World AIDS Day is the time of year when everyone starts thinking about how they are affected by HIV/AIDS, including their loved ones, their friends, and their communities. We here at TheBody.com know that when it comes to the HIV/AIDS community, there's a lot of information to absorb. It can be difficult to know where to start, and that's why we have created the Features & News page for World AIDS Day 2012. There's no other place where you can get this much news and information in one place. Whether the information is in words or images, about science or about activism, you can find it all here!
Features | News
Features and News
Dress You Up in His Love: Mondo Guerra Designs HIV Community-Inspired Dress for World AIDS Day
By Mathew Rodriguez
Mondo Guerra entered Season 8 of Project Runway to gain notoriety for his chic fashion design skills. But after disclosing his HIV-positive status that season and winning the series' first All-Stars edition, Mondo found fame as an HIV advocate. In this interview, Mondo talks about his relationship with his doctor and explains how a mural at the U.S. Conference on AIDS led to the creation of a unique dress he's unveiled for World AIDS Day.
Confronting AIDS With Activism: Getting to Zero in the Philippines
By Mathew Rodriguez
When artist and activist Niccolo Cosme confronted the Philippines' Secretary of Health Enrique Ona dressed as an HIV virus, he did it to make a statement -- the government has to confront the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Philippines. As one of only nine countries in the world where the HIV infection rate is rising, the Philippines has the greatest prevention tool in its arsenal: a vibrant activist community ready to empower those most affected by HIV.
Vaccine Primer: Basic Science and Concepts
By Warren Tong
Getting to zero new HIV infections is possible with our current HIV prevention methods -- condom use, pre-exposure prophylaxis, education and more. But the holy grail of getting to zero remains an HIV vaccine. With efforts to develop a vaccine rejuvenated in recent years, some experts say we are at least 10 years away from an HIV vaccine, while other estimate a longer wait time.
The Local and the Global: HIV/AIDS Affects Us All (Infographic)
The CDC estimates that just below 1.2 million people in the US are living with HIV/AIDS -- and 44 percent of those cases live in only 12 US cities. And Africa has many countries with a higher prevalence and prevalence rate than the U.S. Want to learn more? Check out TheBody.com's very own infographic, and make sure to share it on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and elsewhere!