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Why Are Teenagers Not Using Condoms? A Video Blog Entry by Jermaine Wright

Let me first start by saying that if used properly, condoms are a very effective way to prevent pregnancy and the spread of STDs and HIV. Although I discuss engaging in raw sex, I am not against the use of condoms; neither am I advocating for their u...

By Jermaine Wright

This Positive Life: An Interview With Sarah

Sarah, let's start from the beginning. Can you tell our readers how you got HIV?

When I was born, my mother had a pretty bad C-section \cesarean section]. As a result, she had to get a blood transfusion, and the blood transfusion was tainted. So sh...

By Erika Nelson

New HIV Prevention Film, "Women's Voices, Women's Lives," Focuses on African Americans

Anne Norris of Newton, Mass., who is an associate professor in the Boston College Connell School of Nursing, recently co-developed a new HIV prevention and education program for female African-American adolescents. In the film, "Women's Voices, Women...

By CDC National Prevention Information Network

Scarlet Letter "A"

Art by Russell McGonagle

I would like to share three stories, more specifically, one story involving three people: Billy, Danny, and Chris. Similarities? All three were college students. They were all gay men. And they were young, very young and liv...

By Chris Bell for Positively Aware