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Research Shows Promising Trends in HIV Testing and Earlier Diagnosis among Gay and Bisexual Men—But Many Living with HIV Still Have Unmet Needs

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In the years we have been writing about National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, there has often been good news tempered by bad news. This year is no different. As we work to raise awareness and spur action on this National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we have evidence that our efforts in HIV testing are paying…

Speaking Out, Sharing Our Stories: National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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Today is National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. On this observance day, we encourage gay men to speak out about their experiences of living with, or being affected by, HIV. At, we’ve been proud to share these stories. Through our Positive Spin digital tool, we’ve featured the real stories of gay black men who…

We Owe It to Our Young People and Our Future

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On September 27, the nation will observe National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Some may wonder why there is a need to raise awareness about HIV among gay men. The reality is that HIV has fallen off the radar for many in the community who view HIV and HIV-related deaths as a thing of the…

Recognizing HIV and Aging in America

Dr. Amy Lansky

Summary: Dr. Lansky outlines some resources and Federal actions outlined in the National HIV/AIDS Strategy related to HIV and aging. Yesterday [September 18], we observed National HIV & Aging Awareness Day. People aged 50 years and older comprise 42% of all persons living with diagnosed HIV infection and about one in six new HIV diagnoses. As noted…

HUD Issues Final Rule To Ensure Equal Access To Housing And Services Regardless Of Gender Identity

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Editor’s Note: This press release was issued by HUD on Tuesday, September 20, 2016. WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today published a final rule to ensure that all individuals have equal access to many of the Department’s core shelter programs in accordance with their gender identity. Read HUD’s new…

3 simple tips to stay healthy with Marketplace insurance

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Getting health insurance is an important first step to better health and well-being! If you’ve gotten coverage, get the most out of your Marketplace health insurance plan and stay healthy throughout the year by following these simple tips. 3 tips to a healthier you Practice preventive care. Staying healthy increases the chances you’ll be there…

Catching Fire:The Realities of the New Era in HIV Prevention and Care

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I felt an excitement at the U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA) that I hadn’t felt for a while. We’re at the start of something new, something important, that’s just starting to catch fire. I can’t tell you how many conversations I had with government, national, and community leaders last week at USCA about what treatment…

Final USCA 2016 Facebook Live Events Focus on Viral Suppression and Conference Highlights

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On the closing day of the 2016 U.S. Conference on AIDS (USCA), September 18, in Hollywood, Florida, shared more conference highlights via two Facebook Live events. People Living with HIV Discussed What New Science on Viral Suppression Means to Them Dr. Rich Wolitski held a conversation with four other people living with HIV about…