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Drugs, Fear and Loathing: Why Are So Few Getting HIV Prevention Drugs?

It's clear that the U.S. is failing when it comes to HIV prevention. Infections are rising among gay men, and new biomedical approaches are either not being promoted or are actively discouraged by providers. The AIDS activist group ACT UP/NY has docu...

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Are You HIP? Making Sense of High-Impact Prevention

If you want to curb new HIV infections in a specific group, like young gay men of color, what's the best way to do it? You could fund prevention and treatment groups staffed by people from that community. Or you could expand HIV testing for hospital ...

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Is a Microbicide the Game-Changer Gay Men Need?

As other articles in this issue of Achieve point out, the old adage of "Use a Condom Every Time" is not working. Rates of HIV infection are rising among men who have sex with men (MSM), not just in the U.S., but around the world, and especially among...

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The Five Pillars: A Plan to End the AIDS Epidemic in New York State

Less than two years after AIDS was first identified, New York State took the lead in the fight against the epidemic when Governor Mario Cuomo signed Executive Order 15 on May 16, 1983, establishing an Interagency Task Force on AIDS. Within two months...

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Labels Won't End HIV

"No fems, fats, blacks or Asians," "No one over 40," "DDF & Clean, U B 2" -- all words ridden with stigma and all parts of hookup culture that won't help bring an end to HIV.

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The New Politics of Spending: Ryan White, Medicaid and the ACA

A year and a half ago, on World AIDS Day 2011, President Obama committed the U.S. to getting "to zero" in the AIDS epidemic. This reflected earlier statements from Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, who called for the creation of an "AIDS-free genera...

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Ending Homelessness to End AIDS

When you recognize the fact that at least half of people with HIV have experienced homelessness or unstable housing, regardless of how they became infected, it's hard to ignore the likelihood that ending homelessness could be a huge step towards endi...

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Adventures in Online Cruising

Today, over 30 states in the U.S. make it a crime not to disclose one's HIV-positive status in certain sexual situations. In some of these states, a conviction will also place that person on a sex offender registry -- sometimes for life. This require...

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Having a Baby When You Have HIV

Early in the epidemic, people with HIV wrestled with the idea of having children, since there was a 25% chance the infant would be born with HIV. For some women and potential fathers, those odds were too high. Dina M., quoted in a 1991 article in The...

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Editorial: Have Sex!

Sexuality is an integral part of human identity. A healthy sex life may include relationships that evolve into friendships and sometimes lifelong commitments. And it can contribute to happiness, confidence, and pride. Yet persistent stigmas surroundi...