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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.

By Ernesto for ACRIA and GMHC

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

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

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...

By Mark Milano for ACRIA and GMHC

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

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...

By Pamala Ellis, RN, B.S.N., CMC, ACRN for ACRIA and GMHC

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 ...

By Name withheld for ACRIA and GMHC

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...

By Dan Eddie Nthara for ACRIA and GMHC

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...


From Stigma to Pride

As a sex worker, I had a range of experiences trading sexual services. It began as a way to support myself in college, and I worked as few hours as possible, to leave time for schoolwork and my other job as an English tutor. But I stayed in the sex i...

By Amanda Reese for ACRIA and GMHC