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About World AIDS Day: As the eyes of the global public focus on HIV for World AIDS Day, will they see accurate facts and authentic perspectives, or stigmatizing speculation and dangerous misinformation? After 20 years as the Web's leading resource on HIV, TheBody.com will stay steadfast in our dedication to reliable information, support and resources by and for the HIV community, offering these and other articles for World AIDS Day 2015.

Why do 183 countries lack immediate HIV treatment access policies that would improve the health of people with HIV and effectively prevent HIV transmission? Health GAP's Amirah Sequeira says the time to act is now.
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In his long career, Rod McCullom has often been the only person of color in the room-- and almost always the only gay black man. As he became a Knight Science Journalism fellow, he paused to reflect on what he's learned.
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For the 26th Day With(out) Art, Visual AIDS offers a digital slideshow with incisive work by artists with HIV and facts from today's epidemic, as well as online galleries -- two of which were curated by TheBody.com bloggers.
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"Every five years we have more than doubled the number of people on life-saving treatment," said Michel Sidibé of UNAIDS. "We need to do it just one more time to break the AIDS epidemic and keep it from rebounding."
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As the late year holidays spur reflection, Tim shares his "upsides" in prison and his gratitude for being able to share his story.
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Back from a week-long HIV cruise, Lynda Arnold began to question if we did enough to teach the younger generation, and shares the struggles of living with HIV-related dementia.
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On World AIDS Day, David Fawcett reminds us that addiction is not a moral issue -- it is a medical problem, one that directly impacts our ability to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
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"Charlie Sheen and I have had our share, and perhaps your share, of amazing sexual encounters," writes Francisco. "Destigmatizing our sex lives and leading dialogue about the criminalization birthed by that stigma requires us to tell our discomforting truth."
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How will we get the funds to make HIV treatment accessible to all who want it, scale up HIV prevention and advance on human rights? UNAIDS offers the views of five advocates.
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"I didn't want my mother to have to bury her daughter. And she didn't. She's now 85 years old," writes performer Sherri Lewis, who took a break from the HIV world in 2012 to experience life differently.
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Since the 1990s, Kolb has worked with entertainment media on HIV storylines. Now, she's helping 13 million weekly viewers learn about HIV testing, PrEP and serodiscordant couples on the hit show How to Get Away With Murder.
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Just weeks before World AIDS Day, actor Charlie Sheen announced that he is HIV positive. Read our original reporting and analysis on Sheen's disclosure and its aftereffects, plus noteworthy perspectives from our bloggers and content partners.
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Sheen's story is all about HIV in 2015 -- undetectability, treatment as prevention and PrEP, plus acute and pervasive stigma, fear and threats of criminalization. It's our moment to share these new basics of HIV.
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