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"We are diverse people living with HIV, united to promote self-empowerment and enhanced quality of life for HIV-affected individuals through advocacy, education, peer support, and treatment activism."

AIDS Survival Project closed in 2008.

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Reason, Rationality and Madness and the AIDS Epidemic

This month, as we look towards the future of AIDS activism, I would like to share the following speech given by noted AIDS activist Gregg Gonsalves. His views on treatment activism clearly explain not only how important this issue remains if we have ...

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Cruising With Lazarus

Beyond the idea that perhaps God -- bored with the usual floods, earthquakes and locust -- created HIV as an alternative plague to punish us wicked humans, there have been other interesting theories about the origin of the virus that causes AIDS, t...

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25 Years of AIDS and HIV: Denial and the Global Epidemic 1999-2004

On June 5, 1981, the CDC introduced the world to the disease the eventually became known as AIDS. This is the third article in a series that looks back at some of the major milestones of the past 25 years. Parts 1-3 of this series can be found in the...

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Addressing the Rise in HIV Rates Among Young African-American MSM

With the summer months soon approaching, we here at AIDS Survival Project usually see a rise in the number of people testing positive for HIV. Young African-American Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) 18-26 years of age are testing positive at a distu...

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25 Years of AIDS and HIV: ACTing Up From 1987-1992

Learn MoreAdditional 1987-1992 information:ACT UP New YorkAvert.orgHistory of Ryan White CARE ActMark Harrington bioMartin Delaney bioIris Long interviewHistory of AIDS drug developmentThe Red RibbonElizabeth Glaser 1992 speechBob Hattoy 1992 speechM...

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Who Wouldn't Watch a Gay, Poz, Dating Reality Show?

I'm single. I'm gay. I'm living with HIV. I want my own reality show. Someone from the BRAVO television network, or even VH-1, should call me. Seriously. These are the people who gave us Project Runway (temperamental wannabe fashion designers are j...

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A Look Back at 1981-1986: In the Beginning of HIV and AIDS ...

In the period October 1980 - May 1981, five young men, all active homosexuals, were treated for biopsy-confirmed Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia at three different hospitals in Los Angeles, California. Two of the patients died. (Morbidity & Mortalit...

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HAART Turns 10

Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART), or combination therapy, is nearly ten years old. The first protease inhibitor, Invirase® (saquinavir hard gel capsule), was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on December 6, 1995. On...

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Vitamins & Supplements

Cell Protection: Antioxidants and Your Health

You may have heard the terms antioxidant and free radical before, but you may not know exactly what they are and how they relate to HIV and your overall health. In simple terms, free radicals are highly reactive, unstable molecules that are roaming...

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Harm Reduction All Around

Until there's a cure for HIV, equal parts creativity and pragmatism are essential for maximizing the health of people who are HIV positive while minimizing the spread of the virus. The theory and application of harm reduction techniques support bot...