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Gerald Garth Wants You to Use Your Talents to Fight HIV Img
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Gerald Garth Wants You to Use Your Talents to Fight HIV

Garth wants to fight HIV, but he doesn't want to be a doctor. He's talented at communications and realizes that no matter your talent, you can be a part of the fight.

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Sons and Mothers Unite to Heal

The idea for the groundbreaking support group Sons and Mothers came to Depressed Black Gay Men (DBGM) President and CEO Antoine Craigwell and a colleague a couple of years after Craigwell contemplated suicide for the second time.

The Guyanese journa...

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In Treatment: Guy Anthony

Infected with HIV after he was date-raped six years ago, Guy Anthony is a walking reminder that no matter what cards life deals a person, he can turn tragedy into triumph.

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In Treatment: Brandon Kennedy

One in a series of articles about Black people living with HIV/AIDS who are considering treatment, successfully adhering to their regimen and/or getting to undetectable.

Brandon Kennedy has never been one to allow what other people think of him -- o...

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Q&A With Danielle Houston: BTAN Fellow Appointed to DHHS ARV Guideline Panel

Soon health care professionals who don't specialize in HIV/AIDS will be offered a helpful list of guidelines to follow, as provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Panel on Antiretroviral Guidelines for Adults and Adolescents.

A...

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Anal Cancer

Ask the Doctor: What Is HIV-Related Anal Cancer?

Every month HIV specialist Theresa Mack, M.D., M.P.H. -- an associate medical director at St. Luke's Medical Group in Harlem, N.Y. -- will answer your most pressing HIV/AIDS questions.

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually trans...

Ask the Doctor: HIV and Bone Disease Img

Ask the Doctor: HIV and Bone Disease

What is bone disease? Why do people with HIV appear to be especially at risk? What are the signs you might be developing bone problems? In this new overview from the Black AIDS Institute, Theresa Mack, M.D., M.P.H., will walk you through the basics....

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Ask the Doctor: What Is Hepatitis-and-HIV Co-Infection?

Every month, HIV specialist Theresa Mack, M.D., M.P.H. -- an associate medical director at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital's Medical Group in Harlem, N.Y. -- will answer your most pressing HIV/AIDS questions.

Hepatitis is a viral infection that attack...

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Ask the Doctor: What Should You Do if You Have Been Exposed to HIV?

Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), if taken correctly after exposure to HIV through risky activities like unprotected sex or needle sharing, can greatly reduce the odds a person will become infected. This handy article from Black AIDS Institute gives a...

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Personal Stories

Q&A With Oprah Guest Bridget Gordon, Who Sued Ex-Husband for Giving Her HIV

Ten years ago, Bridget Gordon had it all: the high-paying engineering career, the beautiful Los Angeles home and the handsome, loving husband. Or so she thought. Almost immediately after marrying the music executive, Gordon got sick. A trip to the do...