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Black Voices: Managing my HIV = Managing my health

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In recognition of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) hosted its first day-long meeting on HIV among gay and bisexual men on September 26. The theme of the meeting was “Focus. Action. Impact,” and it brought together researchers, advocates, and included a delegation of black LGBT…

National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Take Action to Curb HIV

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As we approach the observance of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) on September 27, it seems timely – indeed, imperative – to encourage all gay men, as well as those who work with, provide services to, and/or love them to take stock of the current toll of HIV/AIDS among gay men and take…

Gay and Bisexual Men See HIV as the Top Health Issue Facing Their Community, But Majorities Are Not Personally Worried About Getting Infected & Not Getting Tested Regularly

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Most Are Unaware of New Prevention Options, Such as PrEP, or Current Treatment Recommendations MENLO PARK, CA – More than thirty years into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and at a time when infections among gay and bisexual men are on the rise in the U.S., a new national survey  of gay and bisexual men by the Kaiser Family Foundation…

Three Years of Knowing My Positive HIV Status

Patrick Ingram

This December 1st, it will be three years since I learned about my positive HIV status. Since then, the journey hasn’t always been easy. I have experienced successes and challenges—but I am always learning. During my days of being newly diagnosed, dealing with mental illness, contemplating suicide, and, letting others stand in the way of my…

Mental Health & HIV: What You Should Know

Guy Anthony

Will you still love me even when you discover my truth? As someone who has been living with HIV since 2007 and was recently diagnosed as having bi-polar disorder, I understand what it’s like to operate from an emotional deficit. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 4 people will experience…

The Truth about my Positive Experience

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There are a few things I want you to know about my positive experience. Whether you’ve worked in HIV for decades or are new to the epidemic, we all start somewhere. I’m a filmmaker and, ironically, my first introduction to the epidemic was through film. It was film where I started and film where I…

Black Voices: Independence from HIV

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Last month, the White House Office of National AIDS Policy hosted the much-anticipated meeting on HIV in the Southern United States. Federal stakeholders, policy makers, national and regional advocates were in attendance to outline the current state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the South and identify solutions for reducing the impact of HIV in this…

Black Voices: Helping to Put an End to HIV Stigma

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Editor’s Note: The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors and The National Coalition of STD Directors launched this brief confidential survey  to learn about community attitudes and opinions related to health among Black and Latino gay men. Our Black Voices blogger, Meico Whitlock, encourages you to take the survey and explains its importance in addressing…