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Mondo Guerra on Adherence: How to Fashion Your HIV Treatment Plan Img

Mondo Guerra on Adherence: How to Fashion Your HIV Treatment Plan

Mondo Guerra rose to fame in 2010 with his run -- and public HIV disclosure -- on Project Runway. As he explains in this interview, he's now the spokesman for Project I Design, a campaign encouraging people with HIV to work with their doctors to ta...

Michael Kearns: The Truth Is Bad Enough -- A Blog Entry by Robert Breining Img

Michael Kearns: The Truth Is Bad Enough -- A Blog Entry by Robert Breining

Michael Kearns was the first Hollywood actor on record to come out as gay, which he did in the mid-1970s. Two decades later, he announced on Entertainment Tonight that he was HIV positive. Listen in as he discusses his history-making career, his ne...

Tamara Taylor: Actor, Activist Img

Tamara Taylor: Actor, Activist

What does the slogan "Greater Than AIDS" mean to Tamara Taylor of the TV show Bones? "It means beating it, arming ourselves with knowledge; it means coming together," she says."I think it means loving; I think it means self-respect."

Dennis Haysbert: Actor, Activist Img

Dennis Haysbert: Actor, Activist

Making HIV/AIDS testing routine within the black community has driven actor Dennis Haysbert's involvement in the cause for more than a dozen years. "I was one of the first African American actors to be tested on-screen to destigmatize the act of bein...

Jamar Rogers: Behind the Voice -- A POZ I AM Radio Transcript Img

Jamar Rogers: Behind the Voice -- A POZ I AM Radio Transcript

On Feb. 6, Jamar Rogers shared his HIV-positive status with millions as a prospective contestant on NBC's performance competition show The Voice. In this inspiring interview with POZIAM Radio, Jamar opens up about everything from his HIV diagnosis ...

Everyday Heroes: Wilson Cruz -- A Blog Entry by Brandon Lacy Campos Img

Everyday Heroes: Wilson Cruz -- A Blog Entry by Brandon Lacy Campos

So, being gay famous and all, I have had the occasion upon occasion to meet folks that are actually famous. One of my best friends is Bebe Zahara Benet, I am acquainted with Cheyenne Jackson, though better with his partner (fellow Minnesotan) Monte -...

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Essence Atkins: Actress, AIDS Activist, New Mother

One in a weekly series about the Black AIDS Institute's Greater Than AIDS ambassadors, who are using their VIP status in Black America to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS and HIV testing and treatment.

"If my water breaks, don't panic. Just boil some ...

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Yvette Nicole Brown: Building Community

One in a weekly series about the Black AIDS Institute's Greater Than AIDS ambassadors, who are using their VIP status in Black America to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS and HIV testing and treatment.

Yvette Nicole Brown is a devout Christian -- and ...

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MC Lyte: Hip-Hop Star and Actress

One in a weekly series about the Black AIDS Institute's Greater Than AIDS ambassadors, who are using their VIP status in Black America to increase awareness of HIV/AIDS and HIV testing and treatment.

"We're at a point where we need to ramp it up and...

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Bill Duke: Giving a Voice to the Voiceless

This is the first in a weekly series that will introduce our Greater Than AIDS ambassadors, Black artists and celebrities who are using their VIP status to shine a spotlight on HIV/AIDS. We'll tell you what they're doing in their careers as well as i...