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Personal Stories

Changing My Genes

Living with AIDS for more than 22 years is a personal accomplishment -- one that I celebrate with my healthcare provider. This achievement has also been a journey that gave me the opportunity to learn more about myself, HIV, my immune system, and oth...

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Sex Workers

Sex Workers Not Welcome Here

"Where are all the red umbrellas?" a conference attendee asked in the busy corridors of the 2012 International AIDS Conference. She was referring to the international sex worker community, which has adopted the red umbrella as its symbol. Others also...

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Personal Stories

Looking Back, Looking Forward

At the end of this year, I will finish my final term as a New York State Senator. I was first elected to the Senate in 1998, after serving in the New York City Council for seven years. I have worked hard to represent my community and constituents on ...

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Hepatitis C

My Fight for a Hepatitis C Cure

I thought I had dodged a bullet. I had stopped using heroin intravenously in the early '70s and tested HIV negative. My husband wasn't so lucky -- he died of complications from AIDS in 1987, two years after our son died from SIDS. I started going to ...

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Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C: New Dangers, New Hopes

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is perhaps one of the most overlooked viral infections worldwide, despite being very common and preventable. Recently, it has become apparent that the risk of transmitting HCV during sex had been underestimated because earlier...

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The Future of HIV Prevention

Three decades into the HIV epidemic, the number of new infections remains distressingly high. In the U.S. the number has held steady at about 50,000 for several years. On a global level, UNAIDS estimates that there were 2.7 million new HIV infections...

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News

Where's the Cure? A Look at Research Across the U.S.

In 2009, Martin Delaney, a leading AIDS activist and the founder of Project Inform, co-authored an article in Science calling for a new "HIV Collaboratory" to focus on cure research. The Collaboratory would be designed "to accelerate basic discovery ...

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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...

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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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Personal Stories

Personal Perspective: Dating and Disclosing

In this day and age, with HIV being so common in the gay community, I would think that talking about your HIV status would be a normal part of dinner date conversation. But talking about it while dating can still be taboo and awkward. I know it can b...