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Boston New World Waking moved to March 10.

New World Waking will perform on March 10 (one night only!) at 8pm in 132 Ipswich, Room 306. Tickets are $5 and can be reserved by emailing Blake_Zolfo@ A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project. Show More Summary

National Minority AIDS Council Changes Direction, Ditches Name

The organization formerly known as the National Minority AIDS Council has a new mission, new vision, new focus, new headquarters, and new name. Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more

Black Voices: Youth-Focused Digital Outreach with Greater Than AIDS

#SpeakOutHIV  is an LGBTQ youth-focused campaign from Greater Than AIDS  that emphasizes conversations around relationships, healthcare, and community; it’s a dialogue geared toward eradicating stigma, and it’s driven by the power of digital stories and social media platforms such as YouTube , Facebook , and Twitter . Show More Summary

PHOTOS: 'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett and Other Celebs Help Launch AHF's Black AIDS Crisis Taskforce

Celebrities turned out in Los Angeles to celebrate the launch of AIDS Healthcare Foundation's Black AIDS Crisis Taskforce. AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the largest global AIDS organization, commemorated Nat read more

CMS Announces Special Enrollment Period for Tax Season

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced a special enrollment period for individuals and families who did not have health coverage in 2014 and are subject to the fee or “shared responsibility payment” when they file their 2014 taxes in states which use Federally-facilitated Marketplaces. This special enrollment period will allow those...

20 Foods to Run Screaming From

Protein shakes and deli meat and fro yo — oh my! Contributor: Erin Wilson read more

Compound Could Replace Need for HIV Vaccine

A promising new treatment could prevent HIV without the need for a vaccine, and so far in monkey trials it's proven to be effective even against the most virulent and treatment-resistant strains of HIV. Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more

How to Get (or Stay) Fit When You Have Health Issues

Getting or staying fit isn’t as easy for some people living with HIV and comorbidities. Here’s advice from our wellness editor. read more

Conversations from CROI 2015: CDC’s Dr. John Ward on Hepatitis C

i Hepatitis C was in the spotlight last week at the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections  (CROI) in Seattle. So Dr. Ronald Valdiserri, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, spoke with Dr. John Ward, Director of CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis about some of the key science findings being discussed as well as...

Your Anonymous Online Health Searches Are Apparently Not So Anonymous

New report shows that 91 percent of health websites send your searches to third parties — and that data can be used to discriminate against you. Contributor: Katie Peoples read more

New Infections Attributed to Undiagnosed and Untreated

New infections are often attributed to gaps in the HIV care continuum. read more

What Christie's Place Means to Me

Today I write this with a heavy heart. When I was diagnosed HIV positive in March of 2013 I very quickly learned how little services there are available to HIV-positive women. The nice woman at Planned Parenthood had very little information...Show More Summary

PHOTOS: Sexy Celeb Pix From Elton John's Oscar Party Fundraiser

Elton John's annual Academy Awards party raises money for his AIDS Foundation. As usual, this year's exclusive event was attended by a parade of celebrities. In this slide show check out some of the most glamorous stars in attendance. Contributor: Jacob Anderson-... read more

The Beginning of the End of AIDS? You or Me?

How ironic that my last post in November has the slogan from the organization (Red) (one) had a little slogan that said: "The beginning of the End of AIDS starts with YOU"... and I went on to talk about how I was gonna take a break and yadda, yadda, yadda. And how I needed to get real selfish and take a break from all the activism stuff! How ironic! ROFL! Read more...

Free AIDSinfo Drug App: HIV-Related Drug Information for Health Care Providers and Consumers

Healthcare providers and consumers need HIV-related drug information and, increasingly, they depend on mobile devices to access that information. AIDSinfo is meeting both needs with the release of the AIDSinfo Drug App. Using data from the AIDSinfo Drug Database, the drug app provides information on more than 100 HIV-related Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved and...

A Video Game in Which You Are HIV-Positive Wins Top Honors

A new award-winning game puts player in shoes of poz person. Contributor: Katie Peoples read more

Blood Ban Problems

Why The Gay Blood Ban Is Really A Gay Sex Ban read more

Live Long and Prosper

Today lovers of sci-fi and beyond are mourning the loss of Leonard Nimoy, best known for his portrayal of Spock in Star Trek. I’m not going to claim Trekkie status (is it “Trekkie” or “Trekie”?), far from it. I remember seeing Star Trek in syndication at my grandparents house, where I’d go after school during […]

Take the GLAAD Celibacy Challenge

Gwenn and I are taking the Celibacy Challenge in solidarity with our gay, blood-donating friends. (photo by Christina Fleming) Would you give up sex for one year to donate blood? When the FDA lifted the the gay blood ban, that was their caveat. GLAAD, with the help of Alan Cumming, brilliantly lampooned the decision to […]

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