A NEW MOVEMENT FOR NATIONAL TRANSGENDER HIV TESTING DAY

Today is National HIV Transgender HIV Awareness Day and Achim Howard is at the forefront of the transgender HIV activism. Howard, the Washington, D.C.-based founder of the social activist group Trans Men Rising, is an advocate for black transgender men living with HIV. As a sexual assault survivor, Howard also identifies with the #MeToo movement, though he faces…

RE-CREATING SAFE SEX

There’s the rub. To engage in discussions about HIV and vulnerability means to have meaningful dialogue about sex and drug use. This is difficult in the world today. We have to do the work of defining the ways that we are comfortable with sex and substance use and vulnerability, by ourselves and with another person….

HIV & INFECTIOUS SEX…

In this queer world where individuals explores his or her personal experience and connects that experience to wider cultural, political and social meanings, how do we track the development of HIV prevention and sex in our lives? This era of our lives point to the creative ways that individuals and communities construct sex lives around…

BLACK GAY MEN & HIV: ¿WHY THE DISPARITY?

It’s time for us to get real. We are not doing enough to help black gay men who are living with HIV. If you don’t believe me, just look at the data. Why are so many black gay men don’t get into care and onto antiretroviral medication? Is it because of discrimination, poverty, stigma, and a…

BLACK HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY

Get Educated The focus of NBHAAD is to get Blacks educated about the basics of HIV and AIDS in their local communities. Learn More Get Tested Testing is at the core of this initiative and is critical for prevention of HIV in Black communities. It is hoped that Blacks will mark February 7 of every…

WHY WE IN THE GAY COMMUNITY NEED TO RETHINK HIV PREVENTION

We’ve come so far in the terms of where we are in HIV prevention. Gone are the days of the tombstone adverts. Now we live in an age where the majority of gay and bisexual men living with HIV have the condition under control. So if this is the case, why are we still seeing…

GAY MEN, GRINDR & HIV…

 “You’re vile.” “What the f*ck’s wrong with you? Why are you on here with your disease?” “You should be ashamed, you’re a walking disease.” These are just a few of the things HIV-positive gay men have reported hearing from other gay men on Grindr. Do you think HIV-positive men should be Grindr looking for connections?…

¿REMEMBER WHEN WORLD AIDS DAY USE TO BE IMPORTANT?

 Do you remember December 1st as a day when people gathered in terror and grief with candles and tears listening to words that couldn’t begin to touch the pain and anger and sadness? Do you remember when it was a time for all kinds of people to gather together, people that probably wouldn’t be in…

KEEP HIV/AIDS AWARENESS…

It’s bad enough that we have people dying from of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance. – Elizabeth Taylor  

WORLD AIDS DAY {2K17} #LetsEndIt

End isolation End stigma End HIV transmission You’ve helped us fight HIV. Now, let’s end it. This World AIDS Day join the fight to end the negative impact of HIV. This year in the UK there have been the first significant reductions in HIV diagnoses for gay men in London, thanks to frequent testing, rapid…

HIV: ¿WHY CAN’T WE STOP BAREBACKING?

Of course, “skin on skin” has special meaning in the age of HIV, particularly around the role of condoms. I don’t think anyone would dispute that having sex without a condom feels pretty good. However, I have a couple of questions. The first question is: How much do we really love ourselves? Admittedly, that is…