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VAVA VOOM: Visual AIDS Hosts Vanguard Award Honors

The 13th annual Visual AIDS Vanguard Awards (VAVA VOOM) gala honored the careers and achievements of artists and community members who through their work, talent, and dedication strengthen the cultural history of art, AIDS, and activism in our commun...

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PrEP Disconnect: What's Missing From PrEP Messaging?

"It seems as if there's a real disconnect when it comes to PrEP, the populations that need it, and messages to them about it," Charles Sanchez writes.

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Personal Stories

Going XXX: HIV-Positive Activist Jack Mackenroth Comes Into His Own

The former Project Runway contestant and HIV activist makes a foray into adult entertainment.

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Personal Stories

South African Artist Spends Month as Curator With Visual AIDS

Although he is a painter, digital artist, and print maker, MC Roodt works in both the art and health arenas. "I started out as an artist, actually, but very quickly moved into community spaces."

'Stonewall Strong': John-Manuel Andriote's Take on Resilience in the Face of HIV Img
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'Stonewall Strong': John-Manuel Andriote's Take on Resilience in the Face of HIV

Author John-Manuel Andriote tells inspiring stories of his own experiences and pivotal happenings in LGBTQ history in the past hundred years, showing how often the gay community has been bold, loving, strong, victorious, and resilient.

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Inside 'The Assassination of Gianni Versace's' Story of High Fashion, Homicide and HIV

What does the new series on Versace's murder and the disclosure that he was HIV positive tell us about HIV stigma today?

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Coping

MyHIVTeam: Community at Your Fingertips

When you're in need of a friend -- maybe someone who is just like you, living with HIV, and understanding of the unique physical and emotional challenges experienced by a person living with HIV -- there's an app for that.

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Personal Stories

Meeting Armistead Maupin: My Moment With the Legendary Author

"What do you do when you meet one of your heroes?" Charles Sanchez asks. "Well, if you're me, you gush, nervously giggle, say something you shouldn't, then ask for a favor."

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Personal Stories

HIV Hero: Gregg Cassin and the Healing Power of Community

Gregg Cassin has spent his entire career helping people with HIV heal by connecting and telling their stories. He's recently created the "Honoring Our Experience" retreat to support long-term survivors.

George Towne, 'Mike With Skull'
Personal Stories

Hot Guys and Heroes: HIV-Positive Artist George Towne

George Towne is an artist living with HIV. And he likes to paint hot guys. And landscapes that hot guys frequent.