your state's department of insurance. Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more

Yale Student Reveals Issues Inside San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Among the paper's allegations: that SFAF leaders, who earmarked $14 million for a health center in the affluent gay Castro neighborhood, are out of touch with their clients. Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more

Yes, I Have HIV but I Am Not HIV Positive

While having a discussion with Kevin from Rise Up to HIV and a few other online advocates at the recent conference I attended, something was brought up to me that I think is a very valid point. The topic was brought up by someone who is not living with HIV and it is something I had never really thought about before but it struck a cord with me on a personal level. Read more...

5 Reasons to Take the HIV Test Right Now

Sometimes it's helpful to get back to basics, and there is no more basic, effective tool to fight the HIV epidemic than to encourage testing. How long has it been for you, my friend? Here are five important facts about HIV testing that I hope will convince you to get busy and get tested -- again. Read more...

AIDS Complications is Second Highest Cause of Death for South Africans Under 35

But rates are significantly lower for those who are white. Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more

WATCH: Short Feel Good Gay Film Tackles HIV Testing and Prevention

Feel-good film's message: gay and bi men can end HIV through testing and condom use. Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more

Fifth Man Arrested in Connection with Indiana HIV Outbreak

Men allegedly distributed drugs that led to HIV infections. Contributor: Katie Peoples read more

STORIFY: Digital resources for HIV testing beyond #NHTD

June 27 was the 20th observance of National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). Organizations and individuals across the HIV community use this annual observance to amplify resources that encourage HIV testing as the first step to living healthy. Topsy, a social media analytics tool you can track Twitter conversations and data, stated that the #NHTD hashtag ...

Teens Invent a Condom That Changes Colors if You Have an STD

Based on the color the condom becomes, this rubber tells you if someone has herpes, syphilis, chlamydia, or genital warts. Contributor: Katie Peoples read more

Watch: What Happens When an HIV-Positive Man Ask Strangers to Touch Him?

Will stigma keep strangers from touching a Finnish man with HIV? Or will something remarkable happen? Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more


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Ryan White and HIV Testing Day

The proportion of HIV-infected individuals who know their status has improved in recent years, demonstrating progress toward objectives set forth in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the HIV care continuum, both of which include the goal of expanded testing to reduce further transmission and link infected individuals to life-saving HIV/AIDS care. Being on treatment has the...

WATCH: Why You Should Watch HBO's 'Larry Kramer in Love & Anger' Tonight

In this new documentary, the co-founder of GMHC and ACT UP remains uncompromising, unapologetic, and flawed, but also empathetic and incredibly persuasive. read more

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