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10 Moments in HIV/AIDS Stigma and Bias in 2014

Rod McCullom,; Posted Nov 25, 6:01 p.m. ET

The earliest days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic were marked by fear, ignorance and misinformation. Unfortunately, there are still many examples of  modern-day HIV stigma and bias, which remain "pervasive and pernicious."

How PrEP Helped One HIV-Negative Woman Become a Mother

Mathew Rodriguez,; Posted Nov 25, 3:43 p.m. ET

Poppy and Ted of San Francisco were ready to become parents -- even though Ted was HIV positive. After many disappointments, Poppy found pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Read about her journey.

Five ID/HIV Things to Be Grateful for This Holiday Season, 2014 Edition

Paul E. Sax, M.D., Journal Watch; Posted Nov 24, 7:27 p.m. ET

With all that seems to be going wrong in the world today, it's easy to lose sight of the amazing new progress we've made in our fight against HIV and other infectious diseases. Paul Sax, M.D., shares his top five highlights of the year.

Health GAP, Global AIDS Treatment Group, Invites Public to Welcome New Leaders at NYC Party

Staff Writer,; Posted Nov 24, 4:55 p.m. ET

The group, dedicated to eliminating barriers to global access to affordable life-sustaining medications for people living with HIV/AIDS, is entering its next phase of work by welcoming new leadership located on two continents.

Share Your Stories!

Everyone living with HIV has a story to tell. Find out how to share your own experiences in one or both of the series below, which feature the writings of readers like you.

Day One With HIV: Finding Out Your Status, in Your Own Words

Regardless of where or how it happened, the day you received your HIV-positive diagnosis was likely among the most intense days you'll ever live through. Some of's readers have generously shared their experiences -- to reflect on how they've changed, and so that others would know that they too can survive, and even thrive, following that fateful day. How did you get through it?

Other Sides of HIV: People Taking HIV Meds Share Stories About Side Effects

Many types of medications can save or improve lives, but they can also have unintended consequences. For some people living with HIV, taking meds can be a complicated cycle -- and for others, a Sunday stroll. Medication side effects can be mild or life altering, horrible or even pleasurable; some people living with HIV never experience any at all. It seems like everyone's got a story about side effects. What's yours?


Can Selfies in the Shower Fight HIV Stigma? Lather, Rinse, Snap, Repeat!

Mathew Rodriguez,; Posted Nov 24, 4:30 p.m. ET

Jack Mackenroth is back with a sexy, soapy new challenge, and he wants to raise $1 million toward a cure for HIV.

Brad Crelia, HIV-Positive Journalist and Activist, Dead at 29

Mathew Rodriguez ,; Posted Nov 24, 4:04 p.m. ET remembers Brad Crelia, HIV-positive activist, journalist, budding politician and unwavering spirit, dead at 29.

World AIDS Day Starts in Your Own Backyard

David Duran,; Posted Nov 21, 3:52 p.m. ET

Is World AIDS Day about the local? Or the global? When you think about World AIDS Day, "where" should you think about?

Weeding Out Systemic Stigma in the HIV Epidemic Among Black and Latino Gay Men

Julie "JD" Davids,; Posted Nov 21, 1:54 p.m. ET

How is stigma like a garden where some plants get nourishment and others struggle to thrive with less support? This report breaks it down, and explains what we can do to reduce the effect of stigma in the lives of black and Latino men at risk for HIV.

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The Other HIV Stigma: An Inside Job

David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.,; Posted Nov 21, 1:00 p.m. ET

"Internalized stigma can be especially destructive because it begins to distort how someone views him or herself. It hijacks the imagination of the person."

What Does HIV Stigma Look Like in Your Community?

Mathew Rodriguez,; Posted Nov 21, 12:38 p.m. ET

Stigma has many faces and many names. When we talk about HIV stigma, are we all talking about the same thing? To find out what stigma means in different places and spaces in the U.S., asked people working in HIV to comment on what stigma looks like in their community.

START Study Could Change How We Look at HIV Treatment, and HIV Itself

Simon Collins,; Posted Nov 21, 10:01 a.m. ET

"As an activist living with HIV, I want decisions about my care to be supported by evidence. Jumping ahead of the data -- even with the best intentions -- has led to treatment guidelines in the past getting it wrong."

Snapshots and Stories Outshine Stigma on "A Day With HIV"

Staff Writer,; Posted Nov 21, 9:18 a.m. ET

Across 13 countries on four continents on Sept. 9, people snapped a photo for A Day With HIV. For the past five years, A Day With HIV has stepped out against stigma, by sharing pictures and stories. We are happy to share a slice of life from that day.

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