If your grandmother were to ask you for your Twitter handle or your grandfather wanted to become your Facebook friend, how would you respond? If you posted or tweeted messages related to HIV or AIDS awareness, education or testing among older adults, would you be willing to share that information with your grandparents? Beyond individual...
Okay, look out folks, senior citizen out of control and about to rant! To quote any queen on the Drag Race, I'm sick of being treated as a pariah (which the Oxford English Dictionary defines as: "a term of reproach or abuse: a worthless or contemptible person; a wretch, a cur."), officially! Read more...
In 1985, Cleve Jones grabbed Milk’s old bullhorn and instructed the crowd to write down the names of all of their loved ones who had succumbed to AIDS. They went to the old federal building at the United Nations Plaza and taped their poster art to the front of the building. read more
He passed this morning in our arms on the bed.Will write more later.
Obama administration awards over $35 million to support facility improvements in 147 health centers nationwide to deliver better coordinated care Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today announced $35.7 million inShow More Summary
HIV infects specific cells of the immune system, called CD4 cells or T-cells. Over time, HIV can destroy so many of these cells that the body cannot fight off infections and disease. When this happens, HIV infection leads to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) which is the final stage of HIV infection. There is no cure […]
You came out, now they can't stop harping on you about your health. Here's how to handle that. read more
He got HIV as a teenager, but today Luna Luis Ortiz is the "father" of New York's famed House of Khan. read more
Will you still love me even when you discover my truth? As someone who has been living with HIV since 2007 and was recently diagnosed as having bi-polar disorder, I understand what it’s like to operate from an emotional deficit. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 people will experience...
“I’m not all that important. Death is an honor. I mean, living is an honor. How should I put it? A great life and an honorable death.”~Liu Ximei in the documentary, Stay Home read more
He’s gay, HIV-positive, and Muslim, but Hussain Turk he doesn’t think of himself as an underdog. And why should he? read more
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Office of Health Equity, in collaboration with CDC National Prevention Information Network (NPIN), will host a webinar titled, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)...Show More Summary
Equality California says ending the ban on blood donations by gay men is a 'priority,' but is the ban discrimination, as the group calls it? read more
Podemos Detener el VIH Una Conversación a la Vez or We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time was launched today! This new national communications campaign from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the latest addition to the Act Against AIDS portfolio, encourages Hispanics/Latinos to talk openly about HIV and AIDS with...
It was great fun to sing again at St. Clement's, one of my favorite places in New York City. Because of the personal nature of my relationship to this church, I didn't bring a camera nor did I take any video. So, bad blogger, I know....Show More Summary
Dressing up like like a diva during his Detroit childhood helped prepare Cyon Flare to become the wonderfully flamboyant performer and musician he is today. read more
Josh Robbins interviews the sometimes controversial writer, and his responses may surprise you. read more
After much encouragement, I've recorded and will be releasing my newest song, "My New York Life." It should pop up on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and all download and streaming services worldwide.
Health communicators from around the U.S. met last week to share and learn about evolving outreach strategies to connect with at-risk communities, to amplify the experiences of individuals coping with health issues, and to learn how to adapt health information to different social media channels. Storytelling was a central strategy discussed at the conference. This...
New study from Brown University finds gay and bi men and trans women in relationships with other men forgo condoms to "preserve intimacy." read more