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  • In a Bay Area First, an HIV-Positive Candidate Wins Public Office

    Gabriel Quinto won a seat on the El Cerrito City Council, becoming the first known HIV-positive candidate in the California Bay Area elected to public office.

    14 November 2014 | Poz magazine news
  • VIDEO: This Gay Teenage Couple Defies HIV Stereotypes

    When Chanse, a 19-year-old gay man living in Shreveport, Louisiana, tested HIV positive a few months ago, his mother reacted with understandable emotion and concern. And then she did something both odd and beautiful: she threw Chanse a coming out party.

    13 November 2014 |
  • Panic, Paranoia, and Public Health — The AIDS Epidemic's Lessons for Ebola

    Gregg Gonsalves and Peter Staley: "For those of us who lived through the early days of the U.S. AIDS epidemic, the current national panic over Ebola brings back some very bad memories."

    08 November 2014 | New England Journal of Medicine
  • Nigeria: HIV Positive Persons Barricade NACA to Protest Living Conditions

    People living with HIV/AIDS, yesterday laid siege at the entrance of the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) Abuja, to protest what they described as their poor condition of living, which they said, has increased their mortality rate to 20,000 every month.

    04 November 2014 | AllAfrica
  • Why We're Still Waiting for Gay Hollywood to Talk About PrEP

    When celebrities speak out about health issues, it affects all of us. I believe the same sort of awareness needs to happen for PrEP. We need a Magic Johnson moment for the 21st century, where someone's reality destigmatizes this HIV prevention tool.

    04 November 2014 | The Advocate
  • Positive Politics: Few elected officials are openly living with HIV/AIDS

    As the nation prepares for Tuesday’s midterms, some voters will have the chance to elect openly HIV-positive candidates. Among those political hopefuls are Todd Heywood and Michael Petrelis.

    31 October 2014 | Poz
  • New York's Ebola response should be informed by lessons learned fighting HIV. It isn't

    Unscientific Ebola policies cause the same kind of fear, stigma and indifference as the early response to the Aids crisis.

    28 October 2014 | The Guardian
  • Fear causes media to self-censor on sexual minorities in Africa

    What is it about lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people that ties broadcasters’ tongues and melts journalists’ minds in articulating stories on these neglected communities? An obvious answer to this is the four-letter word: fear. Fears grip many journalists in Africa when it comes to the issue of covering these communities.

    14 October 2014 | Key Correspondents
  • Prostitute charged with not disclosing HIV status, again

    A prostitute convicted of exposing hundreds of men to HIV four years ago is charged with the same crime again. St. Louis County police received a tip that this HIV-positive woman was once again working as a prostitute.

    07 October 2014 | Fox News
  • Choosing to Love Poz Guys

    Jake Sobo writes: "The serodivide is crumbling. Hookup sites that used to allow only two options for HIV status now offer endless choices, from undetectable to on PrEP. Recent life expectancy projections suggest that gay men who test HIV-positive today and start treatment quickly will live longer than those who do not...Unlearning decades of stigma and fear will not happen overnight. It will take time and learning. That’s okay. But the cost of staying in place is too great, both for poz guys who face that stigma and fear on a daily basis, and to our communities which remain divided."

    27 September 2014 | Betablog
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