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Are Condoms Over? Research and Reality for Gay Men

In the age of biomedical prevention, gay men's relationship to the condom is evolving -- but does that mean condoms have gone extinct?

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The Man Who Was Happy to Find Out He Had AIDS

Here, we have the account of a person who claims to be the only person who was actually happy to receive his HIV diagnosis. What do you think?

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What's Behind Rising HIV Infections in Youth?

I recently spoke with Donna Futterman, M.D., the Director of the Adolescent AIDS Program at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, and Linda Wesp, FNP-C, a Nurse Practitioner there, about the increasing epidemic in adolescents and youth.

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Is a Microbicide the Game-Changer Gay Men Need?

As other articles in this issue of Achieve point out, the old adage of "Use a Condom Every Time" is not working. Rates of HIV infection are rising among men who have sex with men (MSM), not just in the U.S., but around the world, and especially among...

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Personal Stories

One Small Break From Religion, One Giant Leap Into Pride

"I was 25 years old," Mark Milano remembers. "I was a devout, born-again Catholic who went to charismatic prayer meetings and prayed in tongues. And I despised myself. To my core."

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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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Having a Baby When You Have HIV

Early in the epidemic, people with HIV wrestled with the idea of having children, since there was a 25% chance the infant would be born with HIV. For some women and potential fathers, those odds were too high. Dina M., quoted in a 1991 article in The...

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Prevention or Prosecution?

On May 24th, Queerocracy, a New York City grassroots organization, held a community forum on HIV criminalization at the LGBT Center. Entitled "Prosecution vs. Prevention", it highlighted the many abuses the U.S. criminal justice system applies to peo...

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Anal Cancer

Personal Perspective -- The Good Patient: Fighting Anal Cancer

Five years ago, at age 50, my doctor suggested I get an anal Pap smear. "What's that?" I asked. She told me it was a test for precancerous lesions caused by HPV (human papillomavirus), and that any gay man with HIV should have one done on a regular b...

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The Return of "Hit Hard, Hit Early!"

Introduction Raising The Bar Decisions, Decisions ...

Introduction

The Return of 'Hit Hard, Hit Early!' As a person living with HIV for almost 30 years, I've had a love/hate relationship with the HIV treatment guidelines put out by the Depart...