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

By Jim Eigo for ACRIA and GMHC
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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 ...

By Emily Bass and Steven-Emmanuel Martinez for ACRIA and GMHC
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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...

By Mark Milano for ACRIA and GMHC
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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...

By ACRIA and GMHC
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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.

By Kali Lindsey for ACRIA and GMHC
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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...

By William McColl for ACRIA and GMHC
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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...

By Nancy Bernstine and Christine Campbell for ACRIA and GMHC
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HIV NEG UB2: Does Serosorting Protect You?

Safer sex is a gay, grass-roots invention. In fact, just about every behavioral technique used in the U.S. to stop or slow the spread of HIV was invented and first practiced by gay men. These techniques were considered risky by the public health esta...

By David Halperin and Robert Valadéz, M.S.W. for ACRIA and GMHC
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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...

By David Caron for ACRIA and GMHC
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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...

By Mark Milano for ACRIA and GMHC