Features and News
World AIDS Day is a time of year when we can focus on how we're affected by HIV/AIDS, including our loved ones, our friends, and our communities. We here at TheBody.com know that when it comes to HIV/AIDS, 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 2013. There's no other place where you can get this much news and information in one place. Take a dive in and make sure that this year, you get zero misinformation about HIV/AIDS.
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World AIDS Day 2013 Features
HIV Prevention, Young Gay Men of Color and the Fourth Wave of HIV Activism
By Mathew Rodriguez
At the nexus of many contributing factors (economic disempowerment, homophobia, racism, stigma, inadequate school systems and criminalization) are young gay men of color, a group considered by many in the HIV community to be facing "AIDS 2.0" -- a second epidemic.
HIV and Baby Makes Three Busts Pregnancy Myths With True Life Stories
By Mathew Rodriguez
After meeting a serodiscordant couple who had an HIV-negative child via condomless sex -- and effective HIV treatment and care -- health writer Heather Boerner knew this was a story that needed to be told to people outside the HIV community. Now, Boerner wants to create an interactive Kindle Single to share this and other stories and facts with a wider audience, so that others can learn from these couples' modern version of "having it all": a loving spouse, a healthy baby and HIV.
Knowing Your HIV Status Is Sexy, Says New NSFW Video
Have you ever been nervous that disclosing your HIV status might lead to rejection? When it comes to HIV and sex, do you think silence equals getting laid? A new video from Impulse Group, an HIV/AIDS educational organization, shows just how sexy it can be when you know your status. Check out the steamy, NSFW (not suitable/safe for work) video and share it with friends.
poster/VIRUS: Artists Affected by HIV Use Images to Make Daring Statements
This year with the poster/VIRUS project we continue to make new assertions about AIDS. We have worked with artists and activists on a series of works that address poverty, sex work, HIV disclosure, queers, incarceration, criminalization, privilege and neo-liberalism.
Young Gay Men and HIV/AIDS: A Global Epidemic (Infographic)
In every region of the world, two things are true -- gay men are at increased risk for HIV, and so are young people. Due to a confluence of factors, young gay men are often left out of research, policy and programs that are designed for adult gay men, the general pool of youth, or the overall population. What is the current state of the global epidemic among young gay men and how do we address it?
Deaf-REACH's HIV Prevention Program Speaks the Deaf Community's Language
By Mathew Rodriguez
Think about it: When visiting the doctor, do you need an interpreter? Are your parents or friends unable to talk to you freely and easily about sex? How do you tell the guy at 7-Eleven to get you some condoms from inside the glass case when your first language is American Sign Language? These and other things could stand in the way of "getting to zero" in the deaf community, but Sylvie Soulier and Deaf-REACH are on the front lines of making sure deaf communities get the appropriate prevention outreach they need.
Celebrity Tweets from World AIDS Day 2013
World AIDS Day is a time for the whole world to talk about how we can achieve the goal of "getting to zero" new infections, zero new AIDS-related deaths, and zero stigma. As the one platform where the whole world can converse at the same time, the Internet has become one of the most active gathering places on World AIDS Day. Celebrities, politicians, comedians and community based organizations all shared their thoughts and messages on World AIDS Day, and we compiled just a few to show you what happens when awareness goes viral.
Mondo Guerra Is Going to Dress You Up in HIV Awareness
After being closeted about his own HIV-positive status for 10 years, Mondo Guerra's disclosure on Project Runway turned him into an overnight celebrity activist. Now his life is dedicated to a campaign that encourages people living with HIV to take control of their own health -- and he unveiled some new community-inspired designs this World AIDS Day.
United States People Living With HIV Stigma Index Launches for World Aids Day
Advocates expose U.S. failures to address HIV stigma and discrimination and propose an anti-stigma empowerment tool based on community research.
Increasing Access to HIV Drugs and Other Essential Medicines in Middle-Income Nations and for Key Populations Globally
"We have less than 1,000 days to realize the UNAIDS political commitment of ensuring that 15 million people living with HIV have access to treatment by 2015," said Dr. George Ayala, executive director of the MSMGF. "The treatment gap has widened since the revision of the WHO's recommendation to initiate ART at CD4 counts below 500 cells/mm3. This policy brief is the latest call for improved access to and scale-up of treatment."