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CDC: U.S. Hispanics/Latinos Three Times More Likely to Be Diagnosed With HIV Than Whites, With Rising Rates in Gay Men Img

CDC: U.S. Hispanics/Latinos Three Times More Likely to Be Diagnosed With HIV Than Whites, With Rising Rates in Gay Men

CDC acknowledges that "much work still needs to be done" to reach Latinos. Elicia Gonzales of Philadelphia's GALAEI says that funding limited to testing and linkage to care puts HIV prevention work into a vacuum that neglects the needs of many.

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Did Danny Pintauro's Appearance on The View Help or Hurt HIV Prevention?

"Be careful kids, and just say no," says Josh Kruger. "Otherwise, one day, you'll have to sit on a couch in a studio and suffer fools gladly, inadvertently perpetuating HIV stigma along the way, because you need to promote your inspirational speaking...

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HIV-Positive Helicopter Paramedic Grounded Due to Status

After disclosing his status, the high-flying paramedic was told he had to get clearance through medical boards in five different states to return to work. He refused and was reassigned to a lower-paying job in the dispatch center. Now, he's suing to ...

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What Will It Take for Republicans to Care About HIV/AIDS?

After watching the latest presidential candidate debate with its shout-outs for curing diabetes, cancer and heart disease, Josh Kruger notes that "the proverbial Republican kitchen table doesn't always have seats for us HIV-positive folks, queer folk...

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More Americans Know Their HIV Status, but Some States Still Straggling, Says CDC

According to the CDC, about 87% of people in the U.S. know their HIV status. Efforts are still underway to get us to our 90% nationwide goal.

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Transgender Health, HIV Prevention and Treatment Intersect at San Francisco's TRANS: THRIVE

At the Philadelphia Trans-Health Conference, San Francisco's TRANS: THRIVE made quite an impression as a model for how to do transgender HIV care and prevention.

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Just Whose Life Was Ruined in the Michael Johnson Case?

In his analysis of the Michael Johnson case, Josh Kruger writes, "I have empathy for people who are in pain, but I have zero sympathy for people who refuse to accept responsibility for their own decisions."

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When I Was HIV Negative, I Was Scared of Sex With HIV-Positive People, Too

Years ago, Josh Kruger rejected someone who was HIV positive because of fear. Now, living with HIV himself, he got a second chance to talk about his ignorance with the man he rejected.

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Stop Scaring Younger Generations With Stigmatic Images of HIV/AIDS

"We should empower each other with knowledge; we shouldn't oppress each other with emotionally charged hogwash," says Josh Kruger, who recently faced his own self-stigma.

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Why Did We Immediately Panic Over Ebola but Not HIV?

What are the similarities between Ebola hysteria and early AIDS hysteria? The answer is complicated and infuriating, says Josh Kruger.