Tag Archives: HIV

Thoughts on Another World AIDS Day

Soon after my first coming out early in 1987 I attended a workshop on AIDS. Soon I was volunteering at a new organization called AIDS Project Worcester. I attended the October 11, 1987 March on Washington that included the first … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day – 12 Populations, At Risk For HIV Infection, That Are Being Left Behind

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World AIDS Day – Sex Workers and HIV/AIDS

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On World AIDS Day #TransLivesMatter

If you have just read or reread my post memorializing friends I’ve lost to AIDS, you’ll have been introduced to my friends Jean and Melissa. These two brave Black Transgender Women lost their lives to AIDS but neither one of … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day Redux – Shalom and L’Chaim! A Tribute to Lost Friends

I posted this last World AIDS Day and am repeating the post for this year’s event. The people I have lost, many of whom are memorialized here, taught me so much about, live, courage and living every day to the … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day – The History of HIV/AIDS

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How We Got Gay | Discovery Channel HD Documentary 2015

A fascinating documentary on how gay men went from social pariahs to the much more widespread acceptance of today. One other thing of note, the acceptance of gender non-conformity was more prevalent within the community then it is now, I … Continue reading

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‘Historic’ Ruling States That Abstinence-Only Sex Ed Isn’t Sex Ed | ThinkProgress

This is the kind of ruling that should have been made three decades ago. Maybe then some of the people I lost to AIDS would still be here. I’m glad the truth is now self evident but I find the … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Grateful for Our Strong Female Allies | Greg Louganis

Greg Louganis pens a well deserved tribute to the Lesbians and Straight Women who bravely and compassionately were there for men living with, and dying as a result of, AIDS… Thank you to the lesbians who were our core strength … Continue reading

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Medical News: Pills Before and After Sex Can Help Prevent HIV, Study Finds

I thought you might be interested in the following story from EDGE Gay/Lesbian News : “Pills Before and After Sex Can Help Prevent HIV, Study Finds” For the first time, a study shows that a drug used to treat HIV … Continue reading

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Medical News: AIDS Drug ‘Candidate’ Shown To Block Infection By Even The Most Virulent Strains Of HIV

Some promising news in medicine about a drug that blocks HIV from binding to and infecting CD4 Lymphocytes in trials using Simian Immunodeficiency Virus. Here’s the full story from David Freeman writing for the Huffington Post… For more than three … Continue reading

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Men with mental health issues more at risk of HIV · PinkNews

I sincerely hope this news comes as no surprise to anyone. Mental health issues are a contributing factor to most, if not all, risk taking behavior. When you add in the increased likelihood of past trauma do to homophobic, transphobic … Continue reading

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Study: HIV most often passed on by younger gay men who have not been diagnosed · PinkNews.co.uk

A reminder of the importance of getting tested for HIV and to begin testing when you first begin to have sex with someone other than yourself. It also shows that if you are relying on someone being young and appearing … Continue reading

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The Obscure Federal Policy Change That Could Transform The Way We Fight AIDS | ThinkProgress

If you have been involved in HIV/AIDS care, treatment and prevention you have probably heard of PrEP which stands for Pre Exposure Prophylaxis. Essentially this is anti retroviral medication you take regularly to prevent becoming infected. For those who are … Continue reading

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Is This the Beginning of the End of AIDS? | TakePart

An optimistic report from Celeste Hoang and One.org that asserts that we’ve a significant milestone in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Here’s the article as it appears in Take Part… One.org’s new report says the tipping point has arrived. For the first time … Continue reading

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Medical News: Confirming the Benefits of Early Treatment of HIV

This article on research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, shows that getting early treatment with anti-retroviral therapy (ART) is really beneficial for people living with HIV. ART prevents the depletion of CD4 cells, inhibit the activation … Continue reading

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World AIDS Day — Shalom and L’Chaim!

Shalom and L’Chaim! By JerBear in Santa Fe (Note: Some of the names in this post are pseudonyms. Portions of this I created years ago but it has been extensively edited and added to.) On October 11, 1987, I journeyed … Continue reading

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Upcoming: A Very Special Post and a Reminder to Get Tested for HIV

Tomorrow, World AIDS Day, I have prepared a very special post. I have been working on this for months and I’d really appreciate it if you took the time to read it. It is my tribute to friends that I … Continue reading

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The 14 shocking HIV and AIDS myths people still believe today | Gay Star News

Tomorrow is World AIDS Day and it is an important annual event for me and the millions around the world who have lost someone to the disease and or know someone living with HIV. In this feature from Gay Star … Continue reading

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This Gay Teenage Couple Defies HIV Sterotypes – YouTube

This is a great video and a good follow up to Troye Sivan’s recent video and my comments. An interview with Chanse and Josh, both 19 years old and living in Shreveport, LA. They are about to smash most every … Continue reading

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