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The Legacy of President Barack Obama: Celebrating a Commitment to an AIDS-Free Generation

The Legacy of President Barack Obama: Celebrating a Commitment to an AIDS-Free Generation

As President Obama prepares to leave office, I believe it is important to celebrate the progress his administration made in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

By: Ashley Innes

The Legacy of President Barack Obama: Celebrating a Commitment to an AIDS-Free Generation

By: Ashley Innes
January 13th
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The Legacy of President Barack Obama: Celebrating a Commitment to an AIDS-Free Generation

How To Disclose Your HIV-Positive Status to Family and Friends

How To Disclose Your HIV-Positive Status to Family and Friends

If you’ve recently found out that you’re HIV-positive, you may be wondering when and how to break the news to your family and friends.

By: Alex Kopel

How To Disclose Your HIV-Positive Status to Family and Friends

By: Alex Kopel
September 12th
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September 12th
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How To Disclose Your HIV-Positive Status to Family and Friends

TSRI and NIH Scientists Show Molecule in Brain May Drive Cocaine Addiction

TSRI and NIH Scientists Show Molecule in Brain May Drive Cocaine Addiction

A new study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) suggests that increased levels of a molecule in the brain, called hypocretin, may contribute to cocaine addiction.

By: HIV Equal

TSRI and NIH Scientists Show Molecule in Brain May Drive Cocaine Addiction

By: HIV Equal
August 10th
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August 10th
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TSRI and NIH Scientists Show Molecule in Brain May Drive Cocaine Addiction

10 Things My Non-HIV-Positive Friends Should Know about Me

10 Things My Non-HIV-Positive Friends Should Know about Me

Miguel Caballero shares ten items that HIV-negative people should know about life with HIV. 

By: Miguel Caballero

10 Things My Non-HIV-Positive Friends Should Know about Me

By: Miguel Caballero
April 20th
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10 Things My Non-HIV-Positive Friends Should Know about Me

STUDY: Young Trans Women at Risk for HIV, Mental Illness, and Substance Abuse

STUDY: Young Trans Women at Risk for HIV, Mental Illness, and Substance Abuse

  Evidence is mounting as to the suffering young transgender women face and why they are at extreme risk for contracting HIV. A study published today in JAMA Pediatrics shows that more than 41 percent of young transgender women culled from a sample of 298 sexually active volunteers in an HIV prevention trial had a diagnosis of a mental health or substance abuse disorder. One in five suffered from two or more psychiatric diagnoses. The participants, ages 16 to 29, represented several races (49 percent black, 12.4 percent Latina, 25.5 percent white, 13.1 percent other) and were enrolled in Project LifeSkills , an ongoing, randomized intervention efficacy trial in Chicago and Boston between 2012 and 2015. Broken
By: David Heitz

STUDY: Young Trans Women at Risk for HIV, Mental Illness, and Substance Abuse

By: David Heitz
March 21st
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March 21st
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STUDY: Young Trans Women at Risk for HIV, Mental Illness, and Substance Abuse

A POZ Girl's Guide to Dating: Hello, I'm Kelly

A POZ Girl's Guide to Dating: Hello, I'm Kelly

Alright let’s be honest, dating is a mind fuck. Especially in a big city like Los Angeles where there are literally five million other fish in the sea and so many opportunities and ways to meet them. Dating is exciting and fun, but then again it can be heart wrenching and psychosis-inducing. Throw HIV into mix and let the madness ensue. My name is Kelly Gluckman, and I’ve been living and dating with HIV in Los Angeles for almost five years. Here’s the abridged version of my story; I contracted HIV in 2010 from an ex-boyfriend who was dishonest and disloyal. He has no idea where, when, or from whom he contracted the virus, but it’s likely he had it before we started having sex. I was angry and devastated, but the fact is that
By: Kelly Gluckman

A POZ Girl's Guide to Dating: Hello, I'm Kelly

By: Kelly Gluckman
March 13th
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A POZ Girl's Guide to Dating: Hello, I'm Kelly

Why Are Women With HIV Dying Earlier Than Men?

Why Are Women With HIV Dying Earlier Than Men?

Survey by PWN-USA reveals stark shortcomings, emphasizes need for adequate Ryan White funding.

By: David Heitz

Why Are Women With HIV Dying Earlier Than Men?

By: David Heitz
March 10th
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Why Are Women With HIV Dying Earlier Than Men?

Ok Ladies Now Lets Get in Formation: On Beyoncé, Being Black, and HIV

Ok Ladies Now Lets Get in Formation: On Beyoncé, Being Black, and HIV

Come through Big Freedia, come through natural hair, come through Southern swag, come through black lives, and take your rightful seats on the throne of excellence!

 

By: Ashley Innes

Ok Ladies Now Lets Get in Formation: On Beyoncé, Being Black, and HIV

By: Ashley Innes
February 9th
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Ok Ladies Now Lets Get in Formation: On Beyoncé, Being Black, and HIV

HIV Equal’s Top 10 Books For Overcoming Anxiety

HIV Equal’s Top 10 Books For Overcoming Anxiety

There are many books out there to help individuals overcome anxiety. And one of the great ways of moving forward is to learn from others’ life experiences. HIV Equal has compiled a bookshelf guide of ten must-reads for anyone wanting to learn how to treat themselves with compassion. Some titles are very obvious; others are timeless, self-empowering great reads that offer unique perspectives on life.  
By: Stephen Lucin

HIV Equal’s Top 10 Books For Overcoming Anxiety

By: Stephen Lucin
February 5th
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HIV Equal’s Top 10 Books For Overcoming Anxiety

5 Reasons Why HIV Disproportionately Affects Black People

5 Reasons Why HIV Disproportionately Affects Black People

Ashley Innes gives her take on why black people continue to be more at-risk for HIV in the U.S. 

By: Ashley Innes

5 Reasons Why HIV Disproportionately Affects Black People

By: Ashley Innes
January 11th
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5 Reasons Why HIV Disproportionately Affects Black People