"We are highlighting the strength of the community," explained founder Cecilia Chung. "At the same time, we want to honor individual stories and resilience."
VAVA VOOM is Visual AIDS' dazzling spring benefit to honor and support artists living with HIV and fighting the epidemic.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today officially changed the name of AIDS.gov, the federal government's leading source for information about HIV, to HIV.gov.
HIV-Positive Women Overwhelmingly Report Leading Healthier, More Self-Assured Lives Thanks to The Well Project
Since its founding in 2002, it's helped hundreds of thousands of women living with HIV. Get the stories behind the statistics on The Well Project.
"Colorado Advocacy Day was a huge success on April 21st," Barb Cardell writes. "This early chance to discuss the science of HIV, basics of advocacy, language and partnership with CORA organizations gave us a strong base from which to grow."
"It is not our culture, our machismo, or our gay sex that requires your immediate attention," writes Miguel Garcia, who urges non-profits to shift their deficiency-based gaze to themselves.
"I am a gay man of color openly living with HIV," writes Andrew Spieldenner, Ph.D., chair of United States People Living With HIV Caucus, "and I no longer see a place for my kind of leadership in HIV agencies."
Advocacy groups for patients with cancer, Alzheimer's, HIV and other diseases almost always accept funding from pharmaceutical firms, and many fail to report any contributions, new research shows.
"A sense of humor helps, especially when you work for an organization with a mission statement that addresses an enormous and sometimes nightmarish public health crisis," Mark S. King writes.
Some HIV journalists got a nasty surprise recently when they attempted to register for NMAC's National HIV PrEP Summit.