• AIDS 2014: Cancer Drug May Be AIDS Cure Key

    Fascinating news today out of the International AIDS Conference taking place in Melbourne, Australia, as Danish researchers presented evidence that an old cancer drug may be the key to curing AIDS.

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  • AIDS 2014: New Report Says PrEP 90% Effective With as Few as 3 Doses Per Week

    Hours ago, researchers attending the 20th International Conference on AIDS in Melbourne, Australia, presented new data on the safety and efficacy of HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. Key findings include strong ongoing evidence of PrEP’s effectiveness and safety, strong interest in PrEP among gay and bisexual men as well as transgender women and no evidence at all of increased sexual risk behavior on the part of people taking PrEP. This is particularly important news considering recent guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization, both of which recommend expanded use of PrEP among men who have sex with men.

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DHAP Annual Report
This document highlights programmatic activities of the CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention in 2013.
Sexual Orientation and Health Among U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2013
NHIS is an annual multipurpose health survey conducted continuously throughout the year. Analyses were based on data collected in 2013 from 34,557 adults aged 18 and over. Sampling weights were used to produce national estimates that are representative of the civilian non-institutionalized U.S. adult population. Differences in health-related behaviors, health status, health care service utilization, and health care access by sexual orientation were examined for adults aged 18–64, and separately for men and women.
Social Determinants of Health among Adults with Diagnosed HIV Infection in 20 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, 2010
The report will focus on census tract-level social determinants of health (SDH) among adults with HIV infection diagnosed in 2010 in 20 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The report will present national HIV surveillance data and SDH in various stratifications by race/ethnicity, sex, age, and transmission category. The SDH variables examined are: % of the population living below federal poverty, % of population with less than high school diploma, median household income, and % of population unemployed.
(NOTE: My AIDS2014 coverage is exclusive to TheBody.com this year and you can find my daily videos on their main page beginning this Sunday, July 20th.) Are you ready for a theater piece about HIV […]
There was no way I could attend a recent conference with Avram Finkelstein, one of the artists behind the iconic SILENCE=DEATH image, and not make him sit down with me and spill all the juicy […]
Charles Sanchez skips a lot. It is a natural, vivacious skip, an outpouring of unabashed joy that melds the cheerfulness of The Sound of Music with the bliss of the Pharrell Williams “Happy” video. Nothing […]
The most powerful speaker at the recent “HIV is Not a Crime” conference was a man named Kerry Thomas. He held the crowd of more than 150 advocates spellbound for a full twenty minutes. And […]
When Donald Sterling dissed Magic Johnson for being promiscuous and unworthy, it was nothing new for people living with HIV. They’ve heard it all over the years. A lot of those misconceptions persist today, even […]
We’re on a dirt road in the cotton fields, sitting in the back of his Plymouth. It had been my idea to stop and look at the sky, and it doesn’t come off like a […]
While growing up gay in Bossier City, Lousiana, I would get saved at the drop of a hat. I loved the pageantry of church youth revivals, the thrill of coming forward to give my life […]
May is National Masturbation Month – Hurry, folks! Only a few days left to celebrate! — and I will admit to feeling smug, because I have more experience with gay men masturbating than anyone else I […]
“Talk to me like you talk to your friends when no one is around.” That was my only request when I sat down with each of four HIV negative gay men to create a short […]
Maybe we should blame the criminal prosecutions of people with HIV on the mythical legend of Gaetan Dugas, also known by his slanderous nickname, Patient Zero. Dugas was a gay flight attendant from Canada who, […]