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When I Was Young and Didn't Know Better

The extent of Ernesto's HIV education in a school in Far Rockaway, Queens? A viewing of the movie "Kids." See why he says he's a product of a failed sex education.

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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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What's Behind Rising HIV Infections in Youth?

I recently spoke with Donna Futterman, M.D., the Director of the Adolescent AIDS Program at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, and Linda Wesp, FNP-C, a Nurse Practitioner there, about the increasing epidemic in adolescents and youth.

I'd like to star...

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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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Slipping Through the Cracks: Why Does Mother-to-Child Transmission Still Happen?

She had just arrived at Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge and was already in labor. As I did my screening, she told me her boyfriend was HIV positive, but she had not had an HIV test, received any prenatal care, nor taken any HIV meds to prevent transm...

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My Baby Has HIV

Let me start off by thanking God for being able to write down my story and making me stronger in this time. I think it's important for people to know why some babies are still being born with HIV.

I didn't even know I was pregnant until I was about ...

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Fighting for Women: HIV Prevention in Sub-Saharan Africa

Love, hope, and care are expectations among married women and those in relationships. Marriage and childbearing are highly valued in African cultures, and girls are expected to be married by age 16. When that age comes and goes and no suitors are mak...

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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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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...