WHY NATIONAL GAY MEN’S HIV/AIDS AWARENESS DAY IS AS IMPORTANT AS EVER

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (#NGMHAAD) is on Wednesday, September 27, a day that should be focused on action toward ending this global epidemic. The following is a guest post byRichard George III, GMHC Policy Intern. At Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) we know that National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is just as important…

MICHAEL JOHNSON TO SERVE 10 YEARS FOR NOT DISCLOSING HIV TO SEX PARTNERS

Michael Johnson, whose HIV-related trial in Missouri raised issues of racism and homophobia, accepted a 10-year sentence for not disclosing his HIV status to male sexual partners. A college wrestler when he was arrested in 2013, Johnson has already served nearly four of the 10 years, but he faced up to 96 years if found…

CDC LAUNCHES ‘DOING IT’ HIV TESTING CAMPAING & ONLINE RISK REDUCTION TOOL

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has unveiled two new HIV prevention initiatives aimed at helping all sexually active Americans take charge of their health—including a new national HIV testing campaign, as well as an online risk assessment tool to help people determine how best to protect themselves and their partners from…

ELTON JOHN AIDS FOUNDATION INVESTS IN MSM, LGBT PROGRAMS

The Elton John AIDS Foundation is donating funds to new HIV programs focused on the U.S. LGBT population as well as on men who have sex with men (MSM) in South Africa, according to an EJAF press release. Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish—the EJAF founder and chairman, respectively—met with Secretary of State John…