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Benjamin Di’Costa: Ending Stigma In Two Fields of Work

Benjamin Di’Costa: Ending Stigma In Two Fields of Work

Benjamin is an activist in HIV prevention and sex work. He hopes to empower individuals and communities to provide safe spaces and to decriminalize the field of sex work.

By: Stephen Lucin

Benjamin Di’Costa: Ending Stigma In Two Fields of Work

By: Stephen Lucin
June 22nd
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June 22nd
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Benjamin Di’Costa: Ending Stigma In Two Fields of Work

Condom Use Related to Perception of Local HIV Prevalence

Condom Use Related to Perception of Local HIV Prevalence

Men’s condom usage is related to numerous factors. Among them is the accuracy of their perceptions about HIV prevalence in their community.

By: Grant Schleifer

Condom Use Related to Perception of Local HIV Prevalence

By: Grant Schleifer
June 22nd
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June 22nd
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Condom Use Related to Perception of Local HIV Prevalence

Six members leave Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS (PACHA)

Six members leave Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS (PACHA)

It was back in January when the HIV community saw the first signs of what was to come from the Trump administration in dealing with the current state of the HIV epidemic.

By: George M. Johnson

Six members leave Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS (PACHA)

By: George M. Johnson
June 21st
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June 21st
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Six members leave Presidential Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS (PACHA)

5 Things You Need To Do When A Person Is Disclosing His/Her HIV Status

5 Things You Need To Do When A Person Is Disclosing His/Her HIV Status

Disclosure is still one of the hardest things for a person who is HIV-positive to do.

By: George M. Johnson

5 Things You Need To Do When A Person Is Disclosing His/Her HIV Status

By: George M. Johnson
June 21st
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June 21st
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5 Things You Need To Do When A Person Is Disclosing His/Her HIV Status

New Study Examines When Serosorting Is Beneficial

New Study Examines When Serosorting Is Beneficial

Theoretically, selecting only sexual partners who share one’s same HIV status should result in no new infections. But in practice, serosorting is actually quite challenging.

By: Grant Schleifer

New Study Examines When Serosorting Is Beneficial

By: Grant Schleifer
June 15th
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June 15th
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New Study Examines When Serosorting Is Beneficial

Study Finds Link Between Sexual Risk-Taking and Depression

Study Finds Link Between Sexual Risk-Taking and Depression

Research on the intersection between mental and sexual health is crucial to reducing the disproportionate burden of depression and HIV infection among gay and bi men.

By: Grant Schleifer

Study Finds Link Between Sexual Risk-Taking and Depression

By: Grant Schleifer
June 14th
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June 14th
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Study Finds Link Between Sexual Risk-Taking and Depression

Younger HIV-Positive Adults More Likely To Seek Health Information, Study

Younger HIV-Positive Adults More Likely To Seek Health Information, Study

A recent study investigated a variety of personal characteristics to determine which factors are most strongly associated with information seeking among HIV-positive adults.

By: Grant Schleifer

Younger HIV-Positive Adults More Likely To Seek Health Information, Study

By: Grant Schleifer
June 6th
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June 6th
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Younger HIV-Positive Adults More Likely To Seek Health Information, Study

Changing My Meds Has Changed My Life

Changing My Meds Has Changed My Life

This has truly taught me a life lesson in being an advocate for myself. I fight for others all the time, but I’m not always as diligent in fighting for what would be best for me.

By: George M. Johnson

Changing My Meds Has Changed My Life

By: George M. Johnson
May 31st
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May 31st
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Changing My Meds Has Changed My Life

Lee Daniels, Suicide, Bug Chasing and Survival

Lee Daniels, Suicide, Bug Chasing and Survival

Jayce Baron explores Lee Daniels' recent article discussing HIV, his struggles with suicide, HIV "bug chasers," and survival.

By: Jayce Baron

Lee Daniels, Suicide, Bug Chasing and Survival

By: Jayce Baron
May 12th
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May 12th
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Lee Daniels, Suicide, Bug Chasing and Survival

Study: Effects of HIV News Stories on Risk Behavior

Study: Effects of HIV News Stories on Risk Behavior

Biomedical advances in HIV prevention, such as PrEP, are part of a global effort to end the AIDS epidemic. Talk of “cures” and “breakthroughs” makes for exciting news stories, but new research suggests that overly optimistic news reporting on experimental studies in HIV prevention may affect individuals’ risk behaviors in potentially damaging ways. In a recent study , HIV prevention researchers analyzed the effects of “hypothetical” news stories on the HIV risk perception and predicted risk behavior of 242 sexually active men who have sex with men (MSM). These news stories reported fabricated biomedical breakthroughs in HIV. For example, one such article claimed “New HIV Vaccine Effective in Humans”
By: Grant Schleifer

Study: Effects of HIV News Stories on Risk Behavior

By: Grant Schleifer
May 8th
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May 8th
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