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World AIDS Day 2013

Nov 29, 2013 | STDs/STIs |HIV | Comments (0)

This Sunday, December 1st, is World AIDS Day.

Those of you who were teens or adults in the 1980’ and 1990’s, remember how AIDS was a dominant force in the culture and media? AIDS in the news almost daily….plots and storylines in movies and television shows. Fundraisers, awareness campaigns.

Attention to HIV/AIDS has hardly gone away but I don’t think we hear as much about it these days. That’s a shame, because we have a great deal of work to do!

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The Missing Link: HIV and the Sexual Health Conversation

Sep 19, 2013 | HIV |Sexual Health | Comments (0)

HIV care is a part of sexual health: seems obvious, but pairing the two together might not happen as often as you’d think. Sexual health psychotherapist Douglas Braun-Harvey, MFT, talks about the frequent disconnect between HIV services and basic sexual health principles, and what to do about it. 


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Living with HIV in the Post-Activist Era

Feb 28, 2013 | HIV |LGBTQ | Comments (0)
How to Survive a Plague

HIV treatment has come a long way since the early 1980s, when AIDS was more prominently a sure killer. Today, a person can live a long and healthy life with the proper medication. However, as highlighted in a recent New York Times article, a new type of struggle has arisen for many HIV-positive activists in the United States—the struggle to live healthy lives in a post-activism era.


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A “HONEY BOO BOO” STAR REVEALS HIS HIV DIAGNOSIS – Should you go to jail for not disclosing your HIV status?

Jan 18, 2013 | Relationships |HIV |LGBTQ |Sexual Health |General | Comments (0)

Last week, “Uncle Poodle” (Lee Thompson) from the TLC show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” revealed that he was diagnosed with HIV. By sharing his story, Lee hopes to use his reality TV fame to combat bullying in schools and to advocate safe sex. While it’s refreshing to see a star from a silly show about toddler beauty pageants focus on such a serious (and worthwhile) subject, perhaps one of the most interesting details about Thompson’s revelation is that he decided to press charges against his ex-boyfriend, who infected him.


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World AIDS Day: An Open Letter About My HIV Status to My Future Grown-Up Son

Dec 5, 2012 | HIV | Comments (0)

This post was originally published in the Altarum Health Policy Forum

To my beautiful son –

It’s hard to know how to start this letter, but I find myself needing to write to you on this World AIDS Day about my having HIV. Right now in 2012, you are only 3 years old and much too young to understand what it means for your mom to be living with HIV . . .


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