HIV/AIDS Year in Review: Looking Back on 2010 (and Ahead to 2011)
December 2, 2010
As an action-packed year for the HIV/AIDS community draws to a close, TheBody.com takes stock of 2010 in this series of articles. Please add your comments on what you feel are the top HIV/AIDS stories of the year!
- HIV/AIDS Community Spotlight: People Who Made a Difference in 2010
The HIV/AIDS advocates on our list center their work in the belief that policy, oppressive systems and power (or the lack thereof) directly impact the most marginalized people around the world. While we know we have left out many, this brief listing is meant to be a sample, a spotlight shined on a small number of those without whom living with HIV today might be no better than it was 30 years ago.
- Top HIV/AIDS-Related Clinical Developments of 2010
David Wohl, M.D., takes an in-depth look at the recent research and other major developments that are most likely to impact how HIV is prevented and treated. (Fair warning: This article can get pretty technical, but each story has a "bottom line" section to help explain its importance.)
- The Buzz Factor: Most Talked-About Stories on TheBody.com in 2010
Every year, TheBody.com publishes thousands of articles -- but a handful always stand out as the most popular, exciting or controversial.
- 10 Tips for the Media on How to Stop Screwing Up HIV/AIDS Coverage
Oh what a year it's been for HIV/AIDS in 2010! We took a thorough look at how the media covered the epidemic throughout the year -- the good, the bad and the ugly -- and came up with 10 important lessons for journalists so that they don't mess it up again in 2011.
- Strangest but Truest Posts of 2010 in TheBody.com's "Ask the Experts" Forums
We scoured our "Ask the Experts" forums and nominated 10 posts we feel are the "best of the worst" of 2010. Which of our 10 nominees did you decide was the most bizarre question about HIV asked at TheBody.com this year? The one about semen in coffee? The crotch-licking dog? The sexually pleasuring spoon? Take a look at the final tally -- and at unfortunate examples of the ignorance about HIV transmission that persists in our society today.
- Word on the Street: "Looking Back at 2010 in Terms of HIV/AIDS, What Do You Want to See Change in 2011?"
So many challenges still face the HIV/AIDS community as we close out the third decade of the pandemic. This idea is reflected in the responses of many community members who responded when TheBody.com posed this question.
- Bloggers' Forum: Perspectives on the Year That Was
- 2010: A Year of Promise
Gary Bell reminds readers of recent promising advances in U.S. HIV/AIDS policy and surveys the effects of the financial crisis on funding for treatment and research.
- Out and Proud
To close out the year, Richard Cordova III implores HIV-positive people who are able to disclose to do so proudly, as he does, and demand the respect they deserve.
- Breaking the Silence?
Fogcityjohn acknowledges his first anniversary as a blogger on TheBody.com with a review of past topics he's written about -- and why he chose to write in the first place.
- Hold the Line
Enrique Franco recaps his year of becoming more active in the Latino HIV/AIDS community -- and shares a soldier's advice for coping with the challenges a year can bring.
- 2010: A Reappraisal Reveals a Turning Point in the Pandemic
Dr. Bob Frascino reviews highlights in HIV prevention and cure research that came down the pike in 2010.
- My T Cells Could Use a Facelift
Mark S. King reviews some of the year's developments in HIV and aging, and releases a "Director's Cut" of one of his favorite video blogs, "When My T Cells Are Old and Gray."
- What They Say Is True: You Do Have to Go There to Come Back
Magnetic Mama's back from her eight-month trip around the world -- and for the first time since her husband's HIV diagnosis, the virus no longer rules her life.
- A Look in the Rearview Mirror: Washington, D.C., and HIV/AIDS in 2010
Candace Y. A. Montague gives a month-by-month recap of an often turbulent, always exciting year in HIV/AIDS in the U.S.'s capital city.
- Routine Opt-Out HIV Testing in 2011: The Road to Civility Is Paved With Forgiveness
There have been few dull moments in Ed Perlmutter's first year as an "accidental activist" for routine opt-out HIV testing; here, he reaffirms the importance of this fight as we enter 2011.
- Marvels, Milestones and Mom: The Ups and Downs in a Year of Functional-HIV-Cure Research
Loreen Willenberg reviews the year in research around HIV controllers and therapeutic vaccine development -- and highlights her organization's contribution to building the "controller community" this year.
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