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Take to Twitter to Tell W. Virginia's Legislature to Stop Abstinence-Based Sex & HIV/AIDS Education!

Over the last year, a few patterns about HIV/AIDS have become abundantly clear. The first is that media coverage of HIV/AIDS has sharply declined, which may coincide with the fact that many in the US no longer see the disease as the country's number ...

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HIV Infection Rates Continue to Rise Among MSM and Communities of Color

Last week the CDC released its latest figures on HIV/AIDS infection rates within the United States, and a few things were made clear.

The good news is that overall, new HIV infections on the whole have not increased. Since the mid 90s, the annual do...

Is "AIDS Fatigue" Real? Media Coverage of HIV/AIDS Has Sharply Declined Img

Is "AIDS Fatigue" Real? Media Coverage of HIV/AIDS Has Sharply Declined

A recent ruling that found a New York City realtor guilty of HIV discrimination "was a monumental achievement and very big news," Housing Works' Sunny Bjerk writes. "Yet save a few HIV/AIDS organizations and some wonderful social media chatter, the s...

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We Stand With Mark: The Nonsense of HIV Criminalization Continues

Many U.S. states criminalize HIV exposure even when the virus is never transmitted. Sunny Bjerk of Housing Works talks about the case of Mark Hunter of Washington, D.C., who faces a 30-year prison sentence despite an undetectable viral load and consi...

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Housing Works and Other NYC Orgs Descend on Hofstra to Protest HIV Criminalization Laws

Last night, four buses carrying activists from Housing Works, Occupy Wall Street, ACT-UP, and Queerocracy descended on Hofstra University to protest the criminalization of HIV as the second Presidential debate got underway.

The activists were joined...

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PEPFAR: The Little Bo-Beep That Was

After the rabble-rousing at the Republican National Convention, many of us looked forward to the Democratic National Convention and hearing what President Obama had to say about HIV/AIDS and ending the public health crisis of our time.

Many of us we...

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Silence = Death, and the RNC Has Been Pretty Deadly So Far

Now, on the third day of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL, it should come as no surprise that the GOP continues to speak about HIV/AIDS issues in the same way that they have over the last few years: silently, if at all.

This reti...

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Welcome Positive Health Project to Our Family of Comprehensive Services!

We are proud to announce a new partnership with the Positive Health Project (PHP), which will strengthen PHP and expand access to services for New Yorkers most at risk of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B and C.

Positive Health Project was founded in 1993 to...

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Youth Action Institute -- Five Days in the Life of a Young AIDS Activist

AIDS activism isn't just for the old guard: Rickey "Rico" Robinson is part of a new generation of activists gearing up to carry on the fight against HIV in the U.S. He gives us a glimpse into his recent training experience in this Housing Works artic...

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U.S. Panel Recommends What We've Been Saying for Years: HIV Testing for All

What a difference six years can make. Today news broke that the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force is planning to recommend that HIV testing become a standard part of all routine check-ups for all patients, making HIV testing akin to the ways in w...