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Jim Pickett

Jim Pickett is the senior director of prevention advocacy and gay men’s health at AIDS Foundation Chicago. His work focuses on research and implementation advocacy in support of new HIV prevention technologies.

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Our Ending the Epidemic Plan Needs to Invest in PrEP—but Not Just the Cost of the Pill

To prevent HIV, we must invest in preventative care, including lab tests.

By Giffin Daughtridge, M.D. and Jim Pickett
Undetectable = Untransmittable -- The Noise, the Joys, and the Nuances Img
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Undetectable = Untransmittable -- The Noise, the Joys, and the Nuances

"[L]et's focus on how U=U should impact our delivery of HIV care services to people living with HIV," Jim Pickett writes.

By Jim Pickett for AIDS Foundation of Chicago
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Face the Facts: HIV Is Still a Gay Disease, Activist Says

Jim Pickett

HIV has forced me to separate the bull from the shit, make priorities, get real.

Sounds familiar, doesn't it?

Meanwhile, back at the ranch -- the USA Not OK Corral -- gay men in the land of milk and honey continue to go hungry in the d...

By Jim Pickett for Positively Aware
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Pickett Fences: Happy Town: I Met Angel in a Bathhouse in Bilbao

Jim Pickett

I slipped away from a group with whom I was traveling through Spain several years ago, caught a taxi in front of my hotel after a noshie dinner of tapas and Rioja, and had the driver drop me at the so non-descript as to be practically in...

By Jim Pickett for Positively Aware
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Personal Stories

Marathon Man

Jim Pickett

On October 10, in exactly two weeks, I will run 26.2 miles in the Chicago Marathon.

I began training for this day in April, via the AIDS Marathon Training Program. This program, which exists in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco...

By Jim Pickett for Positively Aware
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News

Test Positive Aware Network Turns 15

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Chicago's Test Positive Aware Network. What began as an informal meeting, held in founder Chris Clason's living room nearly two decades ago, has survived the myriad growing pains becoming an established agenc...

By Jim Pickett for Positively Aware