"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.
"We want our program to reflect today's science, as well as the terms most of our visitors use to tell their stories about HIV or to search for information about HIV and AIDS on our website," Miguel Gomez writes.
This summer, the AIDS United AmeriCorps program drew to a close after 22 years. Over the years, the program trained and placed over 800 AmeriCorps Members in HIV-focused community-based organizations, where they gained frontline experience in the fig...
"When I started volunteering there in December 1992, Project Inform remained persistent in its message that you could take charge of your own health, all the while struggling against the pain of losing friends, lovers and family members to AIDS," Dav...
Include trans people on advisory boards, identify and work with gatekeepers, conduct focus groups and use social media to find out what transgender people need. Then plan on meeting those needs, the panel concluded.
National networks of people living with HIV are fighting HIV stigma and criminalization, plus there's additional networks for women, trans people and Latino/a immigrants. Read about their work and how to get involved.