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From Rural New York, Rolake Odetoyinbo Fights for the Rights of Nigerian Women and Girls With HIV Img

From Rural New York, Rolake Odetoyinbo Fights for the Rights of Nigerian Women and Girls With HIV

For National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on March 10, we honor the work of Rolake Odetoyinbo, who fights for the human rights of women and girls, the LGBT community, and people with HIV in Nigeria.

Florence Anam's Mission: Giving Young People a Reason to Live Img

Florence Anam's Mission: Giving Young People a Reason to Live

A gaggle of girls shuffle into Florence Anam's office for their monthly mentoring chat. A few describe their carefree childhoods and their world crumbling when they found out they were living with HIV.

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Sex Workers in Nigeria Need PrEP!

"The zeal I have for sex workers is peaked because I am a sex worker," explains Narah. "We need PrEP as sex workers in our country because most of our members are dying just because they have no knowledge about PrEP."

First Day on HIV Meds Brings a Miracle From Mother Nature Img

First Day on HIV Meds Brings a Miracle From Mother Nature

That day stands out in particular, because it snowed for a few hours, and the last time it snowed in Johannesburg was June 1981\. I joked with my specialist that Mother Nature was giving me something pretty to watch to take away the stress of getting...

Reaching Out to "Outcasts" in Ukraine's Prisons: A Photo Essay Img

Reaching Out to "Outcasts" in Ukraine's Prisons: A Photo Essay

When you're a gay-identified or HIV-positive inmate, support is crucial to your existence. Here's the story of one support initative in a Ukraine prison.

Let Us Learn to Have Difficult Conversations About Sex Img

Let Us Learn to Have Difficult Conversations About Sex

What are the difficulties aroung getting to zero in Kenya? A guest writer talks about addressing HIV in his home country.

Three Ways Nelson Mandela Fought AIDS: A Blog Entry by Candace Y.A. Montague Img

Three Ways Nelson Mandela Fought AIDS: A Blog Entry by Candace Y.A. Montague

"Did you know that Nelson Mandela was, at first, very quiet about AIDS? Yes, Nelson Mandela. The same man who spent 27 years in prison fighting for justice for the oppressed. "

Nelson Mandela: _Great_ Is Too Small a Word -- A Blog Entry by Dave R. Img

Nelson Mandela: Great Is Too Small a Word

While most modern leaders base their careers on the Machiavellian quote that "It is better to be feared than loved," a handful of people throughout history prove by their lives and work that that doesn't necessarily have to be true. Gandhi, Martin Lu...

'Blessed With an Empathetic HIV Doctor' in the 1980s Img

'Blessed With an Empathetic HIV Doctor' in the 1980s

There is not much to be said for a normal mid-suburban girl finding the man of her dreams, marrying him at age 21 and having two beautiful daughters by age 28\. Except that is me, and that was my life. Until something very unexpected came and turned ...

_Day One With HIV_: "The Most Agonizing Wait in My Life" Img

Day One With HIV: "The Most Agonizing Wait in My Life"

Matong was 36\. He had just lost his wife and their newborn child to AIDS-defining illnesses -- but HIV was the furthest thing from his mind as a potential culprit.